Daily Archives: May 3, 2017

UNP Chairman expresses regrets over outbursts by Ministers Fonseka and Senaratne at May Day

UNP Chairman Malik Samarawickrema has regretted Ministers, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne and Regional Development Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka lambasting Labour Minister John Seneviratne on UNP May Day platform at...

Mahmoud Abbas’s visit to India: balancing act between Israel and Palestine

India will seek to elevate its ties with Palestine that would include a possible security related arrangement during the visit of President Mahmoud Abbas, in what would reflect the...

At Least 8 Killed in Kabul Blast

At least eight civilians were killed in an explosion in Kabul city on Wednesday morning that targeted a convoy of foreign troops. The ministry of interior confirmed the death toll...

BBIN motor vehicle agreement will be deliberated in a joint sitting

The controversial Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) motor vehicle agreement are up for deliberation in a joint sitting of the Bhutan parliament. The joint sitting will deliberate the National...

ACC: No political influence case related to election so far

No political influence case related to the upcoming Local Council Election has been submitted so far, reports Maldives Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Deputy Leader of Adhaalath Party (AP), Ali Zahir has...

DG ISI quietly visits Kabul to discuss intelligence-related issues

The head of Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency on Tuesday quietly visited Kabul as part of efforts by the two estranged neighbours to reset their ties particularly in the field...

Bangladesh govt stifles freedom of expression: Amnesty

The Bangladeshi government has stifled freedom of expression by failing to protect dissenters and using repressive laws and tactics, London-based Amnesty International has said in a report. “Not only is...

CPN-UML, RPP to forge electoral alliance in Kathmandu and Lalitpur

The CPN-UML and Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) have decided to forge electoral alliance for the local level election in Kathmandu and Lalitpur metropolitan cities. According to CPN-UML chief whip Bhanu...

ICJ calls on Nepal govt to withdraw impeachment motion against CJ Karki

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has called on Nepal government and ruling parties to withdraw the impeachment motion filed against Chief Justice Sushila Karki in order to ensure...

Russia’s move to bring peace in Afghanistan is certainly a welcome step, says Hamid...

For years, former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has been outspoken in his criticism of U.S. action in the war on terror. But in the aftermath of American forces dropping...

Indian proposal for bilateral talks on Kashmir no longer credible: Sartaj Aziz

India’s contention that Kashmir issue is, primarily, an issue of cross-border terrorism, is a claim that no one in the world is prepared to accept today, the Foreign Affairs...

Pakistani, Indian DGMOs make hotline contact after soldiers killed across border

Local commanders of the Pakistani and Indian armies made hotline contact on Monday night in the Rawalakot-Poonch sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in the wake of Indian...

Controversy centering a Kolkata judge

In its unprecedented legal battle revolving around the controversial Calcutta High Court judge, the Supreme Court said on Monday that Justice C S Karnan will be medically examined by...

Myanmar prepares to boost foreign investment

Myanmar hopes to boost foreign investment in the new financial year that has just begun. The necessary legal framework has been put into place, which the government hopes will...

Sri Lanka eyes FTA’s with Europe and Commonwealth countries

Having laid a foundation for trade agreements with Asian countries such as India, China and Japan, Sri Lanka is now eyeing trade agreements with Europe and other Commonwealth countries. Sri...

Why does Modi want to meet Trump so soon?

Within six days of Donald Trump becoming US president, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi phoned him to say that India was America’s true friend. Later White House issued a statement...