Daily Archives: May 4, 2017

Govt. reveals stance on Hanuman Bridge

The Government yesterday cleared the air on the proposed Hanuman Bridge connecting Sri Lanka and India across the Palk Strait saying it was “a long-term plan, but not discussed”,...

India should focus on regional strength, not be unnerved by China

Chinese media suggests that India should focus on regional strength and not on conspiracy theories.  The State backed Chinese newspaper “Global Times” in a report published on  (3rd May...

Mahinda and Gotabhaya presidency potential netted in constitution barriers

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brother Gotabhaya who still enjoy enormous public support as seen in the massive Joint Opposition May Day rally in Colombo, are caught in...

Digital Youth Summit 2017

The Digital Youth Summit 2017 is scheduled to take place in Peshawar, Pakistan,  from May 5, till May 7. DYS 2017 features three days of panel discussions, networking, and a...

Indian village bans girls from using mobile phone

Village elders in the India’s Uttar Pradesh have prohibited women and girls from using mobile phones in an attempt to restrict their contacts with men and plans hefty fines...

Situation in Kashmir never scarier: RAW’s former chief

A former head of India’s external spy agency RAW believes that the situation in India-held Kashmir was never scarier, not even in the 1990s when armed resistance was at...

PM will step down after first phase local polls: Khanal

A top aide to Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba will become prime minister after the first phase local...

India Upset With Iran Over Gas-field, Retaliates Quickly

Amid a row with Tehran over a natural gas field, India is cutting by as much as 25 per cent how much Iranian crude oil it buys, according to...

De-programming militants

How to take the militancy out of militants has been an abiding question for many years — and there is no simple single answer. Militants become militants for a...

Record tourist arrivals in 2016

With 209,570 tourists, including regional tourists, visiting the country, Bhutan recorded the highest tourist arrivals last year. Tourist arrivals shot up 35 percent last year, compared to the previous high...

Some officials giving govt bad advice: CJ

Bangladesh Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha said some over enthusiastic officials and employees were acting against the interest of the government by giving it bad advice. They are making recommendations...

The Moscow-Islamabad ties: A fling or a marriage?

Of late, Russia, Pakistan, and China have shown a willingness to establish a tripartite alliance based on mutual interests. Events of tactical significance over the past few years may...

High Court rules in favor of repossession of 2 island, 1 lagoon from Villa

High Court has ruled in favor of the State’s repossession of two islands and one lagoon from Villa Group – owned by Jumhoory Party (JP) Leader Qasim Ibrahim. The ruling...

RPP ministers resign from Nepal govt

A day after the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) decided to pull out of the government, the party ministers tendered their resignations on Wednesday. Party Chairman and Deputy Prime Minister and...

Leasing Hambantota: AG raises preliminary objections

The Attorney General yesterday ( 2 April) raised three preliminary objections on the maintainability of the fundamental rights petition of former Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara challenging the framework agreement with...

Myanmar, EU at Odds Over UN Fact-finding Mission

The European Union clashed on Tuesday with visiting Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, by publicly supporting an international mission to look into alleged human rights abuses by the country’s...

Challenger Rajapaksa displays his political potential on May Day

At the May Day rally his group held at the sprawling Galle Face Green here, the leader of Sri Lanka’s “Joint Opposition” and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, amply displayed...