Daily Archives: May 5, 2017

China can work on RCEP Deal without India, says private think tank

According to the report of a Beijing-Based private think tank China can work with Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement without India. China’s Global Times referenced the report saying...

Pak students return from India following Shiv Sena threats

The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday announced that it would take up the matter of the return of Pakistani students and teachers visiting India through diplomatic channels. A group of...

China Says Will Not Be Mediator Between Pakistan, India, Over Kashmir

On Wednesday, China said that it has no plans to become a mediator between India and Pakistan in resolving the Kashmir dispute. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said the...

Hekmatyar calls Taliban ‘Brothers’, wants to mediate

Addressing a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on Thursday, Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar called Taliban “brothers” and asked them to join the peace process. Speaking to the...

WB wants deal on immunity

The World Bank has urged the Bangladesh government to sign an agreement to provide it with full immunity. Finance minister AMA Muhith on Thursday revealed the WB’s intention during the...

Concerns Surface Over U Wirathu’s Visit to Arakan State

U Wirathu, an ultranationalist monk notorious for his inflammatory anti-Muslim rhetoric, is visiting Maungdaw Township in Arakan State, where mostly stateless Muslims that identify as Rohingya have been the...

4.3% rise in tourist arrivals in first 3 months

Statistics show a 4.3 percent rise in tourist arrivals in the first three months of 2017 compared to the first three months of 2016 in Maldives. Tourism arrival statistics for...

Bhutan Parliament JS will deliberate 15 objections against BBIN-MVA

Bhutan Parliament Speaker Jigme Zangpo said the joint sitting will deliberate five disputed clauses of the Customs Bill and 15 objections against the controversial Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal...

Pakistan: Dark Days Are Over

Pakistan may in the years to come see some light at the end of what could only be described as darkness. According to recent media reports in Pakistan the...

Justice Karnan declines medical examination

Justice CS Karnan on Thursday declined to undergo medical examination ordered by the Supreme Court. A four-member medical team from a government hospital in Kolkata reached Justice Karnan’s home...

Behind the politics of impeachments in Nepal

Back in 1993, Nepal’s House of Representatives received an unusual letter from the Lok Sabha. India’s Parliament was considering an impeachment motion against Supreme Court Justice V Ramaswami, and...

Govt decides to hand over Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track to NA

The government has decided to hand over the much touted Kathmandu Tarai Fast Track road project to Nepal Army. A Cabinet meeting on Thursday took the decision paving the way...

Gujarat riots trial: India’s court convicts police, doctors in gang rape case

An Indian court on Thursday convicted five police officers and two doctors of tampering with evidence in the gang rape of a pregnant woman and the murder of her...

Military not getting its due share: Indian Army chief on Defence spending

A national military strategy and a security framework will be finalised very soon to effectively deal with security challenges facing the nation, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on...

Pope Francis, Suu Kyi meet, launch diplomatic relations

Pope Francis met privately with Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, the Holy See and Myanmar announced they were establishing full diplomatic relations. The Vatican announced May 4...

NC, Maoist Centre to forge electoral alliance in 4 metropolises

Coalition partners Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center) have agreed in principal to form electoral alliance in four metropolitan cities including capital Kathmandu. The two parties have agreed to give...