Daily Archives: May 9, 2017

India should reconsider B & R, says Chinese media

China's Ambassador to India as well as economic experts, have raised their voices once again about the lack of India’s participation in the Belt and Road initiative. China's influential...

RSS Babies: ‘Genius’ baby engineering in India is ‘Straight out of the Nazi playbook’

India's largest Hindu far-right organisation said it is working with expectant couples in the country to produce "customised" babies, who, they hope, will be taller, fairer and smarter than...

Nepal fines solo Everest climber without permit $30,000

A South African attempting to climb Mount Everest alone and without a permit has been ordered off the mountain, had his passport confiscated and will be fined US$22,000 (S$30,914),...

Italian Archaeologist unearths history at Swat valley

Just as art, music and literature unifies the world, giving us broader perspectives, archaeology, which is the study of human cultures and history through documentation and analysis, brings to...

Network is the key

Official India has turned its back on China’s celebration of President Xi Jinping’s “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI) this week in Beijing. Some in Beijing and Delhi have warned...

EU envoy confident SL will regain GSP+

European Union Ambassador in Colombo, Tung-Lai Margue said he hoped his colleagues in the Member States and in the European Parliament would soon indicate their willingness to grant the...

Maumoon Gayoom’s SG pays MVR85k fine for contempt of court

Abdul Aleem, the secretary-general of former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s faction of the divided ruling party, has paid an MVR85,000 (US$5,500) fine for contempt of court. Aleem was fined by...

Calcutta HC Judge Karnan orders 5-year RI for CJI, 7 other SC judges

Calcutta High Court Judge C.S. Karnan on Monday issued an order sentencing eight Supreme Court judges to five years of “rigorous imprisonment” and imposed a fine of ₹10,0000 each...

Nepal Cabinet decides to sign pact with China to become part of OBOR

The government has decided to sign an agreement with China to become a part of the northern neighbour’s “One Belt, One Road (OBOR)” initiative. A Cabinet meeting on Monday afternoon...

Belt Plan to Open New Chapter in Sino-Afghan Relations

A Chinese delegation that arrived here (Kabul) on Monday said realization of Beijing’s One Road One Belt Initiative (BRI) would turn Afghanistan into a regional intersection. The six-member delegation led...

Brainstorming sessions of Indian Diplomats posted worldwide

To enhance India's security in what is being seen as an increasingly difficult neighbourhood, the Indian government wants to use its foreign policy for a more intense involvement in...

Activists Protest Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s London ‘Freedom’ Award

Activists and refugees demonstrated as State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was presented with the Freedom of the City of London award on Monday, calling the recognition “disappointing”...

Pak., Afghanistan may use Google Maps to resolve border dispute

Pakistan and Afghanistan plan on using Google Maps to help resolve a border dispute that led to deadly clashes last week, a senior Pakistani security source said on Monday. At...

Economic migration: Why flee from an emerging tiger?

Bangladesh has been a top performing economy in Asia, averaging a 6 % + growth rate largely driven by exports, particularly the garments sector, for almost a decade.  Problems...

Drones to deal with Maoists in India

At a review meeting Monday of Chief Ministers and Police Chiefs of 10 Left Wing Extremism-affected states in New Delhi, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh called for the use...