Daily Archives: May 15, 2017

1st China-Myanmar Think Tank Forum held in Dehong

The First Myanmar-China Think Tank Forum was held on May 10 in Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province. The forum attracted a total of over 60 specialists and...

‘Nervous’ India can’t stop neigbours backing OBOR: Global Times

New Delhi ‘should just be a good member of the audience’ if it does not wish to participate in the initiative, a report in the Chinese state-run media said. India's...

A strong protest in support of Bhim Army in Delhi

Intellectuals, activists and students came together in Chanakyapuri of Delhi to stage a strong protest in support of Bhim Army which is hogging the limelight after recent caste clashes...

India re-orients its policy on the Sri Lankan ethnic question

India appears to be in the process of re-shaping and re-orienting its policy on the Sri Lankan ethnic question once again. This was evident during the visit of the...

Anti-corruption efforts ‘failing’ due to absence of law

The head of the High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption (HOOC), Ghulam Hussain Fakhri, on Sunday said anti-corruption efforts by the HOOC have largely failed because there is no...

Palestine president visits India ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s trip to Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas landed in New Delhi late Sunday (May 15) for a three-day visit looking to strengthen ties with India ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic...

Female candidates win majorities on four island councils

Female candidates won majorities on island councils for the first time in the Maldives’ third municipal elections on May 6. Voters on the islands of Thakandhoo and Kelaa in Haa...

73% voter turnout in historic local polls

Nepal on Sunday conducted the first round of elections in the 281 local units of three provinces, bringing out millions of first-time local-election voters to the polling centers. The...

Tax relief to draw investments

The Sri Lankan government announced on Sunday a new investment incentives scheme and new income tax structure that will come into effect with the passage of the new Inland...

Bangladesh Govt claims a record 7.24% GDP growth, WB projects 6.8%

Bangladesh government announced on Sunday that the country's GDP growth would hit a record 7.24 percent in the outgoing fiscal year, while the World Bank sticks to its earlier...

Xi Jinping evokes Panchsheel as India skips Belt and Road meet

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday proposed five principles of peaceful co-existence or Panchsheel — the brainchild of China, India and Myanmar in the 1950s — as the mantra...

Little girl, big world 

If you go by Niharika’s example, watching TV cannot be a waste of time for children. That’s where the eight-year-old gets all the ideas to draw. Not the cartoon...

Dealing with the neighbours

Pakistan seems to be surrounded by hostility. Other than the ever-present problems with India, in recent weeks there has been a heightening of tensions with both Afghanistan and Iran....

Geo-economics must take precedence over geo-politics, Pak PM says in Beijing

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday addressed the plenary session of the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation in Beijing, where he stressed that geo-economics should...

India isolates itself as the rest of Asia joins China’s OBOR summit

By spurning China’s invitation to be part of the multi-billion dollar, multi-continental One Belt One Road (OBOR) project on an issue of “sovereignty” India has completely isolated itself from...