Daily Archives: May 26, 2017

India opens longest bridge on China border

India has inaugurated a 9.15km (5.68-mile) bridge over the Lohit river, easily its longest ever, which connects the disputed state of Arunachal Pradesh with the north-eastern state of Assam. China...

All aboard India’s new affordable luxury train

India's passenger trains are notorious for being rickety and spartan, but the government is hoping to change all that with a new "luxury" service. The popular image of rail travel...

Fresh Taliban attacks kill 25 members of Afghan forces

A suicide car bombing and clashes with Taliban insurgents across Afghanistan have killed at least 25 security personnel. The violence comes as the United Nations urges parties to the Afghan...

SC circular ineffective

The government has issued a statement regarding a Supreme Court circular that 17 lower court judges cannot travel abroad without the apex court's approval. The statement, issued by the law...

Central Bank calls for enhanced financial inclusion

The formal financial system may have penetrated every nook and corner of the country, but figures from the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) reveal that 54 percent of financial service...

Indian police arrest 150 from Modi’s party in Kolkata clashes

Indian police arrested around 150 people protesting against a breakdown in law and order in the eastern city of Kolkata on Thursday (May 25), after street battles broke out...

Elections Commission to disburse funds for political parties

The Elections Commission has decided to pay out MVR23 million (US$1.5 million) in state funding for four political parties with more than 10,000 registered members. The annual funding was disbursed...

Religion minister seeks banks’ help to track nationalist funds

Religious affairs minister U Aung Ko is grappling with the Central Bank of Myanmar for cooperation in order to trace the funds used for the activities of hardline nationalists...

China vows maximum effort to recover kidnapped citizens in Quetta

China said on Thursday it will do all it can to ensure the safe return of two citizens kidnapped in Quetta and it promised new measures to protect Chinese...

Tissa says American Naval camp to be set up in Trinco

Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) Leader Prof. Tissa Witharana yesterday said that an American Naval camp is to be set up in Trincomalee, with the Trincomalee harbor as the...

China is working on the largest infrastructure endeavor in human history

No great power is complete without troops, warships and missiles sprinkled around the planet. Now China is squeaking into an exclusive club — joining America, Russia, France, and few others...

President calls to elect PM on political consensus

President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Thursday has called for the formation of a Council of Ministers on political consensus within seven days. According to the office of the President, the...

Chinese naval fleet visits Bangladesh

A Chinese naval fleet arrived at the Port of Chittagong in Bangladesh on Tuesday for a four-day friendly visit to Bangladesh. The fleet received a warm welcome from local...

Mamata Banerjee floats new formula on President after meeting PM Modi

A day before opposition parties meet in a big show of strength over lunch hosted by Congress president Sonia Gandhi to discuss a joint candidate to field for President,...

Three years of ‘Big Bang’ politics

Narendra Modi has just completed three years as India's prime minister after he took the BJP-led NDA to power with a clear majority, the first time since 1984. Modi's three...

Naked ambition

India’s newly annunciated "Joint Armed Forces Doctrine" envisaging force projection beyond its borders mandates that the three services, Army, Navy and Air Force will fight as an integrated force....