Daily Archives: May 30, 2017

Shutdown, curfew like restrictions cripple life in Indian Kashmir for 3rd day

Amid complete shutdown, authorities imposed curfew and restrictions in different parts of Valley to maintain law and order. Scores of people had suffered injuries while some of them are still...

India to Raise Another Mountain Corps Division With China in Mind

India is raising a second division of Mountain Strike Corps to strengthen its capabilities against neighboring China. The first division is stationed in Panagarh in West Bengal, the eastern...

Thousands of troops deployed as flood toll climbs to 180

Thousands of troops battled Monday to get relief supplies to nearly half a million people displaced by the island’s worst flooding for 14 years, which has killed 180 people. The...

State Counselor: Peace conference agreements ‘A significant step’ for Myanmar

The stakeholders’ negotiations at the Union Peace Conference (UPC) “mark a significant step” toward future democratic federalism, said the State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at the closing...

Next Door Nepal: Waiting for a PM

Several parallel and contradictory trends are clearly visible in Nepal’s politics, an area which has been a victim of a prolonged transition process and the resultant adhoc-ism over the...

1.28 trillion rupees budget for the FY 2017/18

The Nepal government has tabled a budget of Rs 1.278 trillion for the Fiscal Year 2017/18, and this budget is  different from past ones as it has allocated sizable...

Kashmiri separatists slam Army chief’s statement

Separatists have criticised Army Chief Bipin Rawat’s remarks about protesting youths, calling it a ploy to incite them. Rawat had described the situation in Kashmir “as a dirty proxy...

Drug abuse among students highest in Thimphu

Of the total 4,668 students recorded for abusing drugs in 2016, about 4,000 are from schools in Thimphu, education minister Norbu Wangchuk said at the National Assembly during the...

Police summons issued to liberal bloggers with threat of trial in absentia

The Maldives Police Service has summoned three liberal bloggers living overseas and threatened to seek prosecution in absentia if they fail to return to the Maldives within two weeks. The...

BD Chief justice warns law ministry

Bangladesh Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on Monday said it would be a serious mistake on the part of law ministry officials if they try to dominate the Supreme...

Gunmen kill district governor, son in eastern Afghanistan

Gunmen have killed a district governor and his son in Afghanistan's eastern Paktika province. Abdul Raouf Massoud, a provincial police official, said the attack took place on Sunday in the...

Pakistan draws redlines for joining Saudi alliance

Pakistan has decided to draw certain ‘redlines’ for becoming part of the Saudi-led Islamic Military Alliance against Terrorism (IMAT) in an effort to avoid the negative fallout of its...

ICJ cannot release or acquit Kulbushan Jadhav: Khawar Qureshi

Khawar Qureshi, the lawyer representing Pakistan in the Indian spy Kulbushan Jadhav case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), remarked that ICJ will neither release the spy nor...

Ma Ba Tha Lay members announce plan to form political party

Leading laypersons from Burma’s biggest Buddhist nationalist group, the Association to Protect Race and Religion—commonly known as Ma Ba Tha—have announced that they will soon form a political party. Maung...

Myanmar and China strengthen their alliance

In recent weeks, several signals have emerged that show Myanmar is opting to be part of Beijing’s orbit rather than strengthen relations with the West, particularly Washington. This is...