Daily Archives: May 31, 2017

Kabul bomb: 80 killed in Afghan capital’s diplomatic zone

A powerful vehicle bomb has struck the diplomatic area of the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 80 people and injuring 350. The blast struck close to the German embassy...

Indian Navy in Bay rescues 33 cyclone survivors

Indian Navy is engaged in rescuing stranded survivours of cyclone Mora from the Bay of Bengal, the Indian High Commission in Dhaka said today (Wednesday). Currently located 90 nautical miles...

Global fashion giants fret over India cow slaughter crackdown

Indian exporters were scrambling Tuesday to assure global clients like Zara and Giorgio Armani their shipments would arrive despite a government crackdown on cattle slaughter which threatens the lucrative...

Lankan death toll soars, Pakistan sends flood relief aid 

The death toll of Sri Lanka’s flashfloods and landslides has increased to over 193, while 94 still remain missing and a total of 575,000 individuals and 142,811 families affected,...

Hurriyat leader slames Indian Army chief

Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Tuesday described the recent statements of the Chief of the Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, on Kashmir as an “illustration of a...

Why neighbours dislike or suspect India

A little under 30 years ago, after Vishwanath Pratap Singh became prime minister, he met with Sri Lanka’s president Ranasinghe Premadasa. Singh, a polite man, says he was surprised...

Will India go for war?

Indian strategists are divided on the issue of India embarking on immediate war with Pakistan. The hawkish are of the opinion that it’s time to show strength. They feel...

20 thousand Kashmiris hit by Indian forces pellets: Pellet Victim Association

Pellet Victim Association strongly denounced the indiscriminate pellet firing and shelling over the people in south Kashmir towns of Shopian and Kulgam once again by Indian Forces without any...

Biman lost Tk200 crore by leasing two non-operational planes

In another case of mismanagement, Biman has been forced to ground two leased Boeings from EgyptAir at a cost of Tk200 crore that was supposed to resume the Dhaka-New...

‘Curbs on cattle sale violate human rights, against Constitution’

Selvagomathy, Managing Trustee of Justice Shivaraj V. Patil Foundation for Social Legal Education and Development, a non-governmental organisation based in Madurai, took centre stage on Tuesday by filing a...

Kabul to host reconciliation conference

Kabul will host an international conference on peace, security and reconciliation next week, with representatives from 20 countries likely to attend the event. Zardasht Shams, Afghanistan’s deputy head of mission...

Islamic Development Bank pledges US$117m

The Islamic Development Bank has pledged facilities worth more than US$117 million to finance infrastructure and waste management projects. Finance Minister Ahmed Munawar secured the funds during meetings held on...

Samarasinghe to lead Hambantota Port PPP negotiations

Newly-appointed Sri Lankan Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said negotiations for a Public Private Partnership to salvage the debt-ridden Hambantota Port will resume this week under his leadership. “I...

Assembly deliberates media bill

The government has introduced a new bill that seeks to repeal the Bhutan Information Communications and Media Authority (BICMA) Act 2006, in the National Assembly. Presenting the bill in the...

Nepal Army plane crash

Pilot-in-Command Colonel Kailash Gurung died while co-pilot Anita Ale and Steward Purna Bahadur Khadka sustained serious injuries when a Nepal Army cargo plane crashed after overshooting the runway during...

UN names fact-finding mission members

The UN named a trio of independent experts on Tuesday to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by Burma’s security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Arakan State. The...

Babri case: Advani, Joshi, Bharti charged with criminal conspiracy

A Special CBI court here on Tuesday charged senior BJP leaders L.K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Union Minister Uma Bharti with criminal conspiracy in the December 9, 1992...

Ban on sale for slaughter at animal markets: Madras High Court stays Centre’s cattle...

THE MADURAI bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday granted a four-week stay on the Centre’s notification banning sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter at animal markets....
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