Daily Archives: June 6, 2017

Transacting with Trump

Delhi tends to use the word “transactional” pejoratively. This is particularly true of the Indian discourse on the partnership with the United States. The political elite of independent India...

India to weather Qatar storm now

By severing ties with Qatar, the Saudi-led coalition has declared a diplomatic war with the Emirate. This will not just strain ties within the Gulf, but will also impact...

3rd Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition begins

Her Majesty The Queen inaugurated the third Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition in presence of His Majesty The King, The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, other members of the Royal Family, the...

Mideast diplomatic row shows deep-rooted conflict

Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Yemen and the Maldives cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing the country of supporting terrorism and interfering in internal politics. Disturbances have...

Afghan peace conference marred by deadly terrorist attack

The massive bombing last week in Kabul that left at least 90 dead and more than 450 injured - and daily anti-government demonstrations - have cast a dark shadow...

Re-polling in Bharatpur-19: Apex court stays EC decision

The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday stayed Saturday’s Election Commission (EC) decision to conduct re-election in Ward 19 of Bharatpur Metropolitan City and asked the authorities concerned to maintain...

AL rules out BNP’s demand for polls-time supportive govt

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday ruled out BNP’s demand for election-time supportive government saying that there is no existence of such process in the constitution. “Election Commission...

China defends PLA choppers entering Indian airspace

China today defended PLA helicopters hovering over Barahoti region of Uttarakhand's Chamoli district, saying India and China have a territorial dispute in the eastern section of their boundary and...

Maldives severs diplomatic ties with Qatar

The Maldives has severed diplomatic relations with Qatar after Saudi Arabia, Egypt and four other Arab countries cut ties with the oil-rich Gulf state amid a growing diplomatic crisis. The...

Membership to ILO uncertain

The labour ministry is analysing the possibility of Bhutan becoming a member of International Labour Organisation (ILO) and that it was not sure if it would occur in the...

Human Rights Watch defends Muslims praying in public

Human Rights Watch on Monday called for the Myanmar government to overrule local officials in Rangoon who are threatening to charge Muslims for holding Ramadan prayers in a public...

Hot line contact: Pak DGMO warns India against any military misadventure

A special hotline contact was established on Monday between top military commanders of Pakistan and India as tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours ratchet up at the Line of...

China welcomes Modi’s remark on Indo-Sino peaceful ties

China on Monday welcomed remarks by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Russia regarding the status of India-China ties, and stressed that a positive relationship between Beijing and New Delhi...

Chinese companies continue assisting Sri Lanka flood victims

The Colombo Port City Company and the Chinese owned Zhongtian Construction Group have delivered relief items to families affected by the major floods and landslides which hit Sri Lanka...

US doesn’t need India, China telling us what to do: Haley

The US does not need India, China and France telling it what to do on the issue of Paris Climate agreement, American Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has...

Myanmar’s peace process hits a bumpy road

Myanmar’s peace process remains stalled after the peace conference held some two weeks ago. “It’s one step forward and two steps backwards,” said an Asian diplomat, who closely follows...