Daily Archives: June 16, 2017

Leasing Hambantota land to China: FR petition fixed for 30 June

The Supreme Court on Thursday (14) fixed the fundamental rights petition filed by former Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara against leasing land to China in Hambantota for 30 June. The bench comprised...

IS say they have captured Afghanistan’s Tora Bora caves

Islamic State militants, under pressure from Afghan and U.S. forces, have seized a new stronghold in Tora Bora, a mountainous area dotted with caves along Afghanistan's border with Pakistan,...

Arrest warrant against Ven. Gnanasara

The Colombo Fort Magistrate on Thursday issued a warrant for the arrest of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary for not being present in Court in connection with two cases...

Bangladesh needs to prevent the “exploitation” of textile workers: European Parliament

Bangladesh needs to “step up” its efforts to prevent the “exploitation” of textile workers, Members of the European Parliament have said in a resolution. “Textile workers in Bangladesh, many of...

Court sentences former Gelephu drungpa to 15 years

Gelephu drungkhag court sentenced the former Gelephu drungpa Pema Wangdi to 15 years in prison. The sentence is non-compoundable. The drungpa was sentenced to 35 years in prison for 20 charges...

Centre for tripartite talks on Gorkha unrest

The Centre has called for tripartite talks with West Bengal and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on June 19 to end the current phase of violence in the hill...

KIO sentences poppy grower to death for killing anti-drug activist

A tribunal of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) sentenced a poppy grower to death and another to seven years in jail for fatally shooting a member of an ethnic...

Government borrows US$52m for ‘short-term financing’

The Maldives government has borrowed MVR800 million (US$51.8 million) from the Bank of Maldives to settle unpaid bills. The finance ministry told the parliament’s public accounts committee Tuesday that the...

Jadhav case: ICJ rejects India’s request for six-month time to submit response

International Court of Justice (ICJ) has rejected India's request to delay proceedings for Kubhushan Jadhav's case until December and ordered India to submit a response by September 13, Attorney...

Ruling parties agree to postpone election in Province 2

The ruling parties and the agitating Rastirya Janta Party-Nepal  (RJP-N) on Thursday has agreed to postpone the local level election in Province 2 for September 18. A meeting of the...

Hang those who eat beef

The All India Hindu Convention has raised concern over Indian democracy and increasing secularism which is becoming a problem to establish Hindu Rashtra in India. The convention also said...

SCO is not a platform to discuss bilateral tensions between India, Pakistan: China

China on Thursday (June 15) dismissed apprehensions that the tensions between India and Pakistan could disrupt the unity of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, reported PTI. China said that the SCO...

Misusing corporate responsibility

Accountability must target (but mostly doesn’t) politicians, public officials and government departments, the lower judiciary, etc, in Pakistan. The PM appearing before the JIT because of PanamaGate is symbolic...

Perpetually abroad, Modi loses sight of the grassroots mauled by demonetization

With an insatiable thirst for foreign travel (over 64 jaunts since he came to power three years ago), India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to have lost sight of...
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