Daily Archives: June 20, 2017

Attack on Fakhrul sends ominous signal for politics

Having faced insulting comments and criticism from the ruling party, secretary general of the opposition BNP Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir had wanted to go and stand by the side...

The Guardian view on Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s impressive run in the Champions Trophy, though terminated by a thrashing from India in the semi-final last week, highlighted the cricket team’s striking progress and won deserved applause. This relatively...

BJP’s surprise presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind

Bharatiya Janata Party has come up with a surprise candidate for India’s next presidential election, Bihar’s Governor. While many names had been mulled over for the past month or...

DNT demands Prime Minister resign

Stating that it is ready to sue the government, the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has called on Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and Finance Minister Namgay Dorji to resign over...

HRCSL: Foreign judges will enhance confidence in war crimes probe

 The government had agreed to the participation of foreign judges in a war crimes probe in accordance with Oct 1, 2015 Resolution moved at the Geneva-based United Nations Human...

Wa-led alliance: We will only meet govt peace team as a bloc

An alliance of seven ethnic armed groups based in northeast Myanmar led by the United Wa State Army (UWSA) said it would only meet with government peace negotiators as...

Opposition lawmaker slams broadcasting regulator over Medianet fine

Opposition MP Ahmed ‘ADK’ Nashid slammed the broadcasting regulator Thursday night over an MVR500,000 (US$32,425) fine imposed on the main cable television provider for rebroadcasting an Al Jazeera corruption exposé. Speaking at a ceremony held...

Ram Nath Kovind had opposed SC status for Dalit Christians, Muslims

Ram Nath Kovind, when he was a BJP spokesperson, had objected to the proposed inclusion of Dalit Christians and Muslims in the Scheduled Caste category at one of his...

Constitutional Council meet fails to pick CJ candidiate

A meeting of the Constitutional Council (CC) summoned to pick a candidate for the post of Chief Justice (CJ) ended inconclusively on Monday due to serious differences between the...

Yunus Centre says US senator’s letter on Hillary links is no investigation

The Yunus Centre has denied reports that a US senate committee has launched an investigation to determine whether former secretary of state Hillary Clinton used her position to intervene...

Direct peace talks with Taliban after Eid: RPC

Afghan Jirga-I-Waqeye Sulh (Real Peace Council), a newly established institute, during its maiden meeting on Monday announced the organization will initiate direct peace talks with the Taliban in one of the country’s...

North of Lanka embroiled in crisis with Chief Minister at centre

The North of Sri Lanka is embroiled in an internal controversy involving its Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran. Last Wednesday a No Confidence Motion against Northern Province Chief Minister...

2 Naval officers gunned down in Gwadar gun attack

Two Naval officers was martyred and four others injured when unidentified assailants opened fire on their vehicle in the Jiwani area of Gwadar district on Monday, a senior admin...

Religious tensions simmer in Myanmar as madrassas shuttered

Chit Tin, a 55-year-old Muslim man has prayed at the same madrassa in eastern Yangon his whole adult life, most of it spent under a junta that crushed opposition,...

India, China call for greater engagement with BRICS nations

India, on Monday (19 June), pitched for a greater engagement with BRICS nations which have steadily expanded its agenda from financial matters to security and counter terrorism issues facing...

Ahead of Modi’s visit to Israel, looking back at a deal that laid the...

Narendra Modi’s forthcoming visit to Israel – the first by an Indian prime minister – will be a new landmark in India’s relations with that country. Our ties with Israel have...

Stones for the construction of the Ram Mandir start arriving in Ayodhya

As the dispute regarding the title in the Babri Masjid/Ramjanmabhoomi case continues to be pending before the Supreme Court, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has in the meanwhile sped up...