Daily Archives: June 23, 2017

Eid and the culture of the travelling classes

The local grocer asked me if I was going outside Dhaka for Eid. I replied that I was totally urban with no village home to visit and wish or...

Bangladesh among 10 worst countries for workers, says labour rights report

Bangladesh is among the 10 worst countries for workers, according to a report by labour rights group International Trade Union Confederation or ITUC. The ITUC Global Rights Index 2017 report...

UN: Myanmar Must Enable Women’s Entry Into the Workforce

Myanmar needs to realize the potential of women and enable their entry into the labor market in order to generate economic growth driven by a “gender dividend,” said the...

At least 29 dead, 60 wounded as car bomb hits bank in southern Afghanistan

At least 29 people were killed  on Thursday (June 22)  when a powerful car bomb struck a bank in Afghanistan’s Lashkar Gah city as people were queueing to withdraw...

UN has a ‘responsibility’ to resolve Kashmir issue: Pakistan

Pakistan said on Thursday that the UN has a “responsibility” to resolve the Kashmir issue, days after UN chief Antonio Guterres stated that he is engaged in bringing about...

RAW spy begs army chief for mercy

Indian navy officer turned spy Kulbhushan Jadhav – who was sentenced to death on charges of terrorism, espionage and sabotage – has filed a mercy petition to army chief...

New Delhi sends two additional army battalions to kill every living Kashmiri militant

Two additional Army battalions -- about 2,000 men -- have started moving into four troubled South Kashmir districts, being described as the new "ground zero" because of increased militant...

Belt and Road helps Nepal diversify relations and expand trade ties

Despite a high amount of political pressure exerted by India, Nepal signed a Belt and Road initiative deal with China on May 12, three years after a preliminary agreement. It...

ACC requests meeting with Maumoon regarding Theemuge audit report

Former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has been sent a letter requesting a meeting regarding audit reports on Theemuge, reports Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Former Deputy Secretary-General of Progressive Party of...

Gnanasara Thera withdraws FR petition against arrest

Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera, Wednesday, withdrew the fundamental rights violation petition he had earlier filed in the Supreme Court, claiming a possible unlawful arrest by the Bureau of Special...

IEC Announces Election Date: July Next Year

The IEC has announced the election date for parliamentary and district council elections – 7 July 2018. IEC chief said on Thursday afternoon that parliamentary and district council elections will...

Nepal-India border in Banke to be sealed for 48 hours for poll

The border point at Banke district on the Nepal-India border will be closed for 48 hours in view of the June 28 election, authorities confirmed. The second phase of local...

Sustainable job creation becoming crucial for Bhutan

One of the biggest challenges facing Bhutan today is the rising youth unemployment. The country have a population of about 141,000 in the age bracket of 15 to 24....

Talent and sprit running wild

Precariously making the cut for the eighth and final spot on the ICC ODI rankings, Pakistan came into the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy tournament as rank underdogs. Routed by...

Indian Presidential Election: Dalit vs Dalit

Ever since the BJP named Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit, as the National Democratic Alliance’s candidate for president, the Congress and other opposition political parties have been trying to...