Daily Archives: July 5, 2017

Intimacy with Israel scares Indian Muslims

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi got a rousing reception when he landed in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. Stepping down from the aircraft, Modi gave his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu,...

Yoga not as safe as people thought: Study

Yoga's appeal is growing in India, Australia and worldwide but new research released on Wednesday suggests it is not as safe as previously believed. A joint study conducted by the...

West Bengal riot: WB’s constitutional head of state and administrative chief clash

Serious conflict has emerged between the constitutional head of India’s West Bengal state, Governor Kesharinath Tripathi, and its Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The governor is holding the chief minister...

India will suffer worse losses than 1962 if it incites border clash

The face-off between Chinese and Indian troops in the Sikkim section of the Sino-Indian border seems to be escalating. The Indian military was quoted by Indian media as saying...

West Bengal: Communal riots break out in North 24 Parganas after controversial Facebook post

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday sent three battalions of paramilitary personnel to West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district after the state government asked for help in the...

Towards unfreedom

“Faith,” it has been said, “will move mountains.” It is an encouraging belief — when we need to move mountains. But in our day-to-day life, relying on unquestioned faith...

High-level delegation of US senators arrives in Kabul

A high-level delegation of US senators arrived in the capital Kabul on Tuesday, the Resolute Support (RS) Mission said. The NATO mission tweeted the delegation was comprised of the head...

Criminal procedures law comes into force

Maldives institutions and defence lawyers have welcomed the landmark criminal procedures law that came into force on Monday. The Attorney General’s office said the law was “much needed to place...

Bhutan tops tobacco and marijuana users in South East Asia

Bhutan has the highest number of (24.6 percent) smokers in the region, a report on mental health status of adolescents in South-East Asia states. Despite complete ban on tobacco sales,...

NCA signatories recommend review of peace path

The implementation of the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) needs to be thoroughly reviewed, according to leaders of the NCA signatories’ Peace Process Steering Team (PPST), calling the current process...

EC decides to suggest govt to enact laws and fix election date

Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday decided to write to the government to enact necessary laws and provide the report of Electoral Constituency Delimitation Commission for holding the Provincial Assembly...

Mahesh Senanayaka new Army Commander

Army Chief of Staff Major General Mahesh Senanayaka has been appointed as the new Army Commander by President Maithripala Sirisena. The President’s Media said he was promoted to the rank...

China rules out compromise with India on Sikkim standoff, says onus on New Delhi...

China on Tuesday ruled out any compromise with India over the border standoff in the Sikkim sector, instead putting the onus on New Delhi to resolve the “grave situation”,...

Unrest in Tamil polity may jeopardize demands of Tamils

The divide in Tamil nationalist politics that was apparent in the last weeks following a no confidence motion that was going to be moved by a section of the...

Indian Air Force rescue helicopter goes missing in Arunachal Pradesh

An Indian Air Force helicopter, with three people onboard, has gone missing in Arunachal Pradesh's Papumpare district, news agencies ANI and PTI reported on Tuesday evening. The Advanced Light Helicopter...

Lankan Buddhist High Priests oppose constitutional changes

Sri Lanka’s Buddhist High Priests called “Mahanayakes” have jointly asked the government to drop its plan to write a new constitution for the country or even amend the existing...

Hasina renews call for Myanmar to take back Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has once again urged the Myanmar authorities to take back its nationals who have illegally entered or migrated to Bangladesh. Her call came during a meeting...

Pakistan places orders with China to build nuclear power plants

Pakistan has placed orders with China to build nuclear power plants, said Wang Binghua, chairman of the State Power Investment Corp, while addressing here the 25th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. China has been...