Daily Archives: July 8, 2017

No military solution to Kashmir conflict

Speakers at the recently held 55th Annual Convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) in Chicago said that by refusing to implement the UN Security Council’s resolutions...

Indo-Israeli embrace gives Pakistan reason to connect with Iran

Nothing is permanent in international relations; alliances are constantly shifting and relationships between states are made and broken. The current global scenario is no different. Amid the tumult in global affairs,...

Investment Forum to change venue due to severed bilateral relations with Qatar

The venue for the Maldives Investment Forum roadshow series organized by the Maldivian government to expand the investment opportunities in the Maldives has been set to change following the...

Ruling parties assure RJPN of amendment by mid-July

The ruling Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (Maoist Center) have assured Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) of amending the constitution by mid-July to address the demands of the agitating...

Slide in education quality at BD public university worrying

Educationists are worried about the sharp decline in the quality of education at public universities of the country. Around 95 per cent students pass graduation from these universities but their...

No room for a dictatorial or military rule, says Lankan president 

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said that he ended a dictatorial and military rule on 8th January 2015 and there is no any scope for such a rule in...

‘It’s a semi-fascist rule’: Ram Puniyani

Communal politics in India is primarily due to absence of land reforms; absence of process of secularisation and failure to reduce the hold of clergy, says Dr Ram Puniyani. Dr...

BDBL official faces 211 charges worth Nu 576 million

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is reviewing an investigation report on embezzlement and suspected fraud amounting to Nu 576.469 million (M) at the Bhutan Development Bank Limited...

UNHCR chief urges freedom of movement in Rakhine

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi called for freedom of movement and access to services for displaced persons in Rakhine State at the end of his first...

Afghan government arms villagers to fight IS in Tora Bora

In a remote district of eastern Afghanistan's Tora Bora mountains, where Osama bin Laden once took refuge, hundreds of local villagers freed from Islamic State control have been enlisted...
Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

Modi’s Israel Moment

Not many in South Asia would have noticed that the visit to Israel by Narendra Modi, the first ever by an Indian Prime Minister, began on a day that...

Mumbai moves to shed colonial-era British names from railway stations

Indian authorities are moving to strip Mumbai’s railway stations of their British names, an official said on Friday, as leaders seek to purge the city of remnants of its...

Pakistan orders Shell subsidiary to pay at least $2.75 million for deadly tanker explosion

Pakistan’s oil and gas regulator on Friday ordered a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell to pay about 257 million rupees (S$2.75 million) in damages and compensation for a tanker explosion...

India orders Kashmir clampdown ahead of anniversary of militant’s death

Indian authorities on Friday (July 7) shut down the Internet in disputed Kashmir and sealed off the home town of a slain militant leader a day before the anniversary...

Modi, Xi discussed a ‘range of issues’, says MEA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping exchange greetings at the BRICS leaders’ informal gathering in mburg on Friday. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi...

Pakistan welcomes UNSC sanctions on Jamaatul Ahrar

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) slapped sanctions on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan splinter group Jamaatul Ahrar (JuA), in a move welcomed by the Pakistani government on Friday, which had banned the...

Rivers do not have same rights as humans, says India’s top court

India's sacred Ganges and Yamuna rivers cannot be considered "living entities", the country's top court ruled Friday (July 7), suspending an earlier order that granted them the same legal...

Sikkim stand-off: PLA starts battle-readiness in Tibet

Amid escalating tension along the border of India’s Sikkim state, the China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has reportedly started its battle-readiness by holding an armored brigade drill at an...

Will border skirmishes turn into full-blown war between China and India?

Is there possibility of the border tensions between China and India turning into a full-fledged war? This question has arisen in recent times in the South Asian region. After...