Daily Archives: July 14, 2017

Manipur ‘encounter killings’: Overruling Centre and Army, Supreme Court orders CBI probe into over...

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered a CBI investigation into the alleged extra-judicial killings by security forces in Manipur, reported news agency PTI. Overruling objections by the government and the...

India shooting off Bhutan’s shoulders!

During the recent standoff in the Doklam region between China and India, India has claimed that the region in Yadong county, China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, belongs to Bhutan and...

India’s future lies in Asia, not as a US ally

The current border dispute between New Delhi and Beijing is occurring at a time when China has undertaken the step to revive the ancient Silk Road and maritime trading...

World sees China as global power : Survey

We are in a truly multipolar world. The US is still ahead, but large swathes of the world view China as the leading power. A Pew survey shows "in seven...

Tamil MP moves Lankan Supreme Court to prevent steel houses for IDPs

A Fundamental Rights petition was filed Thursday in the Lankan Supreme Court against a government project to construct 65,000 pre-fabricated steel houses for people displaced by war in the...

Dhaka signs initial deal with Doha to import 2.5m tonnes of LNG a yr

Bangladesh inked Thursday the country's first-ever deal to import from Qatar liquefied natural gas (LNG), a new fuel for the country, to meet the mounting natural gas demand. Qatar's RasGas...

EU, Bangladesh held joint commission meeting on Wednesday

Officials from the European Union and Bangladesh held their eight Joint Commission meeting in Brussels on July 12, during which they discussed, among other issues, development cooperation, migration and...

Bhutan: ECB prepares for 2018 elections

The two newly formed political parties, Druk Gaki Tshogpa and Druk Kuenphen Tshogpa, are yet to register with the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB). According to ECB, the promoters of...

India shifting focus of nuclear strategy from Pakistan to China: study

India is constantly modernising its nuclear arsenal in what appears to be a shift of its nuclear strategy, traditionally focused on Pakistan, to China, a study has revealed. “India continues...

Sri Lanka: Justice Minister, UN official in heated argument

Justice Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakse, PC, had a heated argument with visiting UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter Terrorism Ben Emmerson, QC, over UN intervention in Sri...

MPs will forfeit seat for leaving party, Supreme Court rules

The Supreme Court has granted an anti-defection ruling sought by the Attorney General to strip MPs of their seats if they cross the floor. Delivering a three-judge panel’s unanimous decision Thursday evening, Chief Justice Abdulla...

Constitutional bench to conduct hearing on writ against CJ Karki’s impeachment

The Supreme Court has decided to refer the writ petition against the motion to impeach then Chief Justice Sushila Karki to a constitutional bench for hearing. A division bench of...

Chinese military, a staunch force for safeguarding world peace

As the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is drawing near, the first oversea support base of the PLA in the East African...

Pakistan: Death toll from countrywide rain-related incidents jumps to 22

At least 22 people have been killed in incidents triggered by heavy downpours across the country over the past two days in Pakistan. Intermittent monsoon rains continue in Azad Kashmir,...

For whom the bell tolls

Monday July 10, 2017 will go down as a day of some consequence for accountability in Pakistan’s history, and maybe its destiny. The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the...

Commander in Chief’s office allege remarks of Yangon Chief Minister are ‘insults’ to the...

The Myanmar Army allege the recent remarks of the Chief Minister of Yangon Phyo Min Thein are insults and this can lower the image of both the head of the...

US envoy, Mohaqiq discuss deal on unity govt

The US ambassador to Afghanistan has met Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq on the current situation in the country. A statement from Mohaqiq’s office said the meeting. Which lasted...

India rejects China’s offer, says talks with Pakistan only possible in bilateral framework

India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Gopal Baglay has made it clear that India is, "ready to have a dialogue with Pakistan ... but in a bilateral framework,"...

Can India’s two major communist parties merge?

Will India’s communists merge? This question has been mulled over innumerably over the past decade or so, but there has been little or no progress in any merger between the...