Daily Archives: July 15, 2017

Opposition leader agree to elect MPs who lose their seats

Following the Supreme Court ruling, the leaders of the coalition has agreed to elect the MPs who lose their seat, in the by-election. The opposition leaders in agreement are the...

Book will tell story of Pakistan, Bangladesh through architecture

An assistant professor in the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design, the Bangladesh native has received a Mellon-Volkswagen Fellowship to complete the writing of a book on...

PM Deuba’s India visit proposed for Aug 17-19

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Thursday proposed August 17-19 for Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s visit to India. MoFA’s India Division has communicated the proposed dates for PM...
Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

Why the Sikkim standoff! 

China's Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) have been accused of trying to build a C40 road through Bhutan's Doklam plateau near the tri-junction with Bhutan and Tibet. Sketchy media reports...

Murders, masked men spook Rohingya in Bangladesh camps

As fellow Muslims were celebrating the end of Ramadan in June, Ms Noor Ankis and her neighbours buried her husband at the refugee camp in Bangladesh where he had...

Myanmar continues press repression

Myanmar’s human rights situation is again under the spotlight with the arrival of Professor Yangkee Lee – the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar – last Sunday...

Indian GST hits Bhutan’s cement export

The recently implemented Indian Goods and Services Tax (GST) have slowed Bhutan’s cement export to India. Cement has a 28 percent GST that the Indian buyers would have to bear....

Govt refuses to deal with Wa-led alliance as bloc

The Myanmar government has rejected the idea of holding peace talks with an alliance of seven ethnic armed groups based in northeast Myanmar as a single entity and will...

Muslim family assaulted with rods, communal slur by mob in UP train

A Muslim family was assaulted with rods and looted by a mob that hurled communal slur at them on a moving train in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. Men, women...

Reopen Bofors arms case

Then Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi was accused of taking kickbacks in Bofors arms case 2 MPs asked CBI to challenge 2005 order cancelling proceedings in case Case a 'systemic...

Bangladesh, Sri Lanka sign 14 deals after Hasina-Sirisena talks

Bangladesh has signed 14 deals with Sri Lanka after bilateral talks between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President Maithripala Sirisena. Their meeting began after the Sri Lankan delegation arrived at...

Balochistan is my prime focus, says army chief

Pak Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday reiterated his support for Balochistan and said the province was his prime focus, said a statement released...

Foreign forces convoy attacked in Parwan

A roadside blast hit foreign forces convoy in the Bagram district of central Parwan province, an official said on Friday. Alozai Ahmadi, security forces coordination department head, told Pajhwok Afghan...

Eighth meeting of SAARC Ministers of Law and Order in Colombo 

The 8th meeting of the SAARC Ministers of Law and Order (Interior/Home Affairs) held in Colombo from 11th -13th July with the participation of all SAARC member states. This year’s...

UN special rapporteur lambasts Lanka, says island among world’s worst for torture

Speaking to  the media after a four-day tour of Sri Lanka, Emmerson maintained that as recently as October 2016, 80 cases of torture of PTA detainees were reported and...

Indian NSA Ajit Doval likely to visit China

The National Security Advisor of India, Ajit Doval is likely to visit China amidst the standoff between the two countries. It is expected that the standoff would melt down...