Daily Archives: July 19, 2017

India-China border row: US expresses concern, asks ‘arrangement for peace’

The United States has expressed concern over the Indo-China border stand-off in the Sikkim Sector and urged both countries to work together to try to come up with some...

Vote on amendment if RJPN pledges to join polls: Ruling parties

The ruling parties have shown their readiness to put the constitution amendment bill to a vote but demanded prior commitment from the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) to participate...

Sri Lankan wartime disappearances: Ex-Commander among 50 navy officers grilled

Commodore D. K. P. Dassanayake, remanded in connection with wartime disappearance of 11 persons, neither functioned as Director Naval Operations (DNO) nor supervised special teams, commanded by two Lt....

Bhutan: Dilemma over seized properties

The twenty-three vehicles, including a bulldozer and three motorbikes that the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) seized over the years, have caught the commission in a different fix. The vehicles are collecting...

This is India’s China war, round two

With India and China interacting over more than 3,000km of undefined frontier, friction is constant and that one day it would break back into border war has seemed inevitable. Two...

China ‘unusually aggressive’ over Doklam standoff, says Jaishankar

China’s stand on the Doklam area in Sikkim border has been unusually aggressive and articulate, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar told a group of ministers on Tuesday. The Foreign Secretary...

Mayawati quits parliament hours after angry walkout from Rajya Sabha

Mayawati, Bahujan Samaj Party chief, has resigned from the Rajya Sabha hours after she had angrily walked out of the Upper House of Parliament on Tuesday declaring she would...

“Elections notified to dismiss members from PPM”

The MP for Thulusdhoo constituency, Mohamed Waheed Ibrahim (Lawyer Wadde) and the MP for Vilingili constituency, Saud Hussain and the MP for Maduvvari constituency, Mohamed Ameeth has said that...

State Buddhist authority stands its ground

The State Buddhist Sangha authority—also known by its Myanmar acronym Ma Ha Na—will not issue further instructions regarding the signboards of Buddhist ultranationalist association Ma Ba Tha, said Sayadaw...

73 roads of operational significance being built along China border: Kiren Rijiju

As many as 73 roads with "operational significance" are being constructed along the Sino-India border, the Lok Sabha was informed today. "The government has decided to undertake construction of 73...

Petrobangla-Chevron meeting today to resolve ‘share transfer dispute’

A Chevron team will meet senior Petrobangla officials today (19-07-17) to sort out the seven-month-old dispute over the former’s share transfer to a Chinese consortium. The meeting will be...

Afghan army generals detained in anti-corruption campaign

At least three generals and four high ranking officers from the Ministry of Defense (MoD) were detained over charges involving embezzlement, misuse of their authorities and forgery, the Attorney...

Brig Jafar Khan: A Soldier and a Gentleman

The words of one of late Brig Jafar Khan’s closest friends Brig (Retd) Asmat Beg Humayun best describes one of Pakistan Army’s outstanding soldiers, “I first met Jafar Khan,...

Indian TV shows can now be aired in Pakistan

The Lahore High Court on Tuesday lifted the ban on Indian television shows being aired in Pakistan, reported Dawn. On October 19, 2016, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority had issued...

Was China’s military drill in Tibet really just an exercise in logistics?

China has moved tens of thousands of tonnes of military vehicles and equipment into Tibet since it became locked in a border dispute with India, according to state media. The...

Myanmar workers in Thailand victims of a broken system

With only meagre belongings stuffed into backpacks and duffel bags, tens of thousands of Myanmar migrants have streamed home across the Thai border over the past two weeks. But it...

MOUs between Bangladesh and Lanka need to be more than wish-lists

Over two months after inking a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with its immediate neighbour India on cooperation in economic projects, Sri Lanka has now turned its attention on Bangladesh....