Daily Archives: July 21, 2017

Border standoff: India seeks face-saving way to deal with China

Although the Indian media has been creating hype over the country’s military standoff with China near the Bhutan-China-India tri-junction since middle of June, New Delhi is now studiously playing...

Will decide on early hearing in Babri Masjid dispute case, says Indian SC

The Supreme Court on Friday said it will take a decision to list for early hearing a batch of petitions challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ram...

West Bengal has most cross voting in presidential polls

It was clear on election day that there had been a lot of cross voting during the presidential polls. The most cross voting took place in West Bengal, it...

USDP and allies take concerns to military chief

Myanmar’s largest opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) and its allies submitted an undisclosed letter to Commander-in-Chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, after holding two days of meetings regarding...

Trump reviews Afghan policy with veterans

The US President Donald Trump Tuesday reviewed the Afghan policy with four Afghan war veterans as he told reporters that he wants to hear from them the situation on...

Trump’s new Afghan strategy and neighbors’ concerns

In the past, America's abstruse Afghan strategy has deteriorated the security situation in the region. Perhaps the strategy was not planned meticulously. It was ambiguous. Or perhaps it was...

Public servants condemn harassment of UNO over Bangabandhu’s photo

Bangladesh Administrative Service Association or BASA in its statement issued on Thursday demanded action against those involved with the incident. Barisal UNO Tariq Salmon was in jail for two hours...

Ram Nath Kovind’s vote share lowest since 1974: EC data

Ram Nath Kovind, the ruling NDA coalition’s candidate, may have won the presidential election comfortably, but his vote share is the lowest since 1974, figures reveal. Kovind polled 7,02,044...

5-member CDC formed under former Justice

The government on Thursday formed a five-member Electoral Constituency Delimitation Commission under former Justice Kamal Narayan Das. Madhav Adhikari, Bishwo Kalyan Parajuli and Ganesh Raj Karki are the members of...

UK may submit its diplomatic cables to hybrid court

The UK is willing to consider submitting uncensored wartime dispatches sent by its High Commission in Colombo to London to the proposed hybrid war crimes court. Last week UN Special...

‘No safe haven’: Pakistan rejects US report on Taliban, Haqqani network

Pakistan rejected on Thursday the US State Department’s annual assessment that it did not take substantial action against the Afghan Taliban or Haqqani network or limit their ability to...

Let’s both pull back troops from Doklam, says Sushma Swaraj

Offering a solution to the ongoing border standoff with China, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday told the Rajya Sabha that both Indian and Chinese soldiers should withdraw...

US Lawmakers propose maritime-security aid for India’s neighbors

While the Trump administration has yet to define its strategic policy in the Pacific, key lawmakers are urging the Pentagon to expand Obama-era security assistance to countries in the...

Majlis throws out no-confidence motion

The July 24 no-confidence vote against the speaker has been cancelled after four MPs were stripped of their seats, Deputy Speaker ‘Reeko’ Moosa Manik informed lawmakers Thursday morning. Without the...

“People are coming to register with us” DNT’s general secretary

With the election strategies chalked out, the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has started preparing for next year’s parliamentary elections. The first priority for the party is to book their maiden...

Myanmar marks Martyrs’ Day amid growing tensions between the military and the government

What a difference a year makes. Last year, the anniversary of martyrs’ day marked an amazing rapprochement between Myanmar’s military leader, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and Aung San...