Daily Archives: July 22, 2017

Valley of death: Being young and restless in Kashmir

It’s 5:45 am. Thousands of people walk towards a ground. Some of them are carrying a dead body draped in a woolen blanket. Others are throwing rose petals on...

Hundreds died in Rohingya camps on Thai-Malaysia border

More details have emerged about Thailand’s ugly trade in people now that a marathon trial has ended in Bangkok with 62 people convicted of human trafficking and other serious...

US air raid kills 15 Afghan troops in Helmand

At least 15 Afghan forces have been killed when US warplanes conducted an airstrike in Afghanistan‘s Helmand province. The US military described the Friday attack as a friendly-fire incident, promising an...

Time to Get Tough on Kabul

The Trump administration’s review of U.S. policy towards Afghanistan is likely to conclude in the next few weeks. It is expected that an assessment of the current U.S. security...

Military conflicts to escalate if India refuses to withdraw troops

Addressing the ongoing border face-off between China and India, Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj told her country's parliament on Thursday that "all countries are in India's support," and said...

House committee breached NA Act and RoP: Speaker

Speaker Jigme Zangpo has informed the National Assembly’s house committee members in writing that their recent decision to dissolve the committee has violated the National Assembly (NA) Act and...

Maldives continues to be named a FCO ‘Human Rights Priority Country’

On the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) made public its annual Human Rights Report for 2016. Maldives is one of 30 ‘Human Rights Priority Countries’ (HRPCs), countries with...

Shan general: 2017 not a ‘Year of Peace’

Gen Yawd Serk, chairman of the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS), has said that 2017 may not be the “year of peace” that State Counselor Daw Aung San...

Constitution amendment not possible before phase III elections: DPM Gachhadar

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Development Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar has said that the amendment to the constitution was not possible before the third phase of local level...

Mamata Banerjee calls for ‘oust BJP’ movement

Trinamul Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Friday called for a national alliance ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, giving an “Oust BJP from India” call. Stating that her party will...

First Chikungunya, now dengue strikes Dhaka

Amid the spread of Chikungunya, a viral disease transmitted to humans through infected mosquitoes, in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka, another mosquito-borne disease dengue has silently struck the city amid...

Constitution making process: JO raises UN interference with Feltman

Joint Opposition (JO) parliamentary group leader Dinesh Gunawardena has called for an end to UN interference in on-going constitutional making process in accordance with Geneva Resolution 30/1 adopted in...

Pakistan urges world, UN to stop India from bloodshed in India-occupied Kashmir

Pakistan on Friday urged world fraternity and the United Nations (UN) to impress upon India to immediately stop bloodshed of innocent Kashmiris in India-occupied Kashmir (IoK), according to the...

The Al Capone Formula?

This week the Panama case entered its last, and possibly decisive round.  On May 16, 2016, the PM had unequivocally stated in the National Assembly (NA) that a complete...

Danish says early elections, interim Govt not possible

The Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish at a gathering in Daikundi province on Thursday said “holding early elections or establishing an interim government are impossible in the current...

Pakistan’s envoy Abdul Basit meets China and Bhutan ambassadors

A month into the border standoff between India and China at the tri-junction with Bhutan, Pakistan’s envoy Abdul Basit has waded into the Doklam row. The High Commissioner is...

Is Bangladesh headed towards economic recession?

Bangladesh has been the only country is South Asia over the past seven years with an average economic growth exceeding six percent. And the government has predicted that the...

Terrorist activities decreases worldwide, increases in Bangladesh: US State Dept

Bangladesh experienced a significant increase in terrorist activity in 2016, according to the US State Department’s annual ‘Country Report on Terrorism-2016’, released in Washington on Wednesday (19 July). The report...