Daily Archives: July 31, 2017

Imran Khan, strongest contender to lead Pakistan, is no shoo-in

In 1992, when Pakistan won its only Cricket World Cup, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was asked by a television host if the team captain, Imran Khan, a national heartthrob,...

Bhutan Election Commission rejects registration application of new party

In a letter issued to the party on Friday, the ECB said the party could not rectify various inconsistencies in the application, even after giving the detailed observation and...

Maldives Opposition MPs: No confidence against Maseeh will hold

MPs of the opposition has said that the no confidence motion against the Speaker of the parliament, Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed with 45 signatures are still valid and would hold. Since...

‘Myanmar Now’ editor arrested

U Swe Win, chief editor of Myanmar Now news agency, was arrested at Yangon International Airport at about 7 p.m. on Sunday. Airport police told The Irrawaddy that a person...

EC sets riders for holding both elections at a single go

While clarifying that the Election Commission (EC) is not against the idea of holding both provincial and federal elections in a single go, Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav...

Rs. 160 mn penthouse only tip of the iceberg – Namal Rajapaksa

UPFA Hambantota District MP Namal Rajapaksa alleges that the UNP-led government which swindled over 13 billion rupees through the Treasury bond scams is now trying to find a scapegoat...

Did Chinese President Xi Jinping just call India an invading enemy?

What appeared as a response to Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat's remark, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday said that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China was...

The baton in Pakistan passes from Nawaz Sharif to Shahbaz

Nawaz Sharif is no more prime minister of Pakistan but he is still a kingmaker. The Supreme Court has disqualified and disgraced him in the Panama case but he...

US confirms killing of additional IS leaders in July 11 airstrike

U.S. military officials have confirmed the death of four additional senior Islamic State leaders in a July 11 airstrike in northeastern Afghanistan that also killed the top leader of...

Judiciary and executive ‘not at war’, law minister says a day after CJ’s comment

Law Minister Anisul Huq has sought to play down a clear tug of war between the judiciary and the executive over a number of issues, saying the two organs...

Union minister Maneka Gandhi suggests legalising marijuana for medical purposes

Union minister Maneka Gandhi has suggested legalising psychoactive drug marijuana in the country for medical purposes, PTI reported on Sunday. Marijuana is currently legal in some parts of the...

Is India moving towards a civil war?

In the name of cow protection, the self-proclaimed cow protector’s unleashed violence in several parts of India. Increasing incidents of ‘Mob Lynching’ and the silence of Modi government have...

Standoff with China calls for re-casting of India’s Bhutan policy

The on-going Sino-Indian military confrontation in Doklam is taking place on land claimed by Bhutan and China. Officially, India is not party to the dispute, and yet it is...

Nawaz vacates PM House, departs for Murree

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif vacated the Prime Minister's House on Sunday and departed for Murree along with members of the Sharif family. The former premier, his wife Kulsum Nawaz,...

The twists and turns of Indian-Iranian military aid to Iraq

Both Great Powers are intensifying their military relations with the war-torn state in the wake of Daesh’s decisive defeat in Mosul, with news coming out over the past week...