Daily Archives: August 2, 2017

Minority Students’ Union leader shot dead in India’s Assam state

President of All Bodo Minority Students' Union (ABMSU) Lafiqul Islam Ahmed (30) was shot dead on Tuesday in a crowded market of Titaguri by two motorcycle-borne masked men. Ahmed died...

Pulling the plug on Afghanistan

Recent reports coming out of Washington suggest that the proposal by US National Security Adviser (NSA) Mr. MacMaster for a moderate rise in the number of US troops or...

Malabar 2017: Does India have a friend in the Japanese Navy?

The recent participation of Japanese warships JS Izumo and JS Sazanami in the trilateral Malabar 2017 naval exercises (along with the Indian and US navies) marks the beginning of...

Bangladesh doubles wildlife sanctuary to save its tigers

Bangladesh has more than doubled the size of the wildlife sanctuary in the world's largest mangrove forest to try to protect endangered Bengal tigers whose numbers have fallen sharply,...

BD top court revives Supreme Judicial Council to sack its judges

The Supreme Court has reinstated Supreme Judicial Council, which was introduced by a military government, in the Constitution. The Appellate Division published the full verdict on the 16th Amendment, repealing...

Chinese troops sent to Myanmar border, says TNLA

Chinese troops are positioning along the China-Myanmar border in preparation of further conflict between the Tatmadaw and rebels, according to an ethic armed group. Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers...

Cornershop nationalism: Say no, to Chinese goods

Swadeshi Jagran Manch, one of the many appendages of the RSS, has been leading a campaign to cut down imports from China. At the heart of the matter are...

China – Lanka deal a worry for India

The amended concession agreement signed between Sri Lanka and the Hong Kong-based China Merchant Port Holdings Limited (CMP) last Saturday has India apprehensive, Indian based reports show. Following are...

Gnanasara Thera Case: Prosecution concludes giving evidence

Sri Lankan Court of Appeal hearing the contempt of court action filed against Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thera  over his alleged offensive behavior...

No scope to discuss court proceedings in JS or public: Chief Justice

Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on Tuesday said there is no scope for holding discussion about the court proceedings in parliament or in public. “You are trying to create a...

China held a massive military parade showing off its might, and it could surpass...

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday presided over a massive military parade from an open-topped jeep, declaring, “The world is not peaceful, and peace needs to be defended.” And as...

McCain to unveil his own Afghan strategy

US Senator John McCain on Monday said that he would provide his own strategy for Afghanistan next month, ruing the Trump administration’s failure to announce its policy in more...

Maldives: Fresh charges against former Minister and MMPRC head

Fresh charges have been pressed against former Maldives Vice President and Minister of Tourism Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Gafoor and former Managing Director of Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation...

Top Indian and Chinese officials arriving Kathmandu

India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli are arriving in Kathmandu on August 10 and August 14 respectively. This is first high level visit from both...

Darjeeling unrest: Will never support division of Bengal, says Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjeeon Tuesday said she will never support the division of the state and urged all political parties in the hills to restore peace and normal...

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi elected as interim Pakistan PM

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the former petroleum minister, has been elected as the country’s new prime minister. He secured 221 votes against Pakistan Peoples’ party’s Naveed Qamar’s...

Seismic stations installed in Bhutan

Bhutan will no longer have to depend on international seismic stations to gather information as and when earthquake hits the country. The Department of Geology and Mines under the Ministry...

Human rights violations in Bangladesh: Hasina needs to act soon

Bangladesh has been witnessing increasing rights violations, including arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances, lengthy detention and extra judicial killings for the last few years. There are also instances of security...