Daily Archives: August 3, 2017

Bhutan: CPI records 5 percent Inflation in June

The price of goods and services increased by almost five percent between June last year and this June, according to the consumer price index. This was 0.72 percentage lower than...

Chinese contractor vows to complete Pokhara Regional Int’l Airport on time

The Chinese contractor has assured Nepali Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jitendra Narayan Das that Pokhara Regional International Airport would be completed in stipulated time in Pokhara...

Pakistan donates USD 5 mn to establish a medical college in Maldives

The government of Pakistan has donated USD 5 million (MVR 77.1 million) to establish a medical college in Maldives. “Sun” has been informed the donation was handed over to Ministry...

Chinese ambassador calls for direct use of RMB in trade with Lanka

Industrialisation of Hambantota will help Sri Lankan industries and the people, said Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yi Xianliang addressing the China Sri Lanka Infrastructure Investment Cooperation Forum at...

Mind the power gap

As India settles into an extended military standoff with China in the Himalayas, it can’t afford to take its eyes off Beijing’s maritime forays in the Indian Ocean. Over...

Myanmar sign agreement on establishment of Asian Forest Cooperation Organisation

Agreement on the establishment of Asian Forest Cooperation Organization (AFoCO) was signed by Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win at a ceremony held at...

Cops need counsel from HQ to accept case under section 57

Bangladesh Police will have to take counsel from headquarters for accepting any case under the much-talked about section 57 of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act. Saheli Ferdous, assistant inspector...

US accuses Iran of destabilizing Afghanistan

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has accused Iran of attempting to destabilizing neighboring Afghanistan. He also said that the US was working with its allies in the region to...

Bible, Quran removed from former Indian president’s memorial after Hindu party complained

Indian authorities have removed a copy of the Bible and the Quran from a new statue of a former president after a complaint by a Hindu nationalist party, officials...

Cabinet to take oath within a couple of days: PM Abbasi

Pak  Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday  said the new federal cabinet would be inducted withing a couple of days once the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's   completes consultation...

Endless imbroglio over foreign participation in Sri Lankan ports

Endless imbroglio over foreign participation in the development of Sri Lanka’s ports, threatens to bring to a grinding halt any progress in the island nation’s maritime sector. It is not...

US bosses throw weight behind new drive to court India

Top US bosses are backing a new effort to build strategic ties with India, following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent first meeting with President Donald Trump. The US-India Strategic Partnership...

AL vs AL not good for AL

It’s probably too much of a good thing in politics when the incumbent party has been in power for a decade and the political Opposition lies decimated. If it’s...

Trump, frustrated by Afghan war, suggests firing U.S. commander

US President Donald Trump's doubts about the war in Afghanistan has led to a delay in completing a new U.S. strategy in South Asia, skepticism that included a suggestion...

Pull back all troops to end stand-off, China tells India

A detailed statement from the Chinese foreign ministry on Wednesday has said that India may not only have to scale down its forces in Doklam, but also pull back...

Pakistan, India urged to resume talks for betterment of region

The two-day dialogue between opinion makers, influential persons of the society and government has concluded almost a thousand miles away from Pakistan and India’s media hype and public eye...