Daily Archives: August 4, 2017

Chinese PLA Navy’s most advanced hospital ship due in SL

Upholding the concept of peace, development and cooperation and creating a win-win situation as well as actively carrying forward international humanitarianism, Ark Peace has been involved in actions to...

Father of robotics team member killed in Herat attack

The father of one of the Afghan girls who caught the world's attention when trying to attend a robotics contest in the United States was killed on Tuesday in an ISIL-claimed attack at...

Increasing investment is govt’s priority: PM Deuba

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that increasing both domestic and foreign investment into the country has been the government’s priority. Inaugurating the 2nd Responsible Business Summit organised by National...

OAG appeals to High Court against JPLP case judgement

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has appealed to the Bhutanese High Court against the judgement passed by the Phuentshogling Dungkhag Court on the tax evasion case involving...

No-Faith Motion against Ravi handed over

The no-confidence motion signed by 32 Joint Opposition MPs against Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake was handed over to the General Secretary of Parliament on Thursday afternoon. The motion was...

Gorkhaland stir is a festering sore which could threaten India’s security

It was in the middle of May that the Nepalese-speaking Gorkhas of North Eastern India re-started their agitation for the establishment of an autonomous State (or Province) of Gorkhaland...

Corrections: Detained MPs do not need to be allowed to attend Majlis

Parliamentarians under detention do not need to be allowed to attend People’s Majlis meetings, says Maldives Correctional Services. MCS made the statement in a press release issued on Thursday. MCS said...

World Islamic body OIC tells Myanmar to protect rights of Rohingya minority

Myanmar must protect the rights of its Rohingya Muslim minority, the chief of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said on Thursday, urging the southeast Asian nation to join...

America should not cheer on an India-China fight

Tensions have been building on the Himalayan frontier that separates China and India, even as a new round of political instability roils Pakistan. A recent skirmish in Kashmir, moreover,...

China in talks to sell electricity to Myanmar amid warming ties

Energy-hungry Myanmar is in initial talks to buy electricity from China, according to officials and documents reviewed by Reuters, in the latest sign of warming ties with Beijing under...

‘100 bridges can collapse anytime’, Minister Nitin Gadkari tells parliament

Weeks after a bridge collapsed under the weight of a passing truck in Manipur, the government said there were scores of bridges across the country that could come crumbling...

Both AL, BNP see new alliance a positive sign

The ruling Awami League and its political arch-rival BNP are sensing a new polarisation in politics ahead of the upcoming general election and they see it as a positive...

Military brought country back on track, civilians derailed it: Musharraf

"Military rule has always brought the country back on track, whereas civilian governments have always derailed it," former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf said in an interview with BBC...

Islami Bank: Profit falls 53% as bad debts rise

Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd, the largest and most profitable bank in the country, has seen a significant fall in its half-yearly profit, only months after bringing major changes to...

Much of South Asia could be too hot to live in by 2100, say...

Climate change could make much of South Asia - home to a fifth of the world's population - too hot for human survival by the end of this century,...

Morality and misplaced loyalty

Misplaced loyalty for corrupt individuals is not only betrayal of the community but complicity in their crimes, it lies at the heart of virtually every scandal. Carrying obfuscation and...