Daily Archives: August 5, 2017

Attack on my car carried out by BJP-RSS people, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday alleged that workers belonging to the BJP and RSS were behind the attack on his car in Gujarat. “Jo apne aap kaam karta hai,...

Tevel b’Tzedek of Israel offers a helping hand in Nepal

The rugged jeep snakes, shakes and jostles 6,500 feet up the dusty, one-lane, rock-pitted road toward the remote Nepali village of Hiledevi in the region of Ramechhap. As the...

Pakistan: Loans for infrastructure on the rise

Borrowing for infrastructure increased significantly in 2016, according to a recent report by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). The SBP classifies loans taken by the construction sector in two...

Bhutan: Govt.’s response leaves SMU graduates disappointed

With the Bhutan Civil Service Examinations (BCSE) and the third parliamentary elections arriving, the anxiety level among graduates from the Gangtok-based Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) has reached its peak. The...

Maldives police meets with City Council regarding gang violence

Maldives Police Service has met with the members of the Malé City Council regarding the surge of gang violence in the city. At the meeting led by the Deputy Commissioner...

Violence follows confrontation between villagers, police in Rakhine

Hundreds of people from Outt Nan village in Myanmar’s Rakhine State’s Rathedaung Township resisted security forces on Friday when policemen attempted to arrest men suspected of being militants, according...

How JR was coerced by New Delhi to sign the Indo-Lanka Accord 30 years...

Thirty years ago, on this day (July 29th. 1987) an accord was signed by the then Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and Junius Richard Jayawardene the then President of...

Sri Lanka Navy commissions first advanced offshore patrol vessel

The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has commissioned the first of two Indian-built advanced offshore patrol vessels (AOPVs). Named SLNS Sayurala (with pennant number P623), the 105.7 m-long vessel entered service on 2...

75% voter turnout in Bharatpur repoll

The re-election in Bharatpur Metropolitan City-19 held on Friday saw 75.58 per cent voter turnout.  The total number of votes cast today was 2,870. The re-election was conducted in the...

Five border police have been killed during Taliban’s attack

Five border police personnel, including an officer, have been killed and seven others injured during the Taliban’s coordinated attack on police posts in Lashkargah, the provincial capital of southern Helmand...

Darjeeling unrest threatens tea shortage

The world faces a shortage of prized Darjeeling tea because of deadly unrest in the idyllic Indian Himalayan foothills where it is grown. In the dozens of lush green plantations...

China will annihilate all Indian troops: Chinese media warns PM Modi

Amid the ongoing standoff between Indian and Chinese soldiers in Sikkim, a new editorial of Chinese state daily Global Times on Friday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, warning him not...

Muhith obstinate to repeatedly pass 16th amendme

Finance minister AMA Muhith said the government will repeatedly pass the controversial 16th amendment of the constitution despite scraping it by the Appellation Division. "We’ll pass the amendment again in...

Coordinating with Bhutan on Doklam issue: India

India, today, said it continues to engage with China diplomatically and has been coordinating with Bhutan to find a mutually acceptable solution to the Doklam standoff. “We continue to engage...

Pakistan’s new PM Abbasi forms cabinet with an eye to 2018 poll

Pakistan's new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday (Aug 4) formed a Cabinet filled with allies of toppled leader Nawaz Sharif, in a reshuffle that appears aimed at...

Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to boost cooperation for peace, stability

Peace and stability can best be achieved through complementary efforts and enhanced cooperation, agreed military officials of Pakistan and Afghanistan in a high level meeting on Friday. “A seven-member high-level...
Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

What a Quid Pro Quo!

Some recent reports have suggested that US President Donald Trump was keen on a deal with China to rein in North Korea. Before his secretary of state Rex Tillerson...

Reality of a parliament election with parliament in force

The parliament is one of the most important constitutional organizations. Members of parliament from the same standing take part in the lawmaking process and running of the government. There...