Daily Archives: August 8, 2017

Heightened security hits Nepal-India trade

Indian border security personnel have put a damper on Nepal’s cross-border trade with India once again, as they have started conducting thorough checks of cargo vehicles entering India via...

Sri Lanka: Decision on Ravi K’s fate today

A decision on the future of Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake will be taken today, Daily FT learns. The Party Leaders are scheduled to meet today at 2.00 p.m. in Parliament...

Corps commanders’ huddle: Pak army vows to uphold supremacy of Constitution

Pak Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Pakistan Army, along with other elements of national power, will continue efforts to defeat terrorism in order to establish rule...

Good fences, good neighbors: Border management between Pakistan and Afghanistan

Borders strengthen the intrinsic human need for physical protection and the ownership of property. Such protection is meaningless unless the border in question is understood as distinct and separate....

Myanmar readies to take a great leap forward

Myanmar government is about to take dramatic steps to boost economic development and improve government efficiency. Several significant cabinet changes are in the pipeline, detailed economic strategies are being...

Jaffna terror network moves to Colombo

Police have, with the help of information elicited from former LTTE cadres nabbed in the aftermath of recent attacks on police and security forces in the North, uncovered clues...

Pakistan rejects allegation army is pushing militants into Afghanistan

The Foreign Office (FO) on Monday rejected an Afghan governor's allegation that the Pakistan Army's Operation Khyber-IV was meant to push militants into Afghanistan. “The militants, most of them influenced...

Maldives to enforce death penalty in September, president declares

The Maldives will be ready to carry out the first executions in more than 60 years next month, President Abdulla Yameen declared Sunday amid growing international concern over the...

Nepal urges India, China to resolve border standoff through peaceful dialogue

Nepal has asked India and China to show restraint over the continuing border standoff between the two sides and called for a peaceful diplomatic dialogue to solve the issue. Nepal's Deputy Prime Minister as well...

Aung Sang Suu Kyi touts peace efforts in visit to Myanmar heartland

Myanmar leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi told villagers at the heart of the country on Monday that talks with ethnic rebels must be a priority, after putting peace negotiations...

Open Defecation: India worst in 8 South Asian nations in 2015

With 40% Indians defecating in the open in 2015, India was ranked 210 among the 232 countries/regions, according to the 2017 report of the joint monitoring programme for water supply, sanitation...

Rare tiger caught on camera in Bhutan forest

Imagine spending a month camped in a mountain forest in the middle of Asia hoping against the odds for a chance of seeing and photographing a rare tiger. Day...

BD, KSA could be strategic partners: PM Hasina

BD Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said Bangladesh could be a strategic partner of Saudi Arabia through extensive training cooperation, capacity building, military infrastructure construction, shipbuilding among others. She...

Taliban deny cooperating with Islamic State in Afghan attack

The Taliban rejected reports they used foreign fighters and cooperated with Islamic State in fighting at a remote village in northern Afghanistan this weekend where officials said dozens of...