Daily Archives: August 11, 2017

‘March of democracy unstoppable in Myanmar’

The march of democracy is unstoppable in Myanmar, despite obvious challenges, says Myanmar's information minister Dr Pe Myint. In an exclusive interview to Mizzima on the eve of the 'Forum...

SL PM says he has ushered in a new culture

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday said in parliament that the resignation of Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake signified a new political culture and he was proud of having ushered...

The Maldives: Political turmoil threatens the ‘island paradise’

At the end of last month the Maldives celebrated its birthday, 52 years since independence from Britain. But the festivities were marred when the government ordered troops to storm the...

Why did Sri Lanka seek Chinese investments in ports?

During the last decade, China has heavily invested in ports across the world spanning from Africa to Australia. In South Asia, they built the Gwadar Port in Pakistan and...

Indo-Afghan trade: Castles in the air?

Two months after the India-Afghanistan air corridor was inaugurated with great expectations, news that it has been hit by a shortage of cargo planes is a cause for concern....

After Nepal, Maldives

At night, from Bandos Island in the North Male Atoll, the twinkling Maldivian capital of Male, barely a few kilometers away, appears like a picture of calm. The tiny...

Sharad Yadav says two JDUs, one sarkari, other of workers

At a time when speculation is rife over a possible split in JD(U) over Bihar CM and party chief Nitish Kumar’s decision to break ranks with the Grand Alliance and...

India trying to convert held Kashmir into a Muslim minority state: Pak FO

At least 15 Kashmi­ris martyr­ed by Indian securi­ty forces in past week, says spokes­person Nafees Zakari­a The Foreign Office has condemned India for “increasingly violating the UN charter in held-Kashmir”. Speaking...

John McCain announces his own strategy for Afghanistan

Sen. John McCain on Thursday unveiled his own strategy for the US in Afghanistan — a step he says he's taking because President Donald Trump's administration isn't coming up...

Is a second Sino-Indian border war imminent?

The Sino-Indian standoff in the Doklam (Donglang in Chinese) region of the Himalayas where the borders of China, India and Bhutan converge is now nearly two months old. The dispute arose in...

Bhutan rejects Beijing’s claim that Doklam belongs to China

The Government of Bhutan on Thursday refuted Chinese foreign ministry claims about Thimpu telling Beijing that the trilateral border stand-off area in Doklam in the Sikkim sector is not Bhutan's territory. A top Chinese diplomat Wang...

Court welcomes criticism over verdict on 16th amendment: CJ

Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has turned down a call for a contempt rule against the Law Commission chief for his remarks on the verdict that declared the 16th...

BIMSTEC underlines early finalisation of free trade area accord

The 18th session of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Senior Officials’ meeting held in Kathmandu on Thursday, recognising the importance of trade, energy...

Myanmar accounts for 1.6 percent of world rubber export

There are more than 90 rubber exporting countries around the globe, with Asian countries accounting for 80 percent of the world rubber export, while African countries export 8.5 percent. Between...

Sushma Swaraj calls on Nepal PM

Paving the way for closer bilateral consultation in the coming weeks, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held talks in Kathmandu with the Nepali leadership on Thursday. The visit by...

Pakistan, Afghanistan JEC talks next month

Pakistan and Afghanistan have decided to resume high-level trade talks next month, the first such engagement between the two countries in nearly two years as Kabul wanted to involve...

Am I the State?

A month or so plus 40 years ago the democratically elected government of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was toppled in a coup in 1977 by Gen Zia-ul-Haq. Initially Zia could...

Darjeeling on the brink of ethnic violence?

The Indian government is holding the Tiranga Yatra from 9-15 August, commemorating 75th anniversary of the anti-British ‘leave India’ movement. But in the hills of Darjeeling this year, the...
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