Daily Archives: August 14, 2017

SL’s economy continues to stabilize – IMF

Sri Lankan economy which showed signs of stabilization in 2016 has continued that trend in 2017, the IMF said. Sri Lanka’s overall fiscal deficit decreased from 7 percent to 5.4...

PM asks EC to provide umbrella poll symbol to RJPN

The Nepal government has requested the Election Commission to provide umbrella as election symbol to the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) as demanded by the party in the third...

Maldives: PPM rallies support for government

The ruling Progressive Party of Maldives staged rallies across the country Saturday in a show of support for the administration of embattled President Abdulla Yameen. Hundreds came out for marches...

Govt Comments on Enhanced Security in Rakhine

Amid a recent uptick in violence and recently deployed Myanmar Army troops in Rakhine State, the State Counselor’s Office issued a press release on Friday condemning extremist acts and...

Afghanistan Reviews Pakistan’s Request For APTICA

Pakistan has asked Afghanistan to first hold a meeting on the Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Issues Contract Agreement (APTICA) prior to the meeting of the Joint Economic Commission, the Ministry of...

Bangladesh receives 1.12 bln USD remittances in July

Millions of Bangladeshis, living and working abroad, remitted home 1.12 billion U.S. dollars in July, the first month of the current 2017-18 fiscal year (July 2017-June 2018), a central...

Myanmar Buddhists protest against aid in Rakhine

Hundreds of Buddhists took to the streets in western Myanmar on Sunday to protest against aid organisations they accuse of giving support to Muslim Rohingya militants, police and a...

Israel fence systems, quick response team at Bangladesh, Pakistan borders

India is deploying along its volatile border with Pakistan a smart Israel-developed fencing system having a 'quick response team' mechanism which strikes when the CCTV-powered control room detects an...

China seeks to drive wedge between India and Bhutan

The Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan is finest generally known as an idyllic getaway for rich vacationers searching for the religious and unique. Now, nevertheless, the tiny mountain nation is...

In South Asia, be the Un-China

India needs to rekindle the SAARC process in order to secure historical affinity with its neighbours As the stand-off between the Indian and Chinese militaries enters its third month at Doklam, it...

Now, Chinese Army begins constructing bridge near LAC in Ladakh

Even as the Doklam standoff cotinues, China has begun building a bridge in No Man's Land, near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh. Security agencies have been tight-lipped on...

Eight army men among 15 martyred in Quetta blast

As many as 15 people, including eight personnel of the Army and seven civilians, were martyred and 32 others sustained injuries when a powerful blast targeted a military vehicle...

India, Russia to hold mega war games in October

In the midst of evolving security situation in the region, India and Russia will hold a mega war game in October involving their armies, navies and the air forces...

Sri Lankan government’s multifarious dilemmas

Two years into its five-year term, Sri Lanka’s coalition government led by President Maithipala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is afflicted by chronic disunity; contradictions in domestic and...

Message to enemy: Our will to fight is unbreakable, says Pak army cheif

Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, vowing to defend the country despite all odds, has said “terrorists would run out their bullets before we run out of soldiers”. “We have...

China-India rivalry is helping Nepal get back on track

Three years after its last train hit the buffers, Nepal is building a new railway network to boost its ailing economy – helped by the rivalry between its powerful...

Pope courting Asia again with Myanmar, Bangladesh trips

When Pope Francis touches down in Asia this November, for his fourth visit to the region in as many years, it will do much to underline his regard for the peripheries...

Fighters and Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir clash

Two Indian soldiers and three separatist fighters have been killed in a fierce gun battle in Indian-administered Kashmir. Hundreds of Indian soldiers surrounded Awneera, a village about 50km south of...