Daily Archives: August 18, 2017

Govt, military discuss ‘Terrorist’ label for Rakhine state militants

State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been holding talks with military leaders regarding the labeling of militants in northern Rakhine State as terrorists, government spokesperson U Zaw...

UNP adopt No-Confidence motion against Wijeydasa

The Working Committee of the United National Party (UNP) and its parliamentary group on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution stating they do not have confidence in the conduct of...

India haunted by innocent victim mentality

The 1970 book India's China War is considered an authoritative analysis of the 1962 Sino-Indian War. Author Neville Maxwell (Maxwell) points out in the book that India provoked China...

EC agrees to hold provincial, federal elections at one go; elections likely on 3rd...

The Election Commission has agreed to hold provincial and federal parliamentary elections at one go. According to a source, the elections are likely to be held on the third week...

EC won’t play any role in building ‘consensus’ among political parties

The Election Commission says it will have no role in initiatives to build a 'consensus' among political parties to take part in the next national election. Chief Election Commissioner Nurul...

Trump to meet national security team over Afghanistan on Friday

US President Donald Trump will meet Friday with his national security team at Camp David, as he mulls whether or not to send more American troops to Afghanistan. The administration...

Pak Navy takes command of multi-national maritime security force

Pakistan Navy has been handed over the command of the multi-national naval maritime security and counter-terrorism coalition named Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) by the French Navy, read a...

US decision to label Hizbul Mujahideen a terrorist group is saddening: Foreign Office

The United States' decision to declare Hizbul Mujahideen a specially designated terrorist organisation led by an internationally recognised terrorist is "saddening", the Foreign Office said on Thursday. Addressing a weekly...

Madan Tamang murder case: Kolkata court discharges GJM chief Bimal Gurung

A Kolkata court on Thursday discharged Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung in the Madan Tamang murder case, but held that charges will be framed against the other 47...

Standoff with China prompts revamp of India’s regional policies

The denouement of the dangerous India-China military standoff in Doklam near the Sikkim border is hard to predict. But on the diplomatic and geopolitical plane, one definite outcome of...

China-funded lone Chinese school in India reopens

The government of China has stepped up investment and trade in India’s eastern state of West Bengal. A Chinese consulate has recently been opened in Kolkata. And the oldest,...

Do you want to destroy the Taj Mahal: SC asks govt

Supreme Court was hearing an application which has sought its nod to cut around 450 trees there in an around 80 km stretch near Taj Mahal in Agra, on which...

BJP got the lion’s share of corporate donation in four years

The Indian national parties got INR 957 crore as donation from the corporate entities. A report said that corporate houses have donated a total of INR 956.77 crore to...

Taking aim at China, India tightens power, telecoms rules

India is tightening the rules for businesses entering its power transmission sector and making stringent checks on both power and telecoms equipment for malware - moves that government and...

Bhutan and Japan sign power system plan 2040 project agreement

The governments of Bhutan and Japan signed the technical cooperation agreement for the project on the Power System Plan 2040 yesterday. It is to update the master plans of...

West Bengal municipal polls: Trinamool wins all 7 bodies

The Trinamool Congress has won all seven urban local body elections that were held in West Bengal on Sunday. The results were announced on Thursday. The Bharatiya Janata Party...

Accountability across the board

Sharif’s utter contempt of the Supreme Court’s (SC) recent ruling, and by default the rule of law, was exposed blatantly for public viewing during his YATRA along the GT...

India clears purchase of six Boeing helicopters in $650 million deal

India on Thursday cleared the purchase of six more Boeing Co (BA.N) Apache helicopters in a deal worth close to 42 billion rupees ($654.6 million), a defence ministry official...

US State Dept report says India flouts its constitution on religious freedom

The US State Department’s report on religious freedom in India during 2016, says that under the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government, India has been rather brazenly flouting its own...

Court releases MP Waheed and JP secretary-general

The Maldives  criminal court released MP Mohamed Waheed Ibrahim and Jumhooree Party Secretary-General Ahmed Sameer from police custody at remand hearings Thursday afternoon. Sameer was arrested Wednesday night from the opposition’s...

China is key to Sri Lanka’s progress: Survey

Close to 72% of the respondents of an islandwide poll conducted for business magazine LMD by research firm Kantar TNS believe that China is key to Sri Lanka’s economic...