Daily Archives: August 24, 2017

Indian Supreme Court unanimously holds privacy as fundamental right

Right to privacy ruling: A nine-judge bench of the constitution bench unanimously held that right to privacy is a guaranteed fundamental right. In a landmark verdict on Thursday, the nine-judge...

Pakistan plays its trump card in dealing with Trump

Pakistan is learnt to have conveyed to the United States that it will call off its efforts in the Afghan reconciliation process if the Trump administration does not change...

India shouldn’t see Nepal’s economy as a strategic battlefield against China’s influence

Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Wednesday left for India on a five-day state visit during which the two countries are scheduled to sign four memoranda of understanding...

PM Deuba, Indian PM Modi meet briefly

Visiting Nepali Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi held a brief meeting on Wednesday, a day ahead of the delegation level meeting between the...

Bangladesh risks devastating hunger after major floods: UN

As food aid rolls out to more than 200,000 people in flood-hit Bangladesh, the United Nations said on Wednesday that long-term food supplies were at risk with so much...

COAS tells US envoy Pakistan wants trust, understanding, recognition not financial aid

The US ambassador briefed the COAS about the new American policy. The envoy said the US values Pakistan’s role in the war against terror and is seeking cooperation from Pakistan...

Indus Water Treaty: Next round of Indo-Pak talks at World Bank in September

Indo-Pak delegation on Indus waters are to meet again on September 14-15 at the World Bank headquarters in Washington DC. This would be the second round of talks between...

Myanmar voters prefer male candidates: Survey

The majority of respondents in a recent public poll conducted by the International Republican Institute (IRI) said they prefer male candidates to females, even when they hold the same...

Taliban suicide bomber targeting Afghan police kills seven

A suicide bomber targeting Afghan policemen and soldiers collecting their pay killed at least seven people and wounded more than 40 on Wednesday, officials said. The suicide attacker with a...

Govt position against Supreme Court cannot be helpful

Ruling party leaders demand that Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha (SK Sinha) should resign for the landmark verdict that has scrapped Parliament's power to impeach Supreme Court's judges. In...

Military efforts alone will not end US’ longest war

China welcomes efforts to improve the security situation in Afghanistan and hopes the US policy will help to achieve that objective and promote stability, an opinion piece published in...

Pakistan says U.S. must not make it a ‘scapegoat’ for Afghan failures

Pakistan rejected on Wednesday U.S. criticism of its efforts to fight terrorism saying it should not be used as a scapegoat for the failure of the U.S. military to...

SL’s computer literacy 27.6% in 2016

The percentage of computer literate population over the survey periods has been gradually increasing. Overall computer literacy reported in 2016 for Sri Lanka is 27.6 percent. The survey results show...

Lankan President sacks Justice Minister on request of PM

After weeks of being netted in controversy for his damning critique of diverse government policies, Justice and Buddha Sasana Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe was Wednesday afternoon removed from his ministerial...

Speaker conducts chaotic Majlis sitting under heavy military guard

Speaker Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed presided over Wednesday’s sitting of parliament under heavy military guard amid clashes between opposition and pro-government lawmakers. Walled off from protesting MPs by soldiers in plainclothes,...

Bangladesh govt creating ground to remove CJ: BNP

BNP senior joint secretary Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Wednesday said there is a speculation among people that the government may take a move to remove Bangladesh chief justice Surendra...

Isolation awaits India if Modi downgrades or boycotts BRICS summit

The chances of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi attending the BRICS summit alongside China’s President Xinping in China between September 3 and 5, appear to be receding fast, with...

Sinha vs Hasina: The battle that came from nowhere

Nobody was expecting a battle to erupt over a constitutional issue but it has and politicians, lawyers and ex-judges have all pitched with media having a field day. Not...

Bhutan: 6 new projects proposed for 2017-2018 economic cooperation with Japan

The Bhutanese government proposed assistance for six new projects to the government of Japan for the next cycle of the 2017 – 2018 economic cooperation. The annual consultation meeting...