Daily Archives: August 25, 2017

Massive attack leaves 12 dead in Rakhine

At least five policemen and seven Rohingya Muslim rebel were killed in a fresh wave of attacks in the northern part of Myanmar's Rakhine state, official sources said on...

HC declares Niko’s deal with Petrobangla, Bapex illegal

The High Court on Thursday declared two joint venture agreements of Canadian gas exploration company Niko with Bapex and Petrobangla illegal. A bench of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Abu...

Pakistan recounts sacrifices in Afghan war, wants re-invigoration of peace process

A high-level meeting of military and political leaders under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi concluded Thursday evening with a strong rejection of US President Donald Trump's...

Pakistan urges U.S. to tackle militant sanctuaries in Afghanistan

Pakistan on Thursday responded to Washington's accusation that it shelters the Afghan Taliban by saying the U.S. military itself is failing to eliminate militant sanctuaries inside Afghanistan. The rare reaction...

Maldivian man arrested over murder of Bangladeshi

A 33-year-old Maldivian man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering an expatriate on the island of Himmafushi in Kaafu atoll. The 38-year-old Bangladeshi man was found dead Saturday in...

PM Deuba’s Delhi visit: Nepal, India sign eight MoUs

Nepal and India on Thursday signed eight memorandum of understandings (MoUs) at Hyderabad House, New Delhi.  The MoUs were exchanged during a joint press meet after the delegation level...

US defence secy James Mattis’ India visit likely from Sept 25

US defence secretary James Mattis is expected to begin his two-day visit to India on September 25, with focus on Afghanistan, counter-terrorism and greater sharing of defence equipment and...

Kofi Annan: Don’t leave citizenship issues ‘to fester’

The Kofi Annan-led Advisory Commission on Rakhine State has urged the National League for Democracy (NLD) government to grant birth certificates and citizenship to children born in Rakhine State...

Rakhine a human rights crisis: Annan report

The Kofi Annan commission on Thursday described the situation in Rakhine state as a 'human rights crisis'and came up with several recommendations to handle it in its final report. ''While...

China assails India over reported road project in disputed territory amid rising border tension

China slammed India on Thursday over a report that it plans to build a road in territory disputed between the two countries, after weeks of tension elsewhere along the...

China Russia tells U.S. that Pakistan’s security concerns must be respected

The United States must value Pakistan's role in Afghanistan and respect its security concerns, China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi told U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone...

Kashmir policy has not changed: US

The US State Department reiterated on Wednesday that the policy of the United States regarding the Kashmir issue has not changed. Answering a question during the regular press briefing, State...

Egg attacks in Maldives parliament chamber ensues violence

Chaos ensued shortly after lawmakers had thrown poultry eggs at the Majlis speaker's seat during Thursday's proceedings, resulting in violence erupting between both wings of politicians. Initially the attacker unknown...

The LNG scam?

Vide their milestone judgment SCMR773 in 2012 the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) cancelled all the contracts of Rental Power Plants (RPPs). From Bhikki and Sharaqpur up to Piranghaib,...

Swine flu cases rise 9-fold as India’s response system falters

So far this year, H1N1 or swine flu has infected 18,000 people and killed 871, a nine-fold rise over the 1,786 cases and 265 deaths reported last year. Two years...

Sri Lanka: JO guns for Rajitha with no-confidence motion

The UPFA Joint Opposition group on Thursday submitted a no-confidence motion against Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne in Parliament. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya received this motion,...

Bhutan records 92 suicides in 2016, farmers top the list

According to the National Suicide Registry of the health ministry, Bhutan saw 92 suicides last year. This is an increase from 73 cases recorded every year in the past...