Daily Archives: September 22, 2017

West Bengal restrictions on immersion of Durga lifted

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee doesn’t learn from the past, despite being admonished by the court repeatedly. It is a repeat of 2016, when immersion of the goddess...

Suffering has a name

Suffering is universal and part of the human condition and life. In history however, suffering is quite specific. Suffering carries a name, sometimes of an individual and often of...

Force Myanmar to take back Rohingyas, PM to IOM DG

BD Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy Swing to create pressure on Myanmar government to take back...

Pakistan wants ‘zero’ political or military role for India in Afghanistan

Pakistan has vowed to remain engaged with the United States in fighting regional terrorism and stabilizing Afghanistan, but said “any political or military” role for its archenemy India in...

Musharraf accuses Zardari of involvement in murders of Murtaza, Benazir Bhutto

Former president Pervez Musharraf on Thursday directly accused PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari of being complicit in Benazir Bhutto's assassination, reasoning he had "the most to gain from ",...

Ghani meets Trump in NY, says ‘victory within sight’

President Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with his US counterpart Donald Trump Thursday said “a cloud of uncertainty has been lifted and victory is within sight as a result of the...

Two killed, 6 injured in grenade attack on J&K Minister’s cavalcade

Two civilians were killed and six persons, including two policemen, injured in a grenade attack on a cavalcade of senior Jammu and Kashmir Minister at Tral in Pulwama district on Thursday,...

India presses on with Myanmar defense supplies in show of support

India is considering supplying arms to Myanmar’s government in a sign of strong support for a neighbor that faces criticism for its crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. The arms were discussed...

Myanmar, Britain cease officer training over Rakhine operations

The Myanmar Army said on Wednesday they will never again send officers to Britain for training after the the British government announced it was suspending its training program with...

Iran seeks to lead islamic nations’ “crusade” against ‘genocide of Rohingya’

Iran has stepped in to facilitate the resolution of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar by calling upon Islamic nations, most notably rich Gulf States, to demonstrate solidarity with Burmese...

Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind stage massive protest in support of Rohingyas

As several Muslims organizations are protesting against Indian government's stand of deporting 40,000 Rohingyas Muslims to Myanmar, the Delhi division of Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind (JUH) held a massive protest on Thrusday appealing...

Lanka in a time warp concerning ethnic reconciliation

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, in his address to the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday,  asked the international community to support Sri Lanka’s “slow but steady...

Indian BSF seals border with Bangladesh to stop Rohingya infiltration

The BSF has sealed the Indo-Bangla border and stepped up its vigil along the area in the wake of the Rohingya refugee crisis. "We have alerted our troops and mobilised...

Govt. insults judiciary by introducing reforms through backdoor: MR

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa today said the government has openly insulted the judiciary and flouted the Constitution by introducing changes to the Provincial Councils Election Bill through the backdoor. Issuing...

Nepal, China discuss opening 13 border points to ease connectivity

Nepal is pushing for opening nine more border points with China, beyond the four that the two neighbours have agreed upon, a media report said. Both sides held a meeting...

Second Indian journalist killed in one month

A reporter covering political unrest in India’s northeast was beaten to death during violent clashes, officials said on Thursday, two weeks after the high-profile murder of another prominent journalist. Shantanu...

A Fatwa office inaugurated for the first time in Maldives!

Government has created a Fatwa office for the first time. The office is located in STO Trade Center. The office was inaugurated officially by Islamic Minister Dr.Ahmed Ziyad Bagir. Under...

Apex committee drafting Lanka’s new constitution presents interim report 

The Steering Committee of Sri Lanka’s “Constitutional Assembly” presented its Interim Report to parliament on Thursday. The present parliament is the “Constitutional Assembly” charged with the responsibility of drafting...

RemitBhutan records USD 2M in remittances

Exactly a year after the launch of RemitBhutan, the country received over USD 2M in remittances from about 850 Bhutanese living abroad against the initial target of USD 1M. The...

Myanmar says security forces told to avoid collateral damage in Rakhine

Myanmar’s vice president told the United Nations on Wednesday that security forces in his country’s Rakhine State, from which hundreds of thousands of people have recently fled, have been...