Daily Archives: October 3, 2017

UP government drops Taj Mahal from tourism booklet

Taj Mahal, one of the World's Seven Wonders, has found no mention in a Uttar Pradesh government's tourism booklet on key attractions in the state. The 32-page glossy booklet titled...

Pakistan Foreign Minister expected to meet his American counterpart in Washington this week

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif is set to leave for United States this week, where he is expected to meet US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to resume bilateral talks...

Bangladesh CJ Sinha asks for a month’s leave

Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has written to President Abdul Hamid to take a month-long leave. The chief justice has asked for the leave on medical grounds. Minister for Law, Justice...

US troops to stay in Afghanistan for another decade: Corker

American troops would remain in Afghanistan for at least another decade, says Chairman of US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Corker. “The US is likely to have troops in Afghanistan...

Gorkhaland agitation: Darjeeling tea gardens lose 70% crop worth Rs500 crore

Estimates vary, but tea estates in Darjeeling are bracing for a loss of up to 30% of their crop in 2018 because of the 104-day strike in the hill...

Pakistan-Russia relationship depends on a crafty balancing act

“There are no permanent friends or foes in international relations.” If this diplomacy maxim is to be believed, current times offer a perfect opportunity to test it. US President Donald Trump has thrown...

Since when did Mahishasur have a beard and cap?

The largest Hindu festival for Bengali Hindus, Durga Puja, has come and gone and this year it brought Guwahati into the news. An over 100ft tall idol of the...

Diplomats, UN witness Northern Rakhine devastation

Twenty diplomats who visited conflict-torn areas of northern Rakhine on a government-sponsored tour on Monday called on Myanmar authorities to fully investigate allegations of human rights violations, allow unimpeded...

Monk who incited crowds against Rohingyas remanded

A monk accused to be one of the key inciters of the mob that attacked Rohingya refugees last week was remanded by a local Magistrate Court Monday.  Venerable Akmeemana...

Indian Finance Minister to visit BD Oct 3-5; deal on 3rd LoC to be...

Indian Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley will pay a 3-day official visit from Tuesday (today) to take forward the economic relations between the two countries and...

Rakhine crisis covers inner conflict

Controlling the violence in Rakhine masks a battle for supremacy within government. The military and the civilian leader, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and Aung San Suu Kyi are...

Countries are getting better at preventing flood-related deaths, not India

Nearly 14% of India’s landmass is vulnerable to flooding and more than 15% of this area gets flooded every year. Since 1953, 1,600 lives have been lost every year...

Bhutan’s GDP up by Nu 17 B in 2016

From 6.5 percent in 2015, last year, the Gross Domestic Product or GDP growth rate rose to about 8 percent. This translates to about Nu 149 B.  Among the...
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