Daily Archives: October 26, 2017

Who really was Miyan Tansen, the singer who could ‘start a fire with his...

The 16th century singer still remains an enigma. The first six Mughal rulers of India prized learning and culture, and, above all, the art of miniature painting. While Humayun took...

DEFENCE: Israel provides weaponry aid to Myanmar for anti-Rohingya ethnic cleansing

After the ruthless killing of thousands of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar exceeded, speculations related to Myanmar’s army being backed up by Israel surfaced. It has been reported that Israel sold...

India’s ruling party faces poll challenge on Modi’s home turf

India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party faces another challenge to retain power in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat in polls later this year in what would be...

Bangladesh approves China-funded elevated expressway project

Bangladesh's highest economic policy-making body has approved a China-funded elevated expressway project, Xinhua reported. The project was approved at a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council...

We must pursue accountability for atrocities in Rakhine, says US

The United States has said they want accountability for atrocities in Rakhine State of Myanmar and their efforts seek to end the violence, support the displaced and their return...

No to CPEC unless Pakistan provides trade access to India, says Afghan president

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said that his country will not be a part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) unless it is given access to Pakistan's Wagah and...

In Myanmar’s Rakhine, aid workers blocked from entering Muslim camp amid tension

Buddhists in Myanmar on Wednesday (25 Oct) blocked aid workers from visiting a camp for displaced Muslims in the central part of Rakhine State, where the United Nations fears...

Myanmar starts work to repatriate Rohingyas: Suu Kyi 

State Counsellor and Myanmar Union Minister for Foreign Affairs Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday (Oct 25) said her government started work on repatriation of Rohingyas who are living...

Pakistan tells US to accept defeat in Afghanistan, agrees assistance on equal terms

Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, while briefing the Senate on Wednesday (Oct 25) regarding the talks held between Pakistani and American delegations a day earlier, asserted that Islamabad will...

Photo of Tillerson’s meeting with Afghan President Ghani mysteriously photoshopped

Soon after a two-hour secret visit to Afghanistan by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson  and President Ashraf Ghani on Monday (Oct 23) was publicly disclosed, both the Americans...

Tillerson’s short visit leaves no big impact

More than anything else -- and much less than breaking the ice -- the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Pakistan, which lasted for four hours only,...

China wants peaceful solution to Rohingya crisis

China wants to see a peaceful solution to Rohingya crisis bilaterally and send them back to their homeland – Myanmar, says an official on Wednesday (Oct 25). “Their intention and...

India’s Gujarat Assembly election to be held in two phases on December 9, 14

The Assembly elections in Gujarat will be held in two phases, Chief Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Joti said on Wednesday (Oct 25). The first phase in 89 constituencies across...

Rex Tillerson, PM Modi vow to combat terrorism, bring peace in Afghanistan

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi lauded US’s South Asia policy during his meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and said India shared common objectives of eradicating terrorism,...

Maldivian Opposition in talks over non-politician for presidential candidate

Maldivian opposition parties are in talks about fielding a ‘unity’ candidate who is not a politician for next year’s election. Spokesman MP Ahmed Mahloof told the Maldives Independent that talks...

Nepal-bound cargo stuck at Kolkata port

Nepali traders are helplessly watching the detention charges slapped by shipping liners surge with each passing day, while their cargo containers remain stranded at the Kolkata port due to...

Sri Lanka Bar Council questions govt about proposed new constitution

The Bar Council of Sri Lanka has resolved to express its grave concern about the proposed amendments to Articles 1 and 2 of the present Constitution, a local media...

Iran, Sri Lanka sign extradition treaty

Iran and Sri Lanka have signed an agreement on the transfer of prisoners between the two countries in Teheran. The agreement was signed by Iranian Justice Minister Seyyed Alireza Avaei...