Daily Archives: May 22, 2018

GOOGLE REMEMBERS RAJA RAM MOHAN ROY

Google on Tuesday celebrated the 246th birth anniversary of renowned social reformer Raja Ram Mohan Roy recognised as the “Father of the Indian Renaissance”, who paved the way for...

OFF COLOUR: POLLUTION TURNS INDIA’S WHITE MARBLE TAJ MAHAL GREEN

India's white-marble Taj Mahal is turning yellow and green as the 17th century mausoleum weathers filthy air in the world's eighth-most polluted city. One of the seven Wonders of the...

DOZENS DIE IN KARACHI FROM RELENTLESS HEATWAVE

At least 65 people have died in recent days from a suffocating heatwave that has afflicted Karachi, Pakistan's sprawling southern port metropolis, the charitable foundation that runs the city's...

TALIBAN ATTACKS GHAZNI DISTRICTS, CLASHES ONGOING

Local police officials confirmed on Tuesday morning that Taliban attacked Dih Yak and Jaghatu districts of central Ghazni province on Monday night and heavy clashes are ongoing. In the meantime,...

Pakistan’s comments on wanting peace will be taken seriously, says Indian defence minister

India's Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that India will take any "comment on wanting peace" by Pakistani officials "seriously", Indian media reported Monday (May 21). Sitharaman, while talking to...

Pentagon accuses Russia to avoid criticism over Afghanistan campaign: Analyst

A Pentagon representative has claimed that Russia is not doing enough to address the radicalization of terrorists. Earlier, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov said that Daesh* is fleeing...

Bangabandhu-I reaches orbital position

Bangladesh's first geostationary communication satellite Bangabandhu-I (BS-I) has reached the desired location (orbital slot) 10 days after of its launch from Florida. "Our satellite has taken its position and started...

Indian court jails former diplomat for passing on secrets to Pakistan

An Indian diplomat convicted on charges of passing state secrets to Pakistan’s intelligence services has been jailed for three years, her lawyer said on Sunday. Madhuri Gupta was found guilty...

Taleban warn Kabul residents to ‘keep away’ ahead of attacks

The Taleban warned Kabul residents on Monday (May 21) to avoid "military centres" in the heavily fortified city, saying they are planning more attacks in the capital, where civilians...

GNH: Bhutan’s way of measuring Happiness

At a world bank forum held in February 2002 in Kathmandu, Nepal, the representative of Bhutan, a himalayan buddhist kingdom the size of Switzerland asserted while his country's gross...

The Maldives Elections Commission on Monday announced that anyone convicted of a criminal offence could not legally contest in a political party's presidential primary, warning that such elections would...

June 19 proposed for PM Oli’s China visit

Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is likely to embark on a five-day state visit to China beginning June 19—his second foreign visit since assuming office on February 15. Top...

Myanmar urges Bangladesh to begin repatriation of 2223 refugees soon

Myanmar urged Bangladesh to repatriate as soon as possible 2223 refugees who have been approved out of the more than 8000 names submitted for repatriation by Dhaka a few...

Sri Lanka warns of looming foreign debt crisis

Sri Lanka is headed for a debt crisis, the finance ministry warned Sunday, blaming a series of costly projects commissioned by the previous government for record-high repayments. Finance Minister Mangala...

Why Russia still matters so much to India

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in the Russian city of Sochi for an informal summit with President Vladimir Putin, we analyse the significance of ties between the two...

Talk to Taliban or fight endless Afghan war, Russia tells US

Russia said the US will have to drop its opposition to negotiating directly with the Taliban on the eventual pullout of American troops from Afghanistan or face a grinding...

Growing bonhomie between India & US forcing ‘distanced’ Russia to get close to Pak,...

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets ready to hold an informal summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, the message that he will first and foremost convey to...

BD opposition party interested in building relationship with India

A powerful faction of the BNP wants to end the party’s historic hostility to India and build sustainable ties with the neighbouring country based on more than a short...

Anger grows against BJP in Assam over Centre’s proposed move to grant citizenship to...

Members of North East Women's Front, a pressure group based in North East India, have launched a protest in Delhi against the Centre's move to pass the Citizenship (Amendment)...