Myanmar Police fired two warning shots to break up a confrontation between Buddhist nationalists and Muslims in Rangoon’s Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township that reportedly left one person injured in the early hours of Wednesday.
The Bhutan government proposed to revise the monthly pay of local government (LG) members by 40 percent, their daily allowance (DA) by 33 to 66 percent along with the entitlement to claim mileage while... More
India indicated that it has taken up the issue of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s attendance at a Sikh community event in Toronto that saw a felicitation of separatist elements again, after
earlier protests on... More
Top leaders of major political parties including Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal have signed a commitment letter to abide by the election code of conduct.
Earlier, Wednesday, the Election Commission (EC) has summoned top leaders... More
The Maldives criminal court has released Jumhooree Party leader Gasim Ibrahim with conditions after 20 days in police custody.
According to defence lawyer Hisaan Hussain, the court imposed seven conditions for the opposition lawmaker’s release,... More
The Pakistan prime minister's adviser on foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz, on Wednesday said a Pak-Iran border commission has been formed and will hold its first meeting within a month.
He said the commission will comprise... More
Sri Lanka has taken the unusual step of clearing wasps from a tea plantation to ensure Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not get stung during his upcoming visit.
Police in Hatton, 125km east of... More
Amid the initial confusion over contrasting provisional results, both parties had claimed victory in the elections.
The confusion seems to stem from the contrasting preliminary results reported by state broadcaster Public Service Media (PSM) and... More
The ruling CPN (Maoist Centre), Nepali Congress, main opposition CPN-UML have agreed to move ahead the constitution amendment process at the legislature parliament on May18.
In the meeting held at Prime Minister’s residence in Baluwatar... More
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) is forecasting Sri Lanka’s economy to grow by 4.8% this year, marginally up from 4.4% in 2016.
However the UNESCAP estimate is... More
Pakistan has made five recommendations aimed at addressing alleged human rights issues in India before the United Nations, reflecting the chill in ties between the two countries.
In comments certain to irk New Delhi, Pakistan... More
A South African attempting to climb Mount Everest alone and without a permit has been ordered off the mountain, had his passport confiscated and will be fined US$22,000 (S$30,914), an official said on Monday... More
European Union Ambassador in Colombo, Tung-Lai Margue said he hoped his colleagues in the Member States and in the European Parliament would soon indicate their willingness to grant the GSP plus facility to Sri... More
Abdul Aleem, the secretary-general of former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s faction of the divided ruling party, has paid an MVR85,000 (US$5,500) fine for contempt of court.
Aleem was fined by the civil court on April... More
Calcutta High Court Judge C.S. Karnan on Monday issued an order sentencing eight Supreme Court judges to five years of “rigorous imprisonment” and imposed a fine of ₹10,0000 each under the Scheduled Castes and... More
A Chinese delegation that arrived here (Kabul) on Monday said realization of Beijing’s One Road One Belt Initiative (BRI) would turn Afghanistan into a regional intersection.
The six-member delegation led by Xing Guangcheng, Director General... More
The Indian defence ministry seems to have unlocked the strategic partnership (SP) logjam with a firm push from the Prime Minister’s Office and sustained focus by defence minister Arun Jaitley, setting up the private... More
The government of Myanmar has warned it will take action over false news and rumors it claims are being disseminated to cause instability and confusion.
In a statement published by the state-run Global New Light... More
Tehran on Sunday expressed its readiness to work together with Kabul on legalising the status of Afghans living in the neighbouring country and offered all possible support to the war-torn nation..
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad... More
Bangladesh is opposed to any regional hub of the Asian Development Bank as most country and sub-regional offices are faring well, said Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Sunday.
"I'm not in favour of the regional... More
Parliament’s meeting has been postponed till after the first phase of local level elections, amid confusion over whether the legislature should continue with the impeachment motion filed against Chief Justice Sushila Karki even after... More