The Attari-Wagah border between India and Pakistan displayed the mix of excitement and momentousness this August 14-15 midnight that it usually does as the two countries celebrate their Independence Days. this midnight occasion has become its own ritual, poignant and significant in its meaning, for nearly two decades now, says a report in the peace website www.amankiasha.com
Atal Behari Vajpayee, former Indian Prime Minister, leader of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and an acknowledged peacenik, died here on Thursday after a prolonged illness. He was 93. A poet-politician, Vajpayee was one of the most popular leaders of the BJP.
The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), which is the largest opposition party in the Maldives, had stated in its manifesto for the September 23 Presidential election, that the Presidential system will be replaced by the Westminster-style parliamentary system, according to Hamid Abdul Ghafoor, International spokesman for the MDP.
Archaeologists from the Shanghai Museum embarked on a 40-day excavation mission to Sri Lanka on Monday.The group will be working in ancient ruins in Jaffna alongside representatives from the Central Cultural Fund and a local university in Sri Lanka
As in so many other developing societies of South Asia, in Assam too, myths and dogma take root, develop their own reality, and begin to dictate political debate unchallenged by the mainstream media, academia or larger intelligentsia. Such is also the case with what can only be called the myth of continuing Bangladeshi migration into Assam.” – Anindita Dasgupta, The Myth of the Assamese Bangladeshi
Former India Test captain Ajit Wadekar, who led the country to its first Test series win in England in 1971 passed away at the age of 77 on Wednesday after a prolonged illness. He breathed his last at Mumbai’s Jaslok Hospital. Wadekar made his debut in 1966 against the West Indies and went on to represent India in 37 Tests and two one-day internationals.
Six assassins of the founder of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibut Rahman, who had been sentenced to death nine years ago, are still at large.
The six convicts still at large are Abdur Rashid, Shariful Haque Dalim, M Rashed Chowdhury, SHMB Noor Chowdhury, Abdul Majed and Risaldar Moslemuddin. Interpol has issued a red notice against them.
A newly-elected lawmaker of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) from Multan has been making waves in the Punjab Assembly in Pakistan owing to his Sikh background coupled with his overt patriotism. Sardar Mahinder Pal Singh was elected Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) on a reserved seat for minorities in the assembly.
The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Janbaz Khan, has said that Pakistan has always stood by Sri Lanka in its quest for “national security, democracy, Rule of Law and economic progress.” High Commissioner Khan was speaking at a function in the Pakistan High Commission here to mark his country’s 71 st.Indpendence Day on Tuesday.
Colombo, Aug 15 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s national air carrier, SriLankan Airlines has temporarily suspended flights to and from the South Indian city of Cochin until Aug 18, following the closure of Cochin Airport due to flooding in the region. Cochin Airport was closed today (15th August) until 2 p.m. on 18th August due to […]