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Nepal likely to form national govt after PM’s resignation

Nepal likely to form national govt after PM’s resignation

July 25 – The Communist Party of Nepal, on Monday, said that it had begun the preparatory work to form a national consensus government, hours after Nepal’s Prime Minister K.P. Oli tendered his resignation. Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) Spokesperson, Pampha Bhusal told journalists that her party was confident that other Communist leaders would also join them in support...

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan freed in poaching cases

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan freed in poaching cases

July 25 – A court in India, on Monday, acquitted a popular Indian movie actor of shooting and killing endangered animals in the state of Rajasthan, two decades ago. The Rajasthan High Court acquitted 50 year old Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in two poaching cases, after he and seven others were accused of killing a gazelle and two protected antelopes...

Boosting Trade, Investment May Be UK Asia-Pacific Minister Alok Sharma’s Priority

Boosting Trade, Investment May Be UK Asia-Pacific Minister Alok Sharma’s Priority

Boosting Trade, Investment May Be UK Asia-Pacific Minister Alok Sharma’s Priority   Colombo, July 25: Going by his professional background and areas of involvement earlier in his political career, the newly appointed British Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Alok Sharma, will in all likelihood promote trade and investment with the countries of South Asia rather than harp on human...

US Naval ship arrives in Sri Lanka to increase bilateral ties

US Naval ship arrives in Sri Lanka to increase bilateral ties

July 25 (NIA) - A US naval ship, 'LPD-18 USS New Orleans', arrived in the Port of Colombo, in the Sri Lankan capital on Monday, to increase bilateral ties with the Sri Lanka Navy, the navy media unit said here. The ship was ceremonially welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on her arrival. The US Embassy...

India Expels Three Chinese Journalists

India Expels Three Chinese Journalists

India has expelled three journalists of the Chinese official news agency, Xinhua, by refusing to renew their visas to work in the country, a move that could worsen the already strained relations between the two countries, the new Delhi-based Hindustan Times reported on July 24.   On July 14, all three were informed that they had to leave India by...

Ethno-Religious Conflict Has Plagued Afghanistan For Long

Ethno-Religious Conflict Has Plagued Afghanistan For Long

Saturday’s suicide attack on a crowd of demonstrators belonging to the Hazara community in Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul, which left 80 dead and several hundreds wounded, is symptomatic of a deep seated and long standing problem plaguing the country, the problem of weaving into a single nation a country which is sharply divided on ethnic and religious lines. Though...

India Informally Protests To Lanka About Pakistani Demo on Kashmir

India Informally Protests To Lanka About Pakistani Demo on Kashmir

Colombo, July 24: India has unofficially told the Sri Lankan government that it is concerned about the Pakistan High Commission-organized anti-Indian demonstration on Kashmir held here on July 21, The New Indian Express reported today.. About 20 people, including members of the Pakistan-embassy sponsored Kashmir Study Forum, demonstrated before the UN office on Bauddhaloka Mawatha, holding placards asking the UN...

Thousands protest in Maldives demanding President’s resignation

Thousands protest in Maldives demanding President’s resignation

July 23 (NIA) – Thousands of opposition supporters gathered in the Maldivian capital Male in the early hours of Saturday, protesting against President Abdulla Yameen’s government and calling for the President’s immediate resignation. Protestors, who were supporters of the Maldives United Opposition which is backed by former President Mohamed Nasheed, chanted slogans for the police and military to change the...

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