Internal differences stymie Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s effectiveness

Internal differences stymie Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s effectiveness

Astana, June 12: The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which held a summit here in the Kazakh capital this month, has been around for a long time.But till date, it has little to show by way or concrete achievements whether in security or economic cooperation, because of a lack of internal cohesion, writes P.K.Balachandran in South […]

Sri Lankan Ranil Jayawardena wins UK election for the second time

Sri Lankan Ranil Jayawardena wins UK election for the second time

London, June 10 (newsin.asia): Ranil Jayawardena of Sri Lankan origin has emerged victorious in the June 8 British parliamentary elections for the second time, bagging 65.5% of the votes cast in the Hampshire North East constituency. A “traditional conservative” Jayawardena had no difficulty in beating his nearest rival, Barry Jones of Labor. Jones got only […]

Preet Kaur Gill is the first Sikh woman and T.S.Dhesi the first turbaned Sikh in British parliament

Preet Kaur Gill is the first Sikh woman and T.S.Dhesi the first turbaned Sikh in British parliament

London, June 9, (newsin.asia):  Preet Kaur Gill becomes the first Sikh woman and   Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, the first turbaned Sikh, to be elected to the British House of Commons. The number of Indian-origin MPs in parliament goes up from 10 to a record 12. Seven of the 12 Indian Origin MPs are from the Labor […]

Hasina congratulates her niece Tulip, Rushanara and Rupa for winning UK elections

Hasina congratulates her niece Tulip, Rushanara and Rupa for winning UK elections

Dhaka, June 9 (newsin.asia): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has congratulated her niece Tulip Siddiq, Rushanara Ali and Rupa Huq for their victory in the UK general elections. President Md Abdul Hamid has also congratulated them. The three Bangladeshi-origin politicians secured major victories for the Labor Party in the election held on Thursday. BDNews24 reported that […]

BIMSTEC’s success hinges on eschewing parochialism, says Secy Gen. Nakandala

BIMSTEC’s success hinges on eschewing parochialism, says Secy Gen. Nakandala

Dhaka June 7 (newsin.asia): Sumith Nakandala, Secretary General of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), has called upon member states to eschew parochialism and pettiness and develop  pluralistic values to help BIMSTEC realize its full potential as an engine of economic development in the Bay of Bengal region. “ […]

Modi’s regime is a lot of optics with little substance

Modi’s regime is a lot of optics with little substance

By P.K.Balachandran/www.southasianmonitor.com Colombo, June 4: Having completed 60% of his five-year term in May this year, it is time Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was assessed both by the people of India and the regime itself. To win the next elections in May 2019, just two years down the line, Modi should have begun delivering […]

Champions Trophy: India begin title defense with 124-run win over Pakistan

Champions Trophy: India begin title defense with 124-run win over Pakistan

Birmingham, June 4 (Indian Express): India outplayed Pakistan in their first game of the Champions Trophy, beating their arch-rivals by 124 runs (D/L) here. India posted 319/3 and Pakistan were bowled out for 164 in chase of their revised target of 289 off 41 overs. Taha Anis of Express Tribune adds five talking points from […]

America’s dishonest President

America’s dishonest President

By The Los Angeles Times Editorial Team It was no secret during the campaign that Donald Trump was a narcissist and a demagogue who used fear and dishonesty to appeal to the worst in American voters. The Times called him unprepared and unsuited for the job he was seeking, and said his election would be a “catastrophe.” […]

Sri Lanka’s Rohan Perera to be Vice President of 72 nd. Session of UN General Assembly

Sri Lanka’s Rohan Perera to be Vice President of 72 nd. Session of UN General Assembly

Colombo, June 3 (newsin.asia):  Sri Lanka has been elected by acclamation to serve as one of the Vice-Presidents of the General Assembly for its 72nd Session (September 2017 to August 2018) representing the Asia and Pacific Group. The position will be occupied by Dr.Amrith Rohan Perera, Permanent Representative of Sri Lankaiat the UN. The General […]

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