Criminals and sexual predators scour Rohingya camps for women and kids

Criminals and sexual predators scour Rohingya camps for women and kids

By Liam Cochrane/ABC In the Rohingya refugee camps on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, criminal gangs and sexual predators scour for orphans and destitute women, who are  forced into “survival sex”, aid groups say. “We’ve heard stories of people coming in and offering people, looking for orphans and saying, ‘We’ll take you to a safe place’,” Zia […]

Moves to abolish Executive Presidency failed due to greed for power

Moves to abolish Executive Presidency failed due to greed for power

By Veeragathy Thanabalasingham/Daily Express It was interesting to read the peculiar reason given by former President Mahinda Rajapkasa for his decision to hold the Presidential election in January 2015, two years ahead of schedule Talking to the media last Sunday outside the Tangalla Remand Prison where his eldest son and parliamentarian, Namal Rajapaksa, was being […]

Bangladesh to sign 15-year deal to buy Indian gasoil on October 22

Bangladesh to sign 15-year deal to buy Indian gasoil on October 22

Numaligarh (Assam) October 19 (Reuters) :Bangladesh Petroleum Corp (BPC) is set to sign on October 22, a 15-year deal with Indian oil refiner Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL)  to import gasoil to meet the country’s energy demand. The sales and purchase agreement is expected to be signed during Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj’s visit to […]

Buddhist high priests’ stand could thwart Lankan constitution making process

Buddhist high priests’ stand could thwart Lankan constitution making process

Colombo, October 19 (newsin.asia): The Sri Lankan constitution making process is likely to come to a grinding halt as the representatives of the Malwatte and Asgiriya chapters of the Buddhist Maha Sangha, have opposed any change in the constitution, whether piecemeal or wholesale. The Karaka Maha Sangha Sabha, of the Malwatu & Asgiriya Chapters which […]

After 19 th.Congress Xi would aim at replacing US as Asia’s policeman

After 19 th.Congress Xi would aim at replacing US as Asia’s policeman

Beijing, October 19 (newsin.asia): After the 19 th. Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which began in Beijing on Wednesday, President Xi Jinping is expected to continue his pushy foreign policy with renewed vigor and confidence with the aim of replacing the US as Asia’s policeman, writes P.K.Balachandran. Countries like India, which have an […]

Hasina-Sinha rift shows fragility of Bangladesh judiciary’s independence

Hasina-Sinha rift shows fragility of Bangladesh judiciary’s independence

The widening rift between the Bangladesh Supreme Court Chief Justice, Surendra Kumar Sinha, and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina over the 16 th. Constitutional Amendment (16A) has again brought out the extreme fragility of the independence of the judiciary in that country, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Mirror. The 16(A) gives parliament power to sack a higher […]

Forensic Services of Maldives Police gears itself to meet modern day challenges

Forensic Services of Maldives Police gears itself to meet modern day challenges

Male, October 16 (newsin.asia): Maldives is a small country, an archipelago of tiny islands, but it is bang in the middle of the strategically important Indian Ocean. The idyllic islands scattered across a vast area, are also a major tourist destination in the South Asian region attracting millions from North America, Europe, China and Japan […]

Congress defeats BJP in Gurdaspur in landmark parliamentary election

Congress defeats BJP in Gurdaspur in landmark parliamentary election

Gurdaspur, October 16 (Indian Express):  Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar has won the Gurdaspur by-electionin the Punjab with huge margin of 1,93,219 votes defeating Bhartiya Janta Party candidate Sawarn Singh Salaria. Jakhar got 4,99,752 votes against 3,06,553 votes casted for runner up Salaria. AAP candidate Suresh Khajuria couldn’t save his security deposit with a total of […]

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