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After asking Bhutan and Sikkim to revolt against India, China says India is urging Tibetans to revolt

After asking Bhutan and Sikkim to revolt against India, China says India is urging Tibetans to revolt

Beijing, July 11 (newsin.asia): After China called upon the Bhutanese and the Sikkimese to revolt against India, India appears to be trying to wrench Tibet away from China by getting the “Tibetan government in exile” to hoist an independent Tibet flag. According to the Chinese official organ Global.Tijmes said that the head of the Tibetan "government in exile," Lobsang Sangay,...

Lankan Buddhist monks slam the brakes on constitution making process

Lankan Buddhist monks slam the brakes on constitution making process

By Frances Bulathsinghala/South Asian Monitor The Maithripala Sirisena-Ranil Wickremesinghe regime in Sri Lanka is suffering from a stress induced migraine since its election in 2015, triggered by strikes from trade unions against foreign assisted development projects, strikes by doctors against a controversial private medical college, and the shadow of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, suffered yet another attack when the top...

Respecting dignity of persons with disability

Respecting dignity of persons with disability

By Nirmi Vitarana A friend recently shared an article published in an online edition of an English medium national newspaper. The article was well intentioned, and spoke about the weakness of non-compliance to universal accessibility regulations in Sri Lanka’s infrastructure and public spaces, and which results in marginalizing a significant minority in our society – who the writer references as...

India-Sri Lanka economic relationship, not a one-way street, says Indian envoy

India-Sri Lanka economic relationship, not a one-way street, says Indian envoy

Colombo, July 10: The Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, is taking pains to assuage Sri Lankan fears that India is planning to dominate the Sri Lankan economy through its projects and especially through the proposed Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA), writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Express. “The proposed Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement is in mutual...

China fishing in India’s troubled North-East

China fishing in India’s troubled North-East

In its no holds barred tussle with India to corner the latter militarily and politically, and reduce its political and economic stature in its own backyard - South Asia - China has revealed plans to stoke disaffection in India’s troubled North-East. writes P.K.Balachandran in www.southasianmonitor.com That the North-East has been India’s soft underbelly since the early 1960s has come in...

UNESCO says Indian coal fired power plant in Bangladesh won’t damage Sundarbans forest

UNESCO says Indian coal fired power plant in Bangladesh won’t damage Sundarbans forest

Dhaka, July 10 (BDNews24): UNESCO has allowed the construction of the India-aided 1320 MW coal fired power plant at Rampal in the Sundabans reserve forest in Bangladesh, on the grounds that it is satisfied with the environment protection measures that will be taken by the Bangladesh government, Tawfiq-e​-Elahi Chowdhury, the Energy Advisor to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, said here on...

France and Germany, two former enemies, share an embassy in Bangladesh

France and Germany, two former enemies, share an embassy in Bangladesh

Dhaka,July 9 (BDNews24): : France and Germany who had been bitter enemies in the past, are now sharing an embassy in Bangladesh as a political project to demonstrate unity. “For us it’s a political project,” the German envoy Thomas Prinz said, while inaugurating the building in Baridhara together with his French counterpart Sophie Aubert on Sunday. The joint embassy building...

Bangladesh bans joint production of films with foreign countries

Bangladesh bans joint production of films with foreign countries

Dhaka, June 9 (BDNews24): In response to representations from the local film industry, Bangladesh has banned production of films with foreign collaboration until the formulation of new guidelines. The suspension will primarily affect co-productions with the Bengali film industry based in Kolkata in India. The decision was made at a meeting held between the Ministry of Information and film industry...

Pakistani cancer patient appeals to Sushma Swaraj for medical visa after rejection

Pakistani cancer patient appeals to Sushma Swaraj for medical visa after rejection

A Pakistani woman suffering from cancer has pleaded India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj for help after her medical visa application was rejected by the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, reports Scoop Whoop. Faiza Tanveer is suffering from a recurrent ameloblastoma, an oral tumor which is aggressive in nature. Tanveer had planned to visit the Inderprastha Dental College and Hospital (IDCH) in Ghaziabad,...

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