Yearly Archives: 2016

BIMSTEC connectivity for food security

  Connectivity and infrastructure development received the utmost importance at the meeting of the BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) member countries in Thimphu, the...

China blocks India’s bid at UN to blacklist Jaish-e  chief Masood Azhar

China has blocked India's request to add the head of the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) to a UN Security Council blacklist of groups linked to al Qaeda, India...

Assam 2016: Citizenship for minorities a big worry

For Assam, 2016 was one of the most eventful years in the recent past, with politics centering round the issue of protecting the indigenous communities from a “demographic invasion”...

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav expeled  from party by father Mulayam

THE FAMILY feud in the Samajwadi Party (SP) reached a breaking point on Friday as party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav expelled his son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and...

US urges amicable solution of Indus Waters Treaty dispute between India, Pakistan

US Secretary of State John Kerry made a telephone call to the Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar on Thursday night in which he said United States was aware of...

India journeys from multilateral to bilateral

Donald Trump’s win in the U.S. presidential elections, Britain’s Brexit vote, Russia’s successes in Syria, Chinese actions in South China Sea and North Korea’s testing  of H-bomb parts —...

India threatens to portray China as terror abettor

India has threatened to imprint China as terror abettor if it continues the “technical hold” on a ban against the Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar by the UN Security Council....

Succession in Dravidian politics

While dissent against Sashikala’s leadership grows at the lower tiers of the organization, the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party leaders, in a general council, passed...

Peace in Afghanistan, history repeats itself

History is set to repeat itself in Afghanistan. Tuesday’s trilateral consultation in Moscow involving Russia, China and Pakistan indicates that the same tactics – enemy’s enemy is my friend...

‘The NLD-Dominated Parliament Has Not Thought About Federalism in Advance’

Myanmar media The Irrawaddy’s HtetNaing Zaw recently sat down with U OoHla Saw, an outspoken Lower House lawmaker representing Arakan State’s MraukU, to outline his perspective as an Arakan...

BD demands immediate return of all Rohingyas

Dhaka has demanded early repatriation of the entire Myanmar population staying in Bangladesh, and expressed Bangladesh's readiness to engage with Myanmar to discuss the process and modalities of repatriation. The...

Make Rohingya issue a priority

Twenty-three Nobel laureates and global leaders have urged the members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) to urgently put the persisting Rohingya crisis on the Security Council's agenda and...

Foreign policy, Act III

Any contemporary situation appears to follow a pattern described by Shakespeare centuries ago. The third act of his plays is the ‘climax’, which is characterised by acute complications in...

China confirms joint military drill with Nepal for first time

Amid concerns of India over the proposed military drill, China on Thursday officially announced that it is holding joint military exercise with Nepal next year. Speaking at a monthly news...
CPEC Sindh

China approve inclusion of 3 Sindh projects in CPEC

Chinese authorities have in principle approved inclusion in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) of three development projects in Sindh including the Karachi Circular Railways, Keti Bandar and Special Economic...
Rajapaksa

Rajapaksa confident to topple Govt in 2017

Former President and Kurunegala District SLFP MP Mahinda Rajapaksa said his sole focus in 2017 will be that of toppling the current regime and return to power for a...

Strategic polarization evident in SA

Sharp strategic polarization among major powers with South Asia at the center is about to emerge after certain developments this week in the region. Talks in Moscow between Russia,...

India plans to connect Bhutan via Int’l highway

Having failed to take the regional road connectivity plan forward as expected, India is drawing another plan to connect Assam with Bhutan by constructing a new International highway.   In November...

Why Kashmir Is So Angry With Us

Suspicious that the Maharaja may not accede to it, Pakistan decided to launch a military attack on Jammu and Kashmir in October 1947 in order to annex the state...

CPC, NWPC spurn UNP’s Bill in Sri Lanka

The Development (Special Provisions) draft bill seeking to create super minister to override the powers of the provincial councils was rejected by two-more SLFP dominated Provincial Councils. The Central Provincial...

Pak FS calls role of UN observers crucial in ensuring LoC peace

Pakistani Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said that the role of United Nations Monitoring Observer Group in India and Pakistan is of utmost importance in ensuring peaceful environment along the...
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