Monthly Archives: November 2016

India reluctant, Nepal at bay

It has been almost three weeks since the Indian government banned circulation of high-value banknotes. But they are still indifferent to the Nepali government’s proposal of providing exchange facility...

Taliban offer security to Afghan govt

  The Afghan Taliban offered to protect major government projects. The offer was made at a time when the forces of the Kabul government is fighting against Taliban to regain...

Regional readjustments impact Afghanistan

All sorts of conflicting regional initiatives are being taken in Afghanistan in the name of establishing peace and stability. India’s Amritsar is set to host the sixth Heart of...

2nd Amendment Nepal Constitution registered

A government officer registering the bill in the parliament secretariat late Wednesday night. Pic: RSS A late night cabinet meeting on Wednesday endorsed a second constitution amendment bill, and hurriedly...

Who is going to relent?

Present political crisis is a result of a combination of issue-based and self-interest-based positions. It is difficult to separate issues from self-interests, for all self-interests are disguised as political...

7 Soldiers Killed In Terror Attack On Army Base Near Jammu

Seven soldiers, including two officers, were killed in a huge terror attack on Tuesday at an army base near Jammu in the town of Nagrota, just 20 kilometres from...

50pc Indians disapprove of Modi’s Pakistan policies, Pew survey finds

A Pew survey published recently on Indian attitudes shows that nearly half of respondents across the border do not approve of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policies concerning Pakistan. The...

In battle of attrition, Army losing many of its men

With the latest incident, 89 personnel, including several officers, have been ‘killed in action’ in Jammu and Kashmir this year. The dramatic increase in number of casualties among security force...

Bangladesh: Relaxing Investment Policy Cloaking Capital Flight

Bangladeshi investors are getting relaxed foreign investment opportunity without any specific policy. Bangladesh Bank will oversee investment on the case-to-case basis. No circular will be issued regarding how the...

Indian Defense Minister Visiting Dhaka To Impede China Influence?

India’s defense minister and one of Narendra Modi’s most reliable person Manohar Parrikar is set for a two-day visit to Dhaka on Wednesday. During the visit, he will meet...

That huge sinkhole in Japan sinking again

Panic in Japan as giant sinkhole which was repaired in just a week begins to sink again. A 30-meter hole suddenly appeared at the busy intersection in Fukuoka earlier...

Bhutan minimizes border dispute with China

Bhutan, after blocking the ratification of the India initiated ‘four nations sub-regional road connectivity’ deal, has advanced a long way to minimize its dispute with China on border issues....

Pakistan ready to hold talks with India, says Abdul Basit

Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Monday, in an interview with Indian TV channel Aaj Tak, said that Pakistan is ready for a dialogue with India on the sidelines...

PM Modi Was Among 22 Targets Of Arrested Al Qaeda Suspects

  Three people arrested Monday in Madurai in Tamil Nadu were planning to attack 22 top political leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The arrests were made by the National Investigation...

FIH halts Pakistan team’s  participation in Junior Hockey World Cup in India

International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Monday disallowed the Pakistan team to participate in Men's Hockey Junior World Cup 2016, which is being held in India from December 8 to...

India’s dangerous politics of water

IT has been discussed in fringe and jingoistic circles for years, but since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi threatened to use water as a weapon against Pakistan, India’s rights...

Call for a rethink of India’s regional policy

The transformation of Gwadar port on the Pakistan coast as a base for Chinese Navy ships was long expected, but when media reports actually appeared on Friday to that...

Nepal Downhill on SDGs

Nepal is lagging its South Asian (SA) counterparts in preparing a comprehensive plan to localize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The plan is essential to roll out programmers declared...

Russia and Turkmenistan in Gwadar-CPEC: New Sign of Polarization

Pakistan approves Russia's request to use Baluchistan’s Gwadar deep-sea port on a commercial basis, thus joining China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Authorities also decided to deploy Chinese aircraft carrier for...

TTP and Currency Markets: Election of Donald Trump Foreshadows Trade War in Asia

US President-elect Donald Trump has effectively sunk the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the broad trade and investment agreement that formed the economic centrepiece of President Barack Obama’s “pivot to...

Suu Kyi ‘legitimising genocide’ of Rohingyas

The army crackdown against Muslim Rohingyas in the Rakhine state of Myanmar, perceived to be the most persecuted community in the world, has been continuing for over a month,...
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