Daily Archives: November 7, 2016

Sirisena in India to attend WHO conference

  President Maithripala Sirisena left the country, for India 0n 7 November, to participate in a global anti-tobacco conference hosted in New Delhi. During his two-day visit, President Sirisena will participate...

Two jawans killed in Pakistan firing

Exchange of fire at forward posts in Sagra and Balnoi areas also reported Two soldiers were killed and five others, including two women, were injured as Pakistan Rangers resorted to...

EU parliament delegation will visit Dhaka

  A 15-member European Parliament delegation will arrive in Dhaka in the middle of November to discuss Bangladesh's politics, freedom of expression, and labour and human rights issues with politicians,...

J&K situation very fragile

Describing the situation in Jammu and Kashmir as “extremely fragile,” Director-General of Police K. Rajendra has said around 300 militants are active in the State and that continuing infiltration...

India concerned about BD Hindus safety

India expressed ‘grave concern’ about the safety and wellbeing of the the Hindu community people in Bangladesh, Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said in tweets on 6 November. Sushma Swaraj...

Japan, India to ink civil nuclear deal

Japan and India are set to sign a civil nuclear deal this week, as the two Asian allies look to boost economic and security ties to counter an assertive...

China to build two RLNG terminals at Gwadar

Pakistan has managed to get the two RLNG terminals deal at Gwadar done with China. With the change of the mode from built, own, operate and transfer (Boot) to...

Theresa May in India on 3-Day visit

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Delhi on 6 November evening on a three-day India visit. This is her first bilateral engagement outside Europe since taking office in...

By NIGEL GREEN: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s race for the White House is entering its final phase. And Asia is watching carefully because the policies and approaches of whoever wins...

Ominous curb on media freedom

The order of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, directing that Hindi television channel NDTV India be taken off air for 24 hours on November 9, is a serious violation...

Engaging with the enemy

By Arnab Neil Sengupta:   Nearly seven decades of hostility between India and Pakistan produced no clear winner except for the global arms industry. But this has not stopped a low-intensity...

Pronab reiterates New Delhi’s message to Nepal

Visiting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has called on political leadership in Nepal to accommodate broader sections of the society in constitution implementation. In separate meetings with the main opposition CPN-UML...

30 Terrorist Groups Operating in Afghanistan

 President Ashraf Ghani has said 30 terrorist organizations are operating in Afghanistan. President was addressing a joint conference of commanders from security and defense organs, the Afghan National Army (ANA),...

Efforts to engage Taliban yielded no progress

Afghanistan’s efforts to engage the Taliban and nudge Pakistan to assist the peace process have yielded no concrete results over the past two years, said the chief executive officer...

Pak army personnel replacing Rangers as tension rises

  In what seems to be a sign of escalating tensions, Pakistan army personnel are being increasingly deployed along the 190km international border in Jammu at border outposts and camps...

India revives project to buy Japanese US-2i aircrafts

  India has revived the stalled project to acquire a dozen Japanese US-2i amphibious aircraft, worth around Rs 10,000 crore, ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit to Tokyo on November...

No ‘unilateral action’ to change status quo

  China, on 4 November, said actions should not be taken by either side that may "unilaterally change" the status quo of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) as it...