Daily Archives: November 8, 2016

Sri Lanka to summon Chinese envoy

  The government plans on summoning Chinese Ambassador, Yi Xianliang, for criticizing the government, over its 'inconsistent' policies on China's involvement in the country, says the Foreign Ministry. Sources in the...

Mukherjee crossed lines, says ex-PM

Jhala Nath Khanal, former Prime Minister and senior leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist), said that Indian President Pranab Mukherjee spoke beyond his jurisdiction by...

Political leaders push Taliban for talks

  A number of Afghan political leaders have moved to broker peace talks between government and the Taliban following secret talks between the two parties in Qatar recently. Sayed Ishaq Gailani,...

Afghan MPs call for review of security pact with US

  Blaming the government’s failures in ensuring security, several Wolesi Jirga , on November 7, calling for a review of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States. Speaker Abdur...

UN SG concerned over situation at LoC

NEW YORK: expressed his concerns over escalation in tensions at the Line of Control and urged Pakistan and India to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogues. UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric,...

Pakistan opposes new permanent seats at UNSC

Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi, on November 7, said that Pakistan firmly opposes the creation of new permanent seats at Security Council. Lodhi was addressing the...

India put on hold NDTV ban

  The one-day ban on NDTV's Hindi channel, widely condemned, has been put on hold by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry of India. The decision comes after the Supreme Court...

Defence attaches in India briefed on the country’s security concerns

Indian army officers, on November 7, briefed the defence and military attaches of various countries posted in Delhi about the “global and regional security scenario” and India’s “security concerns”,...

China refuses to budge on India’s NSG bid

Ahead of this week's NSG meet in Vienna, China, on November 7, stuck to its guns saying there was "no change" in its stand on India's membership bid which...

Whereabouts of Daud Merchant Unknown

The whereabouts of the Indian citizen Abdul Rauf alias Daud Merchant, accused of the murder of musician Gulshan Kumar in India, has been unknown since his release from Dhaka...

Sri Lanka barking up wrong tree?

By Ranga Jayasuriya Perhaps the Foreign Ministry is barking up the wrong tree. This time, it is China. All that began with certain remarks made by the Chinese Ambassador in Sri...

Across the aisle: No questions please, we are patriots

By P Chidambaram: A new social and political code is in the making: Don’t ask questions. It is the exact opposite of the ethos that was considered absolutely necessary in...

Looking for a humane solution

The agreement between India and Sri Lanka on establishing a Joint Working Group on fisheries is a small step forward in resolving the dispute between fishermen of both countries....