Daily Archives: January 14, 2017

Kashmir forsaken

Over 30 years ago, prime minister Indira Gandhi called off talks with Pakistan on a no-war pact because Pakistan’s representative to the UN Human Rights Commission, Agha Hilaly, had...

Indian Army Chief’s comment about “Cold Start” Doctrine sparks controversy

Recent remarks by India’s new army chief General Bipin Rawat have raised questions if the country has revived its controversial "Cold Start" Doctrine for any future standoff with Pakistan,...

India’s war doctrine

Cold Start was supposed to be a non-starter. At least that is what India’s political and military leadership had claimed ever since the doctrine was mooted by the Indian...

Coal-laden vessel sinks near B’desh Sundarbans

Another coal-laden vessel sank near the Sundarbans Friday morning. MV Aichgati, a lighterage ship carrying over 1,000 tonnes of coal to Noapara in Jessore, sank in the estuary of...

Sri Lanka hit by worst drought in decades

Sri Lankan Disaster Management Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said that the country was facing the worst drought in four decades. He warned of a crisis in agricultural and power...

Nepal appointed 80 High Court judges

Nepal appointed 80 judges at the High Courts. The appointments were made at a meeting of the Judicial Council on Thursday with the Chief Justice Sushila Karki in the...

Zakir Naik’s IRF challenges ban

Islamic preacher Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) on Friday challenged the validity of its ban by the Centre under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). However, the government claimed...

PM Narendra Modi In, Mahatma Gandhi Out On Khadi Calendar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has replaced Mahatma Gandhi on the 2017 calendars of government's khadi enterprise in a move described by many in the opposition as "sacrilege". Top government sources...

We reserve right to retaliate on Pak. actions: Says Indian army chief

Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat on Friday said India awaited Pakistan’s response on maintaining peace in Jammu and Kashmir but cautioned that in case “they act wrongly, we reserve...