Daily Archives: January 23, 2017

India Plans Railway connectivity with neighbors

To counter the China’s influence in the region, India plans to build rail links with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal. It will develop regional connectivity and boost trade. Last...

Bhutanese transport operators against BBIN deal

Transport operators in Bhutan see the Delhi-initiated Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal (BBIN) motor vehicle agreement a major obstacle to their livelihood as the country’s the government is looking...

SAARC varsity campus to miss 2018 deadline

The permanent campus of South Asian University (SAU), an international varsity sponsored by the SAARC countries, will now be ready by 2020 instead of 2018 due to the delay...

Bangladesh to invest in hydro projects in Nepal-Bhutan, import electricity

Bangladesh plans to sign an agreement with Nepal to invest in hydropower projects and import electricity, the state minister for power said recently. “The deal will be signed within a...

India gears up to position hundreds of tanks along Pakistan border

India is planning to deploy over 460 main battle tanks (MBTs) along the border with Pakistan. The deployment will significantly boost India’s already sizeable tank presence at the frontier....

Understanding Islam and accepting diversity

"We bring ourselves to religion. We bring our impulses in to religion. If we want violence and hate, we bring that to religion and if we want peace we...

Indian IT industry anxious with Trump’s statement

New Delhi skeptical about India’s interest as Donald Trump assumes the office of US president. Immediately after Trump took the office he relatedly uttered the slogan America First” and...

It is a balloon, it is a kite!

It is the Budget season. The good, bad and ugly (ideas) will be on display. One idea that is in the realm of speculation is Universal Basic Income (UBI)....

Russia’s new opportunity in South Asia

With apprehension rising high that a 'Pakistan-India war just one terrorist attack away’, no initiative to bring the two South Asian arch rival to the negotiating table so far...

Two killed in attack on Assam Rifles vehicle in Tinsukia

Suspected militants attacked an Assam Rifles vehicle escoring tourists, killing two personnel and injuring several others at Jagun 12the Mile Barabasti near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. The attack is suspected...

Congress Finally Admits Priyanka Gandhi Is In Charge

So the Congress is finally acknowledging that Priyanka Gandhi is very much in politics and calling the shots that matter such as being the chief negotiator in the critical...