Monthly Archives: March 2017

Cow slaughter law amended in Gujarat; penalty raised to life in prison

The Gujarat Assembly on Friday cleared a tough amendment to the law against cow slaughter in the state, increasing the punishment for such slaughter...

China to get rough with India if Dalai Lama visits Tawang

The Chinese Consul General in Kolkata, Ma Zhanwu has told India that China will be compelled to take action if India did not cancel...

Pakistan boycotts IPU assembly in Bangladesh

Pakistan will not attend the forthcoming session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) beginning in Bangladesh from Saturday (1 April) due to uneasy and tense...

How India’s tallest flag at Pakistan border keeps letting it down

India’s tallest flag, which towers over the border with Pakistan, keeps letting it down as it cannot stand up to the weather. The flag which...

Geopolitical bias hinders India in benefitting from Belt & Road initiative

At this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that the Belt and Road summit will be held in May...

BURY THE PAST, NOT THE FUTURE

Twenty four years of shared history between the eastern and western wings of Pakistan preceded the violent emergence of Bangladesh on a groundswell of...

In a first, Russian military delegation shown around North Waziristan

In an unprecedented development, Pakistan Army on Thursday took a Russian military delegation headed by Deputy Chief of General Staff, Colonel General Israkov Sergi...

Pakistan should raise India’s ‘state-sponsored terrorism’ in Kashmir at UN: AJK PM

Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider on Thursday called for the government to raise India's 'state sponsored terrorism' in held...

BD opposition BNP’s Monirul wins Comilla city polls

Bangladesh opposition BNP candidate Monirul Haque Sakku won the Comilla City Corporation mayoral polls despite alleged ballot-stuffing in at least a dozen polling centres...

Militancy burgeoning in absence of Democracy: Lisa Curtis

In absence of a competitive democratic system Islamic militancy is beginning to thrive, commented Lisa Curtis a senior research fellow of the Heritage Foundation...

South Asia no longer in India’s own sphere of influence

India has long considered some South Asian countries, Bangladesh included, as part of its area of influence, but a constantly changing situation - in...

‘You can’t categorise people by borders’

IT is highly unlikely that Shahbano Bilgrami would be without friends at any given moment. Her girl-next-door demeanour, easy smile and polite manners would...

Russia for direct peace talks with Taliban

Amid preparation for a multinational conference in Moscow on Afghan peace, Russia has urged Kabul to start direct talks with the Taliban. Meanwhile, the...

250 Pakistani nationals, 1,750 Bangladeshis deported from India

As many as 250 Pakistani nationals and 1,750 Bangladeshis were deported in last three years from India, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Minister of state...

India-Bangladesh: What to Expect During Prime Minister Hasina’s Visit?

After a long delay of seven years and some postponements, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, will finally pay an official visit to...

Lankan Prez asserts no “war hero” will be war crime suspect

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday was emphatic that that he will not make any “war hero” a suspect in cases of alleged war...

India Commissions Amphibious Landing Craft Near Malacca Straits

The Indian Navy commissioned the first of its eight-landing craft utility (LCU) at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, close to the Malacca Strait. LCUs...

Bangladesh Bank heist was ‘state-sponsored’: U.S. official

The heist of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank's account at the New York Federal Reserve last year was "state-sponsored," an FBI officer...

Namaz postures similar to Surya Namaskar: Yogi Adityanath

Without asking Muslims to perform Surya Namaskar, UttarPradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said that it has many similarities to Namaz (Muslims form...

$59bn worth of Defence procurement cleared by Modi Govt. in 3 years

A whopping Rs4 lakh crore ($59-bn) worth of military procurement involving 136 proposals were cleared by the government in the last three years as...

Indian-American Killed In Hit-And-Run, Wife Critically Injured

An Indian American man was killed and his wife was critically injured in a hit-and-run accident in the US state of Indiana. Anshul Sharma, 30,...

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