Daily Archives: March 2, 2017

Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley to visit Dhaka

Preparations have been on for quite some time now regarding Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s impending visit to India. Ministers and government officials have been visiting Bangladesh frequently as part of...

Feeble Indian navy sets target to dominate Indian Ocean by 2020

Can India achieve its target of ensuring their foothold in the Indian Ocean by 2020? Russian media outlet Sputnik raised this question by saying that Delhi wants to dominate...

Nuclear arms race intensified in South Asia

The nuclear arms race has been intensified once again in South Asia with arch-rivals India and Pakistan carrying out tests of nuclear-capable missiles and making war threats against each...

Keener on arms from China, Bangladesh dithers on defence pact with India

After several postponements, the prime minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina Wajed, has finally agreed to visit India in April but her government is reluctant to sign an agreement on...

Gauging the breeze in Manipur

Manipur is to vote in two phases, on March 4 and 8, to elect the 60 members of the Legislative Assembly. The term of the current Legislative Assembly ends...

Myanmar Army Denies Involvement in U Ko Ni’s Assassination

A top Myanmar military official denied any involvement of the armed forces in the murder of prominent lawyer U Ko Ni Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air)...

India releases 39 Pak prisoners

India on Wednesday released 39 Pakistani prisoners, comprising 21 civil prisoners and 18 fishermen, after Pakistan confirmed their nationality. Announcing their release, the External Affairs Ministry said they are being...

Afghan general summons Pakistani ambassador over border tensions

Afghanistan has asked Pakistan to re-open the border and de-escalate tensions between the two neighbouring countries, read a press release issued on Wednesday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The...

ECO sets example of regional cooperation: PM

The 13th summit of Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) concluded on Wednesday with adoption of the Islamabad Declaration. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said that it was high time for the...

Dalit sarpanch killed in Gujarat

The victim won the recent village panchayat elections and became a sarpanch in upper castes-dominated Varsada village. A 25-year-old Jaysukh Madhad, a Dalit Sarpanch in a village in Amreli district...