Daily Archives: March 20, 2017

Will Pranab dispel differences between Modi and Hasina?

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her upcoming India visit will be the guest of the Indian president and stay at presidential palace, being the first Bangladeshi prime minister to do so. Sheikh Hasina’s...

China Defence Min & Indian Army Chief to visit Nepal this month

Indian Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat is visiting Nepal on March 28-31. The tour will be following the visit of the Chinese defense minister Chang Wanquan to Nepal on...

Russia talks with Afghanistan on military hardware maintenance

The Russian Helicopters company is holding talks with the Afghan Defense Ministry on Russian military equipment maintenance and repair works, including the Mi-24 combat helicopters. According to a statement from...

Indus Water Treaty: Indian Delegates in Pak to Resume talks Amid Tight Security

The two-day meeting of Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) between India and Pakistan will be held in Islamabad on Monday. A 10-member Indian delegation already reached Lahore on Sunday. The delegation,...

Can Modi’s momentum push forward reforms in India’s future economy?

How China, India’s powerful neighbor, is perceiving Narendra Modi’s huge win in crucial state election?  The answer to this question is anything but simple. However, a hint of China’s...

Afghanistan, Pakistan Exchange Lists of Wanted Terrorists

Afghanistan and Pakistan exchanged lists of wanted terrorists and agreed to develop further cooperation, Afghan president's National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar told Sputnik. Last week, the Afghan adviser took...

People enjoy Myanmar Int’l Lighting Festival 2017

People visit the Myanmar International Lighting Festival at the People's Park in Yangon, Myanmar, March 19, 2017. Image Source: Xinhua/U Aung

Win some, steal some

The five state elections (Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur) had a common feature: it was a vote against the incumbent government. The BJP lost Punjab but won...

Wary about US & India, China sends Defence Min to SL

China’s Defence Minister Gen. Chang Wanquan will engage in high level defence related discussions with military and political leaders in Colombo on Monday after arriving on a three day...

Stent scandal

Some months after a massive scandal involving the use of substandard stents for heart patients undergoing angioplasty at both public and private-sector hospitals in Punjab, the Federal Health Ministry...

With Mamnoon’s nod, Hindu Marriage Bill now law in Pakistan

President Mamnoon Hussain on Sunday gave his approval to the Hindu Marriage Bill, 2017 on the advice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, turning it into law. The law aims to protect...

India and Bangladesh sign MoU for cooperation in marine navigation

India and Bangladesh, as part of a regional cooperation initiative, signed a MoU on Aids to Navigation (AtoN). Under the agreement, India will advise Bangladesh on AtoN capacity building...

Aris 13 incident shows there’s no room for complacency over piracy

(Exclusive) If the seizure of an oil tanker by Somalian pirates in the Horn of Africa last Monday after a gap of five years has any message for the...