Daily Archives: March 30, 2017

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 and an expert on South...

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 which economic ties between South...

‘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 win over many. When she...

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 US prepares to expand its...

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 for home Kiren Rijiju also...

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 India. This visit - scheduled...

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 crimes and opined that it...

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 are meant to transport military...

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 in the Philippines, who has...

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 of prayer). He also thanked...

$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 part of efforts to modernise...

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, died on the spot while...
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