Daily Archives: April 19, 2017

‘Sacking unfair, could end up in another civil war’

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s decision to dismiss his special envoy on Reforms and Good Governance, Zia Massoud, could further destabilise the country, at...

China renames 6 places in Arunachal Pradesh, claims the state as ‘South Tibet’

Upping the ante, China has for the first time announced "standardised" official names for six places in Arunachal Pradesh, days after it lodged strong...

Fight to save indigenous seeds

When the indigenous ‘Jumli Marsi’ variety of rice, grown in Nepal’s Jumla district, was hit by blast infection, farmers had little choice but to...

Babri Masjid Demolition Case: BJP Seniors Like LK Advani To Be Tried For Conspiracy

LK Advani and other top leaders of the BJP including union minister Uma Bharti will be tried for criminal conspiracy in the demolition of...

Indian PM Modi gets zero votes in TIME readers’ poll of influential people

Controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has won Time magazine's readers' poll of the 100 most influential people in the world, while Prime Minister Narendra...

Nepal President meets Modi

Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari met Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj in Delhi on Tuesday to hold...

Geopolitical rivalry in South Asia

As the gap between India and China continues to widen due to several bilateral and international issues, both countries are competing to increase their...

Depopulate Kashmir Valley to end crisis: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday suggested that the troubled Kashmir Valley should be de-populated and Kashmiris sent to refugee camps in Tamil Nadu...

Maungdaw Begins Late Thingyan Celebrations

Despite the Thingyan festival ending throughout Burma on Sunday, conflict-torn Maungdaw in northern Arakan State is celebrating the annual water festival from Monday until...

Lankan PM, Vietnam leaders discuss strengthening ties, regional cooperation and global issues

Sri Lankan Prime Minster Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is on a state visit to Viet Nam from April 16-18 at the invitation of PM Nguyen...

13 Indians reported killed in U.S. MOAB bombing

An Afghanistan-based news agency said on Tuesday that 13 Indians were killed in the Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) attack by the U.S. military...

Modi, McMaster discuss security

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held talks on Afghanistan, the West Asian region and the Korean peninsula with the visiting U.S. National...

Behind-the-scene negotiations, but no mid-term polls in BD

Despite all appearances of stagnancy, there’s a flurry of activity behind the scenes in Bangladesh’s political arena. There is an effort to ensure the...