Monthly Archives: August 2017

Bhutan welcomes end of Doklam row

Bhutan broke its self-imposed silence on Tuesday to welcome the end of the India-China standoff at Doklam. "Bhutan welcomes the disengagement by the two sides at the faceoff site...

16 civilians killed in NATO’s air raid

At least 16 civilians, including women and children, were killed in airstrikes by foreign forces in Zerkoh district in Herat late Monday afternoon, residents said Tuesday. The attack also left...

Dera chief’s son is sect’s executive manager

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s 33-year-old son Jasmeet Insan has been appointed as the executive manager of the sect in absence of his father, who has been...

Bangladesh, Russia set for deal on nuclear waste

Bangladesh is set to ink a crucial deal with Russia on Wednesday on returning the hazardous nuclear wastes to be emerged as spent fuels of the proposed Rooppur Nuclear...

Pakistan warns India against unilateral plan to modify Indus Water Treaty

Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif warned India on Tuesday against devising a unilateral plan to modify the terms of the 1960 Indus Water Treaty between Islamabad and New Delhi. “Pakistan...

Ram Rahim’s Blockbuster Appeal

And so, after 15 long years, the law has finally caught up with Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. He will spend the next two decades behind bars atoning for...

Can India match Pakistan’s strategic depth in Afghanistan?

It was in summer of 1987 that I first visited Afghan capital Kabul. Journalists from 26 countriesassembled in Moscow and then were flown to Kabul to attend a conference on a reconciliation program and see...

Thailand ‘preparing to receive’ those fleeing Myanmar violence

Thailand is preparing to receive people fleeing fighting in Myanmar and send them back “when they are ready”, the prime minister said on Tuesday, following a series of attacks...

Ex-president flags presence of Chinese warships in Male

Nasheed cautions India on Beijing’s growing role in Indian Ocean island including in strategic infrastructure projects The presence of three Chinese Naval warships in the Maldives is unprecedented and...

Is Bhutan drawing closer to China, and what can India do about it?

The ending of a stand-off between Chinese and Indian troops in the Himalayas on Monday may have eased bilateral tensions but both countries will continue to test their influence...

Dayasiri – Arjuna clashed at Cabinet meeting

A heated argument had erupted between Petroleum Industry Minister Arjuna Ranatunga and Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara over cricket at the weekly Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, it is learnt. The problem...

Learning Mandarin and Tibetan made compulsory for ITBP recruits

The new rule has been put in place to make communication with Chinese Liberation Army soldiers at the India-China border smoother. The Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has now made...

Gayoom calls on security forces to stop by-elections

Former Maldives President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has urged the security forces to stop the electoral body from holding parliamentary by-elections in six constituencies, a move he contended would be...

The Annan Report on Rohingyas and fresh extremism fears

The Annan report commissioned by the UN didn’t impress Myanmar authorities much. Immediately in its wake came a series of clashes in the Rakhine state leaving scores dead and...

Indian Navy receives first missile jointly developed with Israel

The first long-range surface to air missile (LRSAM) jointly developed by Israel and India was handed over to the Indian Navy on Tuesday at a ceremony in the city...

EC seeks clarification from UML leader Nepal

The Election Commission (EC) has sought clarification from CPN-UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal for breaching the election code of conduct. The election body asked clarification from Nepal, who is...

Maoist problem continues to be a matter of concern: Rajnath Singh

The Maoist problem continues to be a matter of concern for internal security and the menace has badly hit 35 districts in seven states, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said...

Tensions over border dispute between China and India ease, but relief could be temporary

India and China agreed on Monday to back away from their confrontation over a tiny slice of territory high in the Himalayas, easing tensions between the world's two most...

Militarisation of America’s Afghan policy

On August 21st, in front of an audience of military personnel gathered at Fort Myer, Virginia, President Donald Trump announced a new strategy for dealing with the situation in...

Preparing for combat in Indian ocean: Beijing conducts rare drills

Chinese state media reports that the People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLAN) held a rare live-fire military drill in the western Indian Ocean last week. The exercise was conducted so the...

Reeko: India will not interfere in Maldives’ civil affairs

The government of India will not interfere in the civil affairs of Maldives, says Deputy Speaker of People’s Majlis, Hulhu-Henveyru MP Reeko Moosa Manik. The ruling Progressive Party of Maldives...
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