Daily Archives: September 27, 2017

The killing fields of Jammu: How Muslims become a minority in the region

What was the death toll in the killing fields of Jammu? There are no official figures, so one has to go by reports in the British press of that...

‘Are we heading for a Bihari-like situation?’

Obsession with one nation, one religion and one language continues down till today in Myanmar, leading to its present predicament. The psyche of the country has been shaped by...

Monk-led mob attacks Rohingya refugees in Sri Lanka

Radical Buddhist monks stormed a United Nations safe house for Rohingya refugees near Sri Lanka’s capital Tuesday and forced authorities to relocate the group, officials said. Saffron-robed Buddhist monks led...

Bandh withdrawn at home minister’s behest in Darjeeling

Gorkha Janamukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung has declared a withdrawal of the bandh (strike) in Darjeeling, after a 104-dtay stretch of the shutdown. Life is back to normal since...

Bangladesh proposes UN-led verification for Rohingya return

Bangladesh has proposed to the international community a United Nations-led screening process of Myanmar nationals who have fled violence in Rakhine State and taken shelter in Cox’s Bazar. It has...

Attacks in Afghanistan kill 5 police officers

Attacks in two neighboring provinces in Afghanistan killed at least five policemen, Afghan officials said on Tuesday, while a sixth policeman died in a gunbattle with the Taliban in...

India maintains close contacts with TTP through Afghan soil: Pak FO

Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said, on Tuesday, that India has maintained close contacts with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and is using Afghan soil to destabilise Pakistan, Radio Pakistan reported. The...

India deploys Magar-class amphibious ship to Bangladesh on Rohingya relief mission

The Indian Navy has deployed a Magar-class amphibious ship to the port of Chittagong, Bangladesh in support of a humanitarian relief mission for Rohingya refugees. The ship, INS Gharial, departed...

India-Japan-China: Strategic goals and partnerships

The Prime Minister of Japan evidently had a good visit. In recent months there has been a determined effort by Japan, and its many friends resident in India to...

Mattis seeks Indian role in Afghanistan, vows to fight militant shelters

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis held talks with Indian leaders on Tuesday, vowing to jointly stamp out militant sanctuaries and seeking India’s greater involvement in helping to stabilize Afghanistan. The...

Myanmar lies at UN, says no ethnic cleansing, genocide against Muslims

The envoy objected "in the strongest terms" to countries that used those words to describe the situation in Rakhine State.Reports AP. Hau Do Suan used his "right of reply" at...

UN Security Council to meet on Myanmar Thursday

The UN Security Council will meet Thursday to discuss the violence in Myanmar and hear a briefing from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the crisis, diplomats said. Britain, France, the...

Pakistan’s army chief to visit Kabul for talks

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Tuesday announced that Pakistan’s chief of army staff general Qamar Javed Bajwa is expected to visit Afghanistan in the next five days where...

Pak. govt. against registration of Hafiz Saeed’s JuD’s political wing as political party

Pakistan's Interior Ministry on Tuesday opposed the registration of the political wing of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), the Milli Muslim League (MML), as a political party, citing international pressure and refusal...

ADB to invest $800m to improve Pakistan’s regional connectivity, trade

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday approved an $800 million investment plan that seeks to enhance regional trade and connectivity in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC)...

UML likely to forge electoral alliance with CPN (MC): Nepal

Speaking at a press conference organised by Press Chautari in Bharatpur Airport on Tuesday, leader Nepal said there was a high possibility of his party forging an alliance with...

The failed plot in Dhaka; did media pass the maturity test?

In the wake of the Myanmar Rohingya crisis, political anxiety and a sense of uncertainty has surfaced in Bangladesh which was only to be expected. In fact, it’s a...

Development of three airports to commence this year: President Yameen

The development of airports in three islands will commence this year, announced President Abdulla Yameen on Monday. Speaking at the reopening ceremony of the domestic Kooddoo Airport in Gaafu Ali...

No Indian boots on the ground in Afghanistan: Indian Defence minister

India will not deploy troops to Afghanistan as part of a new US strategy for the war-torn country, the Indian defence minister said Tuesday, but she promised to boost...