Daily Archives: October 9, 2017

60+ is India’s fastest growing demographic. Yet, public policy largely ignores the elderly

Kisturi Devi, 62, lives with her two daughters-in-law and nine grandchildren in Ballana village of Alwar district in Rajasthan. All three women are widowed. Since 2013, Devi has been...

CPEC has nothing to do with territorial disputes: China trashes US claim

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has dismissed United States (US) criticism that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) passes through disputed territory, the Economic Times reported. The $56 billion project...

Ex-Afghan President Karzai says US supplying arms to ISIS

Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai said that the US had been supplying weapons to Daesh in Afghanistan. Karzai, in an interview with Russian Today (RT) here, said that the US...

The US-Sino great game: Washington embraces Indian position on CPEC

US Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis has said that China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is untenable because it passes through a disputed territory. He was alluding...

China reinforces mediation call as Rohingya crisis spirals

Without alienating Bangladesh, China is backing Myanmar, setting the stage of mediation between the two countries to resolve the Rohingya humanitarian and refugee crisis. On September 28, China flew 2,000...

5-day BD, US Disaster Response Exercise begins

The Bangladesh Armed Forces Division and U.S. Army Pacific on Sunday announced their participation in the Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange (DREE), a civil-military disaster preparedness and...

Indo-Pak ex-spy chiefs ask both nations to talk, play cricket

Two former spy chiefs of Pakistan and India have stressed on the urgent need of diplomatic talks and communications between India and Pakistan, terming it essential and helpful for...

Brushed under the carpet for long, Jaffna’s social issues are coming to the fore 

Issues of social inequality and oppression among the Tamils of North Sri Lanka, which were brushed under the carpet either by tradition or by the exigencies of war, are...

Pakistan and Iran keen to promote trading ties despite tensions

Iran’s envoy to Pakistan, Mr. Mehdi Honardoost has said that efforts are being made to strengthen bilateral trade relations with Pakistan. The ambassador said this in a meeting of exporters...

China urges India to abide by ‘historic treaty’ on border

China today referred to the 1890 UK-China treaty which it claims demarcated the Sikkim sector of the Sino-Indian border as it urged New Delhi to abide by its provisions,...

Kabul asks Islamabad to hand over 5 top imprisoned militants for Afghan peace

Afghanistan has asked Pakistan to hand over its five top militant commanders imprisoned in the country. According to the government in Kabul, the militants can play a key role in Afghan peace...

Bangladesh wants comprehensive action plan for BIMSTEC

Bangladesh favours a ‘comprehensive plan of action’ and submit the same to member states as to how best members should act and support in flourishing BIMSTEC and achieving its...

Nepal Maoist leader Dahal says his party does not want topple govt

CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' today said his party was not in favor of toppling the incumbent coalition government led by the Nepali Congress. "Leftist alliance and...

Rohingya insurgents open to peace but Myanmar ceasefire ending

Muslim Rohingya insurgents said on Saturday they are ready to respond to any peace move by the Myanmar government but a one-month ceasefire they declared to enable the delivery...