Daily Archives: October 11, 2017

IMF reduces India’s GDP growth forecast to 6.7% for 2017-’18

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday slashed India’s Gross Domestic Product growth forecast for the 2017-’18 financial year to 6.7% in its World Economic Outlook report for October. In its April...

China might look to these countries for its next foreign military base

China and the small African nation of Djibouti reached an agreement in July to let the People’s Liberation Army establish up its first overseas military base there. The base...

China, India improve on crisis management as minister waves at Chinese soldiers

Sino-Indian relations is entering a new era of crisis management where Indian leadership should seek to fix stagnated ties, a Chinese expert warned on Sunday after India's defense minister...

Pakistan attempts to restart Afghan peace process

Pakistan is trying to restart the quadrilateral peace process for ending the Afghan war and has asked the group members to meet in Muscat, Oman, on Oct 16. Afghanistan, the...

One person from Indian armed forces kills self every three days

The body of Narendra R, the soldier who shot himself on duty in South Kashmir’s Anantnag arrived in Bengaluru late Monday. Despite his family having apprehensions that he committed...

Moscow hosts SCO contact group meeting on Afghanistan

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said on Tuesday that Moscow will host the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) contact group meeting on Afghanistan on Wednesday. According to the foreign ministry, the meeting will...

4 militants, Indian soldier killed in fighting in India administrated Kashmir

 At least four suspected militants and an Indian army soldier were killed in three separate gun-battles in India-held Kashmir, officials said on Tuesday. Indian Police claimed that the suspects were...

WTO notes FTA with China will bring huge benefits to Sri Lanka

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Tuesday noted that the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China as well as one proposed with Singapore will bring huge benefits to...

Tourists shun Myanmar in wake of Rakhine crisis

Although Myanmar is entering peak season for tourism, tour operators and industry officials have reported a drop in visitors because of the recent conflict in Rakhine State. Union of Myanmar...

How good a Defence Minister would Nirmala be?

The BJP has tried to project Nirmala Sitharaman's elevation as a full cabinet minister as an example of women empowerment in India. Some in the party have also pointed...

Afghan-Pakistan border villages brace for Berlin Wall-style divide

Thousands of Pashtun tribal people who for decades ignored the invisible line that bisects their dusty villages and demarcates the Afghanistan-Pakistan frontier are bracing for a Berlin Wall-style divide...

Rohingya repatriation: BD for joint verification, UN involvement

Bangladesh has proposed a joint verification instead of the unilateral one placed by Myanmar to determine the qualification of repatriation of Rohingyas in a credible manner. “We’ve proposed a joint...

Bangladesh arrests top leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami

Bangladesh police on Monday night arrested the top leaders of the country's largest Islamist party, an official said, as the government appeared to have launched a crackdown on the...

War in Afghanistan: U.S.-led coalition bombings hit 7-year high in Sept 2017

The number of airstrikes carried out by the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan hit a seven-year high in September, according to the U.S. Air Forces Central Command. The U.S. and its...

Norwegian Pakistani elected vice-president of Norway’s parliament

A Norwegian Lawyer and Liberal Party politician, Abid Qayyum Raja was elected as the fifth Vice President of Norway’s Parliament on Saturday. Raja was declared the Vice President for the...

Indian Navy to get third anti-submarine corvette soon

After a delay of more than five years, the Indian Navy is set to receive its third anti-submarine corvette INS Kiltan. The warship will be commissioned on October 16 under the Eastern Naval Command,...

Unemployed youth allege of being deceived in India

About 30 Bhutanese youth, who had gone to New Delhi, India this year through the Guaranteed Overseas Employment Programme, have returned home with a bitter experience. The Ministry of Labour...