Daily Archives: October 21, 2017

US-India rapport more symbolic than substantial

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivered a speech "Defining Our Relationship with India for the Next Century" at the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank in...

Rift within Reserve Bank of India’s panel widens, minutes show: Report

India’s monetary policy-makers disagreed sharply over whether the economy needed another dose of stimulus, underlining their dilemma as growth slowed with inflation forecast to accelerate. Data released after the RBI’s...

Why has Russia’s Military joined India for North Korea border drills?

Russia’s forces in the Pacific continue their ongoing courtship of foreign militaries, launching a joint drill with India off the coast of its border with North Korea, according to...

Let’s build a positive ‘transactional relationship’ with the US

U.S Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson will visit Pakistan next week to discuss the US vision for the new South Asia Policy. The confirmation of the visit comes at...

Attack on workers at key Pakistan port for Chinese project

Unidentified men threw a grenade into a labourers' hostel in the Pakistani port of Gwadar wounding 26 of them, police said on Friday (Oct 20), in an attack likely...

India welcomes Tillerson call for deeper ties to counter China

Speaking ahead of a visit to India next week, Tillerson on Wednesday called for deeper cooperation with India in the face of growing Chinese influence in Asia and said...

Suicide bombers attack two Afghan mosques, at least 72 dead

Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Afghanistan on Friday (Oct 20), killing at least 72 people including children, officials and witnesses said. One bomber walked into a Shi‘ite Muslim mosque...

Sri Lanka police arrests absconding monk for attack on Rohingya refugees

The Ven. Arambepola Rathanasara Thera who is wanted in connection with the Mount Lavinia attack on 31 Rohingya refugees was arrested on Friday (October 20) at Nittambuwa by a...

One killed, 7 apprehended in IBOs in Pakistan’s Balochistan

Security forces, as part of the continuing Operation Raddul Fasaad, killed one and apprehended seven other terrorists in raids carried out in Balochistan on Friday, the Inter-Services Public Relations...

Oxford college drops Aung San Suu Kyi from common room’s name

Undergraduates at the Oxford college where Aung San Suu Kyi studied have voted to remove the Myanmar leader’s name from the title of their junior common room because of...

Will the Sinha to Miah transition solve the crisis?

Chief Justice Sinha is already history after his flight to Australia amidst much drama and corruption allegations made by the Government. His has been a dramatic regime anyway which...

India, Russia kick-start their first Joint Military War Games

India and Russia on Friday kick-started 10-day military exercises engaging their armies, navies and air forces for the first time, said the Defence Ministry. The war games began in...

Rural Bhutan grapples with the misuse of social media

While the penetration of social media has enhanced communication and transformed the information sharing culture in rural Bhutan, users are now seeing the ugly side of technology. Recently, an unclothed...

Jordanian Queen to visit Bangladesh Oct 23 to see Rohingya situation

Jordanian Queen Rania Al Abdullah will visit Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar on October 23 to see for herself the Rohingya situation on the ground. Queen Rania is scheduled to arrive here...

Taliban reps, Afghan politicians to meet in Dubai

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be hosting a two-day meeting between Afghan politicians and Taliban representatives next month, an official said. Organized by the Canadian organization Pugwash, the event...