Daily Archives: October 24, 2017

Security of Chinese ambassador to Pakistan increased following terror threat

The security of China's ambassador to Pakistan was increased following revelations that his life was under threat by a terrorist organisation. The Chinese mission in Islamabad has requested Pakistani authorities...

Myanmar to launch satellite in 2019

Myanmar has planned to launch its own satellite system MyanmarSat-2 in June in 2019, official Global New Light of Myanmar reported on Saturday. To establish state-owned satellite system, the...

Jordanian Queen denounces ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas in Myanmar

Jordanian Queen Rania Al Abdullah on Monday called on the international community to respond “effectively, quickly, and generously” to alleviate the suffering of Rohingyas, decrying global inaction in the...

Bhutan: Parties gear up for 2018 elections

 With 2018 elections fast approaching, the political parties are busy finalizing candidates and strategizing ways to rope in voters As of now, there are five registered political parties- Bhutan...

Sri Lanka, Qatar to sign MoU’s on energy, diplomatic training & water management

The Government will ink agreements in the fields of energy, water supply and waste management and diplomatic training and research with the State of Qatar during the state visit of Sri Lankan President Maithripala...

The Oxford snub to Suu Kyi

It has been a stinging rebuke for Aung San Suu Kyi, and the message that resonated across the world over the weekend was conveyed by the holy of holies,...

From enigmatic Sonia Gandhi to impulsive Rahul Gandhi, Congress is set for a sea...

As Rahul Gandhi gets ready to take over as Congress president in the coming weeks – with Sonia Gandhi having told the news channel NDTV on October 13 that “it is...

Kashmir dialogue: For the Centre’s initiative to succeed, there must be no pre-conditions

  Bharatiya Janata Party-led government came to power in 2014 that an official as been designated exclusively to deal with the crisis in the state. The appointment of a Kashmir interlocutor...

Rex Tillerson makes secret visit to Afghanistan

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson has made a secret trip to Afghanistan to outline the Trump administration's new south Asia policy. Tillerson visited Bagram air base on Monday (23...

Taj Mahal becomes target of BJP leaders

The Taj Mahal - a monument of a ruler's love for his wife - remains one of the world's top tourist draws, rivalling other wonders such as the Great...

India’s dangerous Taiwan gambit

India officially recognizes the “one China” policy; constrained by its commitment to Beijing, New Delhi has found it hard to establish its bilateral relationship with Taiwan. However, under Prime Minister Narendra...

Putin’s special envoy reaches out to India on Afghanistan

In a significant regional security outreach, Russian President Vladimir Putin's special envoy Zamir Kabulov recently visited Delhi and held discussions with NSA Ajit Doval and foreign secretary S Jaishankar, top government...

India’s GST is Gabbar Singh Tax, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday on the issues of demonetisation and the Goods and Services Taxes (GST). He said GST had ruined...

CIA expands campaign to hunt, kill Taliban

The Trump administration is reportedly stepping up its counter terrorism efforts in Afghanistan by calling on the CIA to conduct covert operations to hunt and kill Taliban militants in the...

India picks ex-intel chief Dineshwar Sharma to lead Kashmir talks

A former head of the country’s domestic spy agency will lead talks to end the nearly three-decade-long, bloody insurgency in Kashmir, the government announced on Monday. Home minister Rajnath Singh...

India’s NRL enters diesel export pact with Bangladesh

State-run Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) today said it has signed a 15-year agreement with Bangladesh Petroleum Corp (BPC) for export of diesel to the neighbouring nation, a company release...

Myanmar’s Rakhine plan runs into trouble

Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian initiative for Rakhine state in western Myanmar is already running into trouble. The country’s fervent Buddhist nationalists, a movement led by the extremist monk,...
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