Daily Archives: October 31, 2017

Pre-poll survey gives hope to Congress for Vidhan Sabha elections

Before 2019, the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections are a big test for India’s Hindutva party, BJP, or Bharatiya Janata Party. For the opposition, these elections are...

Indian Congress leader Salman Khurshid ‘ousted’ from Islam for worshipping Lord Ram

Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid was ousted from Islam for worshipping Lord Ram. Earlier the video and photographs of the Congress leader performing Aarti of...

As Doklam embers die down, India puts finishing touches to China-centric research centre

In early October, India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) issued a circular calling for consultants from the private sector. Hardly a new occurrence – the ministry, in its mission...

Pakistan anti-corruption court issues arrest warrant for Finance Minister Dar

A Pakistani anti-corruption court issued an arrest warrant for Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Monday (Oct 30) after he failed to appear before a scheduled hearing. Dar is in London...

Maldives remains committed to maintain democracy, says President

Maldivian president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has said that his government remains committed to maintain judicial independence, democracy, rule of law and human rights, and in continuing to cooperate...

US Acting Assistant Secretary of State to visit Bangladesh Wednesday

US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Simon Henshaw will visit Bangladesh Wednesday (Nov 1) to discuss ways to address the humanitarian...

Taliban kill 15 police in separate attacks

The Taliban have killed 15 police in two separate attacks on checkpoints in the east and south of the country, officials said Monday (Oct 30). Arif Noori, spokesman for the...

India will become Islamic nation by 2027: Hindu Yuva Vahini leader

“If the Muslim population continued to grow at the same pace, India will become an Islamic country by 2027,” said a Hindu Yuva Vahini (Hindu Youth Force) leader Nagendra...

China plans to divert Brahmaputra waters through a 1000-km tunnel

China is working on an incredibly ambitious water diversion project involving the Brahmaputra, one of India’s largest rivers, which may become another point of tension between the two Asian...

India, UAE discuss security, defence ties at 2nd strategic talks

India and the UAE have discussed measures to deepen cooperation in a range of areas including defence, security, terrorism and trade as the two countries held the second round...

Bangladesh’s opposition leader Khaleda caught in a legal quagmire

With the 11th national general elections only a year away, whether Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) – which boycotted the last national elections – will participate in the elections is...

China, Bangladesh sign framework agreement on oil pipeline project

The Bangladeshi government signed a framework agreement with China for construction of a 220-km pipeline to carry oil from tankers in the Bay of Bengal to storage plants on...

Will Anyone Protect the Rohingya?

Since August, the Rohingya, an ethnic minority in Myanmar, has faced what a United Nations official called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Recent reports describe a campaign by Myanmar...

Pakistan’s DGMO lambasts Indian counterpart for targeting civilians

Director General Military Operations Pakistan lambasted his Indian counterpart for targeting "innocent civilians" near the Line of Control (LoC), according to report by Pakistani media. During the call initiated by...

China seeks to firm-up BRI cooperation with Sri Lanka

China sought to firm-up its cooperation with Sri Lanka for its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), through which Beijing wants to boost trade and economic growth across Asia...