Daily Archives: November 13, 2017

Terror on mind as India prepares to host RIC dialogue next month

After a year of hostility, capped by China's decision to block a UN ban on Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) Masood Azhar, the two countries may yet have a chance to end...

UN chief’s special envoy calls for Myanmar military’s punishment for raping Rohingya women

The UN Secretary-General’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict has said that the Myanmar armed forces must be held to account for the alleged sexual violence against civilians...

UN to review SL human rights record, Sirisena pledges to protect war heroes

Days prior to Sri Lanka’s human rights record being scheduled to be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time...

Pakistan suspends licences of automatic weapons

Pakistan has suspended the licences of all prohibited bore weapons through which automatic weapons have been registered. A notification in this regard was issued earlier this week from the country’s...

There will be Ram Rajya by 2022, says UP CM Adityanath

Chief minister of Indian state of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath said there would be ‘Ram Rajya’ in the country very soon, indirectly indicating that the Ram temple at the...

BD’s ruling party rejects opposition demand for polls under party-neutral govt

The ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) has rejected outright Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia’s call for holding the next general elections under a non-partisan neutral government. “The polls...

Post-Doklam, India, Bhutan hold bilateral development talks

Months after Indian and Chinese troops disengaged after a standoff situation on the Doklam plateau of Bhutan, India and the Himalayan kingdom held the annual bilateral development cooperation talks...

Insurgent attacks in Afghanistan up by 13% in past 7 months

Afghanistan’s acting defense minister Gen. Tariq Shah Bahrami said on Sunday (Nov 12) that in the past seven months insurgent attacks have increased by 13 percent. He also stated that...

US troops will ‘join’ Afghan forces in joint operations

US President Donald Trump’s administration is allowing American troops in Afghanistan to participate in joint operations with Afghan forces and to call in air strikes when needed, US officials...

Man in India’s  Rajasthan shot dead for transporting cows, body thrown on railway track

A Muslim man, transporting cows in Alwar in Rajasthan, was shot dead allegedly by gau rakshaks on Friday, seven months after a dairy farmer named Pehlu Khan was lynched...

Rohingya crisis can harm Chinese OBOR, other regional plans: Experts

Protracted Rohingya crisis might jeopardise regional connectivity initiatives, including One Belt One Road initiative of China, with multiple risks of emergence of terrorism and social and economic instability, experts...

India overtaking China as the biggest emitter of deadly air pollutant

This week, air pollution forced some 4,000 schools to close in New Delhi, as India’s capital suffers through an air quality nightmare. Now, here’s more bad news on the...

Moscow calls for probe into US bombing in Afghanistan’s Kunduz

The Russian Foreign Ministry has called on the Afghan authorities, as well as international human rights organizations, to investigate thoroughly and impartially the circumstances of the US bombing on...

Chinese experts say 2 rail routes could be developed in Nepal

A Chinese delegation that studied the feasibility of railways in Nepal have concluded that two rail routes– Kathmandu-Kerung and Kathmandu-Pokhara-Lumbini – could be developed in the country, according to...

Polls under present govt will never be fair, says BD’s opposition leader

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Sunday (Nov 12) said a fair general election is in no way possible under prime minister and Awami League President...

Fuel crisis rocked India-Lanka relations

Even as inter-dependence is taken as given in the globalized world, it spawns problems for the interacting countries. Issues bedeviling energy ties between India and Sri Lanka and water...

India, US, Japan, Australia meet together for first time in ten years

After a gap of ten years, senior officials from India, Japan, Australia and United States met in Manila and agreed that a “free” and “open” Indo-Pacific was in their...