Daily Archives: November 14, 2017

US pressing India, Pakistan for dialogue

The United States is quietly pushing Pakistan and India to re-engage as the Trump administration seeks to defuse tensions between the nuclear-tipped neighbours in order to have a more...

2 Assam Rifles jawans killed in terrorist attack in India’s Manipur

Two Assam Rifles soldiers were killed and six others injured in India’s Manipur State on Monday (Nov 13) after suspected terrorists attacked security forces. A patrol of the para-military force...

India and Saudi Arabia: Two countries going in unexpected directions

In spite of its painful birth as a free and independent state, India quickly became a model for what many considered to be the desired post-colonial progressive state. Under...

RBI says no to Islamic Banking in India

In a major move, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided not to pursue a proposal for introduction of Islamic banking in the country. Replying to an RTI...

Indian armed forces say no to indigenous ‘Tejas’, ‘Arjun’

Armed forces of India have virtually given the thumbs down to the proposed advanced versions of the indigenous Tejas light combat aircraft and Arjun main-battle tank by strongly pitching...

Indian army trains Bangladeshi forces to combat terror

The India Army will be training Bangladeshi forces in the first of its kind counter-terror and insurgency exercise to be held at the Danapur Cantonment near Patna, amid growing...

‘Foreign spy agency’ planning to kill Hafiz Saeed, fears Pakistan

In a veiled reference to India's intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), Pakistani authorities responsible for countering terrorism have asked the home department of the Punjab province to...

Pugwash meeting postponed after UAE denies Taliban visas

A meeting scheduled to be held in Dubai on Afghanistan’s peace process was reportedly postponed after Taliban representatives from their Qatar office were refused United Arab Emirates visas. The meeting...

BGB-MPF high level border conference begins in Myanmar

The six-day border conference between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Myanmar Police Force (MPF) started at Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar on Monday (13 Nov), reports BSS. Formal meeting of...

Nepal scraps hydropower project with Chinese company

The government of Nepal has decided to scrap the agreement signed with the Chinese company, Gezhouba Group, for the construction of Budhigandaki Hydroelectric project. A Cabinet meeting held on Monday...

Bhutan-India Border Management and Security meeting held

The 12th Round of Bhutan-India Meeting on Border Management and Security held in Thimphu on 13 November. The meeting is an important forum to hold discussions on issues relating...

China hopes quadrilateral meet not directed against it

Skirting any direct response to the first quadrilateral meeting of India, US, Japan and Australia, China on 13 November questioned its exclusion from the group and expressed hope that...

Water terrorism: India blocks three rivers flowing into Pakistan

In bid to expedite water war, India has completely blocked flows of water from river Sutlej, Beas and Ravi into Pakistan while another 50000 cusec water of river Chenab...

Bangladesh-Cambodia rice deal shelved

Cambodia has failed to finalise the terms of a massive 250,000-tonne delivery of rice to Bangladesh, with industry insiders claiming that shipments have been cancelled as millers do not...

Tillerson to deliver warning in Myanmar over Rohingya crisis

In the face of widespread ‘atrocities’ against ethnic Rohingya people in Myanmar, the United States has been cautiously stepping up pressure on that country's army, while taking care to...

Militants cross from Afghanistan, kill two Pakistani soldiers: army

Militants have crossed into Pakistan from Afghanistan and killed a Pakistani army officer and a soldier, the Pakistani military said on Monday (Nov 13). The uneasy neighbors, both of which...

Factors hampering solution of Rohingya issue

Under pressure from the UN, the West and also China, to go in for a deal with Bangladesh, Myanmar’s military-backed government headed by Aung San Suu Kyi, opened up...