Daily Archives: November 15, 2017

‘Misuse of quota benefits’ could hurt BJP’s Gujarat election arithmetic

Adding to the Bharatiya Janata Party’s anxiety in election-bound Gujarat, anti-government protests have erupted in the Adivasi belt over the alleged misuse of reservation benefits meant for Scheduled Tribes. The...

Bangladesh to build a new cantonment in southern region

The government of Bangladesh launched a project to establish new "Sheikh Hasina Cantonment" in the country’s southern Barisal region in involving an estimated cost of Taka 1,699 crore (local...

Taliban kill 27 police in security post attacks

Taliban fighters stormed some 15 security posts in three different districts in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province overnight, killing at least 27 policemen, officials said Tuesday (Nov 14). Matiullah Helal, acting...

Chinese envoy to Nepal stresses China-South Asia cooperation

Chinese ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong has said that there is a great potential of cooperation between China and South Asia in terms of infrastructure development under the framework...

‘Indo-Pacific’ a new term for old anxieties

The concept of a "free and open Indo-Pacific" has been appearing more often in US diplomatic rhetoric. US President Donald Trump used the term many times during his just...

Pakistan court issues arrest warrant for finance minister

A Pakistani anti-corruption court on Tuesday (Nov 14) issued an arrest warrant for Finance Minister Ishaq Dar after the veteran politician failed to turn up for several court hearings. The...

Presence of P-3 Orion in Pakistan Navy irks Indian navy

Presence of Lockheed P-3 Orion in the Pakistan Navy’s Air Arm has been irritating the enemy. Recently, Indian navy had held air-based anti-submarine warfare exercise in the Indian Ocean with...

Saudi delegation to visit Pakistan to explore investment opportunities

A high-level Saudi Arabian delegation will visit Pakistan by the end of this month to explore investment opportunities in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Pakistani media reported. The state-run Associated...

India’s trade deficit with China soars despite rising exports

An over 38% surge in India’s exports to China during the first half of the current fiscal has raised hope that China is addressing the country’s concerns on the...

US targeting China’s energy security by fanning the flames in Myanmar

The Rohingya crisis in Myanmar is only the tip of the iceberg: Geopolitical researcher and author Anthony Cartalucci told Sputnik that the US won't tolerate Southeast Asian nations' building...

RAW has allocated $500 million to sabotage CPEC: Pak General

Pakistan’s Joint Chief of Staff Committee (JCSC) Chairman General Zubair Mehmood Hayat said Tuesday (Nov 14) that the path to better relations with India pass through Kashmir, there is...

India’s Rafale deal: Congress alleges ‘huge scam’

The Indian National Congress on Tuesday (Nov 13) alleged that a "huge scam is brewing" in the Rafale deal and accused the Modi government of "promoting the interests of...

South China Sea dispute: India pitches rules-based security architecture

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on Tuesday (Nov 14) called for intensifying regional cooperation to effectively deal with terrorism and pitched for a rules-based security architecture for the...

Myanmar military denies atrocities against Rohingya, replaces general

Myanmar’s army released a report on Monday (Nov 13) denying all allegations of rape and killings by security forces, having days earlier replaced the general in charge of the...

Myanmar enters make or break year

This month marks the second anniversary of Aung San Suu Kyi’s electoral landslide at the 2015 polls. It also marks the start of her third year in power. This...