Daily Archives: December 21, 2017

What does India’s interfence in domestic politics mean for Nepal?

The Commentariat New Delhi has a phalanx of experts observing the neighbours—Nepal-watchers, Bangladesh-watchers etc—and so the question, with all this ogling, why does India walk so regularly into the cross-border...

Will Gujarat pave the way for Narendra Modi vs Rahul Gandhi in 2019?

With the Gujarat results out, the focus will now shift to what comes next for the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress in terms of their strategy for the...

Immigrants issue will lay a new path, but BD-India bilateral ties cannot afford to...

It hovers perennially in the background, as if it’s the only real issue between India and Bangladesh. And the political rhetoric peaks every now and then within India. But...

Turkish PM terms atrocities over Rohingyas as ethnic cleansing

Visiting Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildrim on Wednesday (Dec 20) said the Rohingyas were forced to influx in Bangladesh as they were victims of "ethnic cleansing" committed by the...

Pakistan issues visas to Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother, wife

The Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi has issued visas to convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother and wife, the Foreign Office said on Wednesday (Dec 20). The visas were...

Former Calcutta HC Judge Karnan released from jail after 6 months

Former Calcutta High Court judge C.S Karnan, who rebelled against the judiciary over alleged corruption and casteism, was today (20 December) released after serving a six- month sentence for contempt...

Russian tank, helicopters move towards Afghanistan through Tajikistan

Armored and attack helicopter units of the Russian Armed Forces have begun deploying towards the Afghan-Tajikistan border over the last several days in a move that will see the...

Myanmar bars UN rights investigator just before visit

The UN independent investigator into human rights in Myanmar has been barred from visiting the country for the rest of her tenure, she said on Wednesday. Yanghee Lee, the...

Amnesty urges Sri Lanka to have roadmap to meet human rights commitments

Despite Sri Lanka co-sponsoring the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Resolution No. 30/1 in September 2015, progress in fulfilling commitments therein has slowed to a glacial pace, Amnesty International...

‘Nepal-China relations will get stronger in future’

China, which is embarking on a journey to build a great modern socialist nation by 2050, is committed to peaceful development of the whole of mankind along with its...

Agreement signed for a Maldivian cultural center in Malaysia

The government of Maldives and the government of Malaysia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to a Maldivian cultural center in Malaysia. Four key agreements have been signed between Maldives...

Indian Air Force may only have 300 fighter jets by 2032

The dipping numbers of the Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter fleet has alarmed the security establishment as it will be operating with half of its current strength in a...

Indian foreign secretary visits Myanmar to discuss security issue

Amid the raging Rohingya refugee crisis, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar visited Myanmar to discuss security cooperation starting with a meeting with Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Security Forces Min Aung...

Ceasefire violation allegations keep India-Pakistan tension simmering

A week after Pakistan accused India of turning down its "message for peace," India's Home Ministry has claimed that Pakistan violated the ceasefire 881 times since the beginning of...

Powerful Afghan regional leader ousted as political picture clouds

One of Afghanistan’s most powerful regional politicians was ousted as governor of the northern province of Balkh on Monday (Dec 18), setting up a confrontation that adds to the...

Christian killings near holidays suggests foreign involvement

The bomb blast at a Methodist Church in Quetta on the 17th marked another terrible day for Pakistan during the month of December. People hadn’t stopped mourning over the...

India and Bangla eye travel without visas

India and Bangladesh are moving towards a visaless regime as practised between France and Germany and many European nations, Bangladesh high commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali said on...

800,000 fewer Bangladeshi migrants in India: UN

The number of Bangladeshis living in India has come down by 800,000 since 2000 and now stands at 3.1 million, a UN report said. In 2000, there were 3.9 million...

Rohingya language to be digitalized for online use

Rohingya language to be digitalized for online use which constitutes another important step in the international recognition of Myanmar's oppressed minority. According to The Guardian, the latest version of the...

As Myanmar faces global accusation of genocide what will China do?

Myanmar was feeling comfortable in the post Rohingya ethnic cleansing period as China and Russia stood by, India stayed non-commital and UN as well as Western diplomacy was enfeebled....