Daily Archives: December 26, 2017

Setback for Indian missile programme: Two failures in a week, submarine version stuck

The Indian missile development programme has encountered a setback with two successive failures within a week, including a worrying development in which a submarine-launched nuclear-capable missile got stuck in...

In India, 50,000 madrassa teachers not paid by Centre for 2 years

Over 50,000 madrassa teachers in 16 states, including UP, Uttarakhand, MP and Jharkhand, registered under the Centre's Scheme for Providing Quality Education in Madrassas (SPQEM) have not been paid...

Six killed in suicide attack near Afghan spy agency

A suicide bomber on foot blew himself up close to a compound of Afghanistan’s national intelligence agency in the capital, Kabul, on Monday (Dec 25), killing at least three...

SL Navy Cheif visits Indian Navy’s Southern Naval Command

Sri Lanka Navy Commander Sirimevan Ranasinghe visited the Indian Navy’s Southern Naval Command in Kochi, when he attended the Silver Jubilee Seminar on Operational Sea Training and Safety On...

Maldivian President appeals to his countrymen not to antagonize India

The Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen has appealed to his countrymen, especially the media, not to antagonize India as it is the “closest friend and ally” of the Maldives. Speaking in...

Regional cooperation, economic connectivity stressed between Nepal-Bangladesh

Ambassador of Bangladesh to Nepal Mashfee Binte Shams has said that enhancement of mutual cooperation, along with regional cooperation and economic connectivity, are the needs of the hour. Speaking at...

China, Russia oppose UN criticism of Myanmar over Rohingya

The UN General Assembly on Sunday (Dec 24) urged Myanmar to end a military campaign against Muslim Rohingya and called for the appointment of a UN special envoy, despite...

How India steadily lost all its leverage in Nepal

At the end of 2015, soon after Nepal promulgated a new constitution, the Madhesis of the country’s southern plains intensified a movement seeking revisions in the structure of political...

India appears threatened by Chinese projects in Sri Lanka: experts

India has launched fierce attacks against Chinese commercial activities in Sri Lanka in recent weeks, and moved to secure more projects in Sri Lanka with Japan, in what appears...

India’s uneasy stand with China and Russia

With the Soviet Union collapsing in 1992, its Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov, who became Prime Minister in 1998, realised that Russia needed India and China as major partners to...

Pak-Russia partnership good for South Asia, says PM Abbasi

Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Sunday said a strong partnership between Pakistan and Russia would contribute towards promoting peace, stability and regional cooperation. He said Pakistan attached high...

Burhan Wani factor! 117 youths joined militancy in J&K in 2017, most in a...

Ever since security agencies gunned down Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8 last year, there has been a marked increase in the number of Kashmiri youths joining...

‘Lives of Kashmiris have no value, we have no rights’: wife of leader detained...

Mashaal Malik, wife of detained Kashmiri leader Mohammad Yasin Malik, said on Monday that while Pakistan is allowing Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife and mother on...

Myanmar invited to US-Thailand military drills despite Rohingya issue

Observers from Myanmar are invited to the military exercises of the United States and Thailand scheduled for next year, despite Washington's criticism toward country's domestic policy regarding the Rohingya...

Pakistan demands to see Kulbhushan Yadev retirement record

Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson, Dr. Mohammad Faisal, gave a rundown on the meeting between arrested Indian naval officer, Kulbashan Yadev and his mother, Aventi and wife, Chetona, held on...

Attacks on Christians in India could be linked to coming elections

The Christmas eve attacks on Christians in some parts of North India may well be a dress rehearsal for stepped up violence against this minority community by the Bharatiya...