Daily Archives: December 30, 2017

India’s air prowess may dip by 2025

The BJP in its manifesto called it an “indication of the surrendering of India’s interests” and called for a complete overhaul of the system. But figures tabled in the...

BD ready to send 100,000 Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar

Bangladesh wants to send up to 100,000 Rohingya back to Myanmar in the first batch of repatriations of Muslim refugees who fled ethnic violence this year, officials said Friday...

India hatching conspiracies against CPEC using Afghanistan soil: Pak

Pakistan has accused India of using Afghanistan for hatching conspiracies against China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Interior minister Ahsan Iqbal said the “enemies of Pakistan” were using different tactics and propaganda...

China seeks details of Chinese national arrested in India

China on Friday (Dec 29) said it has sought details from India of a Chinese national reportedly arrested along the Myanmar border in Manipur. “According to the information we received,...

FTA opportunity open for neighbor-ally India; says Maldivian minister

Maldivian Fisheries Minister Dr. Mohamed Shainy has said that Maldivian close ally India has the same opportunity to establish a free trade agreement with the country, much like the...

Nepal president authenticates NA election ordinance

Amid pressure from several quarters, President of Nepal Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Friday (Dec 29) authenticated the much-awaited ordinance on National Assembly election, paving the way for the formation...

India offers fully funded training to Lankan govt

India has introduced over 40 training courses for Sri Lankan government officials to give them an understanding of India's approach towards governance, the Indian High Commission said in Colombo. The...

2017: India’s year of hate crime

Attacks based on race, religion, caste or ethnicity in India often occur when the attackers believe they have political cover to safeguard them from state retribution, according to the...

Myanmar frees journalists working for Turkish broadcaster

Myanmar on Friday (Dec 29) freed two journalists working for Turkey’s state broadcaster, their local interpreter and a driver after they completed a two-month jail sentence for violating an...

China invites Pakistan for FTA-II talks in February

China wants no more damage to Pakistan in bilateral trade which is why the former has offered to re-initiate the stalled talks on Free Trade Agreement-II in February 2018...

Indian state tense ahead of release of citizens’ list targeting ‘illegal Bangladeshis’

India has mobilised around 60,000 police and paramilitary troops in a sensitive border state ahead of the publication of a list of citizens it says will be used to...

Indian spy agencies wary over AQIS threat to target cities

The Indian security establishment is taking the threat issued by the al-Qaida in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) in a recent video very seriously, as it specifically asks 'jihadi' fighters to...

Bad loans in India reach alarming levels

The fraction of bad loans handed out by Indian banks has reached levels on par with European nations beleaguered by non-performing assets (NPAs), according to a new study. The World...

India’s sudden toughening of law enforcement a sign of anti-China sentiment: expert

India's sudden toughening of law enforcement toward Chinese might be a sign of rising anti-Chinese sentiment in the country, an expert warned after several Chinese in India were recently...

Maoist election victory in Nepal could signal pivot from India to China

Earlier in December, the Communist Party of Nepal’s two branches won 174 of the 275 seats in Nepal’s House of Representatives, the lower chamber of its parliament. Analysts have...

Pak Army warns US against ‘unilateral action’ in Pakistan

Pakistan military warned the US against ‘unilateral action’, saying that despite its desire for cooperation on Afghanistan, there could be no compromise on national respect and sovereignty. “The armed forces...