Daily Archives: January 13, 2018

Turmoil in India’s Supreme Court, 4 judges speak out against Chief Justice

Simmering differences in the Supreme Court of India bloomed on Friday (Jan 12), with four senior judges publicly criticising the Chief Justice of India (CJI) for his style of...

Will Assam be India’s Rakhine?

  On August 15, 2017, India’s 70th Independence Day, some photographs went viral on Facebook. They showed groups of people hoisting the Indian flag standing in flood water or riding...

Crimes in Delhi increased by 12 per cent in 2017

Crimes in New Delhi, India’s national capital, increased by 12 per cent in 2017, with the police saying that factors like economic disparity, consumerism and slack family control have...

US to send in more combat advisers to Afghanistan

The US military officials have said the United States will send in at least 1,000 new combat advisers to Afghanistan as part of its efforts to boost US training...

Maldives wants to add treason to Penal Code

The Maldives government of wants to amend the Penal Code to add “treason to the state” as a criminal offence. Attorney General Mohamed Anil said the government was preparing two...

ARSA threat continues, says Rakhine chief minister

Chief Minister of the Myanmar’s Rakhine State U Nyi Pu claimed that Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) militants are a continuing threat in the restive state. “There may be around...

China breaks India’s internet monopoly in Nepal

China on Friday (Jan 12) became Nepal’s second internet service provider, breaking India’s monopoly in providing internet access to the Himalayan Kingdom. The Hong Kong and Beijing based China Telecom...

British Royal couple to attend Sri Lanka’s 70th Independence anniversary

Britain’s Royal Highness, The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and Her Royal Highness, The Countess of Wessex, will arrive in Sri Lanka at the end of this month to attend the...

Turmoil in India’s Supreme Court, 4 judges speak out against Chief Justice

Simmering differences in the Supreme Court of India bloomed on Friday (Jan 12), with four senior judges publicly criticising the Chief Justice of India (CJI) for his style of...

Pakistan gave 100% results with less than 1% funds: DG ISPR

Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) chief Major General Asif Ghafoor on Thursday (Jan 11) said that Pakistan has achieved peace on its soil and now it’s Afghanistan’s responsibility to...

‘A mad scramble’: How Trump tweet on Pakistan blindsided U.S. officials

A surprise New Year’s Day tweet by President Donald Trump in which he appeared to decree an end to U.S. aid for Pakistan, sent U.S. officials scrambling to suspend...

Pakistan PM Abbasi urges Lankan businessmen to invest in Pakistan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Friday invited Sri Lankan businessmen to see for themselves that Pakistan is not ‘what the West portrays,’ declaring that  ‘Pakistan is not what...

Nepal’s Maoist ministers resign en masse

CPN (Maoist Centre) ministers have quit the government on Friday (Jan 12). Former Health Minister and minister without portfolio Girirajmani Pokharel submitted the resignation of all the ministers from the...

Turbulence in relationship temporary, US general tells Pak army chief

Pakistan’s Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa received a telephone call from the Commander US Central Command (Centcom), Gen Joseph L. Votel, and another from a US Senator to...

Indian army chief seeks multi-pronged approach to contain China

Indian army chief Gen Bipin Rawat here said on Friday that India needs a multi-pronged approach to deal with an assertive China that includes diplomatic, military and partnerships with...

Madrasas in Kashmir spreading ‘disinformation’, Indian army chief urges more control

The government of India is looking at ways to bring madrasas in Kashmir ‘under control’, as they are “incorrectly” informing students and spreading disinformation, Army chief General Bipin Rawat...

Accident raises questions about sustainability of India’s Nuclear Submarine force

As news emerged of an accident that may have damaged INS Arihant, it’s worth considering just how difficult getting a sea-based nuclear deterrent off the ground (or under the...

Myriad challenges ahead for China in Afghanistan

There is hardly any doubt that China has been working on augmenting its role and position in Afghanistan for the last few years. The role is not just that...