Daily Archives: January 14, 2018

No snoozing in Silicon Valley

In a bid to enforce President Donald Trump’s ‘Buy American Hire American’ policy, the US government might put in place further ­restrictions on H1B visas, of which India is...

Why the top four SC judges spoke for every dissenting Indian

The press conference of the top four judges of the Supreme Court, led by justice J Chelameswar, makes one recall a quote attributed to the 19th century German Philosopher,...

‘We shall continue our fight against terrorism even without US aid’

In an attempt to ease tensions between US and Pakistan, Commander US Central Command (Centcom) General Joseph L Votel made a telephone call to Chief of the Army Staff...

China, Myanmar to further military cooperation for border stability

Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan said Friday China is willing to strengthen military cooperation with Myanmar to maintain the stability in border areas. Chang made the remarks while meeting the...

India-Pakistan among top 15 global conflicts that could worsen in 2018

The Council on Foreign Relations’ tenth annual Preventive Priorities Survey identified eight top conflict prevention priorities for the United States in the year ahead, highlighting armed confrontations between the...

Modi and Netanyahu may get along great, but there are serious limitations to India-Israel...

The Israeli prime minister may want closer ties with India as the situation in Palestine deteriorates, but that’s not going to be easy. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will commence his...

Is Myanmar ready to end its ‘marriage of convenience’ to North Korea?

The growing pressure on the international community to adhere to and enforce UN-mandated sanctions on Pyongyang has once again revealed the persistence of clandestine military ties between Myanmar and...

Trump administration’s attempt at humiliating Pakistan unlikely to work: ex-US envoy Olson

The Trump administration's attempt at “humiliating and penalising” Pakistan for allegedly failing to take decisive action against militant groups hostile to the US is unlikely to work, former American...

President Sirisena says ready to step down any time 

Facing a barrage of criticism by social media for seeking an opinion from Supreme Court whether his term is 5 or 6 more years (interpreted by the public as...

World Bank puts $250m policy loan for Pakistan on hold

Amid Pakistan’s weakening macroeconomic situation, the World Bank has put on hold a $250-million policy loan, which the lender till recently was ready to give for disaster risk management. A...

Will Assam be India’s Rakhine?

Work on creating a National Register of Citizens (NRC) to weed out “illegal immigrants” from Bangladesh in Assam is in progress under the guidance of the Supreme Court of...