Daily Archives: February 6, 2018

For Rohingya refugees in India, even basic nutrition services are a distant dream

Hunger is a constant for the 800 Rohingya living in Salehdi, a refugee camp in northern India, but the situation is especially dire for pregnant women and for mothers...

How Bangladesh can improve Indian Ocean security

With U.S. strategy and attention increasingly shifting from the Asia-Pacific to the Indo-Pacific, the long-neglected states of South Asia and the Indian Ocean not named India and Pakistan will...

8 of every 10 Indian cities breathe toxic air

People living in eight of every 10 Indian cities breathe toxic dust particles, PM 10, at levels exceeding national safety limits, according to a recent report. National capital Delhi has...

Kashmir only reason for Indo-Pak animosity, says Pak FM

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Monday (Feb 5) said that Kashmir is the only reason for the enmity between the two neighbors. Talking to media in Sialkot, he said...

Bangladesh helped curb terror in northeast: India’s Home Minister

Terror activities in northeast India have been checked due to Bangladesh's great help and support while rail links and bus services between the two countries facilitated travel of the...

Terrorist attack on Russian embassy in Afghanistan foiled

An informed source told Sputnik Afghanistan that a terrorist attack on the Russian Embassy in Kabul has been prevented. According to the source, a car with explosives has been found...

Modi to visit Nepal after Oli becomes PM

Indian PM Narendra Modi could visit Nepal soon after KP Sharma Oli is elected prime minister, CPN-UML Secretary Pradeep Gyawali said on Sunday (Feb 4) without giving much detail. “Given...

Wary of China’s Foothold, Japan Urges India to Help Myanmar

Japan’s special envoy to Myanmar urged New Delhi to play an active role in protecting the troubled country before it falls back into China’s orbit. “India, with her old relationship,...

Tobgay invites investors to explore opportunities in Bhutan

Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay urged foreign investors to explore investment opportunities in Bhutan while speaking at the “Advantage Assam – Global Investors’ Summit, 2018” in Guwahati, in India’s...

Maldives police arrest Chief Justice in crackdown after emergency imposed

Maldives police arrested Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another Supreme Court judge on Tuesday (Feb 6), hours after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency for 15 days,...

India may target CPEC installations, interior ministry tells GB

Pakistan’s Home Ministry has informed the Gilgit-Baltistan’s home department that India has made a plan to attack the installations of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in a bid to sabotage...

Iran to take legal action if Pakistan fails to develop gas pipeline: Iranian minister

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said Sunday that Iran has held its end of the bargain by taking the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline to the Pakistani border, but Pakistan...

World must play role to resolve Kashmir issue: Pakistan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said the people and government of Pakistan reaffirm their continued unflinching moral, diplomatic and political support to the oppressed people of Indian...

How Bangladesh can improve Indian Ocean security

With U.S. strategy and attention increasingly shifting from the Asia-Pacific to the Indo-Pacific, the long-neglected states of South Asia and the Indian Ocean not named India and Pakistan will...

‘Afghan Papers’ explores effect of war on Pakistan, Afghanistan

The United States has very slim chances of winning the war in Afghanistan and now the only solution lies in negotiations. These views were expressed by Agha Masood Hussain, whose...

China can respond if India breaks status quo in disputed border area

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley recently proposed construction of a new tunnel in the so-called "Arunachal Pradesh"(called South Tibet in China). If India seeks to break the status quo...

India, China may face new border flare-up: Experts

China and India could soon be facing another border flare-up, according to analysts and think-tanks, following a build-up of defence capabilities over the past four months near the Doklam...

Does anyone care if exam questions are leaked?

No minister is more abused than Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid now famous for his lack of achievements than anything else. But the falling education standard has now lost...