Daily Archives: March 8, 2018

INDIAN STATE PARTY THREATENS TO QUIT MODI ALLIANCE AHEAD OF 2019 POLLS

An Indian political party has threatened to end an alliance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party in a dispute over concessions to lure investors to a southern state,...

Shopian and the fault lines

The Jammu and Kashmir government and the Army have once again locked horns over the killing of civilians. This time, the battle was directly taken to the Supreme Court,...

Shipyard troubles may leave India’s ambitious warships-building plan at sea

A Rs5,440-crore arbitration claim filed by Anil Ambani-led Reliance Naval and Engineering Ltd against the former promoters of the yard located at Pipavav in Gujarat poses a big challenge...

Statue vandalism the new tool of political battles in India

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for calm after a number of statues have been destroyed or damaged in different parts of the country. On Monday, a statue...

Latest Kashmir killings raise questions over ‘army impunity’

The death of four “civilians” – claimed to be working with militant outfits – has put the spotlight on the 28-year-old conflict in Kashmir. The deaths come at a...

India takes note as Pak PM visits Nepal with China on mind

In a visit that is of keen interest to New Delhi, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi pushed for reviving SAARC, stepping up bilateral ties and praised Chinese President...

Asian giants China and India flex muscles over tiny Maldives

A Chinese naval combat force that entered the Indian Ocean for the first time in four years may have helped deter an Indian intervention in the Maldives after its...

GRENADE BLAST KILLS ONE IN SRI LANKA COMMUNAL VIOLENCE, SOCIAL MEDIA BLOCKED

A grenade blast killed one person in further violence between majority Buddhist Sinhalese and minority Muslims in Sri Lanka on Wednesday (March 7) as the government moved to block...

Bangladesh Prez to pay five-day visit to India from 8 March

Bangladesh’s President Abdul Hamid will leave Dhaka for India on Thursday (March 8) on a five-day official visit. He will participate in the founding ceremony of International Solar Alliance (ISA)...

Pakistan Army shoots down Indian ‘spy drone’ along LoC

Pakistan Army has shot down yet another Indian spy drone hovering over this side of the Line of Control (LoC) after intruding into the Chirikot sector in Azad Jammu...

3 Iranian warships dock at India’s Mumbai port

Three Iranian warships have docked at India’s Mumbai port as part of Iran’s Navy’s mission in Indian Ocean, marking expansion of relations between the two countries. According to the Public...

Maldives to amend law to disqualify judges convicted of a crime

Ruling, Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) has submitted an amendment to the Judges Act, which will disqualify judges who are convicted of a criminal offense by a court of...

Myanmar army rejects UK MPs’ ‘one-sided accusations’ about Rohingya

Myanmar’s military has accused British MPs of making “one sided-accusations” about the plight of the Rohingya and denied that any violence, extrajudicial killings, rape and arson was committed in...

Sri Lanka blocks social media as Buddhist mobs attack mosques

Sri Lanka shut down social messaging networks including Facebook on Wednesday (March 7) to control violence targeted at the country’s minority Muslims, officials said, even after the imposition of...

Shipyard troubles may leave India’s ambitious warships-building plan at sea

A Rs5,440-crore arbitration claim filed by Anil Ambani-led Reliance Naval and Engineering Ltd against the former promoters of the yard located at Pipavav in Gujarat poses a big challenge...

Nepal to ride Japan’s microsatellites into space

A University of Tokyo team plans to launch about 20 microsatellites over the next three years in collaboration with more than 20 countries, including Nepal and Laos, to supplement...

India’s anti-tank missile will not be operational for 5 years: Israeli defense experts

The fate of the $500 million Spike missile deal that Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. hopes to sign with the Indian government remains clouded in doubt. India is meanwhile continuing...

Make the neighbourhood first again

Almost four years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his term with a “Neighbourhood First” moment, by inviting leaders of all South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries...

Statue vandalism the new tool of political battles in India

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for calm after a number of statues have been destroyed or damaged in different parts of the country. On Monday, a statue...

Judiciary under pressure in Bangladesh

The judiciary in Bangladesh is so much under pressure that it is difficult to believe the five-year sentence given to former Prime Minister and Opposition leader Khaleda Zia is...

India takes note as Pak PM visits Nepal with China on mind

In a visit that is of keen interest to New Delhi, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi pushed for reviving SAARC, stepping up bilateral ties and praised Chinese President...