Daily Archives: March 12, 2018

MYANMAR BUILDS MILITARY BASES IN ROHINGYA HOMES, MOSQUES: AMNESTY

After driving nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the country, Myanmar's military is building bases where some of their homes and mosques once stood, Amnesty International said on Monday,...

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF INDIAN FARMERS STAGE PROTEST IN MUMBAI

Tens of thousands of Indian farmers protested in Mumbai on Monday (March 12) after walking more than a hundred kilometres to demand better crop prices and land rights. The farmers,...

AL TO PUT FURTHER PRESSURE ON BNP

The ruling Bangladesh Awami League aka AL is determined to make politics difficult for its archrival and country’s main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). The AL is tossing up ideas...

HC TO DECIDE ON KHALEDA BAIL PLEA TODAY

The High Court on Sunday deferred its order on a petition seeking bail to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case till Monday afternoon, reports...

Multilateral HADR Air Force exercise from March 12-17

The first Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise of the Indian Air Force (IAF) in association with South Asian Region nations will be held off the coast of...

What an unlimited Xi presidency in China means for India

What does the removal of term limits for the Xi Jinping presidency in China mean for the developing world and, in particular, for South Asia? One possibility is there could...

China rises in Nepal, eyes Lumbini

Consequent to the expansion of Chinese influence, the delicate balance in India’s relations are now under strain and at a crucial juncture. With a new government in Kathmandu, the...

Int’l probing into Maldives flag flying tanker case

Maldives’ Defense Minister Adam Shareef on Sunday (March 11) has claimed the case of a high-seas ship-to-ship (STS) transfer between two vessels - one identified a North Korean vessel...

Bangladesh, Myanmar conduct joint patrol along border

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Border Guard Police (BGP) of Myanmar have jointly conducted a patrol along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. The patrol was conducted between Bandarban’s Ghumdum and Rakhine’s Tambru...

India’s 36% of MPs, MLAs facing trial in 3,045 criminal cases

Projecting a grim picture of the extent of criminalisation of politics, the Centre has informed the Supreme Court that 1,765 MPs and MLAs, or 36% of parliamentarians and state...

SAARC commerce ministers to meet in Nepal on March 18

The SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry has confirmed the meeting in the concluding session of the three-day SAARC Business Leaders’ Conclave that is going to be held in...

Bhutan, China to hold fresh round of boundary talks

The 25th round of boundary talks between Bhutan and China, of great interest to India and deferred on account of last year’s Doklam standoff, are due to take place...

Police investigate fresh anti-Muslim attack in Sri Lanka

Vandals attacked a Muslim-owned restaurant in Sri Lanka on Sunday in an alleged “hate crime”, police said, as tensions were high across the island following a week of violent...

Multilateral HADR Air Force exercise from March 12-17

The first Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise of the Indian Air Force (IAF) in association with South Asian Region nations will be held off the coast of...

What an unlimited Xi presidency in China means for India

What does the removal of term limits for the Xi Jinping presidency in China mean for the developing world and, in particular, for South Asia? One possibility is there could...

China rises in Nepal, eyes Lumbini

Consequent to the expansion of Chinese influence, the delicate balance in India’s relations are now under strain and at a crucial juncture. With a new government in Kathmandu, the...

Int’l probing into Maldives flag flying tanker case

Maldives’ Defense Minister Adam Shareef on Sunday (March 11) has claimed the case of a high-seas ship-to-ship (STS) transfer between two vessels - one identified a North Korean vessel...

Ban on social media and Emergency to remain in Lanka till Defense Ministry clearance...

The removal of both the Emergency and the social media clamp down will depend on recommendation of the Ministry of Defense and the approval of the Defense Secretary, sources...

Gaps in Pakistan, Bangladesh borders to be plugged in 3-5 yrs: BSF DG

India’s Border Security Force (BSF) is hopeful that it will be able to plug the gaps in "vulnerable areas" along the country's borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh in the...

Pakistan can play key role in shaping Afghan Taliban’s behaviour: US diplomat

A senior US diplomat has said that the United States believes Pakistan can play a much more important role in shaping the Afghan Taliban’s behaviour. The statement was made by...