Daily Archives: March 17, 2018

India accuses Pakistan of blocking govt websites

While the current round of hostility between India and Pakistan has largely been attributed to the raid on an Indian residential complex in Islamabad, it might owe its genesis...

INDIA’S SILICON VALLEY FACES MAN-MADE WATER CRISIS

Every day more than 1,000 water tankers rumble past Nagraj's small plywood store in Bangalore, throwing up clouds of dust as they rush their valuable cargo to homes and...

AT LEAST THREE KILLED BY BLAST IN AFGHAN CAPITAL KABUL

An explosion in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday (Mar 17) killed at least three people and wounded two in an apparent attack on a foreign contractor company, officials...

PAK PM, US VICE PRESIDENT REVIEW AFGHAN PEACE PUSH AMID SIGNS OF THAW

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had an unscheduled meeting with US Vice President Michael Pence in Washington on Friday (Mar 16) and their talks focused on finding a negotiated...

AUSTRALIAN LAWYERS SEEK PROSECUTION OF SUU KYI FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

Lawyers in Australia’s Melbourne have filed a private prosecution application against Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, who is in Australia, on charges of crimes against humanity. The private prosecution...

Can’t compare Sri Lanka refugees and Rohingya, says India

Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, who fled the war in the island nation in the 1980s, stood on a “different footing” from the Rohingyas who seek shelter from persecution in...

Indian foreign secretary red flags China’s connectivity push

Even as connectivity becomes part of the strategic jostling by major powers in the region, the Modi government has red-flagged growing Chinese presence in India’s neighbourhood stressing the need...

US seeks ‘real action’ from Pakistan on militant groups

The United States has not yet seen Pakistan take significant steps to clamp down on the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network militant groups, a senior US administration official...

Pakistan PM’s recent visit to Nepal created geopolitical waves

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s recent visit to Nepal has created geopolitical waves. Abbasi sought Nepal’s support in an array of regional affairs at a time when India and...

India struggles to create Tejas fleet as HAL misses delivery targets

Production woes of the homegrown Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA) have led to disenchantment and frustration in the Indian Air Force (IAF), which has ordered 123 of the planes...

Myanmar forces Burman culture on minorities, erases identity

From the age of 5, when she entered a government school in Myanmar, Stella Naw learned about the triumphs of Burman kings and heroes, recited Burman poems and performed...

Afghan security leaders under fire over spike in casualty toll

Serious concerns have been raised over the spike in deaths on the battlefield of security forces after reports indicated that in the past two weeks over 170 ANSF members...

Bangladesh is a connectivity hub between South Asia and Southeast Asia: Thai PM

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-chaon termed Bangladesh a “gateway and connectivity hub” between South Asia and Southeast Asia and offered to establish coastal shipping connectivity between Thailand’s Ranong Port...

China in sights of Indo-French defense cooperation

During his just-concluded state visit to India, French President Emmanuel Macron tried to position the Dassault Rafale multirole fighter jet as the frontrunner in the competition to provide the...

Chahbahar and Gawadar are sister ports: Pakistan

Pakistan today said Chahbahar and Gawadar are sister ports and complement each other in promoting future trade, transit and connectivity. Chahbahar, the port in the Sistan-Balochistan province on the energy-rich...

Maldives detains 3 journalists over protest coverage: CPJ

The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Maldivian authorities to immediately release three Raajje TV journalists who, according to their pro-opposition station, were detained today over their coverage of...

Bhutan to get developing country status, Nepal will remain LDC

Experts conducting the United Nations triennial review of the least developed country (LDC) category for 2018 have decided to accept Nepal’s request and withhold its graduation from the group. A...

Afghan security leaders under fire over spike in casualty toll

Serious concerns have been raised over the spike in deaths on the battlefield of security forces after reports indicated that in the past two weeks over 170 ANSF members...

Myanmar forces Burman culture on minorities, erases identity

From the age of 5, when she entered a government school in Myanmar, Stella Naw learned about the triumphs of Burman kings and heroes, recited Burman poems and performed...

Pakistan PM’s recent visit to Nepal created geopolitical waves

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s recent visit to Nepal has created geopolitical waves. Abbasi sought Nepal’s support in an array of regional affairs at a time when India and...

Indian opposition alleges $5.5 billion misappropriation in Rafale fighter deal

India's opposition has accused the Narendra Modi-led government of financial misappropriation to the tune of $5.5 billion in the 2016 deal for French Rafale jets. Rahul Gandhi, president of...