Daily Archives: April 22, 2018

MODI LIKELY TO VISIT NEPAL IN SECOND WEEK OF MAY

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to pay a state visit to Nepal in the second week of May, his third flight to Nepal after assuming office in...

INDIA TO SEIZE PROPERTY OF SUPER-RICH FUGITIVES: DOCUMENT

Indian authorities will be empowered to seize properties of super-rich fugitives whose economic offences or crimes involve sums over 1 billion rupees ($15 million), according to a government document...

Death for rape of children below 12: India approves ordinance

India’s Union Cabinet on Saturday approved an ordinance to allow courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age, according to...

Afghanistan-Turkey to hold trade talks

A joint economic forum between Afghanistan and Turkey is being planned, possibly for May, said Turkey’s Deputy Minister of Economy, Fatih Metin. According to him, the plan is for discussions...

Maldives slams EU for ‘disregarding progress’ on electoral reform

Maldives government on Friday slammed the European Union (EU) report on electoral reform in the archipelago which it said had "largely disregarded" the progress made by the country. A report...

How a rape exposes the conflict between two visions of India

In recent years, India has witnessed a disturbingly high volume of sex crimes – so much so that when the rape and murder of Asifa, an eight-year-old girl from...

Bangladesh took little steps to prosecute abuses, killings by security forces in 2017: US

The government of Bangladesh took limited measures to investigate and prosecute cases of abuse and killing by security forces in 2017, said a US report on Human Rights Practices. US...

Russia and Pakistan: A Durable Anti-American Alliance in South Asia

On April 6, 2018, Pakistan’s Minister of Defense, Khurram Dastgir Khan, told Russian state media outlet Sputnik that the Pakistani military planned to purchase Su-35 fighter jets and T-90...

US report notes limited progress, rights abuses in Sri Lanka

The annual US human rights report noted that the Sri Lankan Government has made limited progress toward establishing additional transitional justice mechanisms. The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for...

CPEC and the power game between India, Pakistan, the US & Afghanistan

For the purpose of avoiding a possible sea blockade during a US-China conflict, as well as to develop China’s western regions, China is keen to develop an overland route...

Two Indian Muslims attacked on rumours of beef at wedding, 80th such incident since...

In the second cow-related hate crime recorded in 2018, two Muslim men were injured when a mob turned violent in Nawalidh village of Koderma district, Jharkhand, on April 17,...

Belt route will ‘revive Nepal and China ties’

Nepal’s foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali has said the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will revive business and cultural exchanges between Nepal and ChinaIt is Nepal’s honour to work with...

Delhi on drive to connect with Asia, Africa

As China pushes ahead with its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), India – unable to offer an initiative on a similar scale – is focusing instead on infrastructure projects...

NSA asks China to help establish a ‘Mountain Brigade’

Afghanistan’s National Security Adviser (NSA) Haneef Atmar has wrapped up a three-day official visit to China where he held talks with a number of high-ranking officials, including China’s Vice...