Monthly Archives: May 2018

Bhutan delegation visits SAARC HQ in Nepal

A 14-member delegation from the Bhutan Broadcasting Service paid a visit to the SAARC Headquarters in Kathmandu, this forenoon. The delegation was led by Mr. Jigme, Executive Producer, states...

Kashmir shuts down to protest Indian leader Modi’s visit

Separatist leaders called for a shutdown in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a daylong visit to review development work and inaugurate road projects. The...

US’s C-17s resume airdrops in Afghanistan after more than a year

The C-17 Globemaster III has resumed combat airdrops to remote bases in Afghanistan for the first time in roughly a year and a half. One of the first drops was...

World Bank urges Myanmar to address risks as growth picks up

As the economy picks up amid global and domestic uncertainty, the World Bank has urged the government to address emerging risks that could impact business sentiment and weaken future...

Sri Lanka warns of Tamil separatist resurgence

Sri Lanka's president Saturday (May 19) warned that Tamil extremists were regrouping abroad to revive their demand to divide the island nation nine years after the end of its...

Modi-Putin tete-a-tete in Sochi to mend ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Putin is flexible and pragmatic but harshly unwavering on Russian interests. Photo: Reuters/ Danish Siddiqui Russian President Vladimir...

Ramzan ceasefire in Kashmir is only a symbolic gesture

Two days before Ramzan started, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh made a surprise announcement: government forces in Jammu and Kashmir will temporarily halt counterinsurgency operations to ensure the Muslim...

Ramzan ceasefire in Kashmir is only a symbolic gesture

Two days before Ramzan started, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh made a surprise announcement: government forces in Jammu and Kashmir will temporarily halt counterinsurgency operations to ensure the Muslim...

BJP pushes for citizenship bill in Assam but opposes it in Meghalaya

The opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment), Bill, 2016 by the Conrad Sangma-led coalition government in neighbouring Meghalaya, in which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is a partner, could not...

India’s Modi inaugurates hydro project in Kashmir, Pakistan protests

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated on Saturday (May 19) a hydroelectric power plant in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, amid protests from neighbor Pakistan which says the...

‘1 LAKH ROHINGYAS TO BE RELOCATED TO BHASANCHAR WITHIN 2 MONTHS’

One lakh Rohingyas, who have taken shelter in Bangladesh amid persecution in Myanmar, will be relocated to Bhasanchar of Hatiya upazila in Noakhali within two months. Disaster Management and Relief...

MULTIPLE BLASTS AT NANGARHAR STADIUM LEAVE EIGHT DEAD

At least eight people were killed following three back to back explosions at a stadium in Jalalabad City, in the eastern Nangarhar province, local officials confirmed. The explosions happened when...

CHINA CALLS FOR CEASEFIRE IN MYANMAR BORDER FIGHTING

China's defence ministry has called on armed groups in northern Myanmar to show restraint and declare an immediate ceasefire after conflicts in the region killed three Chinese citizens. Three rockets...

Assam BJP MLA has to prove citizenship

An MLA of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Assam has been served a notice to prove his citizenship amid the exercise to update the National Register of Citizens...

Nine years after end of Lankan war, chance of permanent peace further diminishes  

Nine years after the bloody civil war grinded to a halt Sri Lanka is moving further away from the permanent peace that its citizens want, with the chasm between...

China welcomes merger of Nepal Communist parties

China welcomed the merger of Nepal's two Communist parties, one headed by Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and the other by former premier Prachanda, saying it supports the...

A stable and strong Pakistan would be in India’s best interest

In a damning admission, the former prime minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, in an interview given to a prominent newspaper, has tacitly admitted to Pakistan’s role in 26/11 attacks,...

A stable and strong Pakistan would be in India’s best interest

In a damning admission, the former prime minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, in an interview given to a prominent newspaper, has tacitly admitted to Pakistan’s role in 26/11 attacks,...

New US sanctions pose dilemma for India’s defense

A request for proposal released this month to Russian Helicopters by India for co-producing 200 Kamov Ka-226T helicopters, a deal to be signed on two S-400 air defense systems,...

New US sanctions pose dilemma for India’s defense

A request for proposal released this month to Russian Helicopters by India for co-producing 200 Kamov Ka-226T helicopters, a deal to be signed on two S-400 air defense systems,...

Pakistan’s border fence: Keeping out the Taliban

Since the announcement in 2005, Pakistan has developed plans and made efforts toward building an approximate 1,500 mile fence running along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. This is an effort to...