Daily Archives: May 5, 2018

Anxious and angry

“OF all the terror cases in India, the Mecca Masjid case is a typical one, as it was once again Muslims who were terrorised. It was in a mosque...

MINISTERS SUMMONED TO BRIEF SENATE ON AFRIDI ‘JAILBREAK’ PLAN

Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani has summoned defence and interior ministers to brief members of the upper house of parliament on Monday on the “jailbreak plan” aimed at setting free...

INDIA LAUNCHES DISASTER MITIGATION SYSTEMS IN MYANMAR

The Ambassador of India, Mr. Vikram Misri, has inaugurated two projects supported by the Government of India – for developing Long-Lead Flood Early Warning System and Earthquake Monitoring System...

OVER ONE MILLION VOTERS REGISTER IN 20 DAYS

More than one million people have registered to vote in the last 20 days across the country, the Independent Election Commission’s Chief Gula Jan Abdul Badi Sayyad said as...

US sanctions rain on India-Russia defence parade

Financial sanctions by the US have hit India’s arms trade with Russia hard, with payments for weapons and equipment worth over $2 billion stuck after banks refused to make...

LANDSLIDE AT ROHINGYA CAMP KILLS GIRL

An eight-year-old girl was killed on Friday in a landslide at a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, the first of what aid agencies expect will be hundreds of casualties...

India energises diplomacy in neigbourhood

Pushing a regional integration strategy as part of its foreign policy in the neighbourhood, India is building energy infrastructure in several south Asian countries. In Sri Lanka, where power...

With Malaysian counterparts, Indian soldiers learn forest survival techniques, battlecraft

A contingent of the Indian Army, which is in Malaysia for a joint military exercise in jungle warfare, has started its training with lessons in forest survival techniques and...

With Malaysian counterparts, Indian soldiers learn forest survival techniques, battlecraft

A contingent of the Indian Army, which is in Malaysia for a joint military exercise in jungle warfare, has started its training with lessons in forest survival techniques and...

Threats, gags, regulatory clampdowns threatening press freedom in India

A report released by The Hoot for the period between January and April 2018 projects a bleak future for press freedom in the world's largest democracy. "The first quarter of...

Pakistan can do more to help US in Afghanistan: Pentagon

Amidst rift between the United States and Pakistan on counterterror efforts, the US Department of Defense said on Thursday that the two sides have many opportunities to fight terrorism...

Sri Lanka to sign deals with Total, Schlumberger for seismic study

Sri Lanka will sign agreements with French oil and gas major Total and a subsidiary of U.S. firm Schlumberger for a seismic study off its east coast to evaluate...

PM Oli, Modi to jointly lay foundation stone for Arun-III

Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi are set to jointly lay a foundation stone for Arun III during the latter's two- day official...

India helpless spectator in Maldives case: Ex-President’s kin

Former foreign minister of Maldives, Dunya Maumoon, lashed out against India for failing to be a big power in its own neighbourhood, and not doing enough to secure the...

UN visit raises the stakes for Myanmar

The Myanmar government pulled out all the stops in its efforts to convince the United Nations Security Council delegation that it was taking every effort to prepare for the...

PM Modi, President Xi could meet 3 more times this year: Chinese envoy

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have the opportunity to meet at least three times this year to take forward their friendship forged during their...

Pakistan offers Russia ‘strategic partnership’ for the first time

Pakistan has offered Russia a ‘multidimensional strategic partnership’ as the two former cold-war rivals celebrate the 70th anniversary of their diplomatic relations. “We believe that long term multidimensional strategic partnership...

After Nepal visit, PM Modi to meet Hasina in Bengal

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi is starting another round of re-engagement with neighbourhood leaders. After his visit to Nepal next week, when he is expected to repair frayed...

India-US 2+2 Dialogue in Washington likely in late summer of 2018

The postponed India-US ‘two-plus-two ministerial dialogue’ could be held in late summer this year, persons familiar with the development said, after the US Senate last week confirmed Mike Pompeo...

India energises diplomacy in neigbourhood

Pushing a regional integration strategy as part of its foreign policy in the neighbourhood, India is building energy infrastructure in several south Asian countries. In Sri Lanka, where power...

Painting Muslims as “Jinnah-lovers” in election season

The recent developments at the Aligarh Muslim University are worrying and dangerous. A portrait of Pakistan founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah at the Students Union Hall of the AMU is...