Daily Archives: June 21, 2018

No middle ground for talks between Maldivian regime and opposition

Even as targeted sanctions by the European Union loom on the political horizon, the Abdulla Yameen government and the opposition in Maldives are nowhere near finding middle ground to...

BJP scuttled Kashmir government to sharpen Hindu-Muslim divide ahead of crucial polls   

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s decision to withdraw from its coalition with the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir and scuttle the three-year old government has been...

LAW SOON TO ENSURE DEATH PENALTY FOR DRUG PATRONS: PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the government is formulating an anti-narcotics law with a provision of death penalty for the patrons of drug traders, drug syndicates and...

MYANMAR ONE OF SEVERAL COUNTRIES IN DANGER OF LOSING ITS ‘INTACT FOREST’ BY 2030

Earth's intact forests shrank by an area larger than Austria every year from 2014 to 2016 at a 20 percent faster rate than during the previous decade, scientists said...

J&K: IRON-FIST HINT IN APPOINTMENT

B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, the IAS officer overseeing Chhattisgarh police's offensive against Maoists, was on Wednesday appointed chief secretary of Jammu and Kashmir in what is being seen as a signal...

US’ BOMBING SPREE IN AFGHANISTAN REACHES RECORD LEVELS

The United States’ military’s air assault campaign in Afghanistan is reaching heights not seen since at least 2009 - as far back as available data goes - according to...

‘Revelations beyond just paid news’

AN undercover operation code-named “Operation 136” by Cobrapost, a non-profit news website, has led to shocking revelations captured on video about the prevalence of and susceptibility to “paid news”...

UN’s decision to probe rights abuses in India-held Kashmir affirms Pakistan’s stance: FO

Pakistan on Wednesday welcomed the United Nations' recommendation to form an inquiry commission to investigate human rights violations committed by Indian security forces in held Kashmir. Pakistan's permanent representative to...

Afghan Taliban kill 30 soldiers in first major attack since Eid ceasefire

Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday, the provincial governor said, their first major attack since a...

Nepal, China sign 8 deals worth $2.24 billion

Nepal and China on Wednesday signed eight agreements worth $2.4 billion on the second day of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s visit. These agreements were reached between the two governments...

India, Maldives talks to end logjam

A high-level meeting of defence officials later this month will seek to end the logjam in the India-Maldives relations over strategic issues, sources have confirmed. According to the sources, one...

Sri Lanka negotiating “comprehensive” FTA with China

Sri Lanka says it is negotiating comprehensive Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with China and India, Asia Pacific Daily reported. Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera noted that Sri Lanka recently signed its...

L&T opposes plan to give submarine project to Mazagon Dock

With the government considering a proposal to move a Rs 60,000-crore project to build submarines to the public sector on a nomination basis, India’s top shipbuilder Larsen and Toubro...

L&T opposes plan to give submarine project to Mazagon Dock

With the government considering a proposal to move a Rs 60,000-crore project to build submarines to the public sector on a nomination basis, India’s top shipbuilder Larsen and Toubro...

Pak army chief meets Polish defence minister, military leadership

General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) reached Poland on an official visit. During the visit COAS met Mariusz Blaszczak, Minister of National Defence and Deputy Minister of...

Rakhine Advisory Commission stands by recommendations after review

Myanmar government’s Advisory Commission on Rakhine State has determined that the recommendations it made 10 months ago to settle communal tensions in the restive region, just before the outbreak...

Xi sells Seychelles on the seashore as Modi’s foreign policy lies in tatters

Xi sells Seychelles on the seashore. This twist on a familiar tongue twister doesn’t precisely describe how India’s jump to international military power status was thwarted, but isn’t entirely...

Xi sells Seychelles on the seashore as Modi’s foreign policy lies in tatters

Xi sells Seychelles on the seashore. This twist on a familiar tongue twister doesn’t precisely describe how India’s jump to international military power status was thwarted, but isn’t entirely...

Rakhine Advisory Commission stands by recommendations after review

Myanmar government’s Advisory Commission on Rakhine State has determined that the recommendations it made 10 months ago to settle communal tensions in the restive region, just before the outbreak...

Balancing diplomacy in best interest of Nepal

Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's ongoing visit to China, his first after re-election, has been underscored as important by the two countries. This has caught India's attention. Oli's...

Balancing diplomacy in best interest of Nepal

Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's ongoing visit to China, his first after re-election, has been underscored as important by the two countries. This has caught India's attention. Oli's...
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