Daily Archives: July 17, 2018

Is Modi making up for India’s shortage of diplomats?

Narendra Modi is India's most travelled Prime Minister. The opposition Congress recently wanted his name on the Guinness Book of World Records for the most travelled Prime Minister, mockingly...

INDIA’S SC ASKS PARLIAMENT TO DRAFT NEW LAW TO DEAL WITH MOB LYNCHING

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (July 17) condemned recent incidents of lynching and mob violence against Dalits and minority community members as "horrendous acts of mobocracy". A three-judge Bench led...

INDIA ARMY TO RESUME M777 TRIALS

Indian army will resume the trials of the U.S.-made M777 Ultra-Light Howitzer (ULH) in Pokhran firing range. The trials were suspended last September after barrel of a gun burst...

TECHNICAL TEAM TO STUDY NEPAL-INDIA INLAND WATERWAYS

Nepal and India have agreed to form a team to carry out the field study on both sides to develop the inland waterway navigations from River Ganga in India...

FASTER VISAS FOR MINORITIES FROM THREE NATIONS

Since 2011, nearly 30,000 Pakistanis have been granted long-term visas and, currently, 1,500 such applications are pending, says Home Ministry The Home Ministry has further liberalised the process for granting...

‘Inequality in India has never been more catastrophic’: Anuradha Roy

Anuradha Roy is a fearless media commentator who views her country’s political situation with dismay. “Who among us does not have friends – men and women thought to be...

Persuade Myanmar to take back Rohingyas, Dhaka to UN

Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday urged UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener to persuade Myanmar to take back Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh. The Prime...

Myanmar peace process makes little progress

A 3rd meeting aimed at ending civil war between ethnic minority militants and Myanmar government forces has ended without much progress. The 6-day meeting, led by Myanmar's de facto leader...

EU warns of sanctions against Maldives rights violators

The European Union could adopt sanctions ranging from travel bans to asset freezes against those in the Maldives responsible for human rights violations and undermining the rule of law...

Bhutan’s rural village grapples with irrigation water shortage

Villagers go around requesting another village to share their irrigation water. On July 11, Karma Galley, 26, from Pangthang village in Kanglung went door-to-door requesting people of Thragom village to...

EU warns Sri Lanka over death penalty

EU ambassadors warned Sri Lanka on Monday against ending its 42-year moratorium on capital punishment and said the island risked losing trade concessions if it went ahead. Last week President...

Our ship-build periods are longer than global averages: Vice-Admiral Girish Luthra

There are suggestions that the Navy should move out of Mumbai. What are your thoughts on this? Navy’s presence pre-dates this city becoming commercial. The naval dockyard is more than...

China building 8 submarines for Pakistan to counter Indian Navy

China has been extending support to its "all-weather" ally Pakistan with an aim to counter India. The latest in its series of efforts, China is helping Pakistan with the...

China building 8 submarines for Pakistan to counter Indian Navy

China has been extending support to its "all-weather" ally Pakistan with an aim to counter India. The latest in its series of efforts, China is helping Pakistan with the...

Turkey confirms sale of 30 T129 attack helicopters to Pakistan

Ankara has signed an agreement with Islamabad for the sale of 30 T129 ATAK combat helicopters for the Pakistan Army in a move described by the Presidency of the...

Bangladesh polls to be fraught with excitement on its ties with India

In fact, there have been spurt in events and episodes related to ties between two neighbours with Indian establishment displaying a proactive interest by standing alongside Bangladesh when it...

Bangladesh polls to be fraught with excitement on its ties with India

The robust IndiaBangladesh friendship has come into focus as the dates for the vital parliamentary elections in Bangladesh are drawing closer. In fact, there have been spurt in events and...

India successfully validates life extension test of BrahMos

Indian defense scientists successfully validated the life extension test of supersonic cruise missile BrahMos on Monday morning from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, Odisha. The test was...

India successfully validates life extension test of BrahMos

Indian defense scientists successfully validated the life extension test of supersonic cruise missile BrahMos on Monday morning from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, Odisha. The test was...

CPEC and Pakistan-China energy cooperation

The demands of global energy are substantially rising day by day in the 21st century, whereas the dependency on fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas have become...

CPEC and Pakistan-China energy cooperation

The demands of global energy are substantially rising day by day in the 21st century, whereas the dependency on fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas have become...