Daily Archives: July 20, 2018

Myanmar braces for more international pressure

In the coming weeks the international campaign to enforce some form of accountability on Myanmar for the horrendous events in Rakhine -- over the past twelve months -- is...

NO-CONFIDENCE MOTION TODAY: BJP CONFIDENT OF WIN, CONGRESS SAYS ISSUE NOT ONLY OF NUMBERS

The Modi government is expected to have a smooth sailing when it faces the first no-confidence motion in four years in the Lok Sabha tomorrow with all eyes on...

WHATSAPP LAUNCHES NEW CONTROLS AFTER WIDESPREAD APP-FUELLED MOB VIOLENCE IN INDIA

WhatsApp said Thursday (July 19) it is planning to limit message forwarding in India, where two dozen people have been killed this year in violent mobs fuelled by rumours...

WILL BRIGADIER RANK BE DROPPED FROM THE INDIAN ARMY?

Amid reports of the Indian Army mulling to drop the Brigadier rank, South Western Army Commander Lieutenant General Cherish Mathson said on Thursday that the idea is under deliberation. “There...

ICG ASKS US, TALIBAN, AFGHAN GOVT TO END THE WAR

The International Crisis Group (ICG) said in a new report that the time has come for the warring sides in Afghanistan to reach an agreement and bring a swift...

Heritage walks in India that go beyond food

From exploring typography in Paharganj to watching the making of Pashmina in Kashmir, these experiences in India will make dull heritage walks a thing of the past. Although it’s arguable...

Inmates in Bangladesh to get pillows for the first time in 230 years of...

After 230 years of using blankets as a substitute for pillows, inmates are going to get cotton pillows to sleep on for the first time in the history of...

Army will assist ECP strictly within the bounds of given mandate: Gen Qamar

Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the Army Elections Support Centre in Rawalpindi, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement issued on Thursday. “COAS was given detailed...

IAF to participate in “Pitch Black” war exercise with Australia

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is participating in the multinational "Pitch Black" warfare exercise in Australia. The IAF contingent for the July 24-August 18 biennial multi-national large force employment warfare...

Bhutan presents voluntary national review at UN

Bhutan presented its voluntary national review (VNR) on the implementation of the 2030 agenda and Sustainable Development Goals on July 17. Bhutan was among 47 other UN member states that...

‘Sri Lanka army to be restructured, not downsizing’

Sri Lanka Government informed Parliament on Wednesday that the Army would be restructured as per the time demands but it would not result in a downsizing. This assurance was given...

After Pakistan, China trying to build economic corridor to Myanmar

China and Myanmar are close to signing a deal on the establishment of a China-Myanmar Economic Corridor along the lines of the controversial China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Once launched,...

Bangladesh’s Hindu population rising: Sushma Swaraj tells Rajya Sabha

Countering perception that the population of Hindus in Bangladesh was declining, the government today quoted official records of that country to state that it has instead risen by two...

Bangladesh’s Hindu population rising: Sushma Swaraj tells Rajya Sabha

Countering perception that the population of Hindus in Bangladesh was declining, the government today quoted official records of that country to state that it has instead risen by two...

Report claims Myanmar military planned Rohingya genocide

Myanmar's military made extensive and systematic preparations for attacks on Rohingya before an August 2017 clampdown in northern Rakhine State, an international rights group has claimed. Fortify Rights has documented...

Belt and Road expected to improve governance in Pakistan

Pakistan's general election is less than a week away, and all relevant parties are straining every nerve to promote their political ideas, among which Islamabad's relationship with Beijing is...

Belt and Road expected to improve governance in Pakistan

Pakistan's general election is less than a week away, and all relevant parties are straining every nerve to promote their political ideas, among which Islamabad's relationship with Beijing is...

After Pakistan, China trying to build economic corridor to Myanmar

China and Myanmar are close to signing a deal on the establishment of a China-Myanmar Economic Corridor along the lines of the controversial China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Once launched,...

Report claims Myanmar military planned Rohingya genocide

Myanmar's military made extensive and systematic preparations for attacks on Rohingya before an August 2017 clampdown in northern Rakhine State, an international rights group has claimed. Fortify Rights has documented...

US offers India armed version of Guardian drone

The United States has offered India the armed version of Guardian drones that were originally authorized for sale as unarmed for surveillance purposes, a senior US official and an...

US offers India armed version of Guardian drone

The United States has offered India the armed version of Guardian drones that were originally authorized for sale as unarmed for surveillance purposes, a senior US official and an...