Monthly Archives: August 2018

Me too urban Naxal: Arundhati Roy

This morning’s papers settle something that we have been debating for a while. A front-page report in the Indian Express says “Police to Court: Those held part of anti-fascist...

Bangladesh Coast Guard delegation on official visit to Goa

A delegation of the Bangladesh coast guard arrived in Goa for a two-day official visit as part of an engagement programme. The delegation, headed by rear admiral Aurangzeb Choudhury,...

Russian industry invited to manufacture vessels under ‘Make in India’ program

India has asked Russian firms to invest in the country's maritime sector under the 'Make in India' program. India's Minister of Water Resources Nitin Gadkari said on Wednesday that...

Myanmar aid restrictions ‘could be war crime’, says rights group

Government restrictions on lifesaving aid for displaced people in northern Myanmar could constitute a war crime, advocacy group Fortify Rights said on Thursday, as pressure grows for accountability for...

India, US, China to attend joint military exercise in Sri Lanka

China, India, US and Russia are among the countries who have confirmed participation at a joint military exercise in Sri Lanka next month. The Sri Lankan military said that ‘Cormorant...

Bhutan, Japan holds 13th annual economic consultation

The 13th annual consultation between Bhutan and Japan on Economic Cooperation was held in New Delhi, India on August 28. A press release from the Bhutan embassy in Delhi stated...

US warns India: Won’t continue to tolerate your defence buys from Russia

The US has put India on notice with regard to its military and strategic partnership with Russia: Change course, or possibly face sanctions. The statement comes as India prepares to...

China says it is helping Afghanistan with defense, counterterrorism

China’s defense ministry said on Thursday that it was supporting Afghanistan’s defense and counterterrorism efforts, a day after Beijing denied a plan to build a base in Afghanistan and...

LANGUAGE, A BARRIER AT COMMON FORUMS IN THE SOUTH

As election campaigning through common forums is held across the country, the people in southern parts of the country struggle to understand what the candidates speak. Language continues to remain...

ADB EARMARKS $ 3 B FOR SL TILL 2021

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) yesterday reiterated its commitment to support Sri Lanka’s continued development drive to achieve inclusive growth, earmarking $ 3 billion over the next three years,...

ASAD UMAR BRIEFS PM ON STATE OF ECONOMY

The finance ministry briefed Prime Minister Imran Khan on the current state of Pakistan’s economy on Thursday, as the country actively tries to seek a workable solution where it...

MYANMAR ARMY USES FAKE PHOTOS TO MALIGN ROHINGYAS: REUTERS

Myanmar’s army has used a photo of Bangladesh’s liberation war in a new book to cover their ethnic riots in the 1940s, reveals a Reuters exclusive report. The photo of...

TOP COURT DEFERS HEARING ON JAMMU AND KASHMIR’S ARTICLE 35A TO JANUARY

The hearing on Article 35A in Jammu and Kashmir has been deferred to January by the Supreme Court today. The state government told the court that any hearing on...

BIMSTEC SUMMIT: MULTILATERAL MEET CONCLUDES, LEADERS TO SIGN KATHMANDU DECLARATION SHORTLY

Aug 31, 2018-A multilateral meet between the leaders of seven member states of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) concluded on Friday. With the...

Myanmar: where ‘genocide’ doesn’t really matter

It is still unclear whether Myanmar Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing is more upset by a United Nations report that recommends he be charged and tried for “genocide”...

The significance of Pak-US military ties

In the first visit of a foreign delegation to Pakistan after the new government was formed, the chief of the US military will accompany the Secretary of State next...

STA-1: Impact on India’s military build-up

The Trump administration has been improving its strategic ties with India to check the economically rising China in Asia. The predecessors of President Donald Trump also paved the way...

India, China in talks to set up direct hotline between defence ministries

India and China are in talks to set up a direct hotline between the defence ministries of both the countries, said a Chinese official on Thursday. “The two sides...

Nepali newspaper slammed over US-Bangla crash report

A report in Nepal’s Kathmandu Post, which blamed a Bangladeshi pilot for the country’s worst plane crash that killed 51 of the 71 people on board, has been heavily...

China eyes exit, Nepal’s West Seti hydropower project in jeopardy

China wants to withdraw from a prestigious hydropower project in Nepal after signing an initial agreement with the South Asian country six years ago. A high-level delegation from CWE Investment...

The Afghan war is no place to turn a profit

The idea of “privatizing” the war in Afghanistan is back. Erik Prince, the founder of the now-defunct security firm Blackwater Worldwide, is making the rounds in a self-described “aggressive...
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