Daily Archives: August 4, 2018

Special court to resume Musharraf trial on Aug 20

The special court seized with the high treason case would resume the stalled trial of former military dictator retired General Pervez Musharraf on Aug 20. The three-judge special court comprises...

5 TERRORISTS KILLED IN ENCOUNTER IN J&K’S SHOPIAN

The security forces have gunned down five terrorists in an encounter in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. A civilian was also killed in the encounter which had started...

QUIETLY, DELHI KEPT DHAKA IN NRC LOOP: NO DEPORTATION TALK

Weeks before its publication sparked a political row, India had quietly and informally briefed Bangladesh on the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, it is learnt, and assured them...

INDIA TO IMPOSE TARIFFS ON SOME US GOODS IN SEPTEMBER

India said on Saturday (Aug 4) that new higher tariffs against some goods imported from the United States will go into force on Sept 18. New Delhi, incensed by Washington's...

PAKTIA MOSQUE BOMBING WIDELY CONDEMNED

President Ashraf Ghani strongly condemned Friday’s suicide bombings that took place at a mosque in Gardez, in Paktia killing at least 30 civilians and injuring dozens of others. In his...

INT’L ORGANIZATION TO INSPECT MYANMAR’S ANCIENT CITY FOR ENLISTING AS WORLD HERITAGE SITE

The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) will visit Myanmar's ancient city Bagan in September for inspection assessment to decide whether the city should be placed into World...

NRC: To what end this exercise?

The ongoing crisis in Assam over the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is largely the creation of the Supreme Court. The final draft list of citizens, published on July...

‘Coached’ interview puts Indian PM Modi under fire

India's government was under fresh fire on Friday (Aug 3) over its relationship with the media after it emerged a farmer was coached to lie in a televised chat...

Bhutan has more than 709 million MT in carbon stock

Bhutan’s carbon stock, carbon that has been stored in the biomass, is 709 million MT. That is including 188 million MT of carbon stored in forests soils as organic...

Suicide bomb attack on Afghan Shi’ite mosque kills 39, 80 injured

Thirty-nine people were killed in a suicide bombing of a Shi’ite mosque in eastern Afghanistan, and the death toll may climb further, police and government officials said on Friday. Two...

Gorkhas in India are Indian citizens or legal migrants, says Nepal

One of the major fallout of the National Register for Citizens (NRC) list in Assam would be on Gorkhas in India. According to reports, an estimated one lakh Gorkhas...

UN council to commemorate Myanmar crackdown on Rohingya

The UN Security Council is planning to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Myanmar's violent crackdown that led about 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh at a meeting later...

India to sign massive energy deals with Myanmar, B’desh & Sri Lanka

To bolster India-Myanmar relations and to enhance energy diplomacy with Myanmar, India is planning to set up an LNG import terminal in Myanmar. India’s plan to set up an...

US mulls further reduction in security aid to Pakistan

us The United States Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) 2019, passed by the Congress earlier this week, states that future security-related aid provided to Pakistan will not be linked to...

India going ahead with Chabahar Port project despite US sanctions

Despite the threat of renewed UN sanctions against Tehran, India appears to be going ahead with the Chabahar Port project that provides it a critical transport link to Afghanistan,...

China commits massive aid to Afghanistan, India watchful

The healthy state of India-Afghanistan relations is vital for Delhi’s aim to boost regional connectivity and become a regional powerhouse. China, just like India, also has similar ambitions. The...

India facing shortage of junior leadership in military ranks

The Indian army is currently facing a shortage of 7,298 officers. The Indian Navy has an authorized strength of 11,352 officers but has only 9,746, which is 1,606 less...

India facing shortage of junior leadership in military ranks

The Indian army is currently facing a shortage of 7,298 officers. The Indian Navy has an authorized strength of 11,352 officers but has only 9,746, which is 1,606 less...

Sri Lanka awards Antonov aircraft overhaul contract to Russian firm

The Sri Lankan Air Force (SLAF) has awarded a contract to a Russia firm, MFG to overhaul three Ukrainian-origin Antonov AN-32B aircraft in Russia. According to a recommendation of the...

India concerned over China’s rising investments in Sri Lankan port projects

As China rushes to invest in more ports in Sri Lanka, India views with concern the Asian neighbour’s bid to increase its footprint in the Indo-Pacific region. China also...