Daily Archives: August 27, 2018

AFGHAN DISTRICT BOMBED BY FOREIGN PLANE AFTER TALEBAN KILL 2 TAJIK BORDER GUARDS

A Tajik or Russian plane bombed Afghanistan's Durqad district in northeastern Takhar province on Sunday (Aug 26) after clashes erupted near Tajikistan's border, an Afghan government official said on...

RSS TO INVITE RAHUL GANDHI FOR EVENT NEXT MONTH, SAY SOURCES

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is all set to invite its sharpest critic, Rahul Gandhi, for an event next month in Delhi, say sources. The event will be held between...

ABDULLAH PRAISES ATMAR, ‘SORRY ABOUT’ HIS RESIGNATION

National Unity Government (NUG) CEO Abdullah Abdullah praised former National Security Adviser (NSA) Mohammad Haneef Atmar for his hard work and expressed his regret over his sudden resignation. Atmar stepped...

MYANMAR MILITARY CHIEFS SHOULD BE PERSECUTED FOR ROHINGYA ‘GENOCIDE’: UN INVESTIGATORS

Investigators working for the UN's top human rights body say top Myanmar military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims. The United Nations does not apply the word “genocide”...

MYANMAR COURT POSTPONES VERDICT FOR REUTERS JOURNALISTS

A Myanmar court postponed its ruling Monday on whether two Reuters journalists violated a state secrets law while reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, delaying the decision for...

OVER 1,200 PEOPLE KILLED IN SOUTH ASIA MONSOON

More than 1,200 people have been killed across South Asia in monsoon storms so far this year, according to figures collected by AFP as India counts the rising toll from...

China may deploy world’s first electromagnetic rocket near Indian border

China is developing the world’s first electromagnetic surface-to-surface rocket that offers greater fire range and could give its military an advantage in high-altitude regions like the Himalayas and Tibetan...

Ahead of ‘2+2’ dialogue, India moves to buy 24 US MH-60R helicopters

Days before the much-anticipated '2+2' strategic dialogue between the ministers of defence and foreign affairs of the US and India gets under way in Delhi on September 6, the...

Bangladesh moves to go for auction to explore offshore gas

The government of Bangladesh is updating the Model Production Sharing Contract (Model PSC) to invite a new round of international bidding for oil and gas exploration in the country's...

China expects headway in Pak-India relations under SCO framework

China expects a big headway in improvement of Pakistan-India relationship, overcoming their trust-gap in security relating issues, under the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). China, that looks forward...

Indian gov’t declines RTI request for details on its request to extradite Zakir Naik

India’s Ministry of External Affairs has refused to share details of the request made to Malaysia seeking extradition of Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, PTI reported on Sunday. In response...

Bhutan-India relations at Litfest

The first day of the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival on August 23 brought ambassadors of Bhutan and India – General V Namgyel and Jaideep Sarkar to talk about Bhutan-India...

Gayoom opposes idea of parliamentary system in Maldives

Recent reports have revealed the former president of Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayoom strongly opposes the idea of governing the island nation under a parliamentary system. So far the religiously conservative...

Nepal-India border dispute resurfaces in Susta

Efforts made by the Indian side to expand a road in the disputed territory of Susta has led to a dispute. The dispute has resurfaced after the Nepali side stopped...

CPEC key to developing western China and consolidating regional security

The leaders of China and Pakistan reached an agreement in 2013 to jointly promote the construction of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which is a landmark in the history of...

Despite playing host at 4th BIMSTEC summit, Nepal has little to look forward to

The perennially patchy streets of Nepal’s federal capital are undergoing a major overhaul. The unseemly bundles of wires by the roads are being tidied up. The central secretariat is...

Pakistan’s US challenge

Notwithstanding Geography and Geopolitics, the epitome of measuring national power is the leadership, national character, and morale. Pakistan now has all three. This is a development that shall bode...

China takes the high ground in Nepal

While a joint China-Nepal military exercise scheduled for September 15 will only involve a platoon of soldiers from each side, the maneuvers will be warily watched in neighboring India...

Afghan NSA Atmar resigned over differences with President Ghani: Ex-govt officials

In reaction to Saturday’s sudden resignation of Afghanistan's National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar, some former government officials on Sunday said his decision came after serious disagreements on policy...

Inviting China into North East marks a paradigm shift in India’s strategic outlook

India has, after many decades, shed its apprehension of China destabilising the North East and is now open to the idea of Chinese investments in the sensitive region. China...

Hindu group from Bengal collects NRC data in Assam

Singha Bahini, a Bengali Hindu organisation formed last month by former leaders of a far Right group is discreetly sending its members to Assam to collect data on Bengalis...