Daily Archives: October 12, 2018

Bangladesh’s grenade attack case: Politics of past or future?

The October 10 special tribunal verdict on the August 2004 grenade attack case that killed 24 and injured many including Bangladesh’s current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina didn’t carry too...

INDIA’S #METOO CAMPAIGN GAINS MOMENTUM, JUNIOR MINISTER AMONG THOSE ACCUSED

The #MeToo movement, which first began in the US last year, has gained momentum in India after several journalists, filmmakers, actors, models, sportswomen and artists came forward to share...

UNDER WB PRESSURE: PAKISTAN MAY REVERSE COURSE ON INDUS WATER DISPUTE WITH INDIA

The government is likely to backtrack from its plan to take the dispute with India over the Kishanganga and Ratle hydropower projects to a World Bank-appointed Court of Arbitration,...

MIZORAM ELECTIONS: CONGRESS ANNOUNCES LIST OF CANDIDATES, THANHAWLA TO CONTEST FROM 2 SEATS

The 12 new entrants have replaced eight sitting MLAs including R. Romawia from Aizawl North-I, Lalrinmawia Ralte and Lalrinawma from Aizawl East-I. On Thursday evening, the Congress released the names...

SCO SUMMIT BEGINS TODAY, CEO ABDULLAH AMONG PARTICIPANTS

The 17th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit kicks off on Friday with heads of the members-states and observers in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, an official said. Mujeeb Rahimi, the spokesman...

US SEES CHINESE DEBT RESPONSIBLE FOR ECONOMIC WOES IN PAKISTAN

The United States early on Friday  said that the huge Chinese debt  responsible for the economic challenges in Pakistan, adding that it will review government's bailout plea to the...

‘NOT HELPFUL’, SAYS US ON INDIA’S PLANS TO BUY IRAN OIL, RUSSIA’S S-400 AIR...

As a top US official headed for New Delhi for talks on Iran sanctions a state department spokesperson on Thursday said “it’s not helpful” that India plans to continue...

Bangladesh Journalists allege ‘breach of trust’ over press freedoms

More than 100 journalists staged a protest in Bangladesh’s capital on Thursday, their faces covered in black cloth, accusing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of breach of trust in enacting...

COAS, British defence chief emphasise importance of stability in South Asia

Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa was greeted by Britain’s Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Sir Nick Carter with a Guard of Honour on Thursday...

Dozens killed in Afghan clashes as election nears

At least 15 Afghan border police were killed battling Taliban insurgents on Thursday, an official said, as fighting continues ahead of this month’s elections, with 21 Taliban killed in...

Maldives election commissioners flee alleging threats

Four of the five members of Maldives' elections commission have fled the country, alleging threats from supporters of outgoing President Abdulla Yameen. Elections Commissioner Ahmed Shareef on Thursday said groups...

Pak-China Armed Drone deal & its implications for South Asia

As per the reports, Pakistan is buying 48 advanced armed drones, Wing Loong II, from China in the biggest ever sale of armed drones for China. The reports were...

India, Russia to soon conclude deals on frigates, Kalashnikovs: Russian envoy

India-Russia defense co-operation will not come under any kind of pressure due to the American sanctions threat, Russian Ambassador to India Nikolay Kudashev said on Thursday. "USA's CAATSA sanctions will...

From mandir to migrants: BJP’s new poll strategy

Haryana CM Khattar has announced that the state would get its own NRC (National Register of Citizens) on the lines of that implemented in Assam recently. A few days before...

New railway set to fuel Tibet’s economy, trade with India and Nepal: experts

The construction of the Sichuan-Tibet railway, dubbed the world's most challenging railway, will have a big influence in boosting Tibet's integration into South Asia and the China-proposed Belt and...

Is Sri Lanka’s Tamil cause a political football?

On September 20, Tamil Nadu’s ruling All India Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) declared that the opposition Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and the Congress party were responsible for the genocide...

Anti-incumbency grips Bhutan

It must be the most genteel canvassing operation in the world. Lily Wangchuk, who is running for a seat in the National Assembly, chats with a shaven-headed monk in...

Why Pakistan IMF bailout talks matter to India

After more than a month of deliberations, Pakistan’s newly-elected government has decided to seek a bailout package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves of around...

No reason for concern over ties with Pakistan, relations with India strategic: Russia

Russia’s ties with Pakistan should not be a matter of concern for India as Moscow’s relationship with New Delhi is of a “strategic, long-term” nature, the Russian ambassador here...

‘Some people’ can’t stand its friendship with Maldives, China says

China on Thursday said "some people" cannot stand its friendship with the Maldives even as its President-elect Ibrahim Solih has assured that his country will implement all the projects...

Pakistan formally seeks ‘financial assistance’ from IMF

Pakistan has formally requested financial assistance from the IMF, the fund said in a statement on Thursday, setting in motion a series of talks that could lead to a...