Daily Archives: October 17, 2018

UN SECURITY COUNCIL ASKED TO HEAR FROM UN MISSION ON MYANMAR ATROCITIES

The United States and eight other countries on Tuesday requested a United Nations Security Council meeting on Myanmar to hear from a UN fact-finding mission that has accused the...

INDIA FRETS AS ‘PRO-CHINA’ OLI IS STILL TO APPOINT ENVOY

Eight months after the K P Oli government took office in Kathmandu, Nepal is yet to send an ambassador to India. This is a matter of growing concern given...

AFGHAN DROUGHT ‘DISPLACING MORE PEOPLE THAN TALIBAN CONFLICT’

A deadly drought in Afghanistan is causing a humanitarian crisis that has displaced more people this year than the war between the government and the Taliban. The BBC's Secunder...

EC MEMBERS RETURN TO MALDIVES

The elections commission members who had left the country amid increasing death threats following allegations of vote rigging in last month's presidential elections have returned to the Maldives. Most of...

BHUTAN: YEAR-ON-YEAR INFLATION AT ALL-TIME LOW IN AUGUST

According to the National Statistics Bureau’s report, the prices of goods and services increased by two per cent between August last year and August this year. This is the...

BANGLADESH MOVES 1 NOTCHES DOWN IN GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS INDEX

Bangladesh has been ranked the 103rd most competitive economy in the world, moving 1 notches down from last years' ranking, on the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report (GCR)...

A month after Rajapaksa, Ranil goes for India pow wow

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, embroiled in controversy back in Sri Lanka over the dwindling state of the economy, is to visit New Delhi this Friday and meet his counterpart...

Pakistan’s first digital city to be established near Islamabad

The first ever digital city in Pakistan is being initiated by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government in the nearby areas of Islamabad. Kamran Khan Bangash, Special Assistant to Chief Minister Khyber...

Navies from China, India, US to meet in Colombo

The navies from China, India and the US are to meet in Colombo next week at a conference organised by the Sri Lanka Navy. Navy Chief of staff, Rear Admiral...

Facebook bans more Myanmar military-linked accounts for spreading propaganda

Facebook has removed nearly two dozen more accounts and pages linked to Myanmar’s military, which the U.N. is investigating for possible charges of genocide during its campaign of violence...

Nepal-India border security meeting concludes

The Nepal-India border security meeting concluded in Araria of India. The meeting focused on minimisation of problems related to peace and security, combating criminal activities, and issues related to the...

J&K fourth phase sees just 4.2% polling

In the lowest turnout recorded in the urban local bodies polls in Jammu and Kashmir, just 4.2% of the electorate voted in the fourth and last phase on Tuesday,...

Maldives court rejects witnesses in major blow to pres’ election challenge

Maldives' apex court on Tuesday refused to hear the three witnesses presented by incumbent president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom to back his motion to annul last month's presidential election. The...

Why Rafale and S-400 missile system will not give India’s defence sector an edge

The current Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has, in its penultimate year in office, signed a flurry of arms deals, the largest among them, inevitably,...

Pakistan Navy commissions indigenously built 17,000-tonne fleet tanker

Pakistan Navy on Tuesday commissioned an indigenously built 17,000-tonne fleet tanker named PNS Moawin to its fleet during a ceremony held at Pakistan Navy Dockyard in Karachi, which was...

India’s blasé attitude to Bhutan only makes China more attractive

Former Major General Ravi Arora, Chief Editor, Indian Military Review, said, “We are not getting bang for our buck .” “Countries like Nepal and Bhutan have to incline towards India,...

Why educated Kashmiri youth continue to join militancy

Last week, for the first time in the three-decade militancy in Kashmir, a rebel group which is a key constituent of Syed Salah-ud-Din-led United Jehad Council (UJC) asked students...

India remains wary of China

The standing committee on external affairs in its latest report on Sino-India relations stated that China continues to display double standards as far as India is concerned. It ignores...

Hindu nationalist-led state changes Muslim name of Indian city

An Indian city in a state led by a hardline Hindu nationalist preacher accused of instigating violence against Muslims has had its Muslim name changed to one with Hindu...

Russia, Pakistan to hold joint military drills

The Pakistan Army and the Russian military will be holding joint military drills in the mountains of Pakistan from October 21 to November 4. According to Vadim Astafyev, head of...

US-2i amphibious aircraft for Indian Navy to be pushed during 13th India-Japan annual meet

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Japan for the 13th India-Japan Annual Summit, later this month, the purchase of 12 ShinMaywa US-2i Amphibious and Rescue (SAR) aircraft for $1.65...