Daily Archives: November 15, 2018

ASEAN: LEADERS VOW TO CREATE WORLD’S LARGEST FREE TRADE AREA IN 2019

Leaders of Asean's 10 members and six key trading partners vowed to seal a pact to create the world's largest free trade area next year - the Regional Comprehensive...

ROHINGYA REPATRIATION TO MYANMAR WILL NOT BEGIN ON THURSDAY, SAY SOURCES

The repatriation of Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar will not begin on Thursday as planned, two sources directly briefed about the matter said late on Wednesday (Nov 14). Bangladesh had...

LANKA IN POWER VACUUM

Sri Lanka's parliament yesterday voted out the bitterly disputed government of former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse, removing one controversial figure but leaving the country in a power vacuum. The island nation...

IMF HOPES PAK GOVT EFFORTS WILL HELP REVIVE ECONOMY

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission currently visiting Pakistan hoped measures being taken by the government would enable it to achieve economic turnaround. The IMF mission led by Harald Finger...

Sri Lanka President Sirisena trashes trust vote that Rajapaksa lost but might meet UNP...

In an attempt to brazen his way out of a political quagmire, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena categorically refused to accept the no-confidence motion passed in parliament on November...

Bangladesh police break up opposition protest as election nears

Bangladesh police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at opposition party supporters in the capital Dhaka on Wednesday as tension soared weeks before a general election. Activists of the Bangladesh...

No military solution to Kashmir issue: AJK president

Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan said there was no military solution to the Kashmir issue and India would have to initiate dialogue with Pakistan and...

Bangladeshi Army delegation arrives at Trishakti Corps

Aiming to further foster deeper collaboration among both the foot soldiers, a 20-member Bangladeshi army delegation on Wednesday arrived at Siliguri-headquartered Trishakti Corps of Indian Army. The delegation will stay...

Saudi to be biggest financial contributor to Maldives in 2019

Projected State budget for 2019 shows the financial aid pledged by Saudi Arabia will be the largest contribution by a single foreign State Maldives will receive in the coming...

Nepal seeks access to Chinese airports

Nepal has asked China to allow Nepali carriers to fly to different Chinese cities as the government has set a target to significantly increase Chinese arrivals during the much-awaited...

ULFA(I) warns of ‘armed revolution’ if Delhi does not scrap Citizenship Bill

The banned United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) has warned of an “armed revolution” if the Centre goes ahead with its move to amend the Citizenship Act, PTI reported...

Afghans turning their backs on US after 17 years of war

The war, by many measures, keeps getting worse. Afghan authorities control or influence a mere 55.5 percent of the country, according to the US Military's Special Inspector General on...

Thousands storm Assam streets demanding reinclusion of ‘five dropped’ NRC documents

A mass rally was taken out in the main thoroughfares of Silchar town on Tuesday and thousands of people shouted slogans in unison demanding that the five documents left...

Japan wants to help N-E set up links with Bangladesh, Myanmar

The Ambassador of Japan to India, Kenji Hiramatsu said Japan aimed to support the development of the North Eastern region by connecting the intra-regional links as well as the...

Bhutan in search of ‘new friends’; China may be interested

It is essential at this time to reanalyze India-Bhutan relations in the backdrop of the Chinese inroads in South Asia. The recently concluded elections in Bhutan point to a...

Why India’s Muslims have adopted a strategy of silence on the renewed push for...

The silence of Muslims on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid movement is in sharp contrast to the shrill pitch of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and its affiliates. Over the last...

End of days for Suu Kyi’s iconography

Few if any Asian leaders have been showered with as many human rights honors and accolades as Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Similarly, never has the...

Human Rights: The tragedy of Indian occupation in Kashmir

Hardly a day goes by without the coverage of the intensification of ongoing human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). For the last 71 years, the people...

INDIA LIKELY TO ABSTAIN ON UNGA PANEL RESOLUTION ON MYANMAR’S TREATMENT OF ROHINGYA

India will likely abstain again in a vote in a UN General Assembly committee on the Rohingya issue on a resolution that Bangladesh considers crucial for keeping up the...

FM QURESHI RULES OUT POSSIBILITY OF PEACE TALKS BEFORE INDIA ELECTIONS

Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi has ruled any progress on the issue of peace talks with India before upcoming general elections in the neighbouring country. Qureshi was...

JAPANESE SOLDIERS GET THE TASTE OF JUNGLE WARFARE IN MIZORAMRABI BANERJEE BY RABI...

The joint military exercise between the Japanese army and the Indian Army, in Mizoram, concluded today. Incidentally, the poll-bound state—Mizoram goes to assembly polls on November 28—had once seen...