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Democratic principles can serve both Indian and Nepali interests

Kathmandu’s almost all elitist debates over Nepal-India relations hastily raise a question of whether this relationship served any of Nepal’s interests. Or they invariably...

Security and insecurity

There can be no doubt that the United Nations (UN) is an agency in need of reform at every level and across every strata...

NSG isn’t the linchpin of India-U.S. n-cooperation

In a visit to a seminar organised by the Nuclear Law Association of India in Delhi, Stephen Burns, Chairman, United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission,...

Commonwealth family lost the Maldives

By Shiaan Ahmed:   Last week, the Commonwealth family lost another of its members – the third one in the past years. The Maldives took the...

Sri Lanka to summon Chinese envoy

  The government plans on summoning Chinese Ambassador, Yi Xianliang, for criticizing the government, over its 'inconsistent' policies on China's involvement in the country, says...

Mukherjee crossed lines, says ex-PM

Jhala Nath Khanal, former Prime Minister and senior leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist), said that Indian President Pranab Mukherjee...

Political leaders push Taliban for talks

  A number of Afghan political leaders have moved to broker peace talks between government and the Taliban following secret talks between the two parties...

Afghan MPs call for review of security pact with US

  Blaming the government’s failures in ensuring security, several Wolesi Jirga , on November 7, calling for a review of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA)...

UN SG concerned over situation at LoC

NEW YORK: expressed his concerns over escalation in tensions at the Line of Control and urged Pakistan and India to resolve all outstanding issues...

Pakistan opposes new permanent seats at UNSC

Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi, on November 7, said that Pakistan firmly opposes the creation of new permanent seats at...

India put on hold NDTV ban

  The one-day ban on NDTV's Hindi channel, widely condemned, has been put on hold by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry of India. The decision...

Defence attaches in India briefed on the country’s security concerns

Indian army officers, on November 7, briefed the defence and military attaches of various countries posted in Delhi about the “global and regional security...

China refuses to budge on India’s NSG bid

Ahead of this week's NSG meet in Vienna, China, on November 7, stuck to its guns saying there was "no change" in its stand...

Whereabouts of Daud Merchant Unknown

The whereabouts of the Indian citizen Abdul Rauf alias Daud Merchant, accused of the murder of musician Gulshan Kumar in India, has been unknown...

Sri Lanka barking up wrong tree?

By Ranga Jayasuriya Perhaps the Foreign Ministry is barking up the wrong tree. This time, it is China. All that began with certain remarks made by...

Across the aisle: No questions please, we are patriots

By P Chidambaram: A new social and political code is in the making: Don’t ask questions. It is the exact opposite of the ethos that...

Looking for a humane solution

The agreement between India and Sri Lanka on establishing a Joint Working Group on fisheries is a small step forward in resolving the dispute...

Sirisena in India to attend WHO conference

  President Maithripala Sirisena left the country, for India 0n 7 November, to participate in a global anti-tobacco conference hosted in New Delhi. During his two-day...

Two jawans killed in Pakistan firing

Exchange of fire at forward posts in Sagra and Balnoi areas also reported Two soldiers were killed and five others, including two women, were injured...

EU parliament delegation will visit Dhaka

  A 15-member European Parliament delegation will arrive in Dhaka in the middle of November to discuss Bangladesh's politics, freedom of expression, and labour and...

J&K situation very fragile

Describing the situation in Jammu and Kashmir as “extremely fragile,” Director-General of Police K. Rajendra has said around 300 militants are active in the...