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India- Israel mull over singing defense deals

New Delhi’s ties with the Tel Aviv are set to reach a new height and this indication became clear in October last when Indian...

Nepali PM stresses trans-Himalayan cooperation for development

  Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, while addressing a seminar on “Trans-Himalayan Cooperation beyond Trilateral Discourse”, said that the trans-Himalayan cooperation could be a platform for...

Trump’s victory

THE American voter has demanded change — radical, wrenching and searing change. In electing Donald Trump as the next president of the United States, change...

Understanding Trumpocalypse

Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States. These words will echo in the hearts of 324 million Americans today, some shell-shocked...

Free expression still elusive in Myanmar

Out of 180 countries, Myanmar ranked 143 in the press freedom index for 2016 by Reporters Without Borders, a media freedom watchdog worldwide. Against...

How president Trump will affect South Asia

SA    Monitor   Report-> Even until a few days ago, nobody thought Donald Trump will be a US president in foreseeable future. But that...

Blessed Nepal: Sea of opportunities

By Hisila Yami: The country has adopted a multi-party system allowing different trends to have their representation. But within the political party the leaders are...

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...