The joint construction by China and Nepal of a cross-border railway connecting the Tibet Autonomous Region with Kathmandu is vital to Tibet's development and stability.
China and Nepal agreed to hasten the implementation of the... More
At last the dreaded commander of the banned terrorist organisation, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has been eliminated in a US-operated drone attack in Kunar province of Afghanistan, reportedly conducted on 13th June. Media reports also... More
Following the jailing of a controversial ultra nationalist monk in Sri Lanka it has been proposed that a separate court be established to hear cases against the Buddhist clergy.
The Jathika Hela Urunaya (JHU) Champika... More
Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli was scheduled to visit China starting Tuesday with discussion focused on economic ties and infrastructure projects, and analysts said India should not worry its influence in Nepal would... More
On June 2nd, the US renamed its Pacific Command, the oldest and largest American military setup in the Asia-Pacific, as the US ‘Indo-Pacific Command’, stretching from the east coast of Africa to the west... More
The national budget is a means to manage the economy of a country through collection of revenue from various sources and making expenditures for development programmes. Hence, budget, though planned for only one fiscal... More
A month before the scheduled execution of Mir Quasim Ali, a member of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, his son and lawyer Mir Ahmad bin Quasim was preparing to appeal the death sentence... More
With Washington’s Indo-Pacific strategy set to boost India’s role in the region, New Delhi is working hard to avoid being caught in the middle of the growing rivalry between China and the United States,... More
The Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) in Bangladesh has the potential to re-energise India-Russia cooperation and significantly enhance India’s geopolitical clout and standing in the nuclear community.
The RNPP (whose construction began in 2013) will... More
The Pentagon is renaming its oldest and largest military command to reflect the growing importance of the Indian Ocean in US strategic thinking, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday. From now on, the... More
Haradanahalli Doddegowda Deve Gowda, 85, wears his years rather lightly. Just back from a tiring pilgrimage, the patriarch of the Janata Dal (Secular) and former Prime Minister is besieged with requests for press interviews... More
There is no other way than to consider a new Afghan security agreement that will bring together both regional players and global powers to ensure the security in the country, Afghan politicians have told... More
The economic tailwinds provided by low oil prices, a weak dollar, low interest rates, easy financial conditions and a relatively benign geopolitical environment have begun to reverse for emerging markets. And none seems more... More
Bangladesh is no longer any unviable state but the fruits of its development are yet to reach the commoners, according to former governor of Bangladesh Bank Salehuddin Ahmed.
He feels the country’s main development priority... More
Amnesty International’s latest briefing report on the Rohingya crisis has managed to create a stir in an already riotous social media scene around Myanmar. The report has attracted widespread condemnation, including a comment by... More
As a politician, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is distinguished by his relentlessness. Every vote, every constituency, every election matters. Modi has built his Bharatiya Janata Party into an electoral juggernaut that runs 21... More
A Pentagon representative has claimed that Russia is not doing enough to address the radicalization of terrorists. Earlier, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov said that Daesh* is fleeing from Syria and Iraq and... More
The last few months have been quite difficult for the Dubai-based Abraaj Group. At the beginning of the yearan initial trickle of newsfiltered through that something was amiss at the premier investment firm specializing in private equity investments in the MENSA region. Atorrent of revelations followedin Feb this year... More
Some may not know the person who goes live on YouTube and Facebook with the unusual moniker Asad Pong Pong Vai (brother). While many of the formal media /bhadrolok crowd would sneer at him, he has followers running into thousands. He is not a cult media figure but a... More
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s decision to withdraw from its coalition with the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir and scuttle the three-year old government has been taken with an eye on the Indian State and parliamentary elections to be held later this year and in 2019.
China has fired back and India has threatened to follow suit in a spiralling trade conflict with the US that may finally reshape the contours of global economy.
President Donald Trump's threat to take on Chinese goods in US market has been more than reciprocated by Beijing which has announced... More
Myanmar finds itself in a new international quagmire as it attempts to redefine its solutions for reconciliation in Rakhine. In the past, Myanmar found itself in the middle of a tug of war, between the West and the East, as the US, UK and Europe imposed punitive sanctions in... More
Sandwiched between U.S. President Donald Trump’s acrimonious public exchanges with other leaders at the G-7 (group of seven industrialised countries) summit (June 7-8) and the headline-hogging U.S.-North Korea summit (June 12), the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Qingdao, China (June 9-10) attracted little international attention. It was the... More
It is all but forgotten that the Korean War (1950-53) was brought to an armistice only after India agreed to make itself available to chair the UN Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission that determined which of the North Korean soldiers in Allied custody, and which of the South Koreans being... More
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed their willingness to lend momentum to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), with Xi offering to work with India and other member states to carry forward the Shanghai Spirit and promote sound and stable development of the... More
I must confess to having felt queasy when I heard that our former Rashtrapati, Pranab Mukherjee, a man I much admire, was likely to accept an invitation from the RSS Sarsanghchalak, Mohan Bhagwat, to attend the convocation of Sangh Parivaar volunteers trained for three years in becoming pracharaks.
I was not queasy about what... More
Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders in Darjeeling of West Bengal, against the violent movement which has started there for a separate Gorkhaland. I told them in no way should they support this demand. This has multifarious geo-political risks. If a Gorkhaland state is... More