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Man in India’s  Rajasthan shot dead for transporting cows, body thrown on...


A Muslim man, transporting cows in Alwar in Rajasthan, was shot dead allegedly by gau rakshaks on Friday, seven months after a dairy farmer named Pehlu Khan was lynched in a similar incident in the district. The incident... More

India overtaking China as the biggest emitter of deadly air pollutant


This week, air pollution forced some 4,000 schools to close in New Delhi, as India’s capital suffers through an air quality nightmare. Now, here’s more bad news on the pollution front: the country is passing China as... More

India, US, Japan, Australia meet together for first time in ten years


After a gap of ten years, senior officials from India, Japan, Australia and United States met in Manila and agreed that a “free” and “open” Indo-Pacific was in their common interest. The meeting happened less than a month... More

Indian city bans begging ahead of Ivanka Trump visit


A city in southern India has banned begging for two months ahead of a visit by Ivanka Trump. Police in Hyderabad made the announcement this week, ahead of the three-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit which starts Nov. 28 and... More

Humanity first: Pakistan offers to allow Jadhav’s wife to see him!


Pakistan offered India permission to allow self-confessed spy, Kulbushan Jadhav, to meet his wife while he awaits his decision on amnesty from the country’s Army Chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa. The press release said it is being... More

A family worries over toxic air’s chilling effects


I have been living in Delhi for nearly two decades and my husband for many more years. Even though we come from different parts of India, it has always been home and our place of work. Neither of... More

Banking on a New Stimulus Plan in India


India’s central government is taking a bigger role in managing the country’s financial system through a new stimulus plan that will inject cash into banks and infrastructure. Because of a growing number of nonperforming loans, over the past... More

The destroyer of stability


In recent years, a considerable amount of debate on India’s nuclear strategy ostensibly suggests that India’s nuclear weapons are inadequate for deterrence; therefore, a qualitative as well as quantitative augmentation in nuclear weapon arsenals is needed for... More

Airbase in Indian Gujarat part of Cold Start Doctrine, says Pakistan


Pakistan once again asked India to “engage in a meaningful dialogue” aimed at agreeing to measures of restraint and military doctrines which are ‘defensive’ in nature rather than seeking to create space for ‘war’. “India should respond positively... More

Next round of India-China boundary talks will be held in due course:...


The next round of Special Representatives talks between India and China over the boundary issue will be held in due course, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on 10 November. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will hold talks... More

Himachal records its highest voter turnout at 74%


India’s Himachal Pradesh on 9 November recorded its highest polling in assembly elections with 74 per cent of voters exercising their franchise, the Election Commission said. The figure was until 5 pm and the final polling percentage may... More

No shortage of weapons in Army: Indian Army Chief


Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Friday (Nov 10) that the armed force is not facing any shortage of arms and it can give a befitting reply to the country’s enemies, contrary to claims of... More

China urges India to reconsider joining belt and road initiative


A day after Russia urged China and India to resolve their disagreements over the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson asked India to set aside its objections to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CEPC)... More

Submarine scandal surfaces between Russia and India


An unprecedented scandal broke out between Russia and India with Moscow suspecting that Delhi granted US Navy representatives access to the Russian nuclear submarine of Project 971I, operated by the Indian Navy since 2011. According to, the incident... More

Hasina, Modi flag off Khulna-Kolkata rail service


Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi Thursday (Nov 9) jointly flagged off the Khulna-Kolkata train service and opened two bridges on railway routes connecting Dhaka with Sylhet and Chittagong, reports BSS. The two... More

OIC supports legitimate Kashmiri Struggle in India administrated Kashmir: SG


Dr Yousaf Bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, the OIC Secretary General, reiterated OIC’s full support to the people of Kashmir in their legitimate struggle for the fundamental right to self-determination. He said this at a seminar and Photo Exhibition on... More

Bangladesh hands over five terrorists to India


Five terrorists belonging to Manipur and Nagaland-based extremist outfits were handed over to Assam Police by Bangladeshi police after they completed their 13-year jail term in that country, a police official said. "Bangladesh police handed over the five... More

Border tunnel building further provokes China


China should be alert and reinforce infrastructure along the China-Indian border, experts said Tuesday, after reports say India plans to build 17 highway tunnels for easy military mobility. India plans to construct 17 highway tunnels totaling 100 kilometers... More

India’s Himachal Pradesh goes to polls today


Voters set to go to polls today (Nov 9) in a single phase for sixty-eight Assembly seats in Congress-ruled Himachal Pradesh, where the BJP is determined to take power. As many as 7,525 booths have been set... More

Indian Army mulls transporting military cargo through Brahmaputra river


Indian Army is planning to move its military cargo right to China's doorsteps in the east through Brahmaputra River. According to Times of India, on Tuesday, Army and Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) jointly launched a scoping... More

Tensions between US and Iran spell trouble for India


The new Iran strategy of the Trump Administration is aimed at “neutralising the government of Iran’s destabilising influence and constraining its aggression, particularly its support for terrorism and militants.” US President Donald Trump finally declared in October that... More

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Trump’s melodrama vis-à-vis Pakistan meets ground realities

The Trump administration's renewed push to seek Pakistan's help in bringing the Afghan Taliban to the negotiating table comes as a striking contrast to what the US president had only very recently said in one of his interviews about Pakistan not doing anything in Afghanistan to help the US win the war, or even get out of it. Coming from a president who is famous for his unpredictable habit of... More

Imran Khan needs better advisers

One of the central problems of Imran Khan’s government is the quality and commitment of his range of advisers, not only for day-to-day politics but for short and long-term decision-making processes. The PM has been more than once given the perception of taking off-the-cuff decisions through speeches and interviews. Even good advisers do not matter until there is a due process for diligence and analysis to not only sort... More

In Bangladesh, a poor politician is of no use to anyone

In Dhaka’s swirling political speculations and gossip, the latest is about who among the electoral candidates is wealthy and who is not. On paper, many have declared their wealth and almost none have been found credibility among the public. They know that to survive in politics you need to make and spend a lot of money which, going by wealth levels, would be impossible. Politics is not just about power... More

Hunt with the hound, swim with the crocodile

On the sidelines of the G20 conference in Argentina, there were two very important summits. One involved US President Donald Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This was the first trilateral that brought Modi and Trump together. “The relationships between our three countries is extremely good, extremely strong. I think, with India, maybe stronger than ever. And with Japan, I think, stronger than ever,” Trump said, as... More

India’s dead-end Afghan policy

While India has been investing in Afghanistan for several years, the changing dynamics of the Afghan war indicate that this economic, political and diplomatic investment may not yield the desired results after all. First and foremost, India’s Afghan-policy has been driven by the imperative of having a strong presence on Pakistan’s western border, which India has been able to pursue—and aims to continue—with the help of Kabul. But the... More

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OUTCOME AND FUTURE OF BMISTEC? & WHAT’S ON THE BALANCE?


The fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), held in Kathmandu on August 30 and 31, was “not fruitful” because of the inherent “weakness” of the regional inter-state institution,... More

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