National Conference chief and former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Dr Farooq Abdullah, who is contesting the state by-elections from Srinagar, said that the violence and loss of lives during the bypolls in... More
Prominent Bangladeshi hydrology expert Dr Ainun Nishat sits down with the Dhaka Tribune to discuss the much-talked-about issue of sharing Teesta water between Bangladesh and India. Excerpts:
Q: As we have learnt, the Teesta Water... More
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Leader Rauff Hakeem, in an interview with Daily Mirror speaks about the aspirations of Muslims in Constitution making and the current crisis of his party. Minister Hakeem, who is... More
Private power producers such as Adani Power and Reliance Power have robust investment plans for Bangladeshâ€™s energy sector, Indiaâ€™s High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla told Business Line in an interview prior to... More
The recent Assembly elections in five Indian States have established theÂ pre-eminence of the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the countryâ€™s polity. Nistula Hebbar spoke to Professor Walter Andersen, Director of the... More
Sebastian Rosato, an Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dameâ€™s Department of Political Science andÂ Director of the Notre Dame International Security Program, famously theorized that the United States and China are on a... More
Not something we are used to reading about the Mughal emperor, but historian Audrey Truschke has a distinct take on the most hated of Baburâ€™s successors. In her book, â€œThe Life and Legacy of... More
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) started its operation as a new multilateral financial institution on January 16 last year. Its president Jin Liqun is in Kathmandu to attend Nepal Investment Summit as a... More
After seven public meetings on Monday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, 43, has a bit of hoarse throat. That, however, doesnâ€™t deter him from taking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bahujan Samaj... More
Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan, alias Karuna Amman, the former LTTEÂ Commander for Batticaloa and Amparai, who this week formed a new party, Tamizhar Aikkiya Suthanthira Munnani (Tamil United Freedom Front)Â says the purpose of his party... More
On the verge of celebrating its silver jubilee as an independent nation, Bangladesh has seen many changes, reached milestones in reducing poverty, improving healthcare and education, and empowering of women.Â A feather in Bangladeshâ€™s cap... More
More than two months after the demonetization, Nobel Laureate and economist Amartya Sen says that any proper â€œeconomic reasoning could not have sensibly led to such a ham-handed policy.â€ He predicts that the demonetization... More
The Director of Center for South Asian Studies, Nischalnath Pandey presentedÂ his views on Chinaâ€™s perceived assertiveness in Nepal, on Nepal-India ties and on Nepalâ€™s foreign policy priorities.
Q: There have been many speculations regarding the... More
With 10 days to go for the swearing-in ceremony for the USâ€™s new President Donald Trump, The Hindu asked foreign policy expert David Rothkopf, CEO and Editor of portal FP.com on what is expected... More
Israeli Ambassador to India Daniel Carmon says his government appreciates Indiaâ€™s stand, and a favourable â€œshift in positionâ€ at the UN in the past two years.
Q: 2017 marks 25 years since India and Israel... More
Myanmar media The Irrawaddyâ€™s HtetNaing Zaw recently sat down with U OoHla Saw, an outspoken Lower House lawmaker representing Arakan Stateâ€™s MraukU, to outline his perspective as an Arakan National Party (ANP)Central Executive Committee... More
The U.S. is not concerned about Chinaâ€™s growing economic role in Bangladesh as infrastructure development is a â€œgood thingâ€, the U.S. Ambassador in Dhaka, Marcia Stephans Bloom Bernicat, has said. Bernicat, who recently visited... More
In a recent interview given to The Hindu at Temple Trees in Colombo, Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Prime Minster of Sri Lanka answered questions relating to many key local, regional and international issues
Q: Prime Minister,... More
The former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda spoke to the Hindu, a leading newspaper of India, Â on the impact of demonetisation and the evolving political situation.
TH: In a recent speech, you compared the Emergency... More
Narendra Modi is India's most travelled Prime Minister. The opposition Congress recently wanted his name on the Guinness Book of World Records for the most travelled Prime Minister, mockingly writing," We are overwhelmed and”extremely happy to suggest the name of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has set the... More
For the Indian policy makers, one of the crucial questions today is of how to walk a balancing act between the US, their prime strategic ally, and Iran, their traditional regional ally and, of course, third biggest supplier of oil. The question has become even more significant ever since... More
Even a cursory analysis of the three Nawaz Sharif sackings as PM reveals one constant sordid fact, his incurring penchant to listen to a bunch of “unelectable advisors” who constantly feed his already inflated ego about his supposed omni-potency. The 1993 sacking did him wonders, turning an Establishment “puppet... More
There is something scared about the relationship between a University, its teachers and students. It is built on trust, obligation, mutual affection and much more.
Its as if the teacher is the parent, the campus is the home. A relationship is inherently therefore written into this unwritten contract. It was... More
Myanmar’s new finance minister, Soe Win is determined to revitalize the government’s economic policies and ensure their effective implementation, according to government insiders. Although he has only been in his post for less than two months, there are significant signs that with him at the helm, the government’s commitment... More
Social-media platforms are often criticized for their susceptibility to toxic dialogue and vicious attacks. It is a problem that India knows well. Just ask External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, whose recent vilification by members and supporters of her own ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is a case in point.
Since the start of the year, U.S. President Donald Trump has lashed out at allies and adversaries alike on trade. Often, as with India, the U.S. has pushed for enhanced security cooperation at the same time it declared trade relations a national security threat. The belligerence has left many... More
The much-awaited Gazipur city election is over, the “we-knew-it-from-before” polls results are upon us, the “impartiality” of the police and the “neutrality” of the civil administration have once again been demonstrated, the never-too-late-to-follow “certificate” of the Election Commission has been delivered and, of course, our democracy now stands “strengthened”.
The BJP pulled out of the coalition government and the other partner, the PDP, had no choice but to resign. The BJP pulled out of the coalition government and the other partner, the PDP, had no choice but to resign.
Only a few weeks ago I had poured out my... 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