India's prime minister Narendra Modi once again strongly hinted about a water-war againstÂ Pakistan.Â By obstructing the water flowÂ ofÂ commonÂ rivers,Â will heÂ retract fromÂ the 1960 Indus Waters treaty brokered by the World Bank between two countries?Â Or isÂ this just aÂ ploy to distract attention... More
Major friction emerges once again as the prime minister prepares for second round constitutional amendment. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal â€˜Prachandaâ€™ said the bill for amendment will be officially presented to the parliament in a couple of... More
Pressure has been piling up on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, or CPEC, ever since the formal inauguration of Gwadar port. The inauguration took place after a series of sabotages and immediately after an incident where Pakistan navy... More
Frequent Taliban attacks as well as intense feuds between the government and parliament are intensifying crises in already volatile Afghanistan. The parliament is asking ministers to make statements about performance and success of the government. Within five... More
India, the largest country in South Asia, has always been alert about its Â own military defense. Although this was one of the architect nations in the neutral alliance during cold war, India always maintained strategic and defensive... More
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Even until a few days ago, nobody thought Donald Trump will be a US president in foreseeable future. But that situation is changing with every new event. Being accused of molestations by women... More
Bangladesh: winds of changes in ruling party leadership
SA Monitor staff
Significant leadership changes were made in the two-day council
meeting of Awami League, the ruling party of Bangladesh. Although
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is still the head of the party,... More
y Fears that Myanmar’s currency crisis has only momentarily stalled are growing, as the government does not seem to see any urgency in tackling the underlying causes of the recent fall in the kyat’s value against the dollar.
Regional analysts believe a major collapse of the currency remains very real. Their fears were justified when, the end of last week, the kyat plummeted once again to over K 1,600, largely... More
The October 10 special tribunal verdict on the August 2004 grenade attack case that killed 24 and injured many including Bangladesh’s current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina didn’t carry too many surprises since it was a foregone conclusion that the “guilty men” would be handed out tough sentences.
It was earlier speculated that BNP’s acting chief and Begum Khaleda Zia’s son Tarique Rahman may be awarded the death sentence, but he... More
Initiated in 2014 the Ashiana-Iqbal project could not be completed mainly because an illegal award increased the cost, and if it were to be initiated now, the escalated cost of Rs 40 billion will be borne either by the applicants of the government. As Lahore Development Authority (LDA) director general between 2013 and 2016, Ahad Khan Cheema was also a member on the Punjab Land Development Corporation (PLDC) board.... More
India's Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) claims to be a social organisation but those who have closely followed it say it is the political high-platform of Hindutva. Its Nagpur headquarters is located in Maharashtra’s Nagpur city, where in the 18th century originated the Hindu Pad Padshahi or the vision of a Hindu nation-state during the reign of the Peshwas.
The Peshwas drove the limits of Maratha empire to Attock in the northwest... More
While China continues officially to deny playing a leading role in managing conflict in Afghanistan, there is also no gainsaying that China continues to make a meaningful headway into Afghanistan, a development that would, even if Beijing denies, have a strong impact on which way the wind blows in Afghanistan in next few years.
This week Pakistan’s Maulana Sami ul Haq, the cleric who is known as the ‘father of... More
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