China asked India to exercise "restraint" on its plan to link the strategic border district of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh with a railway network+ , saying any "unilateral action" might "complicate" the unresolved border... More
Pak Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday said Pakistan has successfully neutralised malicious propaganda against it and â€œelements trying to isolate Pakistan must now see how it (Pakistan) is actually valued and... More
Cabinet this week granted approval for Sri Lanka to enter into a MoU with members of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) to build a common power... More
A parliamentary panel formed to investigate the killing of Nepali national Govinda Gautam by Indian security personnel in Kanchanpur near the Nepal-India border earlier this month has asked the government to take initiatives to... More
The Gujarat Assembly on Friday cleared a tough amendment to the law against cow slaughter in the state, increasing the punishment for such slaughter to life imprisonment.
The older law, amended in 2011, stipulated that... More
In an unprecedented development, Pakistan Army on Thursday took a Russian military delegation headed by Deputy Chief of General Staff, Colonel General Israkov Sergi Yuryevich to North Waziristan Agency to give them firsthand account... More
Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider on Thursday called for the government to raise India's 'state sponsored terrorism' in held Kashmir in the UN Security Council.
â€œAcross the world, even the... More
The heist of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank's account at the New York Federal Reserve last year was "state-sponsored," an FBI officer in the Philippines, who has been involved in the investigations,... More
A whopping Rs4 lakh crore ($59-bn) worth of military procurement involving 136 proposals were cleared by the government in the last three years as part of efforts to modernise the armed forces.
The government incurred... More
An Indian American man was killed and his wife was critically injured in a hit-and-run accident in the US state of Indiana.
Anshul Sharma, 30, died on the spot while his wife Samira Bharadwaj, 28,... More
The total amount of loans issued by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) amounted to $2 billion after the bank announced plans to lend $285 million to projects in Indonesia and Bangladesh on Tuesday.
Pakistan Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal inaugurated work on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Centre of Excellence on Monday.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Ahsan Iqbal said CPEC is an economic â€˜big bangâ€™ which... More
Foreign affairs and defence experts and academics at a discussion raised questions about defence collaboration with India and said a defence pact with the neighbouring country was not necessary as Bangladesh would not be... More
A high-level delegation of the Organisation of Islamic Countries' (OIC) Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) called on Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz in Islamabad on Monday.
Welcoming the delegation,... More
Chinese President Xi Jinping has informed Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal that the Chinese government is ready to initiate construction work on the cross-border railway link between the two neighbors and boost trade and... More
The exiled former leader of the Maldives Sunday announced plans to take control of the national parliament after hammering out a rare unity pact with his politically influential erstwhile enemies.
Mohamed Nasheed said he entered... More
Citing the Narendra Modi governmentâ€™s slogan Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas (all together, development for all), RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said here on Sunday that Indiaâ€™s distinctive path to development went through dharma.
The term â€”... More
Union home ministerÂ Rajnath SinghÂ on SaturdayÂ saidÂ India plans to seal international boundariesÂ with neighbouring countries Pakistan and Bangladesh soon.
"India is planning to seal the internationalÂ boundaries with Pakistan and BangladeshÂ as soon as possible. This could be India's major... More
The militant Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility late Friday for a suspected suicide bomb attack outside the Bangladeshi capital's main international airport, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors militant communications.
A bomber... More
The close friendship which has been built between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Maithripala Sirisena will create a new landmark in bilateral relations between the two countries, Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov... More
India and Russia on Friday admitted there may be some â€œunfriendly forces or actorsâ€ who may be trying to create hindrances in bilateral relations.
India-Russia ties were discussed threadbare as Home Minister Rajnath Singh held... 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