U.S. President Donald Trump huddles with his national security team on Friday to try to agree on a strategy for Afghanistan which includes options ranging from a pullout or reduction of... More
The development is important as it comes on the eve of Nepalese president's India visit next week and it could circumscribe India-Nepal efforts to restore friendly ties after the 2015 blockade.
The Indian national parties got INR 957 crore as donation from the corporate entities. A report said that corporate houses have donated a total of INR 956.77 crore to national parties... More
India is tightening the rules for businesses entering its power transmission sector and making stringent checks on both power and telecoms equipment for malware - moves that government and industry officials... More
The Trinamool Congress has won all seven urban local body elections that were held in West Bengal on Sunday. The results were announced on Thursday. The Bharatiya Janata Party finished second,... More
Close to 72% of the respondents of an islandwide poll conducted for business magazine LMD by research firm Kantar TNS believe that China is key to Sri Lanka’s economic progress.
Survey participants... More
Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh in recent days following a fresh military build-up in Myanmar's Rakhine state, community leaders said Wednesday.
They said at least 500 Rohingya had made... More
The Taliban told U.S. President Donald Trump in an open letter on Tuesday that the military situation in Afghanistan was "far worse than you realize", and sending in more troops would... More
From barbed grins in a carefully synchronised daily flag ceremony to murderous exchanges across barbed wire in Kashmir, the India-Pakistan border is a 70-year-old scar that will not heal.
Thousands will cheer... More
Sri Lanka’s Minister for Justice and Buddha Sasana, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, appears to be making a bid to capture the island’s core political constituency - the Sinhala Buddhist-Nationalist constituency - in the... More
A year and a half before the scheduled elections, pre-poll tensions in Bangladesh have been overshadowed by the tussle which has ensued between the judiciary and the executive. The issue is... More
Border killings, human trafficking, drug dealing, cattle trade and smuggling are among the many challenges pertaining to border security between the two neighbors, Bangladesh and India. Speakers at a seminar in... More
Sri Lanka says it’s a way for it to help claw its way out of debt. China says it’s a strictly commercial deal for one of its state firms.
But analysts say... More
All of an estimated 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living in India are illegal immigrants, even those registered with the UN refugee agency, and the government aims to deport them, Union Minister Kiren... More
Amid the Doklam standoff, a trade war appears to be looming between India and China after New Delhi last week imposed anti-dumping duties on 93 Chinese products, according to Chinese newspaper The... More
Hundreds of Buddhists took to the streets in western Myanmar on Sunday to protest against aid organisations they accuse of giving support to Muslim Rohingya militants, police and a protest leader... More
The Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan is finest generally known as an idyllic getaway for rich vacationers searching for the religious and unique. Now, nevertheless, the tiny mountain nation is being examined... More
Three years after its last train hit the buffers, Nepal is building a new railway network to boost its ailing economy – helped by the rivalry between its powerful neighbours, China... More
When Pope Francis touches down in Asia this November, for his fourth visit to the region in as many years, it will do much to underline his regard for the peripheries of the... More
Three days after the voluntary exit of Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake for his link with the Central Bank bond scam, when he was Finance Minister, the debate is still rife comparing... More
Amid the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in Doklam area in Sikkim sector, Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday assured the Lok Sabha that Indian armed forces are prepared to... More