The 16th amendment debate is now seriously intense at several levels. It is a conflict between the Judiciary and the Legislature as its powers to remove Judges have been taken away.... More
Maharashtra might have had banned cow slaughter as far back as in 1976, but some aspects of the anti-beef hysteria have been taking shape only now. For example, the Devendra Fadnavis-led... More
The standoff between Indian and Chinese troops on the Doklam Plateau, a remote ridge in the Himalayan foothills, is continuing, amid growing warnings and threats of an impending military clash.
Indian Defence... More
The Sino-Indian standoff in the Doklam (Donglang in Chinese) region of the Himalayas where the borders of China, India and Bhutan converge is now nearly two months old. The dispute arose in mid-June when... More
The Indian government is holding the Tiranga Yatra from 9-15 August, commemorating 75th anniversary of the anti-British ‘leave India’ movement. But in the hills of Darjeeling this year, the Gorkha Jamamukti... More
Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake who had been under pressure by both the UNP and the SLFP to quit following corruption allegations, resigned Thursday afternoon avoiding a No Confident Motion... More
Nearly two months have passed since Indian troops illegally crossed the China-India boundary in Sikkim Sector, and there is no sign of withdrawal so far.
According to Xinhua, what the Indian side... More
Bangladesh Law Commission Chairman Justice ABM Khairul Haque has censured the Supreme Court verdict that declared illegal the 16th Amendment to the Constitution.
Former chief justice Haque heavily criticised some of the... More
The provision to declare vacant the seat of a lawmaker for voting against the party lines in parliament, has once again come up for discussion after the Bangladesh Supreme Court’s verdict... More
Shahbaz Sharif, the brother of ousted Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif, will head the ruling PML-N instead of contesting a parliamentary by-election for the vacant seat, according to media reports. This effectively... More
In an interaction with visiting Indian media delegation, Chinese diplomat says mutual pullout of forces from the area, as proposed by India, is not an option.
China on Tuesday did not seem... More
The Shia Waqf Board informed the Supreme Court on Tuesday that a mosque can be built in a Muslim-dominated area, at a reasonable distance from the disputed site in Ayodhya.
“Answering respondent... More
Since taking office, U.S. President Donald Trump has shown an affinity, and perhaps even a deference, to the generals he has surrounded himself with in his Cabinet and at the White... More
China will never use Sri Lanka’s strategic location in the Indian Ocean for its strategic and security needs, the Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Yi Xianliang, said here on Saturday.
“From over... More
When Ravi Karunanayake was given the portfolio of finance by the current regime which heralded the promise of good governance following the victory of President Maithripala Sirisena in the 2015 January... More
Amid the ongoing standoff between Indian and Chinese soldiers in Sikkim, a new editorial of Chinese state daily Global Times on Friday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, warning him not to push... More
Endless imbroglio over foreign participation in the development of Sri Lanka’s ports, threatens to bring to a grinding halt any progress in the island nation’s maritime sector.
It is not only the... More
Swadeshi Jagran Manch, one of the many appendages of the RSS, has been leading a campaign to cut down imports from China. At the heart of the matter are the outstanding... More
The amended concession agreement signed between Sri Lanka and the Hong Kong-based China Merchant Port Holdings Limited (CMP) last Saturday has India apprehensive, Indian based reports show. Following are excerpts of... More
Bangladesh has been witnessing increasing rights violations, including arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances, lengthy detention and extra judicial killings for the last few years. There are also instances of security forces harassing... More
The China-India border standoff has been going on for almost two months. China has made it clear that India's withdrawal from the Doklam area is the precondition for talks, a justified... More