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
On July 11, in a meeting of the commanders of the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force, the defence secretary let out a long held secret – that it was planning... More
A few days ago, the Bangladesh government rather smugly declared that UNESCO had given a go-ahead to the controversial Rampal coal-fired power plant to be constructed near the Sundarbans. The people... More
Nawaz Sharif is no more prime minister of Pakistan but he is still a kingmaker. The Supreme Court has disqualified and disgraced him in the Panama case but he still enjoys... More
With the signing of the amended agreement by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) and the China Merchant Port Holdings Company (CMPort) here on Saturday, Sri Lanka has well and truly... More
There are just five months to determine the fate of the marriage between the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party- Sirisena (SLFP-S) which came into being following... More
Suggesting that India's move in Doklam carries dangerous overtones, Chinese mainstream media urges their government for military preparedness if situation entails. This call was made in one of the columns of... More
At 70, Pakistan seems to be a nation finally embarking on sound democratic process. At least, this is what Pakistan’s main opposition political parties seem to believe today when a popularly... More
The new trends of e-commerce encourage people to get rid of things which are not in use at their home or the office. The idea is to keep the rooms clear... More
Newly sworn-in Chief Minister of Bihar won the trust vote on Friday in the Bihar Assembly. With 131 votes in their favour, the JD(U)-BJP alliance has proven its majority. 108 MLAs... More
India's National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval is ready with a proposal to defuse the Doklam stand-off, top officials told South Asian Monitor.
If an one-to-one meeting between him and Chinese state... More
A PTI report this week (24 July) said that, at least 50 youths in Jammu and Kashmir have joined militant ranks, mostly of Hizbul Mujahideen, this year. Another report in April... More
More than five weeks into the border standoff between China and India, some countries other than the two directly involved are trying to step in, a China’s state-run newspaper hints at.