April 13 US bombing killed 13 RAW agents in Afghanistan: Pakistan...

Pakistan claimed on Thursday that at least 13 Indian spies were also among those killed in a massive US bomb blast... More

All-women battalion in Jammu and Kashmir to deal with stone pelters

An all-women India Reserve Battalion will be raised in Jammu and Kashmir to primarily deal with incidents like stone pelting, a... More

Sukma attacks in retaliation to sexual violence on tribal women, say...

The Dand Karanya Special Zonal Committee (DKSZC) of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) on Thursday claimed that the Sukma attacks... More

Indian Home Ministry Calls Emergency Meeting After Attack on Kashmir Army...

Three soldiers died in a suicide attack early today at an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara. Five soldiers were... More

Lanka approves counter-terrorism framework and await GSP Plus

The Lankan Government says it has taken key steps towards proving that the island is honoring post-war human rights pledges, as... More

Indian authorities block social media in IOK after clashes

Authorities in Indian Occupied Kashmir on Wednesday ordered internet service providers to block popular social media services including Facebook, Twitter and... More

‘India will maintain ties with Russia independent of US’

India will maintain its relationship with Russia “independent of the US” as Moscow is willing to provide in depth capabilities and... More

Municipal election: Delhi picks BJP again, AAP spurned

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) retained power in all three municipal corporations in Delhi (MDC). The party made huge gains in... More

China launches first home-built aircraft carrier in latest display of growing...

China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier, formally named the Shandong, was launched on Wednesday in the latest display of Beijing’s growing... More

Chinese Officials Push for Kyaukphyu SEZ to Move Forward

During a trip to Arakan State’s Kyaukphyu Township on Monday, Chinese official Wang Yajun emphasized that his country aims for the... More

Nepal Govt begins process to increase local units in Tarai

  The Nepal government has started a process to increase local units in 11 districts of Tarai. The process to increase the local... More

Indian families slip away to join ISIS

The silent departure of five Indian families for territory controlled by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Afghanistan... More

Modi amenable to talks in J&K: Mehbooba

  Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that there was an urgent need for dialogue to improve the deteriorating situation... More

China Calls for all Afghan Sides to Actively Participate in Reconciliation...

China Monday called for all sides in Afghanistan to participate actively in the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation process and jointly uphold... More

Chevron to sell Bangladesh gas fields to Chinese consortium

Three Bangladesh gas fields belonging to Chevron Corp, the American multinational energy corporation, is to be sold to a Chinese consortium,... More

Lankan PM to visit India, revive talks on ETCA

Talks between Sri Lanka and India on the proposed Economic and Technology Cooperation Framework Agreement (ETCA) is to re-commence this week... More

WB to finance Peshawar-Kabul highway project

The World Bank has agreed in principle to finance the mega project of building a highway between Peshawar and Kabul. This was... More

Mehbooba Mufti asks CMs to reach out to Kashmiri students, PM...

IN VIEW of the attacks on Kashmiris studying in colleges in various parts of the country, especially in Rajasthan and UP,... More

Mega defence deals likely during PM’s trip to Israel

Mega defence deals, including procurement of an air defence system for the Indian Navy, are likely to be sealed during Prime... More

Gathabandhan positive on joining Nepal local polls

Agitating Sanghiya Gathabandhan has become positive on joining the local level polls slated for May 14 after the ruling coalition partners... More

Nepal scaled down drills with China due to India: Chinese media

Nepal has scaled down the size of its first-ever military exercise with China after facing strong opposition from India, state-run Chinese... More


De-criminalizing democracy

Governor Amir Muhammad Khan Kalabagh’s logic behind not closing down the red light area “Hiramandi” is very revealing, “If you ban them they will be all over the place.” This in fact eventually did happen! When Bhutto nationalized their assets in 1972, many financiers and industrialists invested their... More

A golden opportunity

INFRASTRUCTURE projects all over the world have a tendency towards cost overruns and schedule delays. Pakistan’s implementation record has been relatively worse, irrespective of the form of government or party in power. It is characterised by sluggishness, frequent change of managers, passing on the buck and not... More

Why China’s new aircraft carrier should worry India

The launch of China’s second aircraft carrier, expected as soon as this week, will be an important and depressing moment for India. The “Type 001A” -- likely to be named the “Shandong” -- will give China an edge for the first time in the carrier race with... More

Myanmar’s Precariously Poised Peace Process

Myanmar’s peace process has been stalled for months, as the country’s ethnic rebel groups – fighting for autonomy – and Aung San Suu Kyi’s government try to find a solution to their impasse that has prevented it from making further headway. Now the next meeting of the Union... More

China’s Bengal foray

This was expected much before. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has been to Singapore, UK and Germany, scouting for investments without much of  a success. Her government did not initially take much interest in the Kolkata-Kunming Forum (K2K) that brings together many potential Chinese investors in their... More


Nepal can be bridge for India role in Belt, Road

To further strengthen economic ties between Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region and Nepal, China will try harder to get India to see the benefits of participating in the "One Belt, One Road" initiative, and... More

India’s moral claim to Kashmir has never seemed more fragile

India has spent the past decade lying to itself about Kashmir. The Pakistan-sponsored insurgency of the 1980s was contained. Elections were being held in the valley. People were defying militants to vote in them.... More

Three decades of mistrust

As Delhi and Colombo intensify their high-level political engagement, new opportunities for elevating the partnership are coloured by enduring suspicions in Sri Lanka. The country’s prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, is travelling to India this... More

India needs to learn that economic development comes before a naval...

"China is planning to build more aircraft carriers to bolster its maritime capabilities, which could pose a bigger threat to India," India's Economic Times reported recently. With concerns expressed by Indian media outlets about... More



Reaction to “Behind Hasina’s RAW tirade”

David Bergman, British investigative journalist based in Bangladesh, commented on a recently published column of South Asian Monitor titled "SOUTHERN EYE: Behind Hasina’s RAW tirade" in his facebook profile. "This is a fascinating and detailed article... More

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