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China approve inclusion of 3 Sindh projects in CPEC

Chinese authorities have in principle approved inclusion in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) of three development projects in Sindh including the Karachi Circular Railways, Keti... More

CPC, NWPC spurn UNP’s Bill in Sri Lanka

The Development (Special Provisions) draft bill seeking to create super minister to override the powers of the provincial councils was rejected by two-more SLFP dominated... More

Pak FS calls role of UN observers crucial in...

Pakistani Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said that the role of United Nations Monitoring Observer Group in India and Pakistan is of utmost importance in ensuring... More

Former Home Secretary Anil Baijal Appointed Delhi’s New LG

Former bureaucrat Anil Baijal has been appointed Delhi's next Lieutenant Governor, a post that fell vacant after the surprise resignation of Najeeb Jung last week.... More

Manipur blockade: Black market thrives

Residents of Manipur have heaved a sigh of relief after hundreds of trucks which were stranded at the town of Jiribam some 200 km away... More

Pakistan has unique role in Afghan peace talks: China

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday said Pakistan had a unique role in the Afghan peace talks and urged Pakistan to take part in... More

Superseded Lt Gen Bakshi goes on leave in India

Eastern army commander Lieutenant General Praveen Bakshi, who was overlooked for the position of Indian army chief, proceeded on leave on Tuesday, sources said. The duration... More

Panic in Kolkata’s Mother House, Security Strengthen

Mother House, the global headquarter for “Missionaries of Charity” in Kolkata is still in state of frenzy as news broke out of ISIS planned attack.... More

Arun Jaitley Says India Needs Lower Taxes To Be...

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday that the country needs to have a lower tax regime to be globally competitive, in comments that... More

Pakistan’s enemies targeting CPEC: Gen Bajwa

The army chief of Pakistan (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday reiterated to thwart all the attempts being made to hurt the China-Pakistan Economic... More

Pakistan frees 220 Indian fishermen as “goodwill gesture”

Pakistan on Sunday released 220 Indian fishermen held for trespassing into its territorial waters as a "goodwill gesture" to its nuclear-armed rival India, officials said. "We... More

Nepali opposition parties preparing for mass demonstration

Nine Nepali opposition parties including main opposition CPN-UML are preparing to organise a mass demonstration against the constitution amendment bill registered at the Legislature-Parliament by... More

Chinese media suggests India to join CPEC to ease...

India should accept olive branch extended by Pakistan and join multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), said a China's state-run daily in an article on Friday. "Surprise... More

‘Nabajatra’ and ‘Joyjatra’, Bangladesh’s first submarines, dock in Chittagong

Two Navy submarines procured from China have arrived in Chittagong. A ship brought Bangladesh’s first submarines to Chittagong Port on Thursday evening, Port Secretary of Bangladesh... More

Nepal seeks 10-day exchange window for banned Indian notes

Nepal has conveyed to India that at least 10 days are required to exchange the banned Indian bank notes of 500 and 1000 denominations held... More

Najeeb Jung Quits As Delhi Lieutenant Governor

Najeeb Jung resigned as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi today with 18 months left in his tenure, saying he wants to return to his "first... More

India steps up efforts to stop Pakistan’s water

Despite Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s efforts for peace with India, Modi-led Indian government has increased efforts to stop Pakistan’s water by building huge water storage... More

Colombo Port: Fifth container terminal to India

In the wake of a simmering controversy over China Merchant Port Holdings being given an 80 per cent stake in the Hambantota port, a fresh... More

Indian cruise missile test fails for the fourth time

The fourth test of India's "Nirbhay" land-attack cruise missile (LACMs), designed to carry nuclear or conventional warheads failed on Wednesday. All the four tests of the... More

Yadav’s case proves Indian involvement in subversive activities in...

Adviser to Pakistan PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Wednesday said the case of Kulbhushan Yadav, an on-duty Indian spy arrested from Balochistan earlier... More

Pakistan wants peaceful relations with India: PM Nawaz

Prime Minister of  Pakistan Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that Pakistan wants peaceful settlement of matters with India. The premier made the statements apparently aimed at... More


Eid and the culture of the travelling classes

The local grocer asked me if I was going outside Dhaka for Eid. I replied that I was totally urban with no village home to visit and wish or means to pursue fun and shopping in Kolkata or Bangkok or elsewhere. He was disappointed as many of... More

Talent and sprit running wild

Precariously making the cut for the eighth and final spot on the ICC ODI rankings, Pakistan came into the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy tournament as rank underdogs. Routed by India in their very first match by a whopping 124 runs, almost everyone gave up on Pakistan. One... More

Better Late than Never

As they say, better late than never. One of the more positive moves of India's Modi government has also been one of its least publicised one. Perhaps because the move to ratify the UN TIR convention will not provide much domestic mileage. India has now ratified the... More

China looms larger than ever in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s top civilian leader – the State Counselor -- remains torn between Asia and the West. And a spat with the UN is pushing Myanmar increasingly into China’s arms. In the past month, the Lady – as she is commonly known -- has... More

The violent route to states’ reorganization in India

Although India has been a democracy with a plethora of institutions to solve political, social and economic problems through debate and discussion, significant domestic changes have come about, not through constitutional means, but through violence. Indian ruling classes, whether ethnic, linguistic or religious, have shown a consistent tendency... More


Belt and Road helps Nepal diversify relations and expand trade ties

Despite a high amount of political pressure exerted by India, Nepal signed a Belt and Road initiative deal with China on May 12, three years after a preliminary agreement. It is believed that Nepal would... More

Dynamics of Afghan conflict

The United States has finally understood that it is not winning in Afghanistan and that it needs to forge a fresh strategy to attain its objectives. Its long-running objective has been to defeat the... More

Attack on Fakhrul sends ominous signal for politics

Having faced insulting comments and criticism from the ruling party, secretary general of the opposition BNP Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir had wanted to go and stand by the side of the suffering people of... More

A brilliant future for China-SL cooperation under the ‘Belt and Road’...

On 14 and 15 of May, The Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation was successfully held in Beijing. This international gathering brought together 29 heads of state and government, and 1,500 representatives... 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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