Daily Archives: March 8, 2017

India holds second army drill with Nepal in less than four months

India has intensified its defence cooperation with Nepal as the eleventh of the joint military exercise ‘Surya Kiran’ commenced at Pithoragarh of Indian state of Uttarakhand on Tuesday, within...

The Trinamool Congress government displays authoritarian tendencies

A Frontline report draws attention to two Bills passed recently by the West Bengal Assembly, to crush any dissenting voice and to wrest control of government-aided institutions of higher...

Choppy waters, unsure navigator

This week’s gathering of the Indian Ocean leaders in Jakarta has drawn a mixed reaction. Optimists see the Jakarta summit of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) as a...

Two soldiers and Five militants killed in Swabi

Five suspected terrorists were reportedly killed in an intelligence-based operation conducted by Pakistan Army in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Swabi district on Tuesday. " five terrorists who were killed were planning...

India: The top source and destination of  the world’s migration

India is fast weaving a legacy where it is the top source of international migrants, with one-in-twenty migrants worldwide being born in India but has one of the world’s...

IMF assessment on Lanka warns of impact from drought

Even as it appreciated the Lankan government for strong efforts in implementing  IMF-supported economic reforms, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Tuesday warned that the prolonged drought in Sri Lanka...

Saudi King and the Maldivian atoll

Saudi royal family is set to buy Faafu atoll of Maldive. But what is the grand plan behind this? As rumours abound that Maldive’s president Abdulla Yameen has been negotiating...

Students from Bhutan & Bangladesh pitch for self censorship

In India, where universities have turned a battleground over the right to freedom of speech and expression, students from neighbouring country of Bhutan feel that they never need to...

India Not Eager to Hop On to China’s Cyber Sovereignty Bandwagon

India may not cosy up to a Chinese proposal in the next round of BRICS Summit to promote and bind member states into a multilateral treaty on “cyber sovereignty”....

US navy moves quickly to stem China’s monopoly over Hambantota port

The US navy’s move to quickly establish its presence in the controversy-ridden Chinese-built Hambantota port in South Sri Lanka, in collaboration with allies Japan and Australia, stems from the...
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