Daily Archives: March 17, 2017

Six killed as BD police raid extremist hideouts

Five suspected militants and a young boy were killed on Thursday as Bangladesh police conducted a series of raids on what they said were extremist hideouts following a series...

Afghanistan-Pakistan, agree to form joint mechanism to counter terrorism

Pakistan and Afghanistan on Thursday agreed to form a joint mechanism to counter the common threat of terrorism. Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz told his country...

Why India Should Scrap Parliamentary Democracy

India’s parliamentary system, inherited from the British, is rife with ineffiencies. By the logic of Westminster, you elect a legislature to form the executive, and when the executive does...

THE “DEEP STATE’’

Writing in the New York Times (NYT), Amanda Taub and Max Fisher talked about shadowy networks within government bureaucracies, referred to as “Deep States”, undermining and coercing elected governments...

Worried Mamata to relent on Teesta?

Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal, is upset. And she has reasons to be. The election results in the five states have not brought in any good...

Pakistan Navy successfully tests land-based, anti-ship missile

Pakistan Navy on Thursday conducted a successful test of a land-based, anti-ship missile. A press release from the Navy said that the trial was conducted from the coastal region and...

Troubled waters: India fast-tracks hydro projects in Kashmir

India has fast-tracked hydropower projects worth $15 billion in India-held Kashmir in recent months, three federal and state officials said, ignoring warnings from Islamabad that power stations on rivers...

Parliamentary leaders agree on reviving military courts for two years

After much ado, parliamentary leaders agreed on Thursday to reestablish military courts for a period of two years. “We have agreed to reestablish military courts for a period of two...

Myanmar must work to close Rohingya camps, says Kofi Annan panel

Myanmar should immediately start letting Rohingya Muslims return home and ultimately close rundown camps for the displaced in its western Rakhine state, a panel led by former U.N. chief...