Daily Archives: May 6, 2017

UN criticizes India for religious intolerance

Only 20 days left for the third anniversary of the Modi government in power. Amid preparation for the celebration of achievements in the last three years, the government has...

Bi-polar politics enters the West Bengal scene

West Bengal politics at present is rife with threats and counter threats between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Trinamool Congress. Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee portrays herself as a...

India’s Assam under AFSPA for 26 years, Delhi declares move to continue

The Indian government has declared the entire Assam as a “disturbed” area under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) for three more months, citing various violent activities by...

The Kashmir war on virtual space

Young Kashmiris are at war with the Indian government, on the streets, and on the Internet. They are resisting India’s social media crackdown by using Internet proxy services. Last...

India’s stance on forum irks China

India risks being “isolated” if it decides not to attend the Chinese Belt and Road Forum on May 14-15, a senior Chinese official said, adding that time was running...

Nepal SC stays impeachment motion : CJ Karki resumes office

Hours after the Supreme Court (SC)’s interim order, Nepal Chief Justice Sushila Karki has resumed the office from Friday evening. The SC Friday afternoon had directed the Legislature-Parliament to put...

Army ‘Condemns’ NLD Assumption of Military Involvement in Presidential Resignation Rumors

Myanmar’s military has “seriously condemned” the ruling party’s spokesperson assumption of military involvement in spreading rumors concerning the resignation of the country’s President, saying that they will make the...

Council election campaign concludes

The Maldives local council election campaign concluded with final rallies in Malé on Thursday night followed by marches and vehicle rallies across the country on Friday afternoon ahead of...

Indian government accused of attacking tribal identity 

 Student protests continue in the eastern Indian Jharkhand state after the government renamed a college after a Hindu nationalist, a move church activists say was done to dismantle the...

U.S Looking At ‘Adjustments’ To Afghanistan’s War Strategy

Theresa Whelan, acting assistant defense secretary for Special Operations of the United States (U.S) said in response to questions by the U.S Senate Committee on Armed Services that the...

Aizaz discusses Afghan peace, border stability with US NSA

Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry Friday called on US National Security Adviser Lt Gen H.R. McMaster and discussed affairs pertaining to restoration of peace in...

The strategic triangular dilemma in South Asia

For many in South Asia, only India and Pakistan appear to be each other’s rivals given their past conflicts and a number of crises involving the two states. But...

Pakistan summons Afghan charge d’Affairs over border incident

Pakistan summoned on Friday the Afghan charge d'affairs to the country over a border incident that killed several Pakistani citizens, Pakistan’s Foreign Office said in a statement. According to Pakistani media...

India calls satellite ‘gift to South Asia’, Pakistan says no thanks

India launched a communications satellite on Friday for its smaller neighbours to share, part of its efforts to build goodwill in the region and counter Chinese influence, but arch-...

Court Upholds Sentence for New Delhi Men Convicted of Gang Rape

On Friday the death sentences of four men convicted of raping, torturing and killing a young woman in New Dehli in 2012 was upheld by India’s highest court. The...

Hekmatyar Extends Brotherhood Hand to Taliban

Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar on Friday once again called on the Taliban to respond positively to people’s demand for peace so the Afghans were able to resolve...