Daily Archives: May 8, 2017

China moots 4-point initiative to improve Sino-India ties

Amid increasing strain in Sino-India ties, China has proposed a four-point initiative to overcome differences and deepen relations which includes aligning its ‘One Belt One Road’ project with India’s...

PMO, Jaitley push clears path for big private role in defence production

The Indian defence ministry seems to have unlocked the strategic partnership (SP) logjam with a firm push from the Prime Minister’s Office and sustained focus by defence minister Arun...

Indian govt blocks Mamata’s China trip

The Indian government has put a damper on the plans of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to visit China this June at the invitation of the Chinese government....

Regional connectivity projects can support India’s ambitions

India's Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has called for an increased defense budget and insists the country should look for new allies to deal with its neighbors along the...

Myanmar says fake news being spread to destabilize govt, vows action

The government of Myanmar has warned it will take action over false news and rumors it claims are being disseminated to cause instability and confusion. In a statement published by...

Rage against refugees

The past few months saw targeted violence and incitement to violence against Muslim Rohingya refugees in the country. Seemingly separate incidents converged to create a narrative of these refugees...

Iran Ready for Talks on Legalising Stay of Afghans

Tehran on Sunday expressed its readiness to work together with Kabul on legalising the status of Afghans living in the neighbouring country and offered all possible support to the...

Bangladesh opposes proposal of ADB regional hub

Bangladesh is opposed to any regional hub of the Asian Development Bank as most country and sub-regional offices are faring well, said Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Sunday. "I'm not...

IS chief in Afghanistan killed, claims President Ashraf Ghani

The head of the militant Islamic State (IS) group in Afghanistan, Abdul Hasib, has been killed in an operation led by Afghan special forces in Nangarhar province, President Ashraf...

House meeting postponed to avoid tussle with judiciary

Parliament’s meeting has been postponed till after the first phase of local level elections, amid confusion over whether the legislature should continue with the impeachment motion filed against Chief...

Maldives local elections: both sides claim victory

Both the ruling PPM and opposition coalitions in Maldives have claimed victory in the local council elections held on Saturday (6 May). The ruling coalition lead by PPM (Progressive Party...

Chaman border attack: 50 Afghan soldiers killed, says Pak IG FC

Inspector General Frontier Corps (FC) Major General Nadeem Ahmed has said Afghan forces targeted civilian population while Pakistan targeted their check-posts, inflicting heavy casualties. At least 10 people including an...
Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

Repeal AFSPA in India

The draconian Indian law, Armed Forces Special Powers Act or AFSPA, has wiped out the human face of counter-insurgency in the country’s many conflict zones. Just see the Bollywood...