Daily Archives: May 16, 2017

India needs to look beyond rifts with China

The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation concluded successfully yesterday with fruitful results. As so many large delegations participated, including from the US, Japan and South Korea, the...

‘New Silk Road can spur China-India-Pak partnership’

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which China hopes would become the flagship for a new wave of globalisation, can help establish a triangular partnership among Beijing, New Delhi...

USDP Refuses to Make Recommendations to Arakan State Advisory Commission

Burma’s main opposition and former ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) refused to make recommendations to the Arakan State Advisory Commission in a meeting on Sunday. Members of the...

Iran-Afghanistan trade reached at $2 billion

There has been a considerable spike in KABUL-Tehran economic relations within the past three years particularly after the nuclear deal between Tehran and major world powers, says the spokesman...

Indian diplomacy, from space now to energy

After space, India has now turned to energy as a diplomatic tool. New Delhi is taking initiative to set up energy infrastructure in its neighboring countries. It has plans to...

India Builds Longest River Bridge Near Chinese Border

In order to improve military mobility along the India-China border, India has completed the construction of the country's longest bridge over the trans-boundary Brahmaputra river which flows through China,...

Governor foils JO’s takeover bid

Sri Lankan North Central Governor P. B. Dissanayake on Sunday declined a request by a group of provincial Councillors loyal to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to replace Chief Minister...

Why Kashmir remains disturbed

Whether stone pelting on Indian Armed Forces in Kashmir is being done at the behest of Pakistan or as a response to fundamentalists' call, the fact remains that the...

OBOR forum: BD to discuss BCIM corridor

The two-day Belt and Road Forum ended in Beijing on Monday evening with promises of joint action by participating countries. A high-level delegation from Bangladesh has attended the forum...

We want India in peace process, says Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian President calls for international involvement in peace making. In an interview to The Hindu, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says Israel is working against the two-state solution, and strong...

Pakistan, India face off at The Hague

Kulbhushan Jadhav is a terrorist and New Delhi’s story is far-fetched at best. This was the opening salvo of Khawar Qureshi, Pakistan’s lawyer at The Hague in the International...

Small businesses: ‘Mad in India’

When Mr Saurabh Ahuja tried to import a US$600 (S$842) 3D printer for manufacturing drones in his New Delhi workshop, he ended up spending another US$900 in taxes and...

MV Supreme court asked to restrict parliament’s powers to sack ministers

The Attorney General’s office has asked the supreme court to determine that the parliament can only dismiss cabinet ministers for committing an impeachable offence. According to article 101 of the...

Fiscal measures designed to achieve self-reliance

Bhutanese Finance Minister Namgay Dorji has said that economic self-reliance  is a common goal and that the government’s fiscal measures are designed to achieve the same. The government during the...

Rape, FB and class conflict in Dhaka

In a country where the upper class enjoys almost total impunity, they suddenly faced an unexpected furor over an alleged rape incident. It allegedly happened in an upscale joint...
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