Daily Archives: June 7, 2017

Geopolitical bias blinds India to benefits of cooperation with China: Global Times

China denied accusations that its military helicopters had violated India's airspace on Monday, reported Global Times, a state controlled Chinese media. Indian media earlier claimed that the Chinese aircraft...

Army officer, 3 militants, civilian killed in Nagaland operation

An Army officer was killed and three soldiers were injured in an operation against a combined group of the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) and the National Socialist...

When Army Chief says he wishes Kashmiris were firing at his men

Centred around the controversial decision to reward Major NL Gogoi with a Certificate of Commendation from the army chief, even as a Court of Inquiry (CoI) is still investigating...

Saudi-Qatar row puts Bangladesh in new foreign policy dilemma

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed their ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting terrorism. Bangladesh has joined the Saudi-led alliance against terrorism and...

Pakistan urges Kabul to ‘identify real issues’ instead of blame game

Pakistan's top military commanders on Tuesday urged the Afghan government to "look inward and identify the real issues", instead of blaming Islamabad for every terrorism incident. Chief of Army Staff...

Afghan peace conference opens in Kabul, days after city’s deadliest attack in years

As officials from around the world gathered in Kabul for a peace conference, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that far more people were killed in last week’s massive truck...

Pay commission must enjoy autonomy: NC

The Bhutanese Pay Commission must maintain its autonomy and stand away from the undue political motives. This was the highlight of discussion in the National Council on Monday as the...

Women to be allowed combat roles in Indian Army

In a transformational move, the Indian Army is all set to open-up combat positions for women, a gender barrier broken by only a few countries globally. Army Chief Gen...

I know PM Modi well … There is nothing wrong if a Head of...

Former President, prior to his departure to Japan, spoke to Kelum Bandara of Daily Mirror about the current situation of the country in the aftermath of the Cabinet reshuffle...

Finance Minister predicts ‘Take Off’ for Myanmar economy

The finance minister attempted to reassure investors that Myanmar’s economy is on a promising trajectory at a trade conference on Tuesday, despite business owners’ concerns that the economy has...

Sher Bahadur Deuba elected new PM of Nepal

Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has been elected the 40th Prime Minister of Nepal on Tuesday. In a voting conducted at the Legislature-Parliament today, the proposal to elect Deuba...

Maldives opposition says severing ties with Qatar will affect tourism

The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), led by former President Mohamed Nasheed, on Tuesday strongly condemned Maldives President Abdulla Yameen’s decision to break diplomatic relations with Qatar. The MDP in a...

China to construct state of the art Kidney Hospital in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka and China, on Tuesday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to construct a hospital for kidney patients in Polonnaruwa, in North Central Sri Lanka, the Government Information...

After Maharashtra, farmer unrest rocks MP: 6 killed in firing

As Maharashtra moved to contain an ongoing protest by farmers with a loan waiver, a similar protest in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh took a violent turn Tuesday when at least...

US, India pitch for freedom of navigation in South China Sea irks China

US Defense Secretary James Mattis advocated freedom of navigation in the Indo-Pacific region at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore over the weekend. In response, Chinese experts contended that it...

India mulls greater deployment of armor and Special Forces on borders

India is mulling greater deployment of armor and Special Forces on its borders with Pakistan and China in view of the sustained threat from those two countries, the Indian...