Daily Archives: July 1, 2017

Karzai blames the US for ISIS’s inception and proliferation

Former Afghan president, Hamid Karzai has berated the US for allowing ISIS to start, development and proliferate inside Afghanistan. Karzai has often lashed out at the US over the...

Israeli-Indian ties reach new heights

When India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives on Tuesday for the first-ever visit to the country by an Indian prime minister, it will mark the apex of a century-old...

Concerns abound as India rolls out GST

India's goods and services tax (GST) starts on Saturday  - the biggest tax reform since its independence from colonial rule, but many businesses feel the implementation has been rushed...

Will major forces win west Tarai?

If the early trends of vote count at the local level in the western Tarai are anything to go by, established major parties are highly likely to dominate the...

Lawmaker Criticizes Govt on Rakhine Issue

Former chief of general staff for the Myanmar Army U Hla Htay Win criticized the National League for Democracy (NLD)-led government for not doing enough to prevent international interference...

Former Defence Minister Nazim taken back to prison

Officers of the Maldives Correctional Services has gone to the residence of the former Defence Minister Colonel-retired Mohamed Nazim on Friday, and taken him back to prison where he...

Indian ruling party MP urges better ties with China instead of US

Amid rising tensions between India and China due to the latest border stand-off in Sikkim, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy has called for investing in ties with China for mutual...

Clear evidence of foreign hand in recent incidents, says Pak army chief

Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday said that there is clear evidence of a foreign hand in recent incidents and assured locals that steps...

New Alliance Lists Demands; Calls For Systematic Reforms

The new alliance formed by leaders from three mainstream Afghan political parties including Jamiat-e-Islami, the National Unity of People of Afghanistan and the National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan on...

Misuse of SIMs cards across border still rampant

Gelephu police received information from police in the neighbouring district of Assam, India, that a Bhutanese SIM card was being used to make ransom calls in a kidnapping case...

Top AL leaders inflated Swiss bank deposits by looting people: BNP

Top leaders of the ruling Awami League have looted people and transferred the money to their Swiss bank accounts, BNP leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi has said in reaction to...

Sri Lanka’s Top Court Dismisses Case Against Chinese Industrial Zone Deal

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a case against letting a Chinese company lease land in southern Sri Lanka, a lawyer said, potentially ending a six-month delay in...

London buses get a Pakistani makeover

If you're in London and you just saw a bus decked up in all things Pakistan, you're not daydreaming. The Pakistan High Commission (London) has started a four-week publicity campaign...

Border standoff: India warns of serious impact

China’s actions at the Doko La (Doklam) tri-junction in Sikkim between India, China and Bhutan have “serious security implications,” New Delhi warned on Friday, indicating that while talks have...

JMB’s military wing chief Sohel Mahfuz arrested in Bangladesh!

Bangladesh police have arrested a man suspected to be Sohel Mahfuz alias 'Hathkatha Nasirullah', Indian officials told southasianmonitor.com on Friday night. A top Intelligence Bureau (IB) official said Indian agencies...
Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

F-16 manufacturing no big deal for India 

India's current dispensation is well versed in projecting defeat as victory and loss as gain. From demonetisation to Kashmir to Northeast to its relations with US, Modi's government has...