Daily Archives: July 25, 2017

India-US strategic ties should not create disturbances, views Pakistan

Pakistan has expressed concerns that the growing strategic relationship between India and the US should not result in bringing instability in the South Asian region. It thinks that America...

Doval visit won’t sway China over border standoff

India's National Security Adviser Ajit Doval is to visit China for the annual BRICS National Security Advisers' meeting this week. As Doval is believed to be one of the...

SAARC CCI to discuss youth and tourism issues

Challenges related to young entrepreneurs, tourism and connectivity in the region among others, will be addressed in the 70th executive committee meeting of South Asian Association for Regional Corporation...

MV Opposition MPs forced out after soldiers and police storm parliament

Police officers and soldiers in riot gear forcibly dragged out opposition lawmakers from the parliament building and arrested two in dramatic scenes Monday afternoon as protests raged in Malé. The police spokesman said...

Dholaikhal to be Biman Airbus’ final destination

After spending a fortune on maintaining two grounded aircraft, Biman Bangladesh Airlines is now forced to sell them for scraps after nobody expressed any interest in buying them whole. The...

US presses Myanmar to cease military ties with North Korea

Myanmar’s military has maintained ties with North Korea, even though the civilian-led government denies any cooperation, and the Trump administration is pressing for a complete break-off of remaining links,...

Afghan Nangarhar residents claim foreign airstrike targeted civilians

Residents of Haska Mena district of Nangarhar province said on Monday that a foreign forces airstrike on Sunday killed eight civilians and wounded ten others. “People had gathered in Meyaje...

Searching for scapegoats

With ITs domestic politics in disarray, the key actors in Nepal’s polity now seem to hold outsiders guilty for everything that is going wrong. Nepal’s journey towards a radical...

NIA arrests 7 Kashmiri leaders in J&K

Seven people including Altaf Ahmed Shah, the son-in-law of hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, were arrested on Monday by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with...

Nepal parliament passes contribution-based social security bill 2017

The Nepal Legislature-Parliament on Monday passed the Contribution-based Social Security Bill 2017. Minister for Labour and Employment Farmullah Mansoor had presented the proposal seeking the passage of the bill. When...

Pak army chief to US general: Blame game hurting Pakistan’s terror fight

Pakistan has expressed concerns that some quarters in the United States and Afghanistan are trying to undermine its counter-terrorism efforts, but it would continue to act positively. This was the...

Govt. to lose two thirds majority?

Parliamentarians belonging to the Mahinda Rajapaksa faction of the UPFA insisted that the government would lose its two-thirds majority within the next two weeks. But Foreign Minister and Assistant...

Doklam: Have taken measures, pull out or we step up deployment, China tells India

Ratcheting up the rhetoric as it urged India to “abandon impractical illusions”, the Chinese Ministry of Defence Monday warned that it would step up troop deployment and training at...
Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

‘China threat’ influenced 2017 Malabar exercises

It is now customary for spokespersons to say that joint Indo-US military exercises are not aimed at anybody, meaning China. That is meant to soothe nerves in Beijing, but...

PM Hasina defends section 57

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina spoke in favour of section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology Act amid growing calls for repeal of the provision for its “widespread...

Debacle in Doklam reveals serious flaws in India’s “Neighborhood First” policy

The unfolding realities underlying the Sino-Indian standoff over the border in Doklam are clearly bringing out serious flaws in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Neighborhood First” policy. The “Neighborhood First’ policy...

China and Sri Lanka break stalemate, agree on Hambantota port

After months of protracted negotiations and stagnation on the controversial China-Lanka Hambantota port deal, the two countries have reached an agreement on the US$ 1.4 billion Hambantota China funded...

Tunnels cutting mountains in Arunachal will bring down troop mobilization time to China Border

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) will construct two tunnels through 4170-metre-high Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh, which would cut down the distance to China border through Tawang by 10...