Daily Archives: July 27, 2017

Doval will call for ‘mutual pullout’

India's National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval is ready with a proposal to defuse the Doklam stand-off, top officials told South Asian Monitor. If an one-to-one meeting between him and...

Political reform in Kashmir imperative

A PTI report this week (24 July) said that, at least 50 youths in Jammu and Kashmir have joined militant ranks, mostly of Hizbul Mujahideen, this year. Another report...

China and India should tone down the rhetoric on border dispute

The rising tensions between China and India and mounting rhetoric from the more excitable media over an army stand-off in disputed territory involving Indian ally Bhutan gives the impression...

Faction Leader Claims 30,000 Afghans Fighting in Iraq, Syria

Afghan Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar Tuesday said 30,000 of his countrymen are fighting in Syria and Iraq. 'Afghans are being trained to fight at home and abroad," said Gulbuddin Hekmatyar,...

Iran to Anchor China’s Global One Belt, One Road Ambitions

Tehran will be a key player in Beijing’s multibillion-dollar One Belt, One Road initiative to resurrect the ancient Silk Road with massive international land and sea trade and transit...

The crossroads at the Doklam plateau

There are many strings that tie Bhutan to India in a special and unique relationship, but none are as strong as the ones laid down on the ground: 1,500...

Western powers call on Maldives to restore independence of parliament

Western democracies have called on the Maldivian government to immediately restore the independence of the legislature after the unprecedented expulsion of opposition lawmakers from the parliament building by the...

Myanmar: Army resists article 66(d) reforms

A military representative in the Upper House argued against granting bail for controversial Article 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law during a parliamentary debate on Tuesday. In amending the law, Maj....

PM Deuba expands Cabinet inducting 19 new ministers

More than a month and a half after he was appointed to the top executive post, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Wednesday expanded his Cabinet by inducting 19...

SAARC to improve regional tourism

The lack of connectivity and information sharing among the countries of South Asia, which hinders the development of tourism sector in the region, will be addressed by encouraging regional...

Contempt of court case against Gnanasara Thera fixed for August 1

Deputy Solicitor General (DSG) Dileepa Peiris on Wednesday informed Court of Appeal that Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thera behaved in an aggressive manner...

Nitish Kumar Dumps Grand Alliance, Reboots BJP Partnership

Nitish Kumar took oath as Bihar Chief Minister for the sixth time on Thursday morning, 14 hours after he resigned from that position, ending his two-year-old alliance with Lalu...

Taliban Storm Kandahar Base, Kill 26 Soldiers

At least 26 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and 13 others wounded in a Taliban attack on their base in southern Kandahar province, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said...

BD Minister warns of severe flood next month

Bangladesh Water resources Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud has warned of a possible, large-scale flood in the country late next month and instructed the deputy commissioners to prepare to tackle...

Pakistan’s military industrial base is better than India’s: Gen Sarath Chand

Pakistan's military industrial base is "better" than India's, said India's Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS) Lieutenant General Sarath Chand, as he "slammed" the performance of ordnance factories at...

Pakistani diplomatic officials abducted in Afghanistan rescued in operation

Two Pakistani diplomatic officials abducted in Afghanistan last month were recovered in an operation conducted by Afghan security forces, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told Pakistani officials in Kabul on...

To catch up with India in Space, China plans Mars probe

China plans to build its first Mars simulation base on the Tibetan plateau in the country's northwest as it aims to send the first mission to the red planet...

Bangladesh: Controversy of the Parliament Supremacy

The supremacy of the parliament is acknowledged and accepted throughout the world, debated in no country. The parliament is synonymous to the people, not a substitute. The parliament directly...