Daily Archives: August 12, 2017

A war in the Himalayas would expose India’s soft power

The Xinhua news agency and China Daily newspaper, two authoritative platforms of Chinese policies, held out warnings this week over the military standoff with India near the Sikkim border. China...

But why is the 16th amendment becoming a political issue?

The 16th amendment debate is now seriously intense at several levels. It is a conflict between the Judiciary and the Legislature as its powers to remove Judges have been...

Bhutan asks India to resolve Doklam border standoff amicably with China

Bhutanese Foreign Minister in a meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Kathmandu today said that they hope the Doklam standoff is resolved peacefully and amicably. Amid the...

TNA won’t back 20 A: Govt. move to put off PC polls in jeopardy

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on Friday declared that it wouldn’t support the 20th Amendment to the Constitution in its present form, under any circumstances, top party spokesperson, Jaffna...

7 Bay of Bengal nations to work for free trade region

Seven South Asian and Southeast Asian nations have agreed to conclude early a free trade accord, implement the Paris agreement on climate change and step up cooperation among their...

RSS running Assam State Govt: Ex CM Gogoi

Expressing concern over reports that Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia gave a briefing to some RSS leaders on Thursday on the initiatives taken by the State government, former Chief Minister...

Maharashtra govt wants SC to allow cops to raid for beef

Maharashtra might have had banned cow slaughter as far back as in 1976, but some aspects of the anti-beef hysteria have been taking shape only now. For example, the...

Bhutan’s neutral stance embarrasses India

Despite India's continuous pressure on Bhutan to openly take India's side, Thimpu's passive resistance has embarrassed New Delhi. Indian media reported Thursday that anonymous sources in the Bhutanese government told...

Peace top priority – Aung San Suu Kyi

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has said that peace is the top priority for the country noting that the country had suffered due to civil wars and without...

US govt spends $76bn to arm & equip Afghan forces – new report

The Pentagon has spent $76 billion on weapons and equipment for the Afghan army and police since 2001, the US Government Accountability Office said. The report comes as President...

Chief justice showed audacity: LGRD minister

Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha had the temerity to belittle Bangabandhu in his observation in the verdict declaring the 16th constitutional amendment illegal, LGRD Minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain has...

Ivanka Trump to attend India, US Entrepreneur Summit in Hyderabad in November

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his meeting with US President Donald Trump in Washington in June, had invited Ivanka Trump for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. India and the US will...

Wife of ousted Pakistani PM to seek his parliament seat

The wife of ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will contest a special election for the parliamentary seat he was forced to vacate after the Supreme Court disqualified him...

Danger of India-China border war grows

The standoff between Indian and Chinese troops on the Doklam Plateau, a remote ridge in the Himalayan foothills, is continuing, amid growing warnings and threats of an impending military...

India’s military steps up operational readiness on China border

India's military has increased operational readiness along the eastern Indian border with China, sources said, as neither side shows any sign of backing off from a face-off in a...

India in talks with Myanmar, Bangladesh to deport 40,000 Rohingya Muslims

India is in talks with Bangladesh and Myanmar about its plan to deport around 40,000 Rohingya Muslims it says are living in the country illegally, a government spokesman said...

Myanmar sends hundreds of troops to Rakhine as tension rises

Myanmar has sent hundreds of soldiers to beef up security in northwestern Rakhine state after a recent spate of killings, military sources said on Friday, fuelling fears of yet...