Daily Archives: August 29, 2017

Tensions over border dispute between China and India ease, but relief could be temporary

India and China agreed on Monday to back away from their confrontation over a tiny slice of territory high in the Himalayas, easing tensions between the world's two most...

Militarisation of America’s Afghan policy

On August 21st, in front of an audience of military personnel gathered at Fort Myer, Virginia, President Donald Trump announced a new strategy for dealing with the situation in...

Preparing for combat in Indian ocean: Beijing conducts rare drills

Chinese state media reports that the People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLAN) held a rare live-fire military drill in the western Indian Ocean last week. The exercise was conducted so the...

Reeko: India will not interfere in Maldives’ civil affairs

The government of India will not interfere in the civil affairs of Maldives, says Deputy Speaker of People’s Majlis, Hulhu-Henveyru MP Reeko Moosa Manik. The ruling Progressive Party of Maldives...

With disengagement at Doklam, Modi should be at BRICS summit in China  

Intense, sustained and painstaking backdoor diplomacy involving senior Indian and Chinese diplomats seems to have broken the ice between India and China on the dispute over the border in...

Dhaka proposes Myanmar for joint drive against militants

Bangladesh government today proposed Myanmar to conduct a joint operation against militant outfits including Arakan Army responsible for creating trouble on bordering area. The proposal was given when Aung Myint,...

Tillerson: US plan is a dramatic shift in strategy

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, told Fox News on Sunday night that President Donald Trump’s new strategy on Afghanistan clearly states the US is not undertaking nation building...

Pope to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh amid Rohingya crisis

Pope Francis plans to visit Myanmar and Bangladesh in late November and early December, two countries caught up in a crisis over the Rohingya Muslim minority. The Vatican, confirming an...

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for rapes

A special CBI court Monday sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda chief Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to 20 years of imprisonment. CBI Judge Jagdeep Singh pronounced two sentences of 10...

Army chief, Tajik president share views on Afghanistan

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon on Monday agreed to support "Afghan-led and Afghan-owned initiatives" to establish peace in the region,...

Gelephu-Assam Highway opens to traffic

With two JCBs, an excavator, a road roller and 10 tripper trucks deployed to reconstruct the washed away portion of the Gelephu-Assam highway on August 26, the road is...

India banned cash to fight corruption. It didn’t work

Nearly 10 months after India’s unprecedented ban on high value notes that was designed to tackle entrenched corruption, bribery continues to oil the wheels of business in Asia’s third-largest...

China agreed ‘expeditious disengagement’, says India

India's Foreign Ministry said on Monday (Aug 28) it had agreed with China to an "expeditious disengagement" of troops at a disputed border area where soldiers from the two...

Pak tribesmen stage protest against Trump’s new policy

The Pak-Afghan border crossings at Chaman and Torkham on Monday saw an influx of tribesmen, political workers and members of the civil society protesting against the US's new policy...

In 2016, one in four rape cases ended in conviction

In 2016, one in four rape cases in India ended in conviction–lowest since 2012–according to national crime data. India’s conviction rate for rape, at 25.5%, remains low compared to all cognisable...

Rakhine violence leaves everyone guessing

Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine erupted into violence on Friday, leaving the government’s efforts to find a solution to the communal tension there in tatters. Insurrection and arson engulfed...

PM Abbasi to visit US in third week of September

Sources said PM Abbasi will visit the US to attend the United Nations General Assembly session in New York in the third week of next month. Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif...

Yaks face extinction due to low birth rate

Rearing yaks is very important in Nepal’s mountainous regions where animal husbandry is one of the main sources of income. The shaggy haired Himalayan animal provides milk, meat and fur....

UNP to scuttle no-faith motion against Rajitha … won’t even allow it to be tabled...

Sri Lankan Higher Education and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella said in Kandy on Monday (28), that the UNP would not allow the no-confidence motion against the Health and Indigenous...