Daily Archives: September 4, 2017

Nepal-India joint military exercise begins

India and Nepal on Sunday began their joint military exercise in the western part of the Himalayan country, focusing on counter-terrorism and forest fighting operations. The exercise - Surya Kiran...

Maldives cease all trade ties with Myanmar

The Maldivian government has condemned the atrocities being committed against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and ceased all trade ties with the country. A statement issued by the Foreign Ministry...

Humanitarian crisis hits Bangladesh as nearly 60,000 Rohingya flee

Nearly 60,000 Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar since last week, adding pressure on the scarce resources of aid agencies and local communities already helping hundreds of...

India tops Forbes list of most corrupt Asian country

An article in Forbes put India on top of their list of Asia's most corrupt nation, citing a survey that presented statistics by Transparency International (TI), a Berlin-based anti-corruption...

Indonesian foreign minister to visit Dhaka and discuss Rohingya issue

Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi will arrive in Dhaka on Tuesday to discuss with Bangladesh government officials the current persecution on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar's western state...

Australian military investigating ‘rumours’ of possible war crimes in Afghanistan

Australia’s military watchdog has issued a public plea for information regarding rumours of possible war crimes committed by Australian troops in Afghanistan. The ABC reported in July on an alleged cover-up...

Pakistan will be defended, announces China

China on Thursday sent out a signal that it would defend Pakistan and would object to any discussion about Pakistan’s role in sheltering terrorists during the upcoming BRICS summit,...

India presses for consensus on “Indian Ocean identity”  

At the Second International Conference on the Indian Ocean held here on August 31 and September 1, India made an effort to get a broad consensus on what constitutes...

Bengal deadliest State for bovine-related violence in 2017

With the recent lynching of two men in Bengal over the suspicion of stealing cows, the state’s count of such killings has risen to five persons this year, making...

Sirisena says he won’t hand over war heroes to foreign courts

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena took a public pledge on Sunday that, under no circumstances, will he hand over any war hero to a foreign court to face trial...

Crucial stage for BRICS, says Xi in his opening address of BRICS summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Sunday that BRICS cooperation has reached a crucial stage of development and that BRICS nations should increase the influence of the bloc and build...

U.S. policy and the Doklam border dispute: A missed opportunity

On Monday, August 28th, China and India announced a de-escalation of their two month old confrontation along the tri-border area with Bhutan near Doklam.  Beijing and New Delhi made...

Pakistani Foreign Minister to visit Iran amid fresh tensions with US

Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif is expected to embark on a four-nation tour of China, Russia, Iran and Turkey as tensions rise between Islamabad and Washington over the...

Cabinet reshuffle in India: Nirmala Sitharaman gets Defence, Piyush Goyal Rail, Dharmendra Pradhan Skills

GIVING A major fillip to the BJP’s third generation of leaders since the party was founded by A B Vajpayee and L K Advani in 1980, Prime Minister Narendra...

Veterans of Pakistan (VOP) call for peace 

The contribution of Pakistani nationals in contributing to peace in the South Asian region and also in many other countries through their participation in the UN peace force should...

First APA meet touted a success

The Asian Parliamentary Assem- bly’s (APA) Standing Committee on Social and Cultural Affairs meeting was declared a success after adopt- ing all nine resolutions and another additional resolution proposed...