Daily Archives: September 30, 2017

31% rise in J&K terror-related deaths year after ‘Surgical Strikes’

There has been a 31% increase in deaths due to terrorist-related incidents in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) in one year since the Indian Army conducted what are called “surgical...

Terms settled on deal to supply rice to Bangladesh: CRF

Cambodia and Bangladesh have finalised terms on a massive rice deal that could see up to 1 million tonnes of rice purchased from the Kingdom over the next five...

No terrorist safe havens in Pakistan: Defence minister

Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir remarked that there no safe havens for terrorists in Pakistan. While speaking to the media in London, he said that Pakistani soil is not being...

UN human rights council extends Myanmar mission until september 2018

The U.N. Human Rights Council decided on Friday to extend the mandate of a fact-finding mission in the country by six months, until September 2018, as requested by the...

India-US defense cooperation: much cry and little wool

On Monday, US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in India to promote American weapons and tout for American strategy. Some Indian media claimed that stronger India-US defense cooperation is...

India and Afghanistan sign MoU on police training

Expanding their security ties, India and Afghanistan signed an MoU for technical cooperation on police training and development after a meeting between PM Narendra Modi and visiting Afghan Chief...

India rules out mediation between Myanmar, Bangladesh on Rohingya issue

India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said that the government has no plans to act as a mediator between Myanmar and Bangladesh to solve the Rohingya refugee crisis....

45th anniversary of Maldives-China diplomatic relations marked

68th Republic Day of China and 45th anniversary of Maldives-China diplomatic relations has been marked on Friday in Maldives. Chinese Ambassador to Maldives H.E Zhang hosted a dinner tonight...

US ups pressure on Myanmar as refugee exodus tops 502,000

More than 50 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar were missing after their boat capsized, with 20 confirmed dead, Bangladesh police said on Friday, as a new surge in the numbers...

Why are the armed forces in Kashmir plagued by so many suicides and fratricides?

On Friday, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) head constable (general duty), A.K. Dass of the E/110 Battalion, posted at a grid station reportedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his...

IMF: Sri Lanka should stand ready to tighten monetary policy

The International Monetary Fund said on Friday Sri Lanka's central bank should be ready to tighten monetary policy to contain inflation and credit growth. It also projected economic growth below...

Yashwant Sinha is not the only one, these 7 BJP leaders have also attacked...

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha has lashed out at the Narendra Modi government a number of times and on a number of issues. However, he is not the only BJP leader to have...

Without dialogue, Afghanistan can have stalemate only

Notwithstanding Afghan president Ashraf Ghani’s recent invitation to Pakistan for ‘comprehensive dialogue’, other recent most developments have shown that the available space for dialogue is shrinking fast, adding to...

Oxford college removes painting of Suu Kyi over ‘atrocities against Muslims’

The Oxford college where Aung San Suu Kyi studied as an undergraduate has removed her portrait from public display and placed it in storage, in a move that follows...

Anticipated dialogue: US to be given list of militant leaders

The government has prepared its strategy for the dialogue with a US delegation expected to visit the country next month and is set to reiterate its demand for action...

Pakistan calls for joint regional efforts to combat terror, boost development

Pakistani Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said Thursday that regional cooperation is needed to counter terrorism, as Pakistan seeks to build a stable environment for development. "All countries have to work...

UNSC speaks up against Myanmar but no punitive action is envisaged yet

After ignoring for years the smoldering Rohingya Muslim-Burmese Buddhist conflict in North Western Myanmar (apparently in the interest of bolstering the regime of “democracy icon” Aung San Suu Kyi)...

Muhith rules out WB’s GDP growth forecast

Economists have expressed mixed reaction over the remarkable gap in the GDP growth projections by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Bank (WB) and the government. In his budget speech,...

Election should be taken as positive, successful democratic practice: Nepal CEC

Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has said the Election Commission feels honoured to give the message to the Nepali people that the election of the total 753...

Bhutan: 128 aspiring NC candidates register with ECB

A total of 128 aspiring National Council candidates including seven women from all 20 dzongkhags have registered with the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) for a seminar on election rules,...
No announcement available or all announcement expired.