Daily Archives: October 6, 2017

Int’l community must take responsibility for Rohingya crisis, says Saudi king

The exodus began after Myanmar security forces responded to Rohingya insurgents' attacks on August 25 by launching a brutal crackdown that the United Nations has denounced as ethnic cleansing Saudi...

How ‘Energy War’ will redefine India-China relations post-Doklam

“Energy” is the lifeblood of economic growth. With both China and India having chosen the path of rapid industrialisation to exponentially increase employment opportunities for their teeming millions, a...

Nepal: Political uncertainty is almost certain

Nepal has been a laboratory of many political experiments, mostly power driven, bringing parties with contradictory ideologies and past enmity together, especially in the past 11 years. Birth and...

India’s lone nuclear submarine damaged, lying idle for one month

A Russian nuclear submarine leased by the Indian Navy has been severely damaged in an accident and has not sailed for a month. According to ‘The Print’, the attack...

Enhancing India-US defence ties: Easier said than done

US Defense Secretary James Mattis’ New Delhi visit last week was the first time the top leaders of the two countries interacted at a high level following the announcement...

Pakistan to launch remote sensing satellite in March 2018

Pakistan will launch its first optical remote sensing satellite in March 2018, a member of Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco) said Wednesday. Suparco, the national space agency,...

US lawmakers urge action on Myanmar

U.S. lawmakers are calling for "full access" by journalists and aid workers to Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state. "It is very important that we get reporters on the ground, that we...

Bangladesh builds two more warships

It took 24 months to build the warships with China's technical assistance. Two more warships built at the Khulna shipyard are scheduled to be commissioned next month. President Md Abdul Hamid...

Faking news to win

Disinformation and propaganda for achieving one’s ends by foul means is not a new phenomena. Around 320 BC Kautilya’s Arthashastra enunciated this as a state policy, in a recent...

Rohingya crisis: UN ‘suppressed’ report predicting its shortcomings in Myanmar

The UN commissioned and then “suppressed” a report that criticised its strategy in Myanmar and warned it was ill-prepared to deal with the impending Rohingya crisis, sources have told...

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani to visit Pakistan

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani accepted Chief of Army Staff General Qamar JavedBajwa’s invitation to come to Pakistan to strengthen diplomatic ties, Geo News reported on Thursday. Ghani, who had previously...

With 500 soldiers on guard, China expands road in Doklam

Barely a month after the winding down of an aggressive stand-off with India at the Sikkim border, the Chinese army is back to building a road on the Doklam...

EP calls for targeted sanctions over ‘dramatic deterioration’ of Maldives democracy  

The European Parliament (EP) Thursday adopted a resolution calling on member states to consider imposing individual targeted sanctions over “the deteriorating political and human rights situation in the Maldives...

Preventing cows from going to Bangladesh and Rohingyas from entering India

Indian border guards are struggling to prevent cows from being smuggled into Bagladesh and Rohingyas coming into India from Bangladesh through the 2216 km long India-Bangladesh border. The Border Security...

National saving increases by Nu 19 billion

From a negative growth of 16.02 percent in 2015, the country’s gross national saving saw a growth of 65.64 percent in 2016, an increase of almost 82 percentage points. In...