Daily Archives: May 20, 2018

Bhutan delegation visits SAARC HQ in Nepal

A 14-member delegation from the Bhutan Broadcasting Service paid a visit to the SAARC Headquarters in Kathmandu, this forenoon. The delegation was led by Mr. Jigme, Executive Producer, states...

Kashmir shuts down to protest Indian leader Modi’s visit

Separatist leaders called for a shutdown in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a daylong visit to review development work and inaugurate road projects. The...

US’s C-17s resume airdrops in Afghanistan after more than a year

The C-17 Globemaster III has resumed combat airdrops to remote bases in Afghanistan for the first time in roughly a year and a half. One of the first drops was...

World Bank urges Myanmar to address risks as growth picks up

As the economy picks up amid global and domestic uncertainty, the World Bank has urged the government to address emerging risks that could impact business sentiment and weaken future...

Sri Lanka warns of Tamil separatist resurgence

Sri Lanka's president Saturday (May 19) warned that Tamil extremists were regrouping abroad to revive their demand to divide the island nation nine years after the end of its...

Modi-Putin tete-a-tete in Sochi to mend ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Putin is flexible and pragmatic but harshly unwavering on Russian interests. Photo: Reuters/ Danish Siddiqui Russian President Vladimir...

Ramzan ceasefire in Kashmir is only a symbolic gesture

Two days before Ramzan started, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh made a surprise announcement: government forces in Jammu and Kashmir will temporarily halt counterinsurgency operations to ensure the Muslim...

Ramzan ceasefire in Kashmir is only a symbolic gesture

Two days before Ramzan started, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh made a surprise announcement: government forces in Jammu and Kashmir will temporarily halt counterinsurgency operations to ensure the Muslim...

BJP pushes for citizenship bill in Assam but opposes it in Meghalaya

The opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment), Bill, 2016 by the Conrad Sangma-led coalition government in neighbouring Meghalaya, in which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is a partner, could not...

India’s Modi inaugurates hydro project in Kashmir, Pakistan protests

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated on Saturday (May 19) a hydroelectric power plant in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, amid protests from neighbor Pakistan which says the...