Daily Archives: July 8, 2018

Nepal: Resetting relations

Ever since Pradeep Kumar Gyawali took charge as Nepal’s Foreign Minister in March 2018, the country has been in overdrive to stabilise its relations with the two Asian giants, India...

After Sharif’s sentencing, the ‘Victim Card’ may not win his party the elections

The sentencing of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter by an anti-corruption court may have handed the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) a ‘victim card’, but...

SBF leading business mission to Bangladesh

The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) is leading a business delegation to Dhaka and Chittagong from today to next Friday to garner first-hand understanding of the business environment and explore...

Academics protest denial of Indian visa to Pakistani delegates

In protest against the decision of Ministry of External Affairs to deny visas to Pakistani academics for attending a seminar in New Delhi, nearly 80 scholars from several universities...

American statesman Kissinger to deliver speech on India-US ties

Former top American diplomat and national strategist Henry Kissinger will deliver a rare speech on the US-India relationship here next week. Kissinger, 95, would participate in Chairman’s Dialogue with John...

Rahul Gandhi meets Bhutan PM Tshering Tobgay

Congress president Rahul Gandhi met the visiting Bhutanese Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, in New Delhi Saturday and discussed ways to further strengthen the “special bond” between India and Bhutan. “I...

Nepal, China to jointly inspect closed border point

Nepal and China agreed to conduct a joint inspection of Tatopani-Zhangmu border point, which was closed since the 2015 earthquake, to see the possibility of reopening it. During a two-day...

Maldives ruling party MP brands opposition voters as ‘enemies of the state’

A ruling party lawmaker on Friday branded Maldivians who refuse to vote for President Abdulla Yameen in September as “enemies” of the people and the Maldivian state. MP Abdul Raheem...

Democratic transfer of power in Pakistan must continue, says Wells

The establishment of civilian rule and the democratic transfer of power in Pakistan is one of the country’s great achievements and Washington would like to see this process succeed,...

India assures Bhutan: Electricity export tariff to be finalised before November

The electricity export tariff for Bhutan’s Mangdechhu hydropower project, which is expected to complete latest by November this year, would be set before the commission of the plant, the...

India assures Bhutan: Electricity export tariff to be finalised before November

The electricity export tariff for Bhutan’s Mangdechhu hydropower project, which is expected to complete latest by November this year, would be set before the commission of the plant, the...

Mourners honor 3 killed in anti-India protest in Kashmir

Thousands participated in the funeral of two young men and a teenage girl in disputed Kashmir on Saturday, hours after police say they were killed when government forces fired...

Pakistan issues arrest warrants for Avenfield convicts

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) of Pakistan on Saturday started the formal process to arrest all the three convicts in the Avenfield case — deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif,...

Mattis writes to Sitharaman to clear the air on 2+2

US secretary of defense James Mattis has written to defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman assuring her that Washington’s decision to call off the 2+2 dialogue at the last minute was...

Maldives snubs India again; inks power sector deal with Pakistan

Pakistan and the Maldives have signed a Memorandum of Understanding or MoU to support the island nation's infrastructure development in the power sector. The move is seen as another...

U.S. Oil sellers may look to India as China tariff war escalates

American oil producers may find a new friend in India as they brace for a trade war with China that could curb U.S. shipments. Refiners in China were the top...

U.S. Oil sellers may look to India as China tariff war escalates

American oil producers may find a new friend in India as they brace for a trade war with China that could curb U.S. shipments. Refiners in China were the top...

Why India’s new citizenship law has sparked hunger strikes and effigy burning

Citizens of India’s northeastern states have been protesting vigorously against a proposed new citizenship regime that they claim will “destroy their culture” in the region. The protests have been...

Why India’s new citizenship law has sparked hunger strikes and effigy burning

Citizens of India’s northeastern states have been protesting vigorously against a proposed new citizenship regime that they claim will “destroy their culture” in the region. The protests have been...

Cracks in the Maldivian opposition unity

Much was expected of the positive steps taken in late June to unify the Maldivian opposition for ousting the entrenched President Abdulla Yameen in the September 23 Presidential election. The...