Daily Archives: August 19, 2018

PAKISTAN’S ARMY CHIEF TOLD ME HE WANTED TO BE A CRICKETER: SIDHU

“Pakistan’s army chief has told me that he wanted to be a cricketer,” India’s cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu told NDTV in an interview after his visit to Pakistan for...

India’s multi alignment challenge 

This is clearly the big diplomatic season for India and its travel-driven Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Chinese defence minister Wei Fenghe's visit to India (Aug 21-24) is a hugely important...

Bangladesh port authority grapples with China, S’pore, Korea, India proposals

The Chittagong Port Authority in Bangladesh has sought government intervention to select suitable financiers as it grapples with late proposals from China, South Korea and Singapore to construct and...

Pak Army chief ‘expresses deep concern’ as violence in Afghanistan escalates

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday expressed "deep concern" over the rising number of violent incidents in Pakistan's westside neighbour, Afghanistan, that have led to the "loss...

No peace in Afghanistan if foreign occupation continues: Taliban leader

The leader of the Taliban says there will be no peace in Afghanistan as long as the foreign “occupation” continues, reiterating the group’s position that the 17-year war can...

Naval Air: India falls farther behind China

China and India have both decided to expand their navies by building their own aircraft carriers. Both nations began by refurbishing Russian carriers before designing and building their own....

Naval Air: India falls farther behind China

China and India have both decided to expand their navies by building their own aircraft carriers. Both nations began by refurbishing Russian carriers before designing and building their own....

Pakistan and China: Will Imran Khan stick or twist?

Pakistan and China have been allies almost since the founding of the People's Republic by the Chinese Communist Party. And that alliance could hold the key to the administration...

Doklam a year on: Bhutan more worried about Indian than China

Last week, an Indian parliamentary panel fluttered the dovecotes in Thimphu – Bhutan’s capital – by recommending New Delhi encourage Bhutan to deploy more soldiers in the disputed Doklam...

New criminal law sparks press freedom concerns in Nepal

Nepal introduced a new change to its criminal code on Friday, making the sharing of information that's been deemed confidential by the authorities, a criminal offense in the country....

President Yameen suspects India is in Maldives to keep watch on China

President Abdulla Yameen suspects that Indian personnel is in Maldives to keep watch on China, says Abhijit Singh, a former Indian naval officer. In an interview with Reuters, Singh, an...

India’s wrong step

India’s political divides increasingly look unbridgeable. Yet, when former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee died last Thursday, he was mourned even by those who had been his opponents in...

India’s wrong step

India’s political divides increasingly look unbridgeable. Yet, when former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee died last Thursday, he was mourned even by those who had been his opponents in...

Vajpayee’s Kashmir policy: Myth and reality

One of the biggest contributions of the late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vapayee is regarded his effort to seek resolution of Kashmir through a policy of accommodation with Pakistan...

Vajpayee’s Kashmir policy: Myth and reality

One of the biggest contributions of the late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vapayee is regarded his effort to seek resolution of Kashmir through a policy of accommodation with Pakistan...

How Bhutan’s monarchy is unique

Responding to one of the graduates' question on the form of monarchy in Bhutan before it was reinstated as the constitutional democratic monarchy at the ongoing National Graduates Orientation...

How Bhutan’s monarchy is unique

Responding to one of the graduates' question on the form of monarchy in Bhutan before it was reinstated as the constitutional democratic monarchy at the ongoing National Graduates Orientation...

Rise of Imran spurs similar demands in Sri Lanka

Sparked by Imran Khan’s ascent to the Prime Minister’s chair in Pakistan, sporting fans in Sri Lanka have been quick to pitch their own cricket stars as prospective leaders....

India can double its per capita GDP in 30 years by turning more secular:...

If India discards religious beliefs that perpetuate caste and gender inequalities, it could more than double its per capita gross domestic product (GDP) growth of the last 60 years...

FIRST LADY BUSHRA IMRAN’S VEIL IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS

PTI Chairman Imran Khan was officially sworn in as Prime Minister today and it looks like there was as much scrutiny over his oath as there was over First...