Daily Archives: August 26, 2018

Taliban seeks legitimacy by reforming itself as prospects of returning to power in Afghanistan...

While the war in Afghanistan has changed many things over the past 17 years, the most noticeable transformation has been the return of the Taliban to legitimacy, transforming from...

Afghanistan’s defense, interior ministers resign

Afghanistan’s ministers of defense and interior, as well as another security chief, quit on Saturday, government sources said, following the resignation of the president’s national security adviser earlier in...

Greatest mistake Bhutan can make is to live in isolation: Environmentalist

Conservation of the environment is one of the four pillars of Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness philosophy but “the greatest mistake” the Himalayan nation can make is “to live in...

Sri Lanka joins Indian Ocean strategy talks at Vietnam forum

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is participating in conference to develop regional co-operation in the Indian Ocean held in Vietnam, a country that has suffered from China's controversial...

Pakistan Air Force takes part in Radom International Airshow

The Pakistan Air Force is taking part in the Radom International Air Show 2018, beginning in Poland on Saturday (August 25). Pakistani aircraft including JF-17 Thunder along with pilots, technicians...

‘India is one of the world’s most unequal countries’

These days, Vijay Mallya is shorthand for much that is wrong with Indian capitalism—a warning on what can happen when weak institutions allow arrogant billionaire free play. Mallya, unsurprisingly,...

Russian peace talks raise specter of shifting influence in Afghanistan

Vladimir Putin’s Russia appears to have emerged as a player in Afghanistan after 17 years of Western involvement that has left the country no closer to peace than before. To...

Artist, uncle and victim of torture in Bangladesh

Who is this man whose ordeal has left my wife distressed and frightened, and my five-year-old daughter scribbling “free Shahidul” on scraps of paper? It is easy for me to...

Parliamentary panel wants India to encourage Bhutan to deploy more troops in Doklam

A parliamentary panel adopted a report on the Doklam issue Saturday recommending that India should encourage Bhutan to deploy more soldiers on the northern parts of the sensitive region. Troops...

Boost for Indian Navy as govt clears procurement of 111 choppers

Giving a fillip to the Navy, the Ministry of Defence Saturday gave its nod to the procurement of 111 utility helicopters for the maritime forces at a cost of...

US and Japan eye eastern Sri Lankan port of Trincomalee

The United States and Japan have both cast their eyes on the Eastern Sri Lankan port of Trincomalee to counterbalance the presence of the Chinese in Hambantota in the...

Congress kick starts campaign against PM Modi over Rafale deal

The Indian Congress has started a nationwide campaign from on Saturday in order to "force" the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Central Government to answer allegations leveled against it in the...

Pakistan replaces one-third of corps commanders in major reshuffle

Pakistan army on Friday appointed Lt Gen Nadeem Raza as new Chief of General Staff (CGS) amidst a major reshuffle in which almost one-third of the corps commanders were...

Nepal, India to sign MoU on rail survey, bulk cargo

Nepal and India are set to sign two key agreements on Kathmandu-Raxual railway line and movement of bulk cargo from three more transit points between the two neighbours on...

NTRO, India’s techint outfit, plagued by ‘expensive’ purchases and poor quality of scientists

Thirteen years after it was formally established, the National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO), India’s so-called equivalent of the American National Security Agency (NSA), is faced with a crisis of...

FORMER UN CHIEF KOFI ANNAN TO BE BURIED IN GHANA ON SEPT 13

Former United Nations chief and Noble prize laureate Kofi Annan will be buried in his home country Ghana on Sept 13, the West African nation’s president said on Friday. Nana...