Daily Archives: August 30, 2018

How violence is affecting Kashmir’s women

Your mother is waiting for you, oh my dear son, come home,” wailed Nargis Bano over the body of her 18-year-old son, Yawar Ahmad Dar, before she fell unconscious....

From Su-57 to project 75I: Why India views Russia as essential strategic partner

Having granted India a waiver under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), Washington made it clear that it wanted New Delhi to "reduce inventory of Russian-produced major...

PRIME MINISTER KHAN VISITS GHQ FOR SECURITY BRIEFING

Prime Minister Imran Khan visited the General Headquarters, Rawalpindi on Thursday morning for a security briefing, the army's media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), said in a tweet. "Prime Minister...

FALL IN LINE OR ELSE..: GOVERNMENT HAS A MESSAGE FOR SOCIAL MEDIA CHIEFS

The centre may take legal action against India-based heads of social media platforms if they do not curb online hate and misinformation, an official said on Wednesday in an...

PTI GOVT TO HOLD PUBLIC EVENT ON NOV 26

The clock is ticking and the government is striving for coming up with a concrete roadmap for establishing ‘Naya Pakistan’ as promised by Prime Minister Imran Khan in his...

US MILITARY CHIEF COMING WITH POMPEO TO PAKISTAN FOR TALKS ON TERRORISM

The US military chief will accompany the top US diplomat when he visits Islamabad next week and the need to fight terrorists would be “the primary part” of their discussions with...

NO QUESTION OF WITHDRAWING SUU KYI NOBEL PEACE PRIZE: OFFICIAL

Norway's Nobel Institute said Wednesday it had no intention of withdrawing its Peace Prize from Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi after a damning UN report termed the treatment of...

STUDENTS’ PROTESTS STIR OPPOSITION HOPES BEFORE POLLS

Bangladesh’s main opposition party, in disarray since its leader Khaleda Zia was jailed in February, received an unexpected boost this month - days of protests by tens of thousands...

Pakistan’s concerns remain after opening round of water talks

Pakistan's objections over two controversial water storage and hydropower projects being built by India continued to exist after the first round of the two-day Pakistan-India Perma­nent Indus Commission talks...

Maldives immigration threatens foreign media with ‘punitive measures’

Foreign journalists found working on a tourist visa during the Maldives presidential election will face “punitive measures,” the immigration department said Wednesday. The election is due to be held on...

Privatizing Afghanistan war not a wise idea: Mattis

The US Defense Secretary James Mattis pushed back on the idea of privatizing the war in Afghanistan on Tuesday, weeks after US President Donald Trump's national security adviser appeared...

New Rakhine panel starts work

An independent commission established to investigate alleged human rights abuses in northern Rakhine State starts work today, amid an international call for the prosecution of senior Tatmadaw (military) officials...

Court orders arrest of Sri Lanka’s top military officer

A Sri Lanka court Wednesday (Aug 29) ordered the arrest of Sri Lanka's top military officer in connection with the abduction and murder of 11 people during the island's...

BANGLADESH PRAISES UN REPORT ON ROHINGYAS AS ‘COMPREHENSIVE’

Bangladesh has praised the UN investigators’ report on the Rohingya issue and said Myanmar’s rejection is “very natural”. “Bangladesh believes this is the most comprehensive, factual and crucial report since...

India’s tightrope walk on Maldives

The summoning of the Indian High Commissioner to Maldives, Akhilesh Mishra, by Maldives’ topmost diplomat, Foreign Secretary Ahmed Sareer, is the latest sign of a lack of trust that...

Why are so many ‘urban Maoists’ surfacing in India all of a sudden?

During a recent visit to an exhibition in Berlin on the “People’s Court” that the Nazi regime ran from 1934 to 1945 to try ‘enemies of the state’, I...

Pakistan govt draft on Kashmir conflict resolution and its merits

Human Rights Minister Shireen Mehrunnisa Mazari has stated that she has prepared a ‘Conflict Resolution Draft’ on Kashmir and it is ready for presentation in the Cabinet. If approved,...

BJP will suppress media until 2019, says former party member

Members of India’s media were shocked earlier this month when two journalists from television channel ABP News were allegedly fired and another suspended after doing reports critical of the...

Coordinated LAC patrol put off as India, China lack consensus

There won't be any coordinated patrols by Indian and Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control for the time being as the neighbours have failed to arrive at...

Arrests of activists push Indian civil society to the brink

In a major crackdown across India, police on Tuesday raided the homes of several human-rights activists, lawyers and journalists, accusing them of instigating violence at a rally in Bhima...

Bhutan’s problem of distrust as elections near

The stakes are high this election period - for the country, the political parties, and for the people. It is one of those times when the Bhutanese cannot be trusted. We...