Global fashion giants fret over India cow slaughter crackdown

Indian exporters were scrambling Tuesday to assure global clients like Zara and Giorgio Armani their shipments would arrive despite a government crackdown on cattle slaughter… More

Hurriyat leader slames Indian Army chief

Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Tuesday described the recent statements of the Chief of the Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, on Kashmir as… More

Why neighbours dislike or suspect India

A little under 30 years ago, after Vishwanath Pratap Singh became prime minister, he met with Sri Lanka’s president Ranasinghe Premadasa. Singh, a polite man,… More

Will India go for war?

Indian strategists are divided on the issue of India embarking on immediate war with Pakistan. The hawkish are of the opinion that it’s time to… More

20 thousand Kashmiris hit by Indian forces pellets: Pellet…

Pellet Victim Association strongly denounced the indiscriminate pellet firing and shelling over the people in south Kashmir towns of Shopian and Kulgam once again by… More

‘Curbs on cattle sale violate human rights, against Constitution’

Selvagomathy, Managing Trustee of Justice Shivaraj V. Patil Foundation for Social Legal Education and Development, a non-governmental organisation based in Madurai, took centre stage on… More

Babri case: Advani, Joshi, Bharti charged with criminal conspiracy

A Special CBI court here on Tuesday charged senior BJP leaders L.K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Union Minister Uma Bharti with criminal conspiracy in… More

Ban on sale for slaughter at animal markets: Madras…

THE MADURAI bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday granted a four-week stay on the Centre’s notification banning sale and purchase of cattle for… More

Shutdown, curfew like restrictions cripple life in Indian Kashmir…

Amid complete shutdown, authorities imposed curfew and restrictions in different parts of Valley to maintain law and order. Scores of people had suffered injuries while some… More

India to Raise Another Mountain Corps Division With China…

India is raising a second division of Mountain Strike Corps to strengthen its capabilities against neighboring China. The first division is stationed in Panagarh in… More

Kashmiri separatists slam Army chief’s statement

Separatists have criticised Army Chief Bipin Rawat’s remarks about protesting youths, calling it a ploy to incite them. Rawat had described the situation in Kashmir… More

India should either come up with a better plan…

When it comes to Sri Lanka, China has an ambitious agenda. It wants to turn the island nation into a trading and military outpost in the Indian Ocean. … More

IAF’s Sukhoi-30 jet crash: Black box recovered

The black box of the Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jet that went missing with two pilots on board has been recovered from a dense forest in… More

Mamata’s counters move to share Teesta

West Bengal chief minister has taken up a counter move so as not to share the waters of river Teesta with Bangladesh. She may wax… More

Before Yogi Adityanath’s visit, Dalit villagers got shampoo, soap…

A day before Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s visit on Thursday, the 100-odd Musahar Dalit families of Mainpur Deenapatti village in Kushinagar district received two bars… More

Invisible tussle over India’s presidential polls

The schedule for India’s presidential polls has not been announced as yet, but an invisible tussle has already ensued between the ruling party and the… More

Indian army can abduct, rape women, says Indian politician

Kodiyeri BalaKrishnan, a leader of Communist Party of India, has said Indian army was free to abduct and rape women if given additional powers, a… More

New restrictions on cattle slaughter in India

Indian government has banned the sale of cattle for slaughter at animal markets across the country. Under a notification, titled the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals… More

Opposition waits for NDA to make its move

In a show of strength, leaders of 17 opposition parties came together on Friday — the third anniversary of the BJP-led NDA government — to… More

Times of India survey brings out salient features of…

A survey conducted by the English and vernacular websites of the Times of India group on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s three years in office… More

India opens longest bridge on China border

India has inaugurated a 9.15km (5.68-mile) bridge over the Lohit river, easily its longest ever, which connects the disputed state of Arunachal Pradesh with the… More


Modi’s regime is a lot of optics…

Having completed 60% of his five-year term in May this year, it is time Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was assessed both by the people of India and the regime itself. To win the next elections in May 2019, just two years down the line, Modi should… More

Losing the Script in Kashmir

The groundswell of public anger in the Srinagar valley is spinning out of control . For even those who don’t believe in statistics as an perfect indicator of trends , the figures of casualty in 2016 is far too high for comfort. A RTI application by a… More

On the “bloody” Afghan Scenario

Yet again, Afghanistan is a spectre of violence. Yet again, precious lives have been lost due to the so-called ‘war on terror’ that has gripped the world since the fateful September, 11, 2001. What had started as a war to preserve democracy and liberal values has already… More

Game on

The Supreme Court’s (SC) seriousness of purpose in the PanamaGate case was evident from the brusque manner it dismissed Hussain Nawaz’s apprehensions of “personal bias” regarding two members of the JIT. The SC’s inference was clear, the PM and his family should come clean about the money… More

Greek lady, Bangla PM and the Islamists…

The fight over the sari clad statue of Themis, Greek goddess of Justice located in the Supreme Court premises of Bangladesh is both about clashes of cultures and politics that dominates the country. The demand by Islamists for its removal began after it was installed in December 2016… More


Trump pulling out of the Paris climate agreement is great news…

President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement caused anger and anxiety across the world, with one major exception: China. With the US stepping away from its role as a leader of the… More

Constitutional misadventure

In what can only be termed an extremely ill-advised constitutional manoeuvre, the government of India has sought to effectively prohibit cattle slaughter across the country through rules made under the Prevention of Cruelty to… More

Why neighbours dislike or suspect India

A little under 30 years ago, after Vishwanath Pratap Singh became prime minister, he met with Sri Lanka’s president Ranasinghe Premadasa. Singh, a polite man, says he was surprised when the first thing Premadasa… More

India should either come up with a better plan for Sri…

When it comes to Sri Lanka, China has an ambitious agenda. It wants to turn the island nation into a trading and military outpost in the Indian Ocean. And it has a good plan in advancing that agenda, including… More



Reaction to “Behind Hasina’s RAW tirade”

David Bergman, British investigative journalist based in Bangladesh, commented on a recently published column of South Asian Monitor titled "SOUTHERN EYE: Behind Hasina’s RAW tirade" in his facebook profile. "This is a fascinating and detailed article… More

Sign up for South Asian Monitor:

Enter your email and stay on top of things