The assault on Parliament is part of the Taliban’s summer offensive against the Afghanistan government, including attacks in the Helmand and Kunduz provinces in the south and north of the country.
The court said the task of creating Nepal’s new provinces belongs to the Constituent Assembly and cannot be postponed to after the finalising of the constitutin.
Nepal’s doctors and medical workers compensate for poor infrastructure with fierce commitment
1. Sexual harassment claims rock Greenpeace An ex-employee of the NGO Greenpeace has come out with a post on an online forum outlining her experience of sexual harassment and rape when she worked at the organisation. The victim had earlier shared her experience on Facebook, and had got […]
A negotiated settlement is possible, but only if we identify the stakes of all the geopolitical actors involved and try to meet their desired outcomes in one combination or the other
FTII students protest ‘BJP’ chairman Students at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune have launched an indefinite boycott of classes, using graffiti and protests to express their disapproval of the ‘political’ appointment of BJP member and actor Gajendra Chauhan as the institute’s president and chairman of […]
Nepal’s parties – all led by high-caste men – are using the earthquake as an excuse to push through an exclusionary constitution, to keep down women and indigenous, caste and regional groups.
Preet Malik, who retired as Special Secretary for the Ministry for External Affairs, has been India’s Ambassador/High Commissioner to Cuba, Bahrain, Tanzania and Myanmar
Bangladesh-India relations in the next decade will be dominated by connectivity projects that will gradually integrate India’s north-eastern States with Bangladesh
On June 9, India openly confirmed the adoption of a new counter-insurgency (CI) strategy, that of actually crossing international borders to strike at anti-India insurgents, including those from the Northeast, who carry out hit-and-run raids taking advantage of their shelters in adjoining nations like Myanmar. The pre-dawn ‘surgical […]
In the past, the Army has crossed the borders of neighbouring countries in the Northeast to target militant groups operating from foreign soil
Given the kind of commentaries on TV on the anti-insurgency operation in Myanmar, one gets the impression that all this could not be figments of fertile imaginations – someone somewhere was feeding them
Modi announced a $2 billion line of credit for Bangladesh as Dhaka pushed for Indian investment in two special zones so as to balance the economic relationship that is heavily skewed in favour of India at present.
It is to the NDA government’s credit that a new consensus has been forged withing India on its relations with Bangladesh, even though Manmohan Singh’s team did all the heavy lifting in settling the difficult bilateral issues.
A few weeks ago, the Bangladeshi Cabinet approved a proposal to lower the minimum age of marriage for girls to 16, raising concerns from civil society organisations in the country.
The Wall Street Journal says Chinese officials and representatives of Pakistan’s ISI were also present.
The curious case of a Bangladeshi opposition leader whose sudden and mysterious arrival in Shillong raises difficult questions for both Dhaka and New Delhi.
Tweet by former Afghan intelligence chief sees “massive symbolism” in transplant surgery that a disabled Afghan soldier just underwent in Kochi
Sooner than later, the BJP hopes everyone would come round the fact that the implementation of the LBA will settle the border question between India and Bangladesh
Though China is India’s largest trading partner with bilateral trade having grown from less that $3 billion in 2000 to $70 billion in 2014, there is hardly any investment coming from China, the second largest economy of the world
Local officials are themselves traumatised and in need of relief. Their own homes and offices are uninhabitable. Many of their families have been calling them, speaking of the damage to their houses, urging the officials to come home.
For attacks like the one on Wednesday to stop, the Pakistani state – the elected government and the security agencies – must adopt a multi-pronged, zero tolerance policy towards takfirism, hate-speech and militants.
Kalashnikov-wielding IS militants donning police uniforms today gunned down 45 Shia Ismaili Muslims, shooting them in the head as they attacked their bus in Pakistan’s volatile Karachi city
‘There is total darkness around us. We have joined the small contingent of Nepal Army personnel here in the hope that their company can help alleviate our sombre mood. But as determined as these soldiers are, a sense of demoralization is apparent.’
A second major quake struck Nepal at 7 am on Tuesday morning – forcing the country, and the global community, to reckon with the possibility that the worst is not over.