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Bollywood star’s Diwali firecrackers comment blows up cult...
October 29 ,2021
Muslim Bollywood star Aamir Khan attracted criticism after appearing in a Diwali TV advertisement, highlighting India’s religio...
Appointment of militant monk to head task force on uniform...
October 29 ,2021
Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero. The Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday appointed a Presidential Task Force...
America needs an independent Pakistan policy
October 29 ,2021
Image: Reuters. At a House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on September 13, Secretary of State Antony Blinken...
China-US tension: spat escalates after Blinken calls for U...
October 28 ,2021
On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Taiwan had become a democratic success story and its support for transparency,...
Don’t blame Khalilzad for the Afghanistan debacle
October 28 ,2021
Zalmay Khalilzad, special envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation, testifies before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washi...
Sri Lanka's economy seen as a 'ticking time bomb'
October 28 ,2021
Under President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka has been printing money at a high rate partly to offset a fall in the tax take followin...
Nothing to 'like' about Facebook's impact on Asian democra...
October 28 ,2021
Narendra Modi, left, embraces Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California, in September 2015: Facebook plays...
Tripura: Mosque vandalised, shops and houses attacked duri...
October 28 ,2021
A mosque was vandalised and shops and houses were attacked in the Panisagar sub-division of North Tripura district during a Vishwa Hind...
Gujarat: Mob Chants Anti-Muslim slogans, opposes hotel's i...
October 28 ,2021
Screengrabs from a video of protests. Photo: Social media When a 60 plus-year-old man Kisanbhai (name changed on request) shouted...
Going by Home Minister Amit Shah’s logic, to strengthen de...
October 28 ,2021
A female paramilitary trooper frisks a woman in Srinagar on October 18. | Tauseef Mustafa/AFP It was perhaps a fitting coda to Hom...
Adani ports scraps Myanmar container terminal plans
October 28 ,2021
Adani Ports said on Wednesday it was abandoning plans to build a container terminal in Myanmar, weeks after applying for a US licence f...
Indian supreme court orders inquiry into state’s use of Pe...
October 28 ,2021
A protest in July accusing Modi's government of using military-grade spyware to monitor political opponents, journalists and activist...
China and Afghan Taliban set for closer interaction, as US...
October 28 ,2021
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Doha, Qatar, on Monday. Photo: EPA-EFE China and the Afghan Ta...
India’s role in communal violence in Bangladesh
October 27 ,2021
This month, Bangladesh saw the sudden eruption of communal violence triggered by the alleged desecration of Muslims’ holy Quran i...
ASEAN's unprecedented 9-nation summit laments Myanmar impa...
October 27 ,2021
A screen shows the virtual ASEAN Summit on Oct. 26, with a placeholder for Myanmar where its representative would have been. (Photo c...
UN's new Myanmar envoy Noeleen Heyzer to listen to 'all st...
October 27 ,2021
Singaporean Noeleen Heyzer, who has held several senior positions at the UN, says she is "deeply honoured" to be taking on the role,...
New US envoy to Lanka might press Colombo to cooperate wit...
October 27 ,2021
Julie Chung. Julie Chung, who is slated to take over as US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, will implement President Joe Biden’s key...
Turkey's economy in trouble but President Erdogan keeps to...
October 26 ,2021
Turkey is undergoing a financial crisis, with the Turkish lira - the country's currency - under serious downward pressure.PHOTO: RE...
Biden’s Taiwan gaffe meant no harm
October 26 ,2021
China-Russia naval exercise Joint Sea-2021 kicked off in Russia’s Peter the Great Bay on October 14 focusing on mine counterm...
The long impasse
October 26 ,2021
While Pakistan has been preoccupied with developments in Afghanistan it has not taken its eye off its eastern neighbour with whom relat...
I saw India & Pak celebrate a healthy competition in Dubai
October 27 ,2021
I was there. I was at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday, to witness the most comprehensive rout of an Indian cricket team that...