Why does India want to buy the world’s emptiest airport?

Why does India want to buy the world’s emptiest airport?

Colombo, Dec 5 – (Quartz) – Geopolitical rivalry between big powers sometimes yields odd results. The latest development in growing strategic competition across the Indian Ocean region is India’s purchase of what has become known as the “world’s emptiest international airport” in Sri Lanka, maybe just to keep it empty. The small fishing town of […]

Maldives- China FTA will not affect commercial and security ties with India: Maldivian envoy

Maldives- China FTA will not affect commercial and security ties with India: Maldivian envoy

Colombo, December 4 (The Hindu): Enhanced trade relations with China will not affect Maldives’s relations with its neighbors, said a visiting Maldivian Minister, the country’s Attorney General and the Ambassador in Sri Lanka here on Monday. They were defending the recently concluded  Free Trade Agreement with China which has drawn flak from the opposition parties […]

Anger as India doctor mistakenly declares newborn dead

Anger as India doctor mistakenly declares newborn dead

New Delhi, Dec 3 (BBC) – A newborn baby, declared dead by a hospital in the Indian capital Delhi, was found to be alive while they were on their way to his funeral. Doctors at the privately run Max Hospital had pronounced the baby dead hours after his twin who was stillborn. The parents said […]

Indian envoy in Sri Lanka urges youngsters to bring about change and be the change

Indian envoy in Sri Lanka urges youngsters to bring about change and be the change

Colombo, December 1 (newsin.asia): The Indian High Commissiner in Si Lanka, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, told young participants in the Second Annual Conference on Social Entrepreneurship here that they should not only bring about change for the better, but also be the change themselves. He said that there are many changes that the younger generation can […]

Mumbai don Dawood Ibrahim’s son and heir has become a mendicant Islamic cleric

Mumbai don Dawood Ibrahim’s son and heir has become a mendicant Islamic cleric

Mumbai, December 1 (The Express Tribune): Despite ruling the underworld of India’s biggest metropolis for decades, the infamous mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar is in trauma as his 31 one year old son and heir, Moim Nawaz D.Kaskar, has become a mendicant Islamic cleric. Moin who is a qualified Maulana and a Hafiz, is living in […]

Maldivian Govt justifies fast tracking FTA with China in the face opposition flak

Maldivian Govt justifies fast tracking FTA with China in the face opposition flak

Colombo, November 30 (newsin.asia): The Maldivian government has justified fast tracking a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China in the face of heavy flak from the opposition Maldives Democratic Party (MDP). Economic Development Minister Mohamed Saeed told the media on Wednesday after the FTA was approved by parliament, that the pact has opened the world’s […]

Indian Supreme Court’s order allowing Hadiya freedom of movement long overdue

Indian Supreme Court’s order allowing Hadiya freedom of movement long overdue

Chennai, November 29 (The Hindu): By freeing Hadiya, a 25-year-old from Kerala who converted to Islam, from her parents’ custody, the Supreme Court has protected her freedom to choose her religion and her freedom of movement. Such an order was long overdue, considering that she has been living with her parents against her will and wished […]

Two terrorists vitiate India-Pakistan relations

Two terrorists vitiate India-Pakistan relations

Colombo, November 25 : Hafiz Saeed and Masood Azhar, two prominent Pakistani terrorists, have vitiated all efforts to improve relations between India and Pakistan, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily FT. Efforts by civilian governments in Pakistan to improve relations with India have floundered on the twin issues of Kashmir and cross-border terrorism. When it comes to […]