Bangladesh to sign 15-year deal to buy Indian gasoil on October 22

Bangladesh to sign 15-year deal to buy Indian gasoil on October 22

Numaligarh (Assam) October 19 (Reuters) :Bangladesh Petroleum Corp (BPC) is set to sign on October 22, a 15-year deal with Indian oil refiner Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL)  to import gasoil to meet the country’s energy demand. The sales and purchase agreement is expected to be signed during Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj’s visit to […]

Congress defeats BJP in Gurdaspur in landmark parliamentary election

Congress defeats BJP in Gurdaspur in landmark parliamentary election

Gurdaspur, October 16 (Indian Express):  Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar has won the Gurdaspur by-electionin the Punjab with huge margin of 1,93,219 votes defeating Bhartiya Janta Party candidate Sawarn Singh Salaria. Jakhar got 4,99,752 votes against 3,06,553 votes casted for runner up Salaria. AAP candidate Suresh Khajuria couldn’t save his security deposit with a total of […]

Syrian cleric confirms foreign role in Rohingya exodus

Syrian cleric confirms foreign role in Rohingya exodus

Colombo, October 11: A leading Syrian cleric, Grand Mufti Ahmed Bader Eddin Mohammad Adib Hassoun, Syria’s highest religious authority, has confirmed India’s suspicion that an international terrorist network had a major role in triggering the latest bout of violence in Myanmar, which led to the exodus of 400,000 Rohingya Muslisms into Bangladesh, and even India. […]

Indian navy discharges officer after sex change

Indian navy discharges officer after sex change

New Delhi, Oct 11 – An Indian naval officer who underwent sex change surgery has been discharged from service. A navy statement said its “rules and regulations do not permit the sailor’s continued employment” because of “irreversible gender reassignment”. Sabi, formerly Manish Giri, has said that she will appeal to the military court against her sacking. […]

Wahhabist terror has had many fathers in history

Wahhabist terror has had many fathers in history

By Prof. Nur Yalman/Harvard University Suicide attacks in beloved Barcelona. We are once again left aghast at the cruelty of an entire group of malevolent people. These evil acts should have no place in civilized existence. Where do they come from? What is their purpose? What is to be done? First of all, we must […]

Stern action against those who attacked Indian Consulate in Hambantota

Stern action against those who attacked Indian Consulate in Hambantota

Colombo, October 10 (newsin.asia): In order not to alienate India, the Sri Lankan government is taking stern action against those who tried to storm the Indian Consulate in Hambantota last Friday in protest against the government’s bid to go for a Joint Venture (JV) with India to run the non-functioning Mattala International Airport. Twenty-eight persons […]

Studies show refugees and immigrants are an asset, not a threat

Studies show refugees and immigrants are an asset, not a threat

A great deal of phobia has been generated throughout the world about refugees and immigrants. Both in the West and the East, refugees are seen as an unbearable economic burden, as job snatchers, environmental and cultural polluters and as terrorists. But actual experience tells another story – that they have been an asset and not […]

Sovereignty shouldn’t be sacrificed for maritime security cooperation: India

Sovereignty shouldn’t be sacrificed for maritime security cooperation: India

Colombo, October 9 (newsin.asia): Rear Admiral Karambir Singh, Vice Chief of Staff of the Indian Navy told the annual Galle Naval Dialogue here on Monday, that international cooperation for ensuring maritime security should  not be at the cost of national sovereignty. “Nations should strive for self-governance and self sufficiency and not go for quick fix […]

Ruling BJP faces uphill task in Gujarat–Modi’s home turf

Ruling BJP faces uphill task in Gujarat–Modi’s home turf

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has ruled the Western Indian State of Gujarat continually since 1998, is facing the December 2017 State Assembly elections  there with trepidation rather than confidence, writes P.K.Balachandran in South Asian Monitor. Gujarat, which has been under the watch of the current Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for 13 years […]

Lankan opposition protests against airport deal with India

Lankan opposition protests against airport deal with India

Colombo, October 8 (SAM): Twenty six people were arrested when about 2000 supporters of the opposition Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) tried to storm the Indian Consul General’s office in Hambantota in South Sri Lanka on Friday. The demonstrators led by Namal Rajapaksa MP and son of former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, were dispersed […]

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