Maoist rebels kill 25 paramilitary personnel in Central India

Maoist rebels kill 25 paramilitary personnel in Central India

Raipur, April 25 (News18): Hours after Naxals killed twenty-five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condemned the heinous attack. In a series of tweets, the PM said, "Attack on CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh is cowardly and deplorable. We are monitoring the situation closely...We are proud of the valour of our CRPF personnel....

India is adding billionaires at an astonishing rate

India is adding billionaires at an astonishing rate

Mumbai, April 25 - Since 2010, India has added a billionaire every 33 days. The share of Indians in the global billionaires club has grown from 1% to 5% over the last twenty years, according to a recent analysis of Forbes global billionaires lists over that time by management consultancy Ahmadoff & Company. As of 2017, 101 Indian billionaires feature in...

Jinnah’s two-nation theory triumphs in Kashmir

Jinnah’s two-nation theory triumphs in Kashmir

By Sagarika Ghose/www.southasianmonitor.com Kashmir: the jewel in the crown of India’s secularism. In 1947 when the Muslim-majority state acceded to India, it joined a brave homeland for all. India was not going to be a mirror image of Pakistan, a land created for a single religion. Instead pluralism was to be India’s creed, and a secular India laid claim to...

India relaxes conditions for loans given to Bangladesh

India relaxes conditions for loans given to Bangladesh

Kolakata, April 24 (www.bdnews24.com): With the latest credit of $4.5 billion in 2017, India offered total of $7.5 billion loan to Bangladesh in last few years on their own terms. After fruitful discussion between Bangladesh Finance minister AMA Muhith and his counterpart Arun Jaitley on the sidelines of the Spring Meeting of the World Bank Group – IMF, India agreed...

Lack of political will stymies garbage management in South Asia

Lack of political will stymies garbage management in South Asia

By Frances Bulathsinghala Colombo, April 23 (www.southasianmonitor.com): Concealed from privileged city dwellers, tucked away from posh tourist resorts and invisible to policy makers are the rubbish dumps in the cities of South Asia. But the thick wall of apathy cracked on April 14 when a 300 ft high mountain of garbage, allowed to build up for years in the low-lying Colombo suburb of Meetotamulla in Kolonnawa, came crashing, killing at least 33...

Asia’s biggest church is in Nagaland, India

Asia’s biggest church is in Nagaland, India

Kohima, April 22 (PTI): The largest church in Asia was dedicated at Zunheboto town in Nagaland on Saturday. The nine-storey Sumi Baptist Church was built at a cost of Rs 36 crore. It took 10 years for some 3,000 people to construct the church with a seating capacity of 8,500. The construction had begun on May 7, 2007, and it...

Japan may help Sri Lanka buy P-3C maritime surveillance aircraft

Japan may help Sri Lanka buy P-3C maritime surveillance aircraft

By P.K.Balachandran/www.southasianmonitor.com Colombo, April 20: Japan may help Sri Lanka buy P-3C maritime surveillance aircraft, apart from persuading India and the US to make Sri Lanka a base for strategic maritime surveillance over the Indian Ocean Region. These are indicated by Japanese security expert, Dr. Satoru Nagao, who is now Research Fellow at the Colombo-based Institute of National Security Studies...

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