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Indian boycott of Chinese goods will hurt India not China

Indian boycott of Chinese goods will hurt India not China

Beijing/New Delhi, October 14 (NIA): Ultra-nationalists in India ,including sections of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), have called for the boycott of Chinese goods because China has sided with Pakistan on the issue of Kashmir and Pakistan-sponsored cross-border terrorism. BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya asked people on Monday to boycott Chinese products because of "Beijing's pro-Pakistan stand". He tweeted...

Miffed with interference, Maldives quits Commonwealth

Miffed with interference, Maldives quits Commonwealth

Male, October 13 (NIA): The Maldives has decided to leave the Commonwealth after the intergovernmental organization’s democracy watchdog placed the country on its formal agenda in late September. The Maldives was also facing suspension from the Councils of the Commonwealth if steps were not taken by March 2017 to resolve a protracted political crisis triggered by the jailing of opposition leaders last...

Is a coup in the offing in Pakistan with the reported rift between the government and Armed Forces?

Is a coup in the offing in Pakistan with the reported rift between the government and Armed Forces?

Dr.Smruti S Pattanaik New Delhi, October 12 (NIA): The India-Pakistan tension and the use of terrorism as a strategic instrument by the Pakistan military appear to have created a crack between the political elite and the military in Pakistan. After the Uri attack in which 18 Indian soldiers were killed, and the subsequent surgical strike – a limited operation aimed...

Over 20,000 underage girls in Sri Lanka involved in child marriages, cohabiting relationships

Over 20,000 underage girls in Sri Lanka involved in child marriages, cohabiting relationships

Colombo, Oct 12 (NIA) - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) on Wednesday, said that while Sri Lanka has made substantial progress to address child marriages and teenage pregnancies, some Sri Lankan girls are still being deprived of a carefree childhood and the opportunity to realize their full potential as a result of...

There are clear signs that India prefers BRICS to SAARC.

There are clear signs that India prefers BRICS to SAARC.

Mumbai October 9 (Economic and Political Weekly): Just a fortnight before it was due to host a summit that represents its ostensible coming of age on the global stage, India pulled out of an event that for it was the detritus of an unwanted past. The BRICS grouping (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) is India’s bold effort in...

Sri Lanka to look for options if SAARC fails to deliver the goods, warns Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka to look for options if SAARC fails to deliver the goods, warns Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

Colombo, October 5 (The New Indian Express): Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has warned that if the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) does not deliver the goods satisfactory to all the member states, Sri Lanka will have to look for other options. However, he suggested ways to keep SAARC going as it can play an important role....

Idol of Gandhi’s assassin Godse installed on Gandhi Jayanti day in Meerut, north India

Idol of Gandhi’s assassin Godse installed on Gandhi Jayanti day in Meerut, north India

Meerut, October 4 (NIA): The first ever idol of Nathuram Vinayak Godse - Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin- was installed and unveiled by the members of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Maha Sabha (ABHMS) at their Sharda Road office in Meerut on Gandhi's birthday on October 2, The Times of India reported. The idol, which had drawn controversy in December 2014, was finally erected as the members of...

Culture Of Intolerance Raising Its Head Again In North Sri Lankan Tamil Politics

North Sri Lankan Chief Minister Wigneswaran alleges plot to assassinate him and blame it on LTTE

Colombo, October 3 (NIA): The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province C.V.Wigneswaran has said that he is continuously receiving information about a plot to assassinate him and blame it on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). According to Sunday Virakesari and other weekend Tamil dailies, Wigneswaran said this in his message to a function organized to launch...

One Indian trooper killed in Pakistani militant attack on Border Security Force camp in Baramulla, Kashmir

One Indian trooper killed in Pakistani militant attack on Border Security Force camp in Baramulla, Kashmir

Srinagar, October 3 (NIA): At least one trooper of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) was killed and another injured when suspected militants opened fire on an Indian army camp in Kashmir on Sunday night, according to The Hindustan Times. This is apparently in reply to India’s conducting a “surgical strike” against a militant camp in Pakistan last week in...

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