With New Delhi closely monitoring the Thimphu-Beijing boundary negotiation, India’s top diplomat, Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra called on Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck – not in the neighbouring country’s capital, but in Gelephu, a town near its border with India. The king was accompanied by Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering when Kwatra and New Delhi’s...
Japan has lodged an official protest with China after discovering what it claimed were efforts by Beijing to develop gas fields in disputed waters in the East China Sea. Tokyo's foreign ministry said it had confirmed that Beijing was building in the area — where the two countries' exclusive economic...
New Delhi: Myanmar’s government-in-exile, the National Unity Government (NUG), has asked Myanmarese citizens, who have been “temporarily sheltering” in India due to the military crackdown in that country, to stay away from local political matters and ethnic-based conflicts.   The NUG government’s advisory to the displaced citizens is significant because it...
New Delhi: Incessant rains across north India have paralysed normal life, leading to at least 40 reported deaths, landslides, devastation and flood-like situations in even the biggest of cities, including the national capital.   As of the evening of Monday, July 10, the Times of India reported 17 deaths from the...
Tokyo: President Joe Biden is expected to unveil a list of nations on Monday who will be joining a long anticipated Indo-Pacific trade pact, but Taiwan won't be among them. White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan confirmed that Taiwan isn't among the governments signed up for the launch of...
Myanmar's ruling military pardoned on Tuesday jailed former leader Aung San Suu Kyi on five of the 19 offences for which she was convicted but she will remain under house arrest, state media and informed sources said.   The pardons mean six years will be shaved off Suu Kyi's 33-year jail...
Kabul , July 9: After schools and universities closed, many students in war-torn Afghanistan turned to training in tailoring, and have called on the Taliban to reopen schools.   Some of these girl students demanded that the de-facto authorities reopen the colleges and universities that were closed to female students in...
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka is likely to discuss energy, power and port projects during a presidential visit to New Delhi next week, the foreign minister said on Monday, as India tries to push forward stalled initiatives with its crisis-hit neighbour. India's support was critical for Sri Lanka last year after it almost ran out of...
BANGKOK: A Myanmar military airstrike on a village killed ten civilians, locals and media reports said on Wednesday (June 28).   Fighting has ravaged swathes of Myanmar since a coup in 2021, with the junta battling ethnic rebels and dozens of new "People's Defence Forces" across the country.   Rights groups accuse the...
New Delhi: Despite the ongoing turmoil in Myanmar where the ruling military junta is under pressure from the country’s resistance groups, India is confident that its connectivity projects linking the northeastern region and Southeast Asia will continue. “A lot of importance is being given to connectivity and communication between the Northeast...