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The UN General Assembly (UNGA) launched a major effort to break boundaries and coordinate globally the fight against the scourge of terrorism by setting up an office headed by a high-level functionary to coordinate all counter-terrorism efforts.


Nawaz Sharif is set to become the first sitting Prime Minister to appear before any investigating agency, when he appears on Thursday before the joint investigation team (JIT), constituted to probe money-laundering allegations against his family.



Prime Minister Narendra Modi's “vision for a new India” will help create jobs also in the United States, President Donald Trump's Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in Washington Monday while announcing Modi's White House visit on June 26.


Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif headed for Saudi Arabia in the backdrop of a deepening diplomatic rift in the Middle East.


Declaring the inviolable right of all countries to freedoms of overflights and navigation on high seas, India's Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar has said that seas should not be turned into areas of conflict.


Almost 750 million people in South Asia were affected by a combination of climate hazards in the decade after 2000, according to a new research report by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI).


With the support of nearly two-third electoral votes in Parliament, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba was elected as the new Prime Minister of Nepal, 12 years after he was removed by King Gyanendra Shah. He becomes the 40th Prime Minister of Nepal.


The much anticipated elections to elect a new Prime Minister in Nepal, which was supposed to take place on Sunday, has now been deferred to Tuesday.


In a veiled attack on Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it is countries  which arm, finance and provide communication support to terrorists and called upon all nations to rise above ideas like "good terrorism, bad terrorism" to save humanity from destruction.


The situation was tense on the disputed boundary (Line of Control) in Kashmir between India and Pakistan even as Indian Army chief, General Bipin Rawat, held a high-level security review with  his top military commanders in Srinagar, amid escalated cross-border shelling and gunfire.


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spotlight image Since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina assumed office again in Bangladesh in 2009, bilateral relations between New Delhi and Dhaka have been on a steady upward trajectory.
  Nearly 58 per cent of the about 600,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are children who suffer from severe malnutrition, a UN report released said.
A unique and passionate gathering of acrophiles, or mountain lovers, took place in neat and picturesque Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram state in north-eastern India in September.
India’s foreign policy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has attained a level of maturity which allows it to assert itself in an effective manner. This is aimed at protecting the country’s national interests in a sustained way.
With over 100 incidents of braid chopping reported in different parts of Kashmir, there is widespread fear and anger among the people.
According to the National Bureau of Statistics, China's GDP expanded 6.9 percent year on year in the first three quarters of 2017, an increase of 0.2 percent above that of the corresponding period of last year.
As political roller coasters go, there is none as steep and unpredictable as the one shared by the United States and Iran.
In West Asia, the end of one war paves the way for the next. Raqqa, the Syrian capital of the self-styled Islamic State (IS), has fallen to a coalition of rebels, the Syrian Democratic Forces that is backed by the United States.
On “Defining Our Relationship with India for the Next Century”

Title: The People Next Door -The Curious History of India-Pakistan Relations; Author: T.C.A. Raghavan; Publisher: HarperCollins ; Pages: 361; Price: Rs 699


Could the North Korean nuclear issue which is giving the world an anxious time due to presence of hotheads on each side, the invasion of Iraq and its toxic fallout, and above all, the arms race in the teeming but impoverished South Asian subcon...


Title: A Bonsai Tree; Author: Narendra Luther; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 227 Many books have been written on India's partition but here is a firsthand account of the horror by a migrant from what is now Pakistan, who ...


As talk of war and violence -- all that Mahatma Gandhi stood against -- gains prominence across the world, a Gandhian scholar has urged that the teachings of the apostle of non-violence be taken to the classroom.


Interview with Hudson Institute’s Aparna Pande, whose book From Chanakya to Modi: Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy, was released on June 17.

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