One of India's telecom majors, Bharti Airtel, has sharply cut international call tariffs to Bangladesh and Nepal for its prepaid customers to boost consumption on these routes and, in turn, drive overseas call revenues.
At least six people, including four law enforcers, an election official and a school teacher, were shot dead and 16 others injured in district level polling in the Rangamati Baghaichhari upazila in in Bangladesh's Chittagong Hill tracts, in a violent turn of events after the second phase of the local polls.
India and the Maldives have reiterated support for each other in areas of mutual interest, including combating terrorism, while the Maldives vowed to remain "sensitive" towards India's strategic interests in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
UN Security Council undermining General Assembly's authority: India
While criticising the UN Security Council for “undermining” the authority of the General Assembly, India has said that the 193-member body has to assume some of the blame because of its focus on procedures rather than substantive matters.
China's protection of terrorist Masood Azhar ensures peace for its CPEC
China has a clear strategic vision and its intent and policy are in complete sync with its global interests. It is clear that China is using its diplomatic lever to act against India's interests, as Pakistan has requested, in pursuance of their joint strategic objectives, writes Brig Anil Gupta (retd.) for South Asia Monitor