Sunday, 03 March 2024

South Asian Update
South Asian Update
India attaches highest priority to its friendship with Bangladesh: President Murmu

India attaches highest priority to its friendship with Bangladesh: President Murmu

Indian President Droupadi Murmu said that India is proud to have been a friend and partner in the Liberation War of Bangladesh, and continues to share the development journey with the neighbouring nation.

Indian diplomats faced threatened, intimidated in Canada: Jaishankar

Indian diplomats faced threatened, intimidated in Canada: Jaishankar

Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar expressed India`s anticipation for concrete actions against those responsible for the attacks on its high commission in London and consulate in San Francisco, as well as the intimidation faced by Indian diplomats in Canada last year.

Flow of Ravi water to Pakistan fully stopped

Flow of Ravi water to Pakistan fully stopped

The flow of water from the Ravi River to Pakistan has come to a complete halt following the successful completion of the Shahpur Kandi barrage. Situated on the border of Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, the Shahpur Kandi barrage has significant implications for water distribution in the region.

India’s Assam scraps colonial-era Muslim marriage law

India’s Assam scraps colonial-era Muslim marriage law

Assam, a state in India with the highest percentage of Muslims at 34% has recently abolished an 89-year-old law that permitted marriages involving underage Muslims. 

Indian farmers reject government’s offer amid ongoing protests
Indian farmers reject government’s offer amid ongoing protests

Protesting farmers` unions at the Punjab-Haryana border have unanimously rejected the Indian government`s latest proposal to purchase pulses, maize, and cotton in unlimited quantities at the minimum support price (MSP) for a period of five years. 

India offers protesting farmers support prices on cotton, corn, pulses
India offers protesting farmers support prices on cotton, corn, pulses

India has taken a significant step to address the ongoing standoff with protesting farmers by announcing assured support prices for key crops such as pulses, corn, and cotton. 

Indian police blockade capital from protesting farmers

Indian police blockade capital from protesting farmers

Indian farmers faced tear gas fired by riot police on Wednesday as they sought to breach heavily guarded barricades and march towards the capital, demanding higher crop prices. 

Indian farmers to march to Delhi after talks with ministers fail

Indian farmers to march to Delhi after talks with ministers fail

Thousands of Indian farmers demanding minimum crop prices faced tear gas from security forces as they attempted to march towards New Delhi following unsuccessful talks with the government. 

Indian state Uttarakhand passes landmark civil code opposed by Muslims

Indian state Uttarakhand passes landmark civil code opposed by Muslims

Lawmakers in the small Indian state of Uttarakhand, governed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), have recently passed groundbreaking legislation aimed at unifying personal laws across religions. 

India issues advisory against travel to Myanmar’s Rakhine 

India issues advisory against travel to Myanmar’s Rakhine 

India has issued a travel advisory warning its citizens against visiting Myanmar`s troubled Rakhine province due to ongoing intense clashes between rebels and the military. 

India prioritizes fiscal discipline and infrastructure development in preelection Budget

India prioritizes fiscal discipline and infrastructure development in preelection Budget

In anticipation of the upcoming national election India is poised to significantly narrow its budget deficit for the fiscal year 2024-25.

Setback for Indian opposition as Modi’s BJP gains momentum

Setback for Indian opposition as Modi’s BJP gains momentum

Efforts by the opposition to present a united front against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the upcoming national election are facing hurdles, with a significant party switching allegiances and two others breaking ranks.

Indian navy rescues 19 Pakistani held hostage by Somali pirates

Indian navy rescues 19 Pakistani held hostage by Somali pirates

The Indian Navy executed a second anti-piracy operation within 36 hours, rescued 19 Pakistani crew members held hostage by Somali pirates aboard an Iranian-flagged fishing vessel off the east coast of Somalia.

China likely to appoint new envoy to India after 15 month gap

China likely to appoint new envoy to India after 15 month gap

After a hiatus lasting over 15 months China is poised to appoint a new ambassador to India, according to a media report, Xu Feihong is likely to be appointed as the next Chinese envoy to India. 

Nitish Kumar resigns as Bihar chief minister, set to align with BJP

Nitish Kumar resigns as Bihar chief minister, set to align with BJP

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar tendered his resignation to Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar on Sunday, marking a significant departure from the grand alliance less than 18 months after forming a government in the state with the support of Lalu Prasad Yadav`s Rashtriya Janata Dal.

India clarifies no directive for Troop withdrawal from Maldives

India clarifies no directive for Troop withdrawal from Maldives

Amidst rising tensions in diplomatic relations Indian Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar stated that the Indian government has not instructed its defense personnel to withdraw from Maldives.