News Updates

August 28th - 6th September
  • Human Rights Activists held in India. ( 28.8.2018)
  • Place for only one NGO in new India called RSS: Rahul Gandhi on activists' arrest. ( 28.8.2018 Indian Express)
  • Not a single economist in the world praised demonetisation: P Chidambaram. (29.8.2018 NDTV)
August 19th - 28th
  • Joint Pakistan-India drills leave Sidhu critics red-faced. (Dawn, 25.8.2018)
  • Rising oil prices could take a bite out of India's economy. (CNBC, 28.8.2018)
  • Petroleum consortium says refusal to display PM's picture is inviting threat of blocked supplies
    Dealers operating petrol pumps have received a verbal advisory from state-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) to put up pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at their retail outlets, triggering a protest. Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) have asked the dealers to arrange the display ahead of the 2019 elections. “They are asking us to display the picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in retail outlets and those who refuse are threatened with blocking of supplies,,” S.S. Gogi, president, Consortium of Indian Petroleum Dealers (CIPD) told The Hindu. (The Hindu, 24.8.2018)
  • Congress unites Indians while BJP-RSS divides them: Rahul. (24.8.2018 The Hindu)
  • After UAE, Pakistan offers help to flood-hit Kerala
    Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday offered to help flood-hit Kerala. The Pakistani leader’s comments came in the backdrop of growing criticism of the Indian government’s decision to decline foreign aid for flood relief and rehabilitation in the State. “On behalf of the people of Pakistan, we send our prayers and best wishes to those who have been devastated by the floods in Kerala, India. We stand ready to provide any humanitarian assistance that may be needed,” the newly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan said in a social media post that drew widespread appreciation among his social media followers in Pakistan and Gulf countries. (23.8.2018 The Hindu)
  • India, China to improve military links. (23.8.2018 The Hindu)
  • Sidhu accuses BJP of double standards over Pakistan visit. (21.8.2018, The Hindu)
  • India, Pakistan to resume talks on Indus Waters Treaty in Lahore. (27.8.2018 The Hindu)
August 11th - 18th
  • Syed Ali Zafar, caretaker Minister of Pakistan attended Vajpai’s funeral
    The decision to send a Pakistani delegation to attend former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s funeral was taken by “all stakeholders” including Prime Minister-designate Imran Khan, said visiting acting Law and Information Minister Syed Ali Zafar. (The Hindu. 18.8.2018)
  • Attack on JNU student Umar Khalid
    An unidentified man, wielding a gun, attacked Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid outside the Constitution Club of India in Delhi on Monday afternoon. Mr. Khalid, who was to address an event at the Club, escaped unhurt. (The Hindu, 13.8.2018)
August 2nd - 10th
  • Int'l entry-exit checkpoints on India Myanmar border opened
    The international entry-exit checkpoints between India and Myanmar border were formally opened, said Vikram Misri, Ambassador of India to Myanmar on Wednesday. The checkpoints were opened simultaneously on Tamu-Moreh border between Manipur and Sagaing division and on the Zokhawthar-Rikhawdar border between Mizoram and Chin state. (The Economic Times, 8.8.2018)
  • Scrapping of Article 35 a that ensures permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir some privileges, raised concerns among Muslims. (Indian Express, 10.8.2018)
Credit: Maryam Mastoor