Daily Archives: January 16, 2018

Sri Lankan president’s bid to get one more year in office fails

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s attempt to get one more year in office through a Supreme Court interpretation of the relevant clauses of the 19th Amendment (19A) of the...

Bangladesh to start process for 11th national election in October

Bangladesh’s Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) A K M Nurul Huda on Monday (Jan 15) said that the process for holding the 11th parliamentary election will start in October this...

4 Pakistani soldiers killed by cross-border shelling in AJK

Four Pakistan Army soldiers were killed by shelling across the Line of Control in Azad Jammu and Kashmir's Jandrot sector on Monday (Jan 15), according to a statement issued...

ITBP gets air wing to keep watch on China border

Learning from the Doklam experience, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) will soon have an air wing primarily for reconnaissance so that transgressions by the People's Liberation Army (PLA), troop...

Afghanistan unable to field army for 6 months without US assistance: President Ghani

The Afghan army will be unable to operate even for six months without US support, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said. "We will not be able to support our army for...

Number of Maldivians who traveled abroad as militants increases to 61

Number of Maldivians who traveled abroad to join fighting in foreign countries has increased to 61 people, says National Counter-Terrorism Center (NCTC). NCTC had said in 2017 that the number...

Pakistan’s Army Chief visits Sri Lanka

The Army Chief of Pakistan, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, is visiting Sri Lanka on the invitation of the Commander of the Sri Lankan Army from 15-17 January. During his stay...

Nigeria receives second batch of Super Mushshak trainers from Pakistan

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) announced that it took delivery of its second – and final – batch of Super Mushshak trainers from Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) on Sunday...

Nigeria receives second batch of Super Mushshak trainers from Pakistan

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) announced that it took delivery of its second – and final – batch of Super Mushshak trainers from Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) on Sunday...

Pakistan can’t be forced to compromise on national interests: US historian

Pakistan cannot be bludgeoned into taking steps it believes dangerous to its security, even if it means losing the US aid, argues a new book on Pakistan-US relations. The book...

Indian caste war continues as Dalits are illegally detained

Activists in India say hundreds of Dalits (untouchables) have been “illegally detained” and many others are in hiding, as police in Maharashtra state moved to arrest members of the...

Where Are the Bengalis in London’s Banglatown?

A small group of foreign tourists are standing in a street corner at London, carefully listening as their guide describes the area. One of the tourists stops the guide...

Indian govt talks to NE states on liberal border trade plan with Myanmar

India’s top security officials have sought a feedback from the northeastern states and other stakeholders on safety implications of the land border crossing agreement with Myanmar, given the fear...

US diplomat Alice Wells acknowledges Pakistan’s role in countering terrorism

American diplomat Alice Wells on Monday (Jan 15) acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts in eradicating terrorism and conveyed the US's desire to work with Pakistan in furthering the shared objective of...

India, Israel ink nine pacts on cyber security, other sectors

India and Israel inked nine pacts on Monday (Jan 15) to boost cooperation in key areas, including cyber security, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin...

Myanmar says temporary camp will house 30,000 Rohingyas targeted for repatriation

Myanmar is building a camp to temporarily house 30,000 Rohingya Muslims targeted for repatriation after fleeing violence in Rakhine State, state media reported on Monday (Jan 15), as Myanmar...

Kabul meeting for putting pressure on Pakistan

Representatives of the United Nations Security Council including US ambassador Nikki Haley held talks with Afghanistan 's top leaders during a three-day visit to the war-torn country that ended...

China says Indian army chief’s comments ‘unconstructive’

 China on Monday (Jan 15) criticised Indian Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat for his recent comments, saying they were "unconstructive" and went against the consensus reached by leaders of...