Daily Archives: March 9, 2018

FEMALE POLICE OFFICERS HELP SECURITY ON AFGHAN FRONT LINE

Shokria Jan, a female police officer in southern Afghanistan, is in a small force of women operating in one of the world’s most conservative societies and difficult security environments. Working...

US OFFERS REWARDS FOR INFO ON TTP LEADERS

The US State Department said on Thursday that it is offering a $5 million reward for information on Mullah Fazlullah, the chief of the Pakistani Taliban, whose men shot...

Lankan PM relieved of Law and Order ministry, Kandy returns to peace

President Maithripala Sirisena Thursday (March 8) relieved Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of the Law and Order ministry that he took up in the recent cabinet reshuffle. Minister Ranjith Madduma...

Why China is winning in India’s neighbourhood

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) with Nepal Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli (L) inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on 21 March 2016. Photo: Reuters Even...

Indian Air Force doesn’t have enough funds to pay for past purchases

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has projected that it may not be able to make tranche payments (akin to EMIs) for its past purchases in fiscal 2018-19, as adequate...

BD unsure of seeking clarification on Indian army chief’s statement

More than two weeks have passed and Bangladesh is yet to give any official response to Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat’s statement that a “planned” influx of people...

Thaw in ties? India, Pakistan to exchange prisoners

In a move that could signal a thaw in India-Pakistan relations, the South Asian neighbours have agreed on an exchange of elderly and women prisoners. The humanitarian gesture—first suggested by...

China’s Navy May Have Deterred an Indian Intervention in Maldives

A Chinese naval combat force that entered the Indian Ocean for the first time in four years may have helped deter an Indian intervention in the Maldives after its...

Pakistan committed to rooting out terrorism: Tehmina Janjua

Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua on Thursday (March 8) stated that Pakistan is committed to rooting out terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. Talking to American journalists in Washington,...

Kazakhstan grants US access to ports for Afghanistan

Kazakhstan’s lawmakers approved an agreement allowing the United States to use two of the nation’s Caspian Sea ports as transit points for shipping nonmilitary material to Afghanistan. By gaining access...

‘Nepal committed to One-China Policy’

Nepal’s Defence Minister Ishwor Pokhrel said Nepal was committed to One-China Policy. Minister Pokhrel said this during a meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong at the former’s office...

US Holocaust Museum strips rights award from Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum said on Wednesday (Mar 7) it was stripping Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of a prestigious human rights award, accusing her...

Protesters demand release of jailed former Bangladesh leader

Several hundred opposition supporters staged a protest in Bangladesh’s capital on Thursday (March 8) demanding the release of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, who is serving a five-year prison...

Myanmar building bunkers, barbed-wire fences in border area

The armed forces of Myanmar continue to build bunkers at Taung Pyo Letwe border area under Maungdaw township of Rakhine state, ignoring the international code of conduct for border...

India, with eye on China ties, bans Tibetans rally in New Delhi

India has banned Tibetans from holding a rally with the Dalai Lama in New Delhi this month to mark the 60th anniversary of a failed uprising against Chinese rule,...

China, India should build ties, resolve differences through mutual trust: Beijing

No mountain is high enough to stop China and India having a strong relationship, as long as both sides strive to build trust instead of fighting one another, China’s...

Sri Lanka violence

Over the past few days, disturbing news of communal violence has been coming out of the island nation of Sri Lanka, involving members of the majority Buddhist Sinhalese community...

Indian Air Force doesn’t have enough funds to pay for past purchases

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has projected that it may not be able to make tranche payments (akin to EMIs) for its past purchases in fiscal 2018-19, as adequate...

The Calibri Font

This adverse media focus propagating perceptions quite contrary to reality about the “Calibri Font” is meant to discredit the allegations of alleged forging pertaining to trust deeds in which...

Thaw in ties? India, Pakistan to exchange prisoners

In a move that could signal a thaw in India-Pakistan relations, the South Asian neighbours have agreed on an exchange of elderly and women prisoners. The humanitarian gesture—first suggested by...

China’s Navy May Have Deterred an Indian Intervention in Maldives

A Chinese naval combat force that entered the Indian Ocean for the first time in four years may have helped deter an Indian intervention in the Maldives after its...