Daily Archives: March 14, 2018

BHUTAN REPORTS OUTBREAK OF SEVERE H5N1 BIRD FLU: OIE

Bhutan has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus among backyard birds, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said, citing a report from...

YAMEEN CITES KASHMIR, TELLS INDIA TO BACK OFF

In a clear snub to India’s efforts to get the Abdulla Yameen government to lift emergency and restore democratic functioning, Maldives asked New Delhi to stay away from its...

SRI LANKA TO LIFT SOCIAL MEDIA BAN

Sri Lanka is likely to lift a ban on social media networks this week, a government minister said on Tuesday, almost a week after blocking access to prevent the...

BANGLADESH SC STAYS BNP LEADER KHALEDA’S BAIL IN TRUST GRAFT CASE

The Supreme Court today stayed till next Sunday the High Court order that granted bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. A four-member bench of...

Pakistan, China scaling up military; fund crunch crippling India’s combat capabilities

The Indian Army has told a parliamentary panel that even as China and Pakistan are modernising their militaries at a lightning pace, a looming financial crisis is crippling India’s...

How the UN failed Rohingya?

For many, the United Nations (UN) is an indispensable international organization ever created that operates at the core of the emerging global governance structure. The principal aim of the...

India enhancing surveillance along borders with China, Pakistan

The government of India said it is enhancing military infrastructure including surveillance facilities along the borders with China and Pakistan in view of threat perception. Replying to a question in...

US Defence Secretary makes surprise Kabul Visit, holds talks with President, CEO

US Defense Secretary James Mattis held discussions with President Ashraf Ghani during his trip to Kabul on Tuesday (March 13). In a message of gratitude to the US for its...

China exports largest tunneling machine to Bangladesh

A Chinese firm on Tuesday (March 13) rolled off China's largest shield tunneling machine for export, which is destined for Bangladesh to assist with a river tunneling project. The export...

Pakistan actively integrating into SCO counterterrorism actions

Pakistan, which has recently become a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), is actively integrating into the activities of the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS), the organization’s press...

How the UN failed Rohingya?

For many, the United Nations (UN) is an indispensable international organization ever created that operates at the core of the emerging global governance structure. The principal aim of the...

Nine CRPF men killed in Maoists’ ambush in India’s Chhattisgarh

Two days after Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh travelled on a motorcycle in the Injeram area of Sukma district and resolved to end the Maoist conflict using development, the...

Maldives passes anti-defection law to disqualify ‘rebel dozen’

The parliament of Maldives on Tuesday (March 13) passed the controversial anti-defection law devised to disqualify a dozen former government lawmakers. The draft law was submitted in the wake of...

President Bhandari re-elected for second term

Bidya Devi Bhandari has been re-elected as the President of Nepal for a second term on Tuesday (March 13). In the election held today, Bhandari, the left alliance candidate, was...

Pakistan, China scaling up military; fund crunch crippling India’s combat capabilities

The Indian Army has told a parliamentary panel that even as China and Pakistan are modernising their militaries at a lightning pace, a looming financial crisis is crippling India’s...

Russia says in talks with India on helicopters, frigates supplies

India is negotiating purchases of Russian Mi-17 helicopters and Project 11356 frigates, a Russian official said Monday (March 12). These negotiations "are proceeding and they are at different stages," Vasily...

Iran Invites Pakistan, China to join Chabahar port project with India

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has invited Pakistan to participate in the Chabahar Port project that connects India to Afghanistan, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, a leading Pakistani daily...

Indian envoy meets top CPC official ahead of Defence Minister’s visit

Indian Ambassador to China Gautam Bambawale on Tuesday (March 13)held talks with a top official of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) ahead of high-level visits including that...

1,671 Pakistani soldiers deputed in Saudi Arabia

Pakistan has deployed as many as 1,671 armed forces personnel in Saudi Arabia, followed by 629 in Qatar and 66 in the UAE, Minister for Defence Khurram Dastgir Khan...

UN declares situation in IOK a ‘serious concern’

United Nations High Commissioner (UNHC) for Human Rights Zeid al Hussein declared the situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir as a matter of grave concern at the 37th session of...

US Defence Secretary makes surprise Kabul Visit, holds talks with President, CEO

US Defense Secretary James Mattis held discussions with President Ashraf Ghani during his trip to Kabul on Tuesday (March 13). In a message of gratitude to the US for its...
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