Daily Archives: March 15, 2018

BANGLADESH MOURNS DEATH OF US-BANGLA PLANE CRASH VICTIMS

Bangladesh is observing one-day state mourning with due solemnity in memory of the victims of the US-Bangla plane crash in Kathmandu, Nepal. The national flag is being hoisted half-mast across...

PAKISTANIS HAPPIER THAN INDIANS: WORLD HAPPINESS REPORT

India ranked 133rd in the global list of the happiest countries, coming after terror-riven Pakistan and poorest-of-poor Nepal, according to a UN report published on Wednesday (Mar 14). India dropped...

INDIA EYING BOEING’S SUPER HORNET IN LATEST TWIST TO AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT

Boeing Co, considered the front runner in the race to supply the Indian navy with new fighter jets, is now in contention for a much bigger $15 billion order...

America’s “Game Changer” approach for victory in Afghanistan

The US Defense Secretary, James Mattis, stated “victory in Afghanistan is still possible — not necessarily on the battlefield but in facilitating Taliban reconciliation with the Afghan government”, during...

Debt: China’s new super weapon against India

Wary of a resurgent and assertive India, China is not just adding to its military power; it has found an innovative way to contain India which seeks bigger influence...

Pakistan’s first ever Hindu woman senator takes oath in traditional dress

Activist Krishna Kumari Kolhi, who recently made history by becoming the first-ever Hindu Dalit woman to be elected to Pakistan's Senate, came wearing traditional Thari dress for her oath...

Myanmar says it has verified fewer than 400 Rohingya for repatriation

Myanmar has only been able to verify 374 Rohingya Muslim refugees for possible repatriation from Bangladesh, officials said on Wednesday (Mar 14), blaming their neighbor for not providing the...

Iranian FM accuses US of supporting Daesh in Afghanistan

Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has accused the United States of supporting Daesh in Afghanistan to fuel regional terrorism and threaten neighboring countries. Speaking in Islamabad while on a...

India’s Uttar Pradesh tops the list of communal violence hit states in 2017

Uttar Pradesh topped the list of states with maximum communal violence incidents in India in 2017, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday (Mar 14). Union Minister of State...

Maldivian Prez ratifies anti-defection bil

Maldives’ President Abdulla Yameen Wednesday (Mar 14) ratified controversial legal changes to punish convicted judges and lawmakers who defect. Changes to the Judges Act mean that judges convicted of a...

UK urges Sri Lanka to prosecute those inciting religious hatred

The British Government today urged Sri Lanka to prosecute all those who have been leading and inciting religious and ethnic hatred. The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka James Dauris...

SUICIDE BLAST TARGETING POLICE KILLS SEVEN IN EASTERN PAKISTANI CITY OF LAHORE

A suicide bomb blast claimed by the Taleban ripped through a police checkpoint on the outskirts of the Pakistani city of Lahore on Wednesday (March 14), killing seven people...

India lands Its C17 Globemaster heavy transport aircraft at China’s doorstep

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Tuesday landed its heaviest transport aircraft at the Tuting advanced landing ground (ALG) which is a few miles away from the line of...

India lands Its C17 Globemaster heavy transport aircraft at China’s doorstep

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Tuesday landed its heaviest transport aircraft at the Tuting advanced landing ground (ALG) which is a few miles away from the line of...

Debt: China’s new super weapon against India

Wary of a resurgent and assertive India, China is not just adding to its military power; it has found an innovative way to contain India which seeks bigger influence...

Facebook officials to visit Lanka, calls to lift the social media ban grows

Amid pleas from the private sector, rights activists and top diplomats for the re-instating of Facebook back in the country after it was shut down last week to stem...

‘India keeping constant watch on China’s maritime objective’

India’s government is aware of China's objective to become a maritime power and India is keeping a constant watch on it, Parliament was told on Wednesday (Mar 14). In a...

Is this the end of Nepal’s ‘special relationship’ with India?

There is now little doubt that India has lost strategic space to China in Nepal. Some reckon the era of “special relations” between India and Nepal is nearly over...

America’s “Game Changer” approach for victory in Afghanistan

The US Defense Secretary, James Mattis, stated “victory in Afghanistan is still possible — not necessarily on the battlefield but in facilitating Taliban reconciliation with the Afghan government”, during...

Taliban stops short of rejecting Afghan president’s peace plan

The Taliban 's muted response to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's offer of peace talks last month reflects an internal debate over the merits of engaging with a government that...

Assessing paradigm shift in Pak-Russia ties

The increasing defence co-operation between Pakistan and Russia imply that the arrangement is essentially a paradigm shift in the defence policy framework of both countries. Former army chief, General Raheel...