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Pakistan successfully test-fires BVR missile from JF-17 Thunder

It was a landmark occasion for Pakistan Air Force (PAF) as well as the whole nation, when the indigenously produced JF-17 Thunder shot down...

Talks with Taliban ultimate goal: US

Despite the Trump administration’s stern stance that the Taliban would be dealt with and defeated militarily, officials in Washington maintain that the ultimate goal...

Bhutan for importing more medicines from Bangladesh

Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has expressed eagerness to import more medicine from Bangladesh saying that Bangladesh’s drugs are becoming popular increasingly in Bhutan...

Desert defeat: on Congress victory in Rajasthan

Byelections are not clear pointers to the direction of the political wind, even when they are held close to a general election. A host...

J&K govt. okays withdrawal of stone-pelting cases against 9,730 people

The Jammu and Kashmir government has approved withdrawal of cases registered against 9,730 people involved in stone-pelting incidents, including first-time offenders, between 2008 and...

Political crisis brews as police file murder charges against army in...

The alliance between India’s ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the local People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the restive Jammu and Kashmir...

Bangladesh appoints news CJ

Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, the second senior most judge of the Appellate Division, has been appointed as the new chief justice of Bangladesh. President Abdul...

Pak Army chief, Prince Salman hold meeting in Riyadh

Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa stressed the importance of mutual ties between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan in a meeting with Saudi...

Pak, Afghan joint working groups to meet in Kabul today

Pakistan’s foreign secretary Tehmina Janjua will head a Pakistani delegation visiting Kabul today (Feb 3), where the first scheduled meeting of Pakistani and Afghan...

Bhutan opens consulate in Guwahati

Bhutan on Friday (Feb 2) became the second country after Bangladesh to open a consulate in Guwahati. The consulate office was jointly inaugurated by Bhutanese...

Maldives says will comply with court ruling which frees Nasheed

The Maldives Government said it will abide by a supreme court ruling which ordered the release of nine key political prisoners, including exiled former...

Indian Minister Swaraj wraps up two-day Nepal visit

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj returned home on Friday (Feb 2), wrapping up her two-day ‘goodwill’ visit to Nepal. She had arrived in...

US says ‘deeply troubled’ by reports of Myanmar mass graves

The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it was “deeply, deeply troubled” by new reports of mass graves in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, where the...

7,000 Daesh militants, thousands of ‘Reservists’ acting in Afghanistan, says Moscow

Almost 7,000 militants and several thousand “reservists” of Daesh terrorist group (banned in Russia) are currently operating in Afghanistan, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for...

Pakistan kills over 17,600 militants in counter-terrorism ops

Pakistan on Friday (Feb 2) said it had killed more than 17,600 militants in counter-terrorism operations started after the 9/11 terror attacks and destroyed...

India to build tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh to counter China

To ensure faster movement of troops in Tawang, a strategically located town in Arunachal Pradesh bordering China, the government plans to build a tunnel...

India launches new diesel subs, but China not impressed

The Indian Navy has commissioned the nation’s third homemade diesel-electric Scorpene submarine. The Karanj was launched with much fanfare on Wednesday at the Mazagon...

Bangladesh plans to build power plant in India

Bangladesh is planning to build a power plant in India through the Bangladesh-India Friendship Company (BIFCL). The initial plan is to build a solar or...

Pakistan will participate in SCO ‘Peace Mission 2018’ exercise

Speaking to the Russian news agency RIA Novosti, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Russia Kazi Khalilullah stated that Pakistan will participate in the multi-lateral Shanghai Cooperation...

India hikes defence budget by 7.81% for 2018-19

India's defence budget has been hiked by a measly 7.81% to Rs 2,95,511 crore from Rs 2,74,114 crore last year, once again dashing the...