Daily Archives: June 22, 2017

No respite for Kashmir as killings continue unabated

Violence continues unabated in India’s only Muslim majority Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) state as armed clashes between militants and government forces refuse to cease even during the ongoing Muslim...

Ihavandhoo council’s restrictions spark debate about treatment of migrant workers

A curfew and other restrictions imposed Sunday by the Ihavandhoo council on the Maldives expatriate community has sparked a debate about the treatment of migrant workers in the country. The...

Defence pact with U.S. to be extended

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament the Government intends to extend the Defence Pact signed with the US in 2007 for a further period of time. The Prime Minister responding...

Pak army chief, Turkish president discuss regional security, mutual interest affairs

Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan, and discussed with him matters of mutual interest and regional...

There is room for rethink on Jadhav, says envoy to India

Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit, indicating a softening of stance towards RAW agent Kulbhushan Jadhav, has said that there is ‘room for rethink’ in the issue, and...

Two former IGs convicted on Sudan Scam sent to jail

Two former Inspector Generals of Nepal Police, who were found guilty on the high-profile Sudan Scam, have been sent to jail on Wednesday. Former IGs Om Bikram Rana and Hem...

PM tells JS of 2041 goal: $12,000 per capita income, economy $2.5 trillion

Bangladesh's per capita income would reach $12,000 and the size of its economy $2.5 trillion by 2041, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said in parliament on Wednesday. “By 2041, Bangladesh economy...

More Refugees Likely to Return from Iran, Pakistan: UNHRC

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday said that more Afghan refugees are expected to be repatriated this year from Iran and Pakistan and called on...

Bhutan most peaceful in the region: GPI

Bhutan is the most peaceful country in South Asia according to the latest Global Peace Index report 2017. Founder and Executive Chairman of the international think-tank Institute for Economics and...

Dynamics of Afghan conflict

The United States has finally understood that it is not winning in Afghanistan and that it needs to forge a fresh strategy to attain its objectives. Its long-running objective...

Indian Army rejects Made in India rifles after they failed miserably during trials

The Army has rejected an indigenously built assault rifle, citing poor quality and ineffective fire power, and is soon likely to take a fresh call on procuring similar weapons...

U.N. Secretary-General joins chorus on resuming India-Pakistan talks

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has been “in touch” with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over tensions along the Line of Control (LoC). The U.N....

Three Dead as Police Raid Suspected Militant Camp in Maungdaw

Myanmar military and border police raided a suspected militant camp in the forests of Mayu mountain range of Rakhine State’s southern Maungdaw Township on Tuesday, according to police, leaving...

Pakistan starts fencing Afghanistan border

Pakistan has started the fencing work along the whole Pakistan-Afghanistan border or Durand Line. According to Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, DG, Inter-Service Public Relations and Pakistan Army spokesperson, the...

PM’s adviser says Raheel Sharif cannot be recalled from Saudi Arabia

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Wednesday told the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs that former chief of army staff Raheel Sharif had...