Daily Archives: April 24, 2019

LANKAN PRESIDENT TO HOLD ALL PARTY CONFERENCE AND TALKS WITH RELIGIOUS LEADERS

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena announced on Tuesday that he would hold an All Party Conference (APC) inviting parties represented in parliament and outside to discuss proposals to ensure...

SRI LANKA PM RANIL WICKREMESINGHE: “INDIA GAVE US INTELLIGENCE, BUT THERE WAS A LAPSE”

India had shared intelligence inputs with Sri Lanka but there was a lapse in how the country handled it, Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told NDTV in an exclusive...

NEW ZEALAND PM SAYS NO INTELLIGENCE LINKING SRI LANKA ATTACKS TO CHRISTCHURCH

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that her government was not aware of any intelligence suggesting that a devastating attack on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka...

UN NOTES DECREASE IN CIVILIAN CASUALTIES BUT REMAINS CONCERNED

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan says in a quarterly report that it has documented high levels of harm to civilians but adds that there has been a 23...

DEATH TOLL RISES TO 359 IN SRI LANKA BOMBINGS, 18 MORE ARRESTED

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility and released images that purported to show the seven bombers who blew themselves up at three churches and three hotels. The death toll...

MORE CIVILIANS NOW KILLED BY US, AFGHAN FORCES THAN BY INSURGENTS: UN REPORT

Afghan civilians are for the first time being killed in greater numbers by US and pro-government forces than by the Taliban and other insurgent groups, a UN report released...

EARTHQUAKE OF MAGNITUDE OF 4.8 HITS NEPAL

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter Scale jolted Kathmandu in Nepal at early morning hours on Wednesday. According to European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the earthquake measuring...

In Rohingya camps, a political awakening faces a backlash

It was after Mohib Ullah scored his first political victories that the death threats began in earnest. On a recent morning, the Rohingya refugee leaned back on a plastic...

PTI GOVT CLEARS $127M PROJECT TO IMPROVE TOURISM IN K-P

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government cleared on Tuesday a $127-million project to improve tourism in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), removing the hurdle in the way of approval of a $100-million loan...

SRI LANKA ATTACKS PLANNED, ORCHESTRATED BY SINGLE �FAMILY CELL’: REPORT

Two brothers were both suicide bombers in the Sri Lanka massacre — and one of their wives later blew up herself and their two children during a police raid,...

CPD QUESTIONS 8.13% GROWTH IN CURRENT FISCAL YEAR

The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) has questioned this fiscal year’s growth estimate of 8.13% citing inconsistencies with various economic indicators. At a press briefing organized by CPD, on Tuesday—at...

HEADS OF ALL SECURITY FORCES TO BE CHANGED WITHIN 24 HOURS: SIRISENA

The Police, Tri-Forces and Security Forces would be restructured within a week and expected to change the heads of all security forces within the next 24 hours, President Maithripala...

OVER 50 FEARED KILLED IN MYANMAR JADE MINE LANDSLIDE

Local people look on in a jade mine where the mud dam collapsed in Hpakant, Kachin state, Myanmar on 23 April 2019. Photo: ReutersMore than 50 people are feared...

No chance of militant attack in Bangladesh: Monirul

Terror groups in Bangladesh may be inspired following the Sunday’s synchronised attack in Sri Lanka, but they are no longer capable to carry out any such attack right now,...

GHANI WANTS WOMEN’S �ACTIVE’ ROLE IN PEACE JIRGA

President Ashraf Ghani visited the Loya Jirga hall in Kabul on Tuesday to monitor the preparations for the Grand Consultative Jirga on Peace where he said women should have...

Bangladesh-UK strategic dialogue begins Wednesday in Dhaka

The 3rd Strategic Dialogue between Bangladesh and the UK is set to begin in Dhaka on Wednesday. The Strategic Dialogue is a forum led by Bangladesh foreign secretary Shahidul Haque...

Moscow to host trilateral meeting on Afghan peace

Moscow will host a trilateral meeting on the Afghan peace within the next two days between Russia, China and the United States, the Russian Embassy in Kabul said in...

Prez Bhandari inaugurates Nepal Army’s new building

President Bidya Devi Bhandari inaugurated a new building of Nepal Army (NA) headquarters amidst a special ceremony Tuesday. The building constructed through modern technology is believed to be the first...

Pakistan Navy successfully test fires indigenous cruise missile

In an impressive fire power display, Live Weapon Firing was conducted by Pakistan Navy's Fast Attack Craft (Missile), in the North Arabian Sea. The indigenously developed Cruise Missile, has Anti-Ship...

Indian Army looks to Russia for assorted weapons and ammunition Rahul Bedi

The Indian Army (IA) is in advanced negotiations with Russia to acquire assorted weapons and ammunition to overcome enduring shortfalls and ensure operational preparedness along India’s restive border with...

Pak army chief, Saudi Assistance Minister of Defence discuss security cooperation

Assistance Minister of Defence of Saudi Arabia, Muhammad Bin Abdullah Al-Ayesh called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ, on Tuesday. Inter Services Public Relations,...