15 militants killed in Pakistan

Islamabad, Feb 27 : At least 15 suspected militants were killed on Saturday during air strikes conducted by Pakistan military fighter jets in south Waziristan Agency. Official sources told Dawn that at least 15 suspected militants were killed after jets targeted four positions in the restive Maisar area of Dattakhel Tehsil. According to official statements, […]

Victims of violence in Haryana want army to stay longer

Gurgaon, Feb 27 : The residents of violence-hit Jhajjar district in Haryana on Saturday told a visiting central minister that the armed forces deployed in their area should continue to provide them security for several weeks more. The people told the minister of state for defence Rao Inderjeet Singh that they still feared for their […]

India to host global conclave on geopolitics, geo-economics

New Delhi, Feb 27 : With India’s rise in stature on the global stage and emergence as a major economic power, New Delhi is set to host an international conclave on geopolitics and geo-economics in the beginning of March. Being organised by the external affairs ministry and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), the flagship conference […]

Nuclear deal removes barriers to Iran joining SCO

Tehran, Feb 27 : The implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear programme will eliminate obstacles in the way of the country’s accession to the SCO, Russian presidential envoy to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Bakhtier Khakimov said. The implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement eliminates the barriers for Iran to […]

ASEAN says seriously concerned about rising South China Sea tensions

By Simon Webb VIENTIANE, Feb 27 : Southeast Asian nations expressed serious concern today about growing international tension over disputed waters in the South China Sea. China claims most of the sea but Southeast Asian countries Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei and Vietnam have rival claims. Friction has increased over China’s recent deployment of missiles and […]

Bengal youth detained for suspected IS links

Kolkata, Feb 27 : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has detained a youth from West Bengal’s Burdwan district suspected of having links with the Islamic State (IS) terror group, an official said on Saturday. “The youth is a student of a private engineering college. We have detained him for interrogation. We suspect he may have […]