116 policemen suspended over 2014 firing in Pakistan

Islamabad, Oct 18 : As many as 116 police officials have been suspended from their posts for their alleged involvement in a June 2014 tragedy that killed at least 14 persons in Lahore in Pakistan’s Punjab province, media reports said. The suspended policemen included Deputy Superintendent of Police, Inspectors and Investigation in-Charge, said local Urdu […]

Sri Lankan President calls Modi, rejects assassination attempt reports

New Delhi, Oct 17 : Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday rejected media reports alleging an Indian hand in a plot to assassinate him and a former Defence Secretary of Sri Lanka during a telephone call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “The President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena called Prime Minister Modi today,” the […]

Indian arrested in Nepal for possessing marijuana

Kathmandu, Oct 17 : An Indian national has been arrested in Nepal’s Birgunj city for possessing marijuana, the police said. Sonu Kumar Mahato hailed from Bihar and was detained on Tuesday. The confiscated cannabis was worth over Rs 45,000, the Himalayan Times reported on Wednesday. Police officials said that the 6.5 kg marijuana was brought […]

Two women surrender in Bangladesh militant hideout raid

Dhaka, Oct 17 : Two suspected female militants surrendered on Wednesday after Bangladeshi security forces raided the hideout of a banned Islamist group under siege in the country’s Narsingdi district. Bangladesh’s Counter-Terrorism Police Unit Chief Monirul Islam said that the operation at the second militant hideout in the district was over, Xinhua news agency reported. […]

Yameen calls for peace, prosperity in Maldives

Male, Oct 17 : Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Wednesday called on all fellowmen to maintain peace and prosperity within the nation and urged the new leadership to put the interests of the country above their own. Days after filing a legal challenge in the island nation’s Supreme Court against the results of the September […]

Pakistan may buy Chinese missile ‘better’ than Brahmos

By Gaurav Sharma Beijing, Oct 17 : Pakistan might buy a supersonic missile successfully test-fired by China which is said to be cost-effective and better than the BrahMos developed by India and Russia, the Chinese state media has reported. The HD-1 is not like other supersonic missiles as it needs less fuel and flies faster […]