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Russia sends warships for manoeuvres amid Ukraine tension

Russia sends warships for manoeuvres amid Ukraine tension

17-04-2021 comments

Moscow (IANS) Amid renewed tension in eastern Ukraine, Russia has sent 15 warships to the Black Sea for a manoeuvre, which passed through the Kerch Strait on the Crimean Peninsula on Saturday, the Navy said.

It was not initially said how long…

Religious hardliners bring Pak govt to a standstill

Religious hardliners bring Pak govt to a standstill

14-04-2021 comments

Islamabad (IANS) The current ruling government of Pakistan, led by Prime Minister Imran Khan, may have come with a vision of progress and open-mindedness to create more acceptability of the country in the globe. But it appears that the one challenge…

No nation more important than India: US tech think tank

No nation more important than India: US tech think tank

13-04-2021 comments

New Delhi/Washington (IANS) As America seeks to counter a rising China, no nation is more important than India, with its vast size, abundance of highly skilled technical professionals, and strong political and cultural ties with the United States.…

US policeman who pepper sprayed Army officer fired

US policeman who pepper sprayed Army officer fired

12-04-2021 comments

Washington (IANS) A policeman from the US state of Virginia who pepper sprayed an Army officer at a traffic stop last year has been fired, an official statement confirmed.

The incident, that took place at a gas station in Windsor on December…

Suu Kyi demands in-person meeting with lawyers

Suu Kyi demands in-person meeting with lawyers

12-04-2021 comments

Nay Pyi Taw (IANS) Myanmar's former de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was ousted and detained following the February 1 coup, has again demanded a face-to-face meeting with her lawyers at a court hearing held online.

So far, the judiciary…

Russian fighter intercepts US reconnaissance plane

Russian fighter intercepts US reconnaissance plane

11-04-2021 comments

Moscow (IANS) A Russian MiG-31 fighter has intercepted a US reconnaissance plane above the Pacific Ocean, the Russian Defence Ministry said.

Russian airspace control systems detected an air target approaching the Russian state border and a…

Vienna n-talks productive, says US

Vienna n-talks productive, says US

10-04-2021 comments

Vienna/Washington (IANS) A senior US official that the Vienna talks over the Iran nuclear deal were productive, and hoped that Tehran would show a more constructive attitude in discussions scheduled next week.

The indirect talks between the…

US announces Freedom of Navigation Operation in Indian waters

US announces Freedom of Navigation Operation in Indian waters

09-04-2021 comments

New Delhi (IANS) The US has announced that it conducted the Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) in Indian waters in the Lakshadweep Islands, leaving the Indian security establishment in a surprise leading to an assessment to ascertain if an operational…

US urges India, Pak to hold table talks

US urges India, Pak to hold table talks

08-04-2021 comments

Islamabad (IANS) The US Department of State has called on both India and Pakistan to hold direct talks and resolve pending issues with an aim to normalise relations.

Refraining to comment on the recent approval and then cancellation by Pakistan…

Criticism of armed forces punishable by law in Pak now

Criticism of armed forces punishable by law in Pak now

08-04-2021 comments

Islamabad (IANS) Pakistans National Assembly Standing Committee on Interior has approved a Bill that would punish those who intentionally criticise the countrys armed forces.


The committee has approved the Bill to amend the Pakistan Penal…

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