Home -> News -> International News (page 20)

International News

Pak forces kill five militants

At least five militants were killed and eight others injured today when the security forces pounded their hideouts in Pakistan’s restive northwestern tribal Khyber region. The target of the bombing was the remote Tirah Valley, considered as the hotbed of Lashkar-e-Islam militants who are an ally of Taliban and al-Qaeda. A security official said that heavy artillery fire was used ...

Read More »

Pak using militants as proxies to counter army

In a blunt assessment of terrorist safe havens in Pakistan, the Pentagon has told the US Congress that the country is using militant groups as proxies to counter the superior Indian military. “Afghan – and India – focused militants continue to operate from Pakistan territory to the detriment of Afghan and regional stability. Pakistan uses these proxy forces to hedge ...

Read More »

India calls for intl action to strengthen nuclear security

Recognising the threat of nuclear terrorism, India has called for effective international cooperation and responsible action by governments to strengthen nuclear security and prevent non-state actors from acquiring vulnerable atomic material. There is widespread recognition that the threat of nuclear terrorism is one of the pressing challenges facing the international community. Responsible national action and effective international cooperation are therefore ...

Read More »

Swaraj hails India, Mauritius friendship

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday recalled the historical linkages between India and Mauritius as she hailed the democratic values shared by the two countries saying that India will always be a “steadfast friend and partner” of the Indian Ocean nation. “It is a great honour and privilege for me to be present at the Apravasi Ghat on this ...

Read More »

9 killed in landslides in southwest China

Nine people have been killed in landslides that struck southwest China’s Yunnan province last week. Nine people were buried as the disaster hit Xiaoxin Village in Dongchuan District of the provincial capital Kunming City last Tuesday, the district’s publicity department said. Two bodies were recovered earlier while seven were retrieved later in the week, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. – ...

Read More »

India-assisted N Lanka railways trial run successful

India on Friday announced the successful completion of trail run on a key railway track in Tamil-majority northern Sri Lanka, a region that suffered heavily during the three decade-long civil war. The trial took place along the renovated Madhu Road- Thiruketheeswaram line. “The trial run evoked considerable enthusiasm among the local populace and many people were seen spontaneously cheering the ...

Read More »

China completes first return mission to moon

China today successfully completed its first return mission to the moon with its unmanned orbiter landing back on Earth, becoming only the third country in the world to do so after the former Soviet Union and the US accomplished the feat about 40 years ago. In the latest step forward for its ambitious space programme, the test lunar orbiter landed ...

Read More »

Lanka downplays India’s concerns on fishermen

Sri Lanka on Friday downplayed India’s concerns over the death sentences handed down to five Indian fishermen for alleged drug trafficking, saying India is “clearly aware” of legal systems in Colombo. Responding to a question, Keheliya Rambukwella, Sri Lankan Minister for Information, said India understands Sri Lanka’s prevalent laws. He said India’s concerns raised on Thursday’s verdict should not present ...

Read More »

China to construct new rail line in Tibet close to Arunachal

China will soon start construction of a new railway line in Tibet close to Arunachal Pradesh, even as another rail link bordering Sikkim is set to become operational next month, enhancing mobility of its military in the remote and strategic Himalayan region. “Sky rail to run from Lhasa to South Tibet,” state-run Global Times said in a front page report ...

Read More »

Fighter plane crashes in California, killing one

A jet on a military training exercise crashed into an agricultural field near a Southern California Navy base Wednesday, killing the pilot, authorities said. The plane disintegrated when it hit the ground at about 5:15 p.m. as it was preparing to land at Naval Station Ventura County. The crash sent a huge plume of billowing black smoke into the sky ...

Read More »