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Hambantota becomes 1st SL port to comply with ISO standards

Colombo, Nov 22 | Sri Lanka's Hambantota International Port (HIP) announced that it has become the South Asian country's first port to comply to...

Pak eases norm for 10 days advance intimation before Kartarpur visit

New Delhi, Nov 19 | Pakistan has decided to relax its mutually laid limit with India of 10 days advance intimation before the arrival...

Pak Minister says major reason behind extremism is schools & colleges,...

New Delhi, Nov 19 | Pakistan Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said that schools and colleges that are the major reason behind...

ICC to determine future of Afghanistan cricket

By Hamza AmeerKabul, Nov 18 | Amid uncertain conditions and circumstances in Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover and reluctance of international community towards the...

Taliban unable to stem IS-K expansion

By Sanjeev Sharma New Delhi, Nov 18 | The Taliban has been unable to stem the expansion of the Islamic State (IS) terror group's Khorasan...

Brownstein to lobby for Pakistan

New Delhi, Nov 18 | The Pakistani government has brought on a team of lobbyists from Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, including former Senator Mark...

6 killed, 10 injured in Pak road accidents

Islamabad, Nov 16 | At least six people were killed and 10 others injured in two separate road accidents in Pakistan in the last...

Blast inside Afghan mosque kills 2, injures 17

Kabul, Nov 13 | At least two people were killed and 17 others injured in a bombing inside a mosque in Afghanistan's Nangrahar province,...

Qatar to represent US interests in Afghanistan: Blinken

Washington, Nov 13 | US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that Qatar has agreed to represent American interests in Afghanistan following the closure...

Taliban govt downplays IS threat, arrests 600 militants

Kabul, Nov 11 | The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has downplayed the security threat posed by the Islamic State (IS), saying security forces have...

Young girl sexually assaulted, killed, dumped in Islamabad metro washroom

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, Nov 9 | In a tragic and shocking incident, a body of a young girl was found dumped in a washroom...

Heavy rain lash Sri Lanka, 6 dead

Colombo, Nov 9 | Six people were killed as heavy rain and strong winds have lashed Sri Lanka since the weekend, triggering floods in...

SL mulls making Covid vax cards mandatory

Colombo, Nov 9 | Sri Lankan Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said that legal advice had been sought if Covid-19 vaccine cards could be made...

Why Pak isn’t allowing Indian wheat to reach hungry Afghanistan

New Delhi, Nov 8 | Food shortage may not be unknown to Afghanistan but this year the situation is quite grim and has drawn...

B’desh expects to administer over 120mn Covid doses by Jan

Dhaka, Nov 8 | Bangladesh has so far administered 70 million Covid-19 vaccine doses and the figure would top 120 million by January next...

Taliban promise military action if Pak talks with TTP fail

New Delhi, Nov 8 | Days before the Afghan Taliban were at the gates of Kabul, Pakistan was already in talks with the government...

Nationwide polio vaccination to begin in Afghanistan on Monday

Kabul, Nov 8 | A natiowide polio vaccination drive will begin in Afghanistan on Monday, for the first time since the Taliban took over...

Pakistan has asked TTP to lay down arms, surrender

New Delhi, Nov 6 | The Imran Khan-led government in Pakistan has asked the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terror group to lay down their...

Taliban supreme leader warns of infiltrators

New Delhi, Nov 5 | The supreme leader of the Taliban, Haibatullah Akhunzada, has warned the group that there may be "unknown" entities among...

Afghan father forced to sell his 9-year-old daughter

New Delhi, Nov 3 | An Afghan father who has been forced to sell his nine-year-old daughter to a 55-year-old man as a child...

14 injured in Pak bomb blast

Islamabad, Nov 3 | Fourteen people were injured in a bomb explosion in Kharan district of Pakistan's Balochistan province, police sources said.About four to...

Nepal to sell surplus power to India

Kathmandu, Nov 3 | Nepal will sell electricity to India at a time when the Himalayan country boasts surplus power, the Ministry of Energy,...

Sri Lanka resumes direct flights with France after 6 yrs

Colombo, Nov 2 | Sri Lanka has resumed direct flights between Colombo and Paris after a lapse of six years.Airport officials said a Sri...

Sri Lanka begins booster dose rollout

Colombo, Nov 2 | Sri Lankan authorities have started administering the the booster Covid vaccines on health workers, frontline workers, and military personnel amid...

Afghans’ purchasing power shrinks with freezing of assets by US

Kabul, Oct 30 | In the wake of the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban in August, the US froze the war-torn country's assets...

Taliban seeks int’l community’s backing for sanctions removal

Kabul, Oct 29 | During a meeting with 14 foreign envoys, The Taliban's Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi has urged the international community's...

US announces additional humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan

Washington, Oct 29 | The US has announced $144 million in humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan, "as part of our enduring commitment to the people"...

Islamabad witnesses spike in dengue cases

Islamabad, Oct 28 | Islamabad has been facing a continuous rise in dengue fever cases with 123 more patients reported during the past 24...

B’desh signs deal with World Bank to hepl Covid-affected people

Dhaka, Oct 28 | Bangladesh has signed an agreement with the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA) to receive $200 million to create jobs...

Afghan women protest against restrictions imposed by Taliban

New Delhi, Oct 26 | A number of women took to the streets of Kabul on Tuesday to protest against the closed schools for...

Sri Lanka re-opens primary schools

Colombo, Oct 26 | Primary schools across Sri Lanka have reopened after being shut for months due to a rapid spread of Covid-19, officials...

Pak inflation breaks 70-yr record during Imran Khan’s tenure

New Delhi, Oct 26 | Inflation in Pakistan has reached its highest levels in 70 years during the three-year tenure of the Imran Khan-led...

Pakistan police laments govt surrender to TLP

New Delhi, Oct 26 | The police in Pakistan's Punjab province has resented the federal governments decision to once again go soft on the...

Record 22.8 mn people in Afghanistan to face starvation

New Delhi, Oct 25 | More than half of the population of Afghanistan, or a record 22.8 million people, will face acute food insecurity...

Pakistan denies understanding reached with US on using airspace for Afghan...

New Delhi, Oct 23 | The Pakistan Foreign Office on Saturday issued a statement on a report by CNN claiming that a formal agreement...

9 IS terrorists killed in Balochistan

Islamabad, Oct 23 | Nine Islamic State (IS) terrorists were killed during a raid in Pakistan's Balochistan province, a police official said on Saturday.The...

2 soldiers, terrorist killed in Pak

Islamabad, Oct 23 | Two Pakistani soldiers and a terrorist were killed during an exchange of fire in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, an army statement...

3 policemen killed in clashes with TLP workers in Lahore

New Delhi, Oct 23 | Three policemen were killed and several others injured in clashes with workers of the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) Islamist party...

Some 500,000 Afghans receive health assistance this year: IOM

Kabul, Oct 23 | The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said it has been providing essential health services to people on the move and...

7 killed in attack on Madrasa in B’desh

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Oct 23 | Seven persons have been killed and several others injured in an attack on a Madrasa at a Rohingya...

7 killed in clashes between rival Rohingya factions in B’desh

Dhaka, Oct 22 | At least seven people were killed and seven others injured in clashes between two rival factions of Rohingya refugees at...

Five climbers rescued from Nepal peak, 1 missing

Kathmandu, Oct 22 | Five climbers -- four foreigners and a guide -- who were stranded on the Mera Peak in Nepal due to...

Jamaat leader pleads guilty to communal attack in B’desh

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Oct 22 | Jamaat-e-Islami leader Kamaluddin Abbasi has pleaded guilty to his involvement in an attack on a Durga puja...

Human Rights Watch asks for protecting Bangladesh Hindus, but calls for...

By Arul LouisNew York, Oct 22 | While asking Bangladesh authorities to protect Hindus, the international group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said law...

Taliban behead a member of Afghan women’s volleyball team

New Delhi, Oct 20 | Mahjubin Hakimi, a member of the Afghan women's national volleyball team who played in the youth age group, was...

Restoration of Hindu temples suffers delay in Rawalpindi

By Hamza AmeerRawalpindi, Oct 19 | After an ex-commissioner from Rawalpindi was arrested on corruption charges, the restoration of at least seven Hindu temples...

Afghanistan is worthy of Chinese investment despite turmoil, says mouthpiece

New Delhi, Oct 19 | For Beijing, Afghanistan still has strong development potential and is worthy of investment despite its decades of political turmoil,...

Pak expected to remain on FATF grey list till April 2022

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, Oct 19 | Pakistan is expected to remain on the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) till April...

Blast outside Balochistan University kills cop, 17 inured

New Delhi, Oct 18 | A policeman was killed while 17 persons were injured in a blast near the Balochistan University on Quetta's Sariab...

Business

Kolkata port continues to bear loss as Bangladeshi ship blocks berth...

Kolkata, June 25 | It's been over three months now since a Bangladeshi container ship capsized inside the Netaji Subhas Docks (NSD) in...