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Over 100 Taliban militants killed in fierce Afghan clashes

Kabul, June 18 | More than 100 Taliban militants have been killed as fierce clashes continued with the Afghan security forces in the provinces...

Delta variant detected in Colombo

Colombo, June 18 | Sri Lankan authorities have announced that the highly transmissible B.1.617.2 or Delta variant has been detected for the first time...

Recruiter for banned Ansar al Islam arrested in Bangladesh

By Sumi KhanDhaka, June 17 | A recruiter of banned militant outfit Ansar al Islam has been arrested from Bangladesh's border Naogaon district by...

Exim Bank extends $100 mn line of credit to Sri Lankan...

Chennai, June 17 | The Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) on Thursday said it has extended a $100 million line of credit to...

23 Afghan commandos killed in clashes with Taliban

Kabul, June 17 | At least 23 members of an Afghan Armys special unit were killed during fierce clash with the Taliban in the...

Nepal to procure 4mn vaccines from China under non-disclosure deal

Kathmandu, June 17 | The Nepal government has decided to procure four million Covid-19 vaccines manufactured by China's Sinopharm under a non-disclosure agreement.However, the...

B’desh extends Covid restrictions

Dhaka, June 17 | The Bangladesh government has extended the nationwide coronavirus restrictions on public movement and transport for a month from Thursday.The ongoing...

Bangladesh extends Covid-19 restrictions

Dhaka, June 17 | The Bangladeshi government has extended the countrywide Covid-19 restrictions on public movement and transport for a month from Thursday.The ongoing...

Militant Hefazat leader arrested in Dhaka

Dhaka, June 17 | Azharul Islam, the former organising secretary of militant outfit Hefazat-e-Islams Dhaka city chapter, has been arrested from the Jatrabari area...

Sri Lanka gets a new hotel destination

By IANSlife FeaturesNew Delhi, June 16 (IANSlife) Set in the heart of Colombo city adjacent to the Beira Lake, Marriott International Introduces The Courtyard...

Rain, floods wreak havoc in Nepal; scores die and missing (Ld)

Kathmandu, June 16 | Floods and landslides havewreaked havoc in Nepal following the incessant rains on Tuesday and Wednesday, leaving scores dead and missing....

Govt security forces retake district, evict militants in Afghanistan

Kabul, June 16 | The Afghan government's security forces evicted Taliban militants and took control of a key suburban district in Afghanistan's northern province...

B’desh actress attempted rape accused, 4 others sent to police custody

By Sumi KhanDhaka, June 15 | A Dhaka court on Tuesday sent Uttara Club Ltd's former President Nasir Uddin Mahmud and his associate...

Afghan forces retakes 2 districts amid intense fighting

Kabul, June 15 | Amid an increase in the ongoing intense fighting, Afghan forces have retaken two districts in the north of the country...

Pakistan’s Covid tally reaches 943,027

Islamabad, June 15 | Pakistan's overall Covid-19 caseload has reached 943,027 after an additional 838 people tested positive for the virus, the National Command...

B’desh re-elected as member of ILO governing body

Dhaka, June 15 | Bangladesh has been re-elected as a deputy member of the governing body of the International Labor Organization (ILO) from the...

UN shared Rohingya data without informed consent

By Anwesha BhaumikKolkata, June 15 | The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has been accused of "improperly collecting and sharing personal information" from the Rohingya...

India opens vacancies for Nepali women in Military Police

Kathmandu, June 15 | In a first, the Indian Army has opened vacancies for Nepali women in Military Police.The announcement comes at a time...

4 soldiers killed in Pakistan IED blast

Islamabad, June 15 | Four soldiers of the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) were killed in an improvised explosive device explosion in Pakistan's Balochistan province,...

Sri Lanka arrests captain of burnt cargo ship

Colombo, June 15 | Sri Lanka's Criminal Investigations Department has arrested the captain of the burnt MV X-Press Pearl container ship which caught fire...

Pak, India agree to share ownership of Basmati rice

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, June 14 | In a rare agreement between two arch-rivals India and Pakistan, which have a history of long-time rivalry with...

Pak FM slams former govt for spoiling Kulbhushan Jadhav case

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, June 14 | Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has slammed the former Pakistan Muslim League–Nawaz (PML-N) government for spoiling the...

Sri Lanka’s Covid caseload tops 223K

Colombo, June 14 | Sri Lanka's overall Covid-19 caseload increased to 223,638 on Monday after over 2,300 new patients were detected in the last...

Pak SC stops demolition of Hindu dharamshala

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, June 14 | The Pakistan Supreme Court has barred the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) from demolishing a Hindu dharamshala in...

‘US to keep pressure on IS, Al Qaeda in Afghanistan’

Kabul/Washington, June 14 | Kenneth McKenzie, Commander of the US Central Command, has said that Washington will seek to "keep pressure" on the Islamic...

B’desh actress sues businessman, 5 others over attempted rape, murder

By Sumi KhanDhaka, June 14 | Top Bangladeshi film star Pori Moni has filed a case against businessman Nasiruddin Mahmud and five other...

Key Taliban commander arrested in Afghanistan

Kabul, June 14 | A key Taliban divisional commander has been arrested in Afghanistan's northern province of Takhar, amidst the ongoing violence in country,...

Ansar al-Islam militant arrested in Bangladesh

By Sumi KhanDhaka, June 14 | Bangladesh's elite police force, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), on Monday arrested an active member of the banned...

B’desh actress claims attempted rape, murder; seeks justice

By Sumi KhanDhaka, June 14 | Top Bangladeshi film star Pori Moni has claimed in a Facebook post addressed to the country's Prime Minister...

China tests its stealth bomber H-20’s capabilities opposite Ladakh

By Sumit Kumar SinghNew Delhi, June 13 | China is conducting the final trials of Xian H-20 strategic stealth bombers at its Hotan airbase,...

‘Arrested Chinese intruder a PLA-run university student’

By Anwesha BhaumikKolkata, June 13 | Agencies investigating Chinese national Han Junwe, arrested while illegally crossing into India, say he was a student of...

8 Afghan policemen killed in insider attack

Kabul, June 13 | Eight Afghan policemen have been confirmed dead in an alleged insider attack at a police checkpoint in Lashkar Gah, the...

Kulbhushan Yadav must be transferred to a neutral country

By Dr Amjad Ayub MirzaOn June 11, in a bold move, Pakistans National Assembly managed to pass a bill that would give Kulbhushan Yadav,...

Storm-triggered incidents kill 5 in Pakistan

Islamabad, June 13 | Five people were killed and six others injured in separate rain and windstorm-triggered incidents in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Provincial...

B’desh educational institutions to remain shut till June 30

Dhaka, June 13 | The Bangladeshi government has further extended the ongoing closure of educational institutions until June 30 as the Covid-19 infection rate...

7 civilians dead as blasts hit buses in Kabul

Kabul, June 13 | Seven civilians were killed and six others injured in two explosions targeting public mini-buses along a busy road in Kabul,...

IT expert of Bangladesh’s banned militant outfit arrested

By Sumi KhanDhaka, June 12 | A Bangladeshi returnee from Syria, who is an IT expert working for the banned militant outfit Ansar Al-Islam,...

Gunmen kill 5 civilians in Kabul

Kabul, June 12 | At least five civilians were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Kabul, police in the Afghan capital said on Saturday.Late...

Afghan forces repel Taliban attack, 27 militants dead

Kabul, June 12 | Afghan security forces have repelled an overnight attack by Taliban on two districts in Kunduz province, killing at least 27...

Pak budget focuses on CPEC, employment, poverty reduction

Islamabad, June 12 | Pakistan's budget for the next fiscal year (July 2021-June 2022) focuses on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and sustainable development...

SL further extends nationwide travel curb

Colombo, June 12 | Sri Lankan authorities have announced that the ongoing nationwide travel restriction would be further extended till June 21 in order...

Maldives boosts anti-pandemic measures in prisons

Male, June 12 | Maldives has amped up anti-pandemic measures in jails across the island nation in an effort to prevent Covid-19 from spreading...

Continued war, poverty force Afghan kids to work on streets

Kabul, June 12 | The continued brutal war, insurgency and extreme poverty in Afghanistan have forced countless number of children to resort to child...

111 militants killed in 24 hrs in Afghanistan

Kabul, June 12 | At least 111 Taliban militants were killed in the last 24 hours across Afghanistan, the Ministry of Interior said in...

SL reports highest daily Covid deaths

Colombo, June 12 | Sri Lanka has reported the highest single-day Covid-19 fatalities, taking the overall death toll to 2,011, according to the Health...

Heatwave scorches Pak, cities record high temperatures

Islamabad, June 12 | Parts of Pakistan including Islamabad have witnessed an extreme heatwave, with many cities recording temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius.According to...

Highly contagious Covid variants detected in SL

Colombo, June 11 | Sri Lankan health authorities announced on Friday that the two highly contagious Covid-19 variants -- B.1.1.7 and B.1.617.2 -- have...

SL probes possible oil leak from burnt cargo ship

Colombo, June 11 | Sri Lankan authorities have taken steps to investigate a possible oil leak from the sinking X-Press Pearl ship that caught...

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