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B’desh PM adviser, policymakers woo Chinese entrepreneurs

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Aug 11 | Salman F Rahman, advisor to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and policymakers have asked Chinese entrepreneurs to invest...

Ex-SL PM decides to step down as UNP party leader

Colombo, Aug 11 | Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has decided to step down as the leader of the United National Party...

1 dead, 2 injured in Kabul blast

Kabul, Aug 11 | At least one person was killed and two others were injured in a magnetic mine blast targeting a vehicle in...

Afghan Cabinet still not finalized: Prez Palace

Kabul, Aug 11 | The Afghan Presidential Palace has said that Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for Reconciliation, waas yet to introduce...

Nepal extends suspension of domestic, int’l flights

Kathmandu, Aug 11 | The Nepal government has decided to extend the suspension of domestic and international flights as well as public transport until...

B’desh Prez, PM extend Janmashtami greetings to nation

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Aug 11 | Bangladesh President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have greeted the nation on the eve of...

RAB raid at ex-Home Minister’s hospital in Bangladesh

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Aug 10 | The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) of Bangladesh Police on Monday conducted a raid at former Home Minister Mohiuddin...

Sri Lanka re-opens schools

Colombo, Aug 10 | All state-owned schools across Sri Lanka re-opened on Monday after being shut for over a month amid the COVID-19 pandemic...

Notices issued to 193 Pakistani pilots after scrutiny

Islamabad, Aug 10 | The Pak­is­tan Civil Aviation Autho­rity (PCAA) has completed the scrutiny process of 262 pilots, while show-cause notices have been issued...

Manager of Lahore mosque suspended over music video shoot

Lahore, Aug 10 | The manager of the historic 17th century Wazir Khan mosque in Lahore has been suspended over the shooting of a...

Taliban ready to begin peace talks in a week: Spokesman

Kabul, Aug 10 | The Taliban is ready to begin intra-Afghan negotiations within a week if the prisoner release process is completed, a...

64 dead in Pakistan due to heavy rains

Islamabad, Aug 10 | At least 64 people were killed across Pakistan due to the heavy monsoon rains currently lashing the country, according to...

Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka’s new PM

Colombo, Aug 9 | Leader of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna party Mahinda Rajapaksa took oath as the nation's new prime minister on Sunday after...

Saudi holds back oil to Pak after Qureshi’s threat to split...

Islamabad/New Delhi, Aug 8 | Saudi Arabia has halted the provision of oil on loan for Pakistan after the Imran Khan government threatened to...

Banned outfit’s key militant arrested in B’desh

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Aug 8 | A key militant of the banned Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) outfit has been arrested, a police official said.During...

B’desh govt employees ordered to return to work

Dhaka, Aug 8 | All Bangladesh government employees have been ordered to return to their offices, ending a window for 75 per cent of...

‘Corruption reaches new high in Afghan govt’s financial institutions’

Kabul, Aug 8 | Corruption has reached new highs in the Afghan governments financial institutions, despite pledges to fight it, according to watchdogs. On...

Hasina wrote to Trump to extradite Mujibur’s killers: Momen

Bu Sumi KhanDhaka, Aug 8 | Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has written a letter to US President Donald Trump extradite the killers of...

B’desh most suitable place for investment: Chinese entrepreneur

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Aug 8 | Bangladesh is the most suitable place for investment for global enterprises as it has a large population and...

Civilian injured in Pakistan shelling on J&K LoC succumbs

Jammu, Aug 8 | A 65-year-old man injured in Pakistan shelling on the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch...

Ghani addresses Afghan elders, calls for durable peace (Ld)

Kabul, Aug 7 | Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday called for durable peace and stability while addressing the Loya Jirga, a grand assembly...

Afghan elders to decide fate of 400 Taliban inmates

Kabul, Aug 7 | Afghanistan's Loya Jirga, a grand assembly of the country's elders, gathered in Kabul on Friday to decide the fate of...

Sri Lanka’s ruling party wins parliamentary polls

Colombo, Aug 7 | The ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa won a landslide victory in the August...

Nepal registers highest single-day COVID-19 deaths

Kathmandu, Aug 7 | The Nepal government has reported five COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, the largest single day spike in the...

PIA to partially resume UK flights Aug 14

Islamabad, Aug 6 | Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will partially resume flights to the UK from August 14, a spokesman for the flag carrier...

Report submitted to Pak SC in journo abduction case

Islamabad, Aug 6 | Police in Islamabad has submitted a report to the Pakistan Supreme Court regarding the kidnapping case of a journalist, who...

Counting of votes for SL general elections underway

Colombo, Aug 6 | Counting of votes cast in Sri Lanka's 16th general elections was underway on Thursday, a poll official announced.Election Commission Chairman...

B’desh ex-officer death: Probe team report in 7 days

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Aug 5 | The probe committee constituted to investigate the killing of retired Bangladesh Army officer Sinha Md Rashed Khan will...

B’desh signals shift towards Pakistan through diplomacy

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, Aug 5 | Bangladesh seems to be sliding sides through soft diplomacy, signalLing towards possibilities of cooperation with Pakistan as two...

Desperate Pak says India creating smokescreen over Kashmir

Islamabad, Aug 5 | A delusional Pakistan remaining in denial over India's right over J&K continued to hector India till late in the night...

Pak court asks govt to give India 2nd offer in Kulbhushan...

Islamabad, Aug 4 | The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has asked the federal government of Prime Minister Imran Khan to give another offer and...

Airlines seek permission from Nepal govt to resume flights

Colombo, Aug 4 | The Nepal governments decision to resume domestic and international flights from August 17 has prompted airline companies to start submitting...

Pompeo, Taliban deputy leader discuss intra-Afghan talks

Kabul, Aug 4 | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Talibans deputy leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar discussed the much-awaited intra-Afghan talks...

PIA sacked 63 pilots last month

Islamabad, Aug 4 | Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) said that it has sacked 63 employees last month on various charges, including fake pilot licences,...

Balochistan extends ‘smart lockdown’ till Aug 17

Quetta, Aug 4 | The government of Pakistan's Balochistan province has extended the 'smart lockdown' enforced to curb the spread of the coronavirus till...

Sri Lanka makes face masks mandatory in Parliament

Colombo, Aug 3 | In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, Sri Lanka's health authorities said on Monday that face masks will...

Pak’s Punjab province lifts COVID-19 lockdown

Lahore, Aug 3 | Pakistan's Punjab province, the second worst-hit in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, has lifted a lockdown amid a...

Afghan govt releases 317 Taliban prisoners, total reaches 4,917

Kabul, Aug 3 | The Afghan government has released 317 Taliban prisoners in the past two days, bringing the total to 4,917, the National...

B’desh gets $202 mn more from World Bank for food security...

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Aug 3 | The World Bank has approved $202 million in additional financing for Bangladesh's Modern Food Storage Facilities Project...

21 cops suspended over killing of ex-Army officer in B’desh

Dhaka, Aug 2 | At least 21 police personnel, including the in-charge of Baharchhara police outpost, have been suspended in connection with the killing...

Upcoming SL general elections to be most expensive

Colombo, Aug 1 | The upcoming Sri Lankan general elections to elect a new 225-member Parliament scheduled to take place on August 5, will...

Afghans celebrate Eid amid ceasefire

Kabul, Aug 1 | Afghans celebrated Eid al-Adha amid a three-day ceasefire called by the Taliban.On Tuesday, the Taliban announced the three-day ceasefire ahead...

Pak Prez, PM urge caution on Eid

Islamabad, Aug 1 | Pakistan President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday urged the nation to strictly observe precautionary measures on...

Breathalyser test now mandatory for PIA cabin crew

Islamabad, Aug 1 | The management of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has made it mandatory for its cabin crew to take a breathalyser test...

Pak, Afghanistan trade barbs over border clash

Islamabad, Aug 1 | Pakistan and Afghanistan have traded allegations over a deadly border firing incident that caused casualties on both sides, it was...

B’desh has world’s 4th highest death rate due to lead exposure

Sumi KhanDhaka, July 31 | Bangladesh has the world's fourth-highest death rate due to lead exposure with an average population blood lead level of...

72 personnel infected with COVID-19 at Nepal Police HQ

Kathmandu, July 31 | At least 72 security personnel at the Nepal Police Headquarters in Kathmandu have been infected with the novel coronavirus, a...

Islamabad HC dismisses plea against dual national SAPMs

Islamabad, July 31 | The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has dismissed a petition challenging the appointment of Special Assistants to the Prime Minister (SAPMs)...

Pakistan lifts PUBG ban

Islamabad, July 31 | The Pakistan Telecom­munication Authority (PTA) announced that it has decided to lift the ban on the online game PlayerUnknowns...

Indian High Commissioner hands over two buses to B’desh school

Dhaka, July 31 | The Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Riva Ganguly Das, has handed over two school buses to the Nalanda Uchcha Vidyalaya,...

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AI panel to correct discrepancies in special pay for crew

New Delhi, Aug 11 | Air India has set up an internal committee to address the issues of special pay being paid to its...