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SL to make sign language recognised means of communication

Colombo, Jan 19 | The Sri Lankan Cabinet on Tuesday approved to make sign language a recognised means of communication, the Government Information Department...

Afghan President, NATO chief discuss peace talks

Kabul, Jan 19 | Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg held a phone conversation during which they discussed the...

Pak Army recovers American mountaineer’s body near K2

Islamabad, Jan 19 | The Pakistan Army has recovered the body of an American climber near K2, the second highest peak of the world,...

Pak approves Sinopharm Covid vaccine for emergency use

Islamabad, Jan 19 | The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has approved a Covid-19 vaccine by China's Sinopharm for emergency use amid an...

‘I am the butterfly, unfiltered’

By Sukant DeepakNew Delhi, Jan 19 | While watching Harvey Weinsteins story on television, who was convicted of multiple sex offenses, she began to...

Dawood relocates key family members outside Pakistan; Anees off the radar...

New Delhi, Jan 18 | As global pressure mounts on Pakistan to dismantle terror networks on its soil, India's most wanted fugitive Dawood...

New Covid variant detected in Nepal

Kathmandu, Jan 18 | Nepal's Health Ministry has confirmed the detection of cases of the new coronavirus variant, which was first discovered in the...

Afghan-Taliban negotiators meet after delay

Kabul, Jan 18 | Negotiators representing the Afghan government and the Taliban militant group met in Doha and discussed the agenda of the second...

Lahore police launches probe into ‘279 unnatural deaths’

Lahore, Jan 18 | Police in Lahore have launched an investigation into "279 unnatural deaths" in 2020, a first-of-its-kind initiative, a media report said...

Stranded crew of seized PIA plane to return

Islamabad, Jan 18 | Eighteen crew members of a Pakistan International Airlines flight which was seized by Malaysian authorities over the non-payment of aircraft...

Exports of SII vaccine blocked till March-April

New Delhi, Jan 18 | Exports of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine by the Serum Institute of India are currently blocked until March or April, as...

Hasina unveils stimulus for rural marginalised people’s improvement

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Jan 18 | The Bangladesh government has so far rolled out 23 bailout packages announced at different times since March 2020...

Mamata is ‘Islamic terrorist’: UP Minister

Lucknow, Jan 18 | UP Minister Anand Swaroop Shukla has called Mamata Banerjee an 'Islamic terrorist' and claimed the West Bengal Chief Minister will...

Afghanistan launches polio vaccination targeting 9.9mn kids

Kabul, Jan 17 | The Afghan Public Health Ministry on Sunday launched a nationwide campaign to administer polio vaccines to 9.9 million children under...

2 female Afghan judges dead in targeted killing

Kabul, Jan 17 | Two female Afghan judges were killed in Kabul on Sunday when unidentified armed men opened fire at the vehicle they...

Nepalese mountaineers scale K2 for 1st time in winter

Kathmandu, Jan 17 | Nepalese mountaineers created history by scaling K2, the second highest peak of the world, for the first time during the...

China building new road in Gilgit Baltistan – India hits back...

By Atul AnejaNew Delhi, Jan 16 | China has decided to build a road that will link the 800-kilometre Karakoram highway with Astore in...

Bhutan PM congratulates Modi on ‘landmark’ Covid vaccination drive

Lhasa, Jan 16 | Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering on Saturday congratulated his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on the launch of India's "landmark" Covid-19...

‘CPEC to provide great benefit to Afghanistan, Central Asian nations’

Islamabad, Jan 16 | Pakistani President Arif Alvi said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will benefit Afghanistan and Central Asian countries by enhancing...

Tough road ahead for Chinese Covid vaccine after fall in efficacy...

By Ateet SharmaNew Delhi, Jan 15 | Countries around the world are becoming increasingly skeptical of the Chinese Sinovac Biotech Covid-19 vaccine, the efficacy...

Nepal approves Covishield vaccine for emergency use

Kathmandu, Jan 15 | Ahead of signing a major Covid vaccine deal with India, probably on Friday, Nepal's Department of Drug Administration (DDA) has...

Pakistan International Airlines plane seized in Malaysia

Islamabad, Jan 15 | Malaysian authorities on Friday seized a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane at the Kuala Lumpur Airport over the non-payment of...

Pak schools to reopen from Jan 18

Islamabad, Jan 15 | Pakistan Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood on Friday confirmed that grades 9-12 will resume from January 18 as planned, while primary...

Peshawar to Pennsylvania, Pakistan targets minority Ahmadiyya community

By Ateet SharmaNew Delhi, Jan 15 | In a move being described as "a new frontier" in persecution of Ahmadi Muslims, Pakistan has demanded...

Pakistani intruder shot dead in Punjab

Chandigarh, Jan 15 | A Pakistani intruder was shot dead by the Border Security Force (BSF) along the international border in Punjab's Gurdaspur sector,...

NIA team in B’desh to probe alleged ‘love jihad’ case involving...

New Delhi, Jan 14 | A team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has reached Bangladesh to probe an alleged "love jihad" case involving...

Pak madrasa students to be stopped from attending PDM rallies

Islamabad, Jan 14 | Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed Interior Minister Shaikh Rashid Ahmad to ensure that madrasa students do not attend...

Pak records highest jump in Covid-19 cases

Islamabad, Jan 14 | Pakistan reported its biggest jump in novel coronavirus cases in nearly a month as infections in Sindh rose by 1,769...

Sri Lanka Covid-19 caseload top 50,000

Colombo, Jan 14 | The total number of Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka has surpassed the 50,000-mark, after over 600 new patients tested positive...

Dhaka rubbishes Pompeo’s claim of ‘Al Qaeda attacks’ in B’desh

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Jan 14 | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's claim of "Al Qaeda attacks" in Bangladesh has elicited an angry response...

122 Bangladesh armed force personnel to join India’s R Day Parade

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Jan 14 | Bangladesh Armed Forces, which fought and bled together with their Indian counterparts 50 years ago, will participate in...

SL detects first patient with new Covid variant

Colombo, Jan 13 | Sri Lanka has detected the new strain of the Covid-19 virus after a British national who has arrived here recently...

India, Bangladesh to enhance counter-terrorism cooperation

New Delhi, Jan 12 | In a virtual meet of Police chiefs of India and Bangladesh emphasis was laid on enhancing counter-terrorism cooperation especially...

4 killed in Pak avalanche

Islamabad, Jan 12 | Four people were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in was struck by an avalanche in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

Pak FM, Afghan politician discuss peace process

Islamabad, Jan 12 | Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday held talks with leader of Afghanistan's Hezb-e-Wahdat-e Islami party Karim Khalili in...

Myanmar to convene Union Parliamentary session on Feb 5

Yangon, Jan 12 | Myanmar is set to convene its next Union Parliamentary session on February 5, state-run media reported on Tuesday.The Union Parliamentary...

Sri Lanka needs India’s help to bridge growing ethnic rift

By Atul AnejaColombo, Jan 12 | The destruction of a war memorial in Jaffna University, followed by a decision to restore it, has yet...

Covid-19 vaccines to arrive in SL by Feb

Colombo, Jan 12 | Covid-19 vaccines will arrive in Sri Lanka by February and citizens could receive the jab by mid or end of...

Afghan military discovers car bomb, defuses 32 IEDs

Kabul, Jan 11 | The Afghan Ministry of Defence said on Monday that the military have discovered a car bomb and defused 32 Improvised...

4 killed in B’desh cylinder blast

Dhaka, Jan 11 | Four people were killed and 20 injured after a gas cylinder exploded on Monday inside a community kitchen in Gazipur...

Working on building B’desh of Bangabandhu’s dreams: Sheikh Hasina

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Jan 10 | Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday recalled killings, rape and genocide by the Pakistan Army and their...

B’desh revokes freedom fighter status of Mujib killer, 51 others

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Jan 10 | The Bangladesh government has cancelled freedom fighter certificates of 52 persons, including Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's fugitive killer...

Will retrieve Nepali territory from India, asserts Oli

Kathmandu, Jan 10 | Ahead of crucial Nepal-India Foreign Minister level talks that are likely to focus on seeking long-term solution of the boundary...

Twitter finally deletes China’s nasty tweet on Uyghur women

By Ateet SharmaNew Delhi, Jan 9 | Faced with an angry outburst not just from the Uyghur community but also prominent politicians, human rights...

8 injured in Karachi factory fire

Karachi, Jan 9 | Eight people were injured when a fire erupted at a chemical factory in Pakistan's port city of Karachi on Saturday,...

Taliban attacks pushed back in Kandahar: Afghan official

Kabul, Jan 8 | Taliban attacks on various parts of Afghanistan's Kandahar province in the last few weeks have been "pushed back" and the...

Bilawal re-elected as PPP Chairman

Islamabad, Jan 8 | Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has been re-elected unopposed as Chairman of the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for another four years, the...

Beijing-Islamabad nexus turns the heat on Pakistan’s religious minorities

By Ateet SharmaNew Delhi, Jan 8 | Soon after the brutal murder of 11 coal miners of the Pakistans Hazara minority community,...

BSF’s mega cycle rally to observe 50th year of B’desh Liberation...

Agartala, Jan 7 | To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War victory, the BSF as part of its year-long programme...

Pak urges Afghanistan to take action against terrorists

Islamabad, Jan 7 | Pakistan on Thursday urged neighbouring Afghanistan to take action against terrorists after a soldier was killed in firing from across...

Business

Dogfight: Airlines unleash deep discounts to dominate the sky (IANS Special)

By Rohit VaidNew Delhi, Jan 19 | Fare wars induced deep discounting has reappeared in India's aviation sector, as airlines seek to augment cash...