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Top Hefazat militant arrested in B’desh

By Sumi KhanDhaka, April 18 | The Detective Branch (DB) of the Bangladesh Police on Sunday arrested Mamunul Haque, Joint Secretary of the...

8 family members killed in Afghan mosque shooting

Kabul, April 18 | At least eight members of a family were killed after unknown gunmen opened fire on them at a mosque in...

3 Afghan policemen killed in insider attack

Kabul, April 18 | Three police constables were killed when one of their colleagues turned his gun against them in Afghanistan's Badghis province, the...

‘Expel BNP snakes responsible for member’s disappearance’

By Sumi KhanDhaka, April 18 | Mirza Abbas, a leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), has urged the expulsion of some "snakes"...

Tens of thousands killed in 2 decades of Afghan conflict

Kabul, April 18 | The last two decades of conflict in Afghanistan that started with the ouster of the Taliban regime in 2001, have...

Pak to begin inoculation for 50-59 age group from April 21

Islamabad, April 18 | Pakistan's National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has announced its decision to start the vaccination of people in the 50-59...

Pak FM embarks on UAE visit

Islamabad, April 18 | Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has embarked on a three-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according...

6 female climbers reach atop Mt. Annapurna

Katmandu, April 17 | Six Nepali women have reached the top of Mt. Annapurna creating a record feat on the 8,091-metre tall peak, the...

Playing music as new method for treatment of Afghan drug addicts

Kabul, April 17 | Hundreds of drug addicts have recovered in the Jaghara Treatment Centre in Afghanistan's Herat province since its establishment...

Social media blackout in Pak amid anti-France protests

Islamabad, April 16 | Pakistan on Friday blocked social media platforms amid fears that activists of a radical Islamist group might use the technology...

US sanctions 6 Pak nationals, 5 firms for helping Russian plot...

By Sanjeev SharmaNew Delhi/Washington, April 16 | The US Treasury Department has designated six Pakistani nationals and their five companies based in Karachi and...

EU calls for negotiated settlement in Afghanistan

Brussels, April 16 | The European Union (EU) has called for "firm commitment and constructive engagement by all parties" in the peace talks in...

US sanctions Pak firm, owners for working as Russian proxy (IANS...

By Sanjeev SharmaNew Delhi, April 16 | The US Treasury Department has sanctioned Pakistani IT firm, Second Eye Solutions (SES), and its owners and...

‘Troops’ withdrawal need to coincide with Afghan peace’

Islamabad, April 16 | The Pakistani Foreign Ministry said that it is important that the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan coincides with progress...

Ghani, Blinken meet in Kabul

Kabul, April 16 | A day after US President Joe Biden announced the unconditional withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan by September which will end...

CPEC SEZ to create over 200K job opportunities for Pak

Islamabad, April 16 | A special economic zone (SEZ) being constructed in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will create...

UAE mediating between India, Pak to restore ‘functional relations’

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, April 15 | The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is facilitating and mediating back-channel talks between India and Pakistan with an aim...

Indians traders are getting Chinese Covid jab in Nepal

Kathmandu, April 15 | Indian traders and businessmen doing business in China are now queuing up in hospitals in Kathmandu to get the Chinese...

Abdullah congratulates Afghan journo for question 11 yrs ago

Kabul, April 15 | In a sympathetic admission of an earlier mistake, Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of Afghanistan's High Council of National Reconciliation, on Thursday...

Australian troops to leave Afghanistan in Sep: PM

Canberra, April 15 | Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Thursday that the country's remaining troops in Afghanistan will leave in September.Morrison said...

Pak withdraws customs duty on cotton yarn import

Islamabad, April 15 | The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of Pakistan has approved to withdraw customs duty on import of cotton yarn till June...

Imran holds virtual summit with Uzbek Prez

Islamabad, April 15 | Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan exchanged views on bilateral, regional and international issues during a virtual summit with Uzbek President...

Pak Army chief, Blinken discuss Afghan peace process

Islamabad, April 15 | Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed the Afghan peace...

8 Pak nationals nabbed mid-sea with 30 kg heroin (Ld)

New Delhi, April 15 | Eight Pakistan nationals were apprehended from the mid-sea off Gujarat coast for drug trafficking on Thursday. The law enforcement...

Announcing Afghan pullout, Biden asks India to ‘do more’ for Kabul...

By Arul LouisNew York, April 15 | US President Joe Biden has asked India and other regional countries to pitch in to help...

Pakistan bans Islamic party after violent protests

Islamabad, April 14 | The Pakistan government has decided to impose a ban on the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan under the anti-terrorism law.Pakistan Interior Minister Sheikh...

China’s intention is to replicate carrier battle groups like US Navy:...

New Delhi, April 14 | China's intention is to replicate carrier battle groups like the US Navy with the addition of more aircraft carriers...

Religious hardliners bring Pak govt to a standstill

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, April 14 | The current ruling government of Pakistan, led by Prime Minister Imran Khan, may have come with a vision...

Terror re-emerges in Balochistan

By Hamza AmeerQuetta (Pakistan), April 14 | Pakistan's Balochistan province continues to keep the country's intelligence and security forces under constant check as terror...

Rise in Afghan civilian casualties: Report

Kabul, April 14 | A UN report on Wednesday showed that at least 573 civilians were killed and 1,210 others wounded in the first...

Covid surge in India ‘worrisome’, threatens growth prospects: IMF

By Arul LouisUnited Nations, April 13 | The new wave of Covid-19 infections sweeping parts of India is "worrisome" and threatens the 12.5 per...

Maldives tourism arrivals cross 330K in March

Male, April 13 | Monthly tourism arrivals have been on the rise in the Maldives, with over 330,000 tourists visiting the island nation between...

Ghani urges Taliban to observe ceasefire during Ramadan

Kabul, April 13 | Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday urged the Taliban to halt fighting and observe a ceasefire during the Islamic holy...

Who funds Pak’s purchase of western military equipment

By Binay Kumar SinghNew Delhi, April 13 | A third world country that is on the brink of economic implosion, living on IMF loans...

Police install light machine gun posts in Dhaka

By Sumi KhanDhaka, April 13 | Additional police have been deployed, while light machine gun posts were also installed following an...

Pak remittances remain over $2bn for 10th month

Islamabad, April 13 | Pakistan's remittances remained over $2 billion in March for the 10th month in a row, the country's central bank said.The...

B’desh issues fresh directives for ‘full lockdown’

Dhaka, April 12 | Amid a surge in new Covid-19 cases, the Bangladeshi government on Monday issued a fresh set of directives for a...

Conflicts kill 65 in Afghanistan

Kabul, April 12 | At least 65 people were killed in clashes and terrorist attacks in Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, an independent...

Afghans call for ceasefire during Ramadan

Kabul, April 12 | Afghans from all walks of life are calling for ceasefire to be observed in Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which...

Afghan forces foil Taliban attack

Kabul, April 12 | Afghan forces have foiled a Taliban attack on the outskirts of Kunduz city, a provincial spokesman said.A group of Taliban...

B’desh Minister warns of strict action against anarchy

By Sumi KhanDhaka, April 11 | In reply to Hefazat-e-Islam mayhem, Bangladesh Law Minister Anisul Haque has warned the militant outfit Hefazat-e-Ismal and others...

12 injured in B’desh mosque attack

By Sumi KhanDhaka, April 10 | At least 12 people were injured in an attack staged by members of the Hefazat-e-Islam militant outfit at...

Visually-impaired Chinese climber aims to summit Everest

Kathmandu, April 10 | Zhang Hong, a 46-year-old visually-impaired Chinese climber, is attempting to summit Mt.Everest this spring, a company organising his expedition said."If...

Bangladesh contemplates full lockdown

Dhaka, April 10 | The Bangladesh's government is contemplating imposing a "full lockdown" for one week from April 14 in an effort to curb...

Pak approves China’s Sinovac vax for emergency use

Islamabad, April 10 | Amid te ongoing third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has approved China's Sinovac...

Nepal’s opposition parties begin talks to unseat PM Oli

Kathmandu, April 9 | Nepal's primary opposition party, the Nepali Congress has begun talks with the Nepal Communist Party-Maoist Centre and the Janata Samajbadi...

Pak Army reviews LoC situation in Corp Commander Conference

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, April 9 | Top commanders of the Pakistan Army held a Corps Commander Conference (CCC) to review the overall security situation...

US slaps sanctions on Pak-based human smuggling organisation

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, April 9 | US President Joe Biden's administration has imposed sanctions on an alleged Pakistan-based human smuggling organisation, after it was...

Imran urges D-8 members to push back against vax nationalism

Islamabad, April 9 | Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said that members of the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation should push back against vaccine...

NIA court sentences Bangladesh terrorist to 7 yrs jail

Kolkata, April 8 | A special NIA court on Thursday sentenced Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) terrorist Rizual Islam aka Riyaz aka Sumon to seven-year...

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Airtel Payments Bank increases day-end balance limit to Rs 2 lakh

New Delhi, April 18 | In line with the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) guidelines, Airtel Payments Bank on Sunday announced that it has...