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Roadside bomb kills 9 Afghan civilians

Kabul, May 20 | Nine civilians lost their lives and three others were injured as a roadside bomb struck a vehicle in Afghanistan's Helmand...

Special envoy to monitor probe into attack on ex-Maldivian Prez

Male, May 20 | Maldives President Ibrahim Solih has appointed British national Abbas Faiz as the government's special envoy to oversee the investigation into...

‘3rd Covid wave disrupting Sri Lanka’s economic recovery’

Colombo, May 20 | The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) said on Thursday that the island nation's economic recovery was being disrupted by...

Pak witnesses 29% increase in new Covid cases

Islamabad, May 20 | Pakistan has witnessed a 29 per cent increase in the number of new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours,...

13 killed in Pak bus accident

Karachi, May 20 | At least 13 people were killed and over 30 others injured when a passenger bus turned turtle in Pakistan's Sindh...

China, Pakistan to mark 70 yrs of diplomatic ties

Shanghai, May 20 | China and Pakistan will hold a series of activities later this year to mark the 70th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic...

Sri Lanka to halt all passenger arrivals

Colombo, May 20 | The Sri Lankan government said that arrival of all inbound travellers into the island country will be suspended from Friday...

Thailand clocks 3,394 new Covid cases, 29 deaths

Bangkok, May 19 | Thailand on Wednesday reported 3,394 new Covid-19 cases and 29 more deaths as the country continued to grapple with its...

Kachin rebels hit Junta’s aviation fuel supplies (Ld, correcting headline)

By Anwesha BhaumikKolkata, May 19 | Rebels of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) hit and set ablaze seven tanker trucks in northern Shan state...

Kachon rebels hit junta’s aviation fuel supplies

By Anwesha BhaumikKolkata, May 19 | Rebels of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) hit and set ablaze seven tanker trucks in northern Shan state...

Pak intruder nabbed along IB in J&K

Jammu, May 19 | A Pakistani national was apprehended by Border Security Force (BSF) troopers on Wednesday while foiling an infiltration bid along the...

B’desh Health Minister denies allegations of torture of journalist

By Sumi KhanDhaka, May 18 | The Health Minister of Bangladesh, Zahid Maleque, has denied allegations of torture of journalist Rozina Islam.Maleque's remarks came...

Singapore academic’s paean to autocrat Xi Jinping

By Aarti Tikoo Singh‘Has China won is one of the most vital questions of our time. And the time is not inconsequential here. We...

Mob attacks Islamabad police station

Islamabad, May 18 | A mob attacked a police station in Islamabad in an attempt to lynch a man detained on blasphemy charges, the...

Pak FM heads to NY to attend UNGA meeting on Gaza...

Islamabad, May 18 | Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has left for New York City to attend an emergency UN General Assembly (UNGA)...

Afghan air raids kill 12 Taliban militants

Kabul, May 18 | At least 12 Taliban militants were killed as Afghan fighter planes struck a hideout of the militant group in Logar...

B’desh journo accused of ‘stealing’ govt documents jailed

By Sumi KhanDhaka, May 18 | Rozina Islam, a Bangladeshi journalist who was arrested on accusations of trying to "steal" 22 government documents, was...

Sri Lanka declares new travel restriction

Colombo, May 18 | Sri Lankan authorities have announced that an island-wide travel restriction will come into force from 11 p.m. on Friday, until...

SL accelerates vaccination program as Covid worsens

Colombo, May 18 | Sri Lanka has accelerated its Covid-19 vaccination program as the pandemic situation in the island nation is worsening with a...

B’desh extends lockdown to May 23

Dhaka, May 17 | Bangladesh has again extended the ongoing lockdown to May 23 in light of the current Covid-19 situation in the country...

Pak’s Sindh province on high alert for cyclone Tauktae

Karachi, May 17 | Authorities in Pakistan's Sindh province have adopted a high alert mode after the country's meteorological department issued warnings over cyclone...

Nepal gets more China-donated oxygen cylinders

Kathmandu, May 17 | Nepal received a second shipment of China-donated oxygen cylinders as the Himalayan country is continuing to face an acute shortage...

IS claims responsibility for Kabul mosque attack

Kabul, May 16 | The Islamic State (IS) terror group has claimed responsibility for a blast at a mosque in Kabul that killed at...

B’desh educational institutions to stay shut till May 29

Dhaka, May 16 | Bangladesh has again extended the closure of all secondary and higher secondary educational institutions until May 29 following an ongoing...

9 killed in Pak shootout

Karachi, May 16 | At least nine people were killed and five others seriously injured in a shootout between two rival groups in Pakistan's...

4 dead, over 42K affected by heavy rains, floods in SL

Colombo, May 16 | At least four people have died and over 42,000 others affected by heavy rains and subsequent floods in Sri Lanka...

Pak eases Covid restrictions

Islamabad, May 16 | As the Covid-19 situation remained under control in Pakistan during the Eid al-Fitr holidays with daily new cases showing a...

SL, World Bank sign deal to assist Covid vaccination

Colombo, May 16 | Sri Lanka and the World Bank have signed an $80.5 million additional financing deal to help the island nation access...

Chinese, Pak FMs hold talks over bilateral ties

Beijing, May 16 | Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that he expects Beijing and Islamabad to take the opportunity of the 70th anniversary...

Top Jamaat leader held in B’dsh for instigating mayhem during Modi’s...

By Sumi KhanDhaka, May 15 | Top Jamaat-e-Islami leader and listed 1971 war criminal Shahjahan Chowdhury has been arrested by the police for allegedly...

US embassy in Kabul warns of increase in violence

Kabul, May 15 | The US embassy in Kabul on Saturday warned American citizens to exercise caution in places where people are known...

Business

April oilmeal exports up 10% YoY, overall Q1FY23 exports seen lower

New Delhi, May 18 | India's oilmeal exports for the month of April 2022 were provisionally reported at 333,972 tonne as compared to 303,705...