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B’desh makes negative COVID-19 report mandatory to travel abroad

Dhaka, July 13 | The Bangladesh government has made it mandatory for everyone to take a certificate from authorised testing centres as evidence that...

Taliban attacks kill 16 in Afghanistan

Kabul, July 13 | Twelve policemen and four civilians were killed during Taliban attacks in Afghanistan's Kunduz and Badakhshan provinces, authorities said on Monday,...

PIA increases number of domestic flights

Islamabad, July 13 | n response to improved travel needs, the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to increase the number of its domestic...

Pak’s NA to take up anti-terror financing bills

Islamabad, July 13 | Pakistan's National Assembly will on Monday take up two crucial bills seeking amendments to the anti-terrorism act in order to...

Afghan govt seeks new list of Taliban detainees

Kabul, July 13 | The Afghan government has asked the Taliban to provide a new list for the prisoners who have not been freed...

Prominent Afghan journalist dies of COVID-19

Kabul, July 13 | A prominent Afghan journalist died of COVID-19, an independent media safety group protecting reporters' rights,said on Monday."Dad Mohammad Onaby, editor-in-chief...

Sri Lankan PM suspends ruling party rallies

Colombo, July 13 | Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has informed the ruling political party, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), to temporarily...

Second wave of floods feared in Bangladesh

Dhaka, July 13 | Bangladesh State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Md Enamur Rahman said that at least 23 districts were predicted to...

SL shuts schools again after spike in COVID-19 cases

Colombo, July 13 | Sri Lanka's Education Ministry said that all schools across the island-nation will be shut from July 13-17 following a spike...

‘Over 500 Taliban-requested detainees may not be freed’

Kabul, July 12 | The Afghan government said that there were serious reservations about the release of over 500 Taliban prisoners within the countrys...

Pak public urged to continue taking precautionary measures

Islamabad, July 12 | The Pakistan government has urged the public to continue taking precautionary measures to avoid a spike in the number of...

11 dead, 23 missing in Nepal landslides

Kathmandu, July 11 | Landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have claimed the lives of 11 people in Nepal's Myagdi district, while search efforts continued...

Pakistan rolls out guidelines for Eid al-Adha

Islamabad, July 11 | Pakistan has rolled out guidelines for the upcoming Eid al-Adha festival to curb the spread of COVID-19, an official said.Muhammad...

95% licences of Pak pilots serving in 7 countries cleared

Islamabad, July 11 | The Aviation Division has cleared 95 per cent licences of Pakistani pilots serving in different airlines in seven countries, while...

B’desh’s shortest-ever budget session prorogued

Dhaka, July 10 | The budget and eighth session of Bangladesh's incumbent 11th Parliament was prorogued after only nine working days, becoming the shortest...

Imran appeals for caution during Eid celebrations

Islamabad, July 10 | Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan appealed to the nation to celebrate Eidul Azha later this month while strictly observing the...

Major locust swarms may reach Pak later this month

Islamabad, July 10 | Pakistan officials have warned that the next few weeks could be crucial in the fight against desert locust infestation with...

Judicial commission submits Peshawar school attack probe report

Peshawar, July 10 | A single-member judicial commission probing the 2014 Peshawar Army Public School massacre has submitted its report to the Supreme Court.The...

US revokes permission for PIA to operate special direct flights

Islamabad, July 10 | The US has revoked the permission granted to the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to operate a number of special direct...

Indian special economic zone in Bangladesh set to get $115 mn...

By Sumi KhanDhaka, July 10 | The special economic zone of Bangladesh dedicated to Indian investors is set to avail $115 million under the...

Nepal bans all Indian news channels except DD

New Delhi, July 10 | Nepal has banned all Indian news channels, except DD News, for alleged propaganda against the country. Reports say that Nepal...

Floods leave 2 dead, 18 missing in Nepal

Kathmandu, July 9 | At least two people were killed and 18 others reported missing due to floods in Nepal's Sindhupalchowk district, police confirmed...

PIA to resume regular UAE flights from Thursday

Islamabad, July 9 | The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will resume regular flight operations to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from Thursday, but the...

Pak schools should reopen in September: Education Ministers

Islamabad, July 9 | Schools across Pakistan should be reopened in September subject to approval from the National Coordination Committee (NCC) amid the COVID-19...

135 Bangladeshis stopped from disembarking in Rome

Rome, July 9 | At least 135 Bangladeshi passengers were rejected from getting off a plane in Rome's Fiumicino Airport over COVID-19 concerns, a...

30 Pak cities under smart lockdown

Islamabad, July 9 | The Pakistan government has imposed a smart lockdown in 30 cities across the country in an effort to help prevent...

India has done its best to respond to Chinese aggression: Pompeo

New York, July 8 | India has done its best to respond to China's confrontation and the world must unite to act on Beijing's...

2,000 cr takas for B’deshi workers returning from Gulf: PM Hasina

By Sumi KhanDhaka, July 8 | Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday told Parliament that her government has taken multi-layered initiatives to bring...

Pak claims Kulbhushan Jadhav refuses to file review petition

New Delhi, July 8 | Pakistan has claimed that captured Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav has refused to file a review petition and has decided...

Bangladesh COVID-19 death toll rises to 2,197

Dhaka, July 8 | Bangladesh has reported 46 more deaths due to the novel coronavirus, taking the total number of the COVID-19 fatalities in...

Protests erupt in PoK: Save river, save Muzaffarabad, save us from...

By Ateet SharmaNew Delhi, July 8 | How much is $1.5 billion in Pakistani rupees? The figure would make many eyeballs pop out in...

Three policemen killed in suicide bomb blast in Kandahar

Kabul, July 8 | At least three policemen were killed and 18 others wounded in a suicide attack on Police HQ in Kandahar...

Now B’desh envoy to Kuwait faces allegations of human trafficking

By Sumi KhanDhaka, July 7 | Bangaldesh's Foreign Minister Dr A.K. Abdul Momen on Tuesday said that the country's Ambassador to Kuwait, S.M. Abul...

Schools partially re-open in Sri Lanka

Colombo, July 7 | Schools across Sri Lanka have partially re-opened after being shut for nearly three months, as the spread of COVID-19 has...

SL extends voting time for parliamentary polls

Colombo, July 7 | The Sri Lankan Elections Commission (EC) has increased the voting time for the upcoming parliamentary polls by an hour, it...

Afghan govt suspends release of Taliban inmates

Kabul, July 7 | The Afghan government has suspended the release of the last batch of Taliban inmates over their involvement in serious crimes,...

Pak opens first ventilators’ production facility

Islamabad, July 7 | Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has inaugurated the country's first indigenous ventilators' manufacturing facility."It is a landmark achievement for the...

Suicide cases increase in Nepal during lockdown

Kathmandu, July 7 | At least 1,647 people have committed suicide during the lockdown period in Nepal which was imposed first imposed in March...

7 killed in Karachi rain

Karachi, July 7 | At least seven people were killed and several others injured in Pakistan's Karachi city in separate rain-related incidents.After weeks of...

Pak renews calls for repatriation of Afghan refugees

Islamabad, July 7 | Pakistan has renewed its call for repatriation of the Afghan refugees and said the return of over two million refugees...

B’desh’s Biman suspends all int’l flights except London

Dhaka, July 6 | Biman Bangladesh Airlines has suspended all flights to international destinations, except London, until July 30, the flag carrier announced.On July...

Afghanistan to host int’l conference on peace process

Kabul, July 6 | Afghanistan on Monday will host a virtual meeting of 19 representatives from nations as well as international organizations to discuss...

Afghanistan’s Abdullah Abdullah to visit Pakistan soon

Islamabad, July 6 | Abdullah Abdullah, the head of Afghan peace council, will soon pay an official visit to Pakistan as part of efforts...

Incidents of violence against women increase in Pak

Islamabad, July 6 | The Aurat Foundation, a non-governmental organisation working for womens rights in Pakistan, has said that the COVID-19 pandemic has severely...

Six Sri Lankan fishermen rescued from rough seas: Coast Guard

Chennai, July 5 | Six Sri Lankan fishermen were rescued from rough seas on Sunday morning in a coordinated operation between Indian Coast Guard's...

Ruling Nepal Communist Party standoff continues

Kathmandu, July 5 | The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has postponed its Standing Committee meeting till Monday in an attempt to reconcile differences...

US soldier killed in Afghan accident

Washington/Kabul, July 5 | An American soldier died following an accident in Afghanistan's Farah province, the Pentagon has confirmed.The Pentagon on Saturday identified the...

Pak to open 4 border points with Iran

Islamabad, July 5 | The Pakistan government has decided to open four border points with neighbouring Iran from Sunday for trade.The four border entry...

Show-cause notices sent to 30 more Pak pilots

Islamabad, July 5 | Show-cause notices were issued to 30 more Pakistani pilots with 'dubious licences' after completion of an inquiry as the government...

Locusts damage over 1,100 hectares of crops in Nepal

Kathmandu, July 5 | Locust swarms that entered Nepal from India last week have damaged over 1,100 hectares of crops in the Himalayan country. According...

Business

Amid volatility, Sensex trims major gains, RIL at new high

Mumbai, July 13 | The Indian stock market trimmed most of its initial gains on Monday in a largely volatile trade session.The BSE Sensex,...