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Pakistan again denies India consular access to Jadhav
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua on Wednesday once again denied consular access to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death by a military court on charges of espionage. ... read..


Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother appeals for son's release, seeks to meet him (Lead)
New Delhi/Islamabad | Wednesday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
The mother of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav has filed an appeal with Pakistan seeking Islamabad's intervention for the release of her son who has been sentenced to death and expressed a desire to meet him. ... read..


India files appeal with Pakistan in Kulbhushan Jadhav case
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:25 PM IST
India on Wednesday filed an appeal with Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua over the case of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage. ... read..


Bangladeshi freedom fighters get 5-year Indian visas
Dhaka | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:25 PM IST
Bangladeshi freedom fighters will from Wednesday get five-year multiple-entry visas in line with New Delhi's announcement during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to India. ... read..


Modi, Sri Lankan PM hold talks
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:16 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held talks on bilateral issues with his visiting Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe here. ... read..


Sri Lankan PM meets Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:06 PM IST
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday here called upon visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. ... read..


AFC to investigate Guangzhou fans' 'British Dogs' banner in HK
HONG KONG | Wednesday, Apr 26 2017 IST
Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande face an investigation after the club's fans unfurled a banner in an Asian Champions League match describing Hong Kong's independence movement as "poison" and carrying the words: "Annihilate British Dogs". The Asian Foot ... read..


All assistance for holding local elections, Modi assures Prachanda
Kathmandu | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday assured his Nepali counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' that India would extend all possible assistance for the local elections in Nepal. ... read..


14 killed in Pakistan land mine blast (Second Lead)
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2017 7:45:06 PM IST
At least 14 persons were killed when a passenger van hit a land mine in Kurram agency in Pakistan on Tuesday, officials said. ... read..


Hearing on 11 cases against Khaleda Zia adjourned
Dhaka | Tuesday, 2017 7:15:06 PM IST
A Dhaka court has once again deferred the hearing in 11 cases on charges of sedition and inciting violence against opposition leader and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia. ... read..


Modi, Nepal PM discuss bilateral ties
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday discussed India-Nepal ties with his Nepalese counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda over telephone. ... read..


No information about al-Zawahiri: Afghan envoy
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Afghan Ambassador to India Shaida Abdali on Tuesday said that he has no information about the reported presence of Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Pakistan. ... read..


Four terrorists hanged in Pakistan
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Four "hardcore terrorists" were hanged in a jail in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan on Tuesday, the military said. ... read..


Pakistan envoy meets Trump, presents credentials
Washington | Tuesday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
Pakistan's Ambassador to the US, Aizaz Chaudhry, has presented his credentials to US President Donald Trump at the White House. ... read..


10 killed in Pakistan landmine blast (Lead)
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2017 2:15:09 PM IST
At least 10 persons were killed when a passenger van hit a landmine in Kurram Agency in Pakistan on Tuesday, authorities said. ... read..


5 killed as van hits landmine in Pakistan
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST
At least five people were killed and 11 others injured when a passenger van hit a landmine in Pakistan's Kurram Agency on Tuesday. ... read..


Australian PM visits troops in Iraq, Afghanistan
Canberra | Tuesday, 2017 9:15:05 AM IST
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull travelled to Iraq and Afghanistan to visit his troops in the region and to asses his country's military contribution, an official release on Tuesday said. ... read..


IAF inducts Su-30 MKI into frontline 221 Squadron
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The Indian Air Force on Monday inducted its frontline Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft into the 221 Squadron, 'Valiants', at its base in Punjab, enhancing the IAF's capabilities, an official release said. ... read..


5 killed in Taliban attack near US base in Afghanistan (Lead)
Kabul | Monday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
Five persons were killed and eight injured in a suicide car bombing, claimed by Taliban militants, near a US-operated military base in Afghanistans Khost city on Monday, police said. ... read..


US Defence Secretary slams 'barbaric enemy' Taliban
Kabul | Monday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
US Secretary of Defence James Mattis arrived in Kabul on an unannounced visit on Monday where he slammed Taliban militants and called them "barbaric enemy". ... read..


Protecting Bengal's interest in water sharing my priority: Mamata
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that her government would prioritise the state's interest when it comes to the Teesta water sharing deal with Bangladesh. ... read..


Suicide car bombing rocks Khost city in Afghanistan
Kabul | Monday, 2017 4:45:07 PM IST
A suicide car bombing near an airport rocked eastern city of Khost in Afghanistan on Monday, a source said. ... read..


Killings on rise in presence of US forces in Afghanistan: Karzai
Kabul | Monday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai once again slammed the US for its failure to take action against the Taliban and said killings are on the rise in the presence of US forces in Afghanistan. ... read..


US Defense Secretary visits Afghanistan
Washington | Monday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived in Afghanistan on Monday to discuss the countrys security situation with political and military leaders. ... read..


Afghan Defence Minister, army chief resign (Lead)
Kabul | Monday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Afghan Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi and the army chief, General Qadam Shah Shahim, resigned on Monday in the wake of an attack at an army base in Balkh that left over 140 soldiers dead. ... read..


Afghan Defence Minister, army chief resign
Kabul | Monday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
Afghan Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi and army chief Qadam Shah Shahim resigned on Monday in the wake of a terrorist attack at an army base in Balkh province that left over 140 soldiers dead. ... read..


Afghanistan declares day of mourning
Kabul | Sunday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Afghanistan on Sunday declared a day of national mourning for the 138 soldiers killed in a Taliban attack in what was one of the most deadly strikes against the country's armed forces. ... read..


Afghanistan declares day of mourning as army base toll rises
Kabul | Sunday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
The Afghan government declared Sunday as a national mourning day to pay tributes to scores of army personnel who died in a Taliban attack at a military base in Balkh province. ... read..


'Bangladesh looking at BIMSTEC with Saarc 'failure'
Dhaka | Saturday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
With the "failure" of Saarc, Bangladesh is looking at sub-regional groupings, including BIMSTEC, for cooperation, said Gowher Rizvi, the international affairs adviser to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. ... read..


135 Afghan soldiers killed in deadly Taliban attack, Modi condemns (Second Lead)
Kabul | Saturday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
At least 135 Afghan military personnel were killed and over 60 wounded in a deadly attack by the Taliban on an army corps base in Mazar-e-Sharif city in Balkh province. The toll is expected to rise, an official said on Saturday. ... read..


Bomb making chemicals found in Bangladesh militant hideout (Lead)
Dhaka | Saturday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
Police in Bangladesh on Saturday found at least 17 large containers of hydrogen peroxide, a chemical used to make bombs, from a suspected militant hideout in Jhenaidah district. ... read..


Pakistani man survives on leaves for 25 years
Islamabad | Saturday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
A man in Pakistan's Punjab province has been surviving on leaves and wood for the last 25 years, a habit that he developed because of extreme poverty, a media report said on Saturday. ... read..


India condemns Afghanistan terror attack (Lead)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday strongly condemned a terrorist attack on an army base in Afghanistan that killed at least 135 soldiers. ... read..


Pakistan to welcome US efforts to improve ties with India
Washington | Saturday, 2017 2:45:11 PM IST
Pakistani Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said the country would welcome any effort by the Donald Trump administration to encourage New Delhi and Islamabad to resolve their differences. ... read..


135 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack on army base (Lead)
Kabul | Saturday, 2017 2:45:06 PM IST
At least 135 Afghan soldiers were killed and 60 injured in a deadly attack by Taliban militants on an Afghan army base in Balkh province, an official said on Saturday. ... read..


Chemical containers found in Bangladesh militant hideout
Dhaka | Saturday, 2017 1:45:05 PM IST
Police in Bangladesh on Saturday found at least 17 large containers of hydrogen peroxide, a chemical used to make bombs, from a suspected militant hideout in Jhenaidah district. ... read..


80 die in Afghan army base attack
Kabul | Saturday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
At least 80 persons were killed and many injured when Taliban militants attacked an Afghan army base in Balkh province, the media reported on Saturday. ... read..


Modi condemns Taliban attack on Afghan army
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 11:45:05 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday strongly condemned a Taliban attack on the Afghan Army that killed more than 80 soldiers. ... read..


Over 400 militants surrender in Pakistan's Quetta
Islamabad | Saturday, 2017 7:45:04 AM IST
At least 434 militants have layed down arms in Quetta, the capital city of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Friday. ... read..


At least 50 Afghan troops killed in Taliban attack (Lead)
Kabul | Friday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
At least 50 Afghan troops were killed on Friday and around 70 others were injured when a group of Taliban insurgents launched an attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, a military official said. ... read..


9 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan Army Corps
Kabul | Friday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
At least eight military personnel and one attacker were killed when Taliban militants attacked an Afghan Army Corps in the northern province of Balkh on Friday, the Defence Ministry said. ... read..


Panama verdict was not 'split decision': Pakistan minister
Islamabad | Friday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Friday rejected the notion that the Panama Papers verdict was a "split decision", adding that although the judges' opinions may be different, "all five signed off on formation of a Joint Investigation team (J ... read..


Another Pakistani man attacked for 'blasphemous remarks'
Islamabad | Friday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
A Pakistani man was attacked by a mob on Friday inside a mosque in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province after he was accused of making blasphemous remarks following prayers, the media reported. ... read..


Raheel Sharif departs for Riyadh to lead military alliance
Islamabad | Friday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Pakistan's retired Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on Friday departed for Riyadh after the government granted him permission to head a 41-nation military alliance led by Saudi Arabia. ... read..


Nepal PM urges Madhesi Morcha not to boycott election
Kathmandu | Friday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
The Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha, an alliance of seven Madhes-centric parties, will pay a terrible price if it turns down the government's request to participate in next month's local level elections, Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal said on ... read..


Image of Muslims in US very negative: French scholar
Karachi | Friday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
One reason why Muslims in the US are seen very negatively is that they dont assimilate in host societies, a French scholar said in comments published on Friday. ... read..


Consular access to Jadhav not automatic option: Pakistan
Islamabad | Friday, 2017 4:15:05 PM IST
Pakistan has said that consular access to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who it dubbed a "serial killer", was "not an automatic option". ... read..


Former Pakistan PM's son charged in ephedrine case
Islamabad | Friday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
A special anti-narcotics court on Friday indicted former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Musa and 10 others in an ephedrine scandal which rocked the Pakistan's Peoples Party (PPP) government in 2011. ... read..


China new property loans up $247 bln in Q1 2017 -cenbank
BEIJING | Friday, Apr 21 2017 IST
China's property loans increased by 1.7 trillion yuan ($247 billion) in the first quarter of 2017, accounting for 40.4 percent of all new loans made in the quarter, the People's bank of China (PBOC) said on Friday. Outstanding individual mortgages rose 35 ... read..


44 Nepalis imprisoned in India
Kathmandu | Friday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
The relatives of 44 Nepali workers, who have been languishing in a prison in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, have requested the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to take the initiative for their release, a media report said on Friday. ... read..


Sri Lanka PM to visit India ahead of Modi visit
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will be visiting India from April 25-29, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modis scheduled visit in the island nation next month for the Vesak Day celebrations. ... read..


Nepal President visits Lingaraj Temple in Odisha
Bhubaneswar | Thursday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari, who is on a two-day visit to Odisha, offered prayers at Lingaraj Temple here on Thursday. ... read..


Reprieve for Sharif in Panamagate scandal, fresh probe ordered (Intro Roundup)
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday got a temporary reprieve after the Supreme Court in its highly-anticipated verdict in the Panamagate scandal said there was "insufficient evidence" to remove him from office but ordered a fresh probe into ... read..


India seeks consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav for 15th time (Lead)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
India has, for the 15th time, sought consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian national who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage, but Islamabad has still not responded, a senior official said on Thursday ... read..


India dismisses China's renaming of places
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
India on Thursday dismissed China's act of giving its own names to six places in Arunachal Pradesh, saying "it doesn't make illegally held territory legal". ... read..


Bangladesh, Bhutan agree to consolidate ties during Hasina visit
Thimphu | Thursday, 2017 6:45:43 PM IST
Bangladesh and Bhutan agreed to consolidate their "already excellent" ties for mutual benefit, during a meeting between visiting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay here. ... read..


India makes 15th appeal for consular access to Jadhav
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 6:45:33 PM IST
India made its 15th appeal to Pakistan for consular access to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, but Islamabad has not responded yet, a top official said on Thursday. ... read..


Sharif survives Panamagate, SC says not enough evidence to disqualify him (Roundup)
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 6:45:28 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday survived the Panamagate scandal that had threatened to oust him. The Supreme Court, in a 3-2 judgement, ordered a fresh probe into allegations of financial irregularities and money laundering, while noting ... read..


Dawn leaks: Sharif's special advisor held responsible
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 6:45:24 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Special Assistant on Foreign Affair Tariq Fatemi is expected to be removed from his position due to his alleged role in "leaking" to Dawn newspaper vital information from a National Security meet alleging a confronta ... read..


Saudi Arabia to pay for 560 mosques in Bangladesh
Dhaka | Thursday, 2017 6:45:19 PM IST
Saudi Arabia has agreed to donate $118 million to set up 560 model mosques across Bangladesh, a media report said on Thursday. ... read..


Not enough evidence to disqualify Sharif, SC rules (Second Lead)
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 6:45:19 PM IST
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday said there was not enough evidence to disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and ordered a fresh probe into corruption charges as revealed in the Panama Papers. ... read..


Pakistan SC for probe into Sharif's Panamagate links (Lead)
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 6:45:14 PM IST
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a Joint Investigation Team to probe if Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was involved in corruption as alleged in the Panama Papers. ... read..


Panamagate: SC orders probe into Sharif's links
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 6:45:09 PM IST
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a Joint Investigation Team to probe the involvement of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Panama Papers case. ... read..


Anticipation high in Pakistan as SC to pronounce Panamagate verdict (Lead)
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Over a month after conclusion of marathon hearings in the Panamagate case, the verdict of the Supreme Court of Pakistan is being eagerly and anxiously awaited - with the suspense heightened as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's fate hangs in the balance. ... read..


JGBs weaken along with Treasuries, firm 20-year sale helps limit losses
TOKYO | Thursday, Apr 20 2017 IST
Japanese government bond prices slipped on today on the back of a retreat in US Treasuries, although a well-received 20-year debt auction helped limit losses. The benchmark 10-year JGB yield was 1 basis point higher at 0.010 percent after rising to 0.015 ... read..


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