Thursday, October 18, 2018
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India seeks to further deepen ties with Maldives
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
India is looking forward to further deepen its partnership with the Maldives following the just concluded presidential election in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday. ... read..


Meghalaya secessionist leader enters India, surrenders
Shillong | Thursday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
Meghalayas most wanted separatist leader and Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) General Secretary Cheristerfield Thangkhiew surrendered before Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong on Thursday at the Police Headquarters. ... read..


2 Americans, 1 Afghan injured in Kandahar shooting
Kabul | Thursday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
At least two Americans and an Afghan were injured in a shooting at the Governor's complex in the country's Kandahar province on Thursday, but the commander of Nato's Resolute Support Mission, Austin 'Scott' Miller, escaped unhurt. ... read..


Maldives court overturns ex-President Gayoom's jail term
Male | Thursday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
The Maldives High Court on Thursday overturned the jail sentence of former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom weeks after he was freed on bail. ... read..


Pakistan SC dismisses petition seeking Imran Khan's disqualification
Islamabad | Thursday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a review petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi seeking Prime Minister Imran Khan's disqualification over non-disclosure of his assets and ownership of offshore companies. ... read..


Border security paramount for development: Bhagwat (Lead)
Nagpur | Thursday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
Secured borders are of paramount importance to ensure prosperity and development of India given the current complex international scenario, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said here on Thursday. ... read..


116 policemen suspended over 2014 firing in Pakistan
Islamabad | Thursday, 2018 7:45:04 AM IST
As many as 116 police officials have been suspended from their posts for their alleged involvement in a June 2014 tragedy that killed at least 14 persons in Lahore in Pakistan's Punjab province, media reports said. ... read..


Sri Lankan President calls Modi, rejects assassination attempt reports
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 1:15:05 AM IST
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday rejected media reports alleging an Indian hand in a plot to assassinate him and a former Defence Secretary of Sri Lanka during a telephone call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ... read..


Australia to face United Arab Emirates in a T20I on Monday
Dubai | Wednesday, Oct 17 2018 IST
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will host Australia in a T20I for the first time on Monday. Australia were already scheduled to play the UAE as part of their preparation for the upcoming T20I series against Pakistan. The match has now been upgraded to ... read..


Indian arrested in Nepal for possessing marijuana
Kathmandu | Wednesday, 2018 8:45:05 PM IST
An Indian national has been arrested in Nepal's Birgunj city for possessing marijuana, the police said. ... read..


Two women surrender in Bangladesh militant hideout raid
Dhaka | Wednesday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
Two suspected female militants surrendered on Wednesday after Bangladeshi security forces raided the hideout of a banned Islamist group under siege in the country's Narsingdi district. ... read..


Yameen calls for peace, prosperity in Maldives
Male | Wednesday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Wednesday called on all fellowmen to maintain peace and prosperity within the nation and urged the new leadership to put the interests of the country above their own. ... read..


Poll candidate killed in Afghan blast (Lead)
Lashkar Gah (Afghanistan) | Wednesday, 2018 2:15:06 PM IST
A bomb ripped through the campaign office of a leading parliamentary candidate in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Wednesday, killing him and injuring eight others, the police said. ... read..


Soldier arrested in Meerut for espionage
Meerut | Wednesday, 2018 2:15:06 PM IST
A soldier has been arrested from the Cantonment area here in Uttar Pradesh on charges of passing on military information to Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI, an official said on Wednesday. ... read..


Blast hits Afghan poll candidate's office
Kabul | Wednesday, 2018 11:45:05 AM IST
A powerful blast rocked the campaign office of Afghan parliamentary poll candidate Abdul Jabbar Qahraman in Helmand province's Lashkar Gah area on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported. ... read..


Pakistan hangs 6-year-old Zainab's killer
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2018 11:15:04 AM IST
Pakistan early on Wednesday hanged a man convicted for the rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab Ansari in January. ... read..


Raid on militants' hideout in Bangladesh kills 2
Dhaka | Tuesday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
Two bodies suspected to be of militants were found on Tuesday after Bangladeshi security forces stormed a hideout of the Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) members in the country's Narsingdi district, the police said. ... read..


Taliban attack Afghan check posts, kill 19 troops
Kabul | Tuesday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
At least 19 members of the Afghan security forces were killed and 16 others were injured in Taliban attacks, few days ahead of parliamentary elections in the country, officials said on Tuesday. ... read..


Verdict in corruption case against Khaleda Zia on October 29
Dhaka | Tuesday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
A Dhaka court will announce its verdict on former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case on October 29. ... read..


West Indies coach Stuart Law suspended for two ODIs
Dubai | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
West Indies coach Stuart Law has been suspended for his side's upcoming two One-Day Internationals against India following a breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for which he received a 100 per cent fine and three demerit points. This means his accumul ... read..


Russia, Pakistan to hold joint military drills
Moscow | Tuesday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
Russian and Pakistani troops will hold joint military drills in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from October 21 to November 4, a statement said here on Tuesday. ... read..


US consulate car injures motorcyclist in Karachi
Karachi | Tuesday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
A motorcyclist has been injured after being hit by a US consulate car in Karachi, police said. ... read..


Shehbaz Sharif's remand extended by 14 days
Lahore | Tuesday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
Pakistan's anti-corruption body was on Tuesday granted a 14-day extension in the remand of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) President Shehbaz Sharif in a multi-billion rupee housing scam case. ... read..


CPEC may regain pace after Imran Khan's visit to Beijing
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST
Islamabad expects that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would regain pace after Prime Minister Imran Khan visits Beijing next month with the signing of a framework agreement on industrial zones, progress on agricultural cooperation and addition ... read..


Bangladeshi Hindus celebrate annual Durga festival
Dhaka | Tuesday, 2018 1:45:04 AM IST
Durga Puja, the biggest annual Hindu festival, began on Monday in Bangladesh capital Dhaka and elsewhere in the country with due religious fervour. ... read..


Sikkim CM seeks global effort to make agriculture organic by 2050
Rome | Monday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Monday called for global cooperation to make agriculture totally organic the world over by 2050, citing the achievement of his Himalayan state in northeastern India. ... read..


Bangladesh journalists protest propaganda law with human chain
Dhaka | Monday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
Newspaper editors in Bangladesh gathered in the capital on Monday to demand an immediate amendment to the newly-enacted Digital Security Act, which they say hampers the freedom of the press and free speech. ... read..


Nepal puts royal crown on display
Kathmandu | Monday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
Nepal on Monday put on display the royal crown used by former kings after 10 years of the abolition of monarchy in the Himalayan country. ... read..


India threatens regional security: Pakistan
Islamabad | Monday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST
India's offensive posture and induction of lethal weapons threatens strategic stability in South Asia, Pakistan President Arif Alvi said on Monday. ... read..


Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant continue upward surge in ICC Player Rankings
Dubai | Monday, Oct 15 2018 IST
India rookies Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant have made substantial gains in the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after their fine efforts in the second Test against the West Indies contributed to a 10-wicket victory that sealed a 2-0 serie ... read..


Hazratullah Zazai becomes third to hit six sixes in an over in T20s
Kabul | Monday, Oct 15 2018 IST
Afghanistan's Hazratullah Zazai became only the third batsman to hit six sixes in an over in a Twenty20 match, for Kabul Zwanan against Balkh Legends in the Afghanistan Premier League 2018. Zazai opened the Kabul batting with his team chasing a mammo ... read..


Taliban confirms talks with US special envoy for Afghan peace
Kabul | Sunday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
The Taliban has confirmed that its leaders had held talks with the US Special Envoy for Afghan peace Zalmay Khalilzad in Qatar's capital on Friday, said a statement from the group posted on its website on Sunday. ... read..


Sir Andy Roberts on board for ICC Women's World T20
Dubai | Sunday, Oct 14 2018 IST
Sir Andy Roberts the legendary fast bowler has joined the Windies Ambassador Programme, and will lend his support to the upcoming ICC Women's World T20 2018. The 67-year-old is ranked among the best fast bowlers of all time and is a member ... read..


Afghan district police chief killed in Taliban attack
Qalat (Afghanistan) | Sunday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
At least eight Afghan police personnel, including a district police chief, were killed in clashes in the southern province of Zabul overnight, a provincial source said on Sunday. ... read..


Voting underway for Pakistan by-polls
Islamabad | Sunday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST
Voting for the by-polls for Pakistan's 11 National and 24 Provincial Assemblies were underway on Sunday, with more than 300 candidates in the fray. ... read..


Political campaigns conclude as Pakistan set for by-polls
Islamabad | Saturday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
Political parties in Pakistan have concluded their weeks-long campaigns for the country's by-elections scheduled for Sunday in 35 constituencies of the National Assembly or lower house of the country's Parliament and four provincial Assemblies. ... read..


India presents major opportunity for French defence firms: Sitharaman
Paris | Friday, 2018 11:45:05 PM IST
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that India presented a major opportunity for the French defence manufacturing industry even as she pitched for greater defence cooperation between India and France for securing both nations interests. ... read..


India elected to UN rights Council with highest number of votes (Lead)
United Nations | Friday, 2018 11:45:05 PM IST
India was elected with the highest number of votes by the General Assembly to the influential Human Rights Council on Friday with a pledge to combat intolerance. ... read..


India elected to influential UN rights council with highest number of votes
United Nations | Friday, 2018 10:15:05 PM IST
India was elected with the highest number of votes by the General Assembly to the influential Human Rights Council on Friday with a pledge to combat intolerance. ... read..


Soldier, two porters injured in mine blast near LoC
Jammu | Friday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
A soldier and two porters were injured on Friday in a landmine explosion on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, a defence officer said. ... read..


Sri Lanka seeks rule-based maritime order in Indian Ocean
Colombo | Friday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has called for the establishment of a rule-based maritime order in the Indian Ocean before "geopolitical power interplays in the region to convert the Indian Ocean into a centre of tension", the media reporte ... read..


Sikkim's 100% organic farming wins FAO's Future Policy Gold Award (Lead)
United Nations | Friday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
Sikkim has won the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) Future Policy Gold Award for its achievement in becoming the world's first totally organic agriculture state. ... read..


Suzie Bates claims No.1 spot on batting chart in T20I Rankings for Women
Dubai | Friday, Oct 12 2018 IST
New Zealand's Suzie Bates pipped the Windies' Stafanie Taylor to take over the top rank among batters on the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Rankings for Women. Windies captain Taylor, however, did enough during her team's Twenty20 International series against S ... read..


ICC Launches Global Women's T20I Team Rankings
Dubai | Friday, Oct 12 2018 IST
The International Cricket Council today launched a global MRF Tyres ICC Women's T20I Team Rankings as it continues to drive the growth of the game through the shortest format. Three-time ICC Women's World Twenty20 champions Australia lead the inaugur ... read..


Kohli's century helped him consolidate his position at top of ICC player rankings
Dubai | Friday, Oct 12 2018 IST
India captain Virat Kohli's century has helped him consolidate his position at the top of the rankings and he has moved to within one point of his highest ratings point of 937 while spinner Kuldeep Yadav's six wickets in the match, including a haul of ... read..


Young leaders determined to reform 'corrupt' Afghan Parliament
Kabul | Friday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
As preparations continued in Afghanistan on Friday for the country's much-awaited general elections, the list of candidates, dominated by young, educated Afghans, signaled an undercurrent of change. ... read..


Aus vs Pak : Khawaja, Head put up strong partnership to keep visitors alive in 1st Test
Dubai | Thursday, Oct 11 2018 IST
Usman Khawaja and Travis Head put up an unbroken 128-run partnership for the fourth wicket to keep alive Australia's slim hopes of forcing a draw in the first test against Pakistan on Thursday. Set an improbable victory target of 462, Australia resumed o ... read..


DCW rescues 8 Nepali girls from hotel
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Thursday rescued eight Nepali girls, who were going to be trafficked to Gulf countries, from a hotel in Paharganj area. ... read..


Maldives SC to hear case against presidential poll results
Male | Thursday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
The Maldives top court has agreed to hear a legal challenge filed by the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) against the results of last month's presidential elections, the media reported on Thursday. ... read..


Musharraf ordered to record statement in treason case
Islamabad | Thursday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday directed former President Pervez Musharraf, who has been living in Dubai since 2016 for "medical treatment", to return and record his statement in a treason case, saying "there are good doctors in Pakistan" to treat hi ... read..


49% Americans say US 'mostly failed' in Afghanistan: Poll
Washington | Thursday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
Forty-nine per cent of Americans have said that the US has "mostly failed" even after being 17 years into war in Afghanistan, according to a new poll. ... read..


Soldier injured in Pakistan firing on LoC
Jammu | Thursday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST
An Indian Army soldier has been injured in Pakistan firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, Defence Ministry said. ... read..


Myanmar works with Unesco to enlist Bagan as world heritage
Yangon | Thursday, 2018 10:15:05 AM IST
Myanmar is working with the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in an effort to enlist its ancient city of Bagan as one of the world heritages, Vice President U Myint Swe said on Thursday. ... read..


Toll in Sri Lanka rains reaches 12
Colombo | Thursday, 2018 10:15:05 AM IST
The death toll from the heavy rains and winds in Sri Lanka rose to 12 on Thursday, with over 69,000 others across the island nation affected, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said. ... read..


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