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Bangladesh opposition accuses government of pre-election persecution
Dhaka | Saturday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
Bangladesh's main opposition party has accused the government of cracking down on its workers to prevent them from campaigning for the general election set to be held end of the month. ... read..


Sri Lanka's disputed PM Rajapaksa resigns (Second Lead)
Colombo | Saturday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST
Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned from his post on Saturday, signalling an end to nearly a two-month-long political crisis that has kept the island nation without a functional government. ... read..


Group show by Bangladeshi artists brings societal issues to fore
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
Issues of social justice, war, women rights and colonialism find expression in "A Finger on the Pulse", an ongoing group show of avant-garde Bangladeshi art here. ... read..


Pakistan, China, Afghanistan sign MoU on anti-terrorism cooperation
Kabul | Saturday, 2018 4:15:05 PM IST
Pakistan, China and Afghanistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) vis-a-vis anti-terrorism cooperation during a second trilateral ministerial dialogue in Kabul on Saturday. ... read..


Sri Lanka's disputed PM Rajapaksa resigns amid crisis (Lead)
Colombo | Saturday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Saturday, seven weeks after he was appointed in a surprise move that sparked a political crisis in the island nation. ... read..


6 soldiers killed during anti-terror raid in Pakistan
Islamabad | Saturday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
At least six security personnel have been killed during an anti-terror operation in Pakistan's Balochistan province. ... read..


Sri Lanka's disputed PM Rajapaksa resigns amid crisis
Colombo | Saturday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Saturday, seven weeks after he was appointed in a surprise move that sparked a political crisis in the island nation. ... read..


5 killed in Afghanistan shooting
Mazar-e-Sharif (Afghanistan) | Friday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
Four civilians and one police officer were killed and five were wounded after gunmen fired on people attending a funeral ceremony in Afghanistan's Balkh province on Friday, the police said. ... read..


Rajapaksa to step down as PM, says son
Colombo | Friday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
Sri Lankan former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will step down from the disputed position of premiership on Saturday, his son and legislator Namal Rajapaksa said on Friday. ... read..


Justice Sen communal, can't be judge: CPI-M
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
The CPI-M on Friday condemned Justice Sudip Ranjan Sen of the Meghalaya High Court for making what it said were communal observations and said he had lost the moral right to be a judge. ... read..


Two Bengal men held with fake currency
Kolkata | Thursday, 2018 10:15:30 PM IST
Based on prior information, two persons from West Bengal's Nadia district have been arrested for carrying fake 500 rupee notes amounting to Rs 1 lakh, police said on Thursday. ... read..


Sri Lankan Parliament sacking illegal: Supreme Court
Colombo | Thursday, 2018 10:15:29 PM IST
The Sri Lankan Supreme Court on Thursday ruled as "unconstitutional" President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve Parliament and conduct a snap parliamentary election in early January. ... read..


Nepal, China agree to boost bilateral ties
Beijing | Thursday, 2018 10:15:20 PM IST
Nepal's Foreign Secretary met China's Foreign Minister here on Thursday to boost bilateral cooperation and discuss issues of mutual interest, officials said. ... read..


Abducted Indian boy rescued from Nepal, 3 arrested
Kathmandu | Thursday, 2018 3:45:05 PM IST
A seven-year-old Indian boy, who was kidnapped from Bihar last week, has been rescued from Nepal and three people, including a political leader here, have been arrested in connection with his abduction, the police said. ... read..


Saudi to make biggest investment in Pakistan's history: Minister
Islamabad | Thursday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST
A Pakistan Minister on Thursday said that an incoming investment package from Saudi Arabia promises to be "the biggest foreign investment in the country's history". ... read..


US bill over reciprocity of access to Tibet awaits Trump's signature
Chicago | Thursday, 2018 10:15:04 AM IST
The unanimous passage of a bill that insists on reciprocity between the US and China over travel access to Tibet is seen as a clear message that the US Congress is sending to Beijing about the situation in Tibet. ... read..


Trump names Robert Williams as his point person for South Asia
Washington | Thursday, 2018 7:45:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he intends to name an experienced intelligence officer as the assistant secretary of state for South Asian affairs. ... read..


Sri Lanka Parliament passes vote of confidence on ousted PM
Colombo | Wednesday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
Sri Lanka's Parliament on Wednesday passed a vote of confidence on ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with 117 lawmakers from the 225-member Parliament voting in his favour. ... read..


500 Indian fishermen in Pakistan, Sri Lanka jails
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2018 5:15:05 PM IST
A total of 500 Indian fishermen are lodged in various jails in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the government said on Wednesday. ... read..


Legal challenge filed against ousted Sri Lankan PM
Colombo | Tuesday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
A local Sri Lankan Municipal Councillor on Tuesday filed a petition in the Court of Appeal against ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe continuing to be a member of Parliament. ... read..


India's role crucial for Afghan peace: Qureshi
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that India's cooperation would be needed for bringing peace to war-torn Afghanistan. ... read..


4 killed in suicide attack on Afghan security forces
Kabul | Tuesday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
At least four people were killed in a suicide attack targeting an Afghan security forces vehicle in a district of Kabul province on Tuesday. ... read..


Bangladesh begins poll campaigning amid opposition claims of arrests
Dhaka | Monday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
Election campaigning in Bangladesh began on Monday amid reports of arrests of hundreds of leaders and members of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). ... read..


Amarinder sees bigger design of Pak Army in Kartarpur affair
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
Dubbing the whole affair initiated by Pakistan on the Kartarpur corridor as a "bigger conspiracy" hatched by the Pakistan Army, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said the hostile neighbour is trying to revive militancy in Punjab but it will no ... read..


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