Monday, November 30, 2020

30 dead, 24 injured in Afghan suicide bombing (Ld)
Kabul | Sunday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
At least 30 military personnel were killed and 24 others wounded in a suicide car bombing that took place near a military camp in Afghanistan's Ghazni city on Sunday, officials have confirmed. ... read..

Doha negotiators have agreed on rules: Taliban
Kabul | Sunday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
A Taliban spokesperson has said that negotiators from both sides for the Afghan peace process have agreed on procedural rules with 21 items for the the talks to proceed, the media reported. ... read..

Never pressured by military leadership on any matter: Imran
Islamabad | Sunday, 2020 7:45:07 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he was never pressured by the countrys military leadership on any matter, including foreign policy. ... read..

52% forced conversion cases reported in Pak's Punjab province
Islamabad | Sunday, 2020 7:45:07 PM IST
A Pakistani rights group has said that 52 per cent of cases of alleged forced conversions of women, specicially of underage girls from the religious minority communities, had occurred in Punjab province. ... read..

Imran Khan's Kashmir campaign bombs at Islamic meet
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khans shrill campaign to internationalise Kashmir has bombed after the 57-member Islamic bloc brushed aside Islamabads frenzied attempt to haul up India for abrogating Article 370 more than a year ago. ... read..

Chinese Defence Minister arrives in Nepal
Kathmandu | Sunday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Two days after Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla concluded a successful trip to Nepal, Chinese Defence Minister and State Councillor Wei Fenghe arrived in Kathmandu on Sunday. ... read..

Myanmar extends Covid-19 preventive measures to Dec 15
Yangon | Sunday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Myanmar's national-level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment for Covid-19 has extended the period of preventive measures until December 15. ... read..

Another one-horned rhinoceros dead in Nepal
Kathmandu | Sunday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Another one-horned rhinoceros has been found dead in Nepal's Chitwan National Park, taking the death toll of the endangered species to 16 since July this year, according to an official. ... read..

Comments against Liberation War won't be tolerated: B'desh Minister
Dhaka | Sunday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
A Bangladesh Minister has warned that any comments against the spirit of the country's Liberation War and the Constitution will not be tolerated, while "evil attempts" to destroy the peace and comfort of the public will be resisted. ... read..

ASEAN distances from China's Covid vaccine diplomacy
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
In a major setback to Chinas devious vaccine diplomacy, ASEAN members Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia on Friday sealed deals for procuring Covid-19 vaccines from Britain and the US. ... read..

Taliban intensifies attacks during past week: Afghan govt
Kabul | Saturday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
The Afghan Defence Ministry has said that the Taliban has intensified attacks across the country in the past one week. ... read..

7 injured in Kabul IED blasts
Kabul | Saturday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
At least seven people were injured on Saturday in two separate magnetic IED blasts in Kabul, police in the Afghan capital said. ... read..

Imran reiterates no permission for PDM rallies
Islamabad | Saturday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
In the wake of an ongoing second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan has reiterated that his government will not permit the PDM opposition alliance to hold anymore public rallies. ... read..

ADB approves $300mn loan for macroeconomic stability in Pak
Islamabad | Saturday, 2020 4:45:06 PM IST
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced that it has approved a $300 million policy-based loan targeting macroeconomic stability in Pakistan by improving trade. ... read..

Bangladesh to scan accounts of pro-Pak former soldier, 34 others
Dhaka | Saturday, 2020 7:15:05 AM IST
The Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) has summoned the bank accounts of at least 35 people, including anti-India and pro-Pakistan activist Major Delwar Hussain (retd), BNP-Jamaat activist Kanak Sarwar, Jamaat activist Ilias Hossain and several ... read..

Bangladesh stars in terror-hit South Asia, throttles extremist violence
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
In terrorism hit South Asia, Bangladesh has emerged as a bright star, despite disturbing recent signs of a growing footprint of radical Islam in the strategically located nation which bridges the subcontinent with Southeast Asia. ... read..

EU urges Afghan Peace Council to 'include diverse membership'
Kabul | Friday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
The European Union (EU) delegation and the EU Heads of Mission based in Kabul have urged for a "swift establishment" of the Afghan High Council of National Reconciliation,the body designated to provide "guidance" to the ongoing peace negotiations. ... read..

10 possible IED attacks across Afghanistan foiled
Kabul | Friday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
The Afghan National Army (ANA) has foiled at least 10 possible Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) blasts across the country, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement on Friday. ... read..

Pakistan joins Saudi-led initiative for digital cooperation
Islamabad | Friday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Pakistan has joined the Digital Cooperation Organisation (DCO), a Saudi-led initiative, aimed at promoting digital cooperation among member states, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced. ... read..

4 killed in Pakistan shooting
Islamabad | Friday, 2020 6:15:07 PM IST
At least four people were killed in a shooting at a vehicle in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, officials said. ... read..

Sri Lankan President takes charge of Technology Ministry
Colombo | Friday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST
Sri Lanka's Ministry of Technology has been brought under the direct purview of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in order to create a technology-based society, his Office confirmed in a statement. ... read..

Nepal, India agree to complete remaining segment of boundary work
Kathmandu | Friday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
Nepal and India have agreed to complete the remaining segment of boundary work, but the two countries did not specifically mention which one. ... read..

Want to resolve all disputes through talk, Oli tells Shringla (Lead)
Kathmandu | Friday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Thursday said that his country wants to resolve all remaining outstanding issues with India through talks and dialogue. ... read..

26/11 attacks result of Pakistan's mullah-military nexus
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
Thursday marks the twelfth anniversary of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, also known as Indias 26/11. As is well known internationally, ten Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists from Pakistan reached Mumbai by sea, opened fire, took people hostages and killed ... read..

Cop killed in Afghanistan blast
Kabul | Thursday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
A police officer was killed on Thursday as blast hit Tirin Kot city, the capital of Uruzgan Province in southern Afghanistan, provincial government spokesman Ahmad Shah Sahel said. ... read..

Gunmen abduct 28 travellers in Afghanistan's Wardak province
Kabul | Thursday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Unidentified gunmen intercepted vehicles and abducted 28 travellers in Afghanistan's eastern Wardak province, police spokesman Hajji Mohammad Ofiani said on Thursday. ... read..

SL to invest in infrastructure at Mattala airport
Colombo | Thursday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
Sri Lanka will invest in maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) facilities at the China-built Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) in the country's Southern province, local media citing a government official said here on Thursday. ... read..

Foreign Secy Shringla in Nepal to mend ties, holds talks (Ld)
Kathmandu | Thursday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has started high-level meetings in Kathmandu immediately after kicking off his two-day Nepal visit on Thursday. ... read..

Small-scale development projects completed in Afghanistan's Ghor province
Kabul | Thursday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
A total of 15 small-scale uplift projects have been completed in the relatively peaceful and poor province of Ghor, said a statement of the Ministry for Rural Development and Rehabilitation on Thursday. ... read..

Ex-Pak PM's son Ali Musa Gillani granted bail
Islamabad | Thursday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
A Special Magistrate in Multan on Thursday granted bail to former PPP lawmaker Ali Musa Gillani and other Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) leaders. ... read..

Indian Foreign Secretary arrives in Kathmandu for 2-day visit
Kathmandu | Thursday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
In a bid to repair ties with Nepal that have hit all time low following the boundary dispute, Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has arrived in Kathmandu on Thursday morning for a two-day visit. ... read..

India calls Pak 'dossier' to UN 'pack of lies with no takers'
United Nations | Thursday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
India's UN Mission has dismissed as "a pack of lies with no takers" the dossier that Pakistan gave UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres alleging that India was fomenting terrorism against it from Afghanistan. ... read..

Nepal to announce new height of Mt Everest soon
Kathmandu | Thursday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
Nepal is going to announce the new height of Mt Everest, the world's tallest peak, very soon. ... read..

Three suspects held over deadly blasts in Afghanistan's Bamiyan
Kabul | Thursday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST
At least three suspects were arrested on Thursday in connection with the deadly bomb blasts in the city of Bamiyan in central Afghanistan that had killed at least 17 people and wounded over 50 others, police said. ... read..

Pak promotes 6 Army major generals
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) of Pakistan on Wednesday announced that six major generals have been promoted to the rank of lieutenant general. ... read..

Imran Khan to address WEF's Country Strategy Dialogue on Pakistan
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday will inaugurate the Country Strategy Dialogue (CSD) on Pakistan organised by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in recognition of the Pakistan's positive economic trajectory and its commendable resilience to the ... read..

Pak Foreign Minister to attend OIC minister's meet in Niger
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will leave for Niger on Wednesday where he will lead Pakistan's delegation at the 47th session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers scheduled to take place in Niamey ... read..

PTI set to form govt in Gilgit Baltistan
Gilgit Baltistan | Wednesday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is set to form government in Gilgit Baltistan after securing majority in the Legislative Assembly. ... read..

Pak's 'dirty war' against India will have consequences
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
The Pakistani deep state has suffered a devastating blow with the bloody interception of battle hardened terrorists belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit at the Nagrota toll plaza in Jammu district on November 19. By killing four heavily armed mi ... read..

Bukhari hints at 'blackout' of opposition on PTV
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
Newly appointed chairman of Pakistan Television Naeem Bukhari has hinted at 'blackout' of the opposition on PTV. ... read..

B'desh court issues injunction against sale of Liberation War arms
Dhaka | Wednesday, 2020 7:15:06 AM IST
The Bangladesh Supreme Court's High Court Division on Tuesday issued an injunction on the sale of firearms used during the country's Liberation War in 1971. ... read..

Bangladeshi who bought knives to attack Hindus arrested in Singapore
Dhaka | Wednesday, 2020 6:45:05 AM IST
A Bangladeshi youth who bought knives in Singapore to use for attacks on Hindus in his country, has been arrested in the southeast Asian city state, a statement said. ... read..

Chinese youth staring at bleak job prospect
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
The Chinese Communist governments exaggerated claim that the countrys economic boom and rapid development has created fresh opportunities for young people is fast diminishing. There is a growing perception among the youth that their career prospects are b ... read..

Imran Khan to address nation over Covid after NCC meeting
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the nation after chairing the National Coordination Committee (NCC) on Tuesday where he aims to take the nation into confidence over the government's latest coronavirus measures. ... read..

India to build new dam in Afghanistan for over 2 million people
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
In a move that further strengthens India-Afghan relations, the government on Tuesday announced that it is building a new dam in Afghanistan that will provide clean drinking water to millions of people in Kabul. ... read..

Chemical castration of rapists given in-principle approval in Pak
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday approved, in principle, a law on chemical castration of rapists. ... read..

China vows to expand global free trade area network
Beijing | Tuesday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
China will step up efforts to expand the free trade area network across the world to enlarge its "circle of friends", according to China's Commerce Minister Zhong Shan. ... read..

China to boost financial cooperation with Singapore
Chongqing | Tuesday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
China will strengthen cooperation with Singapore to promote greater financial connectivity, according to officials. ... read..

IHC defers decision to declare Sharif proclaimed offender
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday deferred decision to declare deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif a proclaimed offender until December 2. ... read..

Pak's CTD foils suicide attack on Lahore police station
Lahore | Tuesday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
Officials from the Pakistan's Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Tuesday said they foiled a possible militant attack by killing a suspected would-be suicide bomber when he tried to sneak into a police station near Lahore. ... read..

Pak PM Imran Khan's lawyer appointed as PTV chairman
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST
Pakistani lawyer Naeem Bukhari, who led the legal team of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan in the Panama Papers leak case, has been appointed as Chairman of the state-run Pakistan Television (PTV). ... read..

Pak PM approves creation of liaison body for spy agencies
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan approved the setting up of the National Intelligence Coordination Committee (NICC), a senior security source said. ... read..

Drugs worth Rs 3.3 crore seized in Manipur
Imphal | Monday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
Seizure of drugs smuggled in from neighbouring Myanmar continued in Manipur with Assam Rifle troopers now coming across a fresh consignment of narcotics valued at Rs 3.3 crore, officials said on Monday. ... read..

Indian Foreign Secretary to visit Nepal on Nov 26
Kathmandu | Monday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Resuming the high-level visit and exchanges with Nepal, India is sending its top diplomat to Kathmandu on November 26 ... read..

26,025 Afghan kids killed/maimed since 2005: Report
Kabul | Monday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
In a new report released, a charity group revealed that at least 26,025 Afghan children were killed or maimed from 2005 to 2019 in the war-torn country. ... read..

Minorities under attack in Pak: Another Ahmadi shot dead in broad daylight
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
A professor, a trader, a pharmacist, an 82-year-old grandfather, a US citizen and now a 31-year-old doctor -- the long long list of targeted killings in Pakistan of the Ahmadiyya community is never-ending. ... read..

Nagrota, a milestone on trail of encounters with Masood Azhar's JeM on J&K highway
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
The killing of four heavily-armed terrorists of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) --Masood Azhar's jihadist outfit -- in an encounter by the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on November 19, at the Ban Toll Plaza near Nagrota has e ... read..

Breakthrough reported in Afghan-Taliban talks in Doha
Kabul | Monday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
A breakthrough has been reported in the stalled talks between the Afghanistan government and the Taliban after the two sides agreed to include the February 29 US deal, UN endorsements, commitments of the negotiating teams and the will of the Afghan people ... read..

Puppet rule must come to an end, says PDM
Peshwar | Monday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
In defiance of a ban on public gatherings and without a formal permission, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance comprising 11 of the country's opposition parties, staged it fourth power show in Peshawar during which it made renewed attacks ... read..

Sharif's mother passes away in London
Islamabad | Monday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ailing mother has died in London, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders announced. ... read..

Imran warns of total lockdown if oppn rallies continue
Islamabad | Monday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned of a total lockdown across the country if the opposition continued to hold public rallies despite an ongoing second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the media reported on Monday. ... read..

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