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No false accusations against Padma Bridge will be tolerated: Hasina
Dhaka | Thursday, 2022 5:15:10 AM IST
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the Special Security Force (SSF), that guards the head of the state and the head of government, to remain vigilant as there is information of a conspiracy against the inauguration of the much-awai ... read..


Storm in a teacup: Pakistan is world's largest importer of tea
Islamabad | Thursday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Pakistanis have been urged to drink less tea to keep the country's economy afloat, as the world's largest tea importer grapples with soaring inflation and a fast-depreciating rupee, media reports said. ... read..


Russia will provide passage for civilians to leave Azot factory but not by the route Kiev wanted
Moscow | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Russia will provide a way out for civilians at the Azot fertiliser factory in the contested city of Severodonetsk, but will use a different plan to that which Kiev requested, the Russian military said on Tuesday. ... read..


Five Sri Lankans to move Madras HC against seizure of legal gold
Chennai | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Five Sri Lankan nationals, who are in the Chennai International Airport's transit lounge, said that they will approach the Madras High Court to get back their gold bars weighing about seven kg seized by Customs. ... read..


Chittagong container depot tragedy: More human remains found
Dhaka | Tuesday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
One more burned human body was recovered from inside the BM Container Depot in Sitakunda on Monday, ten days after the massive chemical blasts and fire there, officials said. ... read..


Sri Lanka power supplier head resigns after controversial statements on Indian PM, Adani
Colombo | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
The Chairman of Sri Lanka's state-run electricity supplier, Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), resigned on Monday after repeated controversial statements made on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lanka's renewable energy project awarded to Adani Gr ... read..


'Traitors' passed on vital coordinates to Russians: Mariupol mayor
Kiev | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
The mayor of Mariupol, Vadym Boichenko, who has left the city, claims "traitors" passed on coordinates to Russian forces early on, BBC reported. ... read..


Blasphemy issue fuels protests in PoK too
Islamabad/New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
The reactive politics as visible in Pakistan is indeed unique, especially when it comes to developments in India and on sensitive issues. ... read..


Russia's Duma speaker alludes to 'new G8' which includes India
Moscow | Sunday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
The US "with its own hands" pushed the countries, which are not participating in "sanctions wars", to form a "new Big Eight" group with Russia, the Russian State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said on Saturday. ... read..


Campaigners call to blacklist Dubai over failure to crack down on Russian oligarchs
Dubai | Sunday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Campaigners and politicians are calling for the United Arab Emirates to be blacklisted over its failures to combat the flow of "dirty money" and to enforce sanctions imposed on Russian oligarchs, media reports said. ... read..


'Saviour': India's valiant bid to recover influence in crisis-hit Sri Lanka
New York | Saturday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
India is making a valiant bid to recover its influence in the crisis-laden Sri Lanka which it had seemingly lost to China some time ago, as the Chinese dream projects in the island nation to rival Dubai seem to be virtually falling through and China makes ... read..


Prophet remarks row: B'desh sees protests, calls to boycott Indian products
Dhaka | Saturday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
Several political parties and Islamists of Islami Andolon Bangladesh (IAB), Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam Bangladesh, and Islami Oikyajote demonstrated countrywide after prayers on Friday noon against the remarks on Prophet Mohammad by BJP leaders. ... read..


India to provide $55 mn LOC to SL for procuring fertiliser
Colombo | Saturday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
With Sri Lankan famers waiting for fertiliser to start the Yala season, India has decided to extend a Line of Credit (LOC) of $55 million to Sri Lanka for the procurement of urea. ... read..


Russia claims that Kiev's fighters have rigged fertiliser plant with explosives
Moscow | Saturday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Russia's Defence Ministry says there is "credible information" that Ukrainian fighters are using civilians as human shields inside the Azot chemical plant in the Donbass city of Severodonetsk, RT reported. ... read..


US reveals 'hypocrisy' by announcing ban on Russian oil, but purchasing it: Putin ally
Moscow | Thursday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
The US has revealed its "hypocrisy" by announcing a ban on Russian oil, while continuing to purchase it in large quantities, Russia's Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin has said, media reports said. ... read..


Imran Khan to be arrested once protective bail ends: Minister
Islamabad | Monday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
Pakistan Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Sunday said that PTI Chairman Imran Khan would be arrested once his protective bail expires, media reports said. ... read..


45 killed after blaze, blast devastate B'desh container depot (2nd Ld)
Dhaka | Monday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
A massive blaze, followed by a powerful explosion, at a private container depot in Bangladesh's Chittagong district left at least 45 people, including nine firefighters, dead and injured some 500 others, authorities said on Sunday. ... read..


B'desh Guinness record holder murdered for protesting girl's harassment
Dhaka | Sunday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
A Guinness World record-holding cyclist was stabbed to death for protesting harassment of a female friend in Bangladesh's Bogura, police said on Saturday. ... read..


Nepal delegation in India to study food security programmes
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Enthused by India's Food Security Act (FSA) 2013 through the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS), Mid-Day Meal (MDM) scheme, and Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) providing food security to millions, a delegation from Nepal is in India to ... read..


Lavrov cites risks of 'involving third countries' in war if Ukraine receives MLRS from US
Moscow | Thursday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that there are risks of involving third countries in the war with Ukraine if Kiev received US multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS). ... read..


EU leaders say they will block most Russian oil imports by end of 2022
Brussels | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:10 AM IST
EU leaders have said that they will block most Russian oil imports by the end of 2022 to punish Moscow for invading Ukraine, media reports said. ... read..


Permanent Indus Commission finalises 2021-22 report, plan future field visits
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
The Permanent Indus Commission - comprising members from both India and Pakistan - on the conclusion of its two-day meeting here on Tuesday, finalised its annual report for 2021-22 as per the provisions of the Indus Water Treaty, 1960. ... read..


Africa warns of food shortage due to Russian blockade of Ukraine's ports
Brussels | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
The African Union has warned EU leaders that Moscow's blockade of Ukraines ports risks "a catastrophic scenario" of food shortages and price rises, The Guardian reported. ... read..


Russia's Lavrov denies Putin is ill
Moscow | Tuesday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
Russia's Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday denied reports that President Vladimir Putin has fallen ill, media reports said. ... read..


China to review textbooks with 'ugly, sexually suggestive' illustrations
Hong Kong | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
China has ordered a nationwide review of school textbooks after illustrations deemed 'ugly', 'sexually suggestive' and 'secretly pro-American' caused public uproar, media reports said. ... read..


Nepal: Plane with 4 Indians onboard missing; search ops to resume Monday (Ld)
Kathmandu | Monday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
The Nepal Army engaged in searching the Tara Air plane that went missing with four Indians on-board on Sunday has called off the operation for the day due to poor light, an official said, adding the search operations will resume on Monday morning. ... read..


China funnels its overseas aid money into political leaders' pet projects
Beijing | Monday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
Chinas financing of overseas projects has disproportionately benefited the core political supporters of incumbent presidents or prime ministers of those countries that receive the funds, according to a new book, The Guardian reported. ... read..


Committed to retrieve land belonging to Nepal from India, says PM Deuba
Kathmandu | Sunday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Nepal's Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Saturday said that his government is committed to take back the "disputed land currently occupied by India". ... read..


India supplying 1,160 MW power to B'desh, 1,500 MW more in pipeline: Jaishankar
Guwahati | Sunday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
External Minister Dr S. Jaishankar on Saturday said that India has been supplying 1,160 MW of electricity to Bangladesh and 1,500 MW more is already in the pipeline. ... read..


Putin warns Macron, Scholz about danger of pumping Ukraine with Western weapons
Moscow | Sunday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin, during a conversation with French and German leaders Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz, pointed out the danger of pumping Ukraine with Western weapons. He warned European colleagues that this carries the risks of destabiliz ... read..


BSF apprehends 2 Pak fishermen, seize 4 boats in Kutch
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Border Security Force (BSF) personnel on Thursday apprehended two Pakistani fishermen and seized four boats from the Harami Nala area in Gujarat's Kutch region. ... read..


Imran Khan vows not to vacate Islamabad's D-Chowk until final date for new elections
Islamabad | Thursday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday reiterated that he and his supporters would not vacate D-Chowk in Islamabad until a final date for new elections was given from the "imported government", media reports said. ... read..


Dhaka' nod awaited to resume Agartala-Kolkata bus service via B'desh
Agartala | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
The Agartala-Kolkata bus service, via Bangladesh, could not be resumed as Dhaka yet to endorse India's proposal in this regard, a senior Tripura government official said on Tuesday. ... read..


Global cooperation antidote to Russia's blackmail: EC President
Davos | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday denounced Russian aggression and its use of "hunger and grain to wield power" in a special address at the World Economic Forum annual meeting. ... read..


Putin suffering from several serious illnesses, claims Ukraine intel chief
Kiev | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin is suffering from 'several serious illnesses' including cancer, but 'will not die tomorrow', a Ukrainian intelligence chief has claimed, Daily Mail reported. ... read..


Zelensky compares Russia's invasion with Sarajevo in 1914, Munich in 1938
Davos-Klosters (Switzerland) | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:11 AM IST
Calling for "maximum" sanctions against Russia, including an oil embargo, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky in a live video address to the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos-Klosters told the participants how he "wakes up every day to read th ... read..


Saudi Arabia bans citizens from travelling to 16 nations, including India
Riyadh | May 23, 2022 4:22:51 PM IST
Saudi Arabia has banned citizens from travelling to 16 countries, including India, over the Covid-19 situation in those nations, the media reported ... read..


Ukraine, wheat ban to be discussed at Biden-Modi meet: US NSA
Washington | Monday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
The Russian invasion of Ukraine and Indian restrictions on wheat exports will be among a range of issues that will figure at the upcoming meeting of the Quad in Tokyo next week and the bilateral between American President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Nare ... read..


Tripura, Mizoram approach MEA to ferry essentials via Bangladesh
Agartala/Aizawl | Monday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
Tripura and Mizoram have approached the External Affairs Ministry to bring essential supplies and transport fuels via Bangladesh as the rail links have been cut off for the past nine days. ... read..


Imran Khan says long march to Islamabad from May 25
Peshawar | Monday, 2022 1:45:14 AM IST
PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday announced that his party's long march towards Islamabad for the country's "battle for real freedom" will begin on May 25, media reported. ... read..


India, Singapore to work together against terror, transitional crime
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
At the joint working group (JWG) meeting between India and Singapore, it was decided that the two nations will work jointly against terror and transitional crime. ... read..


Zelensky accuses Moscow of 'attempting to kill as many Ukrainians as possible'
Kiev | Saturday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russian forces have 'completely destroyed' Ukraine's eastern Donbas region and accused Moscow of trying to 'increase pressure' with 'brutal' and 'senseless' bombardments, the media reported. ... read..


Indian diplomat calls Bilawal Bhutto's UNSC statement 'Pavlovian response'
United Nations | Saturday, 2022 1:45:17 AM IST
An Indian diplomat has described Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's off-topic reference to India at the Security Council as a "Pavlovian response". ... read..


US offers 'full, total, complete' support for Sweden, Finland's NATO applications
Washington | Friday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
US President Joe Biden on Thursday offered "full, total, complete" support for Sweden and Finlands applications to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). ... read..


Global famine likely this year: Putin aide
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
The attempt by the US to take over Ukraine's grain reserves may spark a humanitarian crisis in the country and lead to grain shortages globally, Russian President Vladimir Putins aide, Maksim Oreshkin, said on Thursday. ... read..


Pakistan's flawed foreign policy and its internal dimensions
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 3:15:10 AM IST
Pakistans foreign policy has traditionally been flawed, especially in times of critical importance, mainly due to the countrys highly-politicised foreign policy strategy which tends to link external policies with internal developments. ... read..


Balochistan CM could be voted out by no-confidence motion
Islamabad | Friday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
In the midst of what seems like a never-ending political crisis in Pakistan where Imran Khan got ousted through a no-confidence motion, similar political winds are now shaking the walls of the Balochistan provincial assembly, as a no-confidence motion has ... read..


Russia ranks 'unfriendly' nations; US tops chart
Moscow | Friday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Russian State Duma chairman Vyacheslav Volodin has published on social media a list of "unfriendly nations" ranked by the number of anti-Russian sanctions they have imposed. ... read..


'Russia used laser weapons in Ukraine operation'
Moscow | Thursday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
Russia has developed its own anti-drone laser capability and is already using it in Ukraine, Vice Prime Minister of Russia, Yury Borisov, claimed in an interview on Wednesday. ... read..


Climate change making record-breaking heatwaves in India, Pakistan 100 times more likely
London | Thursday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
Climate change has made the odds of a record-breaking heatwave hitting northwestern India and Pakistan 100 times more likely to happen, scientists said Wednesday, as the two countries experience high temperatures that are disrupting daily life, media repo ... read..


Russia may sever ties with WHO, WTO
Moscow | Thursday, 2022 1:45:11 AM IST
Russia may sever ties with prominent global bodies as President Vladimir Putin continues to isolate his nation from the West following the invasion of Ukraine, Daily Mail reported. ... read..


Blame game erupts in Russia's secret services over 'bogus' intel that led to invasion
Moscow | Wednesday, 2022 3:15:10 AM IST
A new blame game has erupted in Russia's secret services over the 'bogus' intelligence that led President Vladimir Putin to believing his troops would be welcomed in Ukraine with open arms, media reports said. ... read..


West waging war against Russia: Kremlin
Moscow | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Western powers opposing Russia in Ukraine could be considered enemies as they are waging a war against the state, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday. ... read..


Russian commanders allegedly slaughtering their own wounded soldiers
Kiev | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Russian commanders are slaughtering their own wounded soldiers instead of retrieving them from the battlefield for treatment, Russias own troops have said, the media reported. ... read..


Pakistan's ex-envoy to Italy dismissed for sexually harassing female colleague
Islamabad | Monday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
A Pakistan federal ombudsperson has recommended dismissal of Pakistan's former Ambassador to Italy, Nadeem Riyaz after he was found guilty of sexually harassing a female colleague, media reports said. ... read..


Punjab CM slams targeted killing of two Sikh traders in Pakistan
Chandigarh | Monday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Sunday condemned the targeted killing of two Sikh traders in Pakistan and urged External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar to speak to Pakistan on the security of minority communities. ... read..


Putin warns Finland joining Nato would be a 'mistake'
Moscow | Sunday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned his Finnish counterpart that joining Nato and abandoning Finland's neutral status would be a "mistake", the media reported. ... read..


Relatives of Azovstal works defenders ask China to intervene
Kiev | Sunday, 2022 2:15:11 AM IST
The relatives of Azovstal forces have called on China to help with the extraction of Ukrainian troops from Mariupol. ... read..


Chinese currency declining rapidly as economy falters
Hong Kong | Saturday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
The Chinese currency is declining rapidly as the world's second largest economy falters under the weight of Covid restrictions, CNN reported. ... read..


Wickremesinghe, in sixth PM stint, assures end to Sri Lanka's economic crisis
Colombo | Friday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
Setting several world records, Sri Lanka's veteran politician Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the 26th Prime Minister of Indian Ocean island nation, which has been crippled with its worst-ever economic crisis. ... read..


Pakistani rupee hits new all-time low
Karachi | Friday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
The Pakistani rupee on Thursday broke all previous records against the US dollar and dropped to an all-time low of Rs191.77 in the interbank market, media reports said. ... read..


Former President Medvedev warns of nuclear war between Russia and NATO
Moscow | Friday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Military support for Ukraine risks sparking nuclear war with Russia, Putin ally and ex-President of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, warned, media reports said. ... read..


Kiev rejects Russia's gas transit request
Moscow | Friday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Russian energy giant Gazprom said on Thursday that it currently supplies gas for transit to Europe via the Sudzha entry point. The application for pumping through the Sokhranovka transit point has been rejected by Ukraine, according to Gazproms official s ... read..


Finland joining NATO a threat to Russia, says Kremlin
Moscow | Friday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Russia would see Finland's accession to the NATO military alliance as a threat and the move would not contribute to more security, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday, media reports said. ... read..


Amid violence, SL President says will appoint new PM, government
Colombo | Thursday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
To end the ongoing political crisis, Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday announced that a new government with a new Prime Minister, who can command the majority in the Parliament, would be appointed this week. ... read..


Putin could use nuclear weapon if he feels Ukraine war being lost
Washington | Thursday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin could view the prospect of defeat in Ukraine as an existential threat to his regime, potentially triggering his resort to using a nuclear weapon, a top US intelligence official has warned, The Guardian reported. ... read..


Pak PM to leave for London as Nawaz summons emergency meeting (Ld)
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will leave for London on Tuesday night along with senior PML-N leaders to meet party supremo Nawaz Sharif in the wake of heightened political uncertainty in the country, media reports said. ... read..


IMD sending Severe Cyclone Asani updates to other countries
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Even as Sri Lanka witnesses a political implosion in wake of its people's wrath, Sinhalese word 'Asani' (wrath in English) assumed significance along the coastline of the Bay of Bengal, not just in India but also in Bangladesh and Myanmar. ... read..


Imran must be reined in before he divides Pak further: Shehbaz Sharif
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:16 AM IST
Following an "anti-state" speech by former Pakistan premier Imran Khan a day earlier, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Monday that Khan must be reined in before he divides the country any further, media reports said. ... read..


Self-aggrandising China in Sri Lankan humanitarian crisis led to another emergency
Colombo | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Sri Lanka, where a second state of emergency was imposed after the crippling strike over the external debt and the pervading economic crisis but Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa finally forced to step down, has seen China playing a shrewd game for years. ... read..


Putin 'shocked' to discover his gymnast lover is pregnant again
London | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:11 AM IST
Russia President Vladimir Putin has been 'shocked' to discover his gymnast lover is pregnant again, sources have claimed, Daily Mail reported. ... read..


Sri Lanka: Govt MP found dead amid violent protests
Colombo | Tuesday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Amid the anti-government protests across the islands nation, a government MP was found dead with gunshot injuries after he fled the spot when his vehicle was blocked by the protesters on whom he allegedly opened fire. ... read..


Pak Army warns against deliberate attempts to drag military into politics
Islamabad | Monday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
The Pakistani military on Sunday warned politicians, journalists and analysts against dragging Pakistan Army and its leadership in the country's political affairs, saying that the practice is "extremely damaging", reports said. ... read..


Russia will destroy NATO countries in half an hour in case of nuclear war: Roscosmos chief
Moscow | Monday, 2022 1:45:16 AM IST
The chief of Russia's space agency, Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, said that Russia would destroy NATO countries in the event of a nuclear war in half an hour, so he urged them not to allow such a scenario. ... read..


It's my right to disagree with policies of Imran Khan as PM: Afridi
Karachi | Sunday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Reacting to the criticism on social media for extending felicitation to newly-elected Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi said that it is his right to disagree with the policies of former premier Imran Kha ... read..


Pak Health Minister happy to be called 'Munna Bhai MBBS'
Karachi | Sunday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Pakistan Health Minister Abdul Qadir Patel has indicated that he is happy to be called 'Munna Bhai MBBS' -- a famous character played by Sanjay Dutt in the 2003 Bollywood film by the same title, media reports said. ... read..


Pakistan's political power tussles take centre stage
Islamabad | Sunday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Pakistan's political temperature is rising as former Prime Minister Imran Khan has started a massive anti-government protest based campaign and called on his supporters to march together towards Islamabad by the end of May. ... read..


People prepare for stir against govt, Rajapaksas prove majority in Parliament
Colombo | Friday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Amidst a month long public protests and ahead of Friday's island wide "Hartal" to bring Sri Lanka to a standstill demanding the government to "go home", the ruling Rajapaksas in a secret vote on Thursday to elect a new Deputy Speaker, proved that it still ... read..


US hints at resuming cooperation on counter-terrorism with Pak
Washington | Friday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
The US has condemned the terror attack in the University of Karachi targeting Chinese nationals last week and has hinted at resuming cooperation with Pakistan on counter-terrorism and border security, media reports said. ... read..


China orders 'stress test' as fears of Russia-style sanctions mount
Beijing | Friday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
Concerned about sweeping Russia-style sanctions from the West, Beijing has ordered a comprehensive "stress test" to study the implications of a similar scenario for its economy, The Guardian reported. ... read..


Anonymous businessman launches 'Emerging Pakistan' campaign on London buses
London | Friday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
A British Pakistani businessman has launched 150 iconic red double-decker buses carrying the slogan of "Emerging Pakistan" with pictures of Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, media reports said. ... read..


Bankrupt Sri Lanka's dollar reserves drop to below $50 mn
Colombo | Thursday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
Predicting a doomsday scenario for crisis-ridden Sri Lanka, the island nation's Finance Minister Ali Sabry on Wednesday announced that total foreign reserves have dropped even below $50 million and warned that the current economic crisis could not be solv ... read..


Indian, Pakistan armies exchange sweets on LoC on Eid
Srinagar | Wednesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Armies of India and Pakistan on Tuesday held a customary exchange of sweets in Teetwal and Uri sectors of the Line of Control (LoC) in J&K on Eid-ul-Fitr. ... read..


Pentagon, US companies involved in Ukraine military biolabs: Russia
Moscow | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
The head of Russia's Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin has said that his team is making progress in a criminal probe into Ukraine's alleged Pentagon-funded bioweapons programme. ... read..


Cattle smuggling from India curbed, B'desh feels the heat during festive season
Kolkata | Monday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
The Border Security Force (BSF) claims that it has been successful in doing away with the illegal supply lines for Indian cattle in Bangladesh after a clamp down on the movement of smuggled animals across the International Boundary (IB) between the two co ... read..


Mysterious Zamestim artwork signals Russia's anti-West defiance
St Petersburg | Monday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
No one knows who put it here but something rather odd has appeared in the centre of St Petersburg - A bizarre art installation made up of one word: "ZAMESTIM" ("We will replace"), media reports said. ... read..


Pakistan Minister Sanaullah vows to arrest Imran Khan
Islamabad | Monday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Pakistan Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Sunday vowed that former Prime Minister Imran Khan will be arrested in a case relating to hooliganism and sloganeering against Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his delegation visiting Madina earlier this week, ... read..


Russian troops ready to put shrapnel into their bodies in order to flee, claims Ukraine
Kiev | Sunday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Russian soldiers are so eager to flee the war in Ukraine that they are ready to put shrapnel into their bodies, according to conversations intercepted by the Security Service of Ukraine. ... read..


Explosion at Kabul mosque kills at least 10 people
Kabul | Saturday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
A powerful blast targeted a mosque in Kabul on Friday, killing at least 10 people and wounding several others, security officials confirmed, media reports said. ... read..


Pak asks Saudi Arabia to take action against people involved in Madina incident
Islamabad | Saturday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Pakistan's Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Friday that the government will request authorities in Saudi Arabia to take appropriate action against those who instigated the use of indecent language and behaviour within the premises of Masjid-e-Nabv ... read..


Karachi suicide bombing being used to tarnish image of Baloch nation: Balochistan women lawmakers
Quetta | Friday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
Following the suicide attack on the premises of the University of Karachi which killed three Chinese teachers and a driver on Tuesday, Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) member of Balochistan Assembly, Bushra Rind said that the incident is being used to tarnis ... read..


Bengal makes special provisions for Ukraine returnees
Kolkata | Friday, 2022 3:15:10 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banrejee on Thursday announced some good news for the 422 persons from the state who returned from war-torn Ukraine, including 419 students. ... read..


NATO ready to support Ukraine for years to come in war against Russia
London | Friday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said the military alliance is ready to support Ukraine for years to come in the war against Russia, the media reported. ... read..


Pakistan has no locus standi to comment on Modi's visit to J&K: MEA
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday that Pakistan has no locus standi to comment on the recent visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


Russia won't hesitate to use 'weapons no other country possesses', warns Putin
Moscow | Thursday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned outside forces against interfering in the Ukraine conflict, promising a "lightning-speed" response to such actions, with the use of Moscows most advanced weaponry. ... read..


Russia warns it may cut natural gas supplies to other EU countries
London | Thursday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has warned that other European Union customers may be cut off from Russian natural gas supplies if they refuse to pay in rouble, The Guardian reported. ... read..


Russia will be unable to fight another war for years: Experts
London | Thursday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Russia will be unable to fight another war for years because of catastrophic kit losses in Ukraine, defence experts said, Daily Mail reported. ... read..


Moscow warns London for 'provoking' Kiev
Moscow | Wednesday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
The Russian Ministry of Defense has warned Britain that London's direct provocation of the Kiev regime to strike targets on Russian soil will result in a proportionate response. ... read..


Senior designer of China's wide-body aircraft dies of sudden illness
Shanghai | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:10 AM IST
A senior designer of China's wide-body aircraft CR929, developed by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), passed away on Sunday at the age of 43, according to a media report, Global Times reported. ... read..


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