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Imran Khan must resign over illegal foreign funding: Maryam Nawaz
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 2:15:07 AM IST
The Vice President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Maryam Nawaz, has asked Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to resign from his office immediately following the "damning" report of the scrutiny committee of the Election Commission of Pakistan (E ... read..


Sri Lankan tea exports earned $1.3bn in 2021
Colombo | Thursday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST
Sri Lankan tea exports in 2021 earned $1.3 billion despite lower yields and higher costs of production, state media reported on Thursday. ... read..


2 soldiers, 2 terrorists killed in Pak clashes
Islamabad | Thursday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
Two soldiers and two terrorists were killed in clashes in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, an army statement said. ... read..


PTI govt returned favour to donor by awarding luxury hotel contract
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 7:15:07 PM IST
The incumbent ruling party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) received funding from an individual who owns an offshore company Dreshak Security Solutions Inc, The News reported. ... read..


Taliban announces state of emergency over heavy snow, rainfall
Kabul | Thursday, 2022 4:45:07 PM IST
The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has declared a state of emergency over heavy snow and rainfall lashing majority of the country and also directed provincial officials to prepare for the inclement weather. ... read..


No more fencing allowed on Durand Line, says Taliban
Kabul | Thursday, 2022 3:45:07 PM IST
The Taliban-led government in Kabul said it will not allow any more fencing on the Durand Line that forms the AfghanistanPakistan border, the media reported. ... read..


Has B'desh spotted 'gold mine' in Bay of Bengal?
Dhaka | Thursday, 2022 12:15:07 PM IST
Bangladesh has all the opportunities to tap into a potential "gold mine" in the form of huge gas hydrates, and several hundred species of seaweed discovered in the Bay of Bengal, an official said. ... read..


Talk of deal with Nawaz Sharif 'baseless speculation': Pak ISPR
Islamabad | Thursday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST
The Director-General of Pakistan Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Babar Iftikhar, has categorically rejected the impression that there is "a deal" in the works with former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Geo News reported. ... read..


Protests continue in Waziristan over killing of 12-yr-old girl by Pak forces
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 2:15:07 AM IST
Thousands of residents of Khesor continued their protest on the third day in the North Waziristan tribal district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), The Express Tribune reported. ... read..


Pak again raises J&K issue at UN
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi once again raised the Jammu-Kashmir issue on the 73rd anniversary of the United Nations (UN). ... read..


Pak SC rejects govt's plea against demolition of Madina Mosque in Karachi
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
The Pakistan Supreme Court has rejected the government's plea to stop the demolition of Madina Mosque in Karachi, Express Tribune reported. ... read..


Suicide bombers' battalion to be part of Taliban Army
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:13 AM IST
Officials of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan have said that they will create a special battalion of suicide attackers to be part of their army, Khaama Press reported. ... read..


Concerns over supplies after lockdown of largest port in China
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 10:45:08 PM IST
A partial lockdown in Ningbo city in East China's Zhejiang province, home to the world's largest port, has led to problems like fewer drivers and trucks, raising concerns about supplies for international brands such as Nike and Adidas, Global Times report ... read..


B'desh earns nearly $25 from exports in H1 of 2021-22 fiscal
Dhaka | Tuesday, 2022 9:45:09 PM IST
Bangladesh's total exports in the first half of the current 2021-22 fiscal year (July 2021-June 2022) reached nearly $25 billion, up 28.41 per cent year on year, according to the latest official data on Tuesday. ... read..


Heavy snow-triggered traffic accidents in Afghanistan kill 7
Kabul | Tuesday, 2022 9:45:09 PM IST
At least seven people were killed and 26 others in multiple traffic accidents after heavy snowfall in Afghanistan, local officials said on Tuesday. ... read..


Maldives' tourist arrivals increase 138% in 2021
Male | Tuesday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
Tourist arrivals in the Maldives increased 138 per cent in 2021 compared with 2020, with Indians accounting for the majority of the holidaymakers, state media citing data from the Ministry of Tourism reported. ... read..


Pak SC warns of summoning Imran Khan if detainee not produced
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 6:15:09 PM IST
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmed has warned that the Supreme Court will not hesitate to summon rime Minister Imran Khan if Arif Gull, detained at an internment centre in Kohat since 2019, was not produced before it on Tuesday, Dawn new ... read..


Pak legal fraternity threatens boycott on elevation of 1st woman SC judge
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 6:15:09 PM IST
Pakistan's legal fraternity has called on Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed to postpone Thursday's meeting of the Judicial Commission of Pakistan to consider the elevation of Justice Ayesha A. Malik of the Lahore High Court (LHC) to the apex court, Dawn news rep ... read..


SL sees tourism boom with highest holidaymakers from India
Colombo | Tuesday, 2022 5:45:08 PM IST
Although the Sri Lankan tourism sector is still struggling due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the island nation received the highest number of foreign tourists in December 2021, with majority of the holidaymakers from India. ... read..


'Taliban didn't plan to assassinate Ashraf Ghani after takeover'
Kabul | Tuesday, 2022 5:15:08 PM IST
After the fall of Kabul in August 2021, the Taliban did not have plans to assassinate former President Ashraf Ghani, a top official of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan said here on Tuesday. ... read..


IOM raises alarm over millions of displaced Afghans
Kabul | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:08 PM IST
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has expressed serious concerns over the massive number of displaced people in Afghanistan, saying that there were "664,000 newly displaced by the conflict in 2021" and the ongoing humanitarian crisis. ... read..


Bullets, bombs waiting for me, but won't give up working for people: Hasina
Dhaka | Tuesday, 2022 6:15:09 AM IST
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated her commitment to work for the people, despite the threat of "bullets and grenades". ... read..


China's action plan to takeover Latin America
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST
Chinese Communist Party officials have unveiled an "action plan for cooperation" with Latin American countries that amounts to a "comprehensive" plan to influence the region and threaten US interests, following a new summit with the nearest neighbours of ... read..


Pakistan takes NGO route for exporting terror to India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Notwithstanding Pakistans efforts towards manipulating global civil society and human rights organisations into indirectly supporting secessionist movements in India, the financial trails and other digital evidence play spoilsport to its designs. ... read..


Western ads with narrow eyes seen as racist in China
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
Amid a growing sense of online nationalism and anti-West sentiment in China, some have seized upon advertisements as examples of racism towards Chinese people. ... read..


Imran Khan's ex-wife escapes gun attack in Islamabad
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 11:15:08 PM IST
Reham Khan, the ex-wife of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, narrowly escaped a gun attack in Islamabad late Sunday night, Samaa TV reported. ... read..


SC asks Centre to decide on extradition of IS woman member, daughter from Afghanistan
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 10:45:09 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to consider the request of a man from Kerala seeking extradition of his daughter, who left India in 2016 to join terrorist organisation IS, and her daughter from Afghanistan. ... read..


Pak reports highest Covid cases in over 2 months
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 8:15:09 PM IST
Pakistan has recorded its highest number of daily Covid-19 cases since October 30, 2021 as 708 infections were detected during the last 24 hours, official data revealed on Monday. ... read..


Indian Hindu pilgrims perform religious rituals in Pak shrine
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 6:15:09 PM IST
As many as 215 Hindu pilgrims, including 159 from India, performed religious rituals in the Samadhi of Shri Paramhans Ji Maharaj at Teri village in Pakistan, Dawn news reported. ... read..


Nearly 340,000 e-IDs distributed to Afghans in 4 months
Kabul | Monday, 2022 4:45:09 PM IST
The Afghan National Statistics and Information Authority said that it has distributed about 340,000 computerized national identity cards from September to December 2021. ... read..


Strained Indo-Maldives relations (Opinion)
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 3:45:09 PM IST
A lot has happened in the bilateral relations between India and Maldives during the last 10 years. The relations which were once described as one of the most vibrant and dynamic, have turned into one in which India has been painted as a villain. Though th ... read..


Afghans protest against freezing of assets
Kabul | Monday, 2022 2:45:08 PM IST
Thousands of Afghans took to the streets of Kabul to protest against freezing of the war-torn country's assets by the US, demanding for its immediate release amid the ongoing humanitarian crisis. ... read..


China claims to have beaten US to develop next gen heat seeking hypersonic missiles
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
China claims it has beaten the US to developing heat-seeking hypersonic missiles that could home in on targets including aircraft carriers and moving vehicles, Daily Mail reported. ... read..


Plastic bags with beef hung outside 3 temples in B'desh
Dhaka | Sunday, 2022 6:15:08 PM IST
Plastic bags containing raw beef were hung on the doors of three Hindu temples and a house in Gendukuri village in Bangladesh's Hatibandha Upazila. ... read..


159 Indian Hindu pilgrims arrive in Pak to visit century-old temple
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 6:15:08 PM IST
The Pakistan International Airline (PIA) has flown 159 Indian Hindu pilgrims from Lahore to Peshawar en route to Karak, where they would visit a century-old temple, Samaa TV reported. ... read..


Pakistan central bank subordinated to IMF: Jamaat-e-Islami chief
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 5:45:09 PM IST
Sirajul Haq, chief of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), has announced an anti-government movement, saying that the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) is no longer in its control, rather it has been subordinated to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), The Express Trib ... read..


The Dragon's long shadow on Sri Lanka (Opinion)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 3:15:08 PM IST
For some South Asian countries like Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Bangladesh, the 'China Nightmare' is no longer just a bad dream. It is a living reality, which continues to threaten the countries' national interests, and eat away at their very sovereignty. ... read..


5.3 magnitude earthquake hits parts of Pakistan
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
A 'moderate' 5.3 magnitude earthquake rattled parts of Pakistan including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit and Islamabad on Saturday, Dunya News reported. ... read..


Imran Khan has surrendered to IMF: Shehbaz Sharif
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Opposition leader in National Assembly (NA), Shehbaz Sharif, on Friday lashed out at Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and said that he had surrendered to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the eco ... read..


Hasina makes first visit to Padma Bridge after winning challenge with World Bank
Dhaka | Saturday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, accompanied by her sister Sheikh Rehana, on Friday visited the Padma Bridge for the first time after winning her challenge with the World Bank, where she had vowed that the country would complete the project by its ... read..


5 killed, 19 injured in B'desh road mishap
Dhaka | Saturday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
Four persons were killed on the spot while 20 others were injured after a bus overturned and fell on an auto-rickshaw van on a highway under Ullapara Upazila in Sirajganj district on Friday. ... read..


Taliban stop Pakistani military from fencing Durand Line in Nimroz
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 11:45:08 PM IST
Taliban security forces have stopped the Pakistani military from fencing part of the Durand Line in southwestern Nimroz province of Afghanistan, Pajhwok News reported. ... read..


Four Pak soldiers killed in North Waziristan
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 9:15:08 PM IST
At least four Pakistan soldiers were killed and one militant was arrested during an intelligence-based operation in North Waziristan on Friday, the military's media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. ... read..


Four dead in remote control explosion in Quetta
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 7:45:08 PM IST
Four people were killed and 14 others injured in a remote controlled blast in Pakistan's Quetta city, Geo News reported. ... read..


Pak flag carrier resumes direct flights to Iran after 5 yrs
Islamabad | Friday, 2021 6:45:09 PM IST
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has resumed direct flights to Iran after a gap of five years, an official said. ... read..


Pak, China resolve to tap potential of Gwadar port
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 5:15:09 PM IST
Pakistan and China have resolved to redouble efforts to tap full potential of the Gwadar port and free zone and to ensure that the local population fully benefits from the projects launched in various sectors, Dawn news reported. ... read..


Russia to host 'Troika Plus' meet on Afghanistan
Moscow | Friday, 2021 2:45:08 PM IST
Russia will host a 'Troika Plus' meeting on Afghanistan next month which will see the participation of the US, China and Pakistan, Moscow's Special Representative to Kabul Zamir Kabulov announced. ... read..


Pak Islamic scholar against court order to demolish Karachi mosque
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 4:15:08 AM IST
Leading Pakistani Islamic scholar and Darul Uloom Karachi head Mufti Taqi Usmani has tweeted against a court order to demolish the Madina Masjid on Karachis Tariq Road, Samaa TV reported. ... read..


Pak women's rights group condemns Imran's 'misogynistic, racist' remarks
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 3:45:08 AM IST
The Womens Action Forum (WAF), one of the oldest womens rights groups in Pakistan, has condemned Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khans remarks on women, human rights and the Pashtun culture at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit earlier thi ... read..


'Try and demolish mosque if you can': Pak Chief Justice gets a warning
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 2:15:08 AM IST
Warning Pakistan Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmad and Sindh province Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah of dire consequences, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Secretary General for Singh, Rashid Mahmood Soomro, has said that the party wont allow implementation of t ... read..


Text message and a call from Pak heralded Ashraf Ghani's exit from Afghanistan
Kabul | Friday, 2021 1:45:08 AM IST
The New Yorker magazine, a reputed publication, has claimed that it was in fact a text message, followed by a telephone call from a Pakistani number that persuaded then Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and Afghan National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohi ... read..


Protesting Afghan women injured in stampede in Kabul
Kabul | Friday, 2021 1:15:08 AM IST
Afghan women took to the streets of Kabul to protest against the discriminatory restrictions being imposed against them, including the recent travel restrictions on women. But shots fired in the air by Taliban security personnel led to a stampede that lef ... read..


Taliban supreme leader asks officials to respect amnesty
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 11:45:08 PM IST
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has directed government officials to respect the general amnesty announced by him, Pajhwok News reported. ... read..


The hunger story of every household in Afghanistan
Bamiyan (Afghanistan) | Thursday, 2021 11:15:08 PM IST
Chilling winters bring new challenges for Afghans, and life continues to go from bad to worse for many families who are unsure about their next meal. ... read..


I have been made a scapegoat: Ex-Af President Ashraf Ghani
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 10:45:09 PM IST
Afghanistan's former president Ashraf Ghani has defended his decision to flee the country as the Taliban closed in earlier this year, saying he did it to prevent the destruction of Kabul, BBC reported. ... read..


US to appoint 2 female diplomats to represent Washington in Kabul (Ld)
Washington | Thursday, 2021 9:45:08 PM IST
The deteriorating situation in reference to the rights for women in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule has prompted US President Joe Biden's administration to appoint two senior female diplomats, assigned to represent Washington in Kabul. ... read..


Pakistan forms Hindu Temple Management Committee
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 8:45:08 PM IST
The Pakistan Ministry of Religious Affairs has formed a Hindu Temple Management Committee, The Express Tribune reported. ... read..


4 killed, 3 injured in Pakistan clash
Islamabad | Thursday, 2021 7:45:08 PM IST
Four people were killed and three others injured in a clash in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, local reports said on Thursday. ... read..


Disputed Chinese fertiliser firm threatens tough action against SL
Colombo | Thursday, 2021 6:45:09 PM IST
A Chinese company which had exported a disputed organic fertilizer that was rejected by Sri Lanka is said to be pushing for tough sanctions, including restrictions on tea export from the island nation. ... read..


Pak Hindu Council invites pilgrims to encourage 'faith tourism'
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 6:15:09 PM IST
The Pakistan Hindu Council (PHC) has invited a group of 250 pilgrims, including from India, to visit the country in an attempt to encourage "faith tourism", Dawn news reported. ... read..


Poverty forces Afghan kids out of school
Kabul | Thursday, 2021 4:45:08 PM IST
Driven by extreme poverty amid the economic collapse of Afghanistan, the number of children employed in hazardous jobs instead of going to schools has increased, a media report said. ... read..


Afghanistan lacks equipment to detect Omicron variant
Kabul | Thursday, 2021 3:45:08 PM IST
The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan said that the country does not have equipment to detect Omicron, adding that it has asked the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide testing machines for the new fast-spreading Covid-19 variant. ... read..


US to appoint 2 senior officials to help Afghan girls, women
Washington | Thursday, 2021 3:15:08 PM IST
The US is set to appoint two senior officials to lead to support Afghan women, girls, and human rights, the State Department announced in a release. ... read..


West 'sleepwalking into biggest humanitarian crisis of our times' in Afghanistan: Ex-UK PM Gordon Brown
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 3:15:08 AM IST
The West is "sleepwalking into the biggest humanitarian crisis of our times" in Afghanistan, former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has warned, as he called for a support package to save the war-torn nation from economic and social collapse after the Talib ... read..


Gucci ad ignites public fury in China
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 1:45:09 AM IST
Gucci's differentiated treatment of Chinese and Western audience has been slammed by Chinese netizens who say it's "clearly a manifestation of guilty conscience", and that the brand knew it has presented a Western-style Asian appearance that would irritat ... read..


Survey says Pakistanis are less hopeful about 2022
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 1:45:09 AM IST
A recent survey found that the net hope in Pakistan is lower than the global average, Samaa TV reported. ... read..


Unicef delivers over 100mn Covid vaccines to B'desh
Dhaka | Wednesday, 2021 8:45:08 PM IST
The Unicef said on Wednesday that it has delivered over 100 million Covid-19 vaccines to Bangladesh since June this year. ... read..


3 radar systems to be installed in Afghanistan
Kabul | Wednesday, 2021 6:15:08 PM IST
The Taliban-led Afghan government has announced that three radar systems will be installed to controlling the airspace and for tracking civil and military planes, the media reported. ... read..


New ISI chief gives instructions not to release his pictures, footage
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 5:15:08 PM IST
Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum Director General (DG) of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), has asked all concerned authorities not to release his picture or video footage to the media made during any official meeting, The News International reported. ... read..


Nawaz Sharif will never return home voluntarily: Minister
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 4:45:09 PM IST
Pakistan Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said the Imran Khan-led government would bring back former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the country as he would never return himself, insisting that the opposition was incapable of toppling the present set-up ... read..


Afghan women protest against new restrictions
Kabul | Wednesday, 2021 2:45:08 PM IST
In the wake of several new restrictions imposed by the Taliban-led government in Afghanistan, several women staged a protest in Kabul calling for their right to education, employment and social freedom to be honored, the media reported. ... read..


Taliban directive not to show heads of female mannequins in shops
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2021 1:45:08 AM IST
An official in the Directorate of Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in western Herat province in Afghanistan said that from now on, the heads of female mannequins shall not be shown in shops and will get cut off as their posing is against the Isl ... read..


Gas leak kills 6 in Pakistan
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2021 8:45:08 PM IST
Six people, including three children, were killed due to a gas leak in Hangu district of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, local media reported on Tuesday. ... read..


Unicef deploys mobile health teams for Afghan women, kids
Kabul | Tuesday, 2021 4:15:08 PM IST
The Unicef announced that it has deployed mobile health teams across Afghanistan to address issues faced by women and children amid the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the war-torn nation. ... read..


Hundreds of Afghans stranded at Iran border
Kabul | Tuesday, 2021 3:45:08 PM IST
Hundreds of Afghan nationals trying to enter Iran have become stranded after Tehran closed its borders due to the outbreak of the new Omicron Covid-19 variant, the media reported. ... read..


Damascus | Tuesday, 2021 10:15:08 AM IST
The US is stealing natural resources from Syria and imposing illegitimate sanctions, Syria's Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said in an interview. ... read..


'Death to stooges of Pak' chants in protest against Taliban at Panjshir
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:08 AM IST
Hundreds of residents of Annaba district of Panjshir province in Afghanistan took to the streets in reaction to the killing of a young man whom they claimed was shot dead by the Taliban affiliates, Khaama Press reported. ... read..


After 14 years, Benazir Bhutto's assassination still remains a mystery
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 11:15:08 PM IST
Despite a lapse of 14 years, the mystery surrounding the assassination of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was murdered after addressing an election rally in Rawalpindis Liaquat Bagh, is yet to be solved, and the case is still pending in ... read..


8 people dead in Pak shootings
Islamabad | Monday, 2021 9:15:08 PM IST
At least eight people were killed while four others injured in two separate shooting incidents in Pakistan, local media reported on Monday. ... read..


Pakistan to unveil first-ever national security policy
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 6:45:39 PM IST
Pakistan will on Monday unveil its first-ever National Security Policy at a meeting in which civil and military leadership will discuss internal and external security issues, Dawn reported. ... read..


'Fear of Nawaz Sharif's return not letting Imran Khan sleep'
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 6:15:08 PM IST
Leaders of the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have said that the reports suggesting the return of their party supremo Nawaz Sharif to the country were giving Prime Minister Imran Khan and his PTI-led government "sleepless nights", The Exp ... read..


Protest in Afghanistan's Panjshir over murder of young man
Kabul | Monday, 2021 5:45:39 PM IST
Hundreds of residents Afghanistan's Panjshir province took to the streets to protest against the murder of a young man, who the demonstrators claim was shot dead by Taliban affiliates, the media reported on Monday. ... read..


Uproar over Taliban barring Pakistan from fencing border
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 9:15:08 PM IST
Raza Rabbani, a former Chairman of Pakistan Senate and a Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader, on Friday questioned the government's haste to extend support to the Afghan Taliban, when the latter did "not even recognise the border", Dawn news reported. ... read..


Pak Army Chief visits forward areas along LoC
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 7:45:08 PM IST
Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the forward areas along the Line of Control (LOC) and interacted with the troops deployed in the Kot Kotera Sector, the military's media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) sa ... read..


Sri Lankan PM, wife offer prayers at Tirumala temple
Tirumala (Andhra Pradesh) | Friday, 2021 6:45:08 PM IST
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his wife Shiranthi Rajapaksa offered prayers at the famous Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple at Tirumala on Friday. ... read..


Sri Lanka logs over 150k tourist arrivals in 2021
Colombo | Friday, 2021 6:15:09 PM IST
Sri Lanka has registered more than 150,000 tourist arrivals so far this year, as the number peaked after over 47,000 people landed in the island nation in the first 20 days of December, Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said. ... read..


You treat minorities like Muslims are treated in the West: Pak celebrity
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 5:45:09 PM IST
Trending number 1 on Twitter in Pakistan, a Karachi-based bakery is currently facing harsh criticism by netizens and celebrities for their bigotry and discriminatory mindset. This social media outcry is due to their reported refusal to write "Merry Christ ... read..


Pak's 'khuda hafiz' if Imran govt not sent packing: Shehbaz Sharif
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 5:15:10 PM IST
Shehbaz Sharif, President of the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), foresaw the country's downfall if the incumbent Imran Khan-led government was not sent packing, Geo News reported. ... read..


30 killed in B'desh ferry blaze
Dhaka | Friday, 2021 4:45:09 PM IST
At 30 people were killed and over 200 others injured after a massive blaze ripped through a passenger ferry in Bangladesh, officials said. ... read..


40% of Afghan media outlets shut since Taliban takeover
Kabul | Friday, 2021 3:45:08 PM IST
A total of 231 media outlets (40 per cent) in Afghanistan has closed since the country's takeover by the Taliban on August 15, leading to many journalists losing their jobs, according to a survey conducted by two non-profits. ... read..


Turkey, Qatar likely to jointly operate Afghan airports
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 4:15:08 AM IST
A joint delegation comprising Turkish and Qatari officials on Thursday arrived in Kabul to discuss their countries' involvement in the operation of Afghanistan's five airports, Tolo News reported. ... read..


Chinese netizens term Intel apology as 'weak'
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 2:15:09 AM IST
US chip giant Intel on Thursday apologised to its Chinese consumers, partners and the public for the trouble caused by its move to boycott products from Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, but some Chinese netizens and experts said that th ... read..


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