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Pakistan PM's remarks regrettable: India
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 11:15:05 PM IST
India on Monday described as "deeply regrettable" Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's remarks on Twitter in which he condemned "the new cycle of killings of innocent Kashmiris" in Jammu and Kahsmir. ... read..


Bangladesh observes road safety day
Dhaka | Monday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
Bangladesh on Monday observed the National Road Safety Day with the slogan "Will obey law; will make roads safe". ... read..


Taliban key commander among 21 killed in Afghanistan
Kunduz (Afghanistan) | Monday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
Taliban key commander Mullah Mansoor, the military operational chief of the outfit, was among 21 armed insurgents who were killed in Afghanistan's Kunduz province in a crackdown, officials said on Monday. ... read..


No flood threat now in Arunachal, says China on Tibet landslide
Beijing | Monday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
China on Monday said that the water levels have dropped and situation has returned to normal following an overflow at a barrier lake, which was formed due to a landslide that blocked a river in Tibet last week, threatening floods in Arunachal Pradesh. ... read..


Imran Khan condemns killing of Kashmiris, calls for dialogue
Islamabad | Monday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday condemned "the new cycle of killings of innocent Kashmiris" in Jammu and Kashmir and said that the solution to the region's dispute lay in dialogue. ... read..


Pakistan's BAT attempted intrusion on LoC
Jammu | Monday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
The infiltration bid on the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district that claimed the lives of three Indian soldiers and two intruders a day ago, was actually an attempt by the Pakistani Border Action Team (BAT), top sources said here. ... read..


Rohingyas urge India to create conditions conducive for their return
Hyderabad | Monday, 2018 1:45:05 PM IST
Rohingya refugees living here have appealed to the Indian government to mount pressure on Myanmar to create conditions conducive for their safe return. ... read..


19 killed in bus collision in Pakistan
Islamabad | Monday, 2018 9:45:06 AM IST
At least 19 people were killed and over 40 others injured in a head-on collision between two passenger buses in Pakistan's Punjab province on Sunday night, police and media said. ... read..


US general wounded in Afghan attack
Washington | Monday, 2018 4:45:05 AM IST
The US military has admitted that a US general was wounded in the attack in Afghanistan's Kandahar province last week which left four top provincial officials dead, according to American media reports. ... read..


ICC is committed to working to uphold integrity in cricket: Alex Marshall
Dubai | Sunday, Oct 21 2018 IST
Alex Marshall, General Manager of ICC Anti-Corruption Unit on Sunday said the ICC is committed to working to uphold integrity in cricket. "The ICC is committed to working to uphold integrity in cricket. As you would expect we will again take the cont ... read..


ICC Women's World T20 2018 highlights changing face of women's cricket
Dubai | Sunday, Oct 21 2018 IST
A new rankings system introduced earlier this month, which separates ODI and T20I team rankings, is another step towards the globalisation of the women's game. At The Oval on a chilly afternoon in 2009, women's cricket showed just how much potent ... read..


ICC expresses concern over future of cricket facility in Malaysia
Dubai | Sunday, Oct 21 2018 IST
The International Cricket Council (ICC) today expressed its concern over the future of the Kinrara Oval in Malaysia. The ground, which has played host to a number of international cricket events over the last decade, is the home of the Malaysian Cric ... read..


Pakistan fast bowler Abbas reaches third position in quick time
Dubai | Sunday, Oct 21 2018 IST
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Abbas has taken only 10 Tests to reach third place in the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers after a stupendous 10-wicket match haul in Abu Dhabi helped his side defeat Australia by 373 runs. The 28-year-old ... read..


Three Soldiers, two militants killed amid infiltration bid on LoC
Jammu | Sunday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
Two infiltrating militants and three soldiers were killed on Sunday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district where the Indian Army foiled an infiltration bid. ... read..


Maldives top court upholds presidential election result
Male | Sunday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
The top court in the Maldives on Sunday upheld the recent presidential election result, and dismissed a petition by the outgoing incumbent, who accused the electoral commission of vote-rigging. ... read..


30 Taliban militants killed in Afghan air raid
Kabul | Sunday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST
Atleast 30 Taliban militants were killed in an air raid in Afghanistan's Baghlan province on Sunday, an army spokesman said. ... read..


11 civilians killed in bomb blast on 2nd day of Afghan elections
Kabul | Sunday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
Eleven civilians were killed in a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on Sunday as voting for parliamentary elections was underway on the second day, an official said. ... read..


Polling underway for second round of Pakistan by-polls
Islamabad | Sunday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
Voting for Pakistan's second round of by-polls in three National and Provincial Assembly constituencies in Karachi and Peshawar were underway on Sunday, amidst strict security. ... read..


Over 3 mn voted in Afghan parliamentary polls
Kabul | Sunday, 2018 1:15:05 PM IST
More than three million voters have cast their ballot in Afghanistan's parliamentary elections that were held on Saturday amidst terror threats, the country's Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Sunday. ... read..


67 killed, 126 injured in polling day violence in Afghanistan
Kabul | Sunday, 2018 5:45:17 AM IST
At least 67 people were killed -- 27 civilians, nine members of security forces and 31 insurgents -- and 126 injured in 193 attacks carried out throughout Afghanistan by the Taliban, who had threatened to target Saturday's parliamentary elections, which w ... read..


5 killed, 118 injured in Afghanistan's polling day violence (Second Lead)
Kabul | Saturday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
At least five people were killed and 118 injured in a series of violent attacks and explosions in Afghanistan as the long-awaited parliamentary elections got underway in the militancy-plagued country on Saturday. ... read..


Calypso support and history add to flavour of ICC Women's World T20 2018
Dubai | Saturday, Oct 20 2018 IST
After a golden 2016, when Caribbean cricket teams won three ICC world titles, the West Indies will host their second ICC Women's World T20 this November. The Windies have grown as a team and it seems only apt that the Caribbean is hosting the first s ... read..


New qualification pathway for ICC Men's Cricket World Cup approved
Singapore | Saturday, Oct 20 2018 IST
The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board today unanimously approved a new ICC Men's Cricket World Cup qualification pathway at the conclusion of a week of meetings here. From 2019, a new simplified 50 over league-based qualification structure f ... read..


NIA arrests JeM operative involved in Nagrota Army camp attack
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday arrested a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) operative involved in the Nagrota Army camp terror attack case from Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), officials said. ... read..


Gold worth Rs 2.45 cr seized in Mizoram, 2 Myanmarese arrested
Kolkata | Saturday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST
About 7.5 kg of smuggled gold worth Rs 2.45 crore was recovered from Mizoram and two Myanmarese were arrested in this connection, an official said on Saturday. ... read..


1 killed, 47 injured in Afghanistan's polling day bombings (Lead)
Kabul | Saturday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
Several blasts were reported from different parts of Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least 1 person and wounding 47, as Afghans voted in the long-awaited parliamentary elections. ... read..


Voting underway for Afghan parliamentary polls
Kabul | Saturday, 2018 10:45:04 AM IST
Voting was underway across Afghanistan on Saturday for the country's parliamentary polls that were delayed by three years and marred by a brazen terror attack by the Taliban that killed and injured top security officials earlier this week. ... read..


UN orders withdrawal of Sri Lankan peacekeeper accused of anti-Tamil atrocities
United Nations | Saturday, 2018 9:45:04 AM IST
The commander of the Sri Lankan contingent in the UN peacekeeping operations in Mali has been ordered back home after a review of his human rights record, according to Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. ... read..


Modi congratulates leader of victorious Bhutanese party
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated Lotay Tshering, President of the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) party that has won Bhutan's general elections. ... read..


Pakistan closes border crossings ahead of Afghan polls
Islamabad | Friday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said on Friday that the country has temporarily closed its major border points with Afghanistan on a request by the neighbouring country for the security of its parliamentary elections to be held on Saturday. ... read..


FATF asks Pakistan to 'do more' against money laundering
Islamabad | Friday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an inter-governmental body which combats money laundering and terror financing among other things, has demanded more action from Pakistan to put an end to money laundering and financial assistance to terrorists, the ... read..


Rahul, Sonia meet Sri Lankan PM
| Friday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday held talks with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe here. ... read..


Australia slip to fifth in Test rankings; Pakistan close in on Sri Lanka
Dubai | Friday, Oct 19 2018 IST
Australia's 373-run loss to Pakistan in the second Test in Abu Dhabi has had an adverse effect on their place on the rankings table. They have slipped from third to fifth position in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings after losing their two-match ... read..


3 killed in blast at Afghan poll candidate's office
Mazar-e-Sharif | Friday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
At least three people were killed on Friday in a blast targeting the office of a female parliamentary candidate in Afghanistan's Balkh province, the police said. ... read..


Elections postponed in Afghanistan's Kandahar after top officials' assassination (Lead)
Kabul | Friday, 2018 3:15:06 PM IST
The Afghan government on Friday delayed October 20 parliamentary elections by one week in Kandahar province after the provincial police chief and intelligence chief were assassinated by the Taliban. ... read..


Taliban threatens to disrupt Afghan elections
Kabul | Friday, 2018 2:15:05 PM IST
The Taliban on Friday threatened to derail the upcoming parliamentary elections in Afghanistan by blocking roads to prevent voters from reaching the polling stations. ... read..


3 top Afghan provincial officials killed, US general unhurt (Lead)
Kandahar (Afghanistan) | Thursday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
Three top Afghan officials and a local journalist were killed in a shooting at a meeting attended by Afghan and US officials in this southern Afghan province of Kandahar on Thursday. ... read..


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..


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