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Pakistan to give 'robust response' to India
Islamabad | Monday, 2018 8:15:06 PM IST
Pakistan will give "a robust response" to any aggression from India on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir said on Monday. ... read..


Rohingyas' repatriation to Myanmar postponed
Dhaka | Monday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
The Bangladesh authorities on Monday said they would not initiate the repatriation of Rohingyas within the stipulated period agreed with Myanmar two months ago, on the grounds that preparations for the refugees' return have not yet been completed. ... read..


UN staff member killed, another kidnapped in Kabul
Kabul | Monday, 2018 6:15:06 PM IST
An Afghan staff member of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) was killed and a female Afghan UN employee was kidnapped after they were ambushed while travelling in a car here on Monday, the police said. ... read..


US Embassy in Nepal shuts down temporarily
Kathmandu | Monday, 2018 5:15:06 PM IST
The US Embassy in Nepal halted operations temporarily following a US government shutdown last week. ... read..


China donates solar power generation systems to Nepal
Kathmandu | Monday, 2018 4:15:05 PM IST
China has donated over 32,000 sets of solar power generation systems to Nepal to enhance its domestic capacity in combating climate change. ... read..


Ex-Pakistan envoy to US booked for 'hate speeches'
Islamabad | Monday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST
Pakistan's former Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani has been booked for allegedly delivering hate speeches and writing books, articles against the country's armed forces and the government. ... read..


India condemns terror attack on Kabul hotel
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 2:45:06 PM IST
India has strongly condemned a terror attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul that claimed at least 18 lives. ... read..


Dollar regains footing after U.S. govt shutdown, higher yields support
TOKYO | Monday, Jan 22 2018 IST
The dollar regained some footing on Monday after slipping earlier on a U.S. government shutdown, supported by higher Treasury yields, while investors took a relatively calm view of the Washington wrangling. The U.S. government shutdown took effect at midn ... read..


In Tokyo meeting, officials seek to forge ahead with TPP even as Canada wavers
Tokyo | Monday, Jan 22 2018 IST
As trade officials gather in Tokyo this week to try and forge ahead with a trade pact that U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned last year, the new 11-member club risks getting bogged down by resistance from Canada. The member countries of the Comprehen ... read..


Surgical strike can be repeated, says Union Minister
Indore | Monday, 2018 1:45:05 AM IST
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said India can conduct another surgical strike if Pakistan does not end ceasefire violations. ... read..


J&K should become bridge of friendship between India, Pakistan: CM
Srinagar | Sunday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said her state should become a bridge of friendship and not a battlefield between India and Pakistan and appealed to the leadership of the two countries to do so. ... read..


China NEV public charging points increased 51 pct in 2017 - Xinhua
BEIJING | Sunday, Jan 21 2018 IST
The number of public charging points in China for new energy vehicles increased by 51 percent in 2017 to 214,000, the most globally, China's Xinhua News Agency said on Sunday, citing Industry and Information Technology Minister Miao Wei. However, the su ... read..


Roadside bomb kills 12 in Afghanistan
Kabul | Sunday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST
At least 12 civilians were killed after a roadside bomb struck a civilian vehicle in Afghanistan's western Herat province on Sunday, police said. ... read..


Two soldiers injured in Pakistani firing die, death toll is 11
Jammu | Sunday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
Two soldiers injured in Pakistani firing and shelling on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir succumbed to their injuries on Sunday, taking the toll of people killed in border clashes in Jammu region to 11. ... read..


18 pro-government militiamen killed in Afghanistan
Kabul | Sunday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
At least 18 pro-government militiamen were killed following a Taliban ambush in Afghanistan's northern province of Balkh, officials said on Sunday. ... read..


10 killed in Kabul luxury hotel attack (Second Lead)
Kabul | Sunday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
Terrorists stormed the upscale Intercontinental Hotel here, triggering heavy fighting with security forces that ended on Sunday leaving 10 persons including all four attackers dead, authorities said. ... read..


Pakistan summons Indian envoy over cross-border firing
Islamabad | Sunday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST
Pakistan on Sunday again summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh to condemn "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by India along the Line of Control, which it said had killed two civilians and injured three others. ... read..


UN sanctions monitoring team due in Islamabad next week
Islamabad | Sunday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST
The United Nations Security Councils sanctions monitoring team will visit Islamabad on a two-day trip starting next Thursday for an assessment of Pakistans compliance with the world bodys sanctions regime. ... read..


Five killed after gunmen storm luxury hotel in Kabul (Lead)
Kabul | Sunday, 2018 11:15:04 AM IST
At least five people have been killed and six others injured in an attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul after it was stormed by militants, officials said on Sunday. ... read..


Relative calm on J&K borders after two days of firing
Jammu | Sunday, 2018 10:15:04 AM IST
After two days of heavy firing across the border with Pakistan, it was a comparatively calmer night for thousands of border residents in the Jammu region on Sunday. ... read..


Blind Cricket World Cup: India beat Pakistan by 2 wickets in final
Dubai | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 IST
The Ajay Reddy-led India cricket team defeated arch-rivals Pakistan by two wickets in the summit clash of the Blind Cricket World Cup to retain the title. Winning the toss, India invited Pakistan to bat first, who put up a decent total of 308 runs on boar ... read..


Pakistan closes US-funded Radio Mashaal
Islamabad | Saturday, 2018 9:45:34 PM IST
The Pashto-language station of the US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has been closed by the Pakistani government, officials said on Saturday. ... read..


Nine killed, 40 injured, in Pakistani firing in two days (Roundup)
Jammu | Saturday, 2018 9:45:24 PM IST
Nine persons, including three security personnel, were killed and over 40 others injured in escalated violence along the LoC and the International Border between India and Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir in the past two days, police said on Saturday. ... read..


Pakistan summons Indian Deputy HC over cross-border firing
Islamabad | Saturday, 2018 9:45:14 PM IST
Pakistan on Saturday again summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh to condemn "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by India, which it said had killed five civilians and injured 22 others over the past three days. ... read..


67 Afghan security force members freed from Taliban captivity
Kabul | Saturday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Afghan security forces have freed 67 soldiers and police officials from a Taliban-run jail in Afghanistan's Helmand province, officials said on Saturday. ... read..


US-led coalition fails to make Afghanistan safer: Iran
Tehran | Saturday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Iran's deputy envoy to the UN has said the US-led military coalition had failed to make Afghanistan a safer nation, Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday. ... read..


Rohingyas seek safety, citizenship guarantees before repatriation
Dhaka | Saturday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh on Saturday asked for guarantees that their safety and security would be protected and that they would be granted Myanmar citizenship before being repatriated to Rakhine state. ... read..


Four killed as India, Pakistan exchange fire on LoC and IB (Second Lead)
Jammu | Saturday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
Four people, including three civilians and an Indian Army soldier, were killed and over a dozen others injured on Saturday on the International Border and the Line of Control (LoC) in relentless ceasefire violations by Pakistan. ... read..


Roadside bomb kills 1 in Afghanistan
Kabul | Saturday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
At least one person was killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan's Paktia province on Saturday, the police said. ... read..


Soldier killed in Pakistani firing on LoC (Lead)
Jammu | Saturday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
An Indian Army soldier was killed on Saturday in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said. ... read..


Civilian killings in Pakistani shelling rock J&K Assembly
Jammu | Saturday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
The opposition National Conference (NC) on Saturday created ruckus in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly to protest the "failure of the government to protect civilian lives in border villages". ... read..


BSF trooper, 3 civilians injured in Pakistani firing on IB
Jammu | Saturday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST
A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper and three civilians were injured on Saturday in fresh firing by Pakistan Rangers on the international border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


Two key suspects in Pakistani minor's rape-murder arrested
Islamabad | Saturday, 2018 9:45:04 AM IST
Two people have been arrested in connection with the rape and murder case of seven-year-old Zainab in Pakistan, with police terming it an important development in the search of suspect(s) involved in the case. ... read..


Tension grips J&K's border residents
Jammu | Saturday, 2018 8:45:04 AM IST
Tension gripped people living close to the international border and the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday in the Jammu region as authorities ordered closure of schools there. ... read..


India-Pakistan trade charges over ceasefire violations, civilian deaths (Intro Roundup)
New Delhi/Islamabad | Friday, 2018 11:45:04 PM IST
India and Pakistan on Friday blamed each other for violations of the ceasefire at the border, with civilian deaths being reported from both sides amid heavy shelling and firing along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


Army soldier, BSF trooper among 4 killed in cross-border firing (Lead)
Jammu | Friday, 2018 11:15:05 PM IST
An Indian Army soldier was killed on Friday in a ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, on a day when a BSF trooper and two Indian civilians were killed in firing along the international border. ... read..


Directionless policy of Modi government has led to disquiet at border: Congress
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
The Congress on Friday raised concerns over the "directionless policy" on national security of the Narendra Modi government which it said has led to a "disquiet border" on the eastern and western frontiers. ... read..


Army soldier, BSF trooper among 4 killed in cross border firing
Jammu | Friday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
An Indian Army soldier was killed on Friday in a ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, on a day when a BSF trooper and two Indian civilians were killed in firing along the international border. ... read..


India-Pakistan trade charges over ceasefire violations, civilian deaths (Roundup)
New Delhi/Islamabad | Friday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
India and Pakistan on Friday blamed each other for violations of the ceasefire at the border, with civilian deaths being reported from both sides amid heavy shelling and firing along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


Chapchai takes clubhouse lead in weather-hit Singapore
SINGAPORE | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST
Thailand's Chapchai Nirat carded a spotless seven-under-par 64 in the second round of the Singapore Open on Friday to grab the clubhouse lead with Masters champion Sergio Garcia lurking behind on another day hit by threats of lightning. The 34-year-old Th ... read..


Maryam Nawaz to contest Pakistan General Elections: Report
Islamabad | Friday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has decided to take part in the next General Elections, a leading daily reported on Friday. ... read..


Pakistan can't keep eyes shut on Hafiz Saeed: India
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
India on Friday said Pakistan cannot keep its eyes shut over Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. ... read..


India should not comment on Chinese construction in Doklam: Beijing (Lead)
Beijing | Friday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
China on Friday said Doklam is Chinese territory and India has no business to comment if it builds infrastructure in the region. ... read..


Pakistan summons Indian Deputy HC over ceasefire violations
Islamabad | Friday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
Pakistan on Friday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh to condemn the "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by Indian forces along the International Border in Sialkot Sector, that left one civilian dead and injured nine others. ... read..


India condemns ceasefire violations by Pakistan
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST
India on Friday strongly condemned the continued violation by Pakistan of the ceasefire along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


Asia stocks rise on China growth, US govt funding woes dent dollar
TOKYO | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST
Asia stocks shook off losses on Wall Street and edged up to record highs on Friday following China's announcement of faster-than-expected fourth quarter growth, while worries over a possible U.S. government shutdown weighed on the dollar. MSCI's broadest ... read..


Violent protests erupt in Nepal
Kathmandu | Thursday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
Violent protests broke out on Thursday in at least four of the seven provinces of Nepal a day after the government announced temporary provincial capitals. ... read..


Pakistan embassy officials involved in Kashmir terror funding: NIA
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
Several Pakistan embassy officials were involved in terror funding in Jammu and Kashmir and the money was routed from that country via Dubai, the NIA has said in its chargesheet filed in a court on Thursday. ... read..


1 killed in Karachi grenade attack
Islamabad | Thursday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
At least one civilian was killed and five others injured in a hand grenade attack in a busy market in Pakistan's Karachi on Thursday, a senior police official said. ... read..


Jadhav was abducted from Iran, says Baloch activist
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
Alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is languishing in a Pakistani jail, was kidnapped from Chabahar in Iran by mercenaries at the behest of the ISI and was taken to Pakistan, Baloch activist Mama Qadeer has said. ... read..


China a disruptive force in Indo-Pacific region: US Pacific Command chief
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
US Pacific Command chief Admiral Harry Harris on Thursday called China a "disruptive force" in the Indo-Pacific region, while Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba pointed out towards increasing presence of Chinese warships in the Indian Ocean. ... read..


India should help resolve Tibetan issue: Tibetan leader
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) President Lobsang Sangay on Thursday said Tibetans expect India and other Asian nations to find an early solution to the Tibetan issue. ... read..


Final consumption accounted for 58.8 pct of China's 2017 GDP growth -stats bureau
BEIJING | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 IST
Final consumption accounted for 58.8 percent of China's economic growth in 2017, while capital formation accounted for 32.1 percent of growth, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. Net exports contributed about 9 percent of growth last yea ... read..


Stable yuan good for China's trade and economy - stats bureau
BEIJING | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 IST
A stable yuan currency is good for China's trade and economy, Ning Jizhe, head of the National Bureau of Statistics, told reporters on Thursday. The yuan strengthened 6.8 percent against the dollar in 2017, posting its best annual performance since 2008 ... read..


Sri Lankan women to challenge alcohol ban in top court
Colombo | Thursday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST
Several Sri Lankan women have filed fundamental rights petitions in the Supreme Court against a Cabinet decision to revoke two gazette notifications which permit women to buy alcohol and work in outlets that sell or manufacture alcohol, the media reported ... read..


Insider attack leaves 9 policemen dead in Afghanistan
Kabul | Thursday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST
An insider attack against the police in Afghanistan's Helmand province claimed the lives of nine police personnel on Thursday, a local official said. ... read..


Modi, Sushma misled nation on Doklam: Congress (Lead)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
The Congress on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj of "misleading" the nation over Chinese troops occupying Doklam plateau, saying that India's security and strategic interests have been compromised. ... read..


India successfully test fires n-capable Agni-V ballistic missile (Second Lead)
Bhubaneswar | Thursday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST
India on Thursday successfully test fired its indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-V -- the most potent and with the longest range in the Agni series - that can reach targets as far as Beijing. ... read..


Pakistan can live without US aid: Foreign Minister
Islamabad | Thursday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
Pakistan is trying to maintain a balance in its relationship with the US and the government has made it clear that Islamabad can live without Washington's aid but will not compromise on national integrity, Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said. ... read..


US, Israel, India nexus major 'threat' to Muslim world: Pakistan Senate Chairman
Islamabad | Thursday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
An emerging nexus between the US, Israel and India is a major threat to the Muslim world, Pakistan's Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani has said. ... read..


Myanmar urges Bangladesh to extradite 1,300 'rebel' Rohingyas
Naypyidaw | Thursday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
Myanmar said on Thursday that it has asked Bangladesh to arrest and extradite more than 1,300 Rohingyas suspected of taking part in a rebel assault against government checkpoints in Rakhine state in August last year. ... read..


BSF trooper, girl killed in Pakistani firing (Lead)
Jammu | Thursday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper and a girl were killed in overnight shelling and firing by Pakistan Rangers on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, police said Thursday. ... read..


China new home prices rise 0.4 pc in Dec, full year growth 5.3 pct
BEIJING | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 IST
Growth in new home prices in China rose to a five-month high in December after stabilising for two consecutive months, despite a range of government moves to rein in an overheated property market. Average new home prices in China's 70 major cities rose 0. ... read..


China expresses doubts over credibility, objectivity of U.S. report on fake goods
BEIJING | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 IST
- China's commerce ministry expressed doubts on Thursday over the credibility and objectivity of the United States' annual blacklist of markets for sales of fake goods. The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) recently issued its annual list of the world's mo ... read..


India, Pakistan flag war to continue at Attari-Wagah
Attari (Punjab) | Thursday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST
This is one war between traditional rivals India and Pakistan that has really been scaling new heights. The war of flags between the two countries at the Attari-Wagah joint check post (JCP) is set for a renewal with the authorities on the Indian side read ... read..


BSF trooper, civilian injured in Pakistan firing
Jammu | Thursday, 2018 7:45:04 AM IST
A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper and a civilian were injured in overnight Pakistan shelling and firing on the international border in R.S. Pura sector of Jammu district in Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


Afghan forces kill 14 IS militants in Nangarhar
Jalalabad (Afghanistan) | Wednesday, 2018 11:15:05 PM IST
Security forces during overnight operations killed 14 Islamic State (IS) terror group militants in the eastern Nangarhar province, provincial government spokesman Attaullah Khogiani said Wednesday. ... read..


Afghan leaders ask UNSC to mobilise global pressure on Pakistan: Haley
United Nations | Wednesday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
Afghanistan's leaders have asked the Security Council to mobilise international pressure on Pakistan to stop supporting terrorists, United States Permanent Representative Nikki Haley said on Wednesday. ... read..


Blind Cricket World Cup: India to face Pakistan in summit clash
Dubai | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 IST
Continuing their winning streak, a dominant India on Wednesday defeated Bangladesh by 7 wickets at the MCC Ground Ajman, UAE to enter the summit clash of the ongoing Blind Cricket One Day World Cup. Earlier in the day, Bangladesh opted to bat after winn ... read..


US present in South Asia to create chaos: Hina Rabbani
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2018 4:45:04 PM IST
The US is not present in South Asia for peace and stability but to create chaos in the region, Pakistan's former Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said. ... read..


Haj 2018 likely to be costlier, but not because of subsidy abolition (News Analysis)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST
Haj 2018 is likely to be costlier than last year but not because of the abolition of subsidy that the government announced on Tuesday. ... read..


Taliban senior commander among 6 killed
Kabul | Wednesday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
Six militants including a senior Taliban commander were killed after security forces air bombed a hideout of the Taliban in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province. ... read..


Shanghai aluminium prices slip as ingot flows improve
BEIJING | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 IST
- Shanghai aluminium prices fell 1.8 percent on Wednesday, declining for a second straight session as improving weather conditions smoothed the flow of ingots from China's remote northwestern Xinjiang region to the east of the country. Heavy snowfall ... read..


Garcia hopes for another golden year from Singapore start
SINGAPORE | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 IST
Sergio Garcia finally fulfilled his incredible promise when he captured a first major at last year's U.S. Masters and the Spanish Ryder Cup veteran is hoping for another big season as he kicks off his 2018 campaign at a familiar venue. The 38-year-old sta ... read..


Man resembling Pakistani minor's rape-murder suspect arrested
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
The police has arrested a man resembling the prime suspect in the kidnapping, rape and murder of seven-year-old Zainab in Pakistan. ... read..


Countries that back terror must be tackled: Army chief
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
Countries which support terrorism need to be "tackled" and terrorism is here to stay unless the world joins hands to end it, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday. ... read..


Iranian oil tanker wreck produces 2 slicks in East China Sea: China
BEIJING | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 IST
An Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea has left two oil slicks covering a combined 109 square kms (42 square miles), the Chinese government said late on Tuesday, as maritime police scour the area for damage. Satellite imaging showed a slick ... read..


South Asia strategy working 'far more rapidly', says Trump
New York | Wednesday, 2018 3:45:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has said that his South Asia strategy is "working far more rapidly than anybody would understand" and denying protection for terrorists in Afhganistan. ... read..


Guterres to convene counter-terrorism summit, calls for united action (Lead)
United Nations | Wednesday, 2018 3:15:04 AM IST
Calling for united global action against terrorism, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced that he is convening a summit of heads of counter-terrorism agencies. ... read..


US calls for new relationship with Pakistan
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2018 11:45:05 PM IST
The US on Tuesday called for a new bilateral relationship with Pakistan at the conclusion of a top US diplomat's two-day visit here. ... read..


Army officer injured in Pakistan firing on LoC
Jammu | Tuesday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
An army officer was injured on Tuesday in Pakistan firing on the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, defence officials said. ... read..


Trial of Shabir Shah, Wani begins in money laundering case
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
The trial of Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah and alleged hawala dealer Muhammad Aslam Wani in a money laundering case began in a court here on Tuesday. ... read..


5 killed in insurgent mortar shelling in Afghanistan
Kabul | Tuesday, 2018 4:45:04 PM IST
Five civilians were killed and 45 others injured as insurgent used mortar to shell a local bazaar in Afghanistan's northern province on Tuesday, police said. ... read..


Nikkei hits highest level since 1991 as dollar weakening stops
TOKYO | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST
Japan's Nikkei share average rose to its highest level since late 1991 on Tuesday, as a firmer dollar supported exporter stocks and expectations for strong corporate earnings bolstered investor sentiment. The Nikkei ended 1 percent higher at 23,951.81 aft ... read..


Nawaz Sharif appears before accountability court for 13th time
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2018 11:15:04 AM IST
A hearing of corruption references against former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law, is underway in an accountability court in Islamabad, media reports said. ... read..


5 security personnel killed in Pakistan
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2018 8:15:04 AM IST
At least five security personnel were killed and six others injured in a gun attack in Pakistan's Balochistan province late on Monday. ... read..


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