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Six Sri Lankan fishermen rescued from rough seas: Coast Guard
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) Six Sri Lankan fishermen were rescued from rough seas on Sunday morning in a coordinated operation between Indian Coast Guard's Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) and merchant vessel MV YM Summit.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ruling Nepal Communist Party standoff continues
Kathmandu, July 5 (IANS) The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has postponed its Standing Committee meeting till Monday in an attempt to reconcile differences among party co-chairs, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal.
2020-07-05
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
US soldier killed in Afghan accident
Washington/Kabul, July 5 (IANS) An American soldier died following an accident in Afghanistan's Farah province, the Pentagon has confirmed.
2020-07-05
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pak to open 4 border points with Iran
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) The Pakistan government has decided to open four border points with neighbouring Iran from Sunday for trade.
2020-07-05
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Show-cause notices sent to 30 more Pak pilots
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) Show-cause notices were issued to 30 more Pakistani pilots with 'dubious licences' after completion of an inquiry as the government sped up scrutiny process of suspected pilots, Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan said.
2020-07-05
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Locusts damage over 1,100 hectares of crops in Nepal
Kathmandu, July 5 (IANS) Locust swarms that entered Nepal from India last week have damaged over 1,100 hectares of crops in the Himalayan country.
2020-07-05
Category: International, Nepal,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Azharuddin can be a reason: Latif on Younis-Grant knife episode
Lahore, July 5 (IANS) Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Rashid Latif claimed that former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin may have played a role in the Younis Khan-Grant Flower knife episode. Flower was Pakistan's batting coach from 2014 to 2019 and had said recently that former captain Younis had once held a knife to his throat for offering him batting tips.
2020-07-05
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Stand by what I said in 2016 about love I received from India: Afridi
Lahore, July 5 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi said that he has always enjoyed playing against India and that he still stands by what he said in 2016 about receiving more love in India than he did back in Pakistan.
2020-07-05
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Bangladesh ranked 8th in global weekly increase in corona cases: WHO
Dhaka, July 4 (IANS) ?Bangladesh ranks 8th in weekly increase in new coronavirus cases across the globe with 26,598 new cases during the period, the World Health Organisation (WHO) data says.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Inzamam throws weight behind Babar to do well in all formats
Lahore, July 4 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has backed rising star Babar Azam, saying the Pakistan white-ball skipper has the numbers to back him amid constant comparisons with Virat Kohli.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Emirates resumes service to 4 Pak cities
Islamabad, July 4 (IANS) UAE flag carrier Emirates have resuĀ­med passenger services to Pakistans four main cities of Karachi, Lahore, IslamĀ­abad and Sialkot after a temporary suspension, but with a condition that passengers will be required to carry a negative COVID-19 report from a specified laboratory.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
CPEC to be completed at all costs: Imran
Islamabad, July 4 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan vowed that the government would complete the ambitious China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project at any cost and pass its benefits to the nation.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal's tourism sector faces $330mn loss due to COVID-19
Kathmandu, July 4 (IANS) Nepal's tourism industry is estimated to lose over $330 million due to the government-enforced lockdown imposed in the wake the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
105-year-old man recovers from COVID-19 in Pakistan
Islamabad, July 4 (IANS) A 105-year-old man in Pakistan's Punjab province has been discharged from hospital after successfully defeating COVID-19, the media reported.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak Foreign Minister tests COVID-19 positive
Islamabad, July 4 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi confirmed that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, but was feeling "strong and energetic".
2020-07-04
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Clerics, lawyers pile up pressure against construction of Hindu temple in Islamabad
Islamabad, July 3 (IANS) Days after the ground breaking ceremony at the land allocated for construction of a Hindu temple in Pakistan's capital, religious organisations have hyped up the pressure on the government and the capital's construction authority, prompting the authorities to stop construction work.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Pakistan reiterates support to 'One China Policy'
Islamabad, July 3 (IANS) At a time when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise visit to Ladakh, amid the ongoing standoff between Indian and Chinese forces, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reaffirmed Islamabad's extended support to China's "One China Policy", along with a complete alliance against India.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Pakistan,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
19 Sikh pilgrims killed in bus-train collision in Pakistan
Lahore, July 3 (IANS) At least 19 Sikh pilgrims were killed and many others critically injured in a collision between a passenger bus and train on Friday in Pakistan's Sheikhupura district, near Lahore.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Except for Sindh, Pak Covid situation improving: Asad Umar
Islamabad, July 3 (IANS) Pakistan's Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, Asad Umar on Friday said that while the country's overall coronavirus situation was getting better, there was a significant lack of improvement in Sindh, particularly in the provincial capital Karachi.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Pak opposition slams Imran Khan for failed diplomacy over Kashmir
Islamabad, July 3 (IANS) In a recent address to the Parliament, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan said that foreign policy of his government is a success story, claiming that the issue of Kashmir was raised at global platforms like never before.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Pakistan,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India at Afghan crossroads as Taliban cocks its guns
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) With Chinese bellicosity reverberating across the world, South Asia is bracing for another jolt -- the epicentre of which is neighbouring Afghanistan. The tremors from Kabul will pass through Islamabad and hit Delhi, yet their intensity is not known. To what extent is India prepared is a question mark.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Japan lodges protest with China over ships near disputed islets
Tokyo, July 3 (IANS) Japan on Friday said that it has lodged a protest with China over the intrusion by two China Coast Guard ships into Japanese territorial waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Japan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
From Army HQs to PMO, how Chinese envoy Hou 'rules the roost' in Nepal
Kathmandu, July 3 (IANS) From Nepal's Chief of Army Staff, General Purna Chandra Thapa to Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's office, the Chinese Ambassador in Kathmandu, Hou Yanqi has access to almost any place under the sun in the Himalayan Republic.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Nepal,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pak PM launches initiative to protect, promote national parks
Islamabad, July 3 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan launched an initiative to preserve nature by protecting and promoting 15 national parks in an effort to increase the country's forest cover.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Kuwaiti officer linked to trafficking accused B'desh lawmaker suspended
Dhaka, July 2 (IANS) A Kuwaiti major general, working in the Interior Ministry, has been suspended in connection with his alleged link with human trafficking and visa trading business of Bangladesh lawmaker M. Shahidul Islam Papul in the Gulf kingdom, as per reports.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Hoping Pakistan won't settle for a draw in England, says Akhtar
Islamabad, July 2 (IANS) Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has urged the team to not settle for a draw but go for victory in their upcoming series against England.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
50 killed in Myanmar jade mine landslide
Yangon, July 2 (IANS) At least 50 people were killed and many others were reported missing on Thursday after a jade mine collapsed in Myanmar's Kachin state, authorities said.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SL Prez orders not to use his pics in poll campaign
Colombo, July 2 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered not to use his photographs by candidates contesting for the upcoming parliamentary elections in their propaganda campaign, it was reported on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Khalilzad holds talks with Pak FM on Afghan peace process
Islamabad, July 2 (IANS) US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad held talks with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi here on the peace process in Afghanistan.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan's inflation rises to 8-year-high in FY20
Islamabad, July 2 (IANS) Pakistan's inflation rose to an eight-year-high inflation rate of 10.74 per cent in FY20 (July 2019-June 2020) due to multiple factors, according to official figures.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
World Bank approves US $500 mln in budgetary support for Pakistan
Islamabad, July 2 (IANS) The World Bank (WB) has approved US $500 million in budgetary support for Pakistan to address the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, achieve macroeconomic stability and support reforms, local media said.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Pakistan,International
'Militants seek to target B'desh security agencies but lack capacity'
Dhaka, July 1 (IANS) Militants in Bangladesh have the police, the RAB (Rapid Action Battalion) and other law enforcement agencies as their main targets and are trying to instigate attacks on them, a top police officer said.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
B'desh COVID-19 restrictions extended till Aug 3
Dhaka, July 1 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has issued an order extending its restrictions on public activities and movement across the country until August 3 to contain the spread of coronavirus, it was reported on Wednesday.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pak death row convict released after 21 years
Islamabad, July 1 (IANS) A Pakistani man, who spent the last 21 years on death row for a crime he was convicted of committing when he was a juvenile, has been released, according to a non-profit.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak govt extends permission to operate domestic flights
Islamabad, July 1 (IANS) The Pakistan government has decided to further extend the permission for operating domestic flights to and from six airports of the country till August 31.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Bangladesh marks 4 yrs of cafe terror attack
Dhaka, July 1 (IANS) Bangladesh on Wednesday marked four years of a terror attack at an upscale cafe in Dhaka which claimed the lives of 20 civilians, mostly foreigners, and two policemen.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
UNSC pushes for talks between Afghan govt, Taliban
United Nations, July 1 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) has pushed for an early start of the peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
2020-07-01
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pakistani army appoints first female lieutenant general
Islamabad, July 1 (IANS) The Pakistani army has appointed the first female lieutenant general in the country's history, a statement by the army's media wing said.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Banning Chinese apps not enough, give befitting reply: Bengal CM
Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) Extending ruling TMC's full support to the Centre on the India-China border issue, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday claimed that banning 59 Chinese apps would not bear results.
2020-06-30
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Opinion/Commentary
India should provide all-round support to Balochistan: Experts
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Indian think-tanks, The Tilak Chronicle (TTC) and the Centre for Advanced Strategic Studies (CASS), organised a two-day international conclave, 'Balochistan Dialogues', to discuss the conditions of the Baloch people, who have been leading a struggle for independence from Pakistan since 1948.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh Parliament passes 2020-21 budget with 10K cr takas to fight Covid
Dhaka, June 30 (IANS) The Bangladesh Parliament on Tuesday passed the 568,000 crore Bangladeshi taka (BDT) budget for fiscal year 2020-21, with the slogan 'Economic Transition and Pathway to Progress'.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh records 64 Covid deaths; opposition demands removal of Health Minister
Dhaka, June 30 (IANS) Bangladesh has recorded 64 Covid-19 deaths and 3,682 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike, health department spokesperson Nasima Sultana said on Tuesday.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Akmal blames bias for not being able to make Pak return
Lahore, June 30 (IANS) Wicketkeeper batsman Kamran Akmal has said that he has not been able to make a comeback into the Pakistan team because of bias that "couple of coaches" have had against him in the recent past. Akmal, who last played for Pakistan in April 2017, was not included in the 29-man squad for the England tour.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Off the field activities not new in Pak: Kamran Akmal defends brother Umar
Lahore, June 30 (IANS) Pakistan cricketer Kamran Akmal has come to the defence of brother Umar who has been banned from the sport for three years for breaching the PCB Anti-Corruption Code in two separate incidents.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Ramiz Raja advises Azhar Ali to 'focus on his own batting' in England
Lahore, June 30 (IANS) Former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja has suggested current Test captain Azhar Ali to focus on his own batting and lead from the front when they take on England in the much-anticipated series in August.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Now China opens new border dispute with Bhutan
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Continuing with its expansionist agenda, China has now created a new border dispute with Bhutan, one of India's traditional ally.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
B'desh boat capsize toll reaches 33
Dhaka, June 30 (IANS) The death toll from a boat capsize in Bangladesh's Buriganga river has increased to 33 after another body was recovered on Tuesday, authorities said, adding many other passengers were feared missing.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'24 Afghan civilians killed, injured everyday'
Kabul, June 30 (IANS) Afghanistan's National Security Council (NSC) has accused the Taliban of killing or injuring 24 civilians per day in the country since earlier this year.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
PIA loses millions in special flights ticketing scam
Islamabad, June 30 (IANS) After dubious licenses scandal involving pilots, another scam hit the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) with its officials making about 8 million PKR in the sale of tickets for special flights to Europe.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
6 Pak players test negative for COVID-19, eligible to join side in England
Lahore, June 30 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday informed that Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz have tested negative for COVID-19 for the second time in three days and are now eligible to join the team in England.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket