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WB student, Pak woman charge sheeted in online terrorist recruitment case
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday said that it has filed a supplementary charge sheet against three people, including West Bengal college student Tania Praveen and a Pakistani woman national member of banned terror organisation LeT, in connection with online terrorist recruitment module case.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
One killed in Kabul roadside bombing
Kabul, May 5 (IANS) One person was killed and three others wounded in a roadside bomb blast that targeted a bus carrying health workers here on Wednesday morning, a local official said.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
UNGA president says Kashmir status should not be changed; acknowledges Simla pact
United Nations, May 5 (IANS) General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir has said that the status of Jammu and Kashmir should not be changed while acknowledging the 1972 Simla Agreement between India and Pakistan making it a bilateral issue.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Hefazat leaders siphoned off donations for violence: B'desh Police
Dhaka, May 4 (IANS) Top Hefazat-e-Islam leaders misappropriated the donations, including from abroad, meant for madrasas and orphanages for their violent activities, and a probe is on to identify the sources and use of the funds, Bangladesh Police officials said on Tuesday.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
12 killed in Afghanistan floods
Kabul, May 4 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed as heavy rains and flash floods hit parts of Afghanistan's Herat province, the local government said in a statement on Tuesday.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Israel,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UNSC strongly condemns Afghan terror attack
United Nations, May 4 (IANS) The UN Security Council condemned "in the strongest terms" the terror attack in Afghanistan's Logar province on April 30 that killed at least 26 people and injured 71 others.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Nepal's Oli appeals for Covid help, but will Big Pharma play ball?
New Delhi, May 4: Nepal on Monday night announced that it was closing its borders to arrest the surge of Covid-19 infections that are threatening to go into free fall.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
What does India & Iran-backed Fatemiyoun militia have in common in Af?
New Delhi, May 4: In its search for a way to counter the radical core of the Taliban, which threatens to fill the power vacuum left by departing US and NATO troops, India may find that many of its interests coincide with that of the Fatemiyoun militia�an Iran backed group that has operated in the badlands of Syria and Iraq.
2021-05-04
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
US forces in Afghanistan hand over base
Kabul, May 4 (IANS) The US forces in Afghanistan have handed over a key operating base to the Afghan National Army in the restive southern Helmand province, reported local media.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal reports highest single-day Covid cases, deaths
Kathmandu, May 4 (IANS) Nepal has registered the highest single-day Covid-19 cases and deaths amid an ongoing resurgence of the pandemic in the Himalayan nation.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
IMF demand to hike power tariff may worsen Pak's inflation
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) Pakistan's Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin said that the demand by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to hike electricity tariff to release more funds could lead to further inflation in the country.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Jaishankar's help sought for return of Kashmiri students to B'desh
Srinagar, May 3 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Students Association (JKSA) on Monday wrote to External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar requesting him to facilitate the travel of Kashmiri students studying in Bangladesh for their exams.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Diplomacy,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
China's special recruitment drive for Tibetans amid border standoff
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) is for the first time forming exclusive military formations manned by ethnic Tibetans.
2021-05-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sikhs in Pakistan on verge of becoming extinct minority group
New Delhi/Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) In 2019, Pakistan claimed positive global attention when it opened the Sikh gurdwara at Kartarpur to pilgrims from India. But the reality is that the Sikh community in Pakistan faces persistent discrimination. Pakistani Sikhs, who mainly live in the country's restive northwest, are a community that lives in fear.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Khaleda Zia shifted to CCU after breathing issues
Dhaka, May 3 (IANS) Bangladesh Nationalist Party Chairperson and former Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia was admitted to the coronary care unit of a private hospital in Dhaka on Monday afternoon, as she was having breathing issues, her personal physician said.
2021-05-03
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Maldives to ban non-essential travel between islands
Male, May 3 (IANS) The Maldives' Health Protection Agency (HPA) has banned non-essential travel between islands and atolls in a bid to curb a new surge in Covid-19 infections, local media reported on Monday.
2021-05-03
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Taliban conducts 141 attacks in 24 hrs in Afghanistan
Kabul, May 3 (IANS) The Taliban has conducted 141 attacks in Afghanistan over the last 24 hours, mostly in Uruzgan, Zabul, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Badakhshan and Takhar provinces, sources said.
2021-05-03
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Pak violates ceasefire agreement, fires in J&K's Ramgarh sector
Jammu, May 3 (IANS) After a lull of over two months, Pakistani rangers resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation on Monday on the International Border in the Ramgarh sector of J&K's Samba district.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Imran visits areas in Islamabad without protocol
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan paid a surprise visit to different localities in Islamabad without any "security and protocol", his office said.
2021-05-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh speedboat collision kills 27 (2nd Ld)
Dhaka, May 3 (IANS) At least 27 people were killed, while five others were rescued following a head-on collision between an overcrowded speedboat and a sand-laden bulk carrier in Bangladesh's Padma River on Monday.
2021-05-03
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
B'desh speedboat collision kills 26 (Ld)
Dhaka, May 3 (IANS) A collision between an overcrowded speedboat and a sand-laden bulk carrier in Bangladesh's Padma River on Monday has killed 26 people, according to authorities.
2021-05-03
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pak to suspend entry of pedestrians from Afghanistan, Iran
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) Pakistan will suspend the entry of pedestrians from Afghanistan and Iran through land border terminals for over two weeks from May 5 in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19, according to an official notification.
2021-05-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal decides to halt all domestic, int'l flights
Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) The Nepal government has decided to halt all domestic flights from Monday midnight and all international flights from Wednesday midnight until May 14 in an effort to curb the growing spread of Covid-19.
2021-05-03
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bangladesh sees record remittances
Dhaka, May 3 (IANS) Bangladesh's remittances hit an all-time high of more than $20 billion in the first 10 months of the current 2020-21 fiscal year ending in June.
2021-05-03
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
18 killed in B'desh speedboat collision
Dhaka, May 3 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed on Monday after a sand-laden bulk carrier and an overcrowded speedboat collided in Bangladesh's Padma River, according to the police.
2021-05-03
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nepal PM Oli to seek vote of confidence on May 10
Kathmandu, May 2 (IANS) Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli, who is facing a crisis inside his own party, is to seek a vote of confidence on May 10.
2021-05-02
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Two Ansar al-Islam militants held in Bangladesh
Dhaka, April 30 (IANS) Two militants of the banned Ansar al-Islam militant outfit were arrested on Friday by Bangladesh's elite police force, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), from Pallabi and Shibalaya areas of Manikganj, near Dhaka, officials said.
2021-04-30
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
China's massive Tibet infra push cause of worry for India
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) China is planning to develop a massive defence logistics infrastructure in Tibet that will turn the once independent kingdom into a military hub to dominate the Himalayas.
2021-04-30
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Two JMB cadres held in Assam with arms, fake Indian currency
Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) Two Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) cadre were arrested in Assam's Dhubri on Friday and firearms and fake Indian currency seized from them, Director General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said.
2021-04-30
Category: India, Assam,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Bangladesh approves China's Sinopharm vaccine for emergency use
Dhaka, April 30 (IANS) Bangladesh's drug regulator has authorised the emergency use of China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine.
2021-04-30
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Asian-Pacific area lawmakers seek 'whole of society' approach against Covid
Bangkok, April 29 (IANS) Policymakers from 50 Asian and Pacific countries on Thursday called for a "whole-of-society" response to Covid-19.
2021-04-29
Category: International, Thailand,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Hefazat top leader Harun Izhar detained in Chittagong
Dhaka, April 29 (IANS) Harun Izhar, former education and cultural secretary of the abolished committee of the militant outfit Hefazat-e-Islam, was detained by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) early on Thursday from Lalkhan Bazar Madrasa in Chittagong.
2021-04-29
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
6.47 cr takas transaction in accounts of Hefazat's Mamunul: Police
Dhaka, April 28 (IANS) Funds for militant outfit Hefazat-e-Islam, which was behind the widespread violence last month, was deposited into two bank accounts of its senior leader Mamunul Haque and the donors have been identified, Bangladesh Police said on Wednesday.
2021-04-28
Category: International, Bangladesh,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Defence/Security
Why is Pak desperate to extradite gurdwara attack mastermind Aslam Farooqi from Afghanistan?
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Afghanistan has urged Pakistan to impose its will on Taliban so that it joins stalled peace talks.
2021-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
24 foreign workers test positive for Covid in Singapore
Singapore, April 28 (IANS) The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday night (April 27) said that it found that 24 workers at Westlite Woodlands dormitory had tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-04-28
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bangladesh approves Russian vaccine Sputnik for emergency use
Dhaka, April 28 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government has approved the import and use of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19.
2021-04-28
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bhutan to supply 40 MT medical oxygen to Assam daily
Guwahati/Shillong, April 27 (IANS) Bhutan will supply 40 metric tonnes of liquid oxygen to Assam daily for Covid patients, an official release said on Tuesday.
2021-04-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India-SL: A new chapter in South Asian history waiting to be written
New Delhi, April 27: A few years ago I went for the launch of a premium brand of Sri Lankan Arrack in Delhi. It was a revelation. Till then I had thought Arrack is another name for Toddy. A poor man's drink. But, there I learnt, Vintage Arrack can be as precious as Single Malt Whisky. Matured for upto 15 years in Oak Casks it can give many a tropical alcoholic beverage a run for its money. That set me thinking how little we know about our island neighbour off the southern coast.
2021-04-27
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Custody of Mamunul, 2 other Hefazat leaders extended
Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) A court in Dhaka on Monday extended, by seven days, the custody of Hefazat leaders Mamunul Haque, Junaid Al Habib and Jalaluddin Kashemi, in a 2013 case of theft, vandalism and massacre as well as fresh cases in connection with the violence last month.
2021-04-26
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Pak ready for talks if India revisits its Aug 5, 2019 decisions: Qureshi
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that the country would be happy to hold talks on all the differences with India and seek their resolution through dialogue if the latter shows its willingness to revisit its unilateral decisions taken on August 5, 2019, which resulted in the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35-A of the Indian Constitution that granted special status to the erstwhile state of J&K.
2021-04-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Amid alarming spike in Covid cases, India-B'desh trade on
Agartala/Silchar, April 26 (IANS) Amid the alarming spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in both India and Bangladesh, the trade between the two neighbouring countries continues to be unaffected as exports-imports are being carried out by strictly enforcing the standard operating procedures (SOPs) laid down by the authorities of both the nations.
2021-04-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
5 injured as rocket hits Kunar Guv's office
Kabul, April 26 (IANS) At least five people were wounded after a rocket landed at Kunar Governor's office in the city of Asadabad on Monday morning, Iqbal Saeed, provincial Governor, said.
2021-04-26
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Top militant Mamunul trained in Pakistan: Bangladesh Police
Dhaka, April 25 (IANS) Arrested Bangladeshi militant leader Mamunul Haq, who made all kinds of plans to oust the pro-liberation government led by Sheikh Hasina, has affiliation with a militant group in Pakistan where he had travelled in 2005 for training, police said on Sunday.
2021-04-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Navy's aim is to create ecosystem that supports blue economy: Admiral Karambir Singh
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Navy's aim is to create an enabling ecosystem that supports blue economy and to support the efforts of the government, Indian Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh said on Friday.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan reminds India to appoint counsel for Kulbhushan Jadhav
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) Pakistan has once against called on the Indian side to cooperate with its courts and appoint a counsel for Kulbushan Jadhav to implement the judgment of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
2021-04-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
At least 100 Sikh devotees returning from Pak test positive
Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) At least 100 Sikh devotees mainly from Punjab, who returned from Pakistan after visiting several shrines on the occasion of Baisakhi, on Thursday tested positive for coronavirus on their return to India through the Wagah border near Amritsar, officials said.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Pak-Iran ties moving towards positive cooperation: Qureshi
Tehran, April 22 (IANS) Pakistan and Iran are making headways towards increasing bilateral cooperation with border security and establishment of trade markets along the borders.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Turkey,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
78 militants killed in Afghanistan in 24 hrs
Kabul, April 22 (IANS) At least 78 Taliban militants were killed in various operations conducted by Afghan government forces in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defence announced on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Nepal govt puts cap on mountaineers to climb Everest
Kathmandu, April 22 (IANS) The Nepali government has implemented a quota system for mountaineers to climb Mt. Everest aimed at preventing overcrowding on the world's tallest peak.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pak mulls lockdown in major cities
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) A lockdown is likely to be imposed in major cities of Pakistan if the resurgence of new Covid-19 cases persists due to failure of the public to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the government, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan