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'Won't support Taliban, aim is to endure peace in Afghanistan'
Kabul, Feb 25 (IANS) Pakistan will not support the Taliban, but aims for enduring peace in Afghanistan, said a senior official of the Pakistan's army.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
China's strategy of creeping forward won't work with India: Army Chief
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) China has a habit of creeping forward, making very small incremental moves, to achieve its objectives, said Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane, adding that this strategy will not work with India.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Afghanistan reports 16 new Covid cases
Kabul, Feb 24 (IANS) Afghanistan has reported 16 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the country's tally to 55,680, said a Public Health Ministry statement here on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Afghanistan reports 16 new Covid cases
Kabul, Feb 24 (IANS) Afghanistan has reported 16 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the country's tally to 55,680, said a Public Health Ministry statement here on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
10 drown as car falls into river in Afghanistan
Kabul, Feb 24 (IANS) Ten commuters drowned after their car fell into a river in Afghanistan's southern Uruzgan, provincial government spokesman Ahmad Shah Sahel said on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Pak offers $15M credit line to SL for defence cooperation'
Islamabad, Feb 24 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that defence and security cooperation to end the menace of terrorism are of equal importance to both Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
US, UNHCR, rights groups oppose Malaysia's Rohingya repatriation (Ld)
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) UN agencies, western governments, including the US, and global human rights groups have strongly opposed Malaysia's sudden repatriation of 1,084 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.
2021-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
US, UNHCR, rights groups oppose Malaysia's Rohingya repatriation
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) UN agencies, western governments, including the US, and global human rights groups have strongly opposed Malaysia's sudden repatriation of 1,084 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.
2021-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Taliban urges members to avoid harbouring foreign nationals
Kabul, Feb 24 (IANS) Taliban has asked its members to avoid harbouring foreign nationals and not allow them to join their ranks amid doubt over the group's commitment to cut their ties with the Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
B'desh can export edible oil to India: Indian envoy
Dhaka, Feb 24 (IANS) The Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Vikram Kumar Doraiswami, said on Tuesday that Bangladesh can export edible oil to India at 20 per cent value addition to the product, as he urged the business communities of both the countries to convince the governments to upgrade goods transportation facilities.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India set to manufacture containers to boost exports
New Delhi, Feb 23: As India aims to boost its exports, the government is looking at manufacturing containers in a big way while developing a shipping line under the Atmanirbhar Bharat programme. Containers are required to ship goods. At present, India is solely dependent on the public sector Shipping Corporation of India.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Indian Navy, Coast Guard feeding stranded Rohingyas, but no rescue yet (Ld)
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) The Indian Navy and Coast Guard personnel have been feeding and providing medical attention to a group of 90 Rohingya refugees and three Bangladesh crewmen on a boat that was stranded on high seas after it drifted into India's territorial waters on Monday.
2021-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak tribunal dismisses Rashid's plea over rejection of nomination papers
Lahore, Feb 23 (IANS) The election appellate tribunal court of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday dismissed an appeal by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PML-N) former Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid against the rejection of his nomination papers for Senate elections by the Returning Officer.
2021-02-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India has kept terrorism under control: Adil Rasheed
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) India's considerable success in containing terrorism within its borders can be attributed not only to its intelligence, police and the security forces, but also to community response in keeping radicalisation and fundamentalist tendencies at bay, says Adil Rasheed, Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Qureshi hopes US, Taliban abide by Doha agreement
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that he hopes that the United States and the Taliban will continue to abide by the Doha agreement ? signed between the US and the Taliban in February 2020.
2021-02-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Thailand approves China's Sinovac vaccine for emergency use
Bangkok, Feb 23 (IANS) Thailand approved Sinovac Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, paving the way for the country to receive its first vaccine shipment from the Chinese biopharmaceutical firm on Wednesday.
2021-02-23
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Indian Coast Guards feeding stranded Rohingyas on high seas'
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Indian Coast Guards vessels have reached a boat carrying 90 Rohingya refugees and three Bangladesh crewmen which drifted into India's territorial waters a day back.
2021-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Indian Air Force chief reaches Dhaka on 4-day visit
New Delhi/Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria on reached Dhaka on a four-day visit on Monday, during which he would interact with senior dignitaries and visit key operational bases of the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF).
2021-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan's nefarious designs exposed
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Pakistan's anti-India propaganda machinery is working overtime to exploit every situation it can to bring embarrassment to the Indian government at the international level.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Rohingya vessel in Indian waters, UNHCR calls for 'immediate' rescue
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A boat carrying 90 Rohingya refugees and three Bangladesh crewmen drifted into India's territorial waters on Monday, with calls for immediate rescue mounting from UN agencies and humanitarian groups.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Ooncha Parvat, Oonche Log' depicts historical Indo-Nepal bonds
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) As a playwright and director, the Padma Shri awardee Chiranjit went beyond the usual entertainment quotient. This is evident in his Hindi play Ooncha Parvat, Oonche Log, recently uploaded on Youtube by Air India Radios Central Drama Unit after refurbishing.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Myanmar protestors flood Mandalay streets despite army crackdown
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) People in Myanmar have been pouring on to the streets in protests against the coup by the Myanmarese army - the Tatmadaw. Myanmar's big towns are witnessing daily rallies and protests asking for democratically elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi to be released.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
4 women shot dead by terrorists in Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Four women were shot dead by terrorists in Pakistan's North Waziristan district, police said on Monday.
2021-02-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Afghan Parliament approves Budget for current fiscal year
Kabul, Feb 22 (IANS) The Afghan Parliament on Monday approved the current fiscal year's Budget with a majority of votes after weeks of tensions between the two state branches over the document.
2021-02-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
ULFA 'defers' action on Quippo employees
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) The separatist United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) says it has 'deferred action' against two employees of hydrocarbon company Quippo Oil & Gas Infrastructure Ltd who were kidnapped in December by their armed cadres.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Philippines approves emergency use of Sinovac's Covid vaccine
Manila, Feb 22 (IANS) The Philippines has officially approved the emergency use of China's Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine, the country's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Monday.
2021-02-22
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
2 killed, 2 wounded in Afghan capital explosions
Kabul, Feb 20 (IANS) Two people were killed and two others wounded in two separate bomb explosions, targeting two cars in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan on Saturday, the capital police confirmed.
2021-02-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Drought conditions in Pakistan may worsen, warns Met dept
Karachi, Feb 20 (IANS) The National Drought Mon­itoring Centre, part of the Pakistan Mete­orological Department (PMD), has warned that drought-like conditions currently prevailing in parts of Sindh and Balochistan may exacerbate and cause water stress in cultivated lands due to limited supply of irrigation water for Rabi crops.
2021-02-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan deceiving FATF on action against terror outfits: Report
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan has been deceiving the FATF Task Force by pretending to take action against internationally designated terrorist groups and their financial networks but only on paper, a report said.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Anjaneyulu's paintings light up lanterns to the tune of cassette players
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Dont go by the first impression when you visit the virtual exhibition "Museum of Memories" being presented by Art Alive Gallery. There is more to the mundane objects brought alive by Anjaneyulu G in his oil and acrylic on canvas, oil on canvas and linen artworks. The isolation of the objects and their reflection, forces one to go beyond the mere image. The sub-text is what makes the show worthwhile!
2021-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
2.8m doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to reach Pakistan on March 2
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) As 2.8 million doses of Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine will be received on March 2, the government has decided to start vaccination of people over 65 years of age in the first week of next month.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak rejects India's concerns about Sikh pilgrims
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) The Foreign Office on Thursday rejected Indian concerns about Sikh Yatris visiting Pakistan for pilgrimage and said that they were fully facilitated during the trips.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bangladesh terror outfit aided PFI members
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) The two members of Popular Front of India (PFI), who were arrested in Lucknow on Tuesday, were in contact with Bangladesh-based terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
PM for turning India into global software hub under Aatmanirbhar Bharat flagship
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Addressing the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) Technology and Leadership (NLT) event on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while commending the role played by IT sector, exhorted them to help achieve the country greater heights.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu, complicit in turning China into an Orwellian state
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A report by Foreign Policy Magazine has revealed that Chinese Tech Titans are assisting the Communist Party of China (CPC) in establishing a surveillance state that cracks down on Political dissent. These goliaths--Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu-are armed with supercomputers that crunch terabytes of data. Facial recognition tech adds new meaning to images provided by the ever-ubiquitous surveillance cameras, enabling the party-state to nip in the bud any signs of brewing dissent.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Bednarski's documentary pays homage to Jews victimised during WW II
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Keeping alive the horrors of the genocide that the Nazis committed against the Jews is required for soul-searching and impressing upon the millennials to rise beyond caste, creed, race and religion. Recently, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day was commemorated world over to recall the killing of six million Jews and 11 million others by the Nazi establishment led by Hitler.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pakistan playing same old game to beat FATF grey list
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Pakistan has launched an aggressive diplomatic effort in a desperate move to try and exit the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global watchdog to combat financing of terrorism.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
US warship movements in South China Sea signals Biden's resolve against China
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Close on the heels of two US carrier groups conducting joint exercises in the South China Sea last week, another guided-missile destroyer "asserted navigational rights and freedoms" in the Spratly Islands claimed by China in the South China Sea Wednesday.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Egypt, Pakistan eye further security, economic cooperation
Cairo, Feb 18 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi held talks with visiting Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on boosting security and economic cooperation between the two countries, said the Egyptian presidency in a statement.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Egypt,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pakistan Railways chugs to a halt after China waves red flag
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Imran Khan government is struggling badly to keep Pakistan Railways on track after putting "all its eggs in the Chinese basket" and Beijing pulling the plug on financing various projects under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the flagship project of its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
2021-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pak opposes addition of new permanent members to UNSC
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Pakistan has opposed the addition of new permanent members to the UN Security Council (UNSC), warning of compounding the Council's inequality and dysfunctionality, Radio Pakistan reported Wednesday.
2021-02-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
3 killed in separate security-related incidents in Afghanistan
Kabul, Feb 17 (IANS) Three people were killed and two others wounded in two security-related incidents here over the past 24 hours, sources said on Wednesday.
2021-02-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Nepal lodges protest with India over Amit Shah's purported statement
Kathmandu, Feb 16 (IANS) Nepal has expressed its concern over the "objectionable remarks" allegedly made by Indian Home Minster Amit Shah on "plans to expand" his Bharatiya Janata Party in neighbouring countries.
2021-02-16
Category: International, Nepal,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
5 sentenced to death in B'desh for writer Avijit Roy's murder
Dhaka, Feb 16 (IANS) A Dhaka court has sentenced five militants including fugitive sacked army major Syed Ziaul Haq to death in connection with the 2015 writer-blogger Avijit Roy murder case.
2021-02-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
I wasn't given chance to fulfil promises: Nepal PM Oli
Kathmandu, Feb 16 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said he was not given a chance to fulfil the promises he had made to the people.
2021-02-16
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Friendship with B'desh cornerstone of our foreign policy: Indian envoy
Dhaka, Feb 15 (IANS) Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami on Monday said that Bangladesh is India's true and special friend and the friendship is the cornerstone of India's Foreign Policy.
2021-02-15
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal's quake-ravaged Singha Durbar opens after reconstruction
Kathmandu, Feb 15 (IANS) Nepal's main administrative complex Singha Durbar, which was heavily ravaged in the 2015 devastating earthquakes, came into operation again on Monday after the completion of most of the reconstruction works.
2021-02-15
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India opens new trade route to aid Nepal get fertiliser from Bangladesh
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) In what could prove to be a big relief for Nepal, New Delhi has decided to open transit facility through Indian territory for fertiliser trade between Dhaka and Kathmandu.
2021-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
52% of Afghanistan still under Taliban control: Survey
Kabul, Feb 14 (IANS) A survey conducted by an Afghan media outlet has revealed the 52 per cent of the war-torn country is still under the control of the Taliban, while the Kabul government controls only 49 per cent of the territory.
2021-02-14
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Pak to deploy drones to supervise highways, motorways
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) In a first of its kind initiative, Pakistan will deploy drones for the supervision of the country's highways and motorways network, the media reports on Sunday.
2021-02-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan