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Asia Cup to be postponed if India reach WTC final: Mani
Karachi, Feb 28 (IANS) The 2021 Asia Cup could be postponed if India reach the World Test Championship (WTC) final, said Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Steyn slams Doull for 'mid-life crisis' comment
Lahore, Feb 28 (IANS) Veteran South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn lashed out at commentator Simon Doull after the latter made comments on Steyn's "mid-life crisis".
2021-02-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Education must evolve, says Sheikh Hasina
Dhaka, Feb 28 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for greater emphasis on science and technology, and technical education to ensure employment opportunities for the people in keeping with the requirements of the modern age.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pak ready to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue: Imran
Islambad, Feb 27 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has renewed his open offer for dialogue to resolve all outstanding issues with India. Khan gave his statement welcoming the ceasefire recently announced between Indian and Pakistani border security forces along the Line of Control (LoC).
2021-02-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Afghanistan's Covid tally mounts to 55,714
Kabul, Feb 27 (IANS) Afghanistan on Saturday reported 7 new Covid cases, pushing the country's tally to 55,714, the Ministry of Public Health said.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Both Bhutto Sahib and Benazir were firm believers that Kashmir can't be left in the hands of the generals
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Bhutto Sahib and Benazir Bhutto were both firm believers that intricate issues such as Kashmir cannot be left in the hands of generals, says Ambassador Shamshul Hassan in his book, "Life with the Bhuttos."
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Afghanistan marks National Day of Armed Forces
Kabul, Feb 27 (IANS) Afghanistan on Saturday marked the National Day of Armed Forces as the security forces continued fighting a Taliban-led insurgency, the state-run TV channel reported.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pak's PPP leader claims her house attacked by goons
Karachi, Feb 27 (IANS) Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader Palwasha Khan on Saturday said that her house was attacked by five "goons", as she feels threatened by her move to contest the Senate poll.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India must play pro-active role on Indus Waters Treaty (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) brokered between India and Pakistan by the World Bank in 1960 has weathered three wars in 1965, 1971 and 1999 -- as also the September 2016 attack by four heavily armed terrorists that resulted in the death of 19 soldiers and the four attackers and was "the deadliest attack on security forces in Kashmir in two decades".
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'UK supports Afghan's fight against Taliban'
London, Feb 27 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson held a telephonic conversation with the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during which the former reiterated his country's continued support to the latter's fight against the Taliban, according to a statement by the British government.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Myanmar envoy to UN defies military regime, denounces coup
United Nations, Feb 27 (IANS) In a dramatic show of defiance Myanmar's Permanent Representative Kyaw Moe Tun has denounced his country's military regime before the General Assembly and declared he would fight for democracy.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Iran investigating shooting of its citizens along Pakistani border
Islamabad, Feb 27 (IANS) At least two people carrying fuel across the Pakistan-Iran border were killed in a shooting incident, prompting Iran to launch an immediate investigation into the matter after angry protests spread across its southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Defence/Security
Protests in Dhaka after writer's death in jail
Dhaka, Feb 26 (IANS) Protests erupted in Dhaka after writer and blogger Mushtaq Ahmed, denied bail six times, died in Kashimpur jail.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pak has avoided FATF blacklist, claims Pak Minister
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Pakistan has yet again managed to avoid being blacklisted by the global watchdog on money laundering and terror financing, claiming that the possibilities of the country being pushed from the grey list to the black list were zero.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
India talking to Bangladesh to take back sea-stranded Rohingyas
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) India is negotiating with Bangladesh to take back 81 Rohingyas whose boat drifted into its territorial waters in mid-February.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
India asks China to resolve remaining boundary issues
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The government said on Friday that following the disengagement of Indian and Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, it is not in the interest of either side to prolong the remaining boundary issues between the two countries.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Nepal's Deuba emerges kingmaker as Communist factions woo him
New Delhi, Feb 26, The Nepali Congress Party chief Sher Bahadur Deuba has emerged as the kingmaker in Nepal politics as both factions of the Communist Party try to woo him and may eventually even turn out to be the king amidst twists and turns in the countrys political scenario.
2021-02-26
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
3 killed after gunmen attack slain scribe's house in Afghanistan
Kabul, Feb 26 (IANS) At least three people were killed and five others injured after unidentified gunmen stormed a slain journalist's house in Afghanistan's Ghor province, sources said on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
UN welcome Indo-Pak statement reaffirming ceasefire
United Nations, Feb 26 (IANS) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir have welcomed the joint statement by India and Pakistan reaffirming their commitment to upholding the ceasefire along the Line of Control in Kashmir.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
US condemns LoC infiltration, expects Pak's 'constructive role' (Ld)
New York, Feb 26 (IANS) The US condemns terrorists infiltrating the Line of Control (LoC) and expects Pakistan to play a "constructive role" in Kashmir, according to State Department Spokesperson Ned Price.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pak suffers losses worth $38bn due to FATF grey listing
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) At a time when Pakistan's progress on countering terror-financing and money laundering is being scrutinised at the Plenary meeting of the global watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a report has highlighted that Pakistan has suffered to losses worth billions due to being placed in the FATF's grey list thrice since 2008.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Pakistan,National
Nepal: NCP Vice-Chairman Bamdev Gautam meets Dahal
Kathmandu, Feb 25 (IANS) In the aftermath of Nepal's Supreme Court reinstating the House of Representatives, repealing the government's December 20 decision to dissolve the Lower House of the Federal Parliament, ruling Nepal Communist Party's (NCP) Vice-Chairman Bamdev Gautam has met the co-chair of NCP's Dahal-Nepal faction, Pushpa Kamal Dahal.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
No thinning of troops along LoC: Army
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) There is no proposal of thinning of troops along Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir as Pakistan has not stopped terrorism, Indian Army said on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Regular classes in schools from March 1: Pak Minister
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Pakistan Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood on Thursday announced that all the schools would reopen for regular 5-day classes from March 1.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'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
Daudzai arrives in Pak to push forward peace process
Islamabad, Feb 24 (IANS) Mohammad Omar Daudzai, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's Special Envoy for Pakistan, arrived here on Wednesday for talks on Afghanistan's peace process, Pakistani officials said.
2021-02-24
Category: International, 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 agency to seek Covid vaccine purchase record from private lab
Lahore, Feb 23 (IANS) The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) of Pakistan decided to seek the record from a known private laboratory about procuring Covid-19 vaccine from Russia and its proposed plan to charge over $100 [per head] profit.
2021-02-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
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
Pak tribunal finds PTI leader eligible for Senate polls
Karachi, Feb 23 (IANS) Sindh High Court's election tribunal declared Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda eligible to contest Senate polls on Tuesday.
2021-02-23
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Pak reports 1,050 new Covid cases
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) At least 1,050 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours in Pakistan, according to the latest data released by the National Command & Operation Centre (NCOC).
2021-02-23
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Imran Khan leaves for maiden Sri Lanka visit
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan left for a two-day official visit to Sri Lanka on Tuesday on the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa.
2021-02-23
Category: International, Pakistan,International
'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
20 lawmakers skip meeting called by Imran Khan in Peshawar
Peshawar, Feb 23 (IANS) 20 Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmakers from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including two former ministers who were recently expelled from the cabinet, missed the meeting called by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.
2021-02-23
Category: International, Pakistan,International
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