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Afghanistan\'s Secondary, High Schools Reopen For Boys

Kabul, Sep 20 : Secondary and high schools, as well as madrasas, for boys across Afghanistan have reopened after more than a month of the country’s takeover by the Taliban,...

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UNESCO Expresses Deep Concern Over Exclusion Of Girls From Af Schools

New Delhi, Sep 19 : UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay has expressed deep concern over the announcement made in Afghanistan to gradually reopen secondary schools for boys and their male...

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11 Years Later, India-B\'desh Rail Project Moving At Snail\'s Pace

By Sujit ChakrabortyAgartala, Sep 19 : Work on the all important 12.24 km India-Bangladesh new railway line is progressing at a snail’s pace on both sides of the border, more...

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Hasina Agrees On Removal Of Illegal Structures From \'Fairy Hill\'

By Sumi KhanNew Delhi, Sep 19 : The local administration and lawyers association in Bangladesh’s Chittagong have locked horns over construction on a heritage hill, known as ‘Porir Pahar’ or...

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B\'desh Gets Another 5 Mn Doses Of Sinopharm Vax

Dhaka, Sep 19 : Bangladesh has received another 5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine developed by China’s pharmaceutical Sinopharm Group. A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight carrying the Chinese vaccine doses...

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Islamabad Police Taunted As Jamia Hafsa Hoists Taliban Flag

New Delhi, Sep 19 : A case has been registered against cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz, his collaborators as well as seminary students under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) and different sections...

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SL Receives 4 Mnn Doses Of Sinopharm Vaccines

Colombo, Sep 19 : Sri Lankan authorities have received 4 million doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccines as a mass inoculation program against Covid-19 is presently underway in the island...

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Probe Into Bank Accounts A Scare Tactic: B\'desh Journos

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Sep 19 : The BFIU, a finance monitoring agency of the Bangladesh Bank responsible for investigating suspicious transactions, has sent a letter to all banks on September...

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Argentina Plans To Buy 12 JF-17 Thunder Fighter Jets From Pakistan

New Delhi, Sep 19 : Argentina has planned to buy 12 JF-17 Thunder fighter jets from Pakistan, as per media reports. One report states that Argentina has officially included $664...

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UNHCR Urges Int\'l Community To Continue Engaging With Taliban

Islamabad, Sep 19 : Visiting UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi said here that the international community should continue engaging with the Afghan Taliban. Addressing a press briefing...

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2 Killed, 21 Injured In Serial Blasts In Afghanistan

Kabul, Sep 19 : At least two people were killed and 21 others injured in four separate explosions in Afghanistan, multiple sources have confirmed. In Jalalabad city, capital of eastern...

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\'AUKUS\' Raises Risk Of Tensions, Regional Arms Race: Malaysian PM

Kuala Lumpur, Sep 19 : Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has voiced his concerns that the newly-established security partnership among Australia, the UK and the US (AUKUS) would raise...

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Hefajat Leader Held For Violence During Modi\'s Visit To Dhaka

Dhaka, Sep 18 : The Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has arrested Rezwan Rafiquee, a leader of the militant outfit Hefazat-e-Islam, for his alleged role in the widespread...

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China Cautious On Afghanistan While Pakistan Faces Grim Situation

New Delhi, Sep 18 : Pakistan has been reeling under international pressure on their handling of the Afghan situation and it is conscious of the fact that its role in...

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Explosions In ISIS-K Heartland Target Taliban Vehicles

New Delhi, Sep 18 : Bomb blasts in in Afghanistans ISIS-K heartland has killed two and injured up to 20 more in the first deadly attack since the US troops...

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Imran Initiates Dialogue With Taliban For Inclusive Govt

New Delhi, Sep 18 : Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Saturday that he has initiated a dialogue with the Taliban for the formation of an inclusive government in...

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US Company\'s Tech Abused By Indian Govt To Spy On Pak, China: Report

New Delhi, Sep 18 : A US companys tech was abused by the Indian government amid warnings that Americans are contributing to a spyware industry already under fire for being...

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After Taliban Takeover, Fanatics Threaten Progressive Kashmiri Women

New Delhi, Sep 18 : Taliban taking over Afghanistan has led to tens of thousands of women fleeing the country to escape the atrocities of the new regime. Humeira Rizai,...

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Chabahar To Cultural Connect, How Iran Became A Key Member Of The SCO

By Ateet SharmaNew Delhi, Sep 18:With the region caught in a geopolitical churn, the news of Iran becoming the ninth member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) at the end...

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Pak Taliban Rejects FM Qureshi\'s Amnesty Offer, Asks Army To Apologise

By Mrityunjoy Kumar JhaNew Delhi, Sep 18: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has rejected Pakistan governments offer of amnesty saying that its struggle will continue until they establish Sharia.TTP also asked the...

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Pak Asked To Accept New Influx Of Refugees From Afghanistan

New Delhi, Sep 18 : Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, has asked Pakistan to accept the new influx of refugees from Afghanistan, suggesting that if these refugees...

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3 Ministers Among 49 Indo-Canadians In Election Fray

Toronto, Sep 18 : As many as 49 Indian-origin candidates are in the fray as Canadians will got to the polls on September 20 to elect a new Parliament. In...

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Terror Accused Osama\'s Uncle Surrenders In UP

New Delhi, Sep 18 : Humaid-ur-Rahman, uncle of ISI-trained terrorist Osama who was arrested on September 14 after Delhi Police bust an active terror module planning attacks during festive season,...

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Afghanistan Only Nation On Earth To Bar Half Its Population From Secondary Education

New Delhi, Sep 18 : The Taliban have effectively banned girls from secondary education in Afghanistan, by ordering high schools to reopen only for boys. The edict makes Afghanistan the...

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3 Terror Groups Still Operating In Afghanistan Against Pak

New Delhi, Sep 18 : Three terrorist organisations are still operating in Afghanistan against Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday, after the Taliban had assured the Afghan soil...

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Afghan Central Bank Urges People To Use Local Currency

Kabul, Sep 18 : Afghanistan’s central bank, Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), has urged people to use local currency in transactions and avoided using foreign currencies. “In accordance with article 33...

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Some Schools Reopen In Kathmandu Valley Amid Pandemic

Kathmandu, Sep 18 : Some schools in the Kathmandu Valley have reopened after being shut down for more than four months amid the Covid-19 pandemic. “A limited number of schools...

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SL Extends Nationwide Quarantine Curfew Till Oct 1

Colombo, Sep 18 : Sri Lanka’s Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said the nationwide quarantine curfew came into effect late August, has been extended till October 1 in an effort to...

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Mandate Of UN Mission In Afghanistan Extended For 6 Months

United Nations, Sep 18 : The Security Council has adopted a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for six months until March 17, 2022....

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3 Die Of Dengue In Karachi

Karachi, Sep 18 : Three people died of dengue fever in Karachi over the last two days, Pakistani media reported. The disease has been detected with 1,255 people across the...

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US Military Admits Aug Drone Strike In Kabul Killed 10 Civilians (Ld)

Kabul, Sep 18 : The US military has admitted that an American drone strike in Kabul last last month killed as many as 10 civilians, including seven children. “Having thoroughly...

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Pakistan \'pledges\' To Make \'all-out Efforts\' To Protect Chinese Citizens

Dushanbe, Sep 18 : Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that his country will “severely punish” perpetrators of the Dasu terrorist attack and make all-out efforts to ensure the...

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Change In Afghanistan Was Not Inclusive, Sans Negotiation: Modi

New Delhi, Sep 17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that the change of power in Afghanistan was not inclusive and it happened without negotiation. Virtually addressing the...

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After Russia And China, Will Bauxite Giant Guinea Also Trouble India?

By Mahua VenkateshNew Delhi, Sep 17: A military coup ousting Guineas President Apha Conde, has raised concerns for the global business community.Located in West Africa, the country is among the...

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SL Extends Lockdown Amid Spread Of Black Fungus, Aspergillosis Infections

By Susitha FernandoColombo, Sep 17 : Sri Lanka has extended the lockdown with health experts urging to keep the country closed amid the spread of Black fungus and Covid-associated invasive...

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Covid Rebounds, Affects Children In China As Vaccines Turn Ineffective

New Delhi Sep 17 : It was just three weeks ago that China announced no new cases of Coronavirus infections, leading the countrys health authorities to boast about its ‘Zero...

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China Uncertain If Taliban Will Hold Good On Promise Of ETIM Crackdown

New Delhi/Dushanbe, Sep 17 : China is concerned whether the Afghan Taliban will keep their promise to crack down on the East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM). The questions persist after...

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Pak Minister Links New Zealand Tour Cancellation To Afghanistan

New Delhi, Sep 17 : Hours after the New Zealand cricket team called off its tour of Pakistan just before the start of the first ODI in Rawalpindi, Pakistan Interior...

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India, Nepal To Carry Out Joint Army Training Exercise In U\'khand

New Delhi, Sep 17 : India and Nepal will carry out joint military training exercise ‘Surya Kiran’ at Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh from September 20, the Indian Army announced on Friday. During...

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Afghanistan\'s Absence In Dushanbe SCO Meet Will Stand Out

By Ateet SharmaNew Delhi, Sep 17: As leaders of the member and observer states get into a hybrid huddle in Tajikistan for the 21st meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)...

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Imran Khan Cuts Off Pakistani Poet Critical Of His Policies

New Delhi/Dushanbe, Sep 17 : Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan interrupted a poet who was criticising his policies after he addressed the Pakistan-Tajikistan Business Forum in the Tajik capital Dushanbe...

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Pakistan Taken Aback By Blinken\'s Remarks

New Delhi, Sep 17 : Pakistan came out strongly against comments made by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other lawmakers during the recent Congressional hearings on Afghanistan, and...

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Pak To Use SCO Summit, UNGA To Make Over Its Image On Terrorism

By Amresh SrivastavaNew Delhi, Sep 17 : Amid the conclusive reports on its nexus with terror outfits in Afghanistan, Pakistan is likely to use the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit...

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Chinese Companies Dissatisfied With Pace Of CPEC

New Delhi, Sep 17 : A Pakistan Senate panel has expressed concern over the slow pace of development on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and dissatisfaction being expressed by the...

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Afghan Economy In Despair Following Taliban Takeover

New Delhi, Sep 17 : Ever since the Taliban took over Afghanistans capital on August 15, the war-torn countrys already fragile economy has spiraled into despair, The New York Post...

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Finally, The Taliban Are On The Receiving End

By Amjad Ayub MirzaLondon, Sep 17 : As missiles came raining down on Kabul during the early afternoon of September 16, it sent a disturbing message across the world that...

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Special UN Envoy Meets Taliban Officials In Kabul

Kabul, Sep 17 : Special UN envoy Deborah Lyons met Taliban officials in Kabul to discuss the importance of humanitarian assistance for the people in the war-torn nation, the world...

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Taliban Hunt If Bactrian Treasure Has Been Moved Out Of Afghanistan

New Delhi, Sep 16 : The Ministry of Information and Culture of the caretaker Taliban government in Afghanistan said on Thursday that it has begun efforts to track and locate...

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Tajikistan Only Afghan Neighbour Openly Taking Tough Stand Against Taliban

By Sanjeev SharmaNew Delhi, Sep 16 : Tajikistan is the only neighbouring country of Afghanistan which is emerging as the toughest critic of the Taliban. Tajik authorities have taken a...

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With Embassies Closed, Black Market For Visas Thriving In Afghanistan

New Delhi, Sep 16 : With the number of people demanding visas increasing in Afghanistan following the closure of foreign embassies in Kabul after the collapse of the former Afghan...

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\'Khalistani-Kashmiri Nexus In US Could Be Detrimental For India\'

New Delhi, Sep 16 : As many as 55 interlinked Kashmiri and Khalistani groups, currently operating hand-in-hand within the US, could be detrimental for both India and America, a US-based...

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