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B\'desh Minister Warns Of Strict Action Against Anarchy

By Sumi KhanDhaka, April 11 : In reply to Hefazat-e-Islam mayhem, Bangladesh Law Minister Anisul Haque has warned the militant outfit Hefazat-e-Ismal and others of strict action if they try...

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12 Injured In B\'desh Mosque Attack

By Sumi KhanDhaka, April 10 : At least 12 people were injured in an attack staged by members of the Hefazat-e-Islam militant outfit at a mosque in Bangladesh’s Gaibandha district....

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Visually-impaired Chinese Climber Aims To Summit Everest

Kathmandu, April 10 : Zhang Hong, a 46-year-old visually-impaired Chinese climber, is attempting to summit Mt.Everest this spring, a company organising his expedition said. “If he manages to reach the...

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Bangladesh Contemplates Full Lockdown

Dhaka, April 10 : The Bangladesh’s government is contemplating imposing a “full lockdown” for one week from April 14 in an effort to curb the recent resurgence of new Covid-19...

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Pak Approves China\'s Sinovac Vax For Emergency Use

Islamabad, April 10 : Amid te ongoing third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has approved China’s Sinovac vaccine against the virus for emergency...

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Nepal\'s Opposition Parties Begin Talks To Unseat PM Oli

Kathmandu, April 9 : Nepal’s primary opposition party, the Nepali Congress has begun talks with the Nepal Communist Party-Maoist Centre and the Janata Samajbadi Party to unseat Prime Minister K.P.Sharma...

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Maha Man, Pregnant Wife Found Dead In New Jersey Home

Beed (Maharashtra), April 9 : In a shocking incident, a couple from Maharashtra’s Beed was found dead at their home in New Jersey on Wednesday by police called by neighbours...

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Cautious Optimism Prevails In India-Pak Ties

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, April 9 : Pakistan and India relations may have hit a small bump with the recent decision by the Imran Khan-led government to refrain from importing cotton...

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Pak Army Reviews LoC Situation In Corp Commander Conference

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, April 9 : Top commanders of the Pakistan Army held a Corps Commander Conference (CCC) to review the overall security situation with a detailed review of the...

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US Slaps Sanctions On Pak-based Human Smuggling Organisation

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, April 9 : US President Joe Biden’s administration has imposed sanctions on an alleged Pakistan-based human smuggling organisation, after it was found involved and guilty for smuggling...

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Imran Urges D-8 Members To Push Back Against Vax Nationalism

Islamabad, April 9 : Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said that members of the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation should push back against vaccine nationalism and undue export restrictions to...

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NIA Court Sentences Bangladesh Terrorist To 7 Yrs Jail

Kolkata, April 8 : A special NIA court on Thursday sentenced Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) terrorist Rizual Islam aka Riyaz aka Sumon to seven-year rigorous imprisonment in a 2017 case...

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India, Sri Lanka To Set Up \'nodal Points\' For Security Challenges

New Delhi, April 8 : India and Sri Lanka on Friday decided to strengthen their existing cooperation mechanisms and also designate “nodal points” for timely and effective handling of existing...

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Criticism Of Armed Forces Punishable By Law In Pak Now

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, April 8 : Pakistans National Assembly Standing Committee on Interior has approved a Bill that would punish those who intentionally criticise the countrys armed forces. The committee...

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Private Pak Importers Rush For Russian Vax

Islamabad, April 8 : Private importers in Pakistan are negotiating to procure more of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine for commercial sale. AGP Pharma, a pharmaceutical company based in the southern...

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US Urge India, Pak To Hold Table Talks

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, April 8 : The US Department of State has called on both India and Pakistan to hold direct talks and resolve pending issues with an aim to...

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Ex-SL Beauty Queen Arrested After Pageant Fiasco

Colombo, April 8 : Caroline Jurie, the 2019 winner of the Mrs.Sri Lanka who tried to seize the crown of this year’s winner Pushpika De Silva leading to a brawl...

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Indian Army Chief Visits Bangladesh To Enhance Defence Ties

New Delhi, April 8 : Continuing with the excellent tradition of strong bilateral and defence ties between India and Bangladesh, Indian Army Chief General M.M.Naravane is on a five-day visit...

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Hefazat Preacher Arrested In B\'desh

By Sumi KhanDhaka, April 8 : Rafiqul Islam Madani, a preacher of the Hefazat-e-Islam militant outfit in Bangladesh, has been arrested on charges of anti-state speech and inciting chaos. The...

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Pak, Russia Vow To Boost Bilateral Ties

Islamabad, April 8 : Visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and his counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi here during which the two sides agreed to...

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Pak Passes 15K Covid Deaths

Islamabad, April 7 : Pakistan on Wednesday passed the grim milestone of 15,000 Covid-19-related deaths as the country struggles to contain the spread of the virus amid a third wave...

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59 Killed In 24 Hours In Afghanistan

Kabul, April 7 : At least 59 people were killed in insurgent activities and clashes in Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, a local independent war monitoring group said on...

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Nepal Starts Administering Chinese Vax

Kathmandu, April 7 : Nepal on Wednesday started administering Chinese Covid-19 vaccines amid a resurgence of new cases int he Himalayan nation. A batch of the vaccines developed by Sinopharm...

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Yale Prof: New Covid Variants Infiltrating Indian Population, More Lethal & Infectious

By Sumit SaxenaNew Delhi, April 7 : India recorded 1,15,736 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the biggest-ever single-day spike since the onset of the pandemic, taking the...

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Pak To Approach IMF For 2nd Bailout Package

By Hamzah AmeerIslamabad, April 7 : In a major decision aimed at curbing the worsening financial and economic situation of Pakistan due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Imran Khan...

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20 Injured In Blast At B\'desh Mayor\'s Residence

By Sumi KhanDhaka, April 7 : At least 20 people were injured in a blast at the residence of a Bangladesh municipality Mayor. The incident took place at about 9...

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Pak Intruder Shot Dead In Punjab; Heroin, 2 AK-47 Seized

Chandigarh, April 7 : A Pakistani intruder was neutralised by the Border Security Force (BSF) and Punjab Police in a joint operation along the International Border in the Amritsar sector...

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Pak Minor Sent Back Home After Straying Into India

By Hamza AmeerKarachi, April 6 : It seems that hopes of renewed peace between arch-rivals India and Pakistan have started to show positive affects on the ground with both sides...

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Biden Administration Lukewarm To Pak Desire For Relationship \'reset\'

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, April 6 : Since the time the Biden administration has taken over, Pakistan has been putting its efforts to reset its relations with the US through a...

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Pakistan And India Cannot Afford A War, Says Pak FM

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, April 6 : Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that India and Pakistan cannot afford to engage in an all-out war, as both countries are...

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China Coal Plant Booms In 2020 Despite Retreat Globally: Report

New Delhi, April 6 : A steep increase in coal plant development in China offset a retreat from coal in the rest of the world in 2020, resulting in the...

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SL Prez Imposes Immediate Ban On Palm Oil Import

Colombo, April 6 : Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has imposed an immediate ban on the import of palm oil and ordered the gradual removal of the crops, in a...

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Bangladesh Ferry Capsize Toll Reaches 34

Dhaka, April 6 : The death toll from a ferry capsize in Bangladesh has increased to 34 after more bodies in the Shitalakkhya river in Narayanganj district, officials said on...

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Pakistan Keeps Most Schools Shut

Islamabad, April 6 : Pakistani authorities announced on Tuesday that most schools would remain closed for another three weeks as thousands of children were infected with Covid-19 amid a third...

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1 Dead In B\'desh As Anti-lockdown Protest Turns Violent

Dhaka, April 6 : At least one person was killed and several others were wounded after a protest against Covid-19 restrictions turned violent in Bangladesh, police said on Tuesday. The...

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B\'desh Ferry Capsize: 2 Bodies Found Embracing

By Sumi KhanDhaka, April 6 : Of the 30 bodies found after a ferry capsized in the Shitalakkhya river in Bangladesh’s Narayanganj district, two corpses of a woman and her...

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Indian-American Activist Fights For Son\'s Treatment

Washington, April 5 : Jo Kaur, an Indian-American activist and civil rights lawyer, is is now fighting for the treatment of her 15-month son, who has been diagnosed with a...

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26 Killed In B\'desh Ferry Capsize (Ld)

Dhaka, April 5 : At least 26 people were killed after a ferry capsized in the Shitalakkhya river in Bangladesh’s Narayanganj district, an official said on Monday. The accident site...

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2nd Covid Wave In B\'desh Even Stronger: PM

By Sumi KhanDhaka, April 5 : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged citizens of the country to do their bit in curbing the spread of Covid-19 as the second...

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4 Killed In B\'desh Ferry Capsize

Dhaka, April 5 : At least four people were killed after a ferry capsized in the Shitalakkhya river in Bangladesh’s Narayanganj district, an official said on Monday. The accident site...

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Soldier Killed, 4 Injured In Kabul Blast

Kabul, April 5 : One soldier was killed and four others were wounded in an IED explosion that targeted an army vehicle in Kabul’s Qarabagh district on Monday, police said...

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Nepal To Begin Administering Chinese Covid Vax

Kathmandu, April 5 : The Nepal government has decided to administer the Chinese Covid-19 vaccine don Wednesday amid resurging cases of the novel coronavirus in the Himalayan country, an official...

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Pak Judge, Family Members Shot Dead

Islamabad, April 5 : A Pakistan anti-terrorism court judge, his wife and two children were killed after unidentified gunmen opened fire at his vehicle in Swabi district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province,...

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Another TTP Terrorist Killed In Pak

Islamabad, April 5 : Another Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorist was killed by security forces in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a day after another active militant was eliminated in the province, an Army...

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70 Missing In Bangladesh\'s Narayanganj After Launch Capsizes

By Sumi KhanDhaka, April 4 : A launch carrying around 100 passengers sank in the Shitalakkha river in Narayanganj after being hit by a goods-laden cargo vessel on Sunday and...

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Simple Gesture Of Bajwa\'s Magnanimity Might Not Be Enough

Dr Amjad Ayub MirzaLondon, April 4 : The Directors General of Military Operations of both India and Pakistan took a bold decision in February to establish ceasefire across the Line...

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Airstrikes Kill 82 Militants In Afghanistan

Kabul, April 4 : At least 82 militants have been confirmed dead as warplanes pounded Taliban hideouts and positions in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, the former stronghold of the militant group,...

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TTP Terrorist Killed In Pak

Islamabad, April 4 : An active Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorist was killed during an intense exchange of fire with security forces in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, an army statement said. The...

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Nepal Oppn Seeks Oli\'s Resignation

Kathmandu, April 3 : Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli who is in trouble inside his own party, is likely to face tougher days ahead as the primary opposition, Nepali...

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B\'desh To Impose 1-week Lockdown

Dhaka, April 3 : The Bangladesh government has decided to enforce a one-week lockdown from April 5 to control the new Covid-19 wave in the country, a Minister announced here...

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35 Taliban Militants Killed In Afghanistan

Kabul, April 3 : At least 35 Taliban militants were killed and 33 others injured in Afghan Army offensives in Faryab and Baghlan provinces, the Defence Ministry said in a...

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