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Nepal witnesses anti-Pak protests for 'atrocities' on Hindus
Kathmandu/New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Rashtriya Ekta Samaj, a fringe outfit, on Tuesday held a protest outside the Pakistan Embassy in Kathmandu, accusing the Pakistan government of destroying Hindu and Buddhist temples in that country.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Nepal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Only one Ayodhya and it's in India': VHP hits back at Oli
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Tuesday hit back at Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli for his statement on Ayodhya, saying that there is only one Ayodhya and that is in India.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Maldives to repatriate over 20,000 undocumented workers
Male, July 14 (IANS) Maldives aims to repatriate over 20,000 undocumented workers by the end of this year, Minister of Economic Development Fayyaz Ismail said.
2020-07-14
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Five US bases in Afghanistan closed: Official
Kabul, July 14 (IANS) A US official in Kabul said on Tuesday that five American bases have closed in Afghanistan in compliance with the peace agreement it signed with the Taliban in February.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pakistan reopens Wagah border for Afghan exports
Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) Pakistan has decided to resume Afghan exports through the Wagah border crossing from Wednesday onwards, after implementing coronavirus-related protocols, it was reported on Tuesday.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Threat of Omani airspace ban looms over PIA
Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) A threat of a ban on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flights in the airspace of Oman looms large as the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) assured them that credentials of all pilots had been scrutinised to ensure flight safety, a media report said.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh makes negative COVID-19 report mandatory to travel abroad
Dhaka, July 13 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has made it mandatory for everyone to take a certificate from authorised testing centres as evidence that they do not have coronavirus before travelling abroad, the Foreign Ministry said.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Taliban attacks kill 16 in Afghanistan
Kabul, July 13 (IANS) Twelve policemen and four civilians were killed during Taliban attacks in Afghanistan's Kunduz and Badakhshan provinces, authorities said on Monday, adding that 11 insurgents also died.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
PIA increases number of domestic flights
Islamabad, July 13 (IANS) n response to improved travel needs, the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to increase the number of its domestic flights, it was reported on Monday.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak's NA to take up anti-terror financing bills
Islamabad, July 13 (IANS) Pakistan's National Assembly will on Monday take up two crucial bills seeking amendments to the anti-terrorism act in order to fulfil international commitments and requirements of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
2020-07-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Afghan govt seeks new list of Taliban detainees
Kabul, July 13 (IANS) The Afghan government has asked the Taliban to provide a new list for the prisoners who have not been freed so far, but the militant group has insisted on the release of their inmates based on an existing list, sources said.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Prominent Afghan journalist dies of COVID-19
Kabul, July 13 (IANS) A prominent Afghan journalist died of COVID-19, an independent media safety group protecting reporters' rights,said on Monday.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Israel,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sri Lankan PM suspends ruling party rallies
Colombo, July 13 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has informed the ruling political party, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), to temporarily halt election rallies following a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases from a drug rehabilitation centre.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Second wave of floods feared in Bangladesh
Dhaka, July 13 (IANS) Bangladesh State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Md Enamur Rahman said that at least 23 districts were predicted to experience a second wave of floods with the rise of water levels in major rivers due to heavy rains.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Bangladesh,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SL shuts schools again after spike in COVID-19 cases
Colombo, July 13 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Education Ministry said that all schools across the island-nation will be shut from July 13-17 following a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Over 500 Taliban-requested detainees may not be freed'
Kabul, July 12 (IANS) The Afghan government said that there were serious reservations about the release of over 500 Taliban prisoners within the countrys legal and judicial institutions, and most likely these detainees will not be released.
2020-07-12
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pak public urged to continue taking precautionary measures
Islamabad, July 12 (IANS) The Pakistan government has urged the public to continue taking precautionary measures to avoid a spike in the number of coronavirus cases similar to the three countries with the highest number of cases, the media reported.
2020-07-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak SC briefed on steps over pilots licences
Islamabad, July 12 (IANS) Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) informed the Supreme Court that it had restricted access to its licensing and examination system after the recent disclosure about dubious pilot licences.
2020-07-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India assures support for Rohingyas' repatriation: B'desh
Dhaka, July 11 (IANS) India supports Bangladesh's stand on repatriation of Myanmar's forcibly displaced Rohingyas as it seeks a sustainable and lasting solution to the crisis, Bangladesh Foreign Minister, Dr A.K. Abdul Momen said.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
11 dead, 23 missing in Nepal landslides
Kathmandu, July 11 (IANS) Landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have claimed the lives of 11 people in Nepal's Myagdi district, while search efforts continued on Saturday for 23 missing persons.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan rolls out guidelines for Eid al-Adha
Islamabad, July 11 (IANS) Pakistan has rolled out guidelines for the upcoming Eid al-Adha festival to curb the spread of COVID-19, an official said.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
95% licences of Pak pilots serving in 7 countries cleared
Islamabad, July 11 (IANS) The Aviation Division has cleared 95 per cent licences of Pakistani pilots serving in different airlines in seven countries, while the process of verification of the remaining will be completed next week, the media reported.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
South Central Railway carries Andhra chillies to Bangladesh
Hyderabad, July 10 (IANS) The South Central Railway on Friday announced that for the first time in the Indian Railways, it has loaded and despatched a special parcel train beyond the country's borders - to Bangladesh with dry chillies from Andhra Pradesh.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh's shortest-ever budget session prorogued
Dhaka, July 10 (IANS) The budget and eighth session of Bangladesh's incumbent 11th Parliament was prorogued after only nine working days, becoming the shortest in the country's recent history, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Imran appeals for caution during Eid celebrations
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan appealed to the nation to celebrate Eidul Azha later this month while strictly observing the standard operating procedures (SOPs) against the COVID019 pandemic in order to prevent any resurgence of the contagious disease.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Major locust swarms may reach Pak later this month
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) Pakistan officials have warned that the next few weeks could be crucial in the fight against desert locust infestation with major swarms expected to reach the country later this month from the Horn of Africa.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Judicial commission submits Peshawar school attack probe report
Peshawar, July 10 (IANS) A single-member judicial commission probing the 2014 Peshawar Army Public School massacre has submitted its report to the Supreme Court.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
US revokes permission for PIA to operate special direct flights
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) The US has revoked the permission granted to the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to operate a number of special direct flights to America, a spokesperson for the flag carrier said here, as the fallout from the revelation of Pakistani pilots' alleged dubious licences continues.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Soldier killed in Pak firing on LoC
Jammu, July 10 (IANS) A soldier was killed on Friday in Pakistan firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Cattle smuggling on B'desh border to go up before Eid: Intel
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) With just three weeks to go for Eid-ul-Adha, the Islamic festival of sacrifice, the Border Security Force (BSF) has deployed more force on India-Bangladesh border apprehending surge in cattle smuggling -- an annual affair, but which dropped by 96 per cent last year.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Pak court issues notices to US embassy over COVID-19 damages suit
Islamabad, July 9 (IANS) A civil court Lahore has issued notices to the US Embassy in Pakistan and others on a $20 billion damages suit filed by a citizen over the spread of COVID-19, a lawyer said on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Floods leave 2 dead, 18 missing in Nepal
Kathmandu, July 9 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 18 others reported missing due to floods in Nepal's Sindhupalchowk district, police confirmed on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
PIA to resume regular UAE flights from Thursday
Islamabad, July 9 (IANS) The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will resume regular flight operations to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from Thursday, but the passengers are required to get their COVID-19 tests carried out 48 hours prior to the travel date.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak schools should reopen in September: Education Ministers
Islamabad, July 9 (IANS) Schools across Pakistan should be reopened in September subject to approval from the National Coordination Committee (NCC) amid the COVID-19 pandemic, provincial Education Ministers said.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
135 Bangladeshis stopped from disembarking in Rome
Rome, July 9 (IANS) At least 135 Bangladeshi passengers were rejected from getting off a plane in Rome's Fiumicino Airport over COVID-19 concerns, a health official said.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Italy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
30 Pak cities under smart lockdown
Islamabad, July 9 (IANS) The Pakistan government has imposed a smart lockdown in 30 cities across the country in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Prime Minister's Office.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India has done its best to respond to Chinese aggression: Pompeo
New York, July 8 (IANS) India has done its best to respond to China's confrontation and the world must unite to act on Beijing's pattern of aggressive behaviour seen in Ladakh, Bhutan and around Asia, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
2,000 cr takas for B'deshi workers returning from Gulf: PM Hasina
Dhaka, July 8 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday told Parliament that her government has taken multi-layered initiatives to bring back Bangladeshi workers from the Middle East and various initiatives have been taken for the returning migrants.
2020-07-08
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Now B'desh envoy to Kuwait faces allegations of human trafficking
Dhaka, July 7 (IANS) Bangaldesh's Foreign Minister Dr A.K. Abdul Momen on Tuesday said that the country's Ambassador to Kuwait, S.M. Abul Kalam, who faces allegations of involvement in human trafficking, will not be spared if Kuwait brings charges against him.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
China's high debt catches attention of rating agencies
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The spotlight is on China -- and again not for any happy reason. As Chinas economy contracted by 6.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2020 and its unemployment rate touched 6.2 per cent in April, its burgeoning debt problem can finally catch the attention of the rating agencies. Its debt-to-GDP ratio stands at 317 per cent at present.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Afghan govt suspends release of Taliban inmates
Kabul, July 7 (IANS) The Afghan government has suspended the release of the last batch of Taliban inmates over their involvement in serious crimes, it was reported on Tuesday.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Pak opens first ventilators' production facility
Islamabad, July 7 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has inaugurated the country's first indigenous ventilators' manufacturing facility.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Suicide cases increase in Nepal during lockdown
Kathmandu, July 7 (IANS) At least 1,647 people have committed suicide during the lockdown period in Nepal which was imposed first imposed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, police said.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
7 killed in Karachi rain
Karachi, July 7 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and several others injured in Pakistan's Karachi city in separate rain-related incidents.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak renews calls for repatriation of Afghan refugees
Islamabad, July 7 (IANS) Pakistan has renewed its call for repatriation of the Afghan refugees and said the return of over two million refugees should be a part of the peace process in Afghanistan.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh's Biman suspends all int'l flights except London
Dhaka, July 6 (IANS) Biman Bangladesh Airlines has suspended all flights to international destinations, except London, until July 30, the flag carrier announced.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Afghanistan to host int'l conference on peace process
Kabul, July 6 (IANS) Afghanistan on Monday will host a virtual meeting of 19 representatives from nations as well as international organizations to discuss peace and build consensus on the reconciliation process in the country.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Afghanistan's Abdullah Abdullah to visit Pakistan soon
Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) Abdullah Abdullah, the head of Afghan peace council, will soon pay an official visit to Pakistan as part of efforts to advance the peace process that has entered a crucial phase, it was reported on Monday.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Incidents of violence against women increase in Pak
Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) The Aurat Foundation, a non-governmental organisation working for womens rights in Pakistan, has said that the COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected women in the country.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pak journos protest suspension of TV channel's licence
Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) Pakistani journalists held a rally to protest against the suspension of transmission of private TV channel '24, it was reported on Monday.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Pakistan,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan