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Taliban commander warns Pak against firing at Afghanistan
Kabul, Dec 26 (IANS) A top military commander of the Taliban-led government has warned Pakistan against firing artillery towards Afghanistan, adding that Kabul was ready to respond if Islamabad did not stop, the media reported.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
200 more troops deployed to beef up security in Kabul
Kabul, Dec 26 (IANS) An additional 200 newly-trained soldiers have been deployed in Kabul to beef up security in the capital city and the surrounding areas, the Taliban-led government's Defence Ministry said in a statement.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
IS claims responsibility for Kabul passport office attack
Kabul, Dec 26 (IANS) The Islamic State terror group's Khorasan branch (IS-K) has claimed responsibility for an attack on the passport office in Kabul which was however, foiled by Taliban forces, the media reported on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
PTI workers resent Imran's move to dissolve organisational structure
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Workers of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) have reacted sharply to Prime Minister Imran Khans decision of dissolving the partys organisational structure and expressed concern over the appointment of federal ministers as new officials whom they believe are the root cause of the debacle in the recent Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) local government elections, Dawn news reported.
2021-12-26
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Heated debate erupts in Pak over Nawaz Sharif's possible return
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) A heated debate has erupted in Pakistan over the rumours of PML-N supremo and former Prime minister Nawaz Sharif's possible return to the country ahead of the next general elections, Geo News reported.
2021-12-26
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Taliban creates police unit to protect educational institutes
Kabul, Dec 26 (IANS) The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has created a special police unit to protect educational institutes across the country, the media reported.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Deal with Turkey, Qatar over Afghan airports' management yet to reach
Kabul, Dec 26 (IANS) The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has said that they were yet to reach an agreement with Turkey and Qatar over the management of five airports in the war-torn nation, the media reported.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UN extends exemption of travel ban on Afghan Taliban leaders
Kabul, Dec 25 (IANS) The UN Security Council announced that it has extended the exemption of the travel ban on senior members of the Taliban-led government in Afghanistan, including First Deputy Prime Minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, for a period of 90 days.
2021-12-25
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Several Afghan electricity projects halted due to funds suspension
Kabul, Dec 25 (IANS) Several electricity supply projects to Afghanistan have been halted since the past four months due to the suspension of funds from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the World Bank and the US development aid in the wake of the country's takeover by the Taliban, according to officials from the national power company.
2021-12-25
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Female tourist gang raped in B'desh
Dhaka, Dec 25 (IANS) A female tourist has been allegedly gang raped in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district after her husband and son were taken hostage by the perpetrators.
2021-12-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Uzbekistan provides 3,700 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan
Kabul, Dec 25 (IANS) Uzbekistan has provided 3,700 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the war-torn Afghanistan in an effort to help millions of people in need amidst the chilling winter.
2021-12-25
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
40% of Afghan media outlets shut since Taliban takeover
Kabul, Dec 24 (IANS) A total of 231 media outlets (40 per cent) in Afghanistan has closed since the country's takeover by the Taliban on August 15, leading to many journalists losing their jobs, according to a survey conducted by two non-profits.
2021-12-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
16 dead in B'desh ferry blaze
Dhaka, Dec 24 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed and some 200 others injured on Friday after a fire ripped through a passenger ferry in Bangladesh, according to officials.
2021-12-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
30 killed in B'desh ferry blaze
Dhaka, Dec 24 (IANS) At 30 people were killed and over 200 others injured after a massive blaze ripped through a passenger ferry in Bangladesh, officials said.
2021-12-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak's 'khuda hafiz' if Imran govt not sent packing: Shehbaz Sharif
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Shehbaz Sharif, President of the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), foresaw the country's downfall if the incumbent Imran Khan-led government was not sent packing, Geo News reported.
2021-12-24
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
You treat minorities like Muslims are treated in the West: Pak celebrity
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Trending number 1 on Twitter in Pakistan, a Karachi-based bakery is currently facing harsh criticism by netizens and celebrities for their bigotry and discriminatory mindset. This social media outcry is due to their reported refusal to write "Merry Christmas" on cakes at their outlets, The Express Tribune reported.
2021-12-24
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sri Lanka logs over 150l tourist arrivals in 2021
Colombo, Dec 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka has registered more than 150,000 tourist arrivals so far this year, as the number peaked after over 47,000 people landed in the island nation in the first 20 days of December, Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said.
2021-12-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sri Lankan PM, wife offer prayers at Tirumala temple
Tirumala (Andhra Pradesh), Dec 24 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his wife Shiranthi Rajapaksa offered prayers at the famous Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple at Tirumala on Friday.
2021-12-24
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Pak Army Chief visits forward areas along LoC
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the forward areas along the Line of Control (LOC) and interacted with the troops deployed in the Kot Kotera Sector, the military's media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
2021-12-24
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Uproar over Taliban barring Pakistan from fencing border
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Raza Rabbani, a former Chairman of Pakistan Senate and a Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader, on Friday questioned the government's haste to extend support to the Afghan Taliban, when the latter did "not even recognise the border", Dawn news reported.
2021-12-24
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
38 dead in B'desh ferry fire
Dhaka, Dec 24 (IANS) At least 38 people were killed and 100 others injured when a passenger ferry caught fire in Bangladesh's Jhalokati district on Friday, a senior official said.
2021-12-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
China cites harsh biz environment after tax searches on Chinese firms in India
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) The Indian government should protect the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese firms in India, Chinese analysts urged, as New Delhi launched probe into multiple Chinese companies on tax and income issues, Global Times reported.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
PTI dissolves organisational structure across Pak after poll loss
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Pakistan Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhry, announced on Friday that after the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) suffered a huge blow in the first phase of the recently-held local body elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the party has decided to dissolve its organisational structure, Geo News reported.
2021-12-24
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal PM Deuba to visit India early next month
Kathmandu, Dec 24 (IANS) Nepal's Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is leaving for India on January 10 to participate in the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, according to local media reports.
2021-12-24
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UN considering $8 bn economic package for Afghanistan
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Officials of the United Nations have said that they are busy considering the resumption of the economy in Afghanistan for which the global body will allocate a package of $8 billion, Khaama Press reported.
2021-12-24
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pakistan, Afghanistan to resolve border fencing issue
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Pakistan and the Taliban government have reached an understanding to resolve the issue of border fencing through talks after Taliban soldiers last week tried to disrupt the fencing along the eastern province of Nangarhar, Express Tribune reported.
2021-12-24
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Multiple protests in Karachi due to shortage of natural gas
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) The shortage of natural gas for domestic consumers in Karachi sparked multiple protests in the city on Friday, disrupting traffic flow and causing delays on major roads, Samaa TV reported.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Over 100 MPs in Pakistan not paying income tax
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) More than 100 members of parliament in Pakistan are either not paying income tax or are not registered with the Pakistan Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), The News reported.
2021-12-23
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Balochistan accused made to face trial by fire
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) A video showing two young men walking barefoot on hot embers to prove their innocence has gone viral on social media in Pakistan.
2021-12-23
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Such incidents bring bad name to Pak: Kaneria on Hindu deity vandalisation (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Former Pakistan cricketer Danish Kaneria has condemned the worsening plight of religious minorities in Pakistan, saying the government needs to stop such incidents immediately.
2021-12-23
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Sports
Discrimination cited as worker at Karachi bakery refuses to write 'Merry Christmas' on cake
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) A worker at a bakery in Karachi refused to write 'Merry Christmas' on a cake as per the customer's wish, saying that he had been asked by the management not to do so. A woman wrote about her experience on a Facebook group and the post went viral, with social media users said they were shocked by the refusal, Friday Times reported.
2021-12-23
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Neighbouring country' hatched plot to assassinate ex-Afghan Prez Ghani in Aug
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) General Ajmal Omar Shinwari, spokesman for the armed forces of the former Republic of Afghanistan, said there was an alert in August that the intelligence of the neighbouring country (read Pakistan) had hatched a plot to assassinate then Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, Taand News reported.
2021-12-23
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Pak continues to pump counterfeit currency into India
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Even five years after demonetisation, curbing the circulation of counterfeit currency in India seems to have remained a distant dream.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India and Indonesia: A promising start but still a long way to go
Have the relations between India and Indonesia, the two largest democracies and emerging powers in Asia, matured to their full potential, or is it work half in progress?
2021-12-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India looking at currency swap option to help exporters as Sri Lanka plunges into forex crisis
New Delhi, Dec 23: With the deepening of Sri Lankas foreign exchange crisis, India could look at coming out with a currency swap mechanism to keep bilateral trade and investments going. According to sources, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has already held discussions on such an arrangement. The arrangement would come as a "big relief" to Indian exporters.
2021-12-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Chinese netizens term Intel apology as 'weak'
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) US chip giant Intel on Thursday apologised to its Chinese consumers, partners and the public for the trouble caused by its move to boycott products from Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, but some Chinese netizens and experts said that the apology was not sincere and more commercial ramifications could follow, the Global Times reported.
2021-12-23
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Turkey, Qatar likely to jointly operate Afghan airports
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) A joint delegation comprising Turkish and Qatari officials on Thursday arrived in Kabul to discuss their countries' involvement in the operation of Afghanistan's five airports, Tolo News reported.
2021-12-23
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Balochistan district reports 30 suspected cases of Omicron
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) At least 30 suspected cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 were reported in Balochistan's Kalat district during a diagnostic process, Geo News reported.
2021-12-22
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Apparel sales in Afghanistan crash after Taliban takeover
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) After the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, sales of clothes in general and women's clothes in particular have faced a sharp fall, Raha Press reported.
2021-12-22
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Chinese social media slams Intel for stance on Uyghur region
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Chinese state media has slammed US tech company Intel following the latter's recent statement requiring all its supply chain not to source goods or services or use labour from Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
2021-12-22
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Solving maritime boundary problems between India, Myanmar a diplomatic success: Hasina
Dhaka, Dec 21 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that her government resolving the maritime border issue between India and Myanmar was a diplomatic success towards maintaining friendly ties with the two neighbouring nations.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
US announces $5mn for info on killers of researcher Avijit Roy
Washington/Dhaka, Dec 21 (IANS) Through its Rewards for Justice (RFJ) office, the US Department of States Diplomatic Security Service, is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information on the terrorist attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh that left American citizen Avijit Roy dead and his wife, Rafida Bonya Ahmed, seriously injured.
2021-12-21
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
SL makes Covid vaccine cards mandatory from Jan 1
Colombo, Dec 21 (IANS) The Sri Lankan Health Ministry said that Covid-19 vaccination cards has been made mandatory for all local and foreign citizens who visit public places from January 1, 2020, in a bid to prevent the spread of the virus.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Imran Khan admits PTI made mistakes after losing local polls
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday admitted that the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) made 'mistakes' in the first phase of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwas (K-P) local government elections, The Express Tribune reported.
2021-12-21
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pakistan Railways in a horrific mess
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Horrific accidents, losses amounting to billions, and most recently the stoppage of a train by the driver to buy yogurt for himself sum up the rapidly deteriorating state Pakistan Railways finds itself in, The Express Tribune reported.
2021-12-21
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Afghans flood passport offices in bid to leave country
Kabul, Dec 21 (IANS) As the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan continues to worsen in Afghanistan with freezing temperatures adding to the sufferings of the locals, hundreds of Afghans are flooding the passport office in Kabul in a bid to leave the country at the earliest.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak rupee being circulated in many Afghan provinces
Kabul, Dec 21 (IANS) Amid the collapse of Afghanistan's banking sector, coupled with Taliban-imposed restrictions on money exchange systems, local traders are now opting to use of Pakistani rupee as mode of financial transactions for payment in many provinces of the country.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pak's Afghan policy aimed at restructuring its foreign policy out of uncertain grounds
Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Pakistans successful hosting of the 17th extraordinary session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers in Islamabad in an effort to find ways to save the neighbouring Afghanistan from the ongoing humanitarian crisis, is certainly paving way towards generating a much needed momentum and restructuring of its foreign policy on Kabul, which could impel Islamabad out of the current difficult position it finds itself in.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Man arrested in Karachi for vandalising Hindu temple
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Police in Karachi have arrested a man for allegedly damaging statues at a Hindu temple in the old city area of Narainpura, The Express Tribune reported.
2021-12-21
Category: International, India,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Imran Khan says Pakistan's wounds are self-inflicted
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) During the 20 years of the war on terror, all the wounds Pakistan suffered were self-inflicted, according to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, Samaa TV reported.
2021-12-21
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics