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Pak to open vaccination registration for people aged 30-39
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Chairman of Pakistan's National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) Asad Umar said on Wednesday that the registration of Covid-19 vaccination for citizens aged 30 to 39 will be open from May 16.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pictures of endangered GIBs poached in Pak go viral, Indian conservationists worried
Jaipur, May 12 (IANS) It has been over a month that pictures of two male Great Indian Bustards allegedly poached in Pakistan's Cholistan desert have gone viral, but no stern action by Islamabad has left the Indian conservationists shocked and surprised.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife
Nepal plunges into political crisis as China's gambit flops
New Delhi, May 12: Chinas desperate attempts to bring about a patch-up between the two warring factions of the Nepal Communist Party have come a cropper, plunging the Himalayan country into a political crisis at a time when the deadly Covid-19 pandemic has also peaked in the country.
2021-05-12
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
B'desh plane carrying China-donated vaccines arrives in Dhaka
Dhaka, May 12 (IANS) A special plane of the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) carrying the China-donated Covid-19 vaccines and AD syringes landed in capital Dhaka early on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
B'desh calls Chinese envoy's Quad remarks 'presumptuous'
Dhaka, May 11 (IANS) A day after China warned Bangladesh of grave consequences if the latter joined any initiatives under the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad, the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, A.K. Abdul Momen, said on Tuesday that the country will take a decision based on a neutral and balanced foreign policy.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Hefazat sub-group 'Manhazi' members trained in Afghanistan
Dhaka, May 11 (IANS) Militant outfit Hefazat-e-Islam, which was behind the recent unrest in Bangladesh, has a sub-group called "Manhazi", whose members include some "who had trained in Afghanistan", a senior police officer said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
China's warning to Bangladesh's Hasina not to join QUAD may backfire
New Delhi, May 11: China, on Monday warned Bangladesh of grave consequences if the latter joined any initiatives under the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or QUAD
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Bajwa emerges peacemaker after surprise landing in Kabul
New Delhi, May 11: Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa is in Kabul to discuss the Afghan peace process with all stakeholders.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bahraini Prince scales Mt. Everest
Kathmandu, May 11 (IANS) An expedition team consisting of Bahraini Prince Sheikh Mohammed Hamad Mohammed Al Khalifa successfully scaled the world's tallest peak, Mt. Everest on Tuesday, according to officials.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal seeks O2 cylinders from mountaineers for Covid patients
Kathmandu, May 11 (IANS) As Nepal is scrambling to provide enough oxygen for an increasing number of Covid-19 patients, the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has also taken the initiative to collect oxygen cylinders from mountaineers.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal Prez calls on parties to form coalition govt within Thursday
Kathmandu, May 11 (IANS) Hours after Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli lost a vote of confidence, President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has called on political parties to form a coalition government within Thursday.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistanis under 40, those with allergies barred from taking AstraZeneca jab
Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) Pakistan has barred its citizens under 40 years of age and those with a history of severe allergic reaction to any component of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from taking the jab, the Health Ministry said.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Bringing ex-Maldivian Prez's attackers to justice top priority'
Male, May 11 (IANS) Maldivian President Ibrahim Solih has said that his top priority is to bring to justice those who launched a terrorist attack on former President and Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed.
2021-05-11
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pak records 15% increase in exports to Afghanistan
Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) Pakistan has recorded a 15 per cent increase in exports to Afghanistan during the first 10 months of the current fiscal year 2021, Abdul Razak Dawood, advisor to the Prime Minister for Commerce and Investment, said.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Taliban-linked terror network busted in Kabul
Kabul, May 11 (IANS) A nine-member Taliban-linked terrorist network has been busted in Kabul, the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) confirmed.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
15 dead in Afghanistan as Taliban announces Eid ceasefire (Ld)
Kabul, May 10 (IANS) At least 15 people, mainly civilians, were killed in Afghanistan on Monday, the same day Taliban militants announced a nationwide three-day ceasefire for the upcoming Eid-al0Fitr holidays.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Aus FM meets Ghani in Kabul to discuss troops withdrawal
Kabul, May 10 (IANS) Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne on Monday met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul to discuss the withdrawal of troops from the war-torn country.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Top suspect of attack on ex-Maldivian Prez arrested
Male, May 10 (IANS) Police in the Maldives have arrested the top suspect in connection to last week's terror attack which injured former President and Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Nasheed, local media reported on Monday.
2021-05-10
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Nepal PM's party members won't attend floor test
Kathmandu , May 10 (IANS) In a major setback to Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, a section of his party lawmakers have decided not to attend a special session of Parliament on Monday convened by the premier seeking a vote of confidence.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal PM Oli's floor test in Parliament on Monday
Kathmandu, May 10 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is set to face a floor test in Parliament on Monday on his proposal to seek a vote of confidence that has divided the country's political landscape.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Taliban declares ceasefire during Eid
Kabul, May 10 (IANS) The Taliban militant outfit has announced a three-day ceasefire with the Afghan government during the upcoming Eid al-Fitr holiday, a spokesman said on Monday.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
3 soldiers dead, 5 injured in Pak terror attacks
Islamabad May 10 (IANS) Three soldiers were killed and five others injured in two separate terrorist attacks in Pakistan's Balochistan province, an army statement said.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
SL detects 6 Covid variants amid surging cases
Colombo, May 10 (IANS) Sri Lankan health experts have said a total of six Covid-19 variants have been identified in the island nation amid an ongoing resurgence of new cases.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh bans entry of travellers from Nepal
Dhaka, May 10 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has banned the entry of travellers from Nepal as its neighbouring countries, including India, were reeling from a deadly second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Afghans will continue to suffer after forces withdrawal: Analyst
Kabul, May 10 (IANS) Afghans, as victims of the so-called US-led war on terror, would continue to suffer after the withdrawal of the American troops, according to a political analyst.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
4 Al Qaeda-linked militants planning to attack BGB base held
Dhaka, May 9 (IANS) The Dhaka Metropolitan Police's Counterterrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit detained four members of banned militant outfit Ansar al Islam, linked with Al Qaeda, in a raid in the capital's Mohammadpur area on Saturday night, officials said on Sunday.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Myanmar junta approves 15 investments, including huge Chinese project
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) China has started reaping rewards for backing the February 1 military takeover in Myammar.
2021-05-09
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Toll from blasts near Kabul school reaches 50
Kabul, May 9 (IANS) The death toll from a car bombing near a school in Kabul followed by two mine blasts has increased to 50, the Afghan Interior Ministry said on Sunday.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
B'desh deploys BGB to stop rush at ferry terminals
Dhaka, May 9 (IANS) The government in Dhaka have decided to deploy Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at ferry terminals on Paturia-Daulatdia, Shimulia-Banglabazar routes in Manikganj and Munshiganj districts from Sunday night to stop the rush of homebound people to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak Prez allows use of EVMs in general elections
Islamabad, May 9 (IANS) Pakistan President Arif Alvi has promulgated an ordinance to allow the use of electronic voting machines (EVM) in general elections, a statement from his office said.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
2 arrested over attack on ex-Maldivian Prez
Male, May 9 (IANS) Two suspects have been arrested by the Maldives Police Service (MPS) in investigations into a terrorist attack last week that injured former President and Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed, state media reported.
2021-05-09
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
26 Nepali lawmakers test Covid positive ahead of key vote on PM
Kathmandu, May 9 (IANS) At least 26 members of the House of Representatives in Nepal have tested positive for coronavirus, just ahead of a key vote on Monday on a motion of confidence called by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
B'desh reports 1st cases of Indian Covid variant
Dhaka, May 9 (IANS) Bangladesh has detected its first cases of a highly infectious coronavirus variant first identified in India, according to a top health official.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
7 kids killed in Pak water tank collapse
Islamabad, May 9 (IANS) Seven children were killed when a water tank made of bricks and cement collapsed in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, rescue officials said.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SL begins administering Chinese Covid vax
Colombo, May 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Health Ministry has started administering the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine against Covid-19 to citizens, soon after the World Health Organization (WHO) approved it for emergency use worldwide.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pak ramps up restrictions for Eid al-Fitr
Islamabad, May 9 (IANS) In its efforts to curb the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Pakistani government has ramped up restrictions across the country for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr festival, urging the public to stay at home to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Death toll rises to 33 in Kabul blast
Kabul, May 9 (IANS) The toll death in the explosion that took place here on Saturday near a school has risen to 33, officials said.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Kabul: 25 killed, 52 injured in explosion near school
Kabul, May 8 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed after an explosion near a school in the western part of Kabul, Afghanistan's Interior Ministry said on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Pak Oppn leader stopped from leaving country despite court permission
Lahore, May 8 (IANS) Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, Shehbaz Sharif, was stopped from leaving the country despite having court orders to go abroad for medical treatment.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pak expresses concern over uranium seizure in India
Islamabad, May 8 (IANS) Pakistan has expressed serious concern over reports of seizure of uranium from unauthorised persons in India, stating that security of nuclear materials should be a top priority.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pak Army Chief assures all out support towards Saudi security
Jeddah, May 8 (IANS) Pakistans Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has assured Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman of Islamabads all out support and commitment towards the security of the Kingdom.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Pak receives 1st consignment of AstraZeneca vax
Islamabad, May 8 (IANS) Pakistan on Saturday received its first consignment of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine as the country of 220 million scrambles to secure more supplies amid a third wave of the pandemic.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
78 killed in Afghan flash floods
Kabul, May 8 (IANS) At least 78 people have died in Afghanistan due to heavy rainfall and flash floods in the past week, the country's National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) said on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Shehbaz Sharif barred from flying to UK
Lahore, May 8 (IANS) Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif has been barred from flying to the UK on Saturday by the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA), a day after the Lahore High Court (LHC) removed his name from the 'blacklist'.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Victimisation of social activists & dissidents in Pak-occupied J&K
At a hurriedly called press conference in Nakyal on May 6 in Pakistani Occupied Jammu Kashmir (PoJK), Awami Workers Party leader Nissar Shah advocate criticised the local Assistant Commissioner, Omar Farooq, for launching what Shah called a vindictive FIR against Shamsher Ali Sher advocate of Samaj Badlo Tehreeks (Change Society Movement) and a candidate in upcoming general elections.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Opinion/Commentary,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nepal seeks int'l support to fight against Covid
Kathmandu, May 8 (IANS) Nepal has sought international support and cooperation in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, as the number of infections were skyrocketing in the Himalayan following the devastating resurgence in India.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Imran, Saudi Crown Prince Salman commit to ties (Ld)
Islamabad/Jeddah, May 8 (IANS) Visiting Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman on Saturday have affirmed their commitment to fortify the 'upward trajectory' in bilateral relations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in Islamabad said.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
In 7 years, Modi govt bogged by 11,424 LoC ceasefire violations: RTI (IANS Exclusive)
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) In a glaring indicator of the growing tensions in India's immediate neighbourhood, it has now emerged that there were a whopping 11,424 Ceasefire violations (CFVs) on the border under the seven years of the NDA government, compared with just 523 CFVs during the UPA's 10-year rule.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Hefazat's anarchy in the name of religion only to gain political advantage'
Dhaka, May 8 (IANS) Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said that the anarchy advocated by the Hefazat-e-Islam militant outfit "in the name of religion is only to gain political advantage".
2021-05-08
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Can the son of the 'Lion of Panjshir' rise to shape Afghanistan's future?
New Delhi, May 7: His father Ahmad Shah Massoud was known as a Lion of Panjshir. But can Ahmad Massoud, the son of the legendary Afghan commander Ahmad Shah Massoud also rise and be counted in shaping Afghanistans turbulent future?
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan