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High schools for girls to reopen in March: Taliban
Kabul, Jan 24 (IANS) Afghanistan's Taliban-led government has announced that high schools for girls, which have remained closed since the August 2021 takeover of the country, will reopen in March, according to media reports.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Taliban delegation meets Afghan civil society members in Norway
Kabul, Jan 24 (IANS) A visiting Taliban delegation led by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi met a group of Afghan civil society members in Oslo, during which the two sides reportedly agreed to work together for the betterment of the war-torn nation, according to media reports.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UN, HRW demand inquiry into missing Afghan activists
Kabul, Jan 24 (IANS) The UN and the Human Rights Watch (HRW) have demanded the immediate launch of an inquiry into the disappearance of two Afghan activists, who were reportedly abducted from their homes, the media reported.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Imran Khan seems to have accepted defeat: Maryam Nawaz
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Maryam Nawaz, Vice President of the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), has said that Prime Minister Imran Khans talk about leaving power are just false claims and he should go home, The News reported.
2022-01-24
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan on a new track? (Opinion)
Pakistan after 75 years of its existence has released its first ever National Security Policy (NSP), which it claims will ensure human security for the ordinary Pakistani masses.
2022-01-24
Category: India, New Delhi,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Opinion/Commentary
B'desh marks Mass Uprising Day
Dhaka, Jan 24 (IANS) Bangladesh on Monday commemorated the Mass Uprising Day which marks the climax of the movement of the people of the then East Pakistan for autonomy in 1969 that eventually led to the Independence War and emergence of the country in 1971.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Weird tests on garlic sprouts for Covid in China
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) An epidemic prevention employee from Central China's Henan province reportedly conducted nucleic acid tests on local garlic sprouts growing in the greenhouse, triggering a discussion on Chinese social media platforms, the Global Times reported.
2022-01-24
Category: International, India,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'US has no specified schedule to recognise Taliban govt'
Washington/Kabul, Jan 23 (IANS) The US has no specified schedule to recognise the Taliban-led government in Afghanistan, said Thomas West, Washington's special representative for Kabul.
2022-01-23
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Rising inflation, Covid make people more vulnerable in Nepal
Kathmandu, Jan 23 (IANS) Many families in Nepal are struggling due to reduced job opportunities and growing inflation amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which is still continuing unabated and has increased the single-day cases to more than 10,000 in the past few days.
2022-01-23
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Taliban delegation in Oslo faces protests by Afghans
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) A number of Afghans based in Norway protested against the visit of a high-ranking Taliban delegation led by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi to Oslo, saying that they (Taliban) do not represent us.
2022-01-23
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
7 Afghan civilians killed in minibus blast
Kabul, Jan 23 (IANS) At least seven civilians, including four women, were killed and nine others injured when a bomb blast hit a minibus in Herat city, capital of Afghanistan's western Herat province, an official said.
2022-01-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Out of work garbage pickers attack Chinese company staff in Pakistan
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The staff of a Chinese garbage company are being targeted in Pakistan's Karachi by what the company suspects are informal garbage pickers, who face a loss of livelihood, Samaa TV reported.
2022-01-23
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Taliban delegation to travel to Norway
Kabul, Jan 22 (IANS) A high-ranking delegation of the Taliban-led Afghan government will embark on a trip to Norway on Saturday where they will discuss important issues with Norwegian officials, envoys from the US and the European Union (EU), as well as some influential Afghan figures, a spokesman said here.
2022-01-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
European Union opens Embassy in Kabul
Kabul, Jan 22 (IANS) The Taliban-led government's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has announced that the European UNion (EU) has opened an Embassy for a "permanent presence" in Kabul and has "practically commenced operations".
2022-01-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Taliban deny arresting female protester
Kabul, Jan 22 (IANS) The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has denied the forceful arrest of a female protester from her home, the media reported.
2022-01-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan oppn slams campaign for installing presidential system
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Opposition lawmakers in Pakistan have sounded alarm over the ongoing chatter and calls for replacing the countrys parliamentary democratic system with a presidential system, demanding a debate on the matter in the National Assembly, Express Tribune reported.
2022-01-22
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak using 80% substandard Covid kits
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The majority of Covid-19 testing in Pakistan may be yielding inaccurate results, according to a health expert who reported that nearly 80 per cent of imported testing kits were of substandard quality.
2022-01-22
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UN sends $32 mn in cash to Afghanistan
Kabul, Jan 21 (IANS) Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), the central bank of the country, has announced that the UN has sent $32 million in cash to the war-torn nation as part of the world body's humanitarian aid assistance, the media reported.
2022-01-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Reopening schools for girls our responsibility, not world pressure: Taliban
Kabul, Jan 21 (IANS) The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has said that reopening schools for girls across the country was their responsibility and not due to world pressure.
2022-01-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Over 90% students in Pakistan weak in maths, science
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) More than 90 per cent of primary and lower-secondary students in Pakistan have only a weak or basic understanding of the mathematics and science they are required to learn, according to a nationwide study conducted by faculty at the Aga Khan Universitys Institute for Educational Development.
2022-01-21
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Baloch Nationalist Army claims responsibility for Lahore blast
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Baloch Nationalist Army, a newly emerged militant outfit, has claimed responsibility for the powerful blast in Lahore that killed three people and injured dozens others, Dawn reported.
2022-01-21
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Who will be the next Pak Army chief?
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) In November this year, Pakistan Prime minister Imran Khan will have to make some important decisions, including choosing the country's new Chief of Army Staff (COAS), as well as the Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee (CJCSC).
2022-01-21
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Iran, China and Russia hold joint naval drill in Indian Ocean
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Iran, China and Russia have launched a joint naval exercise in the Indian Ocean, with the aim of boosting marine security, the Daily Mail reported.
2022-01-21
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
China's state broadcaster implicates Jack Ma's Ant Group in corruption scandal
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Chinas state broadcaster has implicated Jack Mas Ant Group in a corruption scandal, ratcheting up pressure on the billionaire following a crackdown that has wiped billions of dollars from his internet empire, the Financial Times reported.
2022-01-21
Category: International, India,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SL govt criticises Tamil parties' intervention request to Indian PM
Colombo, Jan 20 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government on Wednesday criticised minority Tamil parties for writing to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking Indian intervention to implement 13th Amendment and find a lasting solution to the long-standing Tamil issues.
2022-01-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Half a million Afghanistan unemployed since Taliban takeover
Kabul, Jan 20 (IANS) The International Labour Organization (ILO) has announced that half a million people in Afghanistan have lost their jobs since the Taliban took over the country last August, adding that women have suffered the most, the media report.
2022-01-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UN to ask $8bn from donors for Afghan crisis
Kabul, Jan 20 (IANS) Deborah Lyons, the UN's top envoy in Afghanistan, announced that the world body will ask $8 billion from donors as aid to help the war-torn nation amid the ongoing humanitarian crisis, the media reported.
2022-01-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak in tumult after rumours of imposition of 'Indira Gandhi-like emergency'
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Pakistans major opposition parties see a "systematic and planned campaign" behind circulation of rumours about imposition of some kind of an emergency in the country, like the one enforced by then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1975, and ongoing talk in social and mainstream media in favour of a presidential form of government, Dawn news reported.
2022-01-20
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Muslim woman sentenced to death in Pak for blasphemy
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) An anti-cybercrime court in Rawalpindi has sentenced a Muslim woman to death on charges of sending blasphemous material over WhatsApp, Samaa TV reported.
2022-01-20
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'deshi actress's husband confesses to her murder
Dhaka, Jan 20 (IANS) The husband of Bangladeshi actress Raima Islam Shimu, whose dismembered body was found on the outskirts of Dhaka, has confessed to murdering her, a top police official said here.
2022-01-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Indian Army contacts Chinese PLA, seeks return of abducted Arunachal youth
Itanagar, Jan 20 (IANS) The Indian Army through hotline has contacted the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) and sought return of abducted Arunachal Pradesh teenager Miram Taron, defence sources said on Thursday.
2022-01-20
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
IED blast in busy Lahore market leaves two dead, several injured
Lahore, Jan 20 (IANS) A powerful blast in Pakistan's Punjab province's provincial capital Lahore has claimed at leat two lives and injured dozens, in what is being seen as a targeted terror attack.
2022-01-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
IED blast in busy Lahore market leaves two dead, several injured
Lahore, Jan 20 (IANS) A powerful blast in Pakistan's Punjab province's provincial capital Lahore has claimed at least two lives and injured dozens, in what is being seen as a targeted terror attack.
2022-01-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Pak NSA scraps Kabul visit in face of massive anti-Pakistan protests
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Amid a planned anti-Pakistan protest in Kabul, the Pakistan National Security Adviser (NSA) has quietly scrapped his trip to Afghanistan, Pajhwok News reported.
2022-01-19
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UN scales up assistance in Afghanistan
Kabul, Jan 18 (IANS) UN humanitarians and partners have provided food assistance to more than 9 million Afghans since the Taliban takeover in August 2021, said the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
2022-01-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Taliban trying to 'erase' women From public life: UN experts
Kabul, Jan 18 (IANS) A group of UN human rights experts have warned against the Taliban's attempts to "steadily erase women and girls from public life", the media reported.
2022-01-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
SL's dollar crisis leads to power crisis
Colombo, Jan 18 (IANS) Amidst the worst-ever power crisis connected to Sri Lanka's ailing economy and Energy Ministry threatening to stop fuel supply for electricity generation from Tuesday, a Minister said fuel would be obtained from the Indian Oil Company (IOC) to generate electricity.
2022-01-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Missing Bangladeshi actress found dead
Dhaka, Jan 18 (IANS) Bangladeshi actress Raima Islam Shimu, who was reported missing a few days ago, was found dead in the outskirts of Dhaka, police said.
2022-01-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
SL doesn't want to get caught between powerful nations: Rajapaksa
Colombo, Jan 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said on Tuesday that his country does not want to get caught up between powerful nations.
2022-01-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
After plot to kill Pak activist, ISI now targets via fake campaign
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Ahmad Waqass Goraya, an exiled Pakistani activist who was the ISIs target for a hit job, said that all known stooges of the spy agency have become active to have his Twitter account blocked as part of a fake campaign on harassing women journalists of Pakistan.
2022-01-18
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Taliban policies turning Afghan women into virtual prisoners in their homes
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Taliban rule has had a devastating impact on Afghan women and girls, according to the Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the Human Rights Institute at San Jose State University (SJSU).
2022-01-18
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Islamabad HC asks Imran, cabinet to take action against ex-Navy chief
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has directed the Additional Attorney General (AAG) to ensure that its directives for the demolition of the Navy Sailing Club and the initiation of criminal proceedings against former Navy chief Admiral (retd) Zafar Mahmood Abbasi are placed before Prime Minister Imran Khan and the federal cabinet, The Express Tribune reported.
2022-01-18
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Death toll from Afghan earthquake rises to 22
Kabul, Jan 18 (IANS) The death toll from a magnitude 5.6 earthquake in Afghanistan's western province of Badghis has increased to 22, an official confirmed on Tuesday.
2022-01-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India relieves SL with critical support for fuel purchase
Colombo, Jan 18 (IANS) Battered by mounting debt and dollar crises with no cash to buy fuel and all stocks have run dry, India on Tuesday came to rescue Sri Lanka with a new Line of Credit (LOC) of $500 million for purchase of petroleum products.
2022-01-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Rohingya leader murder: B'desh arrests ARSA leader's brother
Dhaka, Jan 17 (IANS) Police in Bangladesh have arrested the brother of banned Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) leader Ataullah Abu Amar Jununi, whose outfit was involved in killing of community human rights activist at a refugee camp in Cox Bazar last September, officials said.
2022-01-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Pak NSA to visit Kabul this week: Report
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Pakistan's National Security Adviser (NSA) Moeed Yufuf will lead a high-level inter-ministerial delegation to Kabul on Tuesday for a two-day trip for talks on bilateral matters and a focus on Islamabads efforts to avert a humanitarian crisis in the war-torn nation, a media report said citing officials as saying.
2022-01-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
95% Afghan journos cannot cover events independently
Kabul, Jan 17 (IANS) A new survey has revealed that 95 per cent of Afghan journalists cannot cover events independently and also have a problem of accessing information.
2022-01-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh Covid testing sites see influx of patients
Dhaka, Jan 17 (IANS) In the wake of an ongoing Covid-19 resurgence, private and public testing facilities in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka are now witnessing an unprecedented influx of patients.
2022-01-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Petrol price up by 55.22% during Imran's tenure
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Since August 17, 2018 when Imran Khan was sworn in as the countrys 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan, petrol prices in the country have increased by 55.22 per cent, The News International reported.
2022-01-17
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Two B'desh nationals who inadvertently crossed border handed over to BGB
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday said it has handed over two Bangladeshi nationals to the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Sunday as a goodwill gesture.
2022-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan