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Old friends picked up tab for Davos trip: Imran
Islamabad, Jan 25 (IANS) Terming his participation in the recently held World Economic Forum (WEF) as the "cheapest" official visit, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan disclosed that his trip was sponsored by two of his friends and well-known businessmen Ikram Sehgal and Imran Chaudhry, it was reported on Saturday.
2020-01-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Resort deaths: Kerala CM wants Centre to press Nepal for probe
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 24 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday asked the state's parliamentarians to take up the matter of deaths of eight Keralites at a resort in Nepal early this week, with the Centre to pursue the matter with the neighbouring country's government.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nepal Communist Party wins big in National Assembly polls
Kathmandu, Jan 24 (IANS) The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) of Nepal has registered a thumping victory in the National Assembly elections by bagging 16 out of the 18 seats that went to the polls, the Nepali media reported on Friday citing the Election Commission.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Myanmar denies genocide in Rakhine state
Yangon, Jan 24 (IANS) Myanmar has denied genocide in Rakhine, saying that some human rights actors have presented "a distorted picture" of the situation in the troubled state and has hampered the country's ability to lay the foundation for sustainable development in the region.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
WFP launches new humanitarian staging area in Nepal
Rome, Jan 22 (IANS/AKI) A new humanitarian staging area has been inaugurated in Nepal that will be able to store essential supplies for over 60,000 people, the United Nations World Food Programme said in a statement on Wednesday.
2020-01-22
Category: International, Italy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan's ability to back terrorists diminished: US report
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) Pakistan's capability to intervene militarily in Kashmir has been reduced and backing militancy would be a costly alternative for a diplomatically isolated Islamabad, according to a policy analysis prepared for US Congress.
2020-01-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India ignores Trump's mediation offer
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) India on Wednesday ignored US President Donald Trump's yet another attempt to offer mediation with Pakistan on Kashmir.
2020-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Myanmar Prez promises probe into Rakhine war crimes
Yangon, Jan 21 (IANS) Myanmar President Win Myint on Tuesday promised criminal investigations and possible prosecutions of those who committed war crimes in Rakhine state, following recommendations of the Independent Commission of Enquiry.
2020-01-21
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Akhtar lauds Rohit's effort after Bengaluru win
Lahore, Jan 20 (IANS) Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhthar was all praise for India opener Rohit Sharma as he amassed a well-paced 119 to help India chase down the 287-run target and win the 3rd ODI against Australia at Bengaluru on Sunday.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
B'desh sentences 10 to death over 2001 rally blast
Dhaka, Jan 20 (IANS) A Bangladesh court on Monday sentenced 10 members of the banned militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (Huji) to death over the 2001 blasts at a political rally here.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pak team in Beijing for FATF Working Group meeting
Islamabad, Jan 20 (IANS) A Pakistani delegation has arrived in Beijing for highly important three-day face-to-face talks with the global money laundering watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Working Group, slated to begin on Tuesday.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
FB video reunites B'deshi man with family after 48 yrs
Dhaka, Jan 19 (IANS) A Bangladeshi man, who left home home for a business trip and never returned, has finally reunited with his family after 48 years with the help of a Faceboo video, a media report said.
2020-01-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Saudi-Iran military conflict would be disastrous for Pak'
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that a military conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran would be "disastrous" for Islamabad and it was for this reason that his government is making efforts to defuse regional tensions, a media report said on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
US must be involved in Afghanistan after troops leave: Qureshi
Washington/Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that US must remain engaged in Afghanistan's reconstruction even if it succeeds in withdrawing troops and ending its longest war, it was reported on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak top brass terms Indian army's threats irresponsible
Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) The Pakistan Armys top brass rejected the Indian army chiefs recent statements on Pakistan as irresponsible, warning they (India) could undermine regional peace.
2020-01-15
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Dawood has large base in Nepal, operates through Pak officials: Lakdawala (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Underworld don and erstwhile member of the D-Company, Ejaz Lakdawala, has revealed to Mumbai Police that India's most-wanted fugitive Dawood Ibrahim has a large base in Kathmandu, that he uses for pushing Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) into the Indian territory through the porous border and operates with the aid of a few key officials at the Pakistan Embassy in the Nepal capital.
2020-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Outsiders behind unrest in tribal areas: Imran Khan
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that 'external elements' are behind the turbulence in the tribal areas of northwestern Pakistan.
2020-01-14
Category: International, Pakistan,International
$733mn humanitarian assistance needed for Afghanistan in 2020
Kabul, Jan 14 (IANS) Some $733 million humanitarian assistance was needed to help Afghanistan in 2020, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Tuesday.
2020-01-14
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pak opposition rejects LHC verdict in Musharraf case
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Pakistan opposition parties have rejected the Lahore High Court's (LHC)
2020-01-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Kohli is great but watching Rohit bat is satisfying: Abbas
Lahore, Jan 13 (IANS) Pakistan batting great Zaheer Abbas has reserved high praise for star India batsman Rohit Sharma. Abbas said that while Indian captain Virat Kohli is a great batsman, his limited over deputy Rohit's strokeplay is satisfying to watch.
2020-01-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
14 die as snowfall, rain wreak havoc in Balochistan
Quetta, Jan 13 (IANS) Heavy snowfall and rain have claimed at least 14 lives in different parts of Balochistan and suspended road and air links of the Pakistans largest province with rest of the world, as the unusually extreme weather system entered the country.
2020-01-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Musharraf plea hearing against special court conviction resumes
Lahore, Jan 13 (IANS) The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday resumed hearing a set of petitions filed by former President Pervez Musharraf challenging multiple actions against him, including his conviction for high treason, the establishment of the trial court that convicted him and filing of the original high treason inquiry against him by the government.
2020-01-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
New policy for foreign NGOs in Nepal over India, China concerns
Kathmandu, Jan 12 (IANS) Nepal's Social Welfare Council is drafting a policy "to discourage" foreign non-governmental organisations (NGO) from running programmes that can hamper the Himalayan nationss relations with India and China, it was reported on Sunday.
2020-01-12
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Mahinda Rajapaksa to visit India next month
Colombo, Jan 12 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is slated to visit India next month, during which he will hold talks with his counterpart Narendra Modi, it was reported on Sunday.
2020-01-12
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SL explores using drone technology to combat dengue
Colombo, Jan 12 (IANS) Sri Lankas Ministry of Science and Technology was exploring the possibility of controlling dengue by using drone technology, a media report said on Sunday.
2020-01-12
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Bhutan Parliament holds 1st legislative public hearing
Thimphu, Jan 12 (IANS) In a historic step, Bhutan's Parliament conducted its first-ever legislative public hearing on a mine-related bill.
2020-01-12
Category: International, Bhutan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Overseas Pakistanis sending money via illegal modes
Karachi, Jan 11 (IANS) The State Bank of Pakistan governor on Friday said overseas Pakistanis were increasingly using informal channels to send remittances to the country.
2020-01-11
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Over 300 terrorists, including Afghans, at PoK launchpads: Intel (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) An approximate 300 terrorists, including some from Afghanistan, are being trained at launchpads in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK), reveals an intelligence input shared with the government just three months after Indian Army killed 6-10 Pakistani terrorists and soldiers in the region's Neelam Valley in a major artillery counter-offensive, targeting four such terror launchpads.
2020-01-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
No takers for Pakistan's 'malware' of lies at UN: India
United Nations, Jan. Jan 10 (IANS) Pakistan's "malware" of falsehoods against India has found no takers at the UN and it has to heal itself of the malaise of terrorism and subversion, India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin has told the Security Council.
2020-01-10
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Chef Vikas Khanna enters Bigg Boss house for cooking task
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Michelin star chef Vikas Khanna, who entered the Bigg Boss 13 house on Thursday for a cook-off challenge, said that he thoroughly enjoyed it and had some fun moments giving instructions to the contestants.
2020-01-09
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
JNU students get support from Pakistan
Lahore, Jan 9 (IANS) Students in Pakistan on Wednesday expressed solidarity with their counterparts in Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) who were assaulted violently by masked goons on January 5.
2020-01-09
Category: International, Pakistan,National
Sri Lankan govt vows to boost economy ahead of polls
Colombo, Jan 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka's new government headed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will try to strengthen the nation's economy ahead of parliamentary elections to be held in 2020, Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena has said.
2020-01-09
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Dhaka University rape victim identifies perpetrator
Dhaka, Jan 8 (IANS) A Dhaka University student, who was raped and tortured in the Bangladesh capital city on the night of January 5, has identified the perpetrator following his arrest, sources said on Wednesday.
2020-01-08
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sri Lanka tourist arrivals decline 18% in 2019
Colombo, Jan 7 (IANS) The number of international tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka declined for the ninth straight month in December 2019 by 4.5 per cent in comparison to the same period a year ago while gradually recovering from the plunge following the Easter Sunday attacks last April, official data revealed on Tuesday.
2020-01-07
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sharif exempted from personal appearance in corruption case
Islamabad, Jan 4 (IANS) An accountability court has allowed former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif exemption from personal appearance on medical grounds in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills corruption case till the next hearing.
2020-01-04
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Military training programme for Pak resumed: US
Islamabad, Jan 4 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has authorised the resumption of Pakistan's participation in an American military training and educational programme in order to strengthen military-to-military cooperation on shared priorities, senior diplomat Alice Wells said on Saturday.
2020-01-04
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
2,200 Afghan civilians killed in Taliban attacks in 2019
Kabul, Jan 4 (IANS) More than 2,200 Afghan civilians were killed in Taliban-related attacks in 2019, the Interior Ministry confirmed on Saturday.
2020-01-04
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sri Lanka FM to visit India on Jan 9-10
Colombo, Jan 4 (IANS) Dinesh Gunawardena, Sri Lanka's Minister of Foreign Relations, Skills Development, Employment and Labour Relations, is set to visit India on January 9 and 10.
2020-01-04
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Imran was asked by Dev Anand to be in Bollywood film
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) An old video of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, that has been making rounds on social media, shows him being interviewed live on an Indian TV show during which he admits that he was asked to work in a Bollywood film by the late Indian actor Dev Anand.
2020-01-02
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal-China Transit Protocol to come into effect from Feb
Kathmandu, Jan 2 (IANS) Ten months after signing the Protocol on Implementing the Agreement on Transit and Transportation between Nepal and China, Beijing has officially notified Kathmandu that it has completed all domestic legal procedures which means that it would come into effect from February 1, it was reported.
2020-01-02
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Eight Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack
Kabul, Jan 1 (IANS) At least eight soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack in Afganistan's Balkh province, local officials said on Wednesday.
2020-01-01
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Test ton in Aus provided me with confidence to score big: Babar
Karachi, Jan 1 (IANS) Premier Pakistan batter Babar Azam was in great form during the two-Test series against Australia where he accumulated 210 runs, which included a century and a fifty, at an average of 52.50.
2020-01-01
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Pak journo jailed in religious hatred case
Karachi, Dec 31 (IANS) A Pakistan anti-terrorism court has sentenced a journalist to five years in prison in a case pertaining to possessing literature against the state and spreading religious hatred, the media reported on Tuesday.
2019-12-31
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Amid pollution spike, 17 dead in Kabul
Kabul, Dec 31 (IANS) At least 17 people have died due to respiratory infections and related health conditions over the past week in Kabul amid a spike in the Afghan capital's pollution levels, the Ministry of Public Health said.
2019-12-31
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Gotabaya to make inaugural Parliament speech on Jan 3
Colombo, Dec 31 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is slated to make his inaugural address to Parliament on January 3 during a ceremonial sitting before the new session commences later that day.
2019-12-31
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SL tourism industry urges continuation of free-visa regime
Colombo, Dec 31 (IANS) Sri Lanka's tourism industry has urged the continuation of the free-visa regime, as it has helped the island nation to recover from the massive setback following the April 21 Easter Sunday attacks that killed over 250 people, a media report said on Tuesday.
2019-12-31
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh's human milk bank stalls over Islamists' opposition
Dhaka, Dec 30 (IANS) Opposition by a group of Islamists has plunged the future of Bangladeshs first human milk bank for vulnerable and motherless infants, into uncertainty, a media report said.
2019-12-30
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
SL tea industry to launch 'Road Map 2030' for rapid modernization
Colombo, Dec 30 (IANS) Sri Lanka's tea industry will launch an ambitious 10-year master plan titled "Road Map 2030", aimed at the rapid modernization of the island country's tea sector through technological intervention, a top official said on Monday.
2019-12-30
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal's mountain guides demand social security
Kathmandu, Dec 29 (IANS) Nepali mountain guides have demanded the government for social security for them, as they are the backbone of the Himalayan nation climbing industry.
2019-12-29
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
US-Taliban peace deal signing date to be announced soon
Kabul, Dec 28 (IANS) The date for the signing of a peace agreement between the US and the Taliban will be announced within the next few days, after which the two sides will start discussions on the intra-Afghan talks, a media report said.
2019-12-28
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics