- B'desh's shortest-ever budget session prorogued(14:06)
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.
- Imran appeals for caution during Eid celebrations(13:30)
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.
- Major locust swarms may reach Pak later this month(13:16)
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.
- US revokes permission for PIA to operate special direct flights(12:06)
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.
- Floods leave 2 dead, 18 missing in Nepal(14:43)
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.
- PIA to resume regular UAE flights from Thursday(11:27)
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.
- 30 Pak cities under smart lockdown(09:54)
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.
- India has done its best to respond to Chinese aggression: Pompeo(00:00)
By Arul Louis
New York, July 9 (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.
- Sri Lanka, Maldives eliminate measles, rubella in SE Asia: WHO(16:21)
Colombo, July 8 (IANS) Maldives and Sri Lanka were verified on Wednesday for having eliminated rubella, making them the first two countries in the World Health Organization South-East Asia region to achieve that ahead of the 2023 target, the WHO in Sri Lanka said in a statement.
- Bangladesh COVID-19 death toll rises to 2,197(14:45)
Dhaka, July 8 (IANS) Bangladesh has reported 46 more deaths due to the novel coronavirus, taking the total number of the COVID-19 fatalities in the country to 2,197, health officials said on Wednesday.
- Schools partially re-open in Sri Lanka(13:26)
Colombo, July 7 (IANS) Schools across Sri Lanka have partially re-opened after being shut for nearly three months, as the spread of COVID-19 has been put under control in the island nation, it was reported on Tuesday.
- Suicide cases increase in Nepal during lockdown(10:46)
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.
- 7 killed in Karachi rain(08:46)
Karachi, July 7 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and several others injured in Pakistan's Karachi city in separate rain-related incidents.
- Afghanistan to host int'l conference on peace process(11:57)
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.
- Afghanistan's Abdullah Abdullah to visit Pakistan soon(11:43)
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.