12 injured in B'desh mosque attack
  • 12 injured in B'desh mosque attack(11:48)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, April 10 (IANS) At least 12 people were injured in an attack staged by members of the Hefazat-e-Islam militant outfit at a mosque in Bangladesh's Gaibandha district.

Visually-impaired Chinese climber aims to summit Everest
Bangladesh contemplates full lockdown
  • Bangladesh contemplates full lockdown(09:40)

    Dhaka, April 10 (IANS) The Bangladesh's government is contemplating imposing a "full lockdown" for one week from April 14 in an effort to curb the recent resurgence of new Covid-19 cases, a Minister announced.

Pak approves China's Sinovac vax for emergency use
  • Pak approves China's Sinovac vax for emergency use(09:02)

    Islamabad, April 10 (IANS) Amid te ongoing third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has approved China's Sinovac vaccine against the virus for emergency use, the National Institute of Health in Islamabad announced.

Nepal's opposition parties begin talks to unseat PM Oli
  • Nepal's opposition parties begin talks to unseat PM Oli(19:02)

    Kathmandu, April 9 (IANS) Nepal's primary opposition party, the Nepali Congress has begun talks with the Nepal Communist Party-Maoist Centre and the Janata Samajbadi Party to unseat Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and form a coalition government under its leadership.

Cautious optimism prevails in India-Pak ties
  • Cautious optimism prevails in India-Pak ties(15:40)
    By Hamza Ameer

    Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) Pakistan and India relations may have hit a small bump with the recent decision by the Imran Khan-led government to refrain from importing cotton and sugar from New Delhi and reopening the trade, a decision approved and then disapproved within 24 hours after deference by the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) and the federal cabinet; experts still believe that there is a positive and cautious optimism in Islamabad that the defrosting in relations with India is still holding ground.

Pak Army reviews LoC situation in Corps Commander Conference
  • Pak Army reviews LoC situation in Corps Commander Conference(14:42)
    By Hamza Ameer

    Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) Top commanders of the Pakistan Army held a Corps Commander Conference (CCC) to review the overall security situation with a detailed review of the situation at the Line of Control (LoC) after the recent agreement of a ceasefire between New Delhi and Islamabad.

US slaps sanctions on Pak-based human smuggling organisation
  • US slaps sanctions on Pak-based human smuggling organisation(12:50)
    By Hamza Ameer

    Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) US President Joe Biden's administration has imposed sanctions on an alleged Pakistan-based human smuggling organisation, after it was found involved and guilty for smuggling migrants to America.

Imran urges D-8 members to push back against vax nationalism
  • Imran urges D-8 members to push back against vax nationalism(09:10)

    Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said that members of the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation should push back against vaccine nationalism and undue export restrictions to let Covid-19 vaccine reach equally to all countries of the world.

Criticism of armed forces punishable by law in Pak now
Private Pak importers rush for Russian vax
US urges India, Pak to hold table talks
  • US urges India, Pak to hold table talks(16:00)
    By Hamza Ameer

    Islamabad, April 8 (IANS) The US Department of State has called on both India and Pakistan to hold direct talks and resolve pending issues with an aim to normalise relations.

Ex-SL beauty queen arrested after pageant fiasco
  • Ex-SL beauty queen arrested after pageant fiasco(15:32)

    Colombo, April 8 (IANS) Caroline Jurie, the 2019 winner of the Mrs. Sri Lanka who tried to seize the crown of this year's winner Pushpika De Silva leading to a brawl on stage, has been arrested over the incident, local media reported on Thursday.

Hefazat preacher arrested in B'desh
  • Hefazat preacher arrested in B'desh(11:14)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, April 8 (IANS) Rafiqul Islam Madani, a preacher of the Hefazat-e-Islam militant outfit in Bangladesh, has been arrested on charges of anti-state speech and inciting chaos.

Pak, Russia vow to boost bilateral ties
  • Pak, Russia vow to boost bilateral ties(08:52)

    Islamabad, April 8 (IANS) Visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and his counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi here during which the two sides agreed to strengthen bilateral ties and deepen cooperation.

Pak passes 15K Covid deaths
  • Pak passes 15K Covid deaths(15:00)

    Islamabad, April 7 (IANS) Pakistan on Wednesday passed the grim milestone of 15,000 Covid-19-related deaths as the country struggles to contain the spread of the virus amid a third wave of the pandemic.

59 killed in 24 hours in Afghanistan
  • 59 killed in 24 hours in Afghanistan(14:52)

    Kabul, April 7 (IANS) At least 59 people were killed in insurgent activities and clashes in Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, a local independent war monitoring group said on Wednesday.

Nepal starts administering Chinese vax
  • Nepal starts administering Chinese vax(14:50)

    Kathmandu, April 7 (IANS) Nepal on Wednesday started administering Chinese Covid-19 vaccines amid a resurgence of new cases int he Himalayan nation.

Pak to approach IMF for 2nd bailout package
  • Pak to approach IMF for 2nd bailout package(11:58)
    By Hamzah Ameer

    Islamabad, April 7 (IANS) In a major decision aimed at curbing the worsening financial and economic situation of Pakistan due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced that his government will reach out to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) again, seeking a second relief package.

20 injured in blast at B'desh Mayor's residence
Pak minor sent back home after straying into India
  • Pak minor sent back home after straying into India(19:40)
    By Hamza Ameer

    Karachi, April 6 (IANS) It seems that hopes of renewed peace between arch-rivals India and Pakistan have started to show positive affects on the ground with both sides showing intent towards normalisation of ties through small but positive considerate actions.

Biden administration lukewarm to Pak desire for relationship 'reset'
Pakistan and India cannot afford a war, says Pak FM
  • Pakistan and India cannot afford a war, says Pak FM(16:52)
    By Hamza Ameer

    Islamabad, April 6 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that India and Pakistan cannot afford to engage in an all-out war, as both countries are powered by nuclear weapons.

China coal plant booms in 2020 despite retreat globally: Report
  • China coal plant booms in 2020 despite retreat globally: Report(15:48)

    New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) A steep increase in coal plant development in China offset a retreat from coal in the rest of the world in 2020, resulting in the first increase in global coal capacity development since 2015, a new report led by Global Energy Monitor (GEM) said on Tuesday.