B'desh gets $202 mn more from World Bank for food security project

Dhaka |Monday, 2020 6:45:06 AM IST

The World Bank has approved $202 million in additional financing for Bangladesh's Modern Food Storage Facilities Project to increase the capacity of its national strategic grain reserves by 535,500 to

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13 killed in Afghan prison attack

Kabul |Monday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST

At least 13 people were killed and 42 others injured in an attack on a prison in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city that continued on Monday after it began the previous evening, officials said.

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Sri Lanka makes face masks mandatory in Parliament

Colombo |Monday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST

In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, Sri Lanka's health authorities said on Monday that face masks will be mandatory in the new Parliament following Wednesday's general elections.

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21 killed in IS Afghan prison attack (Ld)

Kabul/New Delhi |Monday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST

Almost 24 hours after a group of at least 20 Islamic State (IS) terrorists attacked a prison in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city, 21 people, including students, have been killed and 43 injured in a fierce

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Afghan govt releases 317 Taliban prisoners, total reaches 4,917

Kabul |Monday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST

The Afghan government has released 317 Taliban prisoners in the past two days, bringing the total to 4,917, the National Security Council said.

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IS intel chief killed in Afghanistan

Kabul |Sunday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST

Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS) has said that it killed Assadullah Orakzai, the intelligence head for the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP), it was reported.

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Bangladeshi Muslims celebrate Eid-al-Adha amid COVID-19

Dhaka |Sunday, 2020 1:15:06 PM IST

Abiding by the recommended health advice to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, Bangladeshi Muslims with the spirit of sacrifice on Saturday celebrated Eid-al-Adha, one of the two major festivals

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Breathalyser test now mandatory for PIA cabin crew

Islamabad |Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST

The management of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has made it mandatory for its cabin crew to take a breathalyser test to know how much alcohol they have in their blood before they are permitted

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Pak, Afghanistan trade barbs over border clash

Islamabad |Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST

Pakistan and Afghanistan have traded allegations over a deadly border firing incident that caused casualties on both sides, it was reported on Saturday.

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Upcoming SL general elections to be most expensive

Colombo |Saturday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST

The upcoming Sri Lankan general elections to elect a new 225-member Parliament scheduled to take place on August 5, will be the most expensive in the history of the island-nation, according to a senio

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Pak Prez, PM urge caution on Eid

Islamabad |Saturday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST

Pakistan President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday urged the nation to strictly observe precautionary measures on the occasion of Eid al-Adha in an effort to curb the spread of COV

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16 killed in Afghan flash floods

Kabul |Saturday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST

At least 16 people were killed in flash floods in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, a senior official said on Saturday.

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