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Pak crash survivor related to Kamal Amrohi of 'Pakeezah' fame (Ld)

New Delhi |Saturday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST

The PIA plane which crashed on Friday has only two survivors -- one of whom is Bank of Punjab top executive Zafar Masud. His roots are in western Uttar Pradesh's Amroha and he belongs to the family of

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Afghan govt criticized for absence of women in political roles

Kabul |Saturday, 2020 6:15:07 PM IST

Recent meetings of prominent Afghan political leaders have been held without the presence of women, which has sparked reactions from activists who said women should be given a role in decision-making

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B'desh FM slams nations for asking to rescue Rohingya refugees

Dhaka |Saturday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST

Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has lashed out at the countries that were pressuring Dhaka to accept more Rohingya refugees, it was reported.

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CPEC contributes to Pak's national development: Foreign Ministry

Islamabad |Saturday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST

The Pakistan Foreign Minister has said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a transformational project contributing positively and transparently to the country's national development.

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PIA plane crashes minutes before landing in Karachi, 60 dead (Intro Roundup)

Islamabad/Karachi |Saturday, 2020 5:15:06 AM IST

At least 60 people were killed as a Pakistan International Airline (PIA) passenger plane from Lahore to Karachi crashed minutes before landing at the Jinnah International Airport on Friday.

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Pak crash survivor has India connection

New Delhi |Saturday, 2020 6:15:07 PM IST

The PIA plane which crashed on Friday has only two survivors -- one of whom is Bank of Punjab top executive Zafar Masud. His roots are in western Uttar Pradesh's Amroha and he belongs to the family of

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B'desh produces 1st generic version of remdesivir

Dhaka |Friday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST

Bangladesh-based Beximco Pharmaceuticals has become the world's first company to produce a generic version of the antiviral drug remdesivir, originally developed by US-based Gilead Sciences, it was re

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Afghan Cabinet approves plan to ease Kabul lockdown

Kabul |Friday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST

The Afghan cabinet has approved a plan to gradually ease the Kabul lockdown which will allow businesses to open for certain hours, while President Ashraf Ghani has urged citizens to stay in their home

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Pak COVID-19 cases tally over 50,000

Islamabad |Friday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan has increased to 50,694 with 1,067 deaths, the Health Ministry said in its latest update on Friday.

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3 women killed in SL stampede over COVID-19 aid

Colombo |Friday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST

At least three women were killed and nine others injured in a stampede during the distribution of coronavirus-related aid in the Sri Lankan capital, police said.

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Kathmandu sealed to prevent COVID-19 spread

Kathmandu |Friday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST

The Nepali government has decided to seal off all the entry points to capital Kathmandu, in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the densely-populated city, officials at the Ministry of Home Af

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B'desh incurs loss worth $129 mn due to Amphan

Dhaka |Friday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST

Bangladesh has incurred losses worth 11 billion taka ($129 million) due to cyclone Amphan which has caused damages to housing, infrastructure, fisheries, livestock, water resources and agriculture, ac

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