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Afghans celebrate Eid amid ceasefire

Kabul |Saturday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST

Afghans celebrated Eid al-Adha amid a three-day ceasefire called by the Taliban.

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Pak Upper House approves bills to help stay off FATF grey list

Islamabad |Friday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST

The Pakistan Senate (Upper House) on Thursday passed "The Anti-terrorism (Amendment) Bill 2020" and "The United Nations (Security Council) Amendment Bill 2020" with majority votes with an aim to see t

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B'desh has world's 4th highest death rate due to lead exposure

Dhaka |Friday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST

Bangladesh has the world's fourth-highest death rate due to lead exposure with an average population blood lead level of 6.83 �g/dL, which is the 11th highest globally, according to the Institute

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Jaish, Lashkar militants trained in Af to attack India ahead of Aug 5

New Delhi |Friday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST

Pakistan Army's Special Service Group (SSG) has trained around 20 Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists in Afghanistan to carry out attacks in India ahead of August 5, the first

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72 personnel infected with COVID-19 at Nepal Police HQ

Kathmandu |Friday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST

At least 72 security personnel at the Nepal Police Headquarters in Kathmandu have been infected with the novel coronavirus, a media report said on Friday.

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Indian High Commissioner hands over two buses to B'desh school

Dhaka |Friday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST

The Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Riva Ganguly Das, has handed over two school buses to the Nalanda Uchcha Vidyalaya, a school run by Chhayanaut, in a virtual ceremony.

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Pakistan lifts PUBG ban

Islamabad |Friday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST

The Pakistan Telecom­munication Authority (PTA) announced that it has decided to lift the ban on the online game PlayerUnknowns Battle Ground (PUBG).

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Dhaka police station blast: Three accused sent to 14-day remand

Dhaka |Friday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST

A Dhaka court on Thursday sent three persons to 14-day remand in two cases filed over the bomb explosion at the Pallabi police station here, which left five persons, including four police personnel, i

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Islamabad HC dismisses plea against dual national SAPMs

Islamabad |Friday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has dismissed a petition challenging the appointment of Special Assistants to the Prime Minister (SAPMs) with dual nationalities, observing that the premier has every ri

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Afghan Prez orders release of 500 Taliban prisoners

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

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday ordered the release of 500 Taliban prisoners in response to the militant groups three-day ceasefire announcement on the occasion of Eid, adding that he hoped th

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B'desh lower courts to begin normal proceedings from Aug 5

Dhaka |Friday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST

The lower courts of Bangladesh will resume normal in-person operations from August 5 after switching to an e-justice system three months ago amid the coronavirus pandemic, it was reported on Friday.

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2 key aides of Pak PM step down

Islamabad |Thursday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST

Two key aides to the Pakistan Prime Minister, including de facto Health Minister Zafar Mirza, have resigned, amid the government facing stiff criticism for appointing individuals with a dual nationali

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