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Asia's race to stock up on Covid pill could see a repeat of vaccine grab
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Countries in Asia Pacific are rushing to place orders for the latest weapon against Covid 19 -- an antiviral pill that isn't even authorized for use yet, CNN reported.
2021-10-17
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Warning in China of twindemic of Covid combined with influenza in winter
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) China's National Health Commission has warned of a potential "twindemic" this winter and it stresses influenza prevention as flu activity in the southern provinces has increased since September with the flu season approaching and the remaining high risk of imported Covid-19 infections, Global Times reported.
2021-10-17
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
House fire kills 7 in Pakistan
Lahore, Oct 17 (IANS) Seven members of a family were killed in a fire that erupted in their house located in Muzaffargarh district of Pakistan's Punjab province on Sunday, local officials said.
2021-10-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IS says it will target Shia Muslims everywhere
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terror group has said that they will attack Shia Muslims everywhere, Khaama Press reported.
2021-10-17
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
SL to obtain $500mn loan from India to keep fuel supply continue
Colombo, Oct 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka will obtain $500 million loan facility from India amidst a warning by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC), the government's cash-strapped fuel supplier, that the supply could only be guaranteed till January 2022.
2021-10-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
4 arrested in B'desh over vandalising Hindu temple
Dhaka, Oct 17 (IANS) Four people, including an Imam, were arrested in Bangladesh's Kishoreganj district in association with the vandalisation and looting of a Hindu temple.
2021-10-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan blacklists Chinese company for forged documents
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Pakistans National Transm­ission and Despatch Company (NTDC) has blacklisted a Chinese firm and barred it from participating in all tenders process for a month, Dawn reported.
2021-10-17
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
If ISI chief is replaced Imran's govt will fall like a house of cards: Maryam Nawaz
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Maryam Nawaz, Vice President of the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), said that Prime Minister Imran Khan wanted to prolong the tenure of former ISI chief Lt-Gen Faiz Hameed because he knew that "if the DG ISI was replaced, his government falls like a house of cards", The Express Tribune reported.
2021-10-17
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Uzbek, Taliban officials hold talks on economic issues, border security
Tashkent, Oct 17 (IANS) Uzbek officials and a visiting Afghan Taliban delegation held talks on a series of issues, including economic ties and border security, the Foreign Ministry in Tashkent said.
2021-10-17
Category: International, Uzbekistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Taliban rejects Ptin's claim of IS presence in Afghanistan
Kabul, Oct 17 (IANS) The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin's claim that Islamic State (IS) terror group was present in the north of the country, saying it was "baseless", the media reported.
2021-10-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Iran, Pak agree to cooperate on marine industry
Tehran, Oct 17 (IANS) Iranian and Pakistani military commanders have agreed to cooperate in manufacturing military vessels and submarine maintenance, state media reported.
2021-10-17
Category: International, Turkey,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Protest announced against attacks on Hindu temples in B'desh
Dhaka, Oct 17 (IANS) The chief of Bangladesh's minority body has called for a day-long demonstrations on October 23 to protest the recent incidents of violence including attacks on Hindu temples. At least four persons have been killed and 70 others injured in the attacks in the last three days.
2021-10-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
New Pakistan religious body may put minorities under threat
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Pakistan government has signed an ordinance for the establishment of the Rehmatul-lil-Alameen Authority (RAA) religious body, triggering fears that it would further empower the country's influential clerics and undermine the rights of women and religious minorities, DW reported.
2021-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Iran reaches out to Russia, China for help to counter Turkey-backed Azerbaijan
New Delhi, Oct 16: Iran has advised Azerbaijan to be cautious of "devil's costly traps" and avoid making false statements which could permanently damage the relations between the two countries.
2021-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Islamic State suffers big blow as West Africa leader dies
New Delhi, Oct 16: In a big blow to radical Islam, the leader of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) Abu Musab al-Barnawi is dead, Nigerias top general has said.
2021-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Unicef official warns of worsening situation in Afghanistan
United Nations, Oct 16 (IANS) The already dire situation faced by Afghan civilians will get worse, and the humanitarian needs of children and women will increase over the coming months, a Unicef official said.
2021-10-16
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Silence of Sunni clerics on Shia killings in Afghanistan condemned
Lucknow/Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) After two Shia mosques in Afghanistan were bombed in a span of one week killing hundreds of worshippers, Shia Muslim clerics in India have slammed the silence of Sunni clerics on the targeted killings which have increased after the war-torn country was taken over by the Taliban in August.
2021-10-16
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Terrorism
IS claims responsibility for Kandahar mosque bombings (2nd Ld)
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) In a statement on its Telegram channel, the Islamic State (IS) terror group on Saturday claimed that its Khorasan branch (IS-K) carried out the twin bombings inside the Shia mosque in Kandahar, that claimed the lives of 63 people while injuring 83 others.
2021-10-16
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Kandahar mosque bombings toll reaches 47, IS claim responsibility (Ld)
Kabul, Oct 16 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terror group on Saturday claimed responsibility for the bombings inside a mosque in Afghanistan's Kandahar city, which claimed the lives of 47 persons and injured 90 others, a local official has confirmed.
2021-10-16
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
SL to restart ETA service for travellers at airport
Colombo, Oct 16 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has announced that it has decided to restart the on-arrival Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) service at its airports for fully vaccinated international travellers.
2021-10-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Death toll from Kandahar mosque bombings reaches 32
Kabul, Oct 16 (IANS) The death toll from a series of bombings inside a mosque in Afghanistan's Kandahar city has increased to 32, while 68 others were wounded, state media said.
2021-10-16
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Russia invites US for upcoming talks on Afghanistan
Moscow, Oct 16 (IANS) Russia has invited a US delegation to participate in the talks on Afghanistan slated to take place in Moscow on october 20, a top official said here.
2021-10-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
1 dead, 30 injured in attacks on B'desh temples
Dhaka, Oct 16 (IANS) One person was killed and 30 others were injured in attacks on temples in Bangladesh's Noakhali.
2021-10-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Stalin urges PM to get 23 TN fishermen held by Sri Lankan Navy freed
Chennai, Oct 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to get freed 23 fishermen from the state arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy and lodged in a jail there.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
PIA official was held at gunpoint for hours by Taliban commanders
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) suspended its flights to Kabul after what it called "heavy handed" interference by Taliban authorities, including arbitrary rule changes and intimidation of staff, The News reported.
2021-10-15
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
India should not express stance on China-Bhutan border MoU: Chinese mouthpiece
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) India has exercised long-term comprehensive control and influence on Bhutan, which has restricted the latter from developing foreign relations, said Chinese mouthpiece Global Times, blaming India.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Will Russia-led Moscow format upstage Doha talks to resolve Afghanistan's crisis?
New Delhi, Oct 15: Russia is all set to host the Taliban along with other key countries, including India, United States, Iran, Pakistan and China in a fresh diplomatic push to resolve the crisis in Afghanistan.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Terror outfits benefited during pandemic as people spent more time online
New Delhi, Oct 15: Online social media platforms have always been extensively used to spread information as well as misinformation. But the increased use of Internet and online platforms amid the Covid 19 pandemic has further helped the global terror outfits in expanding their reach as more digitally connected people spent longer hours online on social media, the weapon of choice of extremists to spread their message.
2021-10-15
Category: International, China,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Why China did not attack Taiwan
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) For more than seven decades, China and Taiwan have avoided coming to military face-offs.
2021-10-15
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Apple removes Quran app in China after request from officials
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Apple has taken down one of the world's most popular Quran apps in China after a request from Chinese officials, the BBC reported.
2021-10-15
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
More than 30 dead in Kandahar mosque blast (Ld)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) More than 30 people have died while 90 others have been injured after an explosion tore through a Shia mosque during Friday prayers in the Afghan city of Kandahar, the BBC reported.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
After Kunduz, blast hits Kandahar mosque
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Exactly a week after a suicide bombing at a mosque in Afghanistan's Kunduz city killed more than 45 people, an explosion was reported at a mosque in Kandahar on Friday, according to officials.
2021-10-15
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Taliban intimidation causing school attendance rates to remain low
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Girls in Afghanistan must be allowed to return to secondary school and continue their education, Amnesty International said on Friday as it published new testimonies from pupils and teachers documenting Taliban threats and violence.
2021-10-15
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan cricket's high-performance coach from New Zealand quits
Lahore, Oct 15 (IANS) Former New Zealand Test spinner, Grant Bradburn has decided to step down as head of Pakistan cricket's high-performance coaching to "pursue further coaching opportunities", the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Friday.
2021-10-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Turkish FM meets Taliban delegation in Ankara
Istanbul, Oct 15 (IANS) Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met a Taliban delegation in Ankara in a first-of-its kind meeting since the group took over Afghanistan in August.
2021-10-15
Category: International, Turkey,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Taliban deploys 'quick reaction' forces to border province
Kabul, Oct 15 (IANS) The Taliban-led Afghan government has deployed a 'quick reaction force' unit to Badakhshan province which shares a border with Tajikistan in order to maintain security and protect the country's frontier, the media reported.
2021-10-15
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
2 inmates in SL jail dead after consuming sanitizer
Colombo, Oct 15 (IANS) Two Iranian inmates detained at the Colombo Remand Prison in Sri Lanka died after consuming an alcohol-based sanitizer, local media reported.
2021-10-15
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Taliban welcomes Turkey's proposal for visits by FMs to Afghanistan
Kabul, Oct 15 (IANS) The Taliban government in Afghanistan has welcomed Turkey's proposal for Foreign Ministers of Islamic nations to visit Kabul "as a way to discuss the situation in the country", the media reported.
2021-10-15
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
4 dead, 16 detained in communal violence in B'desh
Dhaka, Oct 14 (IANS) A total of 16 persons have been detained in Chandpur and Chittagong in connection with the cases filed over attacks on Durga Puja 'mandaps' and police-mob clashes in Chandpur's Hajiganj upazila on Wednesday night that left four persons dead, the police confirmed to IANS on Thursday.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Don't think of yourself as a minority, Sheikh Hasina tells Hindu community
Dhaka, Oct 14 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday assured the Hindu community that they will continue to enjoy equal rights and freely celebrate their festivals as she promised strong action against those who indulged in violence and vandalism at temples and Durga Puja pandals in Comilla and elsewhere.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Issues in ISI chief's appointment to be resolved soon: Imran
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the "technical issues" in the appointment of the Director-General of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) would soon be resolved, Geo News reported.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Microsoft shutting down LinkedIn in China due to compliance requirements
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Microsoft is shutting down its business and employment-oriented online service LinkedIn in China, saying that having to comply with the Chinese state has become increasingly challenging, the BBC reported.
2021-10-14
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Strong Islamic narrative back with return of Taliban in South Asia
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) After the developments in Afghanistan following the take over of the government by the Taliban, there has been a considerable impact on various Islamic radical groups in the South Asian region with some of them seeing the return of Taliban as a reflection of victory of a staunch Islamic narrative.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
China, Bhutan sign three-step roadmap for expediting boundary negotiations
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Amid the border dispute with India, China on Thursday signed a three-step roadmap with Bhutan for expediting the boundary negotiations.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India needs to be ever vigilant to counter Pak-China nexus in Afghanistan
New Delhi, Oct 14: There are multiple developments in and around Afghanistan, following the Taliban's takeover of the country in mid-August Events in the AfPak region and beyond are unfolding at a breakneck speed. pace.
2021-10-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
PIA cites security reasons to suspend Kabul operations
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) said on Thursday that it has suspended its operations in Kabul with immediate effect citing "security reasons", the Dawn reported.
2021-10-14
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
PCB provisionally suspends Zeeshan Malik under anti-corruption code
Lahore, Oct 14 (IANS) Zeeshan Malik, the Northern batsman was on Thursday provisionally suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) under the provisions of its anti-corruption code.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Taliban to ban Pak's PIA if ticket prices not changed
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Afghanistans Civil Aviation Administration said that Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and Kam Air, a private Afghan airline, will be banned from operating flights from Kabul to Islamabad if they do not charge the same price as they did prior to the Taliban takeover.
2021-10-14
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Blast in Afghan province kills Taliban official
Kabul, Oct 14 (IANS) A Taliban official was killed and 11 others were injured in an explosion on Thursday in Afghanistan's Kunar province, a sorce said.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Thousands in Afghanistan receive assistance from UNHCR
Kabul, Oct 14 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Thursday announced that it has provided assistance to thousands of needy people across Afghanistan.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan