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Nawaz Sharif's meeting with Afghan NSA in London creates uproar in Pakistan
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) Pakistan's mainstream major political party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), leader and ousted Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif's recent meeting with Afghan National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib in London has evoked a political storm back home.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Taliban using Pakistani madrasas to recruit fighters
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Afghanistan is now squarely blaming Pakistan for supporting the Taliban insurgency with the topmost officials attacking Pakistan's links with terror in quick succession.
2021-07-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Afghan forces kill 81 militants in Balkh province
Kabul, July 25 (IANS) A total of 81 militants were confirmed dead as the Afghan forces, backed by helicopters and fighter planes, launched airstrikes in the northern Balkh province, an army statement released here on Sunday said.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Afghan civilian casualties drastically down last week
Kabul, July 25 (IANS) A media report has revealed that there were 117 Afghan civilian casualties in the past seven days, a drastic difference from the 433 fatalities reported the previous week amid US airstrikes on the Taliban and international calls for a reduction in violence in the war-torn country.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Afghanistan imposes night-time curfew in 31 provinces (Ld)
Kabul, July 25 (IANS) The Afghan government announced that it has imposed a night-time curfew in 31 provinces except Kabul, Panjshir and Nangarhar, in the wake of unabated Taliban attacks across the war-torn country.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Pak bans non-vaccinated persons from domestic air travel
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) The Pakistan government has banned people, over the age of 18, who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 from domestic air travel, the media reported on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan records 2,819 new Covid cases
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) A total of 2,819 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours in Pakistan, raising the country's total infection tally to 1,004,694, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Oxygen Express to supply LMO to Bangladesh for first time
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) An Oxygen Express train of the Indian Railways will supply 200 metric tonnes (MT) of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to Bangladesh in 10 containers, the Ministry of Railways said on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
15 B'desh-bound Myanmar Rohingyas held in Assam
Silchar (Assam), July 24 (IANS) A total of 15 Myanmar Rohingyas, including three women and six children, were arrested in southern Assam on Saturday when they were going to Tripura from Uttar Pradesh by train, officials said.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Pak diplomats sweat & look down when they present Talibs to outside world: Af VP
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Afghanistans Vice President Amrullah Saleh has hit out at Pakistan for supporting the Taliban, stating that an alliance of Taliban, LeT, Al-Qaeda and madrasa volunteers use the ISI trail to infiltrate.
2021-07-24
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Quetta is base for insurgency: French Ambassador to Kabul
Kabul/New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The French Ambassador to Kabul, David Martinon, has said that the base for insurgency is in Quetta, adding that Afghan leaders and people should show unity against any foreign interferences.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Al-Qaeda operates under Taliban protection: UN report
Kabul, July 24 (IANS) The United Nations has warned in a new report that the threat from terror groups such as Daesh and Al-Qaeda is expanding in many places in Afghanistan.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
33 Taliban militants killed in Afghan airstrikes
Kabul, July 24 (IANS) Thirty-three Taliban militants were killed and 17 others injured in strikes conducted by the Afghan Air Force (AAF) in two provinces, the Defence Ministry confirmed on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Taliban slams US airstrikes as breach of Doha deal
New Delhi/Kabul, July 24 (IANS) The Taliban on Saturday slammed the US airstrikes in the Afghan provinces of Kandahar and Helmand, as a violation of the Doha agreement.
2021-07-24
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Banknote used to threaten Afghan envoy's daughter in Islamabad
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A 50 Pakistani Rupees banknote that mentioned threatening remarks to the Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan, Najibullah Alikhel, was found with his daughter after she returned home in Islamabad following her abduction, a media report said.
2021-07-24
Category: International, India,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Biden reaffirms support for Afghanistan
Washington, July 24 (IANS) During a phone call with his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani, US President Joe Biden reaffirmed Washington's support for Kabul as fighting has escalated in the war-torn country since the withdrawal of American forces began in May.
2021-07-24
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bangladesh enters most severe lockdown
Dhaka, July 24 (IANS) Bangladesh has entered its most severe nationwide lockdown to curb the rampant spread of Covid-19.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
3 Afghan districts change hands in 24 hrs
Kabul, July 24 (IANS) The escalating fighting and ambiguity over the future of Afghanistan have triggered concerns among the civilians as both the government forces and the Taliban have been fighting to gain more grounds with three districts having changed hands over the past 24 hours.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
B'deshi folk music legend Fakir Alamgir dies due to Covid
Dhaka, July 24 (IANS) Bangladeshi folk music legend Fakir Alamgir passed away due to Covid-19 at a hospital here. He was 71, his family has confirmed.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Relief for thousands of Indian students as Dubai chosen as NEET venue
Dubai (IANS), July 23 (IANS) In a major relief to thousands of students in Indian curriculum schools in the United Arab Emirates, and their parents, the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), the qualifying test for entry into medical colleges across India, will now be held in Dubai for the first time.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Diaspora,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
US Secy of State Blinken to visit India to highlight 'shared priorities'
New York, July 23 (IANS) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is to visit India next week to strengthen cooperation and highlight shared interests, his spokesperson Ned Price announced on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Yesterday Tibet! Today India! Tomorrow Ceylon? (Opinion)
The relationship between the Chinese and Tamil people date back to the Han dynasty in the second century BC. There had been cultural and trade relationships between the two peoples since then.
2021-07-23
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Support for Afghan Taliban increasing in Pakistan
Kabul/New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) As the battle wages in Afghanistan between the Taliban and the Afghan forces, there is increasing support for the Taliban in the tribal areas of Pakistan.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Indian Navy to be part of 325th Russian Navy Day celebrations
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Indian Navy will participate in the 325th Navy Day celebrations of the Russian Navy and carry out maritime exercises with them to enhance military ties.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Israel to examine tighter controls on export of spywares like Pegasus
London, July 23 (IANS) An Israeli commission reviewing allegations that NSO Group's Pegasus spyware was misused by its customers to target journalists and human rights activists would examine whether rules for Israel's export of cyberweapons such as Pegasus should be tightened, a senior MP said, The Guardian reported.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Exiled Tibetans ask China to resume dialogue
Dharamsala, July 23 (IANS) A day after the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the Tibet Autonomous Region, the democratically elected Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on Friday asked him to resume dialogue between Tibetan representatives and the Chinese government.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Afghan forces recapture district in Herat
Kabul, July 23 (IANS) Afghan security forces launched a counter-offensive and recaptured Karukh district in Herat province on Friday, killing 15 Taliban militants.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
15 killed, 26 injured in Pak rain-related incidents
Islamabad, July 23 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and 26 others injured in separate rain-related incidents during the recent spell of heavy rain in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, according to disaster management authorities.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
US launches airstrikes to support Afghan forces: Pentagon
Washington, July 23 (IANS) The US military in the past few days conducted airstrikes in Afghanistan to support the war-torn country's security forces, the Pentagon said.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
India, China to soon hold military talks to resolve border issues
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) India and China will soon hold the 12th round of Corps Commander level talks at Chushul to iron out the agreement for the next phase of disengagement in Eastern Ladakh.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Closure of Indo-B'desh borders due to Covid devastates villagers
New Delhi, July 22: The closure of borders along India and Bangladesh due to the Covid 19 pandemic has led to erosion of incomes for hundreds of villagers living in that region. Though it failed to grab the attention of the mainstream media, authorities said that the scope of "border haats" -- local micro markets typically selling low value goods -- must be expanded at the earliest.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Indian, UK navies hold 2-day maritime drill in Bay of Bengal
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Indian Navy and the Royal Navy of United Kingdom carried out a two-day maritime drill in the Bay of Bengal starting Wednesday to augment interoperability and adaptability in the ever-changing security scenarios.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Chinese men start arming themselves at CPEC project sites in Pak
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) With the Taliban beginning to wield its influence in Pakistan, Chinese workers have started arming in order to protect themselves while carrying out maintenance works at various China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects in Pakistan, intelligence agencies stated.
2021-07-22
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Dalai Lama's close aides in Pegasus project data
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The phone numbers of a top ring of advisers around the Dalai Lama are believed to have been selected as those of 'people of interest' by the government clients of Israeli surveillance company NSO Group.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pakistan's Covid positivity rate rises to 6.3%
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) The Covid-19 positivity rate in Pakistan has increased to 6.3 per cent, with the detection of 2,158 new cases in the past 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Center said on Thursday.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Amid Afghan uncertainties, India must weed out terror financing
New Delhi, July 22: As uncertainties rise in Afghanistan with the Taliban making rapid inroads, India will have to be watchful over terror money flowing into the country. The landscape for terror financing has altered in the last one year due to the Covid 19 pandemic and authorities need to be adequately prepared, sources said.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Ireland,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Taliban has gained strategic momentum: Top US Gen (Ld)
Washington/New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Taliban now controls a total of 212, or roughly half of Afghanistan's 419 district centres, a top US General said, adding that the insurgents appear to have gained "strategic momentum" since the withdrawal of American troops.
2021-07-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Taliban now control about half of Afghan district centres: US Gen
Washington, July 22 (IANS) The Taliban militant group now controls a total of 212, or roughly half of Afghanistan's 419 district centres, a top US General said.
2021-07-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
4 killed, 17 missing after 3 boats sink in reservoir in Pak
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) At least four people died and 17 others went missing on Wednesday after three boats sunk in a reservoir in Bajaur district of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, local media reported.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Former Pak diplomat's daughter beheaded over breakup in Islamabad
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) A former Pakistani diplomat's daughter was beheaded over a breakup in Islamabad.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
One week in office, Nepal PM fails to expand his Cabinet
Kathmandu, July 21 (IANS) One week after he was sworn-in as the Prime Minister of Nepal, Sher Bahadur Deuba, whos also the President of Nepali Congress, has failed to give full shape to his Cabinet.
2021-07-21
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Indians to benefit from Canada's family reunification programme
Toronto, July 21 (IANS) A record number of 40,000 immigrant families will be allowed to sponsor their parents and grandparents to bring them to Canada in 2021.
2021-07-21
Category: International, Canada,National,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Suspected' Afghan national with Aadhaar brought to Kochi
Kochi, July 21 (IANS) A 23-year-old suspected Afghan national, who was taken into custody by the Ernakulam South police from Kolkata, has been brought to the Kerala city here, said the police.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan's economic situation changing now: Imran
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that without the spirit of sacrifice, a nation could not aspire to achieve development as the very human essence had a global significance, adding the economic situation with which the country was confronted, had been changing now.
2021-07-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pak Prez signs bills protecting women, senior citizens' rights
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) Pakistan President Arif Alvi has signed two important bills including the one which ensures women's property rights and protects them from harassment, coercion, force or fraud, the media reported citing officials.
2021-07-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pegasus Leaks: Imran Khan selected as person of interest by India in 2019, says Report
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Imran Khan, Pakistan Prime Minister was selected as a person of interest by India in 2019, the leaked Pegasus database shows, as per The Guardian.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SL Muslim women allowed to get married under regular law
Colombo, July 21 (IANS) Breaking the archaic 1951 law, the Sri Lanka Cabinet has allowed Muslim women to get married under ordinary law - the Marriage Registration Ordinance in Sri Lanka,.
2021-07-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal creates short-term jobs for tourism workers amid Covid
Kathmandu, July 21 (IANS) With a large number of workers in the tourism industry rendered unemployed amid the devastating Covid-19 pandemic, the Nepal Tourism Board is implementing a programme to provide temporary employment to those who have lost their jobs.
2021-07-21
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Rockets land near Afghan prez palace during Eid prayers (2nd Ld)
Kabul, July 20 (IANS) Three rockets landed near the Afghan Presidential Palace, also known as the Arg, on Tuesday during an Eid prayer session attended by President Ashraf Ghani and other senior politicians and officials.
2021-07-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SL health experts warn of further spread of Delta variant
Colombo, July 20 (IANS) Sr Lankan health experts have warned that the Delta variant, which was detected in the country recently, may cause havoc in the weeks ahead, local media reported.
2021-07-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan