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Bangladesh to resume domestic flights on June 1
Dhaka, May 29 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has allowed domestic flights to resume in a reduced capacity from June 1 after grounding them for more than two months in a measure to stop the spread of coronavirus, it was reported.
2020-05-29
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Two Radio Pakistan staffers die of COVID-19
Islamabad, May 29 (IANS) Two Radio Pakistan staffers died from the novel coronavirus, it was reported.
2020-05-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
No immediate plan to go for stricter lockdown: Pak govt
Islamabad, May 29 (IANS) The Pakistan government has said that it has no immediate plan to go for a stricter lockdown, despite thousands of new COVID-19 cases, as well as deaths, it was reported on Friday.
2020-05-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal govt targets 7% growth next fiscal year
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) The Nepal government has targeted the economic growth of 7 per cent in the next fiscal year 2020-21 despite the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy.
2020-05-29
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
7 Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attack
Kabul, May 28 (IANS) At least seven policemen were killed and three others injured in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan's Farah province, the first major incident after a three-day ceasefire ended, authorities confirmed on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Airbus team scour Karachi crash site
Karachi, May 28 (IANS) Airbus experts continued to examine and collect evidence about the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash on May 22 at a residential area in the port city that killed 97 people, it was reported on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Guterres urges avoiding actions raising tension on India-China border
United Nations, May 27 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is watching the rising border tensions between India and China and has urged both countries not to do anything to heighten it.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Trump offers to mediate between India, China
New York, May 27 (IANS) Despite his tensions with Beijing, US President Donald Trump has offered to "mediate or arbitrate" the border dispute between India and China as the situation heated up with threats from both Beijing and Islamabad.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Four labourers dead, 15 missing as boat sinks in Bangladesh
Dhaka, May 27 (IANS) At least four labourers were dead and 15 remained missing after a boat capsized in the river of Jamuna in Bangladesh's Sirajganj district, a senior police official said on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Afghan govt releases another 900 Taliban inmates (Ld)
Kabul, May 26 (IANS) The Afghan government on Tuesday released another batch of 900 Taliban inmates in the latest move to further advance the intra-Afghan peace talks with the militant group, a spokesperson for the Office of the National Security Council confirmed.
2020-05-26
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Afghans want ceasefire to continue beyond Eid
Kabul, May 26 (IANS) The announcement of the three-day Eid ceasefire by the Taliban has raised hopes among Afghans who have said that it should continue in order to begin the intra-Afghan negotiations and move the peace process forward.
2020-05-26
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Airbus team reaches Karachi to probe PIA plane crash
Karachi, May 26 (IANS) An 11-member Airbus team reached Karachi on Tuesday to investigate the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash on May 22 at a residential area in the port city that killed 97 people.
2020-05-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Another Pak govt official tests COVID-19 positive
Islamabad, May 26 (IANS) Kazim Niaz, Chief Secretary of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, has tested positive for COVID-19 and subsequently gone into quarantine, joining a list of government official infected with the virus, it was reported.
2020-05-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Pak may reimpose lockdown after Eid if violations continue'
Islamabad, May 26 (IANS) "Strict lockdowns" could be reimposed across Pakistan after the Eid holiday if citizens did not follow the government mandated standard operating procedures (SOPs) against the COVID-19 spread, a top official said.
2020-05-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Outraged China asks India to refrain from supporting Taiwan (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi/Beijing, May 23 (IANS) Outraged by the subtle support that the ruling BJP extended to the democratically elected government of Taiwan, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regime has asked India to "refrain from such acts."
2020-05-23
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak crash survivor has India connection
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) 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 Kamal Amrohi of "Pakeezah" fame.
2020-05-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Afghan govt criticized for absence of women in political roles
Kabul, May 23 (IANS) 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 about the future of the country, the media reported.
2020-05-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Talks on Afghan migrants' drowning issue end without results
Kabul, May 23 (IANS) Talks between border commissioners of Afghanistan and Iran concerning last month's alleged drowning of Afghan migrants by the Iranian border police ended without results, Kabul's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
2020-05-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
PIA plane crashes minutes before landing in Karachi, 60 dead (Intro Roundup)
Islamabad/Karachi, May 22 (IANS) 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.
2020-05-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pak COVID-19 cases tally over 50,000
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) 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.
2020-05-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan's Punjab govt decides to reopen shrines
Lahore, May 21 (IANS) The government of Pakistan's Punjab province has decided to reopen shrines for visitors after easing the lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was reported on Thursday.
2020-05-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan's NAB to offer hi-tea to prisoners on Eid
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will give a 'relief to its prisoners by offering hi-tea on the occasion of Eid, a media report said on Thursday.
2020-05-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
COVID-19 kills 3 Pak journos, infects 156
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) The novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of three mediapersons in Pakistan and infected 156 others, according to a report released by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ).
2020-05-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh to begin evacuations as cyclone approaches
Dhaka, May 19 (IANS) The Bangladesh government will begin evacuating people from the country's coastal regions to safety on Tuesday as Cyclone Amphan approaches with growing intensity, according to Disaster Management and Relief Secretary Shah Kamal.
2020-05-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
2 sentenced to death in Pak shrine suicide blast case
Islamabad, May 19 (IANS) A Pakistan anti-terrorism court has sentenced two men, said to be associated with the Islamic State (IS) terror group, to death in a case pertaining to the 2017 suicide blast at a shrine in Sindh province that killed around 70 people.
2020-05-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Terrorism
Pak clerics announce resumption of congregational prayers at mosques
Islamabad, May 19 (IANS) Prominent Pakistani clerics have announced resumption of five-time congregational prayers at mosques across the country, saying that uncertainty about the end of the COVID-19 pandemic could not stop people from activities of daily life and regular business.
2020-05-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Kathmandu restricts entry, thousands of Nepalese labourers stranded at Indo-Nepal border (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Thousands of migrant Nepalese workers, wanting to return to their homes in Nepal, are stranded at various checkposts on the Indo-Nepal border. At one of the busiest posts in Rupaidiha in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich, bordering Nepalganj, a trading city of Nepal, around a thousand Nepalese workers have been prevented from entering into Nepal following instructions of Nepalese Home Department.
2020-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Amphan' might cross B'desh between Tuesday-Wednesday
Dhaka, May 18 (IANS) The severe cyclonic storm 'Amphan' may cross Bangladesh coast between late Tuesday night and Wednesday evening, the country's Met Department said on Monday.
2020-05-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
12 insurgents handed over by Myanmar test corona negative in Manipur
Imphal/Guwahati, May 17 (IANS) Twelve of the 22 insurgents handed over by Myanmar to India on Friday tested negative for coronavirus in Manipur on Sunday, officials said.
2020-05-17
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
B'desh raises storm alert as cyclone nears
Dhaka, May 17 (IANS) Bangladesh on Sunday raised the storm alert to local cautionary signal No. 4, as cyclone Amphan moved further to the country's north-west.
2020-05-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pak doctor on H1-B visa in US indicted for supporting IS
New Delhi/Washington, May 17 (IANS) A US federal court has indicted a Pakistani doctor on H1-B visa for his support to the Islamic State (IS) and attempting to carry out a terror plot, raising serious questions about the vetting process in the country's immigration system.
2020-05-17
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Pakistan's confirmed COVID-19 cases top 40,000
Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan has risen to 40,151 with 873 deaths, according to the country's Health Ministry on Sunday.
2020-05-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Taliban killed 120 civilians since past 3 weeks'
Kabul, May 17 (IANS) Over 120 Afghan civilians were killed and 350 others injured in Taliban attacks over the past three weeks, said a spokesman for the Office of National Security Council (ONSC).
2020-05-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Ghani defends new aggressive military policy
Kabul, May 16 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has defended his aggressive military strategy against insurgents, adding that his administration will never oppose efforts for peace and reconciliation but the armed forces had the right to defend the nation against threats.
2020-05-16
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Doesn't take religious belief to feel agony of Kashmiris: Afridi
Lahore, May 16 (IANS) Once again, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has raised the Kashmir issue, saying it "does not take a religious belief to feel the agony of Kashmiris...just a right heart at the right place.
2020-05-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Myanmar hands over 22 NE insurgents to India
Imphal/Guwahati, May 15 (IANS) In a significant diplomatic gesture, Myanmar on Friday handed over 22 insurgents belonging to six northeast outfits to India, officials said. According to security officials, these militants include self-styled home secretary of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit faction) Rajen Daimary.
2020-05-15
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
IS conducted 2 deadly attacks in Afghanistan: Khalilzad
Washington, May 15 (IANS) US Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad said that the Islamic State (IS) terror group had conducted two deadly attacks in Afghanistan earlier this week, which killed more than 50 civilians.
2020-05-15
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Restrictions on B'desh public transport, travels until May 30
Dhaka, May 15 (IANS) Strict restrictions will remain on public transports and inter-district travels across Bangladesh until May 30 during the extended shutdown, the government has said.
2020-05-15
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India demands accountability of sponsors of terror in Afghanistan
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India has called the terror attacks against innocent civilians, including women and children in Afghanistan "crimes against humanity" and sought accountability of the perpetrators and sponsors terrorism.
2020-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Explosion reported near Kabul hospital
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) An explosion was reported near a hospital in Kabul on Tuesday, officials said.
2020-05-12
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Afghan govt says 610 soldiers missing from Taliban custody
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) The Afghan government has alleged that at least 610 members of its security forces detained by the Taliban, who were supposed to be in the rebels' prisons, were missing.
2020-05-12
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
4 explosions rock Kabul
Kabul, May 11 (IANS) Four explosions rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Monday, security officials said, adding that there were no immediate reports of any casualties.
2020-05-11
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
3,000 Afghans return home as Pakistan opens border
Islamabad, May 10 (IANS) Pakistan has opened its border with Afghanistan at Chaman to allow return of Afghans to their country.
2020-05-10
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
SL govt aims at total relaxation of curfew by June
Colombo, May 9 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government aims at total relaxation of the curfew restrictions imposed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic by June, a Minister said.
2020-05-09
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SL Prez optimistic over re-building COVID-19 affected economy
Colombo, May 8 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has express optimism that the economy adversely affected by the COVID?19 pandemic could be re-built on a solid basis, the President's Media Division (PMD) said.
2020-05-08
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pompeo calls for probe into deaths of Afghan migrants
Washington/Kabul, May 8 (IANS) US Secrtary of State Mike Pompeo has called on the Afghan government to open a "full investigation" into reports that said Afghan migrants were "abused, tortured and drowned" by Iranian border guards to prevent their illegal entry into the country, a media report said.
2020-05-08
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal extends nationwide lockdown till May 18
Kathmandu, May 7 (IANS) The Nepal government has decided to extend the ongoing nationwide lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, until May 18, while the suspension of domestic and international flights will continue till May 31.
2020-05-07
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bangladesh lifts curbs on mosque prayers as lockdown eases
Dhaka, May 7 (IANS) Bangladesh will allow Muslim worshippers to attend prayer congregations in mosques from Thursday onwards as the government continues to ease the lockdown restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-05-07
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
B'desh shopping malls to reopen ahead of Eid
Dhaka, May 5 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has allowed shopping malls to reopen from May 10 amid the COVID-19 pandemic and also laid down a series of conditions for the businesses to operate ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.
2020-05-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Progress reported in Afghan political negotiations
Kabul, May 5 (IANS) The Afghan Presidential Palace has reported progress in ending the dispute between President Ashraf Ghani and his mainpolitical opponent Abdullah Abdullah, who has also announced a development in the process and vowed a soon-to-come political agreement.
2020-05-05
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics