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Govt security forces retake district, evict militants in Afghanistan
Kabul, June 16 (IANS) The Afghan government's security forces evicted Taliban militants and took control of a key suburban district in Afghanistan's northern province of Faryab after heavy clashes, the country's Ministry of Defense confirmed on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
B'desh actress attempted rape accused, 4 others sent to police custody
Dhaka, June 15 (IANS) A Dhaka court on Tuesday sent Uttara Club Ltd's former President Nasir Uddin Mahmud and his associate Tuhin Siddique Omi to seven days police custody on a case of attempted rape and murder filed by cine star Pori Moni and a narcotics case filed by the police.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Afghan forces retakes 2 districts amid intense fighting
Kabul, June 15 (IANS) Amid an increase in the ongoing intense fighting, Afghan forces have retaken two districts in the north of the country which were overrun by the Taliban, a media report said.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pakistan's Covid tally reaches 943,027
Islamabad, June 15 (IANS) Pakistan's overall Covid-19 caseload has reached 943,027 after an additional 838 people tested positive for the virus, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said on Tuesday.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh re-elected as member of ILO governing body
Dhaka, June 15 (IANS) Bangladesh has been re-elected as a deputy member of the governing body of the International Labor Organization (ILO) from the Asia-Pacific region for the 2021-2024 term.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UN shared Rohingya data without informed consent
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has been accused of "improperly collecting and sharing personal information" from the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, which, in turn, was shared it with Myanmar to verify the refugees for possible repatriation.
2021-06-15
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights
India opens vacancies for Nepali women in Military Police
Kathmandu, June 15 (IANS) In a first, the Indian Army has opened vacancies for Nepali women in Military Police.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
4 soldiers killed in Pakistan IED blast
Islamabad, June 15 (IANS) Four soldiers of the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) were killed in an improvised explosive device explosion in Pakistan's Balochistan province, an army statement said.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Sri Lanka arrests captain of burnt cargo ship
Colombo, June 15 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Criminal Investigations Department has arrested the captain of the burnt MV X-Press Pearl container ship which caught fire on the outskirts of the Colombo Port on May 20.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Year after Galwan clash: Indian Army develops military infra, deploys around 60K troops
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) A year after the Galwan valley clash in eastern Ladakh, China is still sitting at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) while India has geared up for a long grind.
2021-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pak, India agree to share ownership of Basmati rice
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) In a rare agreement between two arch-rivals India and Pakistan, which have a history of long-time rivalry with disputes on every front from sea to land, exporters from both sides of the border have mutually agreed to share the ownership of the regions prized Basmati rice, a solution considered the most workable to reach the European markets.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pak FM slams former govt for spoiling Kulbhushan Jadhav case
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has slammed the former Pakistan Muslim League?Nawaz (PML-N) government for spoiling the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sri Lanka's Covid caseload tops 223K
Colombo, June 14 (IANS) Sri Lanka's overall Covid-19 caseload increased to 223,638 on Monday after over 2,300 new patients were detected in the last 24 hours, official figures from the Health Ministry revealed.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak SC stops demolition of Hindu dharamshala
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court has barred the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) from demolishing a Hindu dharamshala in Karachi and leasing it out to an individual.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
'US to keep pressure on IS, Al Qaeda in Afghanistan'
Kabul/Washington, June 14 (IANS) Kenneth McKenzie, Commander of the US Central Command, has said that Washington will seek to "keep pressure" on the Islamic State (IS) and Al Qaeda terror groups in Afghanistan, a media report said on Monday.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
B'desh actress sues businessman, 5 others over attempted rape, murder
Dhaka, June 14 (IANS) Top Bangladeshi film star Pori Moni has filed a case against businessman Nasiruddin Mahmud and five other individuals alleging that they attempted to rape and murder her.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal PM lays foundation stone for 1st liquid oxygen plant
Kathmandu, June 14 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has laid a foundation stone virtually for the construction of the country's first liquid oxygen plant which is expected to help substitute oxygen import from India.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
B'desh actress claims attempted rape, murder; seeks justice
Dhaka, June 14 (IANS) Top Bangladeshi film star Pori Moni has claimed in a Facebook post addressed to the country's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that she has been physically abused, adding "someone tried to kill and rape me".
2021-06-14
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
China tests its stealth bomber H-20's capabilities opposite Ladakh
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) China is conducting the final trials of Xian H-20 strategic stealth bombers at its Hotan airbase, opposite eastern Ladakh, as the US pulls out its troops from Afghanistan and the border standoff with India continues.
2021-06-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Arrested Chinese intruder a PLA-run university student'
Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) Agencies investigating Chinese national Han Junwe, arrested while illegally crossing into India, say he was a student of a Peoples Liberation Army-run university, where he studied English.
2021-06-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
8 Afghan policemen killed in insider attack
Kabul, June 13 (IANS) Eight Afghan policemen have been confirmed dead in an alleged insider attack at a police checkpoint in Lashkar Gah, the capital of the troubled Helmand province on Sunday.
2021-06-13
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Kulbhushan Yadav must be transferred to a neutral country
On June 11, in a bold move, Pakistans National Assembly managed to pass a bill that would give Kulbhushan Yadav, the Indian national and former naval officer, the right to appeal against accusations of espionage.
2021-06-13
Category: India, New Delhi,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Opinion/Commentary
Storm-triggered incidents kill 5 in Pakistan
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) Five people were killed and six others injured in separate rain and windstorm-triggered incidents in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) said.
2021-06-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India handed over 577 intruders to B'desh since 2018 (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) In a gesture of mutual cooperation and emphasis on the well-being of the border populations of both the countries, India has handed as many as 577 Bangladeshi intruders to the neighbouring country since 2018, and the numbers this year have been quite good in the first five months, with over 100 people returned to their country.
2021-06-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh educational institutions to remain shut till June 30
Dhaka, June 13 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government has further extended the ongoing closure of educational institutions until June 30 as the Covid-19 infection rate has increased substantially in parts of the country.
2021-06-13
Category: International, Bangladesh,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
7 civilians dead as blasts hit buses in Kabul
Kabul, June 13 (IANS) Seven civilians were killed and six others injured in two explosions targeting public mini-buses along a busy road in Kabul, police in the Afghan capital confirmed.
2021-06-13
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
IT expert of Bangladesh's banned militant outfit arrested
Dhaka, June 12 (IANS) A Bangladeshi returnee from Syria, who is an IT expert working for the banned militant outfit Ansar Al-Islam, was arrested in Chittagong, police said on Saturday.
2021-06-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Gunmen kill 5 civilians in Kabul
Kabul, June 12 (IANS) At least five civilians were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Kabul, police in the Afghan capital said on Saturday.
2021-06-12
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Afghan forces repel Taliban attack, 27 militants dead
Kabul, June 12 (IANS) Afghan security forces have repelled an overnight attack by Taliban on two districts in Kunduz province, killing at least 27 militants and injuring 15 others, the police confirmed on Saturday.
2021-06-12
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pak budget focuses on CPEC, employment, poverty reduction
Islamabad, June 12 (IANS) Pakistan's budget for the next fiscal year (July 2021-June 2022) focuses on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and sustainable development goals (SDGs) for economic development, creation of employment opportunities and poverty alleviation.
2021-06-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
SL further extends nationwide travel curb
Colombo, June 12 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities have announced that the ongoing nationwide travel restriction would be further extended till June 21 in order to prevent further spread of Covid-19 amid a third wave of the pandemic.
2021-06-12
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Maldives boosts anti-pandemic measures in prisons
Male, June 12 (IANS) Maldives has amped up anti-pandemic measures in jails across the island nation in an effort to prevent Covid-19 from spreading in the prison system, state media reported.
2021-06-12
Category: International, India,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Continued war, poverty force Afghan kids to work on streets
Kabul, June 12 (IANS) The continued brutal war, insurgency and extreme poverty in Afghanistan have forced countless number of children to resort to child labour and work on streets to earn livelihood for their families, instead of going to school.
2021-06-12
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
111 militants killed in 24 hrs in Afghanistan
Kabul, June 12 (IANS) At least 111 Taliban militants were killed in the last 24 hours across Afghanistan, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement.
2021-06-12
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
SL reports highest daily Covid deaths
Colombo, June 12 (IANS) Sri Lanka has reported the highest single-day Covid-19 fatalities, taking the overall death toll to 2,011, according to the Health Ministry.
2021-06-12
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Heatwave scorches Pak, cities record high temperatures
Islamabad, June 12 (IANS) Parts of Pakistan including Islamabad have witnessed an extreme heatwave, with many cities recording temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius.
2021-06-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Highly contagious Covid variants detected in SL
Colombo, June 11 (IANS) Sri Lankan health authorities announced on Friday that the two highly contagious Covid-19 variants -- B.1.1.7 and B.1.617.2 -- have been detected in the island nation.
2021-06-11
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
SL probes possible oil leak from burnt cargo ship
Colombo, June 11 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities have taken steps to investigate a possible oil leak from the sinking X-Press Pearl ship that caught fire on May 20 while anchoring 9.5 nautical miles off the Colombo harbour, local media reported Friday.
2021-06-11
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Taliban overruns another crucial Afghan district
Kabul, June 11 (IANS) Taliban militants seized control of another important district in Afghanistans northern Takhar province, officials said on Friday.
2021-06-11
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
18 killed in Pak road accident
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed and over 30 others injured when a passenger bus overturned in Pakistan's Balochistan province, local media reported on Friday.
2021-06-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pak economy grows 3.94% with V-shaped recovery
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Pakistan's V-shaped economic recovery on the back of broad-based growth across all sectors has enabled it to witness a 3.94 per cent growth during the first nine months of FY21 (July 2020-March 2021).
2021-06-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Afghan, Pak Islamic scholars sign peace declaration in Mecca
Riyadh, June 11 (IANS) Top Islamic scholars from Pakistan and Afghanistan have signed the Declaration of Peace in Afghanistan in the Saudi city of Mecca, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
2021-06-11
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh names new head of armed forces
Dhaka, June 11 (IANS) The Bangladesh Defence Ministry has named SM Shafiuddin Ahmed as the new Chief of Army Staff.
2021-06-11
Category: International, Bangladesh,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Thinking General' Shafiuddin to be new Bangladesh Army chief
Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) Lt Gen S.M. Shafiuddin, seen as a "thinking cerebral" officer in the force, has been appointed the next chief of the Bangladesh Army.
2021-06-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
SL aims to vaccinate entire population by early 2022
Colombo, June 10 (IANS) Sri Lanka is working to vaccinate its entire population against Covid-19 by early 2022,, Army Commander Gen. Shavendra Silva said.
2021-06-10
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh ACC to question 50 Hefazat leaders on graft charges
Dhaka, June 9 (IANS) The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Bangladesh will question 50 leaders of radical outfit Hefazat-e-Islam, including its top leaders Junaid Babunagari and Mamunul Haque on charges of embezzlement of funds and corruption.
2021-06-09
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal's new Foreign Minister seeks India's support for Covid vaccines
Kathmandu, June 9 (IANS) Nepal's new Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, Raghubir Mahaseth on Wednesday sought India's support for Covid vaccines.
2021-06-09
Category: International, Nepal,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
US Senate passes bill to counter China's policy on reincarnation
Dharamsala, June 9 (IANS) To counter the growing threat of China and to protect the religious freedom of Buddhists on Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's reincarnation, the US Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill with a sweeping 68-32 verdict.
2021-06-09
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
US mounts pressure on Pak for access to military bases after Afghan withdrawal
Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) As the US gears up to end its longest fought war in Afghanistan and withdraw its troops from the country, the Joe Biden administration is in deliberations with Pakistan to provide the US access to its airspace and a drone base, which would be used to keep an eye on the situation in Afghanistan after the troops withdrawal and also to make sure that it does turn into a terrorist base again.
2021-06-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Two cops guarding polio vaccine workers killed in Pakistan
Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) Gunmen shot dead two policemen guarding a team of polio vaccine workers in north-western Pakistan on Wednesday, police said, in the latest apparent attack on the campaign to eradicate the disease.
2021-06-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security