Bomb scare on Mumbai-Singapore flight, F-16s scrambled(23:46) Mumbai/Singapore, March 26 (IANS) Singapore Airlines' Mumbai-Singapore flight landed safely at the Changi Airport on Tuesday, with two F-16s of the Singapore Air Force escorting it, after a call warning that there was a bomb on board.
Bangladesh celebrates 49th Independence Day(22:30) Dhaka, March 26 (IANS) Bangladesh on Tuesday celebrated the 49th Independence Day amid tight security. The day was celebrated with parades and paying of respects at Jatiyo Smriti Soudho, national memorial at Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, the Xinhua news agency reported.
92,600 Afghan refugees return home in 2019: UN(17:12) Kabul, March 26 (IANS) Over 92,600 Afghan refugees have returned from neighbouring countries Pakistan and Iran since January this year, the UN's International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka to launch Smart City concept(16:14) Colombo, March 26 (IANS) A Sri Lankan telecom official said on Tuesday that plans were underway to transform Polonnaruwa district into the country's first "Smart City" following several projects launched to upgrade education, health and transportation.
EU's Mogherini makes surprise visit to Afghanistan(13:24) Kabul, March 26 (IANS) Federica Mogherini, the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs who arrived here on Tuesday on a surprise visit, reaffirmed the bloc's support for the Afghanistan peace process.
Don't need job to help world: Indian student at UNHRC(18:16) Geneva, March 25 (IANS) Indian student Wonder Nayal, who spoke at the UN Human Rights Council here last week on the Sri Lankan Civil War and the time given to the island government to investigate war crimes during it, feels that one shouldn't wait for a title or an occupation to initiate change.
Bangladesh to temporarily shut coaching centres(16:32) Dhaka, March 25 (IANS) Bangladesh Education Minister Dipu Moni on Monday announced that the government will temporarily shut coaching centres from April ahead of the Higher Secondary Education (HSC) exams to prevent question paper leaks.
Rohingya response plan receives only 14% fund: UN(16:12) Dhaka, March 25 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency said here on Monday only 14 per cent of the $920 million needed has been pledged so far in response to its new plan to support 900,000 Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh.
China welcomes Modi, Khan exchanging greetings(15:08) By Gaurav Sharma Beijing, March 25 (IANS) China on Monday welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan exchanging greetings amid heightened tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.
Nepal students confused by national exam questions(14:48) Kathmandu, March 25 (IANS) Thousands of students appearing in Nepal's Secondary Education Examination (SEE) were confused when they found the question paper for English full of errors, the media reported on Monday.
Christian Louboutin reinvents Peshawari chappals(10:52) Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Luxury French shoemaker, Christian Louboutin, has reinvented the famous Peshawari chappals and has named his latest creation the "Imran sandals", the media reported.
90 Taliban fighters killed in Afghanistan: Police(19:30) Kabul, March 24 (IANS) More than 100 people, including 13 civilians, have been killed as government forces and Taliban fighters intensified operations over control of Talawka area in Afghanistan's Kunduz city, police said on Sunday.
India seeks details on Hindu girls' abduction (Lead)(14:44) New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday sought details from the Indian High Commission in Islamabad following reports of abduction, forced conversion and underage marriages of two Pakistani Hindu girls in Sindh province.
Pentagon identifies soldiers killed in Afghanistan(10:46) Washington, March 24 (IANS) The Pentagon has identified two soldiers who were killed last week in Afghanistan's Kunduz province as a result of what it said were wounds sustained while engaged in combat.
Melting Everest glaciers throw up climbers' bodies(18:32) Kathmandu, March 23 (IANS) With the melting of glaciers and snow due to high temperatures, Mount Everest expedition operators are finding more and more bodies of climbers on and around the world's highest peak.
Mayawati calls Modi greeting Pakistan PM cheating(16:36) Lucknow, March 23 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi's greeting to his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan on the occasion of their National Day as "cheating" and accused him of double speak for votes.
Hindus in Bangladesh celebrate Holi festival(22:42) Dhaka, March 22 (IANS) Holi, the Hindu spring festival also known as the "festival of colours", was celebrated on Friday for the second consecutive day by the Hindu community in the Bangladesh capital with traditional and religious fervour.