New Indian envoy arrives in Kathmandu (Lead) (20:32)
By Anil Giri IANS Photo Service
Kathmandu, March 25 (IANS) India's new Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri arrived here on Saturday to begin his tenure in the key posting, that will see him help foster close ties between the two neighbours.

Myanmar rejects UN-backed probe into Rohingya abuses (20:20)
Nay Pyi Taw, March 25 (IANS) The Myanmar government has rejected a UN mission to investigate the alleged persecution of the Muslim minority Rohingya group in Rakhine state, according to an official statement on Saturday.

Pakistan allows Gen Sharif to head Saudi-led military alliance (20:20) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Saturday said that Pakistan government has formally permitted ex-army chief Gen Raheel Sharif to head the Saudi Arabia-led military alliance to fight militancy.

Coast Guard seizes Pakistani fishing boat off Gujarat coast (19:44)
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has seized a Pakistani fishing boat with a crew of nine in Indian waters off the Gujarat coast, an official statement said on Saturday.

Pakistan to observe 10th Earth Hour (16:24)
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Pakistan along with more than 170 countries will observe the 10th Earth Hour 2017 between 8.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. on Saturday, and participate in the World Wildlife Funds (WWF) effort to show global commitment to the planet.

Nepal to enhance cooperation with China (15:34) IANS Photo Service
Kathmandu, March 25 (IANS) Nepal and China have pledged to further develop their ties as Kathmandu expressed its willingness to join China's Belt and Road initiative.

Nepal requests India for more electricity (15:18) IANS Photo Service
Kathmandu, March 25 (IANS) Nepal has requested India to provide additional power through two newly-built transmission lines.

New Indian envoy arrives in Kathmandu (13:52) IANS Photo Service
Kathmandu, March 25 (IANS) , Newly appointed Indian ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri arrived here on Saturday.

Russia denies supplying Taliban after NATO claim (13:36)
Moscow, March 25 (IANS) Russia has denied a top NATO general's allegation that Moscow is secretly supplying the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Notice to Pakistani channel over remarks against PM (10:08) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued a show cause notice to ARY News channel over comments on a statement by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Outgoing UN peacekeeping head praises Indian, South Asian troops (With Images) (09:06)
By Arul Louis
United Nations, March 25 (IANS) The outgoing head of peacekeeping operations, Herve Ladsous, has praised the quality of troops from India and other South Asian nations and the sacrifices they made in the UN missions.

Suicide bomber killed near Dhaka airport (20:48) IANS Photo Service
Dhaka, March 24 (IANS) A suicide bomber was killed in a blast in front of a police box near Dhaka airport on Friday.

Taliban denies holding Afghan peace talks with Pakistan (18:18)
Islamabad, March 24 (IANS) The Taliban group on Friday denied reports that its representatives visited Islamabad to discuss the prospect of holding peace talks with Kabul.

Police raids militant hideout in Bangladesh (17:42) IANS Photo Service
Dhaka, March 24 (IANS) Bangladesh police on Friday cordoned off a building in the country's Sylhet city, suspecting presence of militants.

Pakistan probes 'theft' of priceless art pieces from PNCA (17:26)
Islamabad, March 24 (IANS) The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday initiated an inquiry into the disappearance and theft of priceless artwork and preciouspaintings from the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) here.

US rejects Russian invite to Afghan peace conference (10:00)
Washington, March 24 (IANS) The US will not attend a peace conference on Afghanistan organised by Russia on April 14 in Moscow, according to US State Department sources.

Bangladesh to join India's South Asia Satellite initiative (21:52)
Dhaka, March 23 (IANS) Bangladesh has signed an agreement with India to formally join New Delhi's 'South Asia Satellite' initiative, through which the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch a communication satellite for serving the South Asia region.

Keen to settle disputes through dialogue: Pakistan (17:48) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Pakistan is keen to settle through dialogue all the issues with India, including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, Islamabad's High Commissioner Abdul Basit said on Thursday.

16 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy (16:46)
Colombo, March 23 (IANS) At least 16 Indian fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy for poaching in the country's waters.

Chinese Defence Minister arrives in Nepal (16:46)
Kathmandu, March 23 (IANS) Chinese Defence Minister General Chang Wanquan arrived here on Thursday on a three-day official visit.

Chinese contingent participates in Pakistan Day parade (12:28)
Islamabad, March 23 (IANS) A contingent of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) took part in a grand military parade here on Thursday to mark Pakistan's Republic Day.

Nine Afghan policemen killed (12:00)
Kabul, March 23 (IANS) Nine police personnel were killed on Thursday in an attack in Afghanistan's Kunduz province, a security official said.

Pakistani President offers dialogue to India (11:58) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, March 23 (IANS) Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday offered a dialogue with India to peacefully resolve the Kashmir dispute.

Sikhism to be included in census forms: Pakistan court (20:30)
Islamabad, March 22 (IANS) The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday directed the provincial statistics department to include the Sikh community in the national census form prepared for the ongoing headcount.

Prachanda to meet Xi on China visit (19:16) IANS Photo Service
Kathmandu, March 22 (IANS) Nepal's Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' will leave here for China on Thursday to attend the Boao Asia Forum in China's Hainan province during which he will also meet Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday.

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