Take all sections onboard before polls, Indian envoy urges Nepal (20:13)
By Anil Giri
Kathmandu, Feb 24 (IANS) Outgoing Indian Ambassador Ranjit Rae on Friday urged the Nepal government to take all the parties into confidence before going for polls.
India, Bangladesh ink MoU for development of Sylhet city (18:19)
Dhaka, Feb 24 (IANS) India and Bangladesh on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the sustainable development of Sylhet city with financial aid from India.
Pakistan blast that killed 10 probably a gas leak: Minister (18:11)
Lahore, Feb 24 (IANS) The blast that killed 10 persons at a shopping centre in Lahore on Thursday was most probably an accident caused by a "gas leak" and not a bomb, as initially believed, Pakistan officials said on Friday.
Pope meets families of Dhaka attack victims (14:57)
Vatican City, Feb 24 (IANS) Pope Francis met the families of the nine Italians killed in last year's terrorist attack at a cafe in the Bangladesh capital, a media report said.
India, Pakistan should maintain friendly ties: Nawaz Sharif (13:01)
Ankara, Feb 24 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said Islamabad and New Delhi should maintain friendly and good relations, media reported on Friday.
Two IS militants killed in Pakistan (11:39)
Karachi, Feb 24 (IANS) The police in Pakistan have killed two suspected Islamic State (IS) militants in a raid early on Friday here, media reported.
Scores of Bangladeshis among hundreds rescued in Mediterranean (22:46)
Trapani (Italy), Feb 23 (IANS/AKI) A group of 75 Bangladeshis were among 394 people due to reach the Sicilian port of Trapani after their rescue off the Libyan coast, the SOS Mediterranee charity said on Thursday.
Jaishankar in Dhaka, meets Sheikh Hasina (22:10)
Dhaka/New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Thursday called on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and discussed preparatory aspects of her proposed visit to India this year.
Afghanistan wants reopening of border with Pakistan (22:02)
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Afghan Ambassador Omar Zakhilwal on Thursday called for reopening of the border that Pakistan closed a week ago due to a series of terrorist attacks that killed over 100 people in Pakistan.
Pakistan Army prepared to combat 'threat from east': Gen Bajwa (21:10)
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Hours after Pakistan was hit by another bomb blast, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday said that despite internal security threats the army was fully prepared for an effective response against the "perpetual threat from the east".
India approves 16 road projects in Nepal (20:22)
Kathmandu, Feb 23 (IANS) India has approved 16 road projects to be undertaken through its financial assistance to the Himalayan country under the third Line of Credit.
Enemy using Afghan soil to attack Pakistan: Islamabad (20:02)
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Pakistan on Thursday said the enemy was taking advantage of the turmoil in Afghanistan and using its soil to orchestrate terrorist attacks in the country.
Blast in Lahore kills 10 (Third Lead) (19:54)
Lahore, Feb 23 (IANS) At least 10 persons were killed and over 20 wounded on Thursday, when a massive blast rocked parts of Lahore in Pakistan, a day after the army announced a countrywide crackdown against terrorists.
Blast near Indian eatery kills eight in Lahore (Second Lead) (15:22)
Lahore, Feb 23 (IANS) At least eight persons were killed on Thursday when a powerful explosion took place near a restaurant serving Indian cuisine in the Pakistani city Lahore, police said.
Twin blasts rock Lahore, seven killed (Lead) (14:18)
Lahore, Feb 23 (IANS) Two explosions rocked Pakistan's Lahore city on Thursday, the first one killing at least seven people, the media reported.
7 killed in Lahore explosion (13:42)
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) At least seven persons were killed and over 15 were injured in an explosion in a defence area of Lahore on Thursday, the local media reported.
18 Afghan asylum seekers sent home from Germany (13:26)
Kabul, Feb 23 (IANS) A group of 18 Afghan nationals whose application for asylum in Germany was rejected and who were deported, arrived in Kabul on Thursday.
Pakistan Army launches ‘Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad' to eliminate terrorism (19:08)
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) In its continuing fight against terrorism, the Pakistan Army on Wednesday launched "Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad" -- which roughly translates to "operation to eliminate discord" -- across the country, the military said.
Lahore HC seeks government response on Hafiz Saeed detention (18:06)
Lahore, Feb 22 (IANS) A division bench of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Punjab Home Department on a petition challenging the detention of Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed.
Motorbike bomb kills 3 in Afghanistan (17:32)
Kabul, Feb 22 (IANS) At least three persons lost their lives and 22 others were injured on Wednesday as a motorbike bomb struck a bazaar in Paktika province in eastern Afghanistan, a provincial government spokesman said.
Sri Lanka to hike damages for elephant attacks (17:32)
Colombo, Feb 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Cabinet on Wednesday approved to grant a higher compensation to victims of wild elephant attacks in the island country.
Toll in Sri Lanka boat capsize rises to 13 (14:16)
Colombo, Feb 22 (IANS) The deaths in a boat capsize in Sri Lanka has risen to 13 after rescuers on Wednesday recovered two more bodies.
Jaishankar meets Chinese Foreign Minister (13:48)
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Wednesday met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi ahead of attending a key bilateral strategic dialogue here.
Five terrorist killed by Pakistan Air Force (13:06)
Rawalpindi, Feb 22 (IANS) As part of the ongoing crackdown on militants, the Pakistan Air Force has killed five terrorists in Khyber Agency, along the border with Afghanistan, media reported on Wednesday.
India, Bangladesh to strengthen border management (22:44)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India and Bangladesh have decided to implement the Coordinated Border Management Plan in "letter and spirit" to curb the menace of trans-border crime, including smuggling of arms, drugs, and fake currency.