Taliban slams US airstrikes as breach of Doha deal
B'deshi folk music legend Fakir Alamgir dies due to Covid
  • Relief for thousands of Indian students as Dubai chosen as NEET venue(22:10)
    By Joy Chakravarty

    Dubai (IANS), July 23 (IANS) In a major relief to thousands of students in Indian curriculum schools in the United Arab Emirates, and their parents, the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), the qualifying test for entry into medical colleges across India, will now be held in Dubai for the first time.

Passenger jets brush off at Dubai airport, no injuries reported
Tirumurti meets UNGA's Bozkir ahead of India assuming UNSC presidency
  • Tirumurti meets UNGA's Bozkir ahead of India assuming UNSC presidency(09:16)
    By Arul Louis

    United Nations, July 22 (IANS) India's Permanent Representative to the UN, T.S. Tirumurti, who will be presiding over the Security Council next month, held discussions with General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir about New Delhi's agenda for leading the Security Council, according to a spokesperson.

One week in office, Nepal PM fails to expand his Cabinet
Indians to benefit from Canada's family reunification programme
SL Muslim women allowed to get married under regular law
War of words between Pakistan, China governments
  • War of words between Pakistan, China governments(21:56)

    New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The incident of a blast on a bus in north Pakistan which killed 13 people including two Pakistani soldiers and nine Chinese nationals on July 14 has led to war of words between the Pakistani and the Chinese governments.

Myanmar junta urged to free protesters, journos, restore media licenses
  • Myanmar junta urged to free protesters, journos, restore media licenses(13:04)
    By Anwesha Bhaumik

    Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) IFEX, the global network of over 100 organisations dedicated to defending the freedom of expression and information, has urged Myanmars military junta to drop all charges under its repressive censorship legislation, Penal Code section 505A, and to immediately release all the detained protesters and journalists.

Afghan Army Chief to visit India next week to discuss military needs
Modi assures Covid vaccine supply to Nepal
  • Modi assures Covid vaccine supply to Nepal(15:36)

    Kathmandu, July 19 (IANS) While speaking to his newly-appointed Nepal counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday assured Covid-19 vaccine supply to the Himalayan nation.

UAE approves use of monoclonal antibody therapy to treat Covid
  • UAE approves use of monoclonal antibody therapy to treat Covid(14:52)
    By Joy Chakravarty

    Dubai, July 19 (IANS) Within two months of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issuing an emergency use authorisation (EUA) for the investigational monoclonal antibody therapy Sotrovimab for the treatment of mild-to-moderate Covid-19, the UAE has become one of the first countries to approve its use following two weeks of in-country trials.

Modi congratulates Deuba on winning confidence vote
  • Modi congratulates Deuba on winning confidence vote(00:32)

    Kathmandu, July 19 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated his Nepal counterpart, Sher Bahadur Deuba on Sunday evening, minutes after he secured the vote of confidence in the House of Representatives.

Afghan Ambassador to Pak called back following daughter's abduction
  • Afghan Ambassador to Pak called back following daughter's abduction(00:08)

    New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Following the abduction of the Afghan Ambassador's daughter in Pakistan, the Afghan leadership has called back the envoy and senior diplomats from Pakistan until all security threats are addressed, including the arrest and trial of the perpetrators of abduction.

Nepal PM Deuba wins vote of confidence in Parliament
India gifts 150 ICU beds to Nepal
  • India gifts 150 ICU beds to Nepal(17:46)

    Kathmandu, July 18 (IANS) India on Sunday gifted 150 ICU beds to Nepal as part of its commitment to Covid-19 cooperation with the Himalayan nation.

'Shameless policy makers, Pak Army don't want Afghans fighting enemy inside their home'
Return of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan will prove more durable than IS caliphate
India has long history of engagement with Taliban which irks Pak: Hamid Mir
Top militant outfit leader arrested in B'desh
  • Top militant outfit leader arrested in B'desh(07:48)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, July 17 (IANS) Mahmud Hassan Gunbi, a top leader of the banned militant outfit Ansar Al-Islam and Hefazat-e-Islam, has been arrested in Bangladesh capital Dhaka, officials said.

China becomes biggest vaccine donor to Nepal with 3.4 mn doses
  • China becomes biggest vaccine donor to Nepal with 3.4 mn doses(18:00)

    Kathmandu, July 16 (IANS) China has announced on Friday that it would provide additional 1.6 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Nepal under grant assistance, after already donating 1.8 million doses of vaccines to the Himlayan nation earlier.

SL top court to hear petition against selling Colombo's strategic lands on Sept 21
JMB militant executed for involvement in 2005 Udichi blast
  • JMB militant executed for involvement in 2005 Udichi blast(17:04)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, July 16 (IANS) Banned Jamatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh (JMB) militant Asaduzzaman Panir alias Asad, who was sentenced to death for involvement in the 2005 bomb attack on a cultural programme which left eight killed, has been executed, officials said on Friday.

Abu Dhabi announces several Covid-related curbs from July 19