B'desh confirms 37 new COVID-19 deaths, cases surge past 55k
17 terrorists involved in Kabul bombings held
  • 17 terrorists involved in Kabul bombings held(14:29)
    Kabul, June 3 (IANS) The Afghan National Police (ANP) has arrested 17 terrorists involved in a series of bomb attacks in Kabul, the country's Ministry of Interior said on Wednesday.
B'desh confirms 1st Rohingya death from COVID-19
  • B'desh confirms 1st Rohingya death from COVID-19(15:23)
    Dhaka, June 2 (IANS) Bangladesh on Tuesday confirmed the first coronavirus death among the Rohingya Muslim minority amid a growing number of COVID-19 cases among the refugees living in the country.
B'desh restricts presence of govt employees in offices
7mn Afghan kids affected by COVID-19 pandemic
  • 7mn Afghan kids affected by COVID-19 pandemic(11:58)
    Kabul, June 2 (IANS) The coronavirus pandemic has left more than 7 million children in Afghanistan prone to poverty, barring them from their basic rights in a country where half the population is under 15 years of age, a rights group said.
Ghani, Pompeo discuss peace efforts
  • Ghani, Pompeo discuss peace efforts(11:51)
    Kabul, June 2 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani spoke with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo via video conference and discussed the Afghan peace process, a government official said.
Khalilzad 'optimistic' about start of intra-Afghan talks
Nepal faces shortage of vital medical supplies
  • Nepal faces shortage of vital medical supplies(11:17)
    Kathmandu, June 2 (IANS) Nepal's Department of Health Services said it does not have a single ventilator in store for hospitals amid a rapid surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the Himalayan nation.
People should learn living with COVID-19: Imran
  • People should learn living with COVID-19: Imran(08:54)
    Islamabad, June 2 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that people should learn living with COVID-19 by taking precautionary measures to avoid contracting it till its vaccine is made.
Islamabad to impose fine for not wearing masks
  • Islamabad to impose fine for not wearing masks(08:50)
    Islamabad, June 2 (IANS) The Islamabad district administration has announced to impose a fine of up to 3,000 PKR ($18) for not wearing face masks at public places, in a bid to control the spread of COVID-19, the Pakistani capital's Deputy Commissioner (DC) said.
Pak SC rejects plea to suspend Daniel Pearl case verdict
  • Pak SC rejects plea to suspend Daniel Pearl case verdict(15:34)
    Islamabad, June 1 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court on Monday rejected the Sindh governments plea to suspend Sindh High Courts (SHC) judgement regarding the release and acquittal of the accused in the murder case of American journalist Daniel Pearl.
B'desh bus services resume after more than 2 months
  • B'desh bus services resume after more than 2 months(11:27)
    Dhaka, June 1 (IANS) Road transport services, including buses and minibuses, resumed across Bangladesh on Monday after being suspended for more than two months in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
'B'desh schools, colleges to reopen only after pandemic is over'
'Afghan govt's release of Taliban prisoners will continue'
  • 'Afghan govt's release of Taliban prisoners will continue'(11:05)
    Kabul, June 1 (IANS) The Afghan government will continue the release of Taliban prisoners in an effort to begin intra-Afghan negotiations and to continue the announced reduction in violence, the National Security Council said.
Lahore Zoo staff, animals tested for COVID-19
  • Lahore Zoo staff, animals tested for COVID-19(10:46)
    Lahore, June 1 (IANS) Lahore Zoo Director Chaudhry Shafqat Ali said that the animals and birds were free from COVID-19 at one of the worlds oldest such facilities, adding that coronavirus tests of staff and screening of animals were conducted.
PIA crash victims' identification to be completed by Monday
  • PIA crash victims' identification to be completed by Monday(10:46)
    Karachi, June 1 (IANS) Sindh Forensic DNA and Serology Laboratory (SFDL) at the University of Karachi has said it will complete the process of identifying bodies of the May 22 Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash victims by Monday.
Pak Minister tests COVID-19 positive
  • Pak Minister tests COVID-19 positive(12:28)
    Islamabad, May 31 (IANS) Pakistan's Minister for States and Frontier Regions (Safron) and Narcotics Control Shehryar Afridi has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, he announced on Twitter.
New photo of Sharif sparks debate
  • New photo of Sharif sparks debate(12:27)
    Islamabad, May 31 (IANS) A new leaked photo of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is currently in London for treatment, has sparked a debate about his health, a media report said on Sunday.
Wearing of masks at public places in Pak mandatory
  • Wearing of masks at public places in Pak mandatory(12:27)
    Islamabad, May 31 (IANS) The Pakistan government has declared wearing of masks mandatory at crowded places, markets and in public transport, as the number of COVID-19 cases in the country shot up to 68,544, with 1,447 deaths.
Work on fight data of crashed PIA plane to begin in France
Taliban criticize parts of EU peace talks statement
Journalist killed in Kabul blast
  • Journalist killed in Kabul blast(09:15)
    Kabul, May 31 (IANS) A journalist and a studio technician were killed after a TV channel vehicle hit an IED in Kabul, Afghan officials said.
Afghan govt, Taliban continue prisoner swap talks
  • Afghan govt, Taliban continue prisoner swap talks(12:14)
    Kabul, May 30 (IANS) Representatives of the Afghan government and a five-member Taliban technical delegation continued discussions over the issue of prisoners' release in an effort to jump-start a peace process for the country, it was reported.
Pak court issues bailable warrants for Sharif
  • Pak court issues bailable warrants for Sharif(11:55)
    Islamabad, May 30 (IANS) The Accountability Court of Islamabad has issued bailable arrest warrants for former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo, Nawaz Sharif due to his absence in the proceedings of a reference that accused him of receiving luxury vehicles and gifts.
Karachi plane crash trial suspended
  • Karachi plane crash trial suspended(11:54)
    Karachi, May 30 (IANS) The Sindh High Court has suspended proceedings of a plea seeking a transparent probe into the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash in Karachi on May 22 killing, until the release of the conclusive findings of an ongoing inquiry.