Eid celebrations in B'desh amid pandemic
  • Eid celebrations in B'desh amid pandemic(15:05)
    Dhaka, May 25 (IANS) Braving the COVID-19 pandemic and abiding by the recommended health advices, a large number of Muslims in Bangladesh on Monday offered special Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at mosques.
Ghani pledges release of up to 2,000 Taliban prisoners
  • Ghani pledges release of up to 2,000 Taliban prisoners(10:03)
    Kabul, May 25 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced that his government will release up to 2,000 Taliban prisoners as a goodwill gesture in response to the militant group's calling for a three-day Eid ceasefire.
Deja vu, Pak army chief Bajwa rakes up Kashmir again
  • Deja vu, Pak army chief Bajwa rakes up Kashmir again(02:53)
    Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) On Sunday, on the occasion of Eid, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited the Line of Control in Puna Sector and as is his wont raked up Kashmir once again. This visit comes against the backdrop of Indian security forces killing Pakistan sponsored proxies by the dozens and keeping the security grid fortified.
Security up in SL as 2-day nationwide curfew imposed
  • Security up in SL as 2-day nationwide curfew imposed(14:22)
    Colombo, May 24 (IANS) Security was strengthened across Sri Lanka on Sunday as a two-day nationwide curfew came into effect to prevent people from leaving their homes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, police said.
Guterres welcomes ceasefire announcement by Taliban, Afghan govt
Traders want 'Made in Pakistan' to be promoted
  • Traders want 'Made in Pakistan' to be promoted(10:40)
    Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) Businessmen have said that ‘Made in Pakistan approach should be promoted and the slogan should strengthen the manufacturing sector of the country, the media reported on Sunday.
Pak celebrates Eid without traditional festivity
  • Pak celebrates Eid without traditional festivity(10:28)
    Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) Eid-ul-Fitr is being observed across Pakistan on Sunday without traditional festivity as the nation struggles to come to terms with a deadly plane crash that killed 97 people and to curb the spread COVID-19 pandemic.
Afghan citizens urged to respect lockdown during Eid
  • Afghan citizens urged to respect lockdown during Eid(09:08)
    Kabul, May 24 (IANS) The Afghan government has urged citizens to respect the Public Health Ministry's advice and stay at home during the Eid-ul-Fitr holiday due to a "fast spread of coronavirus" in the country, an official said.
Inquiry initiated into deadly Karachi plane crash
  • Inquiry initiated into deadly Karachi plane crash(08:58)
    Karachi, May 24 (IANS) An inquiry has been launched into the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash at a residential area in Karachi that left 97 people dead, the country's aviation minister said.
Outraged China asks India to refrain from supporting Taiwan (IANS Exclusive)
B'desh FM slams nations for asking to rescue Rohingya refugees
Pak restaurant owners warn of reopening eateries
  • Pak restaurant owners warn of reopening eateries(13:21)
    Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) The All Pakistan Restaurants Association has warned the government that it will open eateries across the country if they were not allowed to resume work by May 30, it was reported on Saturday.
97 confirmed dead in Karachi plane crash, 2 survivors (Ld)
  • 97 confirmed dead in Karachi plane crash, 2 survivors (Ld)(12:52)
    Karachi, May 23 (IANS) Pakistan's Sindh government on Saturday confirmed that 97 bodies were recovered from the debris of the plane crash that took place a day earlier in a residential area in Karachi near the city's airport.
Afghan govt criticized for absence of women in political roles
  • Afghan govt criticized for absence of women in political roles(12:08)
    Kabul, May 23 (IANS) Recent meetings of prominent Afghan political leaders have been held without the presence of women, which has sparked reactions from activists who said women should be given a role in decision-making about the future of the country, the media reported.
Talks on Afghan migrants' drowning issue end without results
  • Talks on Afghan migrants' drowning issue end without results(11:56)
    Kabul, May 23 (IANS) Talks between border commissioners of Afghanistan and Iran concerning last month's alleged drowning of Afghan migrants by the Iranian border police ended without results, Kabul's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
CPEC contributes to Pak's national development: Foreign Ministry
PIA plane crashes minutes before landing in Karachi, 60 dead (Intro Roundup)
B'desh produces 1st generic version of remdesivir
  • B'desh produces 1st generic version of remdesivir(14:37)
    Dhaka, May 22 (IANS) Bangladesh-based Beximco Pharmaceuticals has become the world's first company to produce a generic version of the antiviral drug remdesivir, originally developed by US-based Gilead Sciences, it was reported on Friday.
B'desh incurs loss worth $129 mn due to Amphan
  • B'desh incurs loss worth $129 mn due to Amphan(12:30)
    Dhaka, May 22 (IANS) Bangladesh has incurred losses worth 11 billion taka ($129 million) due to cyclone Amphan which has caused damages to housing, infrastructure, fisheries, livestock, water resources and agriculture, according to initial government estimates.
Afghan Cabinet approves plan to ease Kabul lockdown
  • Afghan Cabinet approves plan to ease Kabul lockdown(12:17)
    Kabul, May 22 (IANS) The Afghan cabinet has approved a plan to gradually ease the Kabul lockdown which will allow businesses to open for certain hours, while President Ashraf Ghani has urged citizens to stay in their homes during Eid, says the Presidential Palace.
Pak COVID-19 cases tally over 50,000
  • Pak COVID-19 cases tally over 50,000(12:02)
    Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan has increased to 50,694 with 1,067 deaths, the Health Ministry said in its latest update on Friday.
3 women killed in SL stampede over COVID-19 aid
  • 3 women killed in SL stampede over COVID-19 aid(10:50)
    Colombo, May 22 (IANS) At least three women were killed and nine others injured in a stampede during the distribution of coronavirus-related aid in the Sri Lankan capital, police said.
Kathmandu sealed to prevent COVID-19 spread
  • Kathmandu sealed to prevent COVID-19 spread(10:35)
    Kathmandu, May 22 (IANS) The Nepali government has decided to seal off all the entry points to capital Kathmandu, in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the densely-populated city, officials at the Ministry of Home Affairs said.
Pak man arrested for killing 2 girls over leaked video
  • Pak man arrested for killing 2 girls over leaked video(15:06)
    Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Police in Pakistan's North Waziristan has arrested a man suspected to have killed two teenage girls in the name of 'honour' after a short mobile video of them with a young man surfaced online, the media reported on Thursday.
SL to return to normalcy only after all COVID-19 clusters deactivated
  • SL to return to normalcy only after all COVID-19 clusters deactivated(13:17)
    Colombo, May 21 (IANS) Several rounds of discussions were presently underway as to when the indefinite curfew will be relaxed in Colombo and Gampaha districts, and health authorities are likely to suggest that curfew would continue till such time that all COVID-19 clusters in Sri Lanka were deactivated, a media report said on Thursday.