Death toll from Afghan earthquake rises to 22
Islamabad HC asks Imran, cabinet to take action against ex-Navy chief
  • Islamabad HC asks Imran, cabinet to take action against ex-Navy chief(15:26)

    New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has directed the Additional Attorney General (AAG) to ensure that its directives for the demolition of the Navy Sailing Club and the initiation of criminal proceedings against former Navy chief Admiral (retd) Zafar Mahmood Abbasi are placed before Prime Minister Imran Khan and the federal cabinet, The Express Tribune reported.

Taliban policies turning Afghan women into virtual prisoners in their homes
After plot to kill Pak activist, ISI now targets via fake campaign
  • After plot to kill Pak activist, ISI now targets via fake campaign(13:58)
    By Sanjeev Sharma

    New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Ahmad Waqass Goraya, an exiled Pakistani activist who was the ISI's target for a hit job, said that all known stooges of the spy agency have become active to have his Twitter account blocked as part of a fake campaign on harassing women journalists of Pakistan.

SL doesn't want to get caught between powerful nations: Rajapaksa
Missing Bangladeshi actress found dead
  • Missing Bangladeshi actress found dead(12:20)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, Jan 18 (IANS) Bangladeshi actress Raima Islam Shimu, who was reported missing a few days ago, was found dead in the outskirts of Dhaka, police said.

SL's dollar crisis leads to power crisis
  • SL's dollar crisis leads to power crisis(12:00)
    By Susitha Fernando

    Colombo, Jan 18 (IANS) Amidst the worst-ever power crisis connected to Sri Lanka's ailing economy and Energy Ministry threatening to stop fuel supply for electricity generation from Tuesday, a Minister said fuel would be obtained from the Indian Oil Company (IOC) to generate electricity.

Taliban trying to 'erase' women From public life: UN experts
UN scales up assistance in Afghanistan
  • UN scales up assistance in Afghanistan(09:04)

    Kabul, Jan 18 (IANS) UN humanitarians and partners have provided food assistance to more than 9 million Afghans since the Taliban takeover in August 2021, said the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

B'desh ruling party proposes enactment of new law to form EC
  • B'desh ruling party proposes enactment of new law to form EC(01:26)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, Jan 18 (IANS) Awami League (AL), the Bangladesh's ruling party, has called for taking necessary steps to ensure that the voters at all levels, including the minorities, can cast their votes in elections without any hindrance.

Petrol price up by 55.22% during Imran's tenure
  • Petrol price up by 55.22% during Imran's tenure(14:10)

    New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Since August 17, 2018 when Imran Khan was sworn in as the countrys 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan, petrol prices in the country have increased by 55.22 per cent, The News International reported.

B'desh Covid testing sites see influx of patients
  • B'desh Covid testing sites see influx of patients(12:24)

    Dhaka, Jan 17 (IANS) In the wake of an ongoing Covid-19 resurgence, private and public testing facilities in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka are now witnessing an unprecedented influx of patients.

95% Afghan journos cannot cover events independently
Pak NSA to visit Kabul this week: Report
  • Pak NSA to visit Kabul this week: Report(09:32)

    Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Pakistan's National Security Adviser (NSA) Moeed Yusuf will lead a high-level inter-ministerial delegation to Kabul on Tuesday for a two-day trip for talks on bilateral matters and a focus on Islamabad's efforts to avert a humanitarian crisis in the war-torn nation, a media report said citing officials as saying.

Rohingya leader murder: B'desh arrests ARSA leader's brother
  • Rohingya leader murder: B'desh arrests ARSA leader's brother(00:28)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, Jan 17 (IANS) Police in Bangladesh have arrested the brother of banned Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) leader Ataullah Abu Amar Jununi, whose outfit was involved in killing of community human rights activist at a refugee camp in Cox Bazar last September, officials said.

Don't construct road via Nepali territory unilaterally, Nepal tells India
Pakistan's Headache - Protege Taliban
  • Pakistan's Headache - Protege Taliban(12:32)

    New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistan is being driven mad by its protege, Taliban 2.0. And is in a fix, not knowing whether to get tough with the new Kabul masters or continue to act like their patron in the hope of establishing one-day Pakistani hegemony over Afghanistan.

Ex-Pak general confesses 'guilt' in espionage case
  • Ex-Pak general confesses 'guilt' in espionage case(12:26)

    New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistan defence authorities told the Lahore High Court's Rawalpindi bench that Lieutenant General (retd) Javed Iqbal, who was found involved in espionage activities, had confessed to his "guilt" in his judicial confessional statement before an Islamabad first class magistrate, The Express Tribune reported.

Nepal sends over 14 tonnes of humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan
There's no need for foreign manpower in Afghanistan: Karzai
  • There's no need for foreign manpower in Afghanistan: Karzai(08:56)

    Kabul, Jan 16 (IANS) Reacting to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's directive to send qualified and trained Pakistani manpower to Afghanistan, former President of the war-torn nation Hamid Karzai said that there was no need of that, the media reported.

Chinese spy boasted of lobbying 480 MPs in UK
  • Chinese spy boasted of lobbying 480 MPs in UK(16:52)

    New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Chinese spy at the heart of Whitehall boasted of lobbying 'more than 480 MPs' and even sought to get her own puppet politician elected, the Daily Mail reported.

Prospects of violent conflict growing immensely with dangerous ideology in neighbourhood: Pak
Pakistan says concerned by rise of Hindutva politics in India
Pak blames 'India's hegemonic designs' for strained ties
Pakistan to give permanent residency for wealthy Afghans, Chinese