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South Asia

Ashraf Ghani calls Taliban for ‘serious talks’

US President Donald Trump’s clear eagerness to end America’s longest war has also weighed heavy on the discussions.

29 Jan 2019 2:27 AM

Pak varsity to observe Sisters’ Day on Valentine’s Day to keep up ‘Islamic traditions’

Female students can be gifted scarves and Abayahs (clothes) as decided by VC of University of Agriculture in Faisalabad and others.

14 Jan 2019 1:45 PM

Won’t allow airing of Indian content as it 'damages our culture': Pak chief justice

Pak media regulator on Tuesday directed all channels not to air TV dramas containing 'intimate moments between couples' or 'bed scenes'.

09 Jan 2019 8:06 PM

Chinese military equips troops in Tibet with mobile howitzers: report

China's PLA has been equipped with mobile howitzers to boost troops' high-altitude combat capability to improve border security: report

08 Jan 2019 9:19 PM

After US, China develops its own 'Mother Of All Bombs': report

It is dubbed as Chinese version of 'Mother of All Bombs' due to its huge destruction potential, report said.

04 Jan 2019 2:00 PM

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Nawaz Sharif denied a helper, asked to maintain his prison room on his own

Prisons chief said 'Nawaz has been asked to maintain his room' to serve out seven-year 'rigorous' imprisonment handed down to him.

03 Jan 2019 1:05 PM

China building ‘most advanced’ naval warships for Pakistan: report

'Equipped with modern detection and weapon systems, it will be capable of anti-ship, anti-submarine and air-defence operations.'

02 Jan 2019 12:32 PM

Landslide win for Sheikh Hasina in Bangladesh; Oppn rejects 'farcical' polls

The ruling Awami League-led coalition has won over 267 seats in the 300-member House, according to Election Commission.

31 Dec 2018 11:23 AM

Voting ends in Bangladesh election; 12 killed in poll violence

Polls have predicted that Sheikh Hasina will clinch a third-consecutive term and record fourth overall.

30 Dec 2018 5:32 PM

10 killed in poll-related violence as voting underway in Bangladesh

3 men were shot by police while 6 others died in clashes between activists from ruling Awami League Party and Oppn BNP.

30 Dec 2018 3:33 PM

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2 dead in clashes as Bangladesh votes, Sheikh Hasina likely to win

One man died when police opened fire on opposition activists who they say had attacked a polling station in the southern town of Bashkhali.

30 Dec 2018 12:23 PM

Bangladesh deploys 6 lakh security forces ahead of elections today

The forces include elite Rapid Action Battalion, navy, border and coast guards and auxiliary police units -- are providing security.

29 Dec 2018 1:39 PM

Ex-Pak PM Nawaz Sharif given 7 years jail term in corruption case

Nawaz Sharif has been acquitted in the Flagship Investments corruption case in the high-profile Panama Papers scandal.

24 Dec 2018 3:52 PM

'Not a sign of weakness': Pak Army chief on Imran Khan's India offer

Chief said peace benefits everyone and it is time to fight disease, poverty and illiteracy instead of fighting against each other.

23 Dec 2018 6:44 PM

Sri Lanka President names new cabinet to end political crisis

The forming of the cabinet was delayed because the president wanted to retain media and the police, govt spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said.

20 Dec 2018 4:26 PM

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Pakistan rejects US blacklisting over religious freedom violations

Ensuring equal treatment of minorities, enjoyment of human rights without any discrimination is cardinal principle of Constitution of Pak.

12 Dec 2018 1:06 PM

India has stakes in Afghanistan,cooperation necessary for peace process: Pakistan

Pak Foreign Minister Qureshi said Pak alone could not bring peace in Afghanistan as it was a 'shared responsibility' of regional countries.

11 Dec 2018 3:24 PM

Imran tacitly acknowledges that Mumbai's 26/11 originated from Pak soil

The Pakistan Prime Minister said he has asked for the status of the case which is being heard in an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan.

08 Dec 2018 1:37 PM

Sri Lanka court suspends Mahinda Rajapakse's powers as PM

'Irreparable damage' could be done to Sri Lanka if Mahinda Rajapakse was allowed to remain as head of government, the court said.

03 Dec 2018 5:00 PM

Looking for 'dignified exit', Lanka Prez may not dissolve Parliament

Sirisena might rescind order of dissolving Parl, effectively pre-empting a court ruling that they expect to overturn his decision anyway.

01 Dec 2018 1:14 PM

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