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Sri Lanka bans travellers from India with immediate effect

Several countries like UK, UAE, Australia and Singapore have already banned travellers from India as well as other South Asian countries

06 May 2021 1:01 PM

Russia stresses on need for participation of Talibans in Afghanistan peace process

The exclusion of a group will not lead to implementation of peace agreement and that it is fraught with the risk of hostilities, says Lavrov

07 Apr 2021 2:22 AM

No trade with India under current circumstances: Pak PM Khan

India has said that it desires normal neighbourly relations with Pakistan in an environment free of terror, hostility, and violence

03 Apr 2021 12:54 PM

Violence breaks out in Bangladesh as protests grow against Modi's visit

Five people died on Friday, and another six the next day, after police shot at demonstrators in several major districts across the nation

28 Mar 2021 3:21 PM

Myanmar mourns bloodiest day since coup, U.N. investigator condemns 'mass murder'

Children were among those killed on Saturday, Myanmar’s Armed Forces Day, according to news reports and witnesses

28 Mar 2021 2:09 PM


Pakistan PM Imran Khan wins trust vote; Opposition demands resignation

The floor test took place without the Opposition boycotted the voting, making it easier for Khan to secure the required numbers

06 Mar 2021 10:28 PM

Chinese cyber-espionage unit on US hacking spree: report

At least 30,000 US organizations including local governments have been hacked in recent days

06 Mar 2021 11:41 AM

China shares dramatic video of mountain clash with Indian Army

Footage appeared to show Indian troops wading through a river towards Chinese soldiers in the barren and ice-covered Karakoram Mountains

20 Feb 2021 10:50 AM

WHO teams visits Wuhan food market in search of virus clues

WHO said on Twitter last Thursday that the team plans to visit Wuhan Institute of Virology and laboratories at facilities

31 Jan 2021 12:16 PM

Sri Lanka President receives free Indian COVID vaccines under 'Neighbourhood First' policy

The consignment came after the country approved emergency use of Oxford AstraZeneca's Covishield vaccine

28 Jan 2021 4:56 PM


WHO team to start Wuhan virus probe under global glare

The visit will be tightly tethered to the science of how the virus jumped from animals to humans

28 Jan 2021 4:27 PM

China deploys anal swabs to test for Covid-19

The method can increase the detection rate of infected people

27 Jan 2021 9:15 PM

Chinese city reports coronavirus found on ice cream

Most of the 29,000 cartons in the batch had yet to be sold, the government said

17 Jan 2021 2:17 PM

No talks possible with India until restoration of autonomous status of J-K: Pak PM

We don't have adversarial relations with any country except India which is trying to destabilise Pakistan, he claimed

11 Jan 2021 1:01 AM

Pakistan hit by nationwide power blackout

Power Minister Omar Ayub Khan said the frequency in the power distribution system suddenly dropped from 50 to zero, causing the blackout

10 Jan 2021 1:05 PM


South Korea detects first coronavirus variant cases

The new strain, which experts fear is more contagious, prompted more than 50 countries to impose travel restrictions on Britain

29 Dec 2020 1:35 AM

China to start opening vaccination programme to general public

Sichuan is the first province to outline a timeline of its vaccination plans for the general public

18 Dec 2020 11:16 AM

Mount Everest is 8,848.86 metres tall: Nepal & China after remeasurement

The revised height of Mt. Everest puts an end to the decades-long dispute between the two neighbours

08 Dec 2020 10:16 PM

FIR filed against Nawaz Sharif's brother, others in multi-billion sugar scam

PM Khan's friend Jahangir Tareen and son Ali Tareen are also booked under charges of money laundering and cheating of public shareholders

17 Nov 2020 2:03 PM

Gilgit-Baltistan assembly election gets under way amid tight security

India has slammed Pak's decision to hold election in Gilgit-Baltistan and said any action to alter its status has no legal basis

15 Nov 2020 1:50 PM