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India, China, Pakistan to take part in joint naval exercises

India, China, Pakistan to take part in joint naval exercises

BEIJING: In a rare show of camaraderie, naval ships of India, China and Pakistan would take part in joint exercises being organized to celebrate the 65th founding anniversary of the… Read more »

Musharraf escapes assassination attempt

Musharraf escapes assassination attempt

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, facing treason trial, today narrowly escaped an assassination attempt when a powerful bomb went off near his farmhouse here shortly after his convoy… Read more »

Pak Army chief advises govt to let Musharraf go abroadreport

Pak Army chief advises govt to let Musharraf go abroad

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif is said to have advised the government to allow former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, indicted for treason, to go abroad for treatment and… Read more »

Indian among nine killed in Kabul hotel attack

Indian among nine killed in Kabul hotel attack

KABUL: An Indian was among four foreigners killed along with five Afghans in a brazen Taliban attack on a heavily fortified luxury hotel here in Afghanistan’s capital. Afghan Interior Ministry… Read more »

Cong is sinking, says Odisha CM

Sushil Koirala becomes new Prime Minister of Nepal

KATHMANDU: Veteran Nepali Congress leader Sushil Koirala was today elected Prime Minister of Nepal with the support of the CPN-UML, ending months of political instability following last year’s elections. Koirala,… Read more »

Bangladesh to probe Zia's role in weapon haul linked to ULFA

Bangladesh to probe Zia’s role in weapon haul linked to ULFA

DHAKA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has promised to launch separate probes into the role of former Premier Khaleda Zia and her party in the country’s biggest weapons haul linked… Read more »

'Former Pak Taliban head among 50 killed in military ops'

‘Former Pak Taliban head among 50 killed in military ops’

PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD: The former interim chief of the Pakistani Taliban was among 50 militants, including 36 foreign fighters, killed in heavy air strikes in the lawless North Waziristan region, military sources… Read more »

Graft cases Zardari appears in court

Graft cases: Zardari appears in court

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s former president Asif Ali Zardari today appeared before a court here amidst tight security in connection with a graft case against him. Zardari’s counsel Farooq H Naek said… Read more »

Women stand in a line to cast their vote at a polling centre during parliamentary elections in Dhaka

Awami League set to clinch over three-fourth majority in polls

DHAKA:¬†Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League is set to form the next government after securing over three-fourth majority in the controversial polls marred by deadly clashes, a low turnout… Read more »

Musharraf rushed to army hospital with 'heart problem'

Musharraf rushed to army hospital with ‘heart problem’

ISLAMABAD: In a dramatic turn of events, former Pakistani military dictator Pervez Musharraf was today admitted to an army hospital after he complained of “heart problem” on his way to… Read more »

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Musharraf regrets Kayani didn’t help him in treason case

ISLAMABAD: Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has expressed regret that Pakistan’s recently retired army chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani did not support him in the face of treason charges. Musharraf also… Read more »

Aizaz Chaudhry is Pakistan's new Foreign Secretary

Aizaz Chaudhry is Pakistan’s new Foreign Secretary

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has cleared the appointment of career diplomat Aizaz Chaudhry, one of the key officials who handled the fallout of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, as Pakistan’s… Read more »

Musharraf seeks forgiveness, says will not flee country

Musharraf seeks forgiveness, says will not flee country

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf has sought “forgiveness” for any wrongs he may have committed during his nine-year regime, saying he will face all cases against him and not… Read more »

Pak witnesses cross-examined in Mumbai terror trial

Pak witnesses cross-examined in Mumbai terror trial

ISLAMABAD: Two critical witnesses, including an electoral officer who provided the names of relatives of one of the 10 LeT terrorists who carried out the 2008 Mumbai attacks, were cross-examined… Read more »

8 Awami activists sentenced to death in B'desh for murder

8 Awami activists sentenced to death in B’desh for murder

DHAKA: Eight activists of the Awami League were sentenced to death and 13 others were given life terms today by a fast-track Bangladeshi court here for hacking to death a… Read more »

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Pakistani experts raise question about nuclear power project

ISLAMABAD: Three leading physicists have raised key questions about the safety, design and cost of Pakistan’s largest nuclear power plant being built with Chinese assistance in the port city of… Read more »

Ex-Bangladesh dictator 'detained', taken to military hospital

Ex-Bangladesh dictator ‘detained’, taken to military hospital

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s ex-military ruler H M Ershad was whisked away from his home by security forces early today and admitted to a military hospital here, days after the 83-year-old former… Read more »

Begum Zia asks India to respect 'aspiration' of Bangladeshis

Begum Zia asks India to respect ‘aspiration’ of Bangladeshis

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s main opposition leader and former premier Khaleda Zia has asked India to “respect the aspirations” of the majority people of her country, which is facing political uncertainty over… Read more »

SC upholds death sentence for 'Butcher of Mirpur'

SC upholds death sentence for ‘Butcher of Mirpur’

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s Supreme Court today upheld the death sentence for top Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah, infamous as the “Butcher of Mirpur”, for 1971 war crimes, rejecting a review plea… Read more »

Pakistani court stops airing of Indian, foreign films on TV

Pakistani court stops airing of Indian, foreign films on TV

LAHORE: A Pakistani court has stopped the screening of foreign films, serials and television shows, especially Indian content, on the country’s TV channels, triggering panic and outrage among exhibitors and… Read more »