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Stampede kills 10 Hindu pilgrims in Bangladesh

Stampede kills 10 Hindu pilgrims in Bangladesh

DHAKA: At least 10 Hindu pilgrims, including seven women, were killed and 50 others injured today in a stampede when hundreds of thousands converged for the annual ‘Ashtami Snan’ on… Read more »

India, Sri Lanka sign 4 agreements

India, Sri Lanka sign 4 agreements

COLOMBO: India and Sri Lanka today signed four agreements during Narendra Modi’s maiden visit to the country, the first bilateral tour by an Indian premier in 28 years, with the… Read more »

India to help Lanka develop regional petro hub; IOC signs pact

India to help Lanka develop regional petro hub; IOC signs pact

COLOMBO: India will help Sri Lanka develop its Trincomalee town as a regional petroleum hub and Indian Oil Corp has reached a joint-development pact with Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, Prime Minister… Read more »

SAARC Yatra Jaishankar in Afghanistan for talks

SAARC Yatra: Jaishankar in Afghanistan for talks

KABUL: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar arrived here today to hold talks with the Afghan leadership as part of his ‘SAARC Yatra’ aimed at firming up India’s ties with members of… Read more »

Bangla court upholds arrest warrant against Zia in graft cases

Bangla court upholds arrest warrant against Zia in graft cases

DHAKA: A Bangladeshi court today upheld the arrest warrant issued against opposition leader Khaleda Zia and called her a “fugitive” after the former Premier again failed to appear for the… Read more »

Bangladesh court issues arrest warrant against Zia

Bangladesh court issues arrest warrant against Zia

DHAKA: A Bangladeshi court today ordered the arrest of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, canceling her existing bail in connection with two graft cases after she repeatedly failed to appear… Read more »

LBA issues solved, will take up Teesta with Bangla PM Mamata

LBA issues solved, will take up Teesta with Bangla PM: Mamata

DHAKA: Keen to respond to Bangladesh’s “expectations” from West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said she has “solved” problems related to the ratification of the Land Boundary Agreement and… Read more »

Modi's call to Sharif

Modi’s call to Sharif shows effort to break deadlock in ties’

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in what is being seen here as an effort to revive the suspended diplomatic dialogue, officials said… Read more »

India''s permanent UNSC seat unacceptable Sharif tells Obama

India’s permanent UNSC seat unacceptable: Sharif tells Obama

ISLAMABAD: India’s permanent membership in the reformed UN Security Council is unacceptable to Pakistan as it has not complied with UN resolutions on Kashmir, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has told… Read more »

PM greets Sri Lankans on their Independence Day

PM greets Sri Lankans on their Independence Day

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted the people of Sri Lanka on their Independence Day and said he was looking forward to the visit of President Maithripala Sirisena… Read more »

Pak successfully test fire new stealth cruise missile

Pak successfully test fires new stealth cruise missile

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today successfully test-fired a new indigenously developed cruise missile capable of delivering nuclear and conventional warheads up to 350 km, bringing many Indian cities under its range. The… Read more »

Pakistan bans JUD, Haqqani network

Pakistan bans JUD, Haqqani network

ISLAMABAD: In a paradigm shift in its policy against terrorism, Pakistan has included Jamaat-ud-Dawa led by the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and the dreaded Haqqani network in the… Read more »

Nepal names India envoy after 3 years

Nepal names India envoy after 3 years

KATHMANDU: Nepal today named a veteran Nepali Congress leader and former minister Deep Kumar Upadhyay as its new ambassador to India, a critically important post that has been lying vacant… Read more »

Rajapaksa steps down, hands over party leadership to Sirisena

Rajapaksa steps down, hands over party leadership to Sirisena

COLOMBO: Days after his shocking electoral defeat, embattled former president Mahinda Rajapaksa today handed over Sri Lanka Freedom Party’s reins to the country’s new leader Maithripala Sirisena, saying he does… Read more »

Pak to ban JuD and Haqqani network

Pak to ban JuD and Haqqani network

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan plans to ban 10 terror outfits, including 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat- ud-Dawa (JuD) and the dreaded Afghan-based Haqqani Network, a move seen by experts as a “paradigm… Read more »

Pope canonises Indian-origin missionary as Lanka's first saint

Pope canonises Indian-origin missionary as Lanka’s first saint

COLOMBO: Pope Francis today canonised Indian-origin Catholic missionary Joseph Vaz as Sri Lanka’s first saint at a public mass on Colombo seafront attended by thousands as he described the 17th… Read more »

Anti-terrorism court indicts Musharraf in Bugti murder case

Anti-terrorism court indicts Musharraf in Bugti murder case

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was today indicted by an anti-terrorism court in the murder case of Baloch nationalist leader Nawaz Akbar Khan Bugti, who was killed in… Read more »

Taliban chief orders militants to target Sharif''s party

Taliban chief orders militants to target Sharif”s party

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Taliban chief has ordered militants to hit the leaders of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s ruling party after the government lifted a moratorium on death penalty and set up… Read more »

Sirisena - A low-profile leader turned giant killer

Sirisena – A low-profile leader turned giant killer

COLOMBO: Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka’s President-elect, was a low-profile cabinet colleague of longtime president Mahinda Rajapaksa until he switched sides to become joint opposition candidate and emerge as the proverbial… Read more »

Rajapaksa - Hero of LTTE war retires hurt after two innings

Rajapaksa – Hero of LTTE war retires hurt after two innings

COLOMBO: Mahinda Rajapaksa etched his name in Sri Lankan history by the military victory over the LTTE and went on to become the first executive President to secure a landslide… Read more »