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India to share Gujarat reconstruction experience with Nepal

India to share Gujarat reconstruction experience with Nepal

KATHMANDU: India today pledged full support to the post-quake restoration and reconstruction works in Nepal and said it wants to share its experience gained from the 2001 Gujarat earthquake with… Read more »

Nepal Wreckage of US chopper found; quake toll 117

Nepal Wreckage of US chopper found; quake toll 117

KATHMANDU: Rescuers in quake-hit Nepal today located three charred bodies and the wreckage of a US Marine helicopter that went missing while delivering aid in the devastated Himalayan nation as… Read more »

Afghan security forces arrive at the site of an attack in Kabul May 13, 2015. Gunmen stormed a building in an upmarket area of the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday night, and shooting was continuing, an army commander said. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani  - RTX1CUBK

4 Indians, American killed in Afghan guesthouse siege

KABUL: Four Indians and an American were among those killed when Taliban gunmen stormed a guesthouse in the Afghan capital thinking that the Indian Ambassador was inside the complex popular… Read more »

Modi speaks with Ghani over Kabul attack

Modi speaks with Ghani over Kabul attack

XIAN/KABUL: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and offered his condolences over the loss of lives in the Kabul guesthouse siege in which four Indians… Read more »

5 more aftershocks hit Nepal as toll in fresh quake tops 100

5 more aftershocks hit Nepal as toll in fresh quake tops 100

KATHMANDU: Five aftershocks jolted Nepal today, triggering panic among the people as the death toll in the powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck the Himalayan nation two days ago climbed to… Read more »

Pak military chopper crashes; Taliban claims Sharif was target

Pak military chopper crashes; Taliban claims Sharif was target

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani military helicopter carrying 11 foreigners today crashed in the PoK, killing ambassadors of the Philippines and Norway and at least four others as the Taliban claimed responsibility… Read more »

Nepal earthquake happened due to tectonic activities in sub-continental

Nepal earthquake happened due to tectonic activities in sub-continental-thrust: Expert

PITHORAGARH: The Nepal earthquake that has claimed around 6,300 lives so far, was caused due to tectonic activities in sub-continental thrust which passes through Patna in India to western part… Read more »

Over 2,50,000 buildings damaged in Nepal quake

Over 2,50,000 buildings damaged in Nepal quake

KATHMANDU: Around 1.4 lakh buildings have been completely destroyed in Nepal due to the powerful temblor that flattened houses and uprooted electric poles and trees besides killing over 6,300 people…. Read more »

Pak court sentences four to 25 years for attack on Malala

Pak court sentences four to 25 years for attack on Malala

ISLAMABAD: Four Pakistani Taliban militants were today sentenced to 25 years in jail by an anti-terrorism court for their role in the 2012 attack on Malala Yousafzai, the teenage child… Read more »

India focusing on Kathmandu, Gorkha district for rescue ops

India focusing on Kathmandu, Gorkha district for rescue ops

KATHMANDU: India today said it is focusing on Nepal’s capital Kathmandu and the worst-affected Gorkha district for its rescue and relief efforts in the quake-hit country. “India has focused its… Read more »

500 year old Kathmandu temple turned to rubble

500 year old Kathmandu temple turned to rubble

KATHMANDU: The devastating earthquake that struck the Nepalese capital has turned the 500-year-old Kashtamandap temple to rubble, killing several under the debris of the historic structure from which the city… Read more »

Pakistan, Russia to hold first-ever joint military exercises

Pakistan, Russia to hold first-ever joint military exercises

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Russia have agreed to hold first-ever joint military exercises as part of their enhanced defense cooperation, in a sign of increasing bonhomie between the Cold War-era adversaries…. Read more »

Lakhvi walks free from Pak jail

Lakhvi walks free from Pak jail

LAHORE:┬áLeT operations commander Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind, today walked free from a Pakistani jail after spending nearly six years in detention. Authorities in Adiala Jail in… Read more »

Pak parliament asks govt to stay neutral in Yemen war

Pak parliament asks govt to stay neutral in Yemen war

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s parliament today voted unanimously against military involvement in the Yemen war, tacitly rejecting a call by oil-rich Saudi Arabia to become part of its coalition that is fighting… Read more »

Terrorism needs to be dealt with Indian envoy to Pak

Terrorism needs to be dealt with: Indian envoy to Pak

ISLAMABAD: India and Pakistan have not managed to put together a concrete list of issues to be discussed at their next dialogue even one month after foreign secretary’s visit here,… Read more »

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 »