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Taliban military strategist, Mullah Yaqub Omar makes first appearance
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Mullah Yaqub Omar, the new defence minister of Afghanistan and son of Taliban founder Mullah Omar, made his first appearance before the media in Kabul on Wednesday, Express Tribune reported.
2021-10-27
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Taliban keep Afghan Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani's face out of camera's view
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The Taliban has been criticized for including some notoriously shady characters in Afghanistan's acting government, perhaps none more than Sirajuddin Haqqani, a designated terrorist last photographed hiding behind a plant, RFE/RL reported.
2021-10-27
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Islamabad sealed to prevent TLP march
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The district administrations of Rawalpindi and Islamabad blocked the Faizabad intersection on Tuesday midnight while the law enforcement agencies began sealing areas and roads with containers to prevent the banned Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan's (TLP) protesters, Dawn reported.
2021-10-27
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Petition seeks judicial inquiry into communal attacks in B'desh
Dhaka, Oct 27 (IANS) A writ petition has been filed in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, seeking directions for a judicial inquiry into the attacks on Hindu temples and houses across the country during Durga Puja, and may come up for hearing on Wednesday.
2021-10-27
Category: International, Bangladesh,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Afghan women protest against restrictions imposed by Taliban
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) A number of women took to the streets of Kabul on Tuesday to protest against the closed schools for girls and accused the international community of being silent about what is going on in Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported.
2021-10-26
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Fourth Chinese real estate company defaults on offshore bonds
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Modern Land China has become the latest developer from Asia's largest economy to miss a dollar bond payment, underscoring the stress spreading across the sector, Nikkei reported.
2021-10-26
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Pakistan, China seek economic assistance for Afghanistan
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Pakistan and China have called on the international community to provide immediate humanitarian and economic assistance to the people of Afghanistan to alleviate their suffering, prevent instability and flight of people, as well as continued engagement for the rebuilding of the country, Geo News reported.
2021-10-26
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Maldives records over 100,000 tourist arrivals in Oct
Male, Oct 26 (IANS) Over 100,000 tourists have visited the Maldives in the month of October, the state-owned PSM News citing data from the Ministry of Tourism said on Tuesday.
2021-10-26
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pak ready to talk, afraid to wound Islamists
New Delhi/Islamabad, Oct 26 (IANS) The Imran Khan-led government in Pakistan is afraid to discipline, but is ready to talk, to various Islamist militant groups that, emboldened by the rise of a Taliban government in Afghanistan next door, are increasingly taking to the streets to force their demands.
2021-10-26
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
11 Afghans arrested in Nepal for illegal entry
Kathmandu, Oct 26 (IANS) The Nepal Police have arrested 11 Afghan nationals suspected of entering the illegally entering the Himalayan nation via India.
2021-10-26
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SL to launch tourism promotion campaigns in 5 countries
Colombo, Oct 26 (IANS) Sri Lankan Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said the government will launch a special tourism promotion program in five countries, including India, to boost the Covid-battered sector.
2021-10-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pak inflation breaks 70-yr record during Imran Khan's tenure
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Inflation in Pakistan has reached its highest levels in 70 years during the three-year tenure of the Imran Khan-led government, with food prices doubling, while the prices of ghee, oil, sugar, flour and poultry have reached historic levels, The News International reported.
2021-10-26
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan police laments govt surrender to TLP
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) The police in Pakistan's Punjab province has resented the federal governments decision to once again go soft on the proscribed Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) by announcing the release of hundreds of its workers and withdrawing cases against others, Dawn news reported.
2021-10-26
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Chinese FM meets Taliban's Acting Deputy PM in Doha
Doha, Oct 26 (IANS) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a meeting Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban's Acting Deputy Prime Minister, in the Qatari capital of Doha, marking the first face-to-face talks between the two sides since the takeover of Afghanistan by the group.
2021-10-26
Category: International, Qatar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
16 sent to custody for vandalising Chittagong Durga Puja venue
Dhaka, Oct 26 (IANS) A court in Bangladesh's Chittagong court on Monday sent, to one day police custody, 16 accused in a case filed over vandalising a Durga Puja mandap and attacking police personnel.
2021-10-26
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Indian forces to join B'desh Victory Day celebrations on Dec 16
Dhaka, Oct 25 (IANS) An Indian armed forces contingent and bands of both army and navy will participate in "Bangladesh Victory Day Celebrations" in Dhaka on December 16, it was announced on Monday.
2021-10-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
No peace would prevail in Nepal if India not positive: Prachanda
Kathmandu, Oct 25 (IANS) CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Monday said that it would not have been possible to restore peace in Nepal if India was not positive.
2021-10-25
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
PIL in Delhi HC seeks evacuation of stranded Indian, Afghan nationals
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking direction to the government to evacuate and bring to India 227 Indian and Afghan nationals belonging to Hindu, and Sikh communities stranded in Afghanistan and facing threats to their lives and properties from the Taliban.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nearly 13,000 from coup-hit Myanmar sheltering in Mizoram: Officials
Aizawl, Oct 25 (IANS) With a fresh influx of refugees from coup-hit Myanmar in over a week, the total of number of people taking shelter in Mizoram has mounted to 13,000, officials said on Monday.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Australia's Telstra buys Pacific telecom company to block China's influence
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The Australian government and telecom giant Telstra are buying a Pacific telecoms company in a joint venture, BBC reported.
2021-10-25
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Record 22.8 mn people in Afghanistan to face starvation
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) More than half of the population of Afghanistan, or a record 22.8 million people, will face acute food insecurity from November, according to the latest report issued on Monday by the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster of Afghanistan, co-led by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN World Food Programme (UNFP).
2021-10-25
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
IS-K flags hoisted in Afghan province
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The Khorasan branch of the Islamic State terror group known as IS-K, has hoisted its black flags in remote areas of Deh Rawood district in Afghanistan's Oruzgan province and are convincing new recruits to join with a payment of 30,000 Afghanis ($350), Raha Press reported citing sources.
2021-10-25
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Afghan refugees dismayed by increased rents in Pak province
Peshawar, Oct 25 (IANS) After the hasty withdrawal of the US and NATO forces from Afghanistan, many Afghan families have opted to relocate through legal and illegal means and entered the neighbouring Pakistan.
2021-10-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak policeman on polio vaccination duty killed in firing
Islamabad, Oct 25 (IANS) A policeman was killed in firing by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province while he was on a polio vaccination duty, according to police officials.
2021-10-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak govt surrenders to TLP, releases activists
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) In what appears to be another total surrender before the protesters marching towards Islamabad, the Pakistan federal government has released more than 350 activists of the banned Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), besides announcing that the cases against others would be withdrawn by Wednesday, Dawn news reported.
2021-10-25
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
50 IS militants surrender in Afghan province: Taliban
Kabul, Oct 25 (IANS) Fifty members of the Islamic State (IS) terror group surrendered to Taliban authorities in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, an official confirmed.
2021-10-25
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh: Prime accused in Pirganj attack confesses to his role
Dhaka, Oct 25 (IANS) The prime accused behind the arson attack on Hindu houses at Boro Karimpur village in Bangladesh's Pirganj, and his associate have confessed to their role in the violence.
2021-10-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Indian Navy's renowned Training Squadron makes a historic visit to SL
Colombo, Oct 25 (IANS) A fleet of largest number of Indian naval ships arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday marking a historic bilateral relation between the two South Asian neighbours.
2021-10-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh attacks: Three accused held in Noakhali, protests against violence
Dhaka, Oct 24 (IANS) Three youths have been arrested in Bangladesh's Noakhali district
2021-10-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Afghan girls learn tailoring after school ban
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Dozens of female high school and university students in Afghanistan have joined vocational centers to learn tailoring and cosmetology as the women and girls have been banned from school and university since the Taliban took over the country, Tolo News reported.
2021-10-24
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
India, Maldives sign MoU on strengthening audit of public finance
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) With an aim to develop and strengthen professional capacity and improve methodologies in the field of audit of public finance, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Auditor General of Maldives signed an MoU on Sunday, an official said.
2021-10-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Af pilots who fled to Tajikistan say families being threatened by Taliban
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Afghan military pilots who fled to Tajikistan when the Taliban seized power in Kabul say the militant group is pressuring them to return to Afghanistan by threatening to kill their relatives, RFE/RL reported.
2021-10-24
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Khalilzad says US should have pressed former Af Prez Ashraf Ghani harder
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) In his first interview since resigning as the US' chief negotiator with the Taliban, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad strongly defended the deal he negotiated to withdraw US troops from America's longest war, CBS reported.
2021-10-24
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
IS-K message to China and Pakistan through suicide bombers
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) The purported use of ethnic Baloch and Uyghur suicide bombers in the Kandahar and Kunduz attacks claimed by IS-K suggests a message is being sent to two other neighbours of Afghanistan -- China and Pakistan, TRT World reported.
2021-10-24
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Will not let Afghan soil be used against others: Taliban
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Afghanistan's acting Minister of Defence Muhammad Yaqoob Mujahid said that the national army of Afghanistan will be delivering the message of peace to the people in Afghanistan and the world, Khaama Press reported.
2021-10-24
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Afghanistan unveils plan to boost employment, combat food crisis
Kabul, Oct 24 (IANS) The Taliban-led Afghan government's Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock on Sunday launched a plan to create jobs and fight a potential food crisis amid the continuous rise of poverty and unemployment in the war-torn country.
2021-10-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Trench dug up in Gujranwala to prevent TLP long march to Islamabad
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) The Pakistan government has dug up a trench on GT Road near Gujranwala in response to an announcement by the banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) that they will set out on a long march towards Islamabad, Geo News reported.
2021-10-24
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'US, India make attempts to manoeuvre Pak out of CPEC'
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority czar Khalid Mansoor has alleged that the US is colluding with India and hatching plots against the multibillion-dollar project, Dawn news reported.
2021-10-24
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pakistan sees continuous rise in dengue cases
Islamabad, Oct 24 (IANS) Pakistan is witnessing a continuous rise of dengue cases and in the last 24 hours, an additional 832 people were infected in different areas of the country, health authorities said.
2021-10-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
To counter China, India has to further boost engagement with neighbours: CDS
Guwahati, Oct 23 (IANS) Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Saturday said that to counter China's influence, India has to further increase its engagement in neighbouring countries.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan mulls taxing farm income to meet IMF demand
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Pakistan government is considering imposing a federal tax on agricultural income to meet a demand by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and legal experts say it is possible without amending the Constitution, Express Tribune reported.
2021-10-23
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pakistan regulator directs TV channels to stop airing hugs
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has directed Pak TV channels to stop airing what it calls indecency and intimacy in dramas, Samaa TV reported.
2021-10-23
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Taliban forcibly evicting Hazaras from their land to reward their fighters
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Taliban officials in several provinces across Afghanistan have forcibly displaced residents partly to distribute land to their own supporters, Human Rights Watch said.
2021-10-23
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Thousands of Afghans rush to Pakistan border
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Thousands of Afghans made a beeline for Torkham border crossing early on Friday morning when the news about resumption of cross-border pedestrian movement spread in most parts of the neighbouring country, Dawn reported.
2021-10-23
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan denies understanding reached with US on using airspace for Afghan military strikes
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Pakistan Foreign Office on Saturday issued a statement on a report by CNN claiming that a formal agreement for the use of Pakistan's airspace by the US to conduct military strikes in Afghanistan was close, clarifying that there was "no such understanding" between the two countries, Dawn reported.
2021-10-23
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
3 policemen killed in clashes with TLP workers in Lahore
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Three policemen were killed and several others injured in clashes with workers of the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) Islamist party in Lahore, Dawn reported.
2021-10-23
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Some 500,000 Afghans receive health assistance this year: IOM
Kabul, Oct 23 (IANS) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said it has been providing essential health services to people on the move and hard-to-reach Afghans in an effort to prevent the war-torn country' healthcare system from collapsing.
2021-10-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
7 killed in attack on Madrasa in B'desh
Dhaka, Oct 23 (IANS) Seven persons have been killed and several others injured in an attack on a Madrasa at a Rohingya camp in Bangladesh's Ukhiya upazila of Cox's Bazar district, officials said.
2021-10-23
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
What Ram did in Lanka, Krishna in Mathura, Indian Army did in B'desh in '71: Rajnath
Bengaluru, Oct 22 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that what Lord Rama did in Lanka, and and Lord Krishna did in Mathura, the Indian armed forces did the same in Bangladesh in 1971.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sri Lanka to allow inter-provincial movement from Nov 1
Colombo, Oct 22 (IANS) After nearly three months of travel restrictions, Sri Lanka on Friday decided to allow inter-provincial public movements from November 1 amidst health officials warning of the spread of new Delta-plus variant.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan