New Saarc Secretary from Pakistan assumes office

Kathmandu |Wednesday, 2017 6:15:39 PM IST

Amjad Hussain B. Sial of Pakistan assumed office as the new Secretary General of Saarc on Wednesday -- the day Arjun Bahadur Thapa of Nepal completed his tenure in the office.

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Sri Lanka suspends court proceedings after weapons found

Colombo |Wednesday, 2017 6:15:34 PM IST

Sri Lankan police on Wednesday temporarily suspended the sittings in a court here after a fully loaded pistol and revolver were found inside the court premises.

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Blast in Quetta injures 4

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 12:15:05 PM IST

At least three personnel and one civilian were injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast in Pakistan's Quetta on Wednesday, media reported.

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India, Nepal joint exercise from March 7

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 6:15:15 PM IST

India and Nepal will conduct the 11th Surya Kiran joint exercise from March 7 to March 20, focussing on counter-insurgency drills, an official said on Tuesday.

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India releases 39 Pakistani prisoners

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST

In a reciprocal gesture after Islamabad freed 200 Indian prisoners lodged in jails in Pakistan, India on Wednesday freed 39 Pakistani prisoners lodged in jails here.

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No top representation from Kabul in Islamabad ECO summit

Islamabad |Tuesday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST

Afghanis­tan did not send any high-level representation in the Economic Cooperation Orga­nisation (ECO) summit here amid high tension between the two nations following terror attacks in Pakistan.

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Japan Jan industrial output falls 0.8 pct mth/mth -govt

TOKYO | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST

Japan's industrial output unexpectedly fell 0.8 percent in January, posting the first decline in six months, government data showed on Tuesday. The month-on-month fall compared with a median market f

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US oil ticks up for 2nd day on record OPEC output cut compliance

SINGAPORE | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST

US crude oil edged higher for a second day on Tuesday, underpinned by high compliance with OPEC's production cuts even as the market remains anchored by rising U.S. production. West Texas Intermediat

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Asian shares edge up, await Trump's policy speech

TOKYO | Tuesday, Feb 28 2017 IST

Asian shares edged up on Tuesday, bolstered by gains on Wall Street as investors awaited a speech by U.S. President Donald Trump for signals on tax reform and infrastructure spending. MSCI's broadest

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Haqqani's upcoming book to reimagine the idea of Pakistan

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST

One of Pakistan's most prominent public intellectuals and a renowned author, Husain Haqqanis upcoming book will take stock of the contemporary situation in the country and will attempt to reimagine it

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12 policemen die in Afghanistan

Kabul |Tuesday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST

At least 12 police personnel were killed in an attack at a checkpoint in Helmand province of Afghanistan on Tuesday, an official said.

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Rae completes Nepal stint, India yet to name new envoy

Kathmandu |Tuesday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST

Even as India's Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae on Tuesday completed his diplomatic stint in the Himalayan nation and was set to leave for home the next day, India is yet to name his successor.

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