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Covid surge in India 'worrisome', threatens growth prospects: IMF

United Nations |Wednesday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST

The new wave of Covid-19 infections sweeping parts of India is "worrisome" and threatens the 12.5 per cent growth projection, an International Monetary Fund expert for the region said on Tuesday.

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Biden to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by Sep 11

Washington |Wednesday, 2021 2:15:08 PM IST

US President Joe Biden wants to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan by September 11, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a senior administration official has said.

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Rise in Afghan civilian casualties: Report

Kabul |Wednesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST

A UN report on Wednesday showed that at least 573 civilians were killed and 1,210 others wounded in the first three months of 2021, which is a 29 per cent increase as compared to the same period last

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Terror re-emerges in Balochistan

Quetta (Pakistan) |Wednesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST

Pakistan's Balochistan province continues to keep the country's intelligence and security forces under constant check as terror elements continue to surface from different parts of the province, carry

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Ghani urges Taliban to observe ceasefire during Ramadan

Kabul |Tuesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday urged the Taliban to halt fighting and observe a ceasefire during the Islamic holy month month of Ramadan aimed at bolstering the peace process.

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Who funds Pak's purchase of western military equipment

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST

A third world country that is on the brink of economic implosion, living on IMF loans and unable to guarantee the necessities of life to its people is still procuring military equipment from some of t

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Pak remittances remain over $2bn for 10th month

Islamabad |Tuesday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST

Pakistan's remittances remained over $2 billion in March for the 10th month in a row, the country's central bank said.

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Police install light machine gun posts in Dhaka

Dhaka |Tuesday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST

Additional police have been deployed, while light machine gun posts were also installed following an order by the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) following a militant attack threat, a top official sai

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Maldives tourism arrivals cross 330K in March

Male |Tuesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST

Monthly tourism arrivals have been on the rise in the Maldives, with over 330,000 tourists visiting the island nation between January and March, the Ministry of Tourism revealed on Tuesday.

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Conflicts kill 65 in Afghanistan

Kabul |Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST

At least 65 people were killed in clashes and terrorist attacks in Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, an independent war monitoring group said on Monday.

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B'desh issues fresh directives for 'full lockdown'

Dhaka |Monday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST

Amid a surge in new Covid-19 cases, the Bangladeshi government on Monday issued a fresh set of directives for a nationwide "full lockdown" from wednesday onwards.

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Afghans call for ceasefire during Ramadan

Kabul |Monday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST

Afghans from all walks of life are calling for ceasefire to be observed in Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which starts on Tuesday.

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