Hefazat preacher arrested in B'desh

Dhaka |Thursday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST

Rafiqul Islam Madani, a preacher of the Hefazat-e-Islam militant outfit in Bangladesh, has been arrested on charges of anti-state speech and inciting chaos.

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Ex-SL beauty queen arrested after pageant fiasco

Colombo |Thursday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST

Caroline Jurie, the 2019 winner of the Mrs. Sri Lanka who tried to seize the crown of this year's winner Pushpika De Silva leading to a brawl on stage, has been arrested over the incident, local media

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Pak National Assembly Speaker's Afghanistan visit delayed

Islamabad |Thursday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST

The visit of the Speaker of Pakistan's National Assembly Asad Qaiser to Afghanistan has been postponed due to security threat, a top official said here on Thursday.

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US urges India, Pak to hold table talks

Islamabad |Thursday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST

The US Department of State has called on both India and Pakistan to hold direct talks and resolve pending issues with an aim to normalise relations.

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Criticism of armed forces punishable by law in Pak now

Islamabad |Thursday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST

Pakistans National Assembly Standing Committee on Interior has approved a Bill that would punish those who intentionally criticise the countrys armed forces.

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Indian Army chief visits Bangladesh to enhance defence ties

New Delhi |Thursday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST

Continuing with the excellent tradition of strong bilateral and defence ties between India and Bangladesh, Indian Army Chief General M.M. Naravane is on a five-day visit to Bangladesh. He left for Ba

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Pak, Russia vow to boost bilateral ties

Islamabad |Thursday, 2021 2:45:06 PM IST

Visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and his counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi here during which the two sides agreed to strengthen bilateral ties and

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Private Pak importers rush for Russian vax

Islamabad |Thursday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST

Private importers in Pakistan are negotiating to procure more of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine for commercial sale.

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Pak intruder shot dead in Punjab; heroin, 2 AK-47 seized

Chandigarh |Wednesday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST

A Pakistani intruder was neutralised by the Border Security Force (BSF) and Punjab Police in a joint operation along the International Border in the Amritsar sector on Wednesday, the police said.

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Pak passes 15K Covid deaths

Islamabad |Wednesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST

Pakistan on Wednesday passed the grim milestone of 15,000 Covid-19-related deaths as the country struggles to contain the spread of the virus amid a third wave of the pandemic.

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Pak to approach IMF for 2nd bailout package

Islamabad |Wednesday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST

In a major decision aimed at curbing the worsening financial and economic situation of Pakistan due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced that his government will reach out

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59 killed in 24 hours in Afghanistan

Kabul |Wednesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST

At least 59 people were killed in insurgent activities and clashes in Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, a local independent war monitoring group said on Wednesday.

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