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Chinese military inducts new water squadron for patrolling at Pangong Tso

Chinese military inducts new water squadron for patrolling at Pangong Tso

Soldiers from both sides performed yoga together at over 16,000 feet in Eastern Ladakh to mark the growing trust.

Nov 16, 2018, 11:02 AM IST
In huge blow to President Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka Parliament votes against Mahinda Rajapaksa government

In huge blow to President Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka Parliament votes against Mahinda Rajapaksa government

The Mahinda Rajapaksa govt has lost majority in Sri Lankan Parliament.

Nov 14, 2018, 11:06 AM IST
Supreme Court to decide on legality of January 5 snap polls in Sri Lanka

Supreme Court to decide on legality of January 5 snap polls in Sri Lanka

Snap polls were held in Sri Lanka on January 5 this year. 

Nov 13, 2018, 09:28 AM IST
Most Pakistanis don't know what internet is: Survey

Most Pakistanis don't know what internet is: Survey

The survey was conducted by .LirneAsia, a think-tank based in Sri Lanka

Nov 12, 2018, 12:09 PM IST
Differences between India, China should not become disputes: Nirmala Sitharaman

Differences between India, China should not become disputes: Nirmala Sitharaman

Both India and China should respect each other and resolve issues through dialogues and join hands together for peace and prosperity, Sitharaman said.

Nov 11, 2018, 20:24 PM IST
Ailing Bangla ex-PM Khaleda Zia shifted back to jail

Ailing Bangla ex-PM Khaleda Zia shifted back to jail

Zia was admitted to the hospital on October 6 following a High Court order.

Nov 08, 2018, 21:05 PM IST
Pakistan senate panel blames India, PM Modi for 'plans to increase violence' in Balochistan

Pakistan senate panel blames India, PM Modi for 'plans to increase violence' in Balochistan

The Frontier Corps of Balochistan has alleged that “enemies” of Pakistan have plans to increase the level of violence in the province.

Nov 08, 2018, 09:41 AM IST
Despite India's objection, Pakistan-China bus service flagged off from Lahore

Despite India's objection, Pakistan-China bus service flagged off from Lahore

The bus service between Pakistan and China started days after New Delhi termed it as “illegal and invalid”.

Nov 06, 2018, 17:31 PM IST
US sanctions on Iran come into force; Pompeo dodges question on commitment from India, China

US sanctions on Iran come into force; Pompeo dodges question on commitment from India, China

Mike Pompeo has said that new US sanctions won't hurt Iranian people. 

Nov 05, 2018, 12:12 PM IST
At least 15 killed in 31-vehicle pile-up on Chinese highway in Gansu province

At least 15 killed in 31-vehicle pile-up on Chinese highway in Gansu province

The pile-up occurred on Saturday after a heavy truck lost control and crashed into a line of vehicles waiting at a toll station.

Nov 04, 2018, 11:34 AM IST
Murdered ex-Pakistan senator Maulana Samiul Haq, known as 'Father of Taliban', laid to rest

Murdered ex-Pakistan senator Maulana Samiul Haq, known as 'Father of Taliban', laid to rest

Haq`s funeral prayers were held at the Khushal Khan College Ground

Nov 04, 2018, 08:00 AM IST
Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to begin Rohingya repatriation by mid-November

Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to begin Rohingya repatriation by mid-November

The Myanmar delegation will visit the Rohingya camps in the border district of Cox’s Bazaar on Wednesday. 

Oct 31, 2018, 00:32 AM IST
Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia's jail term doubled in orphanage graft case

Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia's jail term doubled in orphanage graft case

BNP chief Khaleda Jia was sentenced to five years in jail for embezzling funds of around $200,000 meant for the Zia Orphanage Trust.

Oct 30, 2018, 11:44 AM IST
Passenger bus falls into Indus River in Pakistan, 18 killed

Passenger bus falls into Indus River in Pakistan, 18 killed

A minibus fell into the Indus River in Pakistan's north Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, killing at least 18 people, including three women and a child, officials said.

Oct 29, 2018, 13:22 PM IST
Former Bangladesh premier Khaleda Zia sentenced to seven years in jail in graft case

Former Bangladesh premier Khaleda Zia sentenced to seven years in jail in graft case

Begum Khaleda Zia is a former Bangladesh prime minister and the chief of main opposition party BNP.

Oct 29, 2018, 12:12 PM IST
Indonesia's Lion Air flight from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang crashes into sea, rescue ops on

Indonesia's Lion Air flight from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang crashes into sea, rescue ops on

Lion Air flight from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang went missing 13 minutes after take-off.

Oct 29, 2018, 08:04 AM IST
India top nation for innovation, transformation: PM Modi in Japan

India top nation for innovation, transformation: PM Modi in Japan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who's currently on a two-day visit to Japan, will hold delegation level talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.

Oct 29, 2018, 07:41 AM IST
No democracy but naked martial law in Pakistan: Reham Khan

No democracy but naked martial law in Pakistan: Reham Khan

British-Pakistani journalist Reham Khan is the former wife of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Oct 28, 2018, 14:40 PM IST
Pakistan removes Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed's JuD and FIF from banned outfit list: Report

Pakistan removes Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed's JuD and FIF from banned outfit list: Report

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) was told that the special ordinance against banned outfits had lapsed and it had never been extended or tabled in parliament to be converted into an Act.

Oct 26, 2018, 10:47 AM IST
Jamal Khashoggi's murder was 'premeditated', says Saudi Arabia in latest reversal

Jamal Khashoggi's murder was 'premeditated', says Saudi Arabia in latest reversal

The US and Saudia Arabia had been at loggerheads over Jamal Khashoggi's murder.

Oct 25, 2018, 21:21 PM IST