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Nawaz Sharif undergoes medical check-up, heart 'larger than normal'

Nawaz Sharif undergoes medical check-up, heart 'larger than normal'

Earlier this month, Sharif underwent a medical check-up in the jail.

Jan 22, 2019, 17:08 PM IST
Bangladesh's 'tree man' Abul Bajandar back in hospital for more surgeries

Bangladesh's 'tree man' Abul Bajandar back in hospital for more surgeries

The Bangladeshi national, who is dubbed as 'Tree Man', suffers from the extremely rare genetic condition epidermodysplasia verruciformis.

Jan 22, 2019, 15:53 PM IST
Masazo Nonaka, world's oldest man, dies in Japan aged 113

Masazo Nonaka, world's oldest man, dies in Japan aged 113

Masazo Nonaka – the world's oldest man - died at his home in northern Japan at the age of 113.

Jan 20, 2019, 18:02 PM IST
Pakistan arrests top Taliban figure

Pakistan arrests top Taliban figure

Washington wants Islamabad to encourage the militants to reach a settlement in Afghanistan and bring the 17-year war to a close.

Jan 15, 2019, 16:03 PM IST
Parents of children, who died after eating at Karachi restaurant, seek closure of case

Parents of children, who died after eating at Karachi restaurant, seek closure of case

Appearing before the Sindh High Court in Pakistan on Monday, the parents said that they had forgiven the owners of the Arizona Grill restaurant.

Jan 15, 2019, 07:40 AM IST
Military cargo plane crashes in Iran, 15 killed

Military cargo plane crashes in Iran, 15 killed

A flight engineer survived and was taken to the hospital.

Jan 14, 2019, 16:45 PM IST
Pakistan puts major CPEC power project on hold, asks China to delete it from list

Pakistan puts major CPEC power project on hold, asks China to delete it from list

According to a report in Pakistan-based Dawn News, the country's government will shut down several other schemes under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP).

Jan 14, 2019, 10:00 AM IST
Pakistan may lose major non-NATO ally status, Bill introduced in US Congress

Pakistan may lose major non-NATO ally status, Bill introduced in US Congress

The bill was introduced by Republican Congressman Andy Briggs in the House of Representatives.

Jan 13, 2019, 09:20 AM IST
Coal mine collapse in China's Shaanxi kills 21, two still trapped

Coal mine collapse in China's Shaanxi kills 21, two still trapped

The roof of the coal mine roof collapsed in Shaanxi province killing at least 21 miners on Saturday.

Jan 13, 2019, 08:42 AM IST
Nepal Army chief leaves for India visit

Nepal Army chief leaves for India visit

Purna Chandra Thapa is scheduled to meet Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitaraman and Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, among others.

Jan 11, 2019, 10:55 AM IST
Hindu temple vandalised in Bangladesh, owner's family attacked

Hindu temple vandalised in Bangladesh, owner's family attacked

The family of the temple's owner was also attacked by a group of eight to nine people in Batra village.

Jan 06, 2019, 12:52 PM IST
China's population to peak in 2029 at 1.44 bn: Report

China's population to peak in 2029 at 1.44 bn: Report

In 2015, the world's most populous country ended its one-child policy in a bid to tackle the problems

Jan 06, 2019, 10:19 AM IST
China develops its own 'Mother of All Bombs', smaller in size and lighter than the US one

China develops its own 'Mother of All Bombs', smaller in size and lighter than the US one

The aerial bomb has been developed by China's defence industry giant – NORINCO.

Jan 05, 2019, 11:49 AM IST
Jailed ex-Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif challenges conviction in graft case

Jailed ex-Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif challenges conviction in graft case

Sharif, 69, also filed an application seeking suspension of his sentence.

Jan 01, 2019, 22:44 PM IST
Sheikh Hasina all set to win 4th term; Awami League heading for a landslide win in Bangladesh; Opposition demands repolling

Sheikh Hasina all set to win 4th term; Awami League heading for a landslide win in Bangladesh; Opposition demands repolling

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina is all set to win a fourth term.

Dec 30, 2018, 23:34 PM IST
Ousted Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif to challenge conviction in graft case

Ousted Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif to challenge conviction in graft case

An anti-corruption court had last week sentenced Sharif to seven years in jail in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case.

Dec 30, 2018, 17:54 PM IST
Violence strikes Bangladesh polls; 1 killed, 10 injured in clashes between rival parties

Violence strikes Bangladesh polls; 1 killed, 10 injured in clashes between rival parties

The Jubo League is the youth wing of the ruling Awami League.

Dec 30, 2018, 12:40 PM IST
Leaked video shows Pervez Musharraf seeking covert US support to regain power

Leaked video shows Pervez Musharraf seeking covert US support to regain power

General (retd) Musharraf, 75, was Pakistan's president between 2001 and 2008, before resigning to avoid impeachment. 

Dec 29, 2018, 21:21 PM IST
Weakened Bangladesh opposition hopes for change in Sunday's election

Weakened Bangladesh opposition hopes for change in Sunday's election

Campaigning for Bangladesh`s general election at the weekend ended on Friday after weeks of violence, mainly against workers and officials from an opposition alliance, that has been criticised by

Dec 28, 2018, 09:18 AM IST
Pakistan politicians trying to rig polls, confirms Bangladesh's counter-terror unit chief

Pakistan politicians trying to rig polls, confirms Bangladesh's counter-terror unit chief

Ahmed said that the huge amount of money recovered from two locations in Dhaka was part of a conspiracy aimed to influence voters. 

Dec 27, 2018, 20:33 PM IST