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Nepal`s foreign minister visiting India this week

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 16:37

Nepal`s Minister for Foreign and Home Affairs Madhav Ghimire will be leaving here for India Tuesday on a three-day official visit at the invitation of India`s Minister for External Affairs Salman Khurshid.

Sheikh Hasina keeps Home, Foreign Affairs, Defence portfolios

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 16:30

Bangladesh`s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has kept crucial portfolios of defence, home and foreign affairs with herself as she distributed portfolios among her new Cabinet members.

Pakistan to name school, stadium after teenage `bomb hero`

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 14:53

A Pakistani schoolboy who sacrificed his own life to save hundreds of his classmates by tackling a suicide bomber will have his school and a stadium named after him, officials said Monday.

Pakistani family jumps into river to escape police

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 13:48

Eight members of a family jumped into a river to avoid ending up in police custody in Pakistan`s Sindh province Monday, a media report said.

Suicide bomber targets police bus in Kabul, 6 injured

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 09:19

Taliban suicide bomber riding a bicycle detonated himself next to a police bus in Kabul on Sunday, injuring six police personnel in a blast that left the vehicle badly damaged.

Hasina ropes in former dictator as special envoy

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 23:46

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina roped in sulking former military strongman HM Ershad as her special envoy soon after she was sworn in for her second straight term.

Nepal`s five-time PM to chair first Constituent Assembly meet

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 22:18

Five-time Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa, who is Nepal`s oldest lawmaker, will be the first member of the new Constituent Assembly to take oath of office on January 20.

Possible role of cops in attack on Pakistan anti-terror official

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 22:10

Authorities have not ruled out the possibility that elements within the police force were involved in last week`s suicide attack that killed Chaudhary Aslam.

Imran Khan criticises own party for handling of teenager`s death

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 21:40

Imran Khan criticised his own party`s government in Pakistan`s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province for poorly responding to the death of a teenage schoolboy.

Probe into Benazir Income Support Programme graft cases

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 21:18

The Pakistani government has decided to investigate alleged cases of financial mismanagement and corruption committed in the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP).