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'Not concerned', says Pakistan over reports of New Delhi mulling to cut water supply to Islamabad

'Not concerned', says Pakistan over reports of New Delhi mulling to cut water supply to Islamabad

Pakistan says it has no concern if India diverts water of eastern rivers, but will definitely object to any use or diversion to western rivers.

Feb 22, 2019, 14:38 PM IST
Pulwama attack: Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari slams 'immature' Imran Khan, calls him 'back seat driver'

Pulwama attack: Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari slams 'immature' Imran Khan, calls him 'back seat driver'

Zardari said Pakistan PM Imran Khan has no ideo of international politics.

Feb 21, 2019, 08:31 AM IST
Pulwama attack fallout? Saudi Crown Prince's visit to Pakistan delayed

Pulwama attack fallout? Saudi Crown Prince's visit to Pakistan delayed

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will now arrive in Pakistan for a two-day visit starting from February 17.

Feb 16, 2019, 08:47 AM IST
Nine Indians arrested in Sri Lanka for staying without visa

Nine Indians arrested in Sri Lanka for staying without visa

The suspects will be produced before the Nuwara Eliya Magistrate's Court today.

Feb 08, 2019, 16:11 PM IST
In unprecedented move, Thai King's sister nominated for PM in March polls

In unprecedented move, Thai King's sister nominated for PM in March polls

Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi, 67, is the elder sister of Thailand King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

Feb 08, 2019, 10:59 AM IST
Kazakhstan president dismisses talk of snap election

Kazakhstan president dismisses talk of snap election

Kazakhstan is scheduled to hold both presidential and parliamentary elections next year.

Feb 05, 2019, 17:13 PM IST
Sightings of rare deep sea oarfish triggers earthquake, tsunami fears in Japan

Sightings of rare deep sea oarfish triggers earthquake, tsunami fears in Japan

According to the legend, oarfish are considered to be the ''harbinger of destruction'' in Japan.

Feb 04, 2019, 10:15 AM IST
Singapore most liveable for Asian expats: Survey

Singapore most liveable for Asian expats: Survey

Other cities in Asian countries like Malaysia and Thailand have also seen higher ratings largely due to infrastructure improvement.

Jan 30, 2019, 13:19 PM IST
Gunmen storm police station in southwest Pakistan, kill 5

Gunmen storm police station in southwest Pakistan, kill 5

 A group of four gunmen detonated a grenade at the entrance of the deputy police inspector`s office in Loralai district in Balochistan and killed five people.

Jan 29, 2019, 18:46 PM IST
Gunmen kill five in attack on Pakistan police station

Gunmen kill five in attack on Pakistan police station

Earlier this month, at least four members of the security forces were killed in an attack on a Frontier Corps training base in Loralai.

Jan 29, 2019, 18:09 PM IST
Pakistan court upholds acquittal of Christian woman accused of blasphemy

Pakistan court upholds acquittal of Christian woman accused of blasphemy

Asia Bibi, a farm worker, was convicted in 2010 of making derogatory remarks about Islam.

Jan 29, 2019, 16:57 PM IST
India names new envoy to Maldives

India names new envoy to Maldives

Ties between India and the Indian Ocean atoll nation started improving towards the end of 2018 after remaining strained most of the year over former Maldivian President Abdul Yameen`s policies.

Jan 29, 2019, 11:19 AM IST
Pakistan Supreme Court to review Asia Bibi's blasphemy acquittal

Pakistan Supreme Court to review Asia Bibi's blasphemy acquittal

A three-judge panel, including new Supreme Court Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, is due to hear the case.

Jan 28, 2019, 18:17 PM IST
Pilot had 'emotional breakdown' before deadly crash, Nepal probe panel says

Pilot had 'emotional breakdown' before deadly crash, Nepal probe panel says

US-Bangla Airlines expects to make an official statement later on Monday, Chief Executive Imran Asif said.

Jan 28, 2019, 16:28 PM IST
Chinese embassy in Islamabad sends SOS to check response time of security agencies

Chinese embassy in Islamabad sends SOS to check response time of security agencies

The mock drill has been excecuted to have a check over response time of the Pakistan's security forces, as in November last year, suicide bombers had attacked the Chinese consulate in Karachi,

Jan 25, 2019, 16:14 PM IST
Nepal official launches mission to eradicate menstruation huts

Nepal official launches mission to eradicate menstruation huts

"The practice of `chhaupadi` is an ill religious practice that has killed many women.

Jan 24, 2019, 17:53 PM IST
Nawaz Sharif uses Ghalib poetry to explain his condition in jail

Nawaz Sharif uses Ghalib poetry to explain his condition in jail

Un ke dekhey se jo ajati hai munh par rounaq, Woh samajhtey hain ke beemar ka haal achcha hai, said Nawaz Sharif.

Jan 24, 2019, 17:20 PM IST
Amid stiff opposition, Beijing pushes for stringent national anthem law in Hong Kong

Amid stiff opposition, Beijing pushes for stringent national anthem law in Hong Kong

The proposed law is designed to protect Chinese national anthem's dignity in Hong Kong, where anti-mainland sentiment is rampant.   

Jan 23, 2019, 08:13 AM IST
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