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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
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