- Nepal plans to include yoga in school curriculum(19:14)
Kathmandu, June 22 (IANS) The preparation of new school curriculum, which will include yoga, in Nepal is in the final stages, Neplese Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel has said.
- Sri Lanka extends Emergency for another month (Lead)(17:54)
Colombo, June 22 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, here on Saturday, extended the State of Emergency by another month, considering the security situation following the April Easter Sunday bombings that killed over 250 people and injured hundreds.
- Curb terror funding by October: FATF warns Pakistan(01:52)
Paris, June 22 (IANS) The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has warned Pakistan to improve its counter-terror financing operations in line with an internationally agreed action plan by October or face action, sources said.
- Create atmosphere of trust, Modi tells Imran(18:31)
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan that his country needs to create an "environment of trust, free of terror, violence and hostility" for the two neighbours to have "normal and cooperative relations", which India seeks.
- Thousands protest in Nepal against controversial bill(19:38)
Kathmandu, June 19 (IANS) Thousands of protesters gathered in the Nepalese capital on Wednesday demanding the government to scrap a controversial bill to nationalize trusts that manage temples amid fears the move would jeopardize the centuries-old Hindu culture and religious traditions.
- Pakistan, World Bank sign $918 million agreements(14:28)
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Pakistan and the World Bank on Tuesday signed three loan agreements worth $918 million to help support revenue mobilisation and higher education development in the country.
- Avalanche kills mountaineer, injures 6 in Pakistan(14:20)
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) A Pakistani montaineer was killed while six others, including foreigners, were injured when an avalanche hit an expedition team while they were scaling a 5,300-metre high peak in the Gilgit-Baltistan region, the media reported on Tuesday.
- 6 killed, 75 injured in China earthquake(02:02)
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) Six people were killed and another 75 were injured after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake rattled China's Sichuan Province at 10:55 p.m. Monday (local time), according to local authorities.
- Don't compare 'strikes' and match: Pakistan military spokesman(20:26)
Islamabad, June 17 (IANS) Pakistan armed forces' media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Asif Ghafoor on Monday asked Indian Home Minister Amit Shah to not draw comparisons between Pakistan's cricket defeat to India and the two neighbours' border skirmishes.
- Pakistani activist known for criticism of Army killed(16:30)
Islamabad, June 17 (IANS) A 22-year-old social media activist and blogger known for his criticism of the country's military and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency has been killed by unidentified assailants in the capital, the police said on Monday.
- 14 militants killed in Afghan airstrike(18:04)
Qalat (Afghanistan), June 15 (IANS) At least 14 militants have been killed in an airstrike targeting Taliban hideouts in Afghanistan's Zabul province, the country's Army said in a statement on Saturday.