Pakistan Army launches ‘Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad' to eliminate terrorism (19:08)
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) In its continuing fight against terrorism, the Pakistan Army on Wednesday launched "Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad" -- which roughly translates to "operation to eliminate discord" -- across the country, the military said.
Lahore HC seeks government response on Hafiz Saeed detention (18:06)
Lahore, Feb 22 (IANS) A division bench of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Punjab Home Department on a petition challenging the detention of Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed.
Motorbike bomb kills 3 in Afghanistan (17:32)
Kabul, Feb 22 (IANS) At least three persons lost their lives and 22 others were injured on Wednesday as a motorbike bomb struck a bazaar in Paktika province in eastern Afghanistan, a provincial government spokesman said.
Sri Lanka to hike damages for elephant attacks (17:32)
Colombo, Feb 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Cabinet on Wednesday approved to grant a higher compensation to victims of wild elephant attacks in the island country.
Toll in Sri Lanka boat capsize rises to 13 (14:16)
Colombo, Feb 22 (IANS) The deaths in a boat capsize in Sri Lanka has risen to 13 after rescuers on Wednesday recovered two more bodies.
Jaishankar meets Chinese Foreign Minister (13:48)
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Wednesday met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi ahead of attending a key bilateral strategic dialogue here.
Five terrorist killed by Pakistan Air Force (13:06)
Rawalpindi, Feb 22 (IANS) As part of the ongoing crackdown on militants, the Pakistan Air Force has killed five terrorists in Khyber Agency, along the border with Afghanistan, media reported on Wednesday.
India, Bangladesh to strengthen border management (22:44)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India and Bangladesh have decided to implement the Coordinated Border Management Plan in "letter and spirit" to curb the menace of trans-border crime, including smuggling of arms, drugs, and fake currency.
Madhesi Morcha boycotts meeting called by Prachanda (21:20)
Kathmandu, Feb 21 (IANS) Leaders of agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) were conspicuous by their absence at an all-party meeting held here on Tuesday to have the constitution amendment motion discussed in Parliament in view of the government's announcement for local election.
India to donate 8 water bowsers to drought-hit Sri Lanka (20:38)
Colombo, Feb 21 (IANS) India is to donate eight water bowsers or large tanks and 100 metric tons of rice to Sri Lanka, as part of drought relief for the island country which is headed for one of its worst droughts in 30 years.
Sikhs suffer in Pakistani province: Sikh leader (16:18)
Peshawar, Feb 21 (IANS) About 10,000 members of the Sikh community in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province lack education and health, a Sikh leader said in remarks published on Tuesday.
Kabul demands action against Taliban in Pakistan (14:56)
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Within days of the Pakistan Army summoning Afghan diplomats to demand action against militants sheltering in Afghanistan and involved in attacks in Pakistan, Kabul has handed over a list of Afghan Taliban militants and 32 terrorist hideouts on Pakistani territory.
Eight die in Pakistan suicide attack (Second Lead) (14:16)
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Three suicide bombers who targeted a court in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were killed on Tuesday, the ghastly attack also leaving five others dead, authorities said.
Three suicide bombers killed in Pakistan (Lead) (13:08)
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Three suicide bombers who tried to enter a court in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province were killed on Tuesday, authorities said.
Three explosions near a court rock Pakistan (12:44)
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Three explosions occurred near a court in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday, the police said.
Nepal to hold local bodies election, Madhesis reject move (21:52)
Kathmandu, Feb 20 (IANS) Nepal government on Monday decided to hold the elections in local bodies across the country in a single phase on May 14. But the decision saw strong reservation from Madhes-based political parties.
India offers to share telecom expertise with Asean (Lead) (20:44)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India on Monday offered to share its expertise with Asean's member countries in the development of their telecom and digital connectivity sectors.
India to link Kathmandu with Delhi, Kolkata by rail (19:58)
Kathmandu, Feb 20 (IANS) India's Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu announced here that it would soon link Kathmandu to New Delhi and Kolkata using direct railway lines, in a bid to strengthen cross-border connectivity and facilitate movement of people between the two countries.
Pakistan moves heavy artillery to Afghan border (17:46)
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) The Pakistan Army has moved heavy artillery towards the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, security officials said on Monday.
Key Taliban commander killed in Afghanistan (17:24)
Kabul, Feb 20 (IANS) A key Taliban commander was killed in a drone strike attack on a militant hideout in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, a defence official confirmed on Monday.
UN envoy in Islamabad to reduce Pakistan-Afghan tension (16:58)
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) A United Nation special envoy arrived in Pakistan on Monday to reduce tensions between Islamabad and Kabul following a surge of terrorist attacks in the country that claimed over 100 lives in a few days.
Pakistan, Afghanistan will fight terrorism 'together': Gen Bajwa (16:30)
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday said that enhanced security arrangements along Pakistan-Afghanistan border were to fight common enemy -- "terrorists off all hue and colour".
Afghan intelligence playing into India's hands: Musharraf (13:56)
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Pakistan President Pervaiz Musharraf has said that Afghanistan's intelligence agency -- the National Directorate of Security (NDS) -- was playing into Indian hands, and was being used as a tool for facilitating terror groups in Pakistan, media reported on Monday.
India seeks global action against JuD chief (Lead) (13:16)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India on Monday called for an internationally mandated action against Pakistan-based terrorist leader Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.
10 civilians killed in Afghanistan grenade attack (11:26)
Kabul, Feb 20 (IANS) At least 10 civilians were killed and four wounded in a grenade attack in Laghman province of Afghanistan, an official said on Monday.