China contributes over 80% of FDI pledges to Nepal (15:22)
Kathmandu, June 19 (IANS) China contributed to around 87 per cent of foreign direct investment (FDI) commitments received by Nepal during the first 10 months of the current fiscal year that began in mid-July 2017, Nepal's Department of Industry (DoI) said on Tuesday.

Nepal PM leaves for China visit (12:10) IANS Photo Service
Kathmandu, June 19 (IANS) Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Tuesday embarked on a six-day official visit to China, his second trip to a foreign country after India, since taking power in the Himalayan nation.

Nepal willing to enhance connectivity, cooperation with China: PM (11:38) IANS Photo Service
Kathmandu, June 19 (IANS) Nepal is willing to enhance cross-border railroad connectivity, infrastructure development, trade, investment and tourism cooperation with China under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli, said here ahead of his visit to Beijing.

Nepal PM all set to visit China (20:42)
Kathmandu, June 18 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli is embarking on a six-day official visit to China starting from Tuesday, his second trip to a foreign country after India, since taking power in the Himalayan nation.

16 killed as Afghan Taliban launch attacks after ceasefire (Second Lead) (18:32)
Kabul, June 18 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed on Monday as the Afghan Taliban resumed attacks after refusing to extend a three-day ceasefire that ended on Sunday night, police said.

Ex-border guards chief to head Bangladesh armed forces (17:56) IANS Photo Service
Dhaka, June 18 (IANS) Bangladesh on Monday picked former border guards chief Lieutenant General Aziz Ahmed as the head of the country's armed forces.

International ICT conference concludes in Nepal (15:38)
Kathmandu, June 18 (IANS) The two-day international Information and Communication Technology (ICT) 2018 conference concluded here on Monday.

Pakistan issues fresh notes for Eid (15:16)
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) issued fresh and crisp notes worth $3 billion to mark the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr

Maldives says didn't deny work visas to Indians (15:12)
Male, June 18 (IANS) The Maldives Immigration has refuted reports that it is denying work permits to Indian citizens.

Oli's China visit will deepen bilateral ties, hope Ex-Nepal PMs (13:18) IANS Photo Service
Kathmandu, June 18 (IANS) Former Nepal Prime Ministers have expressed the hope that Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's upcoming visit to China will be instrumental in further deepening bilateral ties between the two countries.

Oli's China visit instrumental for bilateral ties: Ex-Nepal PMs (13:12) IANS Photo Service
Kathmandu, June 18 (IANS) Former Nepal Prime Ministers have expressed hope that Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's upcoming visit to China will be instrumental in further deepening bilateral ties between the two countries.

Taliban resume attacks on Afghan forces as truce ends (Lead) (12:50)
Kabul, June 18 (IANS) The Taliban on Monday resumed attacks on Afghan security forces after the armed outfit's three-day ceasefire ended the previous night, police said.

Taliban announces end to Afghanistan Eid festival ceasefire (02:20)
Kabul, June 18 (IANS) A widely welcomed three-day ceasefire between security forces and the Taliban in Afghanistan appears to be over, with the latter saying its militants had been ordered to take up arms again on Sunday night.

18 killed, 49 injured in Afghanistan suicide attack (Lead) (19:58)
Kabul, June 17 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed and another 49 injured on Sunday in a suicide attack in the heart of Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, a security source said.

15 killed, 45 injured in Afghanistan suicide bombing (19:22)
Jalalabad (Afghanistan), June 17 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and 45 others wounded as an explosion rocked a provincial governor's office after a meeting between Afghan officials and Taliban members here on Sunday, a security official said.

Taliban bans fighters from visiting government-held areas (14:22)
Kabul, June 17 (IANS) The Taliban on Sunday ordered its fighters not to visit areas controlled by the Afghan government, a day after an attack by the Islamic State terror group against a gathering of insurgents and civilians left 25 dead.

Nepal PM's China visit to deepen bilateral ties (13:42) IANS Photo Service
Kathmandu, June 17 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's upcoming visit to China will deepen bilateral ties and cooperation between the two countries, a Communist Party of Nepal (NCP) official said on Sunday.

UN chief lauds Afghanistan's extension of ceasefire (13:30) IANS Photo Service
United Nations, June 17 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the Afghan government's announcement of a unilateral extension of the ceasefire with the Taliban.

Two Muslims near the very top in British politics' (Comment: Special to IANS) (12:18)
By Saeed Naqvi
The three column, six inch-deep headline on page 1 of the Daily Telegraph caught my eye: "Doors open to thousands more skilled migrants."

Infinite possibilities in Maldives-China cooperation: Official (08:58)
Male, June 17 (IANS) A top Maldivian official has said that the island nation and China have always enjoyed a healthy, mutually beneficial relationship, which has reached to a historic level over the past few years.

Afghanistan extends ceasefire with Taliban (00:40) IANS Photo Service
Kabul, June 17 (IANS) Afghanistan has extended its unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban following an initial truce observed by both sides over the Eid festival period.

Sri Lanka to tighten environmental law against waste, pollution (16:38)
Colombo, June 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka will strengthen its environmental law against growing industrial pollution, urban waste disposal and illegal buildings, Cabinet spokesperson Gayantha Karunathilleke said on Saturday.

3 security personnel killed in Pakistan (15:42)
Islamabad, June 16 (IANS) At least three security personnel were killed when unidentified assailants shot at their vehicle in Pakistan's Balochistan province on Saturday.

Pakistan marks Eid with religious zeal, fervour (14:28) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, June 16 (IANS) Pakistan on Saturday celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with religious zeal and fervour.

5 terrorists, 3 soldiers killed on Afghanistan border: Pakistan Army (06:36) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, June 16 (IANS) At least five terrorists were killed as Pakistani forces retaliated cross-border attacks by militants from the Afghan side, the Pakistani military said in a statement.

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