B'desh: Prime accused in Pirganj attack confesses to his role
B'desh attacks: Three accused held in Noakhali, protests against violence
B'desh man charged under Digital Security Act sent to jail
  • B'desh man charged under Digital Security Act sent to jail(12:46)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, Oct 23 (IANS) Mohammad Fayez, who has been charged under Bangladesh's Digital Security Act (DSA) for inciting people via social media which led to the widespread communal violence in the country earlier this month, has been sent to jail.

7 killed in attack on madrasa in B'desh
  • 7 killed in attack on madrasa in B'desh(08:10)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, Oct 23 (IANS) Seven persons have been killed and several others injured in an attack on a madrasa at a Rohingya camp in Bangladesh's Ukhiya upazila of Cox's Bazar district, officials said.

Sri Lanka to allow inter-provincial movement from Nov 1
  • Sri Lanka to allow inter-provincial movement from Nov 1(21:56)
    By Susitha Fernando

    Colombo, Oct 22 (IANS) After nearly three months of travel restrictions, Sri Lanka on Friday decided to allow inter-provincial public movements from November 1 amidst health officials warning of the spread of new Delta-plus variant.

India hands over Jaynagar-Kurtha cross-border rail section to Nepal
UN representative praises Indian medical students' viral dance video
Jamaat leader pleads guilty to communal attack in B'desh
Indo-Middle East spice buyer-seller meet draws good response
Teacher arrested in Dhaka for spreading hatred on social media
  • Teacher arrested in Dhaka for spreading hatred on social media(22:30)

    Dhaka, Oct 20 (IANS) The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), the elite anti-crime and anti-terrorism unit of the Bangladesh Police, has arrested Ruma Sarkar, an assistant professor at the Begum Badrunnesa Government Girls' College in Dhaka, on charges of spreading a provocative and false video on Facebook.

Sri Lanka to amend laws to ban cattle slaughter
  • Sri Lanka to amend laws to ban cattle slaughter(19:06)

    Colombo, Oct 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has approved to amend the existing laws to ban cattle slaughter in the island nation in a bid to increase local agriculture and dairy production.

SL delegation of over 100 joins inaugural int'l flight to Kushinagar
48 died, 31 missing in Nepal's flood and landslides
Pakistan rupee tumbles to fresh all-time low
Creating history, Canada's Calgary and Edmonton have elected Sikhs as mayors
China pledges an additional 2 mn Covid vaccines to Nepal
Rain, floods create havoc in Nepal, 6 killed
Delhi lawyer writes to B'desh Chief Justice over attacks on Hindus
Sri Lanka changes Trinco port rules to attract Indian investors
  • Sri Lanka changes Trinco port rules to attract Indian investors(17:02)

    Colombo, Oct 19 (IANS) Aiming to attract investment from India and other neighbouring countries, Sri Lanka has decided to remove prevailing monopoly which allows only one heavy industry in a specific field to be established in Sri Lanka's North-eastern Trincomalee port.

Death toll in B'desh communal violence reaches 6
  • Death toll in B'desh communal violence reaches 6(12:28)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, Oct 19 (IANS) The death toll in the communal violence in Bangladesh has increased to six, while at least 70 Hindu temples were vandalised across the country, said Rana Dasgupta, General Secretary of the Bangladesh Hindu-Buddha Christian Oikya Parishad.

Bangladesh drifting into communal anarchy
  • Bangladesh drifting into communal anarchy(20:38)

    Dhaka/New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Bangladesh has traditionally had a highly sensitive politico-religious fabric, where any developments within the country or in the Islamic world has had implications on the politics and religious contours of the Bangladeshi society.

Punjab-origin British MP mourns killing of Sir David Amess
  • Punjab-origin British MP mourns killing of Sir David Amess(17:42)

    Chandigarh, Oct 17 (IANS) Punjab-origin British Labour Party MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi on Sunday expressed sadness at the tragic killing of the Conservative counterpart Sir David Amess, who last week led a cross-party Parliamentary delegation to Qatar.

SL to obtain $500mn loan from India to keep fuel supply continue
  • SL to obtain $500mn loan from India to keep fuel supply continue(14:52)

    Colombo, Oct 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka will obtain $500 million loan facility from India amidst a warning by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC), the government's cash-strapped fuel supplier, that the supply could only be guaranteed till January 2022.