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Court summons Khaleda Zia, 3 family members

Opposition BNP chief Khaleda Zia, her Malaysia-based daughter-in-law and two granddaughters were summoned on Sunday to appear before a Bangladeshi court next month in connection with a USD 5.8 million....

Ex Lankan envoy faces probe for arms deals with Ukraine rebels

A close relative of former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa is facing a probe for his alleged involvement in arms dealings with pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine when he was the....

Sri Lanka arrests 54 Indian fishermen

Colombo: Fifty-four Indian fishermen have been arrested by Sri Lankan navy for allegedly poaching in the country's waters, days before the visit of a Lankan delegation to India to discuss....

UK court asks Pakistan to pay 150,000 pounds to India as legal fee

London: In a setback to Pakistan, a UK court has directed it to pay 150,000 pounds to India as legal fees in the 67-year-old Hyderabad Funds case involving the Nizam's....

Indian, Sri Lankan fishermen to meet to sort out issues

Colombo: Fishermen's associations of India and Sri Lanka will meet in Chennai next week to resolve the vexed issue of violation the maritime boundary and invading each other's waters. The....

We are occupied with tackling terror, no time for developmental issues: Pak PM

Lahore: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said most of his government's time is consumed in tackling terrorism and the acute energy crisis which leaves little time for development....

8 killed as gunmen attack church in Nigeria

Boko Haram attacks Nigerian town, kills 11

Bauchi: Witnesses say Boko Haram extremists have attacked a Nigerian town and killed 11 people who had just returned home after the military reclaimed the town. Resident Mohammed Umara said....

10 killed and 3 injured in road accident in Pakistan

Peshawar: At least ten people from a family, including six women, were killed and three others injured today when a speeding jeep fell into a ditch in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.....

Pakistan court reserves judgement on Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi’s plea

Lahore: A Pakistani court today reserved its judgement on the plea of LeT operations commander and 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi against his detention under a security act. "Lahore....

2 Pakistani security men killed in militant attack

Islamabad: At least two security personnel were killed today when militants attacked an administration official in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province. The convoy of Deputy Commissioner of Kharan district, Kharan Raziq....

Serious in Lakhvi trial, no critical evidence on him by US: Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday said it was serious in the trial of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and in bringing the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack to justice even as....

US holds 1st global conference on ‘Defending Dalit Rights’

Washington: The first global conference on Dalit rights will be held here to increase awareness about injustices faced by nearly 260 million people across the globe including in India due....

2 top Chinese politicians face corruption trials

Beijing: Two senior Chinese politicians, believed to be close associates of disgraced former security czar Zhou Yongkang, were today indicted on corruption charges and abuse of power, as part of....

‘India, US have mutual desire for naval, maritime ties’

Washington: With the convergence of strategic interest in the Indian Ocean there is a mutual desire for a deeper naval and maritime co-operation between India and the US, top Pentagon....

Bhutan-India ties role model political relationship: Bhutan PM Tobgay

Washington: Describing ties between India and Bhutan as a "model relationship", Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said trust, cooperation and confidence have helped build close relations between the two neighbours.....

Gunmen Storm Tunisian Museum in Deadly Attack

Tunisia's prime minister says 21 people are dead after an attack on a major museum, including 17 foreign tourists, and that two or three of the attackers remain at large. ....

Sohail Aman new Pakistan Air Force chief

Air Marshal Sohail Aman, an accomplished fighter pilot, was on Wednesday appointed as the chief of Pakistan Air Force. The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) said in a statement that the....

India to hold meet in China to celebrate UN Yoga Day

India will hold one of the biggest global yoga meets in China to celebrate the UN’s first International Day of Yoga. Over 10,000 yoga enthusiasts are expected to take part....

Passenger removed from United Airlines flight after yelling ‘Jihad!’

Washington: Alert passengers on board a United Airlines flight averted a potentially dangerous situation when they subdued a young co-passenger started yelling "Jihad! Jihad!" and appeared to threaten a hijacking.....

Pak court adjourns hearing on plea for cancelling Lakhvi bail

Pak court adjourns hearing on plea for cancelling Lakhvi bail

A Pakistani court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of the government’s plea for cancellation of bail to Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind, till March 26 as his....

Malaysia launches new airline to provide value flights

Malaysia today launched a new airline, flymojo, aimed at providing value flights in south-east Asia.  The airline will be based out of a primary hub at Johor Bahru's Senai airport....

Indian researcher wins woman of the year 2015 in New South Wales

Melbourne: A 56-year-old Indian pancreatic cancer researcher in Australia has been named New South Wales Woman of the year 2015 for her contributions to medical research, tertiary education and the....

China extends support to Pakistan in countering terrorism

Beijing: China on Monday said it opposes terrorism in any form and backed Pakistan's efforts to counter terrorism and safeguard national stability. Condemning the Taliban attacks on churches in Pakistan,....

Scotland Yard face graft probe for covering up child sex abuse

London: The UK's police watchdog on Monday launched a probe into alleged corruption in Scotland Yard ranks for shielding influential politicians and officials involved in sex offences against children, including....

UN to have memorial wall dedicated to fallen peacekeepers

At India's initiative, a memorial wall dedicated to fallen peacekeepers will be built at the UN headquarters here as a lasting tribute to the sacrifice made by them in the....

India’s reaction to Pakistan court ruling on 26/11 attack mastermind Lakhvi ‘irrational: Sartaj Aziz

Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday termed as "irrational" India's strong reaction to a court's ruling ordering release of 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki- ur-Rehman Lakhvi, but hoped that the issue....

Tombs of 221 BC filled with ancient treasures unearthed in China

BEIJING: A series of tombs built thousands of years ago, some filled with ancient treasures, have been discovered by archaeologists at a construction site in China's central Henan Province.  The....

China looks to further relax one-child policy: Premier Li Keqiang

Beijing: Faced with a poor response to the limited relaxation of China's one-child per couple policy that permits a second child in selected cases, Premier Li Keqiang today said further....

No need for concern, stay the course: Afghanistan to India

New Delhi: Seeking to allay concerns here over its growing ties with Pakistan, a "surprised" Afghanistan on Saturday asked India to "stay the course" and to ignore what is happening....

PM Modi flags off train service at Talaimannar in Sri Lanka

Talaimannar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday flagged off a train service at the north-western Sri Lankan town of Talaimannar - the closest point to India - restored after decades....