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DGMO-level hotline between India and China in final stage

India and China are in the final stage of setting up a military hotline at the Director General of Military Operations level. Determining the...

Diphtheria kills 9 in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

Bangladesh on Tuesday (Dec 12) launched a massive drive to vaccinate Rohingya children against diphtheria after a suspected outbreak killed nine refugees and infected...

US, Pakistan engage in quiet diplomacy to improve ties

US- Pakistan talks for finding a common ground in Afghanistan have moved away from exchanging allegations into a phase of quiet diplomacy aimed at...

Rohingya crisis: BD seeks both bilateral, global urgent action

Bangladesh has said not only bilateral, but the international community’s urgent action is needed for the permanent solution to Rohingya crisis. Permanent Representative of Bangladesh...

TAPI Project to Enter Practical Phase in Afghanistan Soon

Work on the implementation of Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India (TAPI) gas pipeline will start in Afghanistan in the next three months, the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum...

Maldivian tour operators authorised to work in China  

The Sino-Maldives free trade agreement signed last week authorises Maldivian travel agencies and tour operators to set up shop in three Chinese cities. Maldivian companies...

Rahul Gandhi is now president of Congress party, takes over from...

Rahul Gandhi was named president of the opposition Congress party on Monday (Dec 11) with the leadership of the 132-year old Indian party passing...

New govt likely in first week of January

Vote counting of the House of Representatives (HoR) and Provincial Assembly (PA) elections may be nearing conclusion, but it will take another month to...

Indian Air Force Chief visits Sri Lanka for discussions on regional...

Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa has arrived in Sri Lanka Sunday (Dec. 10)...

Tehran won’t allow India to use Chabahar port to undermine Pakistan:...

On December 3, Iranian President Hassan Rowhani inaugurated the first phase of Chabahar port. Pakistan is not part of the project, yet its minister...

India, Russia, China call for stable Afghanistan at ministerial meet

India, Russia and China called for a peaceful and stable Afghanistan through an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process following the 15th Foreign Ministerial Meeting...

India should stop dragging Pakistan into its electoral debate: Pak FO

India should stop dragging Pakistan into its electoral debate and win victories on own strength rather than fabricated conspiracies, which are utterly...

2 Bangladeshis shot dead by Indian BSF along Rajshahi border

Two Bangladeshis have been shot dead by members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) in Bhubanpara bordering area under Godagari upazila in Rajshahi district. Locals...

45% Indians paid bribe in past one year: Survey

A survey across 11 states in India by corruption watchdog Transparency International saw 45% of the respondents claim they paid a bribe at least...

Indian forces using ‘chemical weapons’ in held Kashmir: AJK president

Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan on Sunday (Dec. 10) claimed that Indian security forces are using "chemical weapons" against civilians...

French, Algerian fighters join Deash in Afghanistan: Report

French and Algerian fighters, some arriving from Syria, have joined the ranks Daesh in the northern Jawzajan province where the militants have established new...

Nepal Left alliance wins 72 seats, heading towards majority

Nepal’s Left alliance was on Sunday heading towards comfortable majority in the parliamentary elections, winning 72 of the 89 seats so far in the...

New Delhi to host Russian, Chinese, Indian foreign ministers today

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov are visiting India for the 15th Russia-India-China (RIC) foreign ministerial meeting today (Dec....

China trying to meddle into India’s northeast insurgency issue: security sources

The security agencies of India are extremely worried over the way China has been trying to meddle into insurgency of northeastern states operating from...

Pakistan, Russia to sign off-shore gas pipeline deal

Pakistan and Russia have reached an understanding to sign a multi-billion dollar offshore gas pipeline deal in a couple of weeks, ignoring pressure from...

U.S. military firms want security of classified defence info in India...

Leading U.S. defence firms are pushing for a specific framework in India to ensure the safety and security of critical technology and classified defence...