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Fresh Taliban attacks kill 25 members of Afghan forces

A suicide car bombing and clashes with Taliban insurgents across Afghanistan have killed at least 25 security personnel. The violence comes as the United Nations...

SC circular ineffective

The government has issued a statement regarding a Supreme Court circular that 17 lower court judges cannot travel abroad without the apex court's approval. The...

Central Bank calls for enhanced financial inclusion

The formal financial system may have penetrated every nook and corner of the country, but figures from the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) reveal that...

Indian police arrest 150 from Modi’s party in Kolkata clashes

Indian police arrested around 150 people protesting against a breakdown in law and order in the eastern city of Kolkata on Thursday (May 25),...

Elections Commission to disburse funds for political parties

The Elections Commission has decided to pay out MVR23 million (US$1.5 million) in state funding for four political parties with more than 10,000 registered...

Religion minister seeks banks’ help to track nationalist funds

Religious affairs minister U Aung Ko is grappling with the Central Bank of Myanmar for cooperation in order to trace the funds used for...

China vows maximum effort to recover kidnapped citizens in Quetta

China said on Thursday it will do all it can to ensure the safe return of two citizens kidnapped in Quetta and it promised...

Tissa says American Naval camp to be set up in Trinco

Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) Leader Prof. Tissa Witharana yesterday said that an American Naval camp is to be set up in Trincomalee, with...

President calls to elect PM on political consensus

President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Thursday has called for the formation of a Council of Ministers on political consensus within seven days. According to the...

Chinese naval fleet visits Bangladesh

A Chinese naval fleet arrived at the Port of Chittagong in Bangladesh on Tuesday for a four-day friendly visit to Bangladesh. The fleet received...

Mamata Banerjee floats new formula on President after meeting PM Modi

A day before opposition parties meet in a big show of strength over lunch hosted by Congress president Sonia Gandhi to discuss a joint...

Pakistan captures Taliban leader blamed for three bombings in restive south-west

Pakistan has arrested a Taliban militant leader authorities describe as the "mastermind" behind three major attacks in Baluchistan, a spokesman for the government of...

Those who disturb the peace will be prosecuted: President Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday said he has instructed the authorities responsible for the country’s security to strictly impose the law against those who...

Afghan forces continue to suffer battlefield casualties

A Taliban attack on a military base in southern Afghanistan has killed at least 11 government soldiers and wounded as many others, while a...

Hydro revenue can’t assure self-reliance: World Bank

The outlook that fiscal self-reliance would be achieved with increased hydropower generation is an illusion, says a 2016 World Bank paper on public finance. While...

Saharanpur violence: UP govt suspends SSP, DM

The Yogi Adityanath government on Wednesday sacked Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Saharanpur Subhash Chandra Dubey and District Magistrate (DM) NP Singh over...

Wirathu urges followers to persevere after govt moves to curb ultra-nationalism

Burma’s infamous firebrand Buddhist monk U Wirathu urged his followers to find a solution to the struggles of the nationalist movement in a video...

Nepal’s Maoist prime minister resigns

Nepal’s Maoist prime minister resigned Wednesday as part of a planned handover to a former political foe who will be the impoverished nation’s tenth...

Two Chinese nationals abducted from Quetta

Armed men pretending to be policemen kidnapped two Chinese language teachers from Jinnah town, an affluent residential area in Quetta on Wednesday. Anwarul Haq Kakar,...

Story of a Bangladeshi girl with Chinese Navy

The Chinese naval ocean-going visiting taskforce arrived at Chittagong, Bangladesh, the fifth stop of its voyage, on Tuesday morning. Amid the welcoming crowd on the...

‘A dark day’: lawyers and legal experts react to supreme court...

The supreme court’s judgment declaring itself the final authority on the validity of no-confidence and impeachment votes has drawn widespread criticism from lawyers, lawmakers...