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PM MODI CONGRATULATES IMRAN KHAN, SAYS “WE ARE FOR GOOD RELATIONS”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan, who was sworn in as the country's 22nd prime minister on Saturday....

TALEBAN KIDNAP DOZENS IN AFGHANISTAN’S NORTH DESPITE CEASEFIRE

Taleban insurgents kidnapped dozens of passengers after stopping three buses in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province, a government official said on Monday (Aug 20), a...

16 MINISTERS FROM PM IMRAN KHAN’S CABINET SWORN IN

Sixteen members of Prime Minister Imran Khan's 21-strong cabinet took oath at a ceremony held at the President House in Islamabad on Monday morning. President...

US, PAKISTAN WELCOME CEASEFIRE ANNOUNCEMENT

The United States in Monday welcomed the announcement by the Afghan government of a ceasefire conditioned on the Taliban’s participation. In a statement issued by...

B CHY, KAMAL AGREE ON GREATER UNITY, WILL HOLD GRAND RALLY

Jukto Front chairman and former president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury and Gono Forum president Kamal Hossain on Sunday announced their decision to forge an alliance...

Construction of China-funded sewage treatment plant starts in B’desh capital

The construction of a China-funded mega sewage treatment plant started in Bangladesh's capital of Dhaka on Sunday. The sewage treatment project agreement, named the "Dasherkandi...

Bhutan EC releases schedule for 3rd NA elections

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) released the election schedule for the third National Assembly elections at a press conference Saturday. The registered political...

Centre withdraws more than 7,000 CRPF troops from four states

The Centre has withdrawn more than 7,000 Central Reserve Police Force personnel who were deployed to conduct anti-Maoist operations from West Bengal, Bihar and...

Myanmar police, soldiers patrol in Maungdaw amid reports of renewed ARSA...

Border police and Myanmar Army troops have been conducting joint patrols in Rakhine State’s Maungdaw District after local authorities received a tip off about...

Nepal gov’t recommends Thapa be appointed army chief

Nepal’s government has decided to recommend acting Chief of the Army Staff (CoAS) Purna Chandra Thapa for the top position of the Nepal Army...

Bangladesh mulls over description of Rohingya refugees for political reasons

Bangladesh has yet to decide whether it will replace its official description of Rohingya refugees — a move some claim will limit the Rohingyas’...

PM’s first speech

The 22nd prime minister of Pakistan will have to contend with a set of circumstances that few leaders before him have had to face:...

Bangladesh port authority grapples with China, S’pore, Korea, India proposals

The Chittagong Port Authority in Bangladesh has sought government intervention to select suitable financiers as it grapples with late proposals from China, South Korea...

Pak Army chief ‘expresses deep concern’ as violence in Afghanistan escalates

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday expressed "deep concern" over the rising number of violent incidents in Pakistan's westside neighbour, Afghanistan, that...

No peace in Afghanistan if foreign occupation continues: Taliban leader

The leader of the Taliban says there will be no peace in Afghanistan as long as the foreign “occupation” continues, reiterating the group’s position...

New criminal law sparks press freedom concerns in Nepal

Nepal introduced a new change to its criminal code on Friday, making the sharing of information that's been deemed confidential by the authorities, a...

President Yameen suspects India is in Maldives to keep watch on...

President Abdulla Yameen suspects that Indian personnel is in Maldives to keep watch on China, says Abhijit Singh, a former Indian naval officer. In an...

Bhutan’s LDC graduation likely to be deferred to 2023

Bhutan has sought a deferral of its LDC (Least Developed Country) graduation year to 2023 from 2021. The United Nation’s Committee for Development Policy...

INDIAN NAVY TO DROP IN TO YANGON PORT

To further strengthen close and strong bilateral relations between India and Myanmar, Indian Naval Ship Khanjar will call into Yangon, Myanmar from 18-20 August. INS Khanjar (P-47) is a Khukri-class...

IMRAN SWORN IN AS 22ND PRIME MINISTER

Imran Khan has been sworn in as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan at the Presidential house. The oath was administered by President Mamnoon...