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Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi arrives in Afghanistan
Kabul, Oct 21 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi arrived in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Thursday, the media reported.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pakistan remains under increased monitoring (Grey List), Turkey named too
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Despite all its devious manoeuvrings, Pakistan remains on the FATF grey list. "Pakistan government has two concurrent action plans, with a total of 34 action plan items. It has now largely addressed 30 of the items," said FATF president. This way Pakistan will remain in the increased monitoring 'Grey List' of global terror financing watchdog FATF, said its president Marcus Pleyer on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
IED attack kills security personnel in Pakistan
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) continues to carry out deadly attacks targeting security personnel and claim lives in what is being seen as a serious and concerning surge of assault, posing a major challenge to Pakistans security forces.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
China conducted not one but two hypersonic missile tests which stunned US
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) China conducted not one, but two tests of new hypersonic weapons in July and August, the Financial Times newspaper has reported, raising more concerns in the United States about the growing military capabilities of its geopolitical rival, Al Jazeera reported.
2021-10-21
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pak Opposition to stage countrywide protests against inflation on Friday
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on Thursday announced nation-wide protests against rising inflation in the country on Friday, Geo News reported.
2021-10-21
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Covid outbreak in China leads to closure of schools, tourist sites
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) An outbreak of Covid-19 in China has led to swift restrictions being imposed in multiple Chinese provinces over the last week, the BBC reported.
2021-10-21
Category: International, India,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Heightened activities by Pakistani security agencies
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Pakistan has enhanced its activities in different locations through its proxies and contacts with the aim of targeting Indian interests. This is a typical syndrome which the country faces when it is in dire straits.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Afghanistan last in global women peace and security ranking'
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) In the global ranking of women peace and security, Afghanistan sits at the last place as the country's women fear of complete and outright discrimination, since the Taliban have taken control of the Asian country.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Taliban attract humanitarian support from regional powers
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) At least 10 regional powers have joined the new Taliban rulers in Afghanistan in their call to the United Nations to help the country bail itself from the feared economic collapse and a humanitarian catastrophe.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Century-old Nandana Fort in Pak set for restoration
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) The century-old Nandana Fort, discovered by Pakistans archeological department three months back which is set for restoration, still showcases its unique and magnificent might, even as it stands in a derelict condition.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Pakistan,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Art/Culture/Books
US bill moved to sanction China on maritime claims
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) US politicians have pushed another anti-China act to sanction entities and individuals who safeguard China's sovereignty in the South China Sea and East China Sea, Global Times reported.
2021-10-21
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
4 people killed in Pak explosion
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Four people were killed in an explosion targeting law enforcement officials in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a senior police official said.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UN official urges using aid to leverage women's rights in Afghanistan
United Nations, Oct 21 (IANS) A UN official has urged the international community to use aid as leverage to promote women's rights in Afghanistan, which have further deteriorated following the fall of the country to the Taliban in August.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Taliban behead a member of Afghan women's volleyball team
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Mahjubin Hakimi, a member of the Afghan women's national volleyball team who played in the youth age group, was beheaded by the Taliban in Kabul.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
In soup over labour abuses in Africa, Beijing attacks US for funding anti-China stories (Opinion)
Engaged in a bitter slugfest with the US on economic, technological and strategic fronts, China is taking its fight with the US in the third country, especially Zimbabwe where the alleged expose by the African country's largest daily newspaper 'The Herald' is being used by Beijing to badger the US left, right and centre.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Opinion/Commentary
Imran targets Pak Army Chief Bajwa citing Madina Riyasat template
New Delhi, Oct 20: It has been two weeks but Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has yet to choose one out of the three names for the post of the chief of the Inter State Intelligence (ISI) which is the main reason for the faceoff between him and the army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Despite the claims by Khans ministers that "matter" is sorted out with Bajwa, Khan has been taking digs, which is highly unusual, at the military establishment from every possible public platform.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SL delegation of over 100 joins inaugural int'l flight to Kushinagar
Colombo, Oct 20 (IANS) Inaugural flights to historically and religiously important town of Kushinagar in India's Uttar Pradesh state will be landed from Colombo carrying state and religious delegation from Sri Lanka, the Indian High Commission in Colombo stated.
2021-10-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Russia's Pacific Fleet comes calling at Colombo Port as China influence wanes
New Delhi, Oct 20: The Russian Navy has sent one warship and two submarines, which are part of its Pacific Fleet, to Sri Lanka. These include vessels--Corvette Gremyashchiy and submarines B? 603 and B?274.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'People of Afghanistan will confront economic, security challenges'
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) US outgoing special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad has warned that the end of the war is not the final chapter as the people of Afghanistan will confront economic and security challenges, Khaama Press reported.
2021-10-20
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Pakistan, India need a cricketing bond: PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja has emphasised the need for the revival of sporting ties between archrivals India and Pakistan, who have been fighting it out against each other at their borders and the sporting arena.
2021-10-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Evergrande default threatens China contagion
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The rescue of embattled Chinese property company Evergrande appears to have stalled, leaving the developer on the brink of default and threatening to unleash contagion through the countrys giant real estate sector, home prices and economy, The Guardian reported.
2021-10-20
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
B'desh govt's film festival in Tripura postponed
Agartala, Oct 19 (IANS) In view of the violence trageting minorities across the border, a three-day film festival of the Bangladesh government in Agartala, which was scheduled to commence on Thursday, has been postponed, official sources said on Tuesday night.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
China pledges an additional 2 mn Covid vaccines to Nepal
Kathmandu, Oct 19 (IANS) China on Tuesday announced that it is providing an additional grant of two million Covid-19 vaccines to Nepal.
2021-10-19
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Rain, floods create havoc in Nepal, 6 killed
Kathmandu, Oct 19 (IANS) Incessant rains followed by flooding and landslides continuing from Sunday have created havoc in Nepal.
2021-10-19
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Delhi lawyer writes to B'desh Chief Justice over attacks on Hindus
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) A Delhi-based lawyer on Monday wrote to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh demanding a judicial probe into the recent attacks on Hindus and Hindu temples in the neighbouring country.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan desires bilateral engagement with United States
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Pakistans military establishment has reiterated its desire to maintain the tradition of bilateral engagement for enduring relationship with the United States.
2021-10-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Pak playing T-20 in J&K': Owaisi slams Modi govt over match
Hyderabad, Oct 19 (IANS) AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday slammed the Narendra Modi government for allowing the Indian cricket team to play a T20 match with Pakistan at a time when "our soldiers are being killed in Kashmir".
2021-10-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Sports
Hypersonic missile test by China spurs call to stop flow of Wall Street capital into Chinese tech
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) US politicians warned they are on course to lose a 'new Cold War' following reports China secretly flew a nuclear-capable missile around the world, Daily Mail reported.
2021-10-19
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Technology,Terrorism
Restoration of Hindu temples suffers delay in Rawalpindi
Rawalpindi, Oct 19 (IANS) After an ex-commissioner from Rawalpindi was arrested on corruption charges, the restoration of at least seven Hindu temples has been put on the back burner in Pakistan.
2021-10-19
Category: International, Pakistan,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
TN fisherman missing after SL Navy intercepts boat, 2 others arrested
Chennai, Oct 19 (IANS) A fisherman from Pudukottai district went missing after falling into the sea, while two others were arrested when their boat was intercepted by a Sri Lankan naval vessel at mid-sea.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Afghanistan is worthy of Chinese investment despite turmoil, says mouthpiece
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) For Beijing, Afghanistan still has strong development potential and is worthy of investment despite its decades of political turmoil, a Chinese mouthpiece said.
2021-10-19
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Malala Yousafzai asks Afghan Taliban to reopen girl schools
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Pakistani Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai has called on the Taliban leadership in Afghanistan to re-open secondary schools for girls with immediate affect. She put forward this demand in an open letter addressed to the new rulers of the war-torn nation.
2021-10-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak expected to remain on FATF grey list till April 2022
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Pakistan is expected to remain on the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) till April 2022, as the country works towards completing an action plan to counter money laundering and terrorism financing.
2021-10-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Zalmay Khalilzad steps down as US special envoy to Afghanistan
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Zalmay Khalilzad, who served as the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation since September 2018, has stepped down, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced.
2021-10-19
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Buoyed by int'l support, Taiwan gets ready to counter Chinese aggression
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) China has reiterated its plans to integrate Taiwan with the mainland country, which is complemented by military threats and frequent violation of Taiwanese air space. But Taipei has declared its intention to counter Chinese aggression in the wake of growing international support for the island country, which Beijing calls an integral part of mainland China.
2021-10-18
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
China's 'unscientific approach' banning Indians from travelling to China
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) For last more than one year-and-a-half, China has banned Indians travelling back to China. As a result, many students, businesspersons and family members are stranded in India. The Indian Ambassador has opened dialogue with China on this issue, as this is purely a humanitarian matter, nothing as complex as a bilateral diplomatic issue.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pak, militants out to label every Kashmiri as terrorist; 4 non-locals shot in 24 hours
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The silence that prevailed in the Valley after the first round of five civilian killings last week was shattered on the weekend, as Kashmir witnessed cold-blooded murders of four more unarmed non-locals within a span of 24 hours.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Blast outside Balochistan University kills cop, 17 inured
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A policeman was killed while 17 persons were injured in a blast near the Balochistan University on Quetta's Sariab Road in Pakistan on Monday, the Dawn reported.
2021-10-18
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Bengal govt asks police, administration to stay alert after B'desh violence
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) A day after the state intelligence department issued an alert following the communal unrest in Bangladesh, the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government on Monday instructed the administration and the police to stay alert and not allow the spread of any kind of communal instigation in the state.
2021-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Thailand marred by consistent Islamic militancy
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Thailand has been marred by consistent Islamic militancy along the southern fringes, leading to significant loss of life and instability.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Taliban's Dy Foreign Minister Stanikzai flees to Dubai, as cracks appear in extremist fortress
New Delhi, Oct 18: Senior Taliban leader and Deputy Minister of Foreign Minister Sher Muhammad Abbas Stanikzai has fled Kabul to join his family in Dubai.
2021-10-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
1st polio vaccination drive in Afghanistan since Taliban takeover (Ld)
Kabul, Oct 18 (IANS) A country-wide polio vaccination drive will begin in Afghanistan on November 8 for the first time since the Taliban took over the country in August, the Unicef announced on Monday.
2021-10-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sri Lanka records over 7,000 tourist arrivals in Oct
Colombo, Oct 18 (IANS) Over 7,000 tourists have arrived in Sri Lanka so far this month, giving a boost to the country's tourism industry which took a blow due to the Covid-19 pandemic, local media reported on Monday.
2021-10-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
1st polio vaccination drive in Afghanistan since Taliban takeover
Kabul, Oct 18 (IANS) A country-wide polio vaccination drive will begin in Afghanistan on November 8 for the first time since the Taliban took over the country in August, the Unicef announced on Monday.
2021-10-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Asia's race to stock up on Covid pill could see a repeat of vaccine grab
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Countries in Asia Pacific are rushing to place orders for the latest weapon against Covid 19 -- an antiviral pill that isn't even authorized for use yet, CNN reported.
2021-10-17
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Warning in China of twindemic of Covid combined with influenza in winter
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) China's National Health Commission has warned of a potential "twindemic" this winter and it stresses influenza prevention as flu activity in the southern provinces has increased since September with the flu season approaching and the remaining high risk of imported Covid-19 infections, Global Times reported.
2021-10-17
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
House fire kills 7 in Pakistan
Lahore, Oct 17 (IANS) Seven members of a family were killed in a fire that erupted in their house located in Muzaffargarh district of Pakistan's Punjab province on Sunday, local officials said.
2021-10-17
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IS says it will target Shia Muslims everywhere
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terror group has said that they will attack Shia Muslims everywhere, Khaama Press reported.
2021-10-17
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
SL to obtain $500mn loan from India to keep fuel supply continue
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.
2021-10-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
4 arrested in B'desh over vandalising Hindu temple
Dhaka, Oct 17 (IANS) Four people, including an Imam, were arrested in Bangladesh's Kishoreganj district in association with the vandalisation and looting of a Hindu temple.
2021-10-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan