April 15, 2021 02:17 (IST)
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Bengal Elections: Video clip on Sitalkuchi incident goes viral | Karnataka reports 11,265 Covid cases, highest one-day spike this year | No decision to cut short Kumbh Mela: Officials | Delhi reports over 17000 fresh Covid cases setting a new single-day record | Rajasthan announces 12-hr daily Covid curfew from 6 pm to 6 am in all cities

Thaw in India-Pakistan ties chance to demonstrate intentions

As the Pakistan-India peace process — or at least the shaky beginnings of the latest round — moves forward, several questions swirl over the direction it will take, according to an editorial in Dawn.

Four South Asian nations conclude military exercise in Bangladesh

A ten-day multinational military exercise called Shantir Ogrosena (Vanguards of Peace) - involving four South Asian nations - aimed at  strengthening defence ties and enhance interoperability amongst neighbourhood countries, ended on Monday at Bangabandhu Senanibas (BBS) in Bangladesh. Troops from Bangladesh, India, Bhutan and Sri Lanka participated in the unique exercise that began on April 4,

US Congresswoman keen on strengthening Bangladesh-US ties

US Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon termed herself as a "friend of Bangladesh" and expressed her keen interest in strengthening Bangladesh-US cooperation on wide-ranging issues. She made the remarks on Tuesday while addressing a community reception in Philadelphia organised by Bangladeshi American community to welcome Bangladesh Ambassador M Shahidul Islam.

Four killed, thousands injured as Islamist violence rocks Pakistan

At least four people were killed and thousands injured, including members of security forces, as violent protests, led by a radical Islamist group, Tehreek-e Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), continued for the second day on Tuesday across major cities in Pakistan, forcing the government to deploy paramilitary forces.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gets second jab of Coronavirus vaccine

Moscow/UNI: Russian President Vladimir Putin has received the second shot of a two-phase Russian vaccine against COVID-19.

Bangladesh: Hindu houses, temple attacked in Satkhira

Dhaka: Unknown people attacked several homes and a Hindu temple in Satkhira region of Bangladesh on Tuesday, media reports said on Wednesday.

Pakistan records fresh 135 deaths due to COVID-19

Islamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday recorded a massive fatality due to COVID-19 as the country registered 135 deaths in the last 24 hours, media reports said.

Christchurch Mosque shooter challenges imprisonment conditions, terrorist status - Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: Brenton Tarrant who committed deadly mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques in 2019 asked the New Zealand High Court to reconsider his imprisonment conditions as well as his terrorist status, media reported on Wednesday.

China protests US delegation's visit to Taiwan

Beijing/UNI: China has expressed protest to the United States in light of an unofficial delegation's visit to Taiwan, the Chinese Foreign Ministry's spokesman, Zhao Lijian, said on Wednesday.

Strict restrictions imposed across Bangladesh to fight Covid-19

Dhaka/UNI: Strict restrictions have been imposed across Bangladesh for eight days (from 6 am on April 14 to 12 midnight on April 21) to deal with the ongoing second wave of coronavirus.

German envoy warns Sri Lanka against fantasizing Hitler

Holger Seubert, the German Ambassador to Colombo, warned Sri Lankans against fantasizing about Adolf Hilter after a minister and an influential Buddhist made controversial remarks asking Sri Lankan leadership to become more like Hitler.

Nepal mulls closing schools amid virus surge

As the renewed wave of the Covid-19 hits countries in the South Asia region, authorities in Nepal have been mulling over closing schools and educational facilities in major cities for one month, a report in the Himalayan Times suggests.

As Biden sets new 9/11 withdrawal deadline, India invited to Afghan peace meet in Istanbul

India has been invited to an Afghanistan peace conference in Turkey to back up the slowed down negotiations in Qatar between the Taliban and the Kabul government ahead of a delayed US withdrawal from that country, according to diplomatic sources.

US: Stun grenades, tear gas disperse crowd protesting against Minnesota shooting

Brooklyn Centre/UNI: The police at Brooklyn Center in Minnesota, U.S, used stun grenades and tear gas to vacant crowd protesting against the murder of an African American citizen.

UN and partners announce Afghan peace summit will convene in Turkey this month

New York: The UN together with Turkey, and Qatar, announced on Tuesday that a high-level conference aimed at ending decades of conflict in Afghanistan will go ahead beginning on 24 April, bringing together representatives of both the Afghan Government and the Taliban.