August 08, 2020 22:57 (IST)
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Covid-19: West Bengal registers 2,949 new cases, toll crosses 2,000-mark | Manohar Lal Khattar meets late Sushant Singh Rajput's father, sister, assure them of 'justice' | Rajasthan: 6 BSP MLAs merged with Congress reach SC seeking transfer of disqualification case | Kashmir: Army soldier slipped to death near LoC in Kupwara | BJP MP Chikhalikar tests positive for Covid-19

World Bank rebuffs Pakistan, refuses to mediate in Indus water sharing issue

Islamabad/UNI: In a rebuff to Pakistan, the World Bank has refused to unilaterally decide on appointment of a neutral expert or Court of Arbitration (COA) for settling the dispute over the water sharing agreement between India and Pakistan under the 1960 Indus Water Treaty and suggested that the two countries mutually decide the matter.

Army officer, 5 militants killed in clashes in western Afghanistan

Kabul/Xinhua: An Afghan national army officer and five militants were killed during clashes in Afghanistan's western province of Badghis, the country's Ministry of Defense confirmed on Saturday.

Bangladesh road mishap leaves five dead 

Dhaka: A road mishap in Bangladesh's Sarojganj Bazar area left at least five people dead, media reports said on Saturday.

Chaman Incident: Afghans protest against Pakistan

Kabul: Hundreds of Afghans staged a protest in Kandahar to condemn last week’s deadly incident at Chaman crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Security Council condemns ‘heinous and cowardly’ terrorist attack in Jalalabad

New York: Members of the UN Security Council have condemned “in the strongest terms” the terrorist attack at a prison complex in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Monday, that left at least 29 people – including civilians – dead.

Dhaka: Mountaineer Reshma Nahar Ratna dies in road mishap

Dhaka: Mountaineer Reshma Nahar Ratna, who was riding a bicycle, died during a road mishap in Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Saturday.

Pakistan: Peshawar police squad poses for selfie with murderer of blasphemy accused

Peshawar: Shocking the world, an image of a Peshawar Police squad posing for a selfie with Faisal, also known as Khalid, who is accused of killing an American citizen in a Peshawar court last week, has gone viral on the internet.

ISIS Khorasan branch new leader is Pak-based Haqqani Network terrorist, claims Afghanistan Minister

Kabul: An Afghanistan minister has claimed that the new leader of ISIS Khorasan branch in the country is a Pakistan-based Haqqani Network terrorist.

PoK activist Amjad Ayub Mirza observes first anniversary of scrapping Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir

Glasgow: A prominent Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) activist observed the first anniversary of Indian government's move of scrapping Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir last year by cutting tri-colour cake and releasing balloons.

Covid-19 and floods will hold back China's economic recovery: Analysts

Beijing: The fresh wave of COVID-19 outbreak and the flood hitting the country might hold back China’s recovery from the pandemic as consumption and construction are likely to be hit, analysts believe.

Afghanistan: Afghan forces arrest top ISIS leader

Kabul: Afghanistan security forces have arrested  a top commander of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K), media reports said on Wednesday.

Afghan president expresses sympathy with Lebanese gov't over Beirut port blast

Kabul/Xinhua: Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has expressed sympathy over deadly blast in the Beirut port and condolences to the victims' families, said a statement of Presidential Palace released here Wednesday.

Nepal records 259 new cases, 65 recoveries, one fatality

Kathmandu/UNI: Nepal’s Health Ministry said that the country on Tuesday recorded 259 new cases of COVID-19, taking the nation's tally to 21,009.

Bangladesh: Flood situation deteriorates

Six rivers in Central Bangladesh continued to be in spate as almost half the country remained in the grip of floods until Tuesday, over a month after monsoon flood hit the country in late June.

Afghanistan reports 36 new COVID-19 cases, 36,782 in total

Kabul/UNI:  Afghanistan on Tuesday reported 36 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, taking the country's total to 36,782, the country's Ministry of Public Health said.