August 16, 2020 02:01 (IST)
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Nepal: People hope improvement in lifestyle with completion of Janakpur-Jaynagar railway line

Janakpur: People of Nepal's Janakpur feel that their lifestyle will change significantly with the completion of the Janakpur-Jaynagar railway line.

Canada-based Baloch leader describes Aug 14 as 'Black Day', slams Pakistan Army

Vancouver:  A senior Baloch leader has described the Pakistan’s Independence Day as ‘Black Day’ in the history of humankind as the country’s Army continues to kill, rob, rape, convert people and grab lands of Baloch people.

Is the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army raising its head again?

Cox Bazar: The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), which operates on the Bangladesh-Burma border and is seen by its observers as those carrying out terrorist activities, is trying to   radicalise the people in the Rohingya camps in Bangladesh, according to a report in German media.

Sindhis, Pashtun, Gilgit and Baloch members protest in US on Pakistan Independence Day

Washington: Several members of the oppressed communities in Pakistan demonstrated in front of the Pakistani embassy in Washington DC on Friday.

Two Taliban members planning to send mine killed in Afghanistan's Kandahar

Kabul/Sputnik: Two members of the Taliban group who were planning to send a mine were killed in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, the press service of the local police headquarters said on Saturday.

A 4-year old becomes youngest person diagnosed with Coronavirus in Bhutan

Thimpu/Xinhua: A four-year old child and her 34-year old mother are the latest to be diagnosed with COVID-19 in Bhutan as of Saturday.

COVID-19: Nepal reports 594 new cases

Kathmandu/UNI: The Novel Coronavirus count in Nepal reached 25,551 on Friday, after 594 new cases were recorded during the past 24 hours, the country's Health Ministry confirmed.

Afghanistan: More action needed to stop killings of human rights defenders

New York: The death of nine human rights defenders since the beginning of this year marks “the emergence of a truly alarming trend", an independent UN rights expert said on Friday, calling on Afghanistan to prevent any further killings.

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina pays homage to Sheikh Mujibur on his 45th death anniversary, country observes National Mourning Day

Dhaka/UNI/IBNS: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman marking the National Mourning Day and the 45th anniversary of his martyrdom.

Afghanistan: Suspected Taliban attack leaves two engineers killed 

Kabul: A suspected Taliban attack in Afghanistan's Kabul-Parwan highway has left two engineers killed, media reports said.

Afghanistan: Unknown gunmen set school on fire 

Kabul: Unknown gunmen set a school on fire in the Taleqan city of Afghanistan's northern Takhar province, media reports said.

Pakistan Independence Day: MQM to observe 'Black Day'

London: Protesting against state brutalities against Mohajirs, Sindhis, Balochs, Pashtuns, other oppressed ethnicities and religious minorities in Pakistan, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has announced that it will observe Aug 14 as 'Black Day'.

UN rights experts express ‘outrage’ at Belarus police violence against peaceful protester

New York: UN human rights experts on Thursday, strongly criticized the level of violence being used by security forces across Belarus against peaceful protesters and journalists, following five days of demonstrations over the disputed presidential election.

Kabul starts to release 400 Taliban prisoners, 80 of them already free

Kabul/Sputnik: The Afghan authorities have started to release the remaining 400 Taliban prisoners, with 80 of them being already free, the Office of the National Security Council said on Friday.

China experts in new book attempt to decipher the pandemic conundrum and the role of the communist state

New Delhi/IBNS: Several months have passed since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and while medical researchers and scientists are racing to find a vaccine to contain the spread of the pandemic, a lot of questions are also being raised about the origin and spread of the virus.