April 15, 2021 01:51 (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.

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.

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.

Pakistan: Blast during football match in Karachi leaves seven hurt 

Karachi: A blast during a football match in Karachi's Hub area in Pakistan on Tuesday left at least seven people hurt, media reports said.

UK adds Pakistan in high-risk country for terror financing; Pakistan opposes

The United Kingdom government has put Pakistan on the list of 21 countries that are considered high-risk countries for money laundering and terror financing. The country still remains on the grey list of the global terror watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).  Pakistan’s Foreign Office on Monday expressed reservations on the inclusion, calling the move “devoid of facts”.

Colombo Port city to become Chinese colony: Sri Lankan opposition party

The proposed Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill will turn the Colombo Port City--a dream project of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa--into a Chinese colony, an opposition party in Sri Lanka alleged.

Two killed in violence as Pakistan arrests chief of Islamist group

At least two people have been killed and several wounded in violence that spread across major cities in Pakistan following the arrest of a radical Islamist leader, reports say. Lahore, Gujranwala, Islamabad, and Peshwar were the worst affected cities on Monday.

Nepal has $9.2 billion untapped export potential: World Bank

Nepal has untapped export potential worth an estimated $9.2 billion, The Kathmandu Post reported quoting a new World Bank finding.