January 23, 2022 14:32 (IST)
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Hong Kong police arrest two former Cathay Pacific staffers for violating COVID-19 quarantine rules

Hong Kong: Hong Kong police have arrested and charged two former Cathay Pacific staffers as they violated COVID-19 quarantine rules, media reports said.

Dhaka: Shoe factory fire brought under control

Dhaka: Firefighters have brought the blaze, which broke out at a shoe factory in Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Tuesday, under control, media reports said.

Blast rocks Pakistani train, several passengers hurt

Islamabad: An explosion rocked a passenger train in Pakistan's  southwest Balochistan province on Tuesday which left several people injured, media reports said.

Pakistan: Policeman dies during shootout with suspected terrorists in Islamabad

Islamabad: A policeman and two suspected terrorists were killed  during a shootout in Pakistan's Islamabad city on Monday, media reports said.

Pakistan minister warns of more terror incidents in Islamabad

Islamabad: Pakistan's Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed has warned Islamabad city may witness more terrorism-related incidents in the upcoming days.

Pakistan media slams minister Fawad Chaudhry for 'fake news'

Islamabad: Pakistan media organisations have slammed Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry for claiming that media revenues increased by 600 per cent between 2018 and 2021.

Afghanistan: Taliban members open fire at Herat province checkpost, 2 die

Herat: Locals in Afghanistan's Herat region have alleged that Taliban affiliates opened fire at a car in their checkpoint in Kazemi area of the city that resulted in the killing of the driver.

Experts decry measures to ‘steadily erase’ Afghan women and girls from public life

New York: Taliban leaders in Afghanistan are institutionalizing large scale and systematic gender-based discrimination and violence against women and girls, independent UN human rights experts warned on Monday.

Pakistan: Two die as fire breaks out at private hospital in Karachi

Karachi: A fire broke out at a private hospital in Pakistan's Karachi city on Monday which left at least two people dead, media reports said.

Afghanistan: Women demonstrate in Kabul over restriction imposed on their rights

Kabul: Women protesters took to the streets of Kabul on Sunday to agitate against restrictions on the rights of women, as well as to call attention to the recent killing of two women, media reports said.

No need for foreign manpower in Afghanistan: Karzai negates Imran Khan's proposal

Kabul: Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday rejected Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's proposal of sending qualified and trained manpower to Afghanistan and said “there is no need for it”.

Administrative negligence led to death of 23 people in Pakistan’s Murree: Report

Islamabad: Administrative negligence led to the recent tragedy in Murree region of Pakistan which left 23 people dead, media reports said on Monday.

Pakistan: Farmers block road to demonstrate against urea, water crisis

Punjab, Pakistan: Several farmers, who originate from Bhong, Rahimabad and Nawazabad areas, participated in a rally against the fertiliser crisis, unavailability of irrigation water and the ‘precarious’ law and order in Sadiqabad tehsil, some 35 km from here, on Saturday, media reports said.

Media, critics in Pakistan under increasing attack: Human Right Watch

Pakistan’s government in 2021 intensified its clampdown on the media, activists, and the political opposition in its efforts to stymie all criticism, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday in its World Report 2022.

Afghanistan: Jobless ex-soldier commits suicide, seven children find themselves in trouble

Kabul: Hayat Gul, a resident of Ismail Khail Manozai district in Khost province and a member of the previous government's army, left seven children in trouble after he commited suicide around 20 days ago due to unemployment and poverty.