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Stalin urges PM to get 23 TN fishermen held by Sri Lankan Navy freed
Chennai, Oct 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to get freed 23 fishermen from the state arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy and lodged in a jail there.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
PIA official was held at gunpoint for hours by Taliban commanders
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) suspended its flights to Kabul after what it called "heavy handed" interference by Taliban authorities, including arbitrary rule changes and intimidation of staff, The News reported.
2021-10-15
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
India should not express stance on China-Bhutan border MoU: Chinese mouthpiece
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) India has exercised long-term comprehensive control and influence on Bhutan, which has restricted the latter from developing foreign relations, said Chinese mouthpiece Global Times, blaming India.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Will Russia-led Moscow format upstage Doha talks to resolve Afghanistan's crisis?
New Delhi, Oct 15: Russia is all set to host the Taliban along with other key countries, including India, United States, Iran, Pakistan and China in a fresh diplomatic push to resolve the crisis in Afghanistan.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Terror outfits benefited during pandemic as people spent more time online
New Delhi, Oct 15: Online social media platforms have always been extensively used to spread information as well as misinformation. But the increased use of Internet and online platforms amid the Covid 19 pandemic has further helped the global terror outfits in expanding their reach as more digitally connected people spent longer hours online on social media, the weapon of choice of extremists to spread their message.
2021-10-15
Category: International, China,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Why China did not attack Taiwan
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) For more than seven decades, China and Taiwan have avoided coming to military face-offs.
2021-10-15
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Apple removes Quran app in China after request from officials
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Apple has taken down one of the world's most popular Quran apps in China after a request from Chinese officials, the BBC reported.
2021-10-15
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
More than 30 dead in Kandahar mosque blast (Ld)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) More than 30 people have died while 90 others have been injured after an explosion tore through a Shia mosque during Friday prayers in the Afghan city of Kandahar, the BBC reported.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
After Kunduz, blast hits Kandahar mosque
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Exactly a week after a suicide bombing at a mosque in Afghanistan's Kunduz city killed more than 45 people, an explosion was reported at a mosque in Kandahar on Friday, according to officials.
2021-10-15
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Taliban intimidation causing school attendance rates to remain low
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Girls in Afghanistan must be allowed to return to secondary school and continue their education, Amnesty International said on Friday as it published new testimonies from pupils and teachers documenting Taliban threats and violence.
2021-10-15
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan cricket's high-performance coach from New Zealand quits
Lahore, Oct 15 (IANS) Former New Zealand Test spinner, Grant Bradburn has decided to step down as head of Pakistan cricket's high-performance coaching to "pursue further coaching opportunities", the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Friday.
2021-10-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Turkish FM meets Taliban delegation in Ankara
Istanbul, Oct 15 (IANS) Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met a Taliban delegation in Ankara in a first-of-its kind meeting since the group took over Afghanistan in August.
2021-10-15
Category: International, Turkey,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Taliban deploys 'quick reaction' forces to border province
Kabul, Oct 15 (IANS) The Taliban-led Afghan government has deployed a 'quick reaction force' unit to Badakhshan province which shares a border with Tajikistan in order to maintain security and protect the country's frontier, the media reported.
2021-10-15
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
2 inmates in SL jail dead after consuming sanitizer
Colombo, Oct 15 (IANS) Two Iranian inmates detained at the Colombo Remand Prison in Sri Lanka died after consuming an alcohol-based sanitizer, local media reported.
2021-10-15
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Taliban welcomes Turkey's proposal for visits by FMs to Afghanistan
Kabul, Oct 15 (IANS) The Taliban government in Afghanistan has welcomed Turkey's proposal for Foreign Ministers of Islamic nations to visit Kabul "as a way to discuss the situation in the country", the media reported.
2021-10-15
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
4 dead, 16 detained in communal violence in B'desh
Dhaka, Oct 14 (IANS) A total of 16 persons have been detained in Chandpur and Chittagong in connection with the cases filed over attacks on Durga Puja 'mandaps' and police-mob clashes in Chandpur's Hajiganj upazila on Wednesday night that left four persons dead, the police confirmed to IANS on Thursday.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Don't think of yourself as a minority, Sheikh Hasina tells Hindu community
Dhaka, Oct 14 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday assured the Hindu community that they will continue to enjoy equal rights and freely celebrate their festivals as she promised strong action against those who indulged in violence and vandalism at temples and Durga Puja pandals in Comilla and elsewhere.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Issues in ISI chief's appointment to be resolved soon: Imran
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the "technical issues" in the appointment of the Director-General of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) would soon be resolved, Geo News reported.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Microsoft shutting down LinkedIn in China due to compliance requirements
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Microsoft is shutting down its business and employment-oriented online service LinkedIn in China, saying that having to comply with the Chinese state has become increasingly challenging, the BBC reported.
2021-10-14
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Strong Islamic narrative back with return of Taliban in South Asia
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) After the developments in Afghanistan following the take over of the government by the Taliban, there has been a considerable impact on various Islamic radical groups in the South Asian region with some of them seeing the return of Taliban as a reflection of victory of a staunch Islamic narrative.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
China, Bhutan sign three-step roadmap for expediting boundary negotiations
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Amid the border dispute with India, China on Thursday signed a three-step roadmap with Bhutan for expediting the boundary negotiations.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India needs to be ever vigilant to counter Pak-China nexus in Afghanistan
New Delhi, Oct 14: There are multiple developments in and around Afghanistan, following the Taliban's takeover of the country in mid-August Events in the AfPak region and beyond are unfolding at a breakneck speed. pace.
2021-10-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
PIA cites security reasons to suspend Kabul operations
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) said on Thursday that it has suspended its operations in Kabul with immediate effect citing "security reasons", the Dawn reported.
2021-10-14
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
PCB provisionally suspends Zeeshan Malik under anti-corruption code
Lahore, Oct 14 (IANS) Zeeshan Malik, the Northern batsman was on Thursday provisionally suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) under the provisions of its anti-corruption code.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Taliban to ban Pak's PIA if ticket prices not changed
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Afghanistans Civil Aviation Administration said that Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and Kam Air, a private Afghan airline, will be banned from operating flights from Kabul to Islamabad if they do not charge the same price as they did prior to the Taliban takeover.
2021-10-14
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Blast in Afghan province kills Taliban official
Kabul, Oct 14 (IANS) A Taliban official was killed and 11 others were injured in an explosion on Thursday in Afghanistan's Kunar province, a sorce said.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Thousands in Afghanistan receive assistance from UNHCR
Kabul, Oct 14 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Thursday announced that it has provided assistance to thousands of needy people across Afghanistan.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Blackout hits Afghan provinces
Kabul, Oct 14 (IANS) At least a dozen Afghan provinces, including Kabul, were hit by a blackout triggered by a technical problem, the national power company, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), confirmed on Thursday.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
5 dead as jeep falls into ditch in PoK
Islamabad, Oct 14 (IANS) Five people were killed and four others injured when a jeep plunged into a ditch in Pakistan occupied Kashmir's (PoK) Haveli district, local media reported on Thursday morning.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SL central bank to keep policy rates steady
Colombo, Oct 14 (IANS) The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) announced on Thursday that it would keep policy rates at their current levels while maintaining inflation at targeted levels and supporting economic recovery.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Taliban creates commission to expel unfavourable members: Report
Kabul, Oct 14 (IANS) The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has created a new commission to expel members "who misuse the name of the Taliban, do not treat people well, and have nasty backgrounds", a media report said.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sri Lankans urged to remain cautious despite dip in Covid cases
Colombo, Oct 14 (IANS) Health officials have urged Sri Lankans to remain cautious despite a drop in the number of fresh Covid-19 cases in the country as the spread of transmission caused by the Delta variant was easing.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Taliban urges US, EU to end sanctions
Kabul, Oct 14 (IANS) Following a meeting with officials from the US and the European Union (EU), a Taliban delegation has urged the two sides to lift sanctions on the Afghan Islamic Emirate and allow banks in the country to "operate normally", the media reported.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Communal attacks in B'desh's Comilla; Hasina orders action, deploys BGB
Dhaka, Oct 14 (IANS) Amid vibrant celebrations across Bangladesh to mark its biggest Hindu religious festival, a string of attacks on temples and Durga Puja pandals occurred in Comilla district and elsewhere following "rumours" spread through social media.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Pakistan stocks take a beating on controversy over ISI chief appointment
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Shares at the Pakistan Stock Exchange ended the day in the red on Wednesday as investors were worried over the controversy surrounding the appointment of the Inter-Services Intelligence chief.
2021-10-13
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Over 100 nations adopt Kunming Declaration to boost biodiversity
Kunming (China), Oct 13 (IANS) The High-Level Segment of the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP-15) closed on Wednesday with the adoption of the Kunming Declaration in this Chinese city, where over 100 nations committed to develop, adopt and implement an effective post-2020 global biodiversity framework on a path to recovery by 2030 at the latest.
2021-10-13
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India, Sri Lanka cooperate on defence as Colombo begins to distances itself from China
New Delhi, OCt 13: Indian Army chief General MM Naravane's five-day visit to Sri Lanka has reinforced New Delhi's commitment to Colombo as "Priority One" partner in defence relations. The two nations are also looking at cooperating over regional security issues.
2021-10-13
Category: International, United States,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
China's electric vehicle industry in tatters
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The world has been in debt to the Chinese electric vehicle (EV) industry because of the governments push for emission reduction and clean technology and the early forays of Tesla's electric vehicles in China.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
In Pakistan, widening gap between Imran and Army chief dangerous for hybrid regime
New Delhi, Oct 13: How long will the Imran Khan government last? This is the big question being asked in Pakistan after the headline grabbing standoff between the Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Pakistani army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa became open.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
G20 pledges aid to Afghanistan but no recognition for govt
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Members of the G-20 meeting in a virtual summit pledged to provide aid to the people of Afghanistan in a bid to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in the war-torn country, Tolo News reported.
2021-10-13
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Authorities in Afghanistan's Badakhshan gear up to curb drug trafficking
Faizabad (Afghanistan), Oct 13 (IANS) Authorities in Afghanistan's northern Badakhshan province have geared up to curb drug trafficking, starting with removing black films from windows of vehicles on Wednesday, provincial official Maazullah Ahmadi said.
2021-10-13
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
'Ecological floating islands' in Colombo's Beira Lake
Colombo, Oct 13 (IANS) Located in the middle of Sri Lanka's capital city of Colombo, is the beautiful and popular Beira Lake. Spread over 65 hectares, the lake offers locals and foreign tourists not just a pleasant and tranquil view, but also a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle urban life.
2021-10-13
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife
Pakistan reports 1,021 new Covid cases, 21 more deaths
Islamabad, Oct 13 (IANS) Pakistan reported 1,021 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Wednesday.
2021-10-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine
India criticises double standards ignoring 'anti-Hindu, anti-Buddhist, anti-Sikh phobias'
United Nations, Oct 12 (IANS) India on Tuesday hit out at double standards in fighting religious phobias that ignores "anti-Hindu, anti-Buddhist and anti-Sikh phobias" and thus encourages those propagating those ideas.
2021-10-12
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
Poverty leading to child marriages in Afghanistan in exchange for weapons
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Poverty, unemployment and severe economic problems in Ghur province of Afghanistan have led to child marriages, and a number of families are letting their underage girls marry middle-aged men in exchange for money, weapons or livestock, Raha Press reported.
2021-10-12
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Emerging from 'very tough' 2nd wave, India keeps top global spot with 9.5% GDP growth (Ld)
United Nations, Oct 12 (IANS) India has emerged from a "very tough second wave" of Covid-19, Gita Gopinath, the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Chief Economist, said on Tuesday at the release of the flagship report that showed India continuing to be the world's fastest growing major economy clocking a growth rate of 9.5 per cent this fiscal year and 8.5 per cent in the next.
2021-10-12
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Authority to appoint ISI chief lies with Pak PM: Minister
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting of the federal cabinet on Tuesday, during which the matter of appointing the Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) also came up, Geo News reported.
2021-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
IMF keeps India's 2021-22 GDP growth at 9.5%, retains top global spot
United Nations, Oct 12 (IANS) India will continue to be the world's fastest growing major economy, clocking a growth rate of 9.5 per cent this fiscal year and 8.5 per cent in the next, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projections released on Tuesday.
2021-10-12
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Maldives records over 905,000 tourist arrivals this yr
Male, Oct 12 (IANS) The Maldives has received more than 905,000 tourists so far this year amid the ongoing Covid-19, according to data from the Tourism Ministry.
2021-10-12
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
New chapter opened in Afghanistan, world relations: Taliban FM
Doha/Kabul, Oct 12 (IANS) The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has "opened a new chapter" in relations with the international community by sending a message of good ties to the world, said Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi.
2021-10-12
Category: International, Qatar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan