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Mechanical fault blamed for girder fall from crane that killed four, injured 2

DHAKA, Bangladesh - As workers were working on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project on the Dhaka-Mymensingh route near Uttara ...

Independence Day: Pakistan celebrates 75th year of independence with zeal, fervor

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistanis celebrated the country's diamond jubilee with traditional zeal and enthusiasm on Sunday, with commemorative ceremonies held ...

COAS Qamar Bajwa highlights deep-rooted UK-Pakistan ties at Sandhurst

SANDHURST, UK - General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), was the chief guest at the passing-out ...

China, Nepal to build rail, communications network across Himalayas

BEIJING, China: Following a meeting between their foreign ministers, China and Nepal have agreed to build the Trans-Himalayan Multi-Dimensional Connectivity ...

Jailed Australian economist, Sean Turnell, pleads not guilty in Myanmar trial

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar - Sean Turnell, an Australian academic and economic adviser to Myanmar's deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, detained ...

Nepal-China relationship elevated to a "strategic partnership"

BEIJING, China - Following a meeting of the two countries foreign ministers, China and Nepal agreed to build the Trans-Himalayan ...

UN: Bachelet to meet PM Hasina during Bangladesh visit

Dhaka, Bangladesh - Michelle Bachelet will visit Bangladesh for the first time as the UN's rights director, visiting refugee camps ...

With Covid cases increasing, India's New Delhi continues mask mandate

NEW DELHI, India: A government order released to reporters this week said New Delhi will continue to enforce a mask ...

Chinese aeroplanes remain grounded at Kathmandu airport

KATHMANDU, Nepal - While the Ministry of Finance has begun repaying interest on the loans for the planes, a batch ...

'U.S. threatened to topple my government due to independent foreign policy': Imran

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - According to information released on Friday, Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, (PTI) has hired a lobbying firm with offices in ...

Paki Navy rescues nine crew members of drowned Indian vessel near Gwadar

GAWADAR, Pakistan - According to the Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations, the Pakistan Navy rescued nine crew members from an ...

China terms docking of Yuan Wang 5 ship at Hambantota port as normal exchange

Beijing [China], August 17 (ANI): China on Tuesday said that the docking of its Yuan Wang 5 ship at Hambantota ...

Hardeep Singh Puri hails govt's decision to shift Rohingya refugees to EWS flats in New Delhi

New Delhi [India], August 17 (ANI): Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri on Wednesday lauded the ...

Gunmen Kill 2 Policemen Escorting Polio Workers in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Gunmen riding on motorcycles opened fire on police officers escorting a team of polio workers Tuesday in ...

China wants military outposts in Pakistan to safeguard its investments

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 17, 2022 (ANI) Having made significant investments in the conflict-prone Pakistan-Afghanistan region as part of its hugely ...

"Best deal": Jaishankar defends India's crude oil imports from Russia

Bangkok [Thailand], August 17 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar who is in Thailand to attend the 9th India-Thailand Joint ...

Jaishankar wishes Indonesian, Gabonese Foreign Ministers on their Independence Day

New Delhi [India], August 17 (ANI): External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar extended his wishes to the Foreign Ministers of Indonesia ...

Drones spotted near Ambala air base over two days, police initiates probe

Ambala (Haryana) [India], August 17 (ANI): The Indian Air Force has lodged a police complaint at the Ambala Cantonment police ...

Drones spotted near Ambala air base over two days, police probe initiates probe

Ambala (Haryana) [India], August 17 (ANI): The Indian Air Force has lodged a police complaint at the Ambala Cantonment police ...

Jaishankar to hold joint commission meet with Thai counterpart today in Bangkok

Bangkok [Thailand], August 17 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who is in Thailand to attend the 9th India-Thailand Joint ...

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Chinese tech helps Malaysia move toward low-carbon energy

© Provided by Xinhua "By combining energy technology with power technology and information technology, China has effectively promoted the development ...

Pakistan's development mania costs Karachi dearly

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 17 (ANI): Pakistan's bid to build some of the country's most expensive real estate in Karachi has ...

UN rights chief discusses Rohingya issue with civil society members in Bangladesh

Dhaka [Bangladesh], August 17 (ANI): UN rights human chief Michelle Bachelet met with a host of officials, civil society representatives ...

Gotabaya Rajapaksa not using state funds for expenses abroad: Sri Lankan govt

Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 17 (ANI): Amid the row surrounding the frequent travel of former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to foreign ...

Suspected Militants Fatally Shoot Local Hindu Man in Kashmir

Srinagar, India - Assailants on Tuesday killed a local Hindu man and injured his brother in a shooting that police ...

20 killed, 6 injured in fiery bus-tanker collision in Pakistan's Sindh

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 17 (ANI): At least 20 people were killed and six injured when a passenger bus collided with ...

US may 'sleepwalk into war with China Asian leader

Washington and Beijing are leading the world into ?dangerous territory,? Singapore's future PM has told Bloomberg NewsUS-China tensions are rising ...

Former Detainees Describe Secret Prison in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh - In a startling text and video investigative report, a Sweden based news portal focusing on Bangladesh has ...

AUKUS deal could detonate Asia-Pacific Russia

The security deal between the US, Britain and Australia might morph into a military alliance, according to Sergey ShoiguThe AUKUS ...

Unfinished story, unforgettable pain of WWII "comfort women"

According to the organizers' official website, Unforgotten Butterflies, the annual commemoration aims to educate and raise "awareness about Comfort Women ...

Foreign currencies worth over Rs 27.50 lakhs seized at IGIA, two passenger arrested

New Delhi [India], August 16 (ANI): Delhi Air Customs on Tuesday recovered $19,200 and EUR15,700, collectively worth Rs 27.50 lakhs ...

Excited to box in front of Indian fans in Raipur: Vijender Singh

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], August 16 (ANI): Ahead of his bout against Ghana's Eliasu Sulley, Indian professional boxer and Olympic medalist ...

Jaishankar arrives in Thailand to attend 9th India-Thailand Joint Commission Meeting

Bangkok [Thailand], August 16 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday arrived in Thailand to attend the 9th India-Thailand ...

IOA felicitates India's medal-winning contingent of Commonwealth Esports Championship

New Delhi [India], August 16 (ANI): The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has felicitated Team India's Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games medal ...

Pak Army Chief Bajwa likely to visit US, says report days after he seeks US help in securing IMF funds

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 16 (ANI): Days after Pakistan's Army Chief General Qamar Bajwa requested Washington for help in securing an ...

Amidst military rule, UN envoy travels to Myanmar for first time

UN special envoy for Myanmar Noeleen Heyzer travelled for the first time to the country since she was appointed last ...

Imran Khan owns over PKS 304 million assets: ECP told

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 16 (ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan owned more than 304.2 million Pakistani rupees assets including ...

Pak PM Shehbaz cites flaws in economic model amid severe financial crisis

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 16 (ANI): Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has indirectly admitted the country's ongoing financial crisis, by citing ...

After Delhi, Hyderabad International airport to roll out DigiYatra programme from Aug 18 for three months

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], August 16 (ANI): Hyderabad International Airport to roll out the DigiYatra airport for three months from August ...

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U.,S. stocks back on the defensive, Nasdaq drops 164 points

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. industrial stocks interrupted their five-day rally on Wednesday with all the major indices losing ...

Thailand to spend $62 billion to build industry in east

BANGKOK, Thailand: Thailand seeks to invest $61.97 billion in its industrial eastern region over the next five years, in a ...

Saudis buy stake in Russian energy companies, spend billions

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia: In a Twitter post published this week, Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Holding said it had invested in Russian ...

Asian stocks rally across the board, Nikkei 225 surges 354 points

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stock markets across the Asia Pacific region rallied on Wednesday.In Japan, the Nikkei 225 surged 353.86 ...

Poor crane, inexperienced operator among causes of tragic deaths by girder fall

DHAKA, Bangladesh A preliminary investigation into the tragic crane accident that killed five people in Uttara on Monday has found ...

Proposed Vietnam bullet train would run north-south 960 miles

HANOI, Vietnam: The Vietnamese government is considering building a high-speed railway, with a possible cost of up to $58.7 billion, ...

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