10h ago| Asia

6.4 magnitude quake hits Indonesia's West Java

A magnitude 6.4 quake hit Indonesia's West Java area on Saturday at a depth of 118 km (73 miles), sending people running out of buildings, the country's geophysics agency BMKG said.

12h ago| Southeast Asia

Myanmar sentenced 7 students to death this week: UN

The Myanmar junta handed out at least seven more death sentences this week, taking the tally of those on death row to 139, according to the United Nations.

1d ago| India

India approves world’s first intra-nasal Covid vaccine

The world’s first intra-nasal Covid vaccine developed by India has got approval from the country’s Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation for restricted use.

2d ago| South Asia

Sri Lanka ends resort blackouts to woo back tourists

Sri Lanka said yesterday it was reorganising its blackout-prone electricity grid to guarantee power to tourist resorts, in an effort to lure back foreign travellers after a bruising economic crisis.

2d ago| South Asia

BSF to install 5,500 CCTV cameras at Bangladesh, Pakistan borders

India's Border Security Force will install 5,500 security cameras, and buy drones and other monitoring gadgets for surveillance at the country's borders along Bangladesh and Pakistan.

3d ago| Crime & Justice

Bangladeshi accused in 11 murder cases found dead in Kolkata

Indian police recovered a body of a Bangladeshi man, accused in 11 murder cases in Bangladesh, on Tuesday night from a house in Haridevpur area in Kolkata.

December 3, 2022
December 3, 2022

6.4 magnitude quake hits Indonesia's West Java

A magnitude 6.4 quake hit Indonesia's West Java area on Saturday at a depth of 118 km (73 miles), sending people running out of buildings, the country's geophysics agency BMKG said.

December 3, 2022
December 3, 2022

Myanmar sentenced 7 students to death this week: UN

The Myanmar junta handed out at least seven more death sentences this week, taking the tally of those on death row to 139, according to the United Nations.

December 3, 2022
December 3, 2022

India approves world’s first intra-nasal Covid vaccine

The world’s first intra-nasal Covid vaccine developed by India has got approval from the country’s Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation for restricted use.

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

1971 war 'a military failure', says Pakistan foreign minister

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said the "Dhaka debacle in 1971 was in fact a military failure that had brought a host of challenges for the Zulfikar Ali Bhutto-led PPP"..Bilawal, also PPP chairman, made the comments on Wednesday at the Nishtar Park rally, organised to m

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Pak embassy in Kabul attacked, one injured

Pakistan's embassy in Kabul came under attack today with gunfire injuring a Pakistani security guard, officials said, in what Islamabad called an attempt to assassinate its head of mission, who was unhurt.

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Indonesia set to criminalise sex outside marriage

Indonesia's parliament is expected to pass a new criminal code this month that will penalise sex outside marriage with a punishment of up to one year in jail, officials have confirmed.

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Covid rules eased unevenly in Chinese cities as virus spreads

Some communities in Chinese cities where Covid-19 is still spreading are easing off on testing requirements and quarantine rules ahead of an expected shift in virus policies nationwide after widespread social unrest..The uneven relaxation of Covid restrictions is, however, fuelling fear am

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Sri Lanka ends resort blackouts to lure back foreign tourists

Sri Lanka said on Thursday that it was reorganising its blackout-prone electricity grid to guarantee power to tourist resorts, in an effort to lure back foreign travellers after a bruising economic crisis.

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Sri Lanka ends resort blackouts to woo back tourists

Sri Lanka said yesterday it was reorganising its blackout-prone electricity grid to guarantee power to tourist resorts, in an effort to lure back foreign travellers after a bruising economic crisis.

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

‘2,000 dead’ fighting Myanmar junta

At least 2,000 pro-democracy fighters have been killed in Myanmar battling a military junta that seized power last year, the head of a parallel civilian government said in an interview aired yesterday, urging allies to provide military aid. Duwa Lashi La, acting