9h ago| South Asia

IS says its fighters attacked Kabul power lines

The Islamic State militant group’s Afghan branch said it was behind an explosion that brought down electricity lines and plunged Kabul into darkness.

9h ago| South Asia

9 killed in deadly clashes in Pakistan

A radical Islamist party yesterday said seven of its supporters have died in clashes with authorities in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore after two police officers were killed in the unrest. 

18h ago| China

China passes law to cut homework pressure on students

China has passed an education law that seeks to cut the "twin pressures" of homework and off-site tutoring in core subjects, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday.

2d ago| South Asia

Women’s Protests: Taliban strike journos to stop media coverage

The Taliban struck several journalists to prevent media coverage of a women’s rights protest in Kabul yesterday.

2d ago| India

India crosses 100cr mark in Covid-19 vaccination drive

India today reached a major milestone in its Covid-19 vaccination drive as the number of doses administered across the country crossed the 100 crore (one billion) mark.

3d ago| India

Bangladeshi travellers to India will need post-arrival Covid-19 tests

India today came out with revised guidelines for international arrivals into the country with effect from October 25 under which mandatory RT-PCR report showing samples tested as negative is...

October 24, 2021
October 24, 2021

9 killed in deadly clashes in Pakistan

A radical Islamist party yesterday said seven of its supporters have died in clashes with authorities in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore after two police officers were killed in the unrest. 

October 24, 2021
October 24, 2021

IS says its fighters attacked Kabul power lines

The Islamic State militant group’s Afghan branch said it was behind an explosion that brought down electricity lines and plunged Kabul into darkness.

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

China passes law to cut homework pressure on students

China has passed an education law that seeks to cut the "twin pressures" of homework and off-site tutoring in core subjects, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday.

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

UN fears 'mass atrocity crimes' In Myanmar as troops gather in north

The UN said Friday it feared an even greater human rights catastrophe in Myanmar amid reports of thousands of troops massing in the north of the Southeast Asian country, which has been in chaos...

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

Don’t let Taliban in

A group of Afghan women urged the United Nations to block the Taliban from gaining a seat at the world body, calling for better representation for their country during a visit to the organisation’s...

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

Myanmar has spiralled into civil war after coup

Myanmar has spiralled into civil war following a military coup, the outgoing UN special envoy on Myanmar said on Thursday, warning that the chance to return to democracy is disappearing and...

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

‘I want to commit suicide, but can’t leave my mother alone’

Since Taliban came to power in Afghanistan, Nargis Nayeel Sadat, 22, a business entrepreneur and women activist based in Kabul, is on the run along with her mother to save their lives after a...

October 22, 2021
October 22, 2021

Don't send wrong signals about Taiwan: China to US

China's foreign ministry urged the United States on Friday to avoid sending any wrong signals to proponents of Taiwanese independence, after President Joe Biden said the United States would...

October 22, 2021
October 22, 2021

Women’s Protests: Taliban strike journos to stop media coverage

The Taliban struck several journalists to prevent media coverage of a women’s rights protest in Kabul yesterday.

October 22, 2021
October 22, 2021

Floods, Landslides: Nearly 200 perish in India, Nepal

Nearly 200 people have died in floods and landslides in India and Nepal, officials said yesterday, with whole families buried in their homes and two young girls swept away as forecasters warned of...