June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Earthquake survivors need cash

An Afghan aid agency yesterday appealed for cash for survivors of a deadly earthquake, saying it had no room to store food and had enough

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka shuts schools

Troops in Sri Lanka yesterday handed tokens to people queueing for petrol amid a severe fuel shortage in the nation battling its worst economic crisis in seven decades, while schools shut in Colombo and public employees were asked to work from home.

June 27, 2022
June 27, 2022

India says Bangladesh cutting rice import duty raised domestic prices by 10%

Bangladesh’s recent cut in import duty of non-basmati rice has pushed up prices of the grain in India’s domestic markets by ten percent in the last five days, and is causing a rush among Indian exporters to go for deals with the neighbouring country.

June 27, 2022
June 27, 2022

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka hikes fuel prices

Sri Lanka has raised its fuel prices, causing further pain for people as officials from the United States arrived for talks in an effort to support the island nation amid its worst economic crisis since its independence in 1948.

June 26, 2022
June 26, 2022

Quake-hit Afghan village struggles back to life

A ruined village in eastern Afghanistan, just 10 kilometres from the epicentre of this week’s deadly earthquake, is struggling back to life as aid trickles into the isolated region. 

June 25, 2022
June 25, 2022

Bangladesh says it needs to import 6.2mn tonnes of wheat from India this fiscal

Bangladesh has conveyed that it will need to import at least 6.2 million tonnes of wheat from India in the current fiscal (2022-23).

June 25, 2022
June 25, 2022

Pakistan jails 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind for 15 years

As Pakistani officials ticked items off their to-do list for submission of report to Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on the implementation of the action plan for getting out of its ‘grey-list’, something that strengthened their case was the conviction and sentencing of top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Sajid Majeed Mir.

June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022

Aftershock takes more lives in Afghanistan as death toll rises to 1,150

An aftershock took more lives Friday and threatened to pile even more misery on an area of eastern Afghanistan reeling from a powerful earthquake that state media said killed 1,150 people this week.

June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022

India restarts diplomacy with Afghanistan after a year amid earthquake crisis

India yesterday (June 23, 2022) re-established its diplomatic presence in Afghanistan as it deployed a "technical team" in its embassy in Kabul, less than a year after New Delhi withdrew officials from its embassy after the Taliban seized power last August.

June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022

‘Nothing is left here’

Organised rescue efforts are struggling to reach the site of an earthquake in Afghanistan that has killed more than 1,000 people, as survivors dig through the rubble by hand to find those still missing.