6h ago| South Asia

Pakistan mosque bombing death toll rises to 87

The death toll in the suicide bombing that tore through a mosque in Pakistan rose to 87 today, a hospital official said, a day after the one of the biggest attacks in the unstable South Asian nation.

18h ago| South Asia

61 killed, 150 hurt in Pakistan mosque blast

A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a crowded mosque in a highly fortified security compound in Pakistan yesterday, killing over 61 people, most of them police.

1d ago| South Asia

Death toll in Pakistan mosque blast rises to 47

Police officers were among at least 47 killed and 150 wounded in a blast at a mosque inside a highly sensitive Pakistan police headquarters on Monday, prompting the government to put the country on high alert.

1w ago| South Asia

India FM in 2-day Sri Lanka visit

India’s foreign minister arrives in Colombo yesterday following his country’s backing of Sri Lanka for a $2.9 billion International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan.

1w ago| South Asia

Pakistan EC to notify Imran Khan’s victory on 7 seats

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday decided to issue a notification confirming PTI chief Imran Khan's victory in by-elections on seven National Assembly seats that was earlier withheld for his alleged failure to submit details of the party's funding to the electoral body.

1w ago| South Asia

Imran dissolves 2nd Pak provincial govt

Seeking to force Pakistan to hold an early national election, the opposition party led by former prime minister Imran Khan dissolved its provincial government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa yesterday, three days after doing the same in Punjab province.

January 25, 2023
January 25, 2023

India invites Pak foreign minister for Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting

India has invited Pakistan's foreign minister to a meeting of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) that it is hosting in May, Indian media reported on Wednesday, signalling a possible thaw in relations between the nuclear-armed rivals.

January 21, 2023
January 21, 2023

Blast derails train in SE Pakistan

At least 15 people were injured when a bomb blast derailed a passenger train in the southwestern Pakistani province of Balochistan yesterday, a government official said.

January 20, 2023
January 20, 2023

India FM in 2-day Sri Lanka visit

India’s foreign minister arrives in Colombo yesterday following his country’s backing of Sri Lanka for a $2.9 billion International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan.

January 19, 2023
January 19, 2023

Pakistan EC to notify Imran Khan’s victory on 7 seats

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday decided to issue a notification confirming PTI chief Imran Khan's victory in by-elections on seven National Assembly seats that was earlier withheld for his alleged failure to submit details of the party's funding to the electoral body.

January 19, 2023
January 19, 2023

Imran dissolves 2nd Pak provincial govt

Seeking to force Pakistan to hold an early national election, the opposition party led by former prime minister Imran Khan dissolved its provincial government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa yesterday, three days after doing the same in Punjab province.

January 17, 2023
January 17, 2023

'Alarming' rise in Rohingya lost at sea in 2022: UN

The UN decried Tuesday the "alarming" rise in the number of Rohingya refugees lost at sea fleeing their Myanmar homeland or Bangladesh last year, warning more would die without concerted action.

January 17, 2023
January 17, 2023

Pakistan lawyer shot dead by colleague at high court

A top lawyer was murdered at a Pakistan high court yesterday by a colleague who shot him six times while dressed in full judicial robes, police and a witness said.

January 17, 2023
January 17, 2023

Pilot couple killed nearly 16 yrs apart

In 2010, Anju Khatiwada joined Nepal’s Yeti Airlines, following in the footsteps of her husband, a pilot who had died in a crash four years earlier when a small passenger plane he was flying for the domestic carrier went down minutes before landing.

January 17, 2023
January 17, 2023

Black boxes found

Searchers yesterday found both the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder from a passenger flight that crashed killing at least 68 people in Nepal’s worst plane accident in 30 years, officials said.

January 16, 2023
January 16, 2023

Nepal plane crash: Eyewitnesses recount lucky escape

Kalpana Sunar had come to Pokhara from Dulegaunda in Tanahun to celebrate Maghe Sankranti three days ago. She was washing clothes in the front yard of her house when she saw an aeroplane falling from the sky and coming in her direction.