South Asia Unused

South Asia Unused

US, UN discuss int’l community’s efforts to end violence after Myanmar coup

The US and UN have discussed the international community’s efforts to help bring an end to the Myanmar military’s violence and repression that has been going on since the February 1 military coup.

Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Biden’s reluctance in engaging Pakistan 'stunning', says US senator

A senior US senator, Lindsey Graham, on Tuesday described American President Joe Biden’s reluctance to reach out to Prime Minister Imran Khan as ‘stunning,” and warned that ignoring Pakistan while withdrawing from Afghanistan could lead to a disaster.

Chinese national’s arrest near Bangladesh border: Indian agencies probe 'larger conspiracy'

Indian security agencies are probing the possibility of the involvement of Chinese national Han Junwei, who was arrested near the border with Bangladesh on June 10, in a conspiracy relating to national security and not just financial fraud.

'Women wearing few clothes impact men, unless robots': Imran Khan's rape remark draws flak

Prime Minister Imran Khan spoke about rape and "temptation" in a recent interview with Jonathan Swan for Axios and no one is happy with what he said.

Taliban say committed to Afghan peace talks

The Taliban said on Sunday they were committed to peace talks, adding they wanted an "Islamic system" in Afghanistan that would make provisions for women's rights in line with cultural traditions and religious rules.

Govts of South Asian countries fail to devise Covid-19 recovery solutions: experts

The governments of South Asian countries, including Bangladesh, have failed to play their roles in controlling the spread of the coronavirus and come up with sustainable and effective recovery solutions to the pandemic induced crisis.

Chinese, Indian workers among 11 killed in Nepal floods, 25 missing

Landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy rain across Nepal this week killed 11 people including one Indian and two Chinese workers at a development project, while 25 people were missing elsewhere, officials said on Friday.

India calls for ‘open and inclusive’ Indo-Pacific based on sovereignty, peace

With an eye on China, India today called for an open and inclusive order in the Indo-Pacific based upon respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity of countries, peaceful resolutions of disputes through dialogue, and adherence to international rules and laws.

Police trying to find out if Chinese man illegally entering India from Bangladesh is a spy

Chinese national Han Junwe, who was apprehended by the BSF while trying to illegally enter India from Bangladesh on June 10, was yesterday taken by West Bengal state police to the place where he was caught, to help reconstruct the scene.

‘Illegally crossing over from Bangladesh’: Chinese national remanded in West Bengal

A court in West Bengal’s Malda district has remanded Chinese national Han Junwe, who was arrested after illegally crossing over from Bangladesh, in police custody for six days.

Pakistan tells CIA chief won't host drone bases

Government officials have privately begun confirming a secret visit to Islamabad of CIA Director William Burns and are suggesting that he was firmly told that Pakistan would not host the spy agency’s drone bases on its territory.

Turkey offers to run Kabul airport after NATO's Afghan withdrawal -officials

Turkey has offered to guard and run Kabul's airport after the United States and other NATO forces withdraw from Afghanistan, but US officials say Ankara is imposing conditions which need to be resolved as their leaders prepare to meet next week.

Pakistan Railways says death toll from express trains collision now 63

Pakistan Railways officials said Tuesday that at least 63 people had died in a double train accident in a remote part of southern Sindh province a day earlier.

Nepal signs non-disclosure agreement to buy Chinese Covid-19 vaccines but legal questions remain

With the country in desperate need of Covid-19 vaccines, the government has signed a non-disclosure agreement with the vaccine maker Sinopharm to procure Chinese shots despite questions whether such an agreement can be signed legally remains unanswered.

2 trains collide in southern Pakistan, killing 35: officials

Two express trains collided in southern Pakistan killing at least 35 passengers, authorities said, as rescuers and villagers worked to pull injured people and more bodies from the wreckage.

Pakistan overturns Christian couple's blasphemy death sentences

The Lahore High Court yesterday acquitted a Christian couple of blasphemy charges and set aside their death sentence awarded by a district and sessions court in 2014.

Roadside bomb kills three university teachers in Afghanistan-police

A roadside bomb hit a bus carrying university staff in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing three teachers and wounding 15 others, police said on Saturday.

How Cyclone ‘Yaas’ was named

As Bangladesh, along with West Bengal and Odisha, braces for Cyclone Yaas, let’s look at how the cyclone got its name.