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.

Covid-19 vaccine: India to have 51.6 crore doses by end of July

India will have 51.6 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine procured by the end of July this year, including the 18 crore doses already administered among people, the country’s Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said.

Assam Chief Minister thanks Momen for good wishes

Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma has thanked Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr AK Abdul Momen for his good wishes and noted that the next 25 years are crucial for both countries.

12 killed in explosion at Kabul mosque during Friday prayers

At least 12 people were killed in an explosion inside a mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul during Friday prayers as worshippers gathered for the second day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, officials said.

Myanmar beauty queen takes up arms against junta

A former Myanmar beauty queen has joined ethnic rebels to take up arms against the country's military junta, posting photos of herself with an assault rifle.

Myanmar marks 100 days of junta rule with protests

Protesters rallied in towns and cities around Myanmar on Tuesday to denounce its military rulers, 100 days after the generals' overthrow of an elected government plunged the country into its biggest crisis in decades.

Pakistan calls for probe into seizure of uranium in India

Pakistan on Satur­day expressed serious concern over illegal possession of a large quantity of uranium by two unauthorised persons in India and pointed to gaps in state control mechanisms there.

Afghan school blast toll rises to 58, families bury victims

The death toll from an explosion outside a school in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul has risen to 58, Afghan officials said on Sunday, with doctors struggling to provide medical care to at least 150 injured.

Maldives steps up hunt for suspects after bomb attack on ex-president

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed remained in intensive care on Saturday (May 8) as security services stepped up the hunt for the attackers, who allegedly used a remote control bomb on the democracy pioneer and climate activist.

Doctors in Nepal warn of major crisis as virus cases surge

Across the border from a devastating surge in India, doctors in Nepal warned Friday of a major crisis as daily coronavirus cases hit a record and hospitals were running out of beds and oxygen.

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed hurt in blast outside home: Local media

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was injured in a blast outside his home today, local media reported.

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