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  • Heavy rains kill 17 in western India

    Seventeen people were killed yesterday in flooding caused by torrential rains in western India including five who were sleeping in a mosque,

  • UN bans Lankan troops

    The United Nations suspended Sri Lankan Army deployments in the world body’s peacekeeping operations after the Indian Ocean island nation appointed a war veteran who has been accused of serious human rights violations, an official said on Wednesday.

  • Shallow tremor rocks PoK again

    A shallow tremor yesterday sent terrified residents of northeastern Pakistan onto the streets, days after a powerful quake killed 38 people and caused widespread damage in the area.

  • End Rohingya crisis now, says Dr Mahathir at UNGA

    Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has sounded the clarion call for the international community to put the Rohingya crisis squarely on its radar with a view to resolving it quickly.

  • Bollywood veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan

    Amitabh to be conferred Dadasaheb Phalke Award

    Bollywood’s megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been unanimously chosen for this year's Dada Saheb Phalke winner, India's highest film honour.

  • 19 dead in 5.8 magnitude Pakistan quake

    At least 19 people have been killed and 300 wounded after a shallow earthquake rattled north-eastern Pakistan, a senior police officer has said, with the tremor tearing car-sized cracks into roads and heavily damaging infrastructure.

  • Challenges loom for Asia’s digital landscape

    In Asia, no economic or business sector is as vibrant or commands more attention of policymakers as the digital sphere, this trend well documented in a landmark study by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)’s first annual Digital Economy Report.

  • Bangladesh rural poor bear financial burden of climate change: Study

    Poor, rural Bangladeshis are spending far more than the government and aid agencies to combat the impacts of climate change, diverting what little money they have away from basic needs, a study says.

  • PM Imran Khan warns citizens against jihad in Kashmir

    Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday warned citizens that anyone who goes to fight jihad in Kashmir will hurt the territory’s cause, as anger simmers between Islamabad and New Delhi over the disputed region.

  • Trump to meet Imran, Modi for talks focusing on Kashmir

    US President Donald Trump has said that he will meet both Indian and Pakistani leaders in the next few days while claiming that “a lot of progress is being made” in defusing tensions between South Asia’s two nuclear-armed neighbours.