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Trial of Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi gets under way

The trial of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has gotten under way, more than four months after a military coup. On Monday, the...

Indian man believed to have headed ‘world’s largest family...

A photograph of the Chana family on January 30, 2011, in Baktawang, Mizoram, India [File: Richard Grange/Barcroft India/Getty Image...

Pakistan outperforms India in manpower exports

Pakistan Economic Survey 2020-21 revealed that Pakistan’s exports of skilled manpower had reached 224,705 against India and Bangl...

Bangladesh cricketer Shakib suspended after umpire outburs...

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al-Hasan has been suspended for three matches and fined for “showing aggressive behaviour towards t...

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: India drops Chinese brand Li-Ning aft...

India’s Dipa Karmakar competes wearing Li-Ning sportswear during the artistic gymnastics test event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Ga...

Pakistan province to block phones of unvaccinated

A Pakistan province said on Friday it will block the mobile phones of people refusing to get Covid-19 jabs, in the latest mov...

SM Shafiuddin Ahmed made new army chief

Lieutenant General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed has been made the new chief of staff of Bangladesh Army. The Defence Ministry made the announce...

Aung San Suu Kyi faces fresh corruption charges in Myanmar...

Myanmar’s deposed leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and other former officials from her government have been hit with fresh corruption ch...

India to receive a share of 80 million vaccines from US th...

India will be receiving a share of the 80 million COVID-19 vaccines through the UN-backed COVAX global vaccine sharing programme that P...

7 held with 6kg of uranium in Jharkhand

A special police team recovered 6kg of uranium from seven people following raids at different places in Jharkhand&...

Nepal has not issued any formal ban order against Patanjal...

Nepal's government has not issued any formal ban order against Patanjali's Ayurveda-based Coronil in the country, a Health Ministry spo...

Gunmen kill 10 mine-clearance workers in Afghanistan

The coffins of the victims of Tuesday’s attack are placed on the ground at a hospital in Baghlan province, Afghanistan. Photogr...

Pakistanis choose PM Imran Khan as the Most Handsome Man 2...

Netizens on Twitter have kick-started a campaign by nominating Prime Minister Imran Khan in the list of the most handsome man 2021. Hi...

Sri Lankan officials brace for oil spill from sinking carg...

Sri Lanka is preparing to face a potential oil leak from the ship, X-Press Pearl, which began to sink earlier yesterday. The Navy said...

UP varsity introduces Ramdev, Adityanath's books in syllab...

The Chaudhary Charan Singh University in Meerut has introduced books by yoga guru Ramdev and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath as...

Plea in Supreme Court seeks direction for removal of bodie...

Government crews on Friday patrol the Ganges river, where shallow graves are made evident by saffron cloth in Allahabad, India. (Sanj...

US to hand Bagram base to Afghan forces in 20 days

The US military will hand over its main Bagram Air Base to Afghan forces in about 20 days, an official said on Tuesday, as Washington p...

Poacher suspected of killing 70 Bengal tigers captured aft...

According to the Bangladesh forest department, the Bengal tiger population fell from 440 in 2004 to a record low of 106 in 2015. ...

New heads at Andaman and Nicobar Command, Eastern Army com...

Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh assumes office as Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, Assam Rifles gets new chief. Among a series of top level app...

Pakistan sets up three markets near Iran border

Three markets are being established at the Pak-Iran border in Balochistan after the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding...

Sri Lanka grills crew of burning cargo ship as it assesses...

Tonnes of microplastic granules from the ship and its nearly 1,500 containers have inundated Sri Lanka's famed beaches.PHOTO: REUTERS...