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‘RIP PR/Marketing’: Rahul Vaidya on Poonam Pandey’s new low
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) Singer and music composer Rahul Vaidya has slammed the fake death announcement by the controversial actress Poonam Pandey, urging people to refrain from reacting, categorising it as a strategic move in her campaign, and dismissing it with a poignant 'RIP PR/marketing'.
2024-02-03
Category: Regional Cinema/Bollywood/OTT/Cinema/Showbiz/South Asia/Entertainment,
Big B praises ‘favourite’ Suriya: Such a delight to have met him again
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has heaped praise on southern sensation Suriya and said that he is delighted to have met him again over a photo shoot for the Indian Street Premier League (ISPL).
2024-01-14
Category: Bollywood/Showbiz/South Asia/Entertainment,
Pakistan reports 3rd polio case of this year
Islamabad, Oct 5 (IANS) An 18-month-old baby girl has been infected with wild poliovirus in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province -- the third positive case of this year, the Health Ministry said.
2023-10-05
Category: International/HEALTH/MEDICINE/South Asia,
IMF bailout conditions make life harder for ordinary people in Pak
Islamabad, Sep 30 (IANS) The Standby Agreement (SBA) programme by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with Pakistan came as a lifesaving bailout, rescuing the cash-strapped country from an eminent economic meltdown.
2023-09-30
Category: International/South Asia/PAKISTAN - BACK TO UNCERTAINTY,
4 terrorists killed in operation in Pakistan
Islamabad, March 9 (IANS) Four terrorists were killed in an operation by security forces in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the Pakistani military said in a statement.
2024-03-09
Category: South Asia/Security/Terrorism/International,
Pakistan to take steps towards ensuring equal, just rights for women: PM
Islamabad, March 9 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that his government would continue to take steps to ensure equal and just rights for women as well as providing them with equal opportunities for education and employment.
2024-03-09
Category: Rights/South Asia/Human Interest/Politics/International,
Pakistan: Polling for Presidential elections underway
Islamabad, March 9 (IANS) Polling to elect 14 president of Pakistan is underway at Sindh provincial Assembly on Saturday.
2024-03-09
Category: South Asia/Politics/International,
Pakistan: Polling for Presidential elections underway
Islamabad, March 9 (IANS) Polling to elect 14th president of Pakistan is underway at Sindh provincial Assembly on Saturday.
2024-03-09
Category: South Asia/Politics/International,
PTI-backed candidate Ali Amin Gandapur elected K-P CM, PML-N's Sardar Ayaz Sadiq new NA Speaker
Islamabad, March 1 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) backed candidate Ali Amin Gandapur on Friday was elected as chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province while PML-N's Sardar Ayaz Sadiq became the National Assembly Speaker.
2024-03-01
Category: South Asia/Diplomacy/Politics/International,
PTI-backed candidate Ali Amin Gandapur elected K-P CM, PML-N's Sardar Ayaz Sadiq new NA Speaker
Islamabad, March 1 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) backed candidate Ali Amin Gandapur on Friday was elected as chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province while PML-N's Sardar Ayaz Sadiq became the National Assembly Speaker.
2024-03-01
Category: South Asia/Diplomacy/Politics/International,
India to implement hybrid power project in Sri Lanka's northern islands
Colombo, March 1 (IANS) India on Friday inked a pact with Sri Lanka to provide renewable energy to three islands Delft, Nainativu and Analaitivu off Jaffna which are completely cut off from the national grid.
2024-03-01
Category: South Asia/Diplomacy/International,
India to implement hybrid power project in Sri Lanka's northern islands
Colombo, March 1 (IANS) India on Friday inked a pact with Sri Lanka to provide renewable energy to three islands Delft, Nainativu and Analaitivu off Jaffna which are completely cut off from the national grid.
2024-03-01
Category: South Asia/Diplomacy/International,
Pakistan expresses condolences over flood losses in Afghanistan
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Pakistan expressed condolences over losses caused by flash floods in Afghanistan, according to the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
2024-05-12
Category: South Asia/Disaster/Politics/International,
Iran ready for 'anti-terrorism' cooperation with Pakistan
Tehran, Oct 1 (IANS) A top Iranian military official has said that Iran's armed forces are ready for any form of cooperation with Pakistan in the "all-out fight" against terrorism.
2023-10-01
Category: International/Politics/Terrorism/Diplomacy/Security/South Asia/Defence/AGELESS ROMANTIC,
India, B'desh discuss ways to 'carry forward excellent bilateral relations'
Dhaka, Jan 21 (IANS) Bangladesh Foreign Minister Hasan Mahmud on Saturday met Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishakar at the 19th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Kampala during which both leaders discussed issues related to the mutual interests of the two Asian nations.
2024-01-21
Category: IANS NEWS POINT/South Asia/Diplomacy/Politics,
India, B'desh discuss ways to 'carry forward excellent bilateral relations'
Dhaka, Jan 21 (IANS) Bangladesh Foreign Minister Hasan Mahmud on Saturday met Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishakar at the 19th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Kampala during which both leaders discussed issues related to the mutual interests of the two Asian nations.
2024-01-21
Category: IANS NEWS POINT/South Asia/Diplomacy/Politics,
Crisis-hit SL seeks debt moratorium till 2027 to ease debt burden on economy
Colombo, March 6 (IANS) Financially-broke Sri Lanka seeks a debt default till 2027 from both local and international lenders to ease the debt burden on the country's GDP.
2024-03-06
Category: South Asia/Politics/International,
Crisis-hit SL seeks debt moratorium till 2027 to ease debt burden on economy
Colombo, March 6 (IANS) Financially-broke Sri Lanka seeks a debt default till 2027 from both local and international lenders to ease the debt burden on the country's GDP.
2024-03-06
Category: South Asia/Politics/International,
Death toll in Bangladesh building fire rises to 45 (Lead)
Dhaka, March 1 (IANS) The death toll in the fire at a multi-storey building in Bangladesh has risen to 45, Health Minister Samanta Lal Sen said on Friday.
2024-03-01
Category: South Asia/Disaster/International,
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa CM threatens to throw Governor out, turn his residence into museum
Peshawar, May 11 (IANS) In yet another turmoil in Pakistan's politics, a strong war of words and counter-threats has begun between Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur and newly-elected Governor Faisal Karim Kundi in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province.
2024-05-11
Category: South Asia/Politics/International,
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa CM threatens to throw Governor out, turn his residence into museum
Peshawar, May 11 (IANS) In yet another turmoil in Pakistan's politics, a strong war of words and counter-threats has begun between Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur and newly-elected Governor Faisal Karim Kundi in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province.
2024-05-11
Category: South Asia/Politics/International,
Foreign intelligence agency involved in terror incidents in Pak, claims Minister
Quetta, Sep 30 (IANS) Pakistan Interim Interior Minister Sarfraz Bugti said on Saturday that a foreign intelligence agency is involved in carrying out terror incidents in Pakistan, the media reported.
2023-09-30
Category: IANS NEWS POINT/Terrorism/Crime/Security/South Asia,
Voting underway in Maldives presidential runoff
Male, Sep 30 (IANS) People across the Maldives on Saturday are voting in the presidential runoff polls after no candidate secured more than 50 per cent of votes required to win in the first round.
2023-09-30
Category: International/Politics/South Asia,
Blast near mosque in Balochistan kills 6, injures 30
Quetta, Sep 29 (IANS) At least six people were killed and 30 others injured during a blast neat a mosque in Pakistan's Balochistan province on Friday, officials said.
2023-09-29
Category: International/Terrorism/South Asia,
Ram Mandir inauguration: India to run spl train to Nepal's Janakpur for Ayodhya-bound devotees
Kathmandu, Jan 20 ( IANS) India would be operating a special train to Nepal's Janakpur -- the birthplace of Sita, to bring Lord Ram devotees to Ayodhya on the occasion of Ram Mandir inauguration on January 22 in the Himalayan nation's neighbouring Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
2024-01-20
Category: Ayodhya Ram Mandir/South Asia/Religion/Human Interest/Diplomacy/Politics/International,
'Friendly neighbour' China welcomes new government in Nepal
Kathmandu, March 5 ( IANS) As speculation is rife that Beijing is behind the new political change in Nepal, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated on Tuesday that China is ready to work with the new government in Nepal.
2024-03-05
Category: South Asia/Politics/International,
India to implement hybrid power project in Sri Lanka's northern islands
Colombo, March 1 (IANS) India on Friday inked a pact with Sri Lanka to provide renewable energy to three islands Delft, Nainativu and Analaitivu off Jaffna which are completely cut off from the national grid.
2024-03-01
Category: South Asia/Diplomacy/International,
India to implement hybrid power project in Sri Lanka's northern islands
Colombo, March 1 (IANS) India on Friday inked a pact with Sri Lanka to provide renewable energy to three islands Delft, Nainativu and Analaitivu off Jaffna which are completely cut off from the national grid.
2024-03-01
Category: South Asia/Diplomacy/International,
Death toll in Bangladesh building fire mounts to 46 (Second Lead)
Dhaka, March 1 (IANS) The death toll in the fire at a multi-storey building in Bangladesh has risen to 46, local media reported.
2024-03-01
Category: South Asia/Disaster/International,
India to continue working with Bhutan on its development agenda
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The annual India-Bhutan Development Cooperation Talks were held in the national capital on Friday with both sides reviewing the progress of the projects supported by the Indian government in the Himalayan nation.
2024-03-01
Category: Focus/South Asia/Diplomacy/Politics/National,
Locals demand freedom as violent protests break in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir
Muzaffarabad, May 11 (IANS) A two-day holiday has been declared in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) after a violent confrontation between the local police authorities and the protesters, who took to the streets against what they termed unjust taxes levied on electricity bills and towering inflation.
2024-05-11
Category: South Asia/International,
Locals demand freedom as violent protests break in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir
Muzaffarabad, May 11 (IANS) A two-day holiday has been declared in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) after a violent confrontation between the local police authorities and the protesters, who took to the streets against what they termed unjust taxes levied on electricity bills and towering inflation.
2024-05-11
Category: South Asia/International,
Sri Lanka President urges dialog between West, EU, US and China to face new challenges
Colombo, Sep 28 (IANS) Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday stressed the need to have a comprehensive dialogue between the West and China, the United States and China and the European Union and China as a robust international plan to address the global challenges anticipated in 2024.
2023-09-28
Category: INDIA ABROAD/South Asia,
Pakistan agrees to de-escalate tension with Iran, says 'it desires to work based on spirit of mutual trust'
Islamabad, Jan 20 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani spoke with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and agreed to de-escalate the situation that emerged after strikes by both sides in each other's territories, said the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
2024-01-20
Category: South Asia/Security/Diplomacy/Terrorism/Politics/International,
Myanmar declares martial law in 2 townships of eastern state
Yangon, Feb 29 (IANS) Myanmar's State Administration Council imposed martial law in Momeik and Mabein townships in Shan state of eastern Myanmar, media reported.
2024-02-29
Category: South Asia/Security/Politics/International,
UNGA President urges Taliban to allow Afghan girls back in school
United Nations, Sep 29 (IANS) UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Dennis Francis has urged the Taliban regime in Afghanistan to reconsider their decision to ban women and girls from proper education.
2023-09-29
Category: International/South Asia/Rights,
34 killed in 'suicide' blast near Balochistan mosque
Quetta, Sep 29 (IANS) At least 34 people were killed, including a police officer, and more than 130 others injured during a blast near a mosque in Pakistan's Balochistan province on Friday when a large number of people gathered for a religious procession to mark Eid Milad-un-Nabi, officials said.
2023-09-29
Category: Terrorism/International/South Asia,
52 dead, 50 injured in 'suicide' blast near Balochistan mosque (Ld)
Quetta, Sep 29 (IANS) At least 52 people, including a police officer, have died and some 50 others injured in a suspected suicide blast that occurred on Friday near a mosque in Pakistan's Balochistan province as people gathered for a religious procession to mark Eid Milad-un-Nabi, officials said.
2023-09-29
Category: Terrorism/International/South Asia,
Guterres links Pakistan floods to ‘climate chaos’, makes appeal for aid
United Nations, Sep 28 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has linked the devastating floods last year in Pakistan to “climate chaos” spurred by greenhouse gas emissions to make his case for aid to Islamabad.
2023-09-28
Category: International/INDIA ABROAD/South Asia,
'Sham' process: Delhi HC sets aside SAU's expulsion orders of LLM student
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court set aside two expulsion orders issued by the South Asian University (SAU) against LLM student Apoorva Y.K.
2024-01-19
Category: IANS NEWS POINT/Rights/Education/South Asia/Law/National,
Bangladesh confirms presence of JN.1 variant of Covid-19
Dhaka, Jan 19 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government has confirmed the presence of a new coronavirus subvariant JN.1 in the South Asian country.
2024-01-19
Category: HEALTH/MEDICINE/South Asia/International,
Ram Mandir inauguration: India to run spl train to Nepal's Janakpur for Ayodhya-bound devotees
Kathmandu, Jan 20 ( IANS) India would be operating a special train to Nepal's Janakpur -- the birthplace of Sita, to bring Lord Ram devotees to Ayodhya on the occasion of Ram Mandir inauguration on January 22 in the Himalayan nation's neighbouring Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
2024-01-20
Category: Ayodhya Ram Mandir/South Asia/Religion/Human Interest/Diplomacy/Politics/International,
Amid ruckus, polling underway to elect new Pakistan PM
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) Amid ruckus by Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) members, voting is underway in the National Assembly to elect 24th prime minister of Pakistan.
2024-03-03
Category: South Asia/Politics/International,
Amid ruckus, polling underway to elect new Pakistan PM
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) Amid ruckus by Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) members, voting is underway in the National Assembly to elect 24th prime minister of Pakistan.
2024-03-03
Category: South Asia/Politics/International,
Shehbaz Sharif elected Pakistan Prime Minister
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) PML(N) President Shehbaz Sharif was elected 24th Prime Minister of Pakistan on Sunday.
2024-03-03
Category: South Asia/Politics/International,
Shehbaz Sharif - the only Pak politician to be elected PM for second consecutive term
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday took over the country's premiership for the second time after he bagged 201 votes in the National Assembly, becoming the 24th prime minsiter.
2024-03-03
Category: South Asia/Politics/International,
Shehbaz Sharif - the only Pak politician to be elected PM for second consecutive term
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday took over the country's premiership for the second time after he bagged 201 votes in the National Assembly, becoming the 24th prime minsiter.
2024-03-03
Category: South Asia/Politics/International,
13 shops gutted in fire in Bangladesh
Dhaka, March 3 (IANS) At least 13 shops were gutted in a fire in Mohipur fishing port in Bangladesh's Patuakhali district, local media reported.
2024-03-03
Category: South Asia/Disaster/International,
J&K Police felicitate man for providing info on Pakistani drone
Jammu, Feb 29 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday rewarded Rs 3 lakh to a man who provided information about a Pakistani drone following which it was recovered by the security forces.
2024-02-29
Category: South Asia/Security/Crime/National,
Indian Coast Guard ships arrive in Sri Lanka for training
Colombo, Feb 28 (IANS) Indian Coast Guard ships Samarth, an Offshore Patrol Vessel and Abhinav, Fast Patrol Vessel, arrived at Southern port city of Galle for training and professional interaction, the Indian High Commission in Colombo said.
2024-02-28
Category: Defence/South Asia/International,