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Storm warning strategy

‘TEXT MESSAGES CAN HELP SAVE LIVES IN SRI LANKA’ SRI LANKA needs to improve its early warning system as the island nation is hit by...

Rohingya ‘genocide’ claim

TOP UN OFFICIAL PREDICTS COURT RULING OVER MYANMAR REFUGEES THE top UN Human Rights official has said he would not be surprised if a court one...

Imran Khan not out of politics

FORMER CRICKET STAR CLEARED OF PROPERTY FRAUD PAKISTAN’S supreme court dis­missed a graft case against cricketer-turned-opposition leader Imran Khan last Friday (15), ensuring he will...

India asked to clarify Israel-Palestine stand

A DOZEN Arab ambassadors have asked India to clarify its position on the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capi­tal, diplomatic sources said, after...

Bollywood abuse warning

MINISTER WRITES TO FILM INDUSTRY OVER WOMEN’S SAFETY INDIA last week issued a rare diktat to its powerful movie moguls, reminding Bollywood to keep women...

Over 500 lakh (50 million) toilets built under Swachh Bharat Mission: India

On Monday minister of state for drinking water and sanitation Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi told the Upper House that it built 561.75 lakh toilets under the...

Bangladesh: 10 killed and 50 injured in stampede

According to a media report, on Monday 10 persons were killed and 50 others were injured  in a stampede in Bangladesh during a funeral...

Pakistan steps up security after church attack ahead of Christmas

On Monday Pakistani security forces were on high alert across the country after an Islamic State suicide attack on a church killed nine people,...

Eight dead as Daesh claims suicide bombing of Pakistan church

A suicide bomb attack on a Pakistan church claimed by Daesh (the Islamic State group) killed at least eight people and wounded 30 during a service...

Bangladesh wants India to raise Rohingya refugees issue in UN

An estimated 6,20,000 Rohingyas have entered Bangladesh following an Army crackdown on rebels in Myanmar. At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims, including 730 children under the...