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Former Bangladesh army ruler Ershad passes away at 91

Dhaka, Jul 14: Bangladesh's former military dictator Hussain Muhammad Ershad died on Sunday due to complications from old age at a hospital in Dhaka, officials said here.

He was 91 and is survived by his wife Raushan Ershad, a teenage son from his now severed second marriage and two...

Sri Lanka PM to appear before Parliamentary committee to probe Easter attacks

Colombo, Jul 13: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that he would appear before the Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday attacks that claimed 258 lives and would provide all available information, according to a media report.

The prime minister made the remarks after his government on...

Nepal floods death toll touches 28

Kathmandu, Jul 13: The death toll from the Nepal floods caused by the monsoon rains reached 28 on Saturday with over 16 persons still missing, officials said.

Heavy monsoon rains for the past few days have left many settlements at high risk of floods and landslides in...

US, India begin talks amid escalating trade tensions

New Delhi, Jul 12: India and US trade officials held talks on Friday in a bid to resolve the pertaining trade differences.

The US delegations headed by Assistant USTR for India Christopher Wilson reached New Delhi on Thursday. The delegation also includes Deputy Assistant USTR Brendan Lynch.


US House passes bill removing country cap on Green Card

Washington, Jul 11: The US lawmakers on Wednesday passed a bill aimed at lifting the present seven per cent country-cap on issuing Green Cards, a move which would benefit thousands of highly-skilled Indian IT professionals.

A Green Card allows a person to live and work permanently in...

Pakistani news anchor gunned down in Karachi

Karachi, Jul 10: A news anchor of a prominent Pakistani channel was shot dead over personal enmity here, police said Wednesday.

Bol News anchor Mureed Abbas had a heated argument with some people over a monetary dispute which escalated into a violent clash in Khayaban-e-Bukhari area on...

'No longer acceptable': Trump blasts India over tariffs

Jul 9: Tariff imposed by India on 29 American products drew the ire of US President Donald Trump on Tuesday, who said that Washington will no longer accept India's move.

In a tweet, Trump said: "India has long had a field day putting Tariffs on American products....

Maryam Nawaz demands Pakistan PM Imran Khan's resignation

Jul 8: Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has severely criticised Prime Minister Imran Khan and demanded his resignation, the media reported on Monday.

In a post-midnight rally on Sunday in Mandi Bahauddin, the 45-year-old opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President,...

Over 10 million Indian tourists expected to visit Thailand annually by 2028

Jul 8: Thailand's struggling tourism industry is finding support with visitors from the population colossus to its west, just as the years of bumper arrivals from the giant to its north are beginning to wane.

At a beachfront hotel on the tropical island of Phuket, the occupancy...

"I Can Say Things about Him": Trump after UK Envoy Calls Him "Inept"

London, Jul 8: US President Donald Trump hit back on Sunday and the UK launched an inquiry after leaked memos revealed Britain's ambassador in the US had described the president and his White House as "inept" and "uniquely dysfunctional".

Trump said Ambassador Kim Darroch had "not served...