SOUTH ASIA

Asif Ali Zardari takes oath as 14th president of Pakistan

Islamabad, March 11 (IANS) Asif Ali Zardari took oath as the 14th President of Pakistan during a ceremony held at the President's House on...

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka seeks debt moratorium till 2027

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...

China ready to work with 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...

Modi congratulates new Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated Shehbaz Sharif after he was sworn in as the 24th Prime Minister...

Shehbaz Sharif wins second term as Pak PM, sets record

Islamabad, March 4 (IANS) Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday took over the country's premiership for the second time after he...

Hindu teacher in Pakistan acquitted of blasphemy after 5 years

Karachi, March 1 (IANS) A Hindu teacher, charged with blasphemy in 2019 in the Ghotki district of Sindh in Pakistan, was ordered by a...

43 killed in Dhaka restaurant fire

Dhaka, Feb 29 (IANS) At least 43 people were killed in a deadly fire that broke out at a six-storey commercial building on Baily...

China agrees to rollover Pakistan’s $2 bn debt on existing terms

Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) China has agreed to rollover a $2 billion debt on existing terms after initially seeking a hike in price, as...

PTI to stage countrywide protests against poll rigging in Pakistan

Rawalpindi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday announced staging countrywide protests with participation from other political parties on March 2 against...

Pakistan court indicts Imran Khan, Bushra Bibi in graft case

Islamabad, Feb 27 (IANS) An accountability court in Pakistan on Tuesday indicted former prime minister and jailed PTI founder Imran Khan and his wife...