SOUTH ASIA

B’desh decides to ease lockdown for a week ahead of Eid

The Bangladeshi government has decided to ease the ongoing lockdown for a week from Thursday onwards ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. Bangladesh's Press Information Department (PID)...

SL begins administering Sinopharm vax to teachers

Sri Lankan authorities have started administering the Chinese Sinopharm vaccines against Covid-19 to teachers and school staff across the country, with an aim...

SL to compensate fishermen affected by burnt cargo ship

The Sri Lankan government said it would compensate local fishermen who were affected by the burning of the X-Press Pearl container ship in...

3 high-explosives defused, 2 Neo-JMB militants arrested in B’desh

Three high-explosives were defused and two members of the Neo-JMB banned militant outfit were arrested in Bangladesh's Narayanganj district by a specialised unit...

Afghan forces recapture district in Badakhshan province

Afghan government forces have recaptured Yaftal-e-Payan district in the northern Badakhshan province, forcing the Taliban insurgents to flee, deputy spokesman for Interior Ministry...

After Hasina’s mango gift, Tripura CM sends pineapples to B’desh PM

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Sunday sent the state's exotic and juicy pineapples to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who had...

‘Let bodies be identified first’: B’desh SC on action in factory fire

Terming the deadly Shezan Juice factory fire, which left at least 52 workers dead, as a "tragic incident", the Bangladesh Supreme Court on...

India frustrated with situation in Afghanistan: Pak military

With the great game unfolding rapidly after the sudden US drawback from Afghanistan, regional players are trying to take control of the...