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Digests

Bill Gates lauds Pakistan’s efforts in tackling COVID-19

American business magnate and philanthropist Bill Gates calls out Pakistan as a COVID-19 success story, comparing it to Europe on CNN&r...

‘Decision on collecting coronavirus vaccine, trial of Chin...

The decision on allowing the human trial of coronavirus vaccine from China in Bangladesh will be taken next week in consultation with t...

Indian independence hero Gandhi's iconic glasses go on sal...

A "rare and important" pair of iconic glasses worn by Indian independence hero Mahatma Gandhi look set to sell for tens of thousands of...

Pakistan Army Chief to visit Saudi Arabia next week

Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa will be visiting Saudi Arabia next week to have in-depth and exte...

Myanmar army chief urges govt to call NDSC meeting

Myanmar army chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said the government should call a meeting of the long-adjourned National Defense and...

Bhutan orders first coronavirus lockdown as cases hit 113

Bhutan ordered its first nationwide lockdown on Tuesday (Aug 11) after a returning resident tested positive for coronavirus after being...

Israel gives robots and other medical equipments to AIIMS

The embassy of Israel and private Israeli companies on Tuesday gave medical equipments and Artificial Intelligence based technologies t...

Nepal not helping in managing floods: Bihar, UP CMs tell P...

Chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar on Monday informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the 'uncooperative attitude' of Nepal in...

Firebrand Buddhist monk gets seat in Sri Lanka parliament

Sri Lankan General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara looks on at the Rukmalgama Temple in Rukmalgama,...

Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition to open by August 14 in Haa

Haa wears an exotic and refreshing look as one gets a glimpse of the dzongkhag descending down from the Chelela pass. At Haa, the temp...

Fifth member of Modi's party killed by Kashmir militants

A Kashmir politician who died of gunshot wounds on Monday (Aug 10) has become the fifth member of India's ruling nationalist party to b...

Males account for 79pc of Covid deaths in Bangladesh

Having co-morbidity issues is one of the reasons why males have a higher death rate from Covid-19 in Bangladesh, said a virologist. A...

UNGA President ready to mediate between India & Pakistan o...

Expressing his concern over tense relations between the two biggest countries in South Asia, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) pre...

Maldivian President, Pakistani PM discuss coronavirus meas...

Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan held a telephonic conversation on Monday, during whic...

Tussle for Lord Ram: Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli plans to build...

Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has instructed to commence work on a certain "Ram Janmabhumi Ayodhya Dham" to further his claims tha...

Coronavirus cases in Maldives surpass 5,000

Maldives’ Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Sunday, announced 143 additional cases of the new coronavirus, increasing confirmed...

Gender-based violence increases in Bhutan during the pande...

Gender-based violence (GBV) cases have increased during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to records with the Respect, Educate, Nurture...

India bans import of 100 defence items in bid to boost ind...

India will stop importing more than 100 items used by its armed forces in a bid to boost local manufacturing. The ban will be implemen...

Nepali Congress likely to postpone its 14th general conven...

The Nepali Congress party is set to postpone its 14th general convention, slated for February next year, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pa...

Bangladesh to provide India, Nepal, Afghanistan with Remde...

The government has decided to give Remdesivir and protection equipment to India, Nepal and Afghanistan following requests by the countr...

No need to be apologetic on Kashmir remarks, says Mahathir

I want to thank Dr Mahathir Bin Mohamad for speaking in support of Kashmiris, says PM Imran. PHOTO: FILE Former Malaysian Prim...