India tightens screws as COVID cases hit record

NEW DELHI: India's worst-hit state ramped up its coronavirus restrictions as nationwide the daily infections exceeded 100,000 for the first time yesterday. The United...

Bangladesh ferry disaster death toll hits 26, several still missing

NARAYANGANJ, Bangladesh: The death toll from a ferry disaster in Bangladesh jumped to 26 yesterday after rescuers pulled the vessel out of the water...

Rebels in India kill 22 troops in gun battle

PATNA: Twenty-two Indian security forces were killed and 30 others injured in a gun battle with Maoist rebels in a central Indian state, police...

Sri Lanka steps up security for Easter services

COLOMBO: Security was stepped up at churches across Sri Lanka ahead of Easter Sunday services to guard against a repeat of the 2019 suicide...

Two dead as fresh wave of violence hits India state poll

NANDIGRAM, India: Two people died as the second phase of voting in a violence-marred Indian state election kicked off yesterday, officials said, with crowds...

Violence breaks out in fresh Bangladesh protests

NARAYANGANJ: At least a dozen people were reported injured in clashes between police and Islamist demonstrators in Bangladesh yesterday, the third day of protests...

Bangladesh braces for violence

DHAKA: Hundreds of people demonstrated outside a key mosque in the Bangladesh capital yesterday, as the country braced for violence a day after deadly...

One dead, bombs thrown as restive Indian state votes

KOLKATA: One person was killed and bombs were thrown at a polling station yesterday as India’s hotbed of political violence West Bengal held elections,...

India’s daily virus cases cross 50,000

NEW DELHI: India recorded more than 50,000 new coronavirus cases yesterday for the first time since November as a new wave of infections takes...

Dhaka defends use of barbed-wire fences after Rohingya camp blaze

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Bangladesh yesterday defended the use of barbed-wire fences around vast camps holding almost a million Rohingya refugees, after a major fire...

Rohingya camp blaze kills 15, 400 missing

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Fifteen people have died and 400 are missing after a huge fire destroyed the shanty homes of tens of thousands of...

Khan contracts COVID; Modi sends wishes

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, officials said, just two days after he received his first vaccination against the...

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