India’s Bihar state announces plans to ban alcohol

NEW DELHI: The chief minister of the Indian state of Bihar yesterday announced plans to ban the sale and consumption of alcohol in the...

US must address waste and fraud in Afghan aid – Military intervention after 9/11...

KABUL: With Washington set to send billions of dollars in fresh aid to Afghanistan despite the military drawdown, the US official in charge of...

Disabled man set for scaffold as Pakistan nears 300th execution

ISLAMABAD:- Pakistan was set to execute a disabled man today as activists said it was nearing its 300th hanging in under a year, and...

Nuclear Club eyes Indian inclusion, risks Pakistan ire

NEW DELHI: Diplomats have quietly launched a new push to induct India into a club of nuclear trading nations, but rather than increasing stability...

Japanese woman feared murdered, buried in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Bangladesh police have arrested five men over the suspected murder of a Japanese businesswoman who is believed to have been buried in a...

Lulu finalizes plan to start operations in Malaysia – First hypermarket to open in...

KUALA LUMPUR: The Middle Eastern retail major Lulu Group is in the final stages of starting its operations in Malaysia with the 1sthypermarket slated...

Pakistani militants killed in drone strike buried

PESHAWAR: Thousands have attended the weekend funerals of 21 Pakistani militants killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan, local officials and residents said, with...

Pakistani jailed for Facebook ‘hate speech’

LAHORE: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has jailed a Shiite Muslim for 13 years after he posted what it deemed sectarian hate speech on Facebook,...

Dhaka asks Islamabad not to interfere in internal affairs – Pakistan’s criticism of executions...

NEW DELHI: Bangladesh accused Pakistan yesterday of interfering in its internal affairs by criticizing the execution of two opposition leaders for alleged war crimes...

Scores dead in Myanmar jade landslide

YANGON: Around 100 people have died in a huge landslide in a remote jade mining area of northern Myanmar, officials said yesterday, as search...

Bangladesh executes two oppn leaders for war crimes

NEW DELHI: Bangladesh executed two opposition leaders yesterday for war crimes during the country's 1971 independence war, despite concerns that the legal proceedings against...

India blocks US officials’ visit despite warmer ties – Human trafficking issue still remains...

WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI: Despite a muchheralded fresh start in US-India ties under Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a diplomatic source said on Friday the United...

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