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Cyclone Amphan: Bangladesh moves Rohingya refugees to island shelters

The cyclone could hamper efforts to control a coronavirus outbreak in the refugee camps, which reported their first infections last week

20 May 2020 2:24 PM

Tibetans demand China disclose fate of Lama taken away in '95

The Tibetan parliament in northern India, said the boy continues to be recognised as the 11th Panchen Lama

18 May 2020 9:55 AM

Nepal reports first coronavirus death

Nepal, which has a population of 28 million, has conducted only fewer than 100,000 tests so far

17 May 2020 8:48 AM

Two more corruption cases against Nawaz Sharif

Five corruption cases have been launched against the former Pakistan PM since his ouster from the office by the Supreme Court in July 2017

16 May 2020 10:49 AM

Coronavirus detected in Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

Two people tests positive for Covid in one of the camps in Bangladesh that accommodates more than one million refugees

15 May 2020 11:28 AM


Pakistan decides not to enforce indefinite lockdown

Pakistan has also reduced the quarantine period before Covid-19 tests for inbound air passengers from 48 hours to the earliest possible

13 May 2020 8:34 AM

Nepal issues diplomatic note to India in protest on Lipulekh

India however made it clear last Saturday that the road falls very much within Indian territory in Uttarakhand

11 May 2020 6:07 PM

Pakistan begins to ease month-long lockdown even as coronavirus cases rise

Prime Minister Imran Khan cited the economic crisis due to the shutdown as reason to allow businesses to open from Saturday

09 May 2020 3:01 PM

India lodges protest against Pak plan for Gilgit-Baltistan polls

India has always regarded Gilgit-Baltistan as part of its territory which has been under the illegal occupation of Pakistan since 1947-48

04 May 2020 8:24 PM

Pakistan sees highest single day spike in covid cases

Pakistan's coronavirus tally records 19,52 new cases; death toll raised to 440

03 May 2020 1:52 PM


Pakistan summons senior Indian diplomat over alleged ceasefire violation

The Foreign Office in a statement claimed that the Indian forces violated ceasefire in Hajipir and Sankh Sectors on Friday

02 May 2020 2:53 PM

Pakistan: Imran Khan seeks top agency's help to tackle coronavirus crisis

Khan on Thursday addressed a meeting of National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

17 Apr 2020 1:50 PM

Pakistan seeks China's help for debt relief to developing countries

Qureshi underlined that the COVID-19 had a devastating impact on global economy.

16 Apr 2020 1:58 PM

Nepal: Government extends lockdown period till April 27

The country has been under lockdown since March 24.

14 Apr 2020 4:42 PM

Pakistan: Covid-19 cases crosses 5,000 mark; 86 dead so far

The Ministry of National Health Services reported on its website that 1,026 patients had recovered.

12 Apr 2020 1:12 PM


Covid claims life of an Indian in Singapore

With 142 cases reported on Wednesday, Singapore has a total of 1,623 COVID-19 infections

09 Apr 2020 12:56 PM

ILO predicts coronavirus pandemic would wipe out 195 million full-time jobs

The ILO describes coronavirus pandemic as "the worst global crisis since World War II".

08 Apr 2020 11:18 AM

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan rise to 3,277

The number of cases increasing at a rapid pace in Punjab could become a cause of concern for the government as it is the wealthiest region

06 Apr 2020 12:41 PM

Containing virus outbreak in refugee camps a daunting task, officials warn

There have been no reported cases of infection in the camps yet, but officials remain concerned

03 Apr 2020 10:00 AM

Sri Lanka reports first fatality in Covid19 outbreak

The patient had a history of high blood pressure and blood sugar, officials said

29 Mar 2020 1:57 PM