Sri Lanka imposes curfew in city after clashes

Colombo, March 5 : The Sri Lankan police on Monday imposed curfew in Kandy city, which lies in the central hills of the island country, after clashes triggered by racial violence erupted between two groups. Police spokesman S.P. Ruwan Gunasekara told Xinhua news agency that the curfew had been imposed till 6 a.m. on Tuesday […]

Pakistani PM arrives in Nepal for 2-day visit

By Anil Giri Kathmandu, March 5 : Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrived here on Monday for a two-day official visit. Nepal’s Finance Minister Yubraj Khatiwada and Foreign Secretary Shankerdas Bairagi received Abbasi at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) here. Abbasi landed at the airport on a special aircraft of the Pakistan Army. From […]

Hasina visits Bangladeshi writer Zafar Iqbal in hospital

Dhaka, March 5 : Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday visited writer Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, who was stabbed by an attacker at a university last week and was hospitalised. Iqbal, known for his secular activism and science fiction writing, was stabbed in the back of his head by an assailant while speaking at a […]

India, Pakistan trade heavy fire on LoC

Jammu, March 4 : The Indian and Pakistani forces traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district late on Saturday, Defence Ministry sources said here on Sunday. “Pakistan Army resorted to heavy unprovoked shelling and firing in Balakote sector. “They used small arms, automatics and mortars to target […]

Collaboration, not bans key to cross-cultural understanding: British-Pakistani actor

By Sugandha Rawal New Delhi, March 4 : Amid the ongoing debate on whether Pakistani artistes should be allowed to work in Bollywood or not, British-Pakistani actor Alyy Khan feels “bans of any nature are never a good idea”. He says the key to more understanding and tolerance lies in more collaborative work. The actor, […]

3 opposition party’s MPs among 17 arrested in Maldives protests

Male, March 3 : The Maldives opposition denounced on Saturday the arrest of 17 protesters, including three MPs of the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), in the latest round of defiance against the emergency imposed by President Abdulla Yameen a month ago. The opposition, led by the MDP, said in a joint statement that police had […]