Two Indians held in Nepal for ATM fraud

Kathmandu, Jan 22 : Two Indian nationals were arrested by Nepal Police here on the charge of ATM fraud. Iqtedar Khan, 23, from Chandigarh, and Niranjan Mehta, 33, from Delhi, stole money from at least 12 ATM machines here. Police started investigation after several people complained of their money being stolen from their bank accounts. […]

Afghan spy agency busts three terror cells

Kabul, Jan 22 : The Afghan security service on Sunday claimed to have busted three terrorist cells in the southern restive province of Kandahar with the arrest of 16 Taliban militants. The National Directorate for Security (NDS) said those arrested were involved in various attacks, killings of government workers and planting of landmines, Xinhua news […]

Vegetable imports from India to Nepal on rise

Kathmandu, Jan 22 : Vegetable imports by Nepal from India have continued to increase even though the region has seen a rise in commercial vegetable farming, a media report said on Sunday. According to recent statistics, the region imports vegetables worth around Nepalese Rs 55 billion (around $504.29 million) every year. The export volume, however, […]

Taliban asks Trump to review Afghanistan policy

Kabul, Jan 22 : The Taliban has asked US President Donald Trump to review America’s policy in Afghanistan and withdraw all foreign forces from the insurgency-plagued country, a media report said on Sunday. In a statement released on Saturday following Trump’s inauguration on Friday, the group said violence in Afghanistan will continue if the new […]

Indian soldier who crossed over had griped about superiors

New Delhi, Jan 21 : Indian Army soldier, Chandu Babulal Chavan, who was released by Pakistan on Saturday, had crossed the LoC “inadvertently” due to “severe grievances with his superiors and leadership”, according to a Pakistan Foreign Office statement. Chavan, 23, of the 37 Rashtriya Rifles, “crossed the Line of Control over severe grievances with […]

Over one million affected by Sri Lanka drought

Colombo, Jan 21 : Over one million people have been affected by severe drought in Sri Lanka with authorities warning the numbers could rise in the coming weeks due to less rainfall. Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Centre said 18 districts have been affected and rescue teams were distributing drinking and clean water to the people, […]