Afghan Army defuses 234 IEDs, landmines

Kabul, Feb 18 : Around 234 different types of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and landmines have been detected and defused over the last 24 hours, the Afghan Defence Ministry said on Sunday. “Afghan National Army engineering teams and bomb disposal units launched operations to clear landmines in different provinces since early Saturday. They found and […]

Bangladeshi held in Tripura for smuggling gold

Agartala, Feb 17 : A Bangladesh national was arrested here on Saturday on charge of smuggling gold worth Rs 45 lakh, police said. “Abdul Kalam Azad, 35, had come on Saturday to Agartala from Bangladesh and tried to go to Kolkata by a private airline. When Central Industrial Security Force troopers at the airport checked […]

North Korean held for illegally entering India from Bangladesh

Kolkata, Feb 17 : A North Korean national was arrested by the BSF from West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district and handed over to police for illegally crossing over to India from Bangladesh, a BSF official said on Saturday. “Jung Ho, a passport holder of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, was apprehended by troopers from […]

Pakistan minor’s killer gets four death sentences

Lahore, Feb 17 : A Pakistan court on Saturday gave a 24-year-old man four death sentences for raping and murdering six-year-old Zainab Amin last month. The verdict was announced at Lahore’s Central Jail, reports Dawn news. The court handed Imran Ali the four death penalties for kidnapping, raping and murdering Zainab, and for committing an […]

Sri Lankan PM vows to continue unity government

Colombo, Feb 16 : Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday said that the unity government between the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) would continue even after its defeat in the local body elections. Wickremesinghe, who is also the leader of the UNP, said he would continue as […]

Pakistan likely to be put in FATF grey list

New Delhi, Feb 16 : There is a proposal to put Pakistan in the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an inter-governmental body combating money laundering and terror financing among other things, in its upcoming meeting, a senior official said here on Friday “There is a proposal by some countries as part […]