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  • Curfew-like restrictions re-imposed in Kashmir

    Curfew-like restrictions are re-imposed in several parts of Kashmir, including Srinagar city, to foil any plans of taking out Muharram processions in the Valley as authorities apprehended about the possibility of untoward incidents due to large congregations.

  • 3G, 4G services restricted in Ukhia-Teknaf until further notice

    The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission directs all the mobile phone operators to restrict 3G and 4G services in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas of Cox’s Bazar until further notice.

  • India tries to reconnect with lost lunar lander

    India has located the lander from its Chandrayaan-2 mission to soft land a rover on the moon but has not yet been able to establish

  • Chandrayaan-2

    India’s Moon lander located

    India’s second unmanned moon mission Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram, which contact was lost yesterday, has been located on the lunar surface and it must have been a hard-landing, Indian Space Research Organization Chairman K Sivan says.

  • Man killed in mob lynching in India

    Indian police said yesterday that five people had been arrested for lynching a man after accusing him of kidnapping children, the latest in a renewed string of attacks fuelled by malicious rumour-mongering.

  • Kashmir observes self-imposed strike

    A month after India withdrew contested Kashmir’s autonomy, locked it down with thousands of additional troops and made mass arrests, residents are resisting attempts by authorities to show some signs of normalcy returning in the Muslim-majority valley. Prime

  • INX Media case: Court sends Chidambaram to jail

    A Delhi court yesterday sent former Union finance minster P Chidambaram in judicial custody till September 19 in the INX Media case. Considering that he has Z-security, the court directed that he be kept in a separate cell. The CBI argued for his judicial custody submitting

  • Four dead in Mumbai monsoon deluge

    A six-year-old boy was among four people killed after severe flooding hit India’s financial hub Mumbai, resulting in dozens of cancelled

  • Indo-Pak conflict a danger for whole world: Iranian FM

    A heightened conflict between India and Pakistan is dangerous not only for the Indian sub-continent, but also for the world, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says.

  • Bangladesh seeks Japan’s support for Rohingya repatriation

    Bangladesh has sought Japan’s support for repatriation of the Rohingyas to Myanmar and moving the refugees to Bhashan Char where the government has built shelters for one lakh Rohingya as parts of the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar.

  • 20 killed in Punjab firecracker factory blast in India

    At least 20 people are killed and several others injured in a blast at a firecracker factory in a residential area in Gurdaspur district of Punjab, India.

  • People excluded from NRC might be sent back: BNP

    BNP has expressed grave concern saying that the people excluded from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam might be sent to Bangladesh.

  • Rights group skeptical that Myanmar’s military seeks justice

    Plans announced by Myanmar’s military to prosecute soldiers for actions at a village where security forces reportedly killed as many as 400 members of the Muslim Rohingya minority draws skepticism from the New York-based rights group Human Rights Watch.

  • India parliament security

    Man detained with knife while trying to enter India’s parliament

    A 26-year-old man was detained when he was allegedly trying to enter the Indian Parliament House with a knife, police say.

  • Assam NRC

    Assam NRC was a statutory process: Indian foreign ministry

    The Indian External Affairs Ministry has asserted that updating of the NRC in Assam was a statutory, transparent and legal process mandated by the Supreme Court, which is “non-discriminatory” and “leaves no room for bias and injustice”.

  • Sheikh Hasina and Narendra Modi

    Hasina, Modi likely to meet in NY before Delhi talks in Oct

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi are likely to have a brief meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in September.

  • Assam on alert ahead of publication of citizenship register

    Tens of thousands of paramilitary personnel and police are deployed in India's border state of Assam, the eve of the publication of a citizenship register that could leave millions of people stateless, many of them Muslims.

  • Partake in Kashmir Hour

    Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday called on the country to join mass demonstrations to protest Delhi’s actions in Indian-administred-Kashmir as tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals continued to boil.

  • Mount pressure on Myanmar: Foreign minister

    Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen holds Myanmar responsible as efforts to begin repatriation of Rohingyas went in vain amid their distrust in the Myanmar government.

  • No decision yet on airspace closure to India: Pak FM

    Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi makes it clear on that no decision had yet been taken to close Pakistan’s airspace to India.

  • Rohingya crisis issue

    Dhaka to brief diplomats over Rohingya issue tomorrow

    Bangladesh will brief the diplomats stationed in Dhaka about the latest situation over the Rohingya issue tomorrow as two consecutive efforts to begin the repatriation of the displaced people failed amid their unwillingness and trust-deficit among them.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Kashmir is India's internal issue: Rahul Gandhi

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi says Kashmir is India's internal issue and the party asserted that violence in Jammu and Kashmir is instigated by Pakistan.

  • Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar urged to engage int’l community

    The government has urged Myanmar to fully concentrate on implementation of its obligations and commitments necessary for a durable solution to the long-pending Rohingya crisis.

  • Indian PM awarded UAE highest civilian honour

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the United Arab Emirates’ highest civilian honour during a visit yesterday to the oil-rich Gulf nation, reinforcing ties between the countries even as he faces criticism over stripping occupied Kashmir of its autonomy. The

  • Lanka ends emergency 4 months after Easter attacks

    Sri Lanka has ended a four-month state of emergency declared after Easter suicide bombings by Islamist extremists that killed 258

  • India will attempt to divert attention from Kashmir

    Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday alerted the international community to a possible “false flag operation” by the Indian leadership to “divert attention from massive human rights violations” in occupied Kashmir.

  • Dhaka seeks strong global response to resolve Rohingya crisis

    Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen says Bangladesh will take a tougher position over Rohingya issue saying the global leadership must resolve it quickly to ensure greater peace and stability in the region.

  • Court sends Chidambaram into police custody

    An Indian court yesterday ordered a former finance minister into police custody for questioning for four days, in a case stemming from government approval of foreign investment in a local media company, a judge said. The rare action against P Chidambaram, a top leader

  • India proposes ban on e-cigarettes

    India’s health ministry has proposed a ban on the production and import of electronic cigarettes.

  • ‘We won’t give an inch’

    Young men sit beside a pile of rocks and a bonfire, protecting the only entrance to a besieged neighbourhood they call “Kashmir’s Gaza” as a mosque loudspeaker broadcasts slogans of liberation.