Kathmandu, May 19 (IANS) Nepal and India have decided to discuss cross-border crime to curb this menace on the 1,700-km border shared by the two countries, an official said here Sunday. "A secretary-level meeting is scheduled for June first week. Exact date will be fixed soon.
Dhaka, May 19 (IANS) The Bangladesh government Sunday banned political rallies for one month, a step the opposition described as an attempt to mute dissenting voices. "We'll not allow political meetings and rallies for next one month across the country," Xinhua quoted Home Minister M.K. Alamgir as saying
London, May 19 (IANS) Police in Brazil have identified a gang specialising in trafficking Bangladeshi nationals into the country, a media report said. About 80 Bangladeshi workers have been lured with promises of earning up to $1,500 a month. But they ended up as slave labourers in order to pay their smugglers nearly $10,000, BBC reported citing the Agencia Brasil news agency.
Siliguri (West Bengal), May 19 (IANS) Four suspected linkmen of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency were arrested in West Bengal's Darjeeling district Sunday, police said. One of the nabbed was a retired Indian defence employee.
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will attend the annual convocation of Lovely Professional University in Punjab's Phagwara Monday, an official statement said Sunday. Mukherjee will also confer the first honoris causa degree of the university to Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai. A total of 8,501 degrees will be conferred by LPU, a leading private university in Punjab with nearly 30,000 on-campus students, including scores of students from other countries.
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) BJP leader Tarun Vijay Sunday said India and China must improve their trust levels to have a sincere handshake. "We must extend a warm welcome to premier Li who has chosen India as his first destination after assuming the charge of prime minister. Such a visit will go a long way to remove doubts and restore trust," Vijay told reporters as Chinese premier Li Keqiang arrived in India Sunday.
Islamabad, May 19 (IANS) Though Hindus have richly contributed in the economic prosperity and development of Pakistan's restive Balochistan province since pre-partition days, they are today faced with the dilemma of survival and living "dangerously".
Islamabad, May 19 (IANS) A man was lynched to death and two others, including an alleged prostitute, were injured after they were caught in an "objectionable" condition in a house near the Pakistani capital, a media report said Sunday. The incident took place in Golra on the outskirts of Islamabad Saturday, Dawn News reported.
Islamabad, May 19 (IANS) A one-man inquiry tribunal comprising Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi of Lahore High Court may visit India to complete the judicial inquiry into the death of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, a media report said. Sarabjit Singh, an Indian on death row in Pakistan, died May 2 after a group of Pakistani prisoners attacked him April 26 Kot Lakhpat Jail. Sarabjit was on death row since 1990 after being convicted by Pakistani courts for bomb blasts in Lahore and Multan, which left 14 people dead
Islamabad, May 19 (IANS) The death toll in an avalanche in the Siachen glacier region last year has risen to 128, following the recovery of three more bodies, the Pakistani military said. The bodies of three soldiers were recovered from Gayari sector of Siachen Saturday, the Associated Press of Pakistan reported