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Pakistan insists on transporting Indian wheat to Afghanistan using Pakistani trucks under UN banner

Pakistan appears to have put conditions on the transportation of India’s humanitarian assistance offered to Afghanistan as Islamabad has been insisting on transferring wheat consignments using Pakistani trucks under the UN banner

Mob sets fire to police station in Pakistan after mentally challenged man burns page with Quranic verse

An enraged mob of Islamic fanatics set fire to a police station in Charsadda in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province after police refused to hand over for mob justice a mentally ill man who had burnt a page with a Quranic verse inscribed on it, local media reports was quoted by UNI news agency

Taliban-led government imposes more restrictions on media, disallows women reporters

In another bid to control the shrinking media space in Afghanistan, the Taliban-led government has issued an order restricting the media outlets from publishing anything against the interest of the Taliban administration

Fake currency racket: Dhaka Police recovers over 7 crore fake Indian currency manufactured in Pakistan, sent via Sri Lanka

Bangladesh Police seized over 1400 bundles of fake Indian currency worth over Rs seven crore (70 million rupees) from a house in the capital on Saturday, which were produced in Pakistan and was intended to be pushed in India through the border areas of Bangladesh

‘Delusional thinking & historical revisionism’: Pakistan reacts to RSS chief’s remark of undoing partition

Pakistan has strongly condemned the recent remark by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on undoing partition, terming it "delusional thinking and historical revisionism"

Pakistan pushing drugs into Kashmir to fund terror activities, claims a top Indian police officer

Pakistan has been pushing a huge quantity of drugs into Jammu and Kashmir in India for funding terror activities, a top police official said, warning that youth in the valley are being sucked into the drug menace in a planned manner

Rising violence in Rohingya camps may soon spread beyond borders, warns Bangladesh PM Hasina

The international community needs to give proper attention to the Rohingya issue, Bangladesh Prime Minister Hasina said, warning that the growing violence and crimes in the refugee camps can soon spread beyond borders

A Nepali border district dependent on China faces severe food shortages

Humla, a northernmost Nepali district along the China border, has been facing severe food shortages as the district has mostly relied on supplies from China, which has not opened its border since the pandemic began in early 2020

Record sale of bikes in Pakistan as rural areas thriving, claims minister, blaming inflation, not poverty, for citizens' affordability problems

Pakistan's rural areas are "thriving" due to bumper crops leading to "record sales of motorcycles", said Shaukat Tarin, Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue, citing World Bank's latest data showing a drop in Pakistan's poverty level by 1 per cent

Thirteen years on Pakistan showing little sincerity in bringing 26/11 perpetrators to justice, bemoans India

As India sombrely marked the 13th anniversary of the horrific 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks on Friday, New Delhi said Pakistan has shown little sincerity in bringing the perpetrators to justice and called on Islamabad to give up double standards and to expeditiously bring those behind the terror attack to justice

Amid countrywide protests, Bangladesh government halves bus fare for students

The Bangladesh government has decided to reduce fares of the Bangladesh Road Transport Corporations (BRTC) buses by fifty percent for students who had been protesting the recent hike for weeks now

Russian President Putin to visit India December 6 for summit with PM Modi; Russia-India 2+2 also to be held

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit India on December 6 for the 21st annual summit between the leaders of the two countries

Bhutan’s Parliament approves International Solar Alliance membership

National Assembly, the lower house of the Bhutanese parliament, has approved a proposal for the country to become a member of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) in a move that would enhance the country’s solar power generation capacity to supplement its establishedwhat is  hydropower resources

India showing signs of a demographic and societal shift: National Family Health Survey

The fifth edition of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) has confirmed signs of a significant demographic shift in India

US adds 16 entities from China and Pakistan to trade blacklist for aiding Islamabad's 'unsafeguarded' nuclear programme

The US Commerce Department has added 27 foreign entities and individuals, including 16 from China and Pakistan, to its trade blacklist "based on their contributions to Pakistan’s unsafeguarded nuclear activities or ballistic missile program"