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Pakistan to try ex-president Musharraf for high treason
Pakistan to try ex-president Musharraf f...

Pakistan to try ex-president Musharraf for high treason

Islamabad – A special court here is scheduled to begin Tuesday trial of Pakistan’s former president Pervez Musharraf for abrogating the constitution. The trial is the first of a former military ruler in the country’s history. Musharraf has been charged with suspending the... read more »

Bangladesh Navy to get two submarines soon
Bangladesh Navy to get two submarines so...

Bangladesh Navy to get two submarines soon

Dhaka – President Abdul Hamid has said the Bangladesh Navy will soon get two submarines in its flee. He said the addition would be part of the government’s plan to develop Bangladesh Navy into a “three-dimensional” force. While listing induction of many other new modern... read more »

19 jailed Bangladeshi fishermen return from India
19 jailed Bangladeshi fishermen return f...

19 jailed Bangladeshi fishermen return from India

Dhaka – Nineteen Bangladeshi fishermen have returned to their homeland after completing three-year jail-term in India for having illegally entered the I! ndian territory, bdnews24.com reported. India’s Border Security Force (BSF) handed them over to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on... read more »

Afghan army defuses 65 bombs in Kandahar
Afghan army defuses 65 bombs in Kandahar

Afghan army defuses 65 bombs in Kandahar

Kabul – The Afghan army specialists have recovered and defused 65 bombs in the country’s Kandahar province, the defence ministry said Monday. “Up to 65 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and roadside bombs were found and defused by army personnel in Panjwai district of Kandahar... read more »

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Rajapaksa calls for home-grown solution for Tamils issue

Rajapaksa calls for home-grown solution for Tamils issue

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has invited main Tamil party leaders, including Chief Minister of the northern province C V Wigneswaran, to join hands with him for national... read more »

Nepal's Maoist party not to join government

Nepal’s Maoist party not to join government

Kathmandu – Nepal’s third largest party, the (UCPN-Maoist), said Saturday that it will not join the coalition government but will join the constituent assembly for the sake of... read more »

Musharraf lawyers urge UN to intervene into 'show trial'

Musharraf lawyers urge UN to intervene into ‘show trial’

Islamabad – Lawyers of Pakistan’s ex-President Pervez Musharraf have reportedly urged the United Nations to intervene in the dictator’s treason trial, which they believe... read more »

Indian dam will affect Neelum-Jhelum project: Pakistan

Indian dam will affect Neelum-Jhelum project: Pakistan

Islamabad – The construction of the Kishanganga project by India in Jammu and Kashmir will result in 14 percent decrease in the flow of water for Pakistan’s Neelum-Jhelum... read more »

Indian Army lodges protest with Pakistan over ceasefire violations

Pakistani troops violate LoC ceasefire in Jammu

Jammu – After almost two months of peace along the LoC, Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire Friday, targeting an Indian army posts in Jammu district and sparking off an exchange of fire... read more »