Ready to sit on opposition benches, says Imran Khan; questions ECP's responsibility

In a nationwide address, Imran Khan questioned the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) saying, "Your (ECP) major responsibility was transparency (during Senate polls) but why did you ask for a…

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‘She is a hero’: In Myanmar’s protests, women are on the front lines

Despite the risks, women have stood at the forefront of Myanmar’s protest movement, sending a powerful rebuke to the generals who ousted a female civilian leader and reimposed a patriarchal order…

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India sends Covid vaccines to 47 countries; Canada gets 500,000

Of these vaccine doses, 71.25 lakh were supplied as gift, and 393.04 lakh commercially. The countries that have got India's vaccines both developed and developing countries, from Africa to the…

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19 Myanmar police officers seek refuge in India rather than carry out junta's orders

All the men, who are lower-ranking policemen, were unarmed, the official said. “We are expecting more (people) to come,” he said, citing intelligence reports.

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India proposes inclusion of Chabahar port in North-South Transport Corridor

Last year amid the pandemic, India had used the Chabahar port to send 75,000 metric tonnes of wheat as humanitarian food assistance to Afghanistan and 25 MT of the pesticide Malathion to Iran to…

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Now, Pope calls for release of political prisoners in Myanmar 

Foreign firms should suspend all business in Myanmar to send a clear message to the military that its coup will hurt its people and ruin its economy, a former United Nations expert on the country…

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Sri Lanka's plan to bury Muslim Covid-19 victims on islet sparks outcry

Colombo banned burials of Covid victims in April, despite evidence they would not spread the virus. This resulted in forced cremations.

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18 die as cops shoot protesters in Tiananmen Square-like Myanmar suppression

The security forces resorted to live fire with little warning in several towns and cities, witnesses said, as the junta appeared more determined than ever to stamp out protests against a February…

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Polling for Pakistan Senate's 37 seats underway after weeks of acrimony 

According to Dawn, the first vote in the National Assembly was cast by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) Shafiq Arain while the second one was cast by federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal…

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Bilawal: Imran Khan's party members are as angry with 'puppet' govt as public  

As the polling for 37 seats of Pakistan's Senate is underway, the PPP chairman stated that even a single vote more would be a bonus for the party to lead in the elections for the Upper House of…

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Sri Lankan Catholic Church declares Black Sunday on March 7

Church leaders have asked their congregations to attend Mass on Sunday dressed in black. Church bells will toll at 8: 45 a.m., the time of the near-simultaneous attacks, and special prayers will…

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Indian foreign minister to visit Bangladesh to set stage for PM Narendra Modi’s trip

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will be in Bangladesh on a daylong trip on Thursday ahead of the Indian leader's visit.

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Myanmar security forces open fire at protesters; at least 6 killed

The military has imposed a state of emergency for a year in Myanmar after it detained Aung Saan Suu Kyi and other top leaders close to her.

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'Myanmar's junta using digital weapons’ arsenal against protesters'

According to this activist group, the Myanmar's military can hack passwords, clone phones, track signals, gather social media intelligence, analyse photographs, and process large amounts of data…

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By improving ties with India and shunning China, is Sri Lanka on a course correction path?

In keeping with the discussions held at the previous National Security Advisor (NSA) meetings, Sri Lanka has established a trilateral secretariat on Maritime Security Cooperation with India and…

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