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  • Five, including Karnataka MLA, die in Andhra Pradesh train accident

    At least 25 people are reported to have been injured in this second fatal railway accident this month, which took place in Madakasira — more than 450km from Hyderabad...

    MLA Nayak, who belonged to Karnataka, along with truck driver and three others died from the impact of the collision, which also caused four coaches of the Bangalore-Nanded train to derail...

  • India’s SC orders BJP to hold vote of confidence in Karnataka

    The order heightened political tensions in Karnataka and the opposition Congress party moved its lawmakers to luxury hotels outside the state to make sure they were not tempted to switch sides...

    Congress and Janata Dal moved all their assembly members to luxury resorts and hotels in Hyderabad in neighbouring Telangana state...

  • AJK bar warns of strike in the region

    MUZAFFARABAD: An apex body of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) based lawyers on Monday warned of a chain of strikes across the region if the recent “politically motivated” appointment of two judges in the AJK Shariat Court was not withdrawn by the “authorities concerned”...

  • Heavy rain continues to soak lower Sindh region

    MITHI: Heavy rain accompanied by strong winds continued to batter almost entire lower region of the province on Wednesday, inundating low-lying areas, uprooting electricity poles and trees and blowing away roofs of many mud-thatched houses and poultry farms in towns and villages...

    HYDERABAD: Rain hit Hyder­abad and adjoining areas in the early hours, inundating low-lying areas and causing disruption in supply of electricity...

  • Olive farming takes root in Potohar region

    Like Tajamal, there are scores of other farmers in the Potohar region who have switched to olive farming as the Punjab government has resolved to turn Potohar into an olive valley and is fully facilitating the growers...

    Authorities in Pakistan moved into action in 2012 when the Punjab government decided to turn the Potohar region into an olive valley due to its great potential for the crop...

  • Rohingya crisis: a concern for the region

    ”As we see it from Bangladesh, it is not only the future of Myanmar which will be jeopardised but that of this region itself as UN Secretary General António Guterres warned on Wednesday...

    Already there is sufficient reason for concern at the flow of Middle Eastern money in the region with distinct fundamentalist overtones...

  • Govts in Asia-Pacific region fail to check river pollution

    ISLAMABAD: The Asia-Pacific region has failed to control pollution of its rivers, more than 80 per cent of which are considered to be in ‘poor health’, a new United Nations report reveals...

    The report, prepared by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) for the second forum of ministers and environment authorities of Asia-Pacific region opening in Bangkok on Sept 5, says that common pollutants in the region are organics, nutrients,...

  • 'Trump has no understanding of the South Asian region,' Imran says

    US President Donald Trump has no understanding of the South Asian region, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Wednesday as he strongly criticised Washington's recently-revealed South Asia policy...

    Khan said that the allegations signalled that Trump has "no understanding of the South Asian region or the dynamics of the 'war on terror'" as he pointed out the sacrifices Pakistan has made in the fight...

  • South Asia no longer world’s fastest-growing region

    ISLAMABAD: South Asia is no longer the fastest-growing region in the world, the World Bank said in a recent report...

    However, growth in South Asia is expected to remain robust, the report said, adding that it is likely to become the fastest-growing region once again in the next two years...

  • US, India arms deals could destabilise region, FO warns

    The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday warned that arms deals between Washington and New Delhi could potentially destabilise the region as India is responsible for carrying out subversive activities in Pakistan through Afghanistan...

    The FO statement comes days after Washington underlined a desire to sell nuclear components to India and reiterated its call for India to play a greater role in establishing peace in the South Asian region...

  • Tripartite meeting in Kabul vows to eliminate IS from region

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan, Afghanistan and the United States at a tripartite meeting on Thursday vowed to eliminate the militant Islamic State group — also known by its Arabic acronym Daesh — from the region...

    The meeting held in Kabul identified “information sharing, complementary efforts and enhanced cooperation” as the areas in which the three can cooperate for countering the IS in the region...

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