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PML-N in a bind over ex-PM’s fate

PML-N in a bind over ex-PM’s fate

A day after a senior PML-N legislator criticised the election of a disqualified Nawaz Sharif as the party head and suggested Shahbaz Sharif lead the ruling Muslim League instead, more people on Friday appeared to be willing to embrace the idea.

Charity urges solution to Rohingya crisis

Charity urges solution to Rohingya crisis

Save the Children International chief executive officer yesterday said the international community, the United Nations and the UN Security Council must continue giving attention to the Rohingya crisis, even in the coming weeks and months to find a solution to it.

Lanka will continue to work with UN: minister

Lanka will continue to work with UN: minister

Sri Lanka will continue to work with the United Nations (UN) and other institutions by aligning the government’s policy strategy with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets to be achieved by 2030, Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera said.

Leftist pact a threat to democracy: Nepal PM

Leftist pact a threat to democracy: Nepal PM

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the broader leftist electoral alliance and unification after the elections would be a threat to democracy in Nepal. Deuba said safeguarding democracy is the main challenge of the hour referring to the leftist alliance.

Intermittent rains cripple life across Bangladesh

Intermittent rains cripple life across Bangladesh

Incessant rains across Bangladesh since Thursday night, triggered by depression in the Bay of Bengal, have brought life to a standstill in the capital Dhaka and most parts of the country.

Impeachment charges to be filed against Morales next month

Impeachment charges to be filed against Morales next month

An impeachment complaint will be filed before the House of Representatives against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales next month, according to lawyer Manuelito Luna.

Vegetable prices shoot up

Vegetable prices shoot up

A vendor arranges vegetables at a market in Hyderabad yesterday. Unseasonal rains have led to a sharp rise in prices of vegetables across India.

Duterte offers to shoot criminals

Duterte offers to shoot criminals

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered to shoot criminals himself, while warning he may bring police back to the frontlines of his deadly war on drugs.

Two days after Diwali, air quality ‘very poor’ in Delhi

Two days after Diwali, air quality ‘very poor’ in Delhi

A ban on the sale of firecrackers does not appear to have done much good to the national capital, as the air quality data released yesterday showed pollutant and particulate matter levels similar to the post-Diwali period last year.

383 police personnel killed in last one year: IB

383 police personnel killed in last one year: IB

At least 385 police personnel from different states, central paramilitary forces and central police organisations were killed this year, Intelligence Bureau (IB) director Rajiv Jain said yesterday.

Fighting in southern city ‘may end soon’

Fighting in southern city ‘may end soon’

The Philippines is preparing to declare the end of fighting in a southern city seized for five months by pro-Islamic State rebels, a top military commander said yesterday, as troops continued a phased withdrawal from the devastated lakeside city.

Sky stunts

Sky stunts

The Indian Air Force’s Sarang helicopter display team flies HAL Dhruv aircraft during an event to mark the 85th anniversary of the IAF at Bamhrauli Air Force Station in Allahabad yesterday.

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