International News Headlines

Bangladesh to tackle BNP's extremism with 'resilience'

Dhaka , March 4

Bangladesh on Wednesday told the UN Human Rights Council that it will handle the BNP-sponsored "violent extremism" with its "characteristic resilience and determination".

India: Make election of UN secretary-general more democratic

United Nations , March 4 With Ban ki-Moon's second term as secretary-general ending next year, India has called for making the election of his successor more democratic and open by giving the UN General Assembly (UNGA) a greater say and ending the Security Council permanent members' near total control of the process.

Turkish plane skids off runway in Kathmandu, airport closed

Kathmandu , March 4 All 224 passengers on board a Turkish Airlines flight had a narrow escape when their Airbus A330 aircraft skidded off the runway at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) here early on Wednesday morning. The terminal, Nepal's only international airport, was ordered shut till 4 p.m. on Thursday as the airport does not have equipment to relocate the aircraft from the runway, authorities said.

Jaishankar meets Afghan leadership on SAARC Yatra

Kabul , March 4

Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Wednesday met the Afghan leadership, including President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, here on the final day of his four-nation SAARC Yatra.

Kargil war tripped Pakistan, says daily

Islamabad , March 4

The Pakistani military's decision to launch a covert war against India in Kargil in 1999 has made Islamabad "progressively irrelevant" internationally, a columnist said Wednesday.

Eight people chosen for Independence Award in Bangladesh

Dhaka , March 4

Late finance minister Shah A.M.S. Kibria, matinee idol of yesteryears Abdur Razzak and professor emeritus Anisuzzaman were among eight people nominated for Bangladesh's highest civilian honour, the Independence Award.

Will take this experience into next game: Afghanistan skipper

Perth , March 4

Having slumped to a heavy defeat against the Australians in a World Cup Pool A game at the WACA on Wednesday, Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi said they would take all these experiences to their next game against New Zealand.

Court upholds arrest warrant against Khaleda Zia

Dhaka , March 4

A Bangladeshi court on Wednesday upheld the arrest warrant it issued on February 25 against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in cases filed by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC).

Two killed as air force plane crashes in Pakistan

Islamabad , March 4

At least two people were killed when a trainer plane of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed in the country's northwestern district of Dera Ismail Khan on Wednesday, media and officials said.

Iran ready for 'more transparency' over its n-programme: President

Tehran , March 4

Iran is ready to show further transparency concerning its nuclear programme but does not accept conditions beyond that, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday.