Dhaka, Feb 9: At least 14 people have died and five were still missing after a passenger ferry sank in giant Meghna River in central Bangladesh's suburban Manikganj, with authorities retrieving 12 bodies overnight.
"We called off the rescue operations after 12 more bodi... read more
TOKYO: Tokyo summoned China's envoy on Tuesday in protest at what it says was another incursion into its territorial waters, after Beijing's ships sailed near islands at the centre of a bitter dispute.
"The foreign ministry summoned the Chinese ambassador over ships entering the waters near read more
Dhaka, Feb 11 : Bangladeshi youth-orchestrated agitation at Shahbagh area in the city primarily demanding death penalty for convicted war criminals, kept spreading to more places in the country with each passing day...... read more
New Delhi, Feb 12 : In a significant development, the head of Italian company Finmeccanica has been arrested in Milan in connection with charges that bribes were paid to secure an Indian defence helicopter deal worth Rs 3600 crore...... read more
Rome, Feb 12 : Italian police today arrested the chief executive of aerospace and defence giant Finmeccanica for corruption and embezzlement in relation to alleged bribes given to the Indian government, media reports said...... read more
Islamabad, Feb 12 : Amidst speculation about a delay in Pakistan's upcoming general election, President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the polls will be held "on time" so that the foundations of the democratic set-up can be strengthened and the country can move forward...... read more
Seoul, Feb 12 : North Korea today staged its most powerful nuclear test yet, claiming a breakthrough with a "miniaturised" device in a striking act of defiance to global powers including its sole patron China.
The communist state said it had staged its third test with ... read more
Dhaka, Feb 13 : Several people were injured today after violence gripped the Bangladeshi capital following fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami activists' violent protests at several places to protest the ongoing 1971 war trials...... read more