11h ago| Southeast Asia

Punjab assembly dissolved on Imran’s orders

The provincial assembly in Pakistan’s most populous province, Punjab, was dissolved late Saturday, in a move orchestrated by former prime minister Imran Khan as part of a bid to force early general elections.

35m ago| South Asia

Nepal plane crash: Eyewitnesses recount lucky escape

Kalpana Sunar had come to Pokhara from Dulegaunda in Tanahun to celebrate Maghe Sankranti three days ago. She was washing clothes in the front yard of her house when she saw an aeroplane falling from the sky and coming in her direction.

1h ago| China

2 dead, 34 injured in China chemical plant blast

A chemical plant explosion in China has killed two people and injured 34, state media reported Monday..The blast happened on Sunday afternoon at a factory in northeastern Liaoning province's Panshan County, according to state broadcaster CCTV..Twelve people are missing after the expl

11h ago| Southeast Asia

Gunmen shoot dead Afghan ex-lawmaker

Gunmen shot dead an Afghan former lawmaker and one of her bodyguards in the capital Kabul in a night-time attack at her home, police said yesterday.

3h ago| Politics

Mosharraf’s free fall in AL continues

Former LGRD minister and Awami League MP Khandker Mosharraf Hossain’s fall from grace continued yesterday as he was removed from the post of chief of the parliamentary standing committee on the LGRD ministry.

11h ago| USA

Biden declares major disaster

US President Joe Biden has declared a major disaster in California, as the latest in a succession of storm systems blew into the state, bringing heavy flooding to already waterlogged regions.