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Top Taliban figure arrested in Pakistan

Ahead of a visit to Pakistan by US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, Pakistan has arrested a senior member of the Afghan Taliban in a bid to put pressure on the militant group for talks, local media reported on Tuesday.

Indian killed in Kabul bomb attack

India on Tuesday strongly condemned the “horrific terror attack” which rocked Kabul killing an Indian national and several other people late Monday.

Bangladesh Prime Minister reappoints key advisers

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reappointed her five key advisers, the Bangladesh Star reported. 

Pakistan SC rejects NAB appeal against bail for Sharifs

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday rejected the appeal filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against the suspension of prison sentences handed to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar in the Avenfield corruption case.

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Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency

If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor . 


Bangladesh, ADB sign deal for rural road network

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government have signed an agreement for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh.