'Amphan' intensifies into super cyclone over eastern India, Bangladesh

The India Meteorological Department on Monday said that extremely severe cyclonic storm Amphan over the west and central parts of Bay of Bengal has intensified into a "super cyclone" with wind speed above 200 km per hour

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Bangladesh’s coronavirus cases surge to 44

The government’s disease control agency has confirmed five more coronavirus cases, taking the total to 44 in Bangladesh

Hopes of Nepalis stuck abroad dashed

The Supreme Court refused to issue interim order sought by advocates Madhav Kumar Basnet and Mina Khadka Basent to allow Nepalis stranded in foreign countries, including India, to return home

Foreign Minister Gyawali holds video conference

Nepal Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali today held a video conference with chiefs of Nepali missions based in Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, Israel and South Africa and took stock of the situation of Nepalis living there and possible impact of novel coronavirus on their employment

Hong Kong tourist who visited Bhutan tests positive

Risks of infecting Bhutanese by the Hong Kong tourist who tested positive after returning to Hong Kong from Bhutan is minimal, according to health minister Dechen Wangmo

Pakistan coronavirus cases rise to 1,041

The number of confirmed cases in Pakistan has increased to 1,041 as of Thursday, while the death toll was recorded at eight, according to authorities

Sri Lanka to allow chartered flights to fly out tourists

Sri Lanka will allow chartered flights from any country to land here and to fly out their nationals who are currently in the island nation on a holiday or work on request, an official statement said on Thursday

Goa converts 5 tourist resorts into quarantine facilities

Goa  on Thursday took over five tourist resorts, including one private facility, to create quarantine facilities for Covid-19 epidemic

Modi government unveils Covid-19 relief package for weaker sections

The Modi government on Thursday announced the first instalment of a fiscal relief package, worth Rs 170,000 crore, to protect the weaker sections of the society from the economic fallout of Covid-19

Maldives converts luxury resorts to coronavirus quarantine centers

The Maldives is turning remote luxury resort hotels in the idyllic archipelago into quarantine facilities in a bid to insulate the remote Indian Ocean nation from the spreading coronavirus pandemic

Partial US aid cut to Afghanistan not to affect key government sectors

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a video message to the nation said that US announcement of reduction in aid to Afghanistan would not directly affect the key government sectors and they were trying to fill the gap, adding that the government would study all the aspects of budget to fill the vacuum

Afghanistan's trade ports with Uzbekistan to stay open

Industry and Commerce Minister Ajmal Ahmadi has said commercial ports between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan would stay open

Afghanistan records second Covid-19 death, 80 cases

The Ministry of Public Health in Afghanistan has confirmed second virus-related fatality and over 80 coronavirus cases in Afghanistan so far

Bangladesh to celebrate 49 years of independence amid lockdown

Bangladesh is set to celebrate the 49th anniversary of independence from Pakistan with restrictions on gatherings due to a coronavirus pandemic

Prices of essentials shoot up in Bangladesh

The prices of essentials, including rice, vegetables, cooking oil, spices, and cleaning items, have increased several folds over the last one week

Stranded tourists in Nepal to get help

The Nepalese government has decided to facilitate the foreign nationals stranded in Nepal due to the travel restriction enforced by the government to contain the Coronavirus (Covid-19) to return to their countries

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Taj Mahal not to reopen, for now

The Agra district administration has decided not to reopen the world-famous Taj Mahal to visitors as yet