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Myanmar calls for preserving fresh water lake for ecotourism
Nay Pyi Taw | Monday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
Myanmar authorities on Monday called for the preservation of the country's largest fresh water Indawgyi lake in Kachin state in order to promote ecotourism. ... read..


10 get death penalty over plot to assassinate Hasina
Dhaka | Sunday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
A tribunal here in Bangladesh on Sunday awarded death penalty to 10 people for planting a bomb in 2000 to assassinate then opposition leader and now Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. ... read..


Afghan forces foil Taliban's offensive, 70 militants killed
Kandahar | Saturday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
As many as 70 Taliban militants were killed and scores injured after Afghan aircraft dropped bombs on a militant convoy in Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday. ... read..


PTI challenges acceptance of Kulsoom Nawaz's nomination papers
Lahore | Saturday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday challenged in the Lahore High Court a returning officer's acceptance of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz candidate Kulsoom Nawaz's nomination papers for the upcoming NA-120 elections. ... read..


Afghanistan celebrates 98th Independence Day
Kabul | Saturday, 2017 2:45:06 PM IST
Afghanistan on Saturday marked the 98th anniversary of its independence from British occupation. ... read..


Shell lifts its first crude cargo from Libya in 5 years - industry sources
DUBAI | Saturday, Aug 19 2017 IST
Royal Dutch Shell has lifted a cargo of 600,000 barrels of crude oil from Libya's Zueitina port, its first from the war-torn north African country in 5 years, two industry sources told Reuters today. "Libya is a significant resource holder and Shell Inter ... read..


Bengal's border areas celebrate belated Independence Day
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Like every year, parts of West Bengal bordering Bangladesh, celebrated the Independence Day on Friday, two days after the rest of the country to mark the day when they became part of India. ... read..


Sonowal calls for speeding up sealing of India-Bangladesh border
Guwahati | Friday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday directed that work to seal the 48.11 km porous areas on the India-Bangladesh border in his state be speeded up. ... read..


Modi calls Nepalese PM, condoles loss of life in flood
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba to convey condolences at the loss of lives due to floods in the Himalayan nation and extend all relief assistance. ... read..


India welcomes US move against Hizbul
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
India on Friday welcomed the designation by the US of the Hizbul Mujahideen as a foreign terrorist organisation. ... read..


Pakistan should 'pull out' of Kashmir: Pakhtoon leader
Islamabad | Friday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Pakistan should take the first move to let Kashmir be free by withdrawing from the region, a leader from the Khber-Pakhtoonkhwa province bordering Afghanistan said on Friday. ... read..


ICC ODI Rankings: Kohli tops the chart for batsmen
Dubai | Friday, Aug 18 2017 IST
With 873 points, team India skipper Virat Kohli continues to hold the top spot in the ODI batsmen rankings, released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) today. Kohli is followed by Australia's David Warner, who with 861 points is at the second s ... read..


Court sends Kashmiri businessman to 10-day NIA custody (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
A court here on Friday sent to 10-day NIA custody Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali, arrested on charge of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone-pelting in Kashmir. ... read..


Court allows NIA to quiz Kashmiri businessman for 10 days
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 4:15:05 PM IST
A court here on Friday allowed the NIA to quiz Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Watali, arrested on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone-pelting in Kashmir, till August 28. ... read..


China chides Japan for backing India on Doklam
Beijing | Friday, 2017 3:45:24 PM IST
China on Friday told Japan not to make "random" comments on the Sino-Indian border stand-off even if it wants to support New Delhi. ... read..


Barcelona attack: Injured included people from Asia
Barcelona | Friday, 2017 3:45:09 PM IST
Citizens from four Asian countries -- China, Pakistan, Taiwan and The Philippines -- were among the over 100 people who were injured in Thursday's terror attack in Barcelona, the Catalonian Interior Ministry said on Friday. ... read..


PMorgan names Deutsche banker as China investment banking vice chairperson - memo
HONG KONG | Friday, Aug 18 2017 IST
JPMorgan Chase & Co named on Friday Lan Chen as the vice chairperson of the U.S. bank's global investment banking business in China as part of its efforts to expand in that market, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters. Chen joins JPMorgan from De ... read..


China's Guangzhou Automobile says no plan to buy Fiat Chrysler
BEIJING | Friday, Aug 18 2017 IST
China's Guangzhou Automobile Group Co Ltd has no plans to acquire automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) NV, a company spokesperson said on Friday. "Currently, we don't have plans to acquire Fiat Chrysler," Guangzhou Automobile spokeswoman Wu Yunchong ... read..


US declaration of Hizbul a terror group was long overdue: Centre
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The US decision to declare Hizbul Mujahideen as a terror organisation led by an internationally recognised terrorist is "well deserved and long overdue", the Union Home Ministry said on Thursday. ... read..


Another India-China flag meeting likely, no date finalised yet
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Another flag meeting between India and China may soon be held close to the spot where the two neighbours are in a stand-off confrontation in Sikkim, informed sources said on Thursday, adding that a date had not been finalised as yet. ... read..


US designating Hizbul as terror group sad: Pakistan
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
The US decision to declare Hizbul Mujahideen a specially-designated terrorist organisation led by an internationally recognised terrorist is "saddening", Pakistan's Foreign Office said on Thursday. ... read..


Partition Museum inaugurated in Amritsar by Punjab CM
Amritsar | Thursday, 2017 6:15:05 PM IST
Partition Museum, a first-of-its-kind in the world, was inaugurated here on Thursday as a tribute to the millions who perished as well as others who survived but lost their homes and hearth and kith and kin during India's Partition in 1947. ... read..


Malala Yousafzai gets into Oxford University
London | Thursday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Pakistani Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai will be studying in Oxford University. ... read..


ICC U-19 World Cup: India to face Australia in campaign opener
Dubai | Thursday, Aug 17 2017 IST
The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the fixtures of the upcoming under-19 World Cup, scheduled to be held in New Zealand next year from January 13. While hosts New Zealand will begin their campaign against Defending champions We ... read..


Five Taliban militants killed in Afghan airstrike
Kabul | Thursday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
At least five Taliban militants were killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan's Kunduz province on Thursday, a top official said. ... read..


Pakistan's anti-graft body summons Sharif, sons
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Pakistan's anti-corruption body has issued summons to disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his two sons to appear before it on Friday in money laundering and graft cases. ... read..


US soldier killed in Afghanistan
Kabul | Thursday, 2017 12:45:05 PM IST
A US service member who was injured in a security operation in eastern Afghanistan has died, the NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) mission said on Thursday. ... read..


UP floods: 400 evacuated from India-Nepal border area
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
The Sashastra Seema Bal has evacuated 400 people from the flood-affected Uttar Pradesh villages along the India-Nepal border, an official said on Wednesday. ... read..


Amid Doklam row, India, China discuss border peace after Ladakh scuffle (Roundup)
Beijing/New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
As a tense military standoff in Doklam entered the third month, senior Indian and Chinese army officers discussed another border row on Wednesday, a day after troops of the two countries scuffled and threw stones at each other in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladak ... read..


Soldier injured in Pakistan firing dies
Srinagar | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:06 PM IST
A soldier who sustained injuries when the Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire on the Line of Control on August 4 succumbed to his injuries here on Wednesday, officials said. ... read..


Don't want to be in contact with Sharif, says Zardari
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:06 PM IST
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chief Asif Ali Zardari said on Wednesday that he has no interest in establishing contact with ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, media reports said. ... read..


Pakistan 'key partner' in region, says US Centcom
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2017 5:15:05 PM IST
The US on Wednesday said it wishes to continue the "key partnership" with Pakistan in the South Asian region. ... read..


10-yr JGBs gain even as BOJ trims buying, superlongs sag
TOKYO | Wednesday, Aug 16 2017 IST
Japanese government bonds of up to 10 years to maturity firmed on Wednesday on solid results of the Bank of Japan's buying in those maturities despite a cut in the buying amount, but longer-dated bonds were dented by rises in global bond yields. The price ... read..


China central bank's July net FX sales fall to lowest since Oct 2015
BEIJING | Wednesday, Aug 16 2017 IST
Net foreign exchange sales by China's central bank fell to the lowest level last month since October 2015, as pressure from capital outflows eased due to tighter government curbs and a stronger Chinese yuan. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) sold a net 4. ... read..


Bangladesh allows polygamy for Hindus, but bans divorcee remarriage
New York | Wednesday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
Some aspects of marriage laws for Hindus in Bangladesh mirror those for Muslims in India, according to a US government report. ... read..


Indian and Pakistan Army trade heavy fire on LoC
Jammu | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:05 AM IST
The Indian and Pakistani Army traded heavy fire on Wednesday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district. ... read..


Toll in Nepal floods rises to 120 (Roundup)
Kathmandu | Tuesday, 2017 10:45:07 PM IST
The toll in Nepal's floods soared to 120 as the disaster caused havoc mostly in the country's southern plains in the Terai, officials said on Tuesday. ... read..


Woman injured in Pakistan firing on LoC
Srinagar | Tuesday, 2017 10:15:05 PM IST
A woman was injured on Tuesday in firing by the Pakistan Army in violation of ceasefire along the Line of Control in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said. ... read..


29 killed as floods ravage Bangladesh
Dhaka | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:06 PM IST
At least 29 people have died in the last few days in floods caused by heavy rainfall in Bangladesh, officials said. ... read..


Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka marks Independence Day
Colombo | Tuesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
The Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka celebrated India's 71st Independence Day on Tuesday by hoisting the national flag and organising a cultural performance. ... read..


Sharif challenges disqualification verdict in top court
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday filed an appeal in the Supreme Court for review of the Panama Papers verdict that led to his disqualification. ... read..


Sri Lanka gets new Foreign Minister
Colombo | Tuesday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Sri Lanka's Minister of Development Assignments Tilak Marapana was on Tuesday sworn in as the country's new Foreign Minister in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena, officials said. ... read..


Neo JMB militant kills himself in Dhaka hotel raid
Dhaka | Tuesday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
A suspected militant of the Neo JMB group blew himself up with his suicide vest during a raid by security forces on a hotel in Bangladesh's capital city on Tuesday, police said. ... read..


Indian, Pakistani border guards exchange sweets on I-Day
Chandigarh | Tuesday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Despite the bilateral tensions, border guards of India and Pakistan on Tuesday exchanged sweets and greetings along the International Border in Punjab on India's 71st Independence Day. ... read..


Shun guns and stones, Mehbooba tells Kashmiris
Srinagar | Tuesday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday made a passionate plea to the young in the Valley to shun guns and stones and also vowed to continue to fight for the state's special Constitutional status. ... read..


India-Pakistan peace a distant prospect: Pakistani daily
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
With seven decades of unending hostility, peaceful coexistence between India and Pakistan "is very obviously a distant prospect", a leading newspaper here said on Tuesday. ... read..


UN chief concerned about India's plans to deport Rohingyas (Lead) (With images)
United Nations | Tuesday, 2017 9:15:05 AM IST
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is concerned about India's plans to deport Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, his spokesperson Farhan Haq said. ... read..


Death toll in Nepal floods reaches 91
Kathmandu | Tuesday, 2017 8:15:04 AM IST
Massive floods following incessant rains in the past few days have claimed 91 lives in Nepal, while thousands of people have been displaced across the country, officials said on Monday. ... read..


UN chief concerned about India's plans to deport Rohingyas (With images)
United Nations | Tuesday, 2017 5:15:04 AM IST
The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is concerned about India's plans to deport Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, according to his spokesperson Farhan Haq. ... read..


Pakistan hopes for stronger relations with Sri Lanka
Colombo | Monday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Pakistan on Monday said it hoped for stronger relations with Sri Lanka as both countries had achieved development, progress and prosperity over the last 70 years through mutual cooperation. ... read..


Pakistan President meets Chinese Vice Premier on deepening bilateral ties
Islamabad | Monday, 2017 10:15:05 PM IST
Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain met visiting Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang here on Monday and held discussions on consolidating the friendly ties between the two countries. ... read..


Death toll in Nepal floods reaches 80 (Lead)
Kathmandu | Monday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Massive floods following incessant rains in the past few days have claimed 80 lives in Nepal, while thousands of people have been displaced across the country, officials said on Monday. ... read..


Beijing assures boost in cooperation with Pakistan: Wang (Second Lead)
Islamabad | Monday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
China is ready to strengthen all-round strategic and economic cooperation with Pakistan, visiting Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said here on Monday. ... read..


Four Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy
Colombo | Monday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
The Sri Lanka Navy on Monday said it has arrested four Indian fishermen for poaching in its waters. ... read..


Four killed, six soldiers missing in Uttarakhand floods
Dehradun | Monday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
Four persons were killed and 10 others, including six soldiers, went missing after a cloudburst triggered flash floods in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district on Monday, police said. ... read..


Beijing-Islamabad friendship stronger than steel: Chinese leader (Lead)
Islamabad | Monday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
Pakistan on Monday celebrated its 71st Independence Day, with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang saying the Beijing-Islamabad friendship "is stronger than steel and sweeter than honey". ... read..


Pakistan Army chief hoists largest flag in Wagah Border
Islamabad | Monday, 2017 10:15:05 AM IST
Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General QamarJaved Bajwa hoisted the largest national flag at Wagah Border on the eve of the country's 70th independence anniversary, the media reported on Monday. ... read..


Flash floods claim lives of 18 people in Bangladesh
Dhaka | Monday, 2017 1:45:05 AM IST
Flash floods triggered by heavy seasonal rains and onrush of water from hills across the Indian borders on Sunday claimed lives of at least 18 people in three northwestern Bangladesh districts. ... read..


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