Sentencing delayed as Hong Kong continues match-fixing fight |
HONG KONG | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
|Former Hong Kong Player of the Year Lee Wai-lim, who pleaded guilty to match-fixing last year, has had his sentencing postponed until May 4, a day after four of his former team mates were acquitted.
Lee pleaded guilty to one count of being an agent accept ... read..|
Pakistan's anti-graft body to probe Musharraf |
Islamabad | Friday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
|Pakistan's anti-corruption body, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), on Friday approved an investigation into allegations against former President Pervez Musharraf for "holding assets beyond means" and "wrongful use of authority". ... read..|
Roadside bomb kills 5 in Afghanistan |
Kabul | Friday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
|Five civilians were killed after a roadside bomb planted by militants struck a vehicle in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on Friday, an official said. ... read..|
De-radicalization of youth must for peace in Kashmir: Army |
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
|With the Kashmir Valley enveloped by rising violence, the Indian Army on Friday said it would prioritize bringing radicalized youth to the mainstream through a "collective approach" and convince militants to "shun violence and gun culture". ... read..|
Japan insurer Aioi Nissay eyes alternative assets, foreign equities |
TOKYO | Friday, Apr 20 2018 IST
|Japan's Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance is considering investing in alternative assets and foreign stocks for the fiscal year through March 2019 as it looks to diversify its portfolio, a senior official said on Friday.
Faced with low domestic yields, which hav ... read..|
Indian Sikh woman embraces Islam, remarries in Pakistan (Lead) |
Chandigarh | Thursday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
|A Sikh woman from Punjab's Hoshiarpur district who went to Pakistan on a pilgrimage has reportedly embraced Islam and married a Lahore-based Pakistani man, according to her family which alleged that she may have fallen into the hands of Pakistan's Inter-S ... read..|
Over 500,000 still affected by Sri Lanka drought |
Colombo | Thursday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
|Over 500,000 people still remain affected by the drought in 10 districts of Sri Lanka, according to a report released by the Sri Lankan Disaster Management Centre (DMC) on Thursday. ... read..|
Asif to attend SCO ministers' meeting in Beijing |
Islamabad | Thursday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
|Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif will visit China to attend the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Beijing from April 23-24. ... read..|
Suu Kyi leaves for Vietnam |
Yangon | Thursday, 2018 10:15:05 AM IST
|Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi left Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday on a two-day official visit to Vietnam, media reports said. ... read..|
Nawaz Sharif, daughter leave for London |
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2018 3:45:07 PM IST
|Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam left for London on Wednesday and vowed to return before the next accountability hearing. ... read..|
JGBs little changed, capped by rallying equities |
TOKYO | Wednesday, Apr 18 2018 IST
|Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Wednesday, with the debt market capped firmly as equities rallied and reduced investor demand for safe-haven assets.
The five-year JGB yield was unchanged at minus 0.115 percent.
The 10-year benchmark ... read..|
One killed in Karachi protest over minor's rape, killing |
Karachi | Tuesday, 2018 7:45:07 PM IST
|One person was killed and several injured during a protest here to demand justice for a minor girl, who was raped and murdered, turned violent with demonstrators pelting stones at the police and nearby vehicles. ... read..|
Bangladesh's mobile phone users reach nearly 150 mn |
Dhaka | Tuesday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
|The total number of Bangladesh's mobile phone subscribers reached nearly 150 million at the end of February, with addition of 3.66 million new users in the first two months of the year, statistics of the country's telecom regulator showed on Tuesday. ... read..|
Chinese iron ore off 10-mth low on March output data |
BEIJING | Tuesday, Apr 17 2018 IST
|China's iron ore futures recouped some losses after hitting a 10-month low on Tuesday as market sentiment was lifted by upbeat steel output data for March despite smog restrictions imposed by Beijing.
The world's biggest steel maker last month churned out ... read..|
China adds 3.3 mln urban new jobs in Q1 2018 - state planner |
BEIJING | Tuesday, Apr 17 2018 IST
|China added 3.3 million new urban jobs in the first quarter, the state planner said on Tuesday.
In March alone, 1.54 million new jobs were created, the National Development and Reform Commission said in a statement on its website.
China's March survey-bas ... read..|
Korea focused on Women's World Cup after playoff win |
HONG KONG | Tuesday, Apr 17 2018 IST
|South Korea coach Yoon Duk-yeo will look to fine tune his team over the coming 14 months after they sealed their place at next year's Women's World Cup with a 5-0 thrashing of the Philippines in a regional playoff on Monday.
Cho So-hyun scored twice, whil ... read..|
Nikkei flat; investors on sidelines ahead of Japan-US meet |
TOKYO | Tuesday, Apr 17 2018 IST
|Japanese shares were flat on Tuesday morning as investors turned cautious ahead of a meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump in which Tokyo fears the latter may link vital security matters with touchy trade topics.
The ma ... read..|
Blast near Indian Embassy field office in Nepal (Lead) |
Kathmandu | Tuesday, 2018 10:45:05 AM IST
|A pressure cooker bomb went off near the Indian Embassy field office in Nepal's Biratnagar late on Monday damaging the walls of the premises, Nepal Police has said. No one has claimed responsibility. ... read..|
Army chief's statement reflects Kashmiris' sentiments: J&K |
Srinagar | Monday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
|The Jammu and Kashmir government said on Monday that the recent statement of Army chief Bipin Rawat, that neither security forces nor militants would achieve their goal since gun was no solution, reflects the overwhelming sentiment of the people of Kashmi ... read..|
20 IS terrorists killed in Afghanistan |
Kabul | Sunday, 2018 9:15:06 PM IST
|An Afghan Defence Ministry statement confirmed on Sunday the deaths of 20 Islamic State terror group members during an operation in the northern part of the country. ... read..|
First Rohingya family returns to Myanmar |
Nay Pyi Taw | Sunday, 2018 12:15:25 PM IST
|Myanmar authorities announced on Sunday it has repatriated the first family of Rohingya refugees who fled to Bangladesh, despite a UN warning that it is not safe to return. ... read..|
Australia coach hails fighting spirit after securing World Cup berth |
HONG KONG | Saturday, Apr 14 2018 IST
|Australia coach Alen Stajcic hailed his team's spirit and unity as they fought back to gain a late 1-1 draw with Japan to qualify for the finals of next year's Women's World Cup.
Reigning Asian Women's Player of the Year Sam Kerr scored with just four min ... read..|
Japan to propose new framework to discuss trade with U.S. - Nikkei |
TOKYO | Saturday, Apr 14 2018 IST
|Japan will propose setting up a new framework to discuss trade issues with the United States in a summit next week, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Saturday.
Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi is likely to lead the Japanese delegation, with his counterpa ... read..|