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Construction of road near "No Man's Land" in Thai-Myanmar border river suspended

Thai authorities have suspended the construction of a road near a "No Man's Land" islet in a river between Thailand and Myanmar at the request of their neighbors, said a Thai army source on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/23 9:36:51

Modi gov't has no role in selecting India's offset partner in Rafale deal: Defence Ministry

India's defence ministry on Saturday said that the Modi government had no role in selecting India's offset partner for manufacturing Rafale fighter jets, and that unnecessary controversies were being created around the Rafale deal.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/23 9:27:04

30 injured after cabin pressure drops in India passenger plane mid-air

As many as 30 passengers have been injured after cabin pressure dropped in a passenger plane soon after it took off from India's financial capital Mumbai Thursday, aviation officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/20 14:49:13

Indian rupee's plunge shows validity of China's yuan policies: experts

The pace and direction of China's approach to reform is a good reference point for many emerging countries like India, whose currencies have been hit hard by the strengthening US dollar recently, Chinese experts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/19 22:53:42

Tragic collision

A dead elephant lies next to a train that hit it near Habarana, some 180 kilometers northeast of the capital Colombo on Tuesday. A train transporting oil in eastern Sri Lanka hit and killed two baby elephants and their pregnant mother on Tuesday, police said, the second such tragedy in a month.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/18 21:48:41

Pakistan PM to visit Saudi Arabia, UAE

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates from Tuesday at the invitation of the two countries leaderships, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/18 8:34:30

Imran Khan to expand citizenship

Pakistan's new Premier Imran Khan has vowed to give citizenship to some Afghan refugees and Bengali immigrants, officials confirmed Monday, granting rights to many who have lived in the country for decades.
Source: Reuters | 2018/9/17 23:08:42

Market inferno

Firefighters battle a fire at the Bagree Market in Kolkata, India on Sunday. The market is situated in a congested area of city's wholesale business hub at Burra Bazar. There have been no reports of injuries as the fire broke out late at night when the market was closed.
Source: IC | 2018/9/16 22:13:39

20 injured as train derails in Pakistan's Punjab

At least 20 people were injured on Sunday when a passenger train derailed in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province, an official of Pakistan Railways said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/16 20:47:58

Afghan peace possible: US general

The top commander for US and NATO forces in Afghanistan said Wednesday that warring parties now have an "unprecedented" opportunity for peace, and insisted President Donald Trump's strategy for the beleaguered country is working.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/11 22:48:40

Colorful congregation

Indian Sikh devotees carry the Palki Sahib with the Guru Granth Sahib, the central religious text of Sikhism, during a religious procession from Gurudwara Ramsar to Akal Takht Sahib to mark the 414th anniversary of the installation of the Guru Granth Sahib at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/10 21:58:39

Pakistan's new president Arif Alvi sworn in

Pakistan's new President Arif Alvi was sworn in at a ceremony in Islamabad on Sunday, concluding the country's peaceful transfer of power to its new government.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/9 21:53:40

Bangladesh starts energy week, seeks AIIB support

This year's Power and Energy Week, a fair on electricity equipment and associated businesses with a theme of Anirban Agami (Indomitable Future), kicked off on Thursday in Dhaka's Bashundhara Convention Center.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/7 1:58:16

India's supreme court legalizes gay sex in landmark judgment

India's Supreme Court legalized gay sex in a historic judgment Thursday, scrapping down a 158-year-old colonial law that criminalized homosexuality.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/6 20:57:07

India legalizes gay sex

India's Supreme Court legalized gay sex in a historic judgment Thursday apparently scrapping the 158-year-old colonial-era law that criminalized homosexuality.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/6 14:47:42

Bridge fail

An Indian rescue worker searches for people believed trapped under a segment of the Majerhat bridge that collapsed in Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal Wednesday. One person is confirmed dead and rescuers fear many more may be trapped under the rubble.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/5 22:53:42

Nine-year-old Indian girl gang-raped, murdered

Indian police have arrested a woman and four others after her nine-year-old stepdaughter was allegedly gang-raped, murdered and mutilated, in the latest horrific crime to shock the country.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/5 22:18:44

Indian state chief minister resigns from parliament

Chief minister of northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya Conrad K. Sangma resigned from the country's Parliament on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/5 15:16:32