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India bans condom ads from prime time TV

India has slapped a nationwide ban on television ads for condoms during prime time hours, citing rules prohibiting "vulgar" content and concerns over children viewing salacious material.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/12 22:23:39

Untimely death

Flowers are placed on an elephant carcass, who forest officials said was electrocuted early morning in a paddy field in Kuruabahi village, Assam, India, on Tuesday.
Source: VCG | 2017/12/12 22:18:39

10 feared killed as tourist bus plunges into river in S. India

At least 10 people were feared killed as a tourist bus plunged into a river in southern Indian state of Kerala Tuesday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/12 18:13:33

IMF praises Afghanistan's progress in reforms, pursuit of self-reliance

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) praised the Afghan government's steps in structural reforms and pursuit of self-reliance despite persist challenges, Afghan finance ministry reported on its website Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/12 17:18:21

Indian FM seeks report on French tourists attack

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has sought a report from local government of Uttar Pradesh government over an alleged attack on French tourists, officials said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/12 15:33:27

2 killed as militants attack army vehicle in NW Pakistan

Militants in Pakistan's northwestern tribal area of North Waziristan ambushed an army vehicle on Tuesday, leaving two people killed, an official statement said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/12 15:33:13

3 soldiers missing after avalanche hits army post in Indian-controlled Kashmir

At least three soldiers were missing Tuesday after an avalanche triggered by snowfall hit an army post in Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/12 15:32:56

Seagulls fly over Arabian Sea coast

A man feeds the seagulls as they fly over the Arabian Sea coast in Mumbai, India, Dec.12, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/12 14:53:19

Cold intensifies in Indian capital with winter rains

Cold intensified in Indian capital Tuesday after it received the winter's first rainfall late Monday evening that continued till night.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/12 14:32:20

32 killed in suspected diphtheria outbreak in Yemen

Yemen's Houthis-controlled Health Ministry said on Monday that 32 people have died of suspected diphtheria, warning the disease is spreading.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/12 7:22:25

6 terrorists linked to hostel attack arrested in NW Pakistan

Pakistani law enforcement agencies on Monday arrested at least six terrorists in connection with a terrorist attack that killed 11 people at a hostel inside the Agricultural Training Institute in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar earlier this month, local Urdu media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/12 7:14:54

French tourists attacked in India's Uttar Pradesh

A group of French tourists, accompanied by their Indian friends, were roughed up and assaulted allegedly by locals in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, officials said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/11 18:09:30

Indian businessman arrested for mid-air molestation of Bollywood actress

Indian police have arrested a 39-year-old businessman for the alleged molestating of a teen Bollywood actress aboard a flight from Delhi to Mumbai.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/11 16:44:28

2 killed, 18 injured in road accident in northern India

At least two people were killed and 18 others injured in a road accident in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, police said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/11 13:21:48

Nepali industries run at higher capacity in improved electricity supply, less strikes: study

Nepali manufacturing industries utilized their capacity better in the last fiscal year 2016-17, thanks to improvement in electricity availability, low number of industrial strikes and reduced supply disruptions, Nepal's central bank said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/11 7:12:49

India orders probe into on-flight molestation of teen Bollywood actress

Indian authorities Sunday ordered a probe into the alleged molestation of a teen Bollywood actress, best known for her role in blockbuster sports drama film Dangal, on board a flight from Delhi to Mumbai.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/10 21:59:09

4 killed, 4 injured as truck overturns in western India

At least four people have been killed and four others injured after a truck overturned in the western Indian state of Gujarat, police said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/10 13:51:56

Myanmar state counselor encourages young entrepreneurs to strive for country's development

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has encouraged the country's young entrepreneurs to use cutting-edge technology for the development of the nation, while taking advantage of the country's unique location and abundant resources.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/10 11:10:47