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Cambodia arrests over 6,100 drug suspects in 3 months of anti-drug campaign

Cambodian authorities have arrested 6,132 drug suspects in 2,677 cases in the first three months of a six-month anti-drug campaign that launched on January 1, said the Interior Ministry's latest report on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 0:08:20

10 killed in road accident in NE India

At least 10 people were killed and more than 30 others injured in a road accident in the northeastern Indian state of Manipur Monday, a senior police official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 13:24:58

Policeman wounded in militant attack on minister's house in Indian-controlled Kashmir

An Indian policeman was wounded Sunday after militants attacked ancestral house of a local government minister in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/27 9:05:03

India, Nepal discuss exchange of banned Indian currency notes

India has proposed to Nepal that it was ready to exchange banned Indian currency notes of 500 and 1,000 rupees up to 4,500 Indian rupees (68.8 US dollars) for individuals in Nepal, way below the amount legally allowed to posses in the himalayan country, a senior official of Nepal's central bank said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/26 20:29:18

Nepal set to promote pashmina products in China via Belt and Road platform

The Belt and Road International Trade and Investment Platform, a mutual exchange platform of global purchasers and suppliers, has agreed to promote Nepalese pashmina products in China, local chapter of the platform said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/26 13:50:04

Three killed, dozens injured in blasts outside militant den in northeastern Bangladesh

Three people, including a policeman, were killed and dozens of others injured in two explosions Saturday near a militant hideout in Sylhet city, some 240 km northeast of capital Dhaka, local police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/26 9:48:41

Officials say massive blaze, blasts contained inside ammunition factory in C. India

After hours of firefighting, a massive fire coupled with deafening explosions inside an ammunition factory in India's central state of Madhya Pradesh was brought under control and contained from spreading, officials said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/26 9:41:54

Pakistan rejects US Human rights report as flawed

Pakistan on Friday rejected as flawed the US State Department's Human Rights Report 2016, which has scathingly criticized the country on account of human rights situation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/25 8:48:16

IS claims responsibility for blast near Bangladesh's principal airport in capital Dhaka

A suspected suicide bomber died after blowing himself up near Bangladesh's principal airport in capital Dhaka on Friday night, police said, in the second attack within the span of a week claimed by Islamic State (IS) group jihadists.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/25 8:47:57

Anti-sexual harassment operation in Indian state to ensure safety of women: official

Local government in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh Friday said the police "anti- Romeo" squads would bring sense of security among women.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/25 7:13:46

10 dead, several injured as truck veers off road in N. Bangladesh

At least 10 people were killed and several others injured as a cement-laden truck veered off a road in the Mymensingh district, 122 km north of capital Dhaka, on early Friday, a local police official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/24 9:47:42

DPRK congratulates Pakistan on 70th independence anniversary

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Thursday congratulated Pakistan on the 70th anniversary of its independence from British colonial rule which fell on the same day.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/24 8:28:13

Fire breaks out at Bangladesh's 31-story central bank building in capital Dhaka

A devastating fire broke out at 31-story building of Bangladesh's central bank in capital Dhaka's central Motijheel business district on Thursday night, a fireman said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/24 8:19:05

76 mln people in India have no access to safe water: report

At least 76 million people in India do not have access to clean water, a report published by international charity and advocacy group on clean water -- WaterAid says.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 14:43:33

Insider attack kills 9 police in N. Afghan province

Insider attack claimed the lives of nine police officers in the northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan on Thursday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/23 13:38:25

Pakistani parliament approves revival of military courts for terrorism-related cases

Pakistan's parliament has approved to revive the military courts for the trial of terrorism-related cases, local media reported on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/22 11:37:48

India says fencing of border with Pakistan in Gujarat completed

The Indian government said on Tuesday that it has completed fencing of border with Pakistan in its western state of Gujarat.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/22 8:00:07

India, Nepal joint military exercise concludes

The armies of India and Nepal had concluded joint military exercises, Defense officials said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/22 7:56:45