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CPEC gives economic, social development dimension to Pak-China relations: Pakistani FM

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has given an economic and social development dimension to Pak-China relations.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/27 10:47:03

Indian PM-elect Modi receives phone call from Pakistani PM

Indian Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on Sunday received a telephone call from Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, with the latter congratulating him over the victory in the recently-held General Elections, according to an official statement issued by India's external affairs ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/27 1:26:57

Pakistani PM felicitates Modi on electoral victory

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan felicitated his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on electoral victory in a telephonic conversation on Sunday, a Foreign Ministry statement said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/27 1:26:28

Modi kept job, Indians worry about theirs

Asad Ahmed, one of about 1.2 million young Indians entering the cutthroat job market each month, diligently scribbles notes at a computer class in New Delhi.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/26 20:13:41

Modi appointed as Indian PM

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday evening appointed Narendra Modi as the prime minister after receiving letters of support from the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 23:56:55

Modi stakes claim to form his 2nd gov't

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday evening and staked the claim to form his second consecutive union government.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 23:37:38

Regional aspirations, national ambitions to define India's development: Modi

Regional aspirations and national ambitions will define India's development in the coming years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday after being elected as the leader of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 23:25:53

India's ruling alliance elects Modi as PM for 2nd term

The newly-elected Indian lawmakers from the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), including the main ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), unanimously elected Narendra Modi as their leader on Saturday, thus paving the way for him to become prime minister once again.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 21:12:52

Thailand's Democrat Party member Chuan Leekpai elected as lower house speaker

Democrat Party member, former prime minister, Chuan Leekpai was elected speaker of the house of representatives in its first meeting here on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 20:28:47

Container explosion leaves at least 25 injured in eastern Thailand

An explosion and fire erupted in containers on board of a ship in eastern Thailand's Laem Chabang sea port on Saturday, injuring at least 25, reports said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 16:52:17

Indian president dissolves lower house of parliament

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday dissolved the lower house of parliament, Lok Sabha, thus paving the way for the constitution of the next house after the just-concluded 17th general elections.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 16:46:47

14 die, 3 missing in Nepal's Himalayas this spring season

Four more mountaineers died on Thursday and Friday in Nepal's Himalayan mountains, bringing the total death toll of this spring season to 14, while three others remained missing, Nepal's Department of Tourism and expedition organizing companies have said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 11:49:34

Pakistan wants resolution of regional issues through diplomatic engagements: FM

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said here on Friday that Pakistan wants resolution of regional issues through diplomatic engagements and will continue its efforts towards reducing tension in the region, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/24 22:45:01

Philippine Navy to deploy its first-ever missile-equipped frigate in 2020

The Philippine Navy (PN) will deploy next year its first-ever missile-equipped frigate, the Department of National Defense (DND) of the Philippines said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/24 22:09:38

PM Modi anguished at students dead from western India building fire

At least 15 young students reportedly died and several others injured in a major fire that broke out at a coaching centre in the Surat town of western state Gujarat Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/24 22:06:44

15 young students killed, several injured in western India fire

At least 15 young students reportedly died and several others injured in a major fire that broke out in a building housing a coaching centre in the Surat town of western state Gujarat Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/24 21:21:33

2 killed, 25 injured as blast hits mosque in SW Pakistan

At least two people were killed and 25 others injured when an explosion ripped through a mosque in Quetta city of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Friday, hospital officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/24 20:20:02

Thai king presides over opening ceremony for parliament

Thailand's Their Majesties the King and Queen on Friday presided over the opening ceremony for parliament following the March 24 election.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/24 19:23:06