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Nepalese object to US-led initiative aimed at China

Nepalese associations and representatives have called for the dismissal of a US-led initiative waiting for approval by the Nepalese parliament as it is thought to be a key component of the US Indo-Pacific strategy. The strategic plan outlines military efforts aimed at countering China, a country that has long been a friendly neighbor to Nepal.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/2/28 7:21:41

Pakistan all prepared to control spread of COVID-19, says official

Pakistan has taken all precautionary measures to fight the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and prevent its massive outbreak in the country, said Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Zafar Mirza after two confirmed cases of the disease were reported in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/27 8:55:19

Trump, Modi close in on trade deal

US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have agreed to “promptly” conclude ongoing trade talks that they hope can lead to the first phase of a bilateral US-India trade deal, the White House said.
Source: Reuters - AFP | 2020/2/26 21:53:40

445 Filipinos aboard coronavirus-hit cruise ship under quarantine in Philippines

A total of 445 Filipinos aboard the coronavirus-stricken cruise ship docked in Yokohama, Japan entered a 14-day quarantine at a facility north of Manila after they were flown back to the Philippines late on Tuesday night and early on Wednesday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/26 10:39:35

Japan to ban entry by foreigners who have visited COVID-19 hotspots in S. Korea

Japan is planning to ban entry by foreign nationals who have visited certain regions in South Korea due to outbreaks of COVID-19 there, government sources said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/26 9:21:43

S.Korea confirms 144 more cases of COVID-19, 977 in total

South Korea confirmed 144 more cases of the COVID-19 on Tuesday, raising the total number of infections to 977, and the death toll rose to 10.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/26 7:42:54

Deadly riots as Trump talks trade in India

India rolled out the red carpet on Tuesday for US President Donald Trump on the second day of a visit high on spectacular optics, but deadly unrest exposed religious tensions that his host is accused of stoking.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/25 18:48:40

Bangladesh govt to start negotiation soon to retain trade benefits

Bangladesh would soon start negotiation in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to retain the existing trade preferences in major exporting countries after the country's graduation from least developed country (LDC) status.
Source: The Financial Express | 2020/2/25 13:23:10

Situation tense in Delhi as death toll in violence over citizenship law rises to 5

The death toll in Delhi's violence on Monday over the controversial citizenship legislation has risen to five, including a cop, even as those injured continue to get treatment in various hospitals, said media reports on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/25 12:39:49

Concerns remain amid Trump's India visit

Although the US and India may reach agreements in trade, defense, counter-terrorism, energy and technology, obstacles such as market protection and high tariffs still remain, experts said on Monday, while also urging India to take precautionary measures to prevent the outbreak of COVID-19 during US President Donald Trump's India visit.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 23:45:29

100,000 hail Trump at new stadium

Donald Trump was cheered by more than 100,000 Indians at the opening of the world's biggest cricket stadium on Monday, promising “an incredible trade deal” and “the most feared military equipment on the planet” at his biggest rally abroad.
Source: Reuters | 2020/2/24 22:08:40

Malaysian PM Mahathir submits resignation to King- Sources

Malaysian PM Mahathir submits resignation to King- Sources
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/24 14:31:30

India declares itself coronavirus free, with many speculating if Indians are resistant to the virus or if the Indian curry is antiviral

As East Asia and the Middle East are in the haze of the novel coronavirus epidemic, China's neigh-boring country India declares itself infection free recently arousing many to speculate if Indians are resistant to the virus, if Indian curries have antiviral properties or India just performs well on virus prevention and control.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/2/23 23:15:53

Dreadful swarm of "Desert Locust" leaves back huge crops loss in India

Farmer in India have suffered a lot after a huge swarm of "Desert Locusts" hit standing crops in hundreds and thousands of hectares of agriculture fields in western states of Gujarat and Rajasthan, and also parts of adjoining state (towards the north) Punjab earlier this month.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/23 12:57:04

Pakistan inaugurates first-ever Afghan transit cargo train service

The Pakistan Railways on Saturday inaugurated a first-ever train service that would exclusively transport Afghan transit cargo from Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi to Afghanistan border, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/23 11:14:39

India must invest 11 billion USD annually on roads to reduce accident deaths: World Bank

A latest report by the World Bank has suggested that India needed to make an extra investment of around 76,300 crore Indian Rupees (approximately 11 billion U.S. dollars) every year on creating a better road infrastructure in order to reduce the number of accidents and deaths thereon.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/21 19:20:35

Fighting a grim battle against pollutions

The entire citizenship of the capital city of Dhaka is at health risk as the mega-city ranked top again among cities with the worst air quality early this week. It had an AQI score of 298 at 8am. The air was classified as 'very unhealthy' and in this state of air everyone may experience serious health hazards.
Source: The Financial Express | 2020/2/21 13:01:15

Biased article in Nepalese newspaper on coronavirus irritating but unrepresentative: expert

The Chinese embassy in Nepal lodged a "strong protest" on Tuesday against an article published in the Nepal-based Kathmandu Post with an insulting picture of Chairman Mao's face on a yuan note wearing a mask, regarding the novel coronavirus epidemic that had caused over 2,000 deaths by Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 21:12:34