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Head-on crash in NW Bangladesh leaves 11 dead

A head-on collision between a passenger bus and a pickup truck in Bangladesh's Nilphamari district, some 360 km northwest of capital Dhaka, on Saturday night left at least 11 people dead and eight injured, a senior police official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/18 6:24:26

6 killed, 20 injured in bus crash in eastern India

At least six people have been killed and more than 20 others injured in a road accident in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, police said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/18 6:15:36

Indian PM lays stress on gov't vision of "New India by 2022"

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid stress on his government's vision of "New India by 2022."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/17 16:46:30

All's clear

A baby female elephant is rescued from a well after a four hour-long operation in India on Wednesday. The six-year-old had been abandoned and strayed into an Indian forest before falling into the hole.
Source: VCG | 2018/6/14 22:08:41

Malaysian officials resign amid government cleanup

Malaysia's top two judges and its election chief are resigning, officials said Wednesday, the latest senior public servants to leave their posts since the former government lost power.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/13 22:18:42

Indian PM posts physical fitness video on social media

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday posted on Twitter his physical fitness video showing his daily morning routine - doing some yoga poses, brisk walking and stretching exercises.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/13 12:31:49

Indian tech students'1-mln-USD story of developing women's safety device

A team of six Indian youngsters have won a prestigious 1 million-US dollar prize for designing and developing a device for ensuring women's safety.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/13 10:05:09

Indian state to install lightning sensors to save lives

India's eastern state of Odisha has decided to install lightning sensors in all its districts to warn people of possible lightning strikes.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/12 14:59:15

Bangladesh's antique paddlewheel steamers take passengers on trips down memory lane

With its steampunk design and yellow veneer, the early-19th-century vessel still catches the eyes of passersby from the chaotic wharves of the Sadarghat River Boat Terminal in Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/12 9:40:11

India arrests 15 over latest child abduction lynchings

Indian police have arrested 15 men after the latest in a spate of lynchings incited by rumors spread on WhatsApp of strangers abducting children, an officer said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/11 22:13:39

12 dead, 31 wounded in Kabul attack: health ministry

At least 12 people were killed and 31 wounded when a suicide attacker blew himself up outside a government ministry in Kabul on Monday, officials said, as employees were leaving their offices early for Ramadan.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/11 21:58:43

Sri Lanka aims to be mine free by 2020: gov't

Sri Lanka is making steady progress towards the mine free status by 2020, the government information department, quoting Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, A.L.A. Azeez, as saying on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/11 21:55:27

India formally opens senior gov't jobs to private sector employees

India has formally opened senior-level government jobs to skilled private sector employees as an ambitious move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's regime to usher in a new breed of bureaucrats to overhaul governance.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/11 17:45:52

Cambodian FM says Cambodia can bridge SCO and ASEAN

Cambodia can bridge the economies of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which will help Cambodia's socio-economic development and diversify its export markets, the country's foreign minister said in a recent interview with Chinese media.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/11 6:16:33

Economic corridor changes Pakistan's business, economic landscape

Five years after its launch, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has achieved magnificent results that help lay a solid infrastructure foundation for Pakistan's economic development.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/8 14:02:23

India's Modi to attend SCO summit in China: official

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the upcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in China, India's foreign ministry spokesman said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/8 11:34:15

Afghanistan announces cease-fire with Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani for the first time announced an unconditional cease-fire with the Taliban on Thursday, coinciding with the end of the Muslim fasting month, but excluded other militant groups such as Islamic State.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/7 22:33:43

Philippines vows to intensify war against criminals, illegal drugs

The administration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Thursday to intensify its campaign against criminals and illegal drugs.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/7 19:03:26