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Over 200 drunk drivers arrested in Sri Lanka during local new year

Sri Lankan police on Sunday said over 200 drunk drivers had been arrested in a special 24 hour operation launched since Saturday morning in order to maintain law and order during the local new year.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/14 19:07:09

Militants' offensive to overrun Afghan northern Kunduz city foiled, clash continues

Taliban militants launched well-coordinated offensive against security checkpoints to overrun the northern Kunduz city in Afghanistan but the attack has been repulsed and fighting has been continuing to further push back the insurgents, a local official said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/13 19:43:47

8 killed as blast hits market in Pakistan's Quetta

At least eight people were killed and 12 others injured when a blast hit a market area in Pakistan's southwest city of Quetta on Friday morning, officials and local reports said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 13:32:07

Indian PM Modi seeks 2nd term but faces fierce competition

India on Thursday kicked off its seven-phase general elections which will span over a period of 39 days, with the results expected on May 23.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 9:08:57

Afghan fighting claims over 40 lives in 24 hours

More than 40 people, mostly militants, have been killed in fightings in Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, officials said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 0:21:11

Modi favorite as India's huge election begins

The scion of the Gandhi dynasty told Indians that the country's "soul" was at stake on Thursday, as millions braved the hot sun to vote on day one of the world's biggest election.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/11 22:28:41

'Net' loss

After generations of trawling the same waters, the fishermen on the coast of Tamil Nadu in southeastern India know where to cast a net or park a boat without resorting to signs or GPS maps.
Source: Reuters | 2019/4/11 22:18:41

Sri Lanka to kick off mega integrated tourism digital plan to boost arrivals

Sri Lanka's cabinet of ministers on Thursday approved a proposal to kick off an integrated tourism digital plan to boost the number of arrivals to the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/11 19:24:42

8 killed after car rams into truck in northern India

At least eight people were killed Thursday when a fast moving car rammed into a stationary truck in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/11 17:20:00

First phase of polling begins in India's general elections

The first phase of polling in India's general elections began on Thursday morning, and votes are to be polled in as many as seven different phases over the next 39 days.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/11 11:44:59

Indian election won't affect ties with China

With about 900 million voters eligible to cast a ballot, the Indian elections kick off on Thursday. While the final result will be delivered one month later, both Chinese and Indian experts told the Global Times on Wednesday that Sino-Indian ties will not be influenced, no matter who wins the election.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/10 22:33:40

10 people die after being buried in earth mound in India

At least 10 people including some women labourers died Wednesday after a huge mound of mud fell on them in India's Telangana state, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/10 21:03:11

India's Election Commission bans biopic of PM before elections

India's Election Commission on Wednesday issued a ban on the release of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's biopic until the Parliamentary elections are over.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/10 20:55:08

4 killed in coal mine blast in NW Pakistan

At least four laborers were killed and two others injured in an explosion in a coal mine in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday, local media said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/10 19:33:31

Belt and Road to help Sri Lanka integrate with world: scholar

The China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative will help Sri Lanka integrate more with the world by attracting foreign trade and investments, a leading Sri Lankan scholar has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/9 21:36:01

Holding up the vote

A young supporter of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) waves a flag during a public rally in the Krishna district of the state of Andhra Pradesh, on Monday. India is holding a general election to be held over nearly six weeks starting on Thursday, when hundreds of millions of voters will cast ballots in the world's biggest democracy.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/9 21:33:40

Over 320,000 affected by severe dry weather in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center said on Tuesday that the number of people affected by the severe dry weather conditions prevailing across the island country had risen to over 321,000.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/9 19:45:26

6 miners killed as coal mine collapses in N. Afghanistan

Six people were killed and another injured as part of a coal mine collapsed in the northern Samangan province of Afghanistan on Monday, a local official said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/9 19:42:19