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India actively promotes renewable energy: minister

India has a total installed capacity of around 73.95 Gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy projects, out of which 37.84 GW has been added during the last four-and-a-half-years, Minister for New and Renewable Energy and Power R.K. Singh told the Lower House on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/28 15:06:12

6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia, no tsunami warning issued

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's eastern Papua Barat province on Friday, but no tsunami warning was issued, the meteorology and geophysics agency said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/28 13:36:25

Death toll rises to 5 in India's Mumbai building fire

At least five people were killed and few others injured after a fire broke out inside a high-rise building in India's financial capital city of Mumbai, officials said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/28 13:35:24

Elephant Festival kicks off in Nepal's tourism hub Chitwan

The 15th edition of Elephant Festival kicked off in Nepal's popular tourism destination Chitwan on Wednesday with the participation of around 100 elephants.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/28 10:26:51

Afghan election organizers mull delaying presidential vote

Afghanistan's election organizers are again considering postponing April's presidential ballot for two months, an official said Thursday, in an attempt to avoid a repeat of October's shambolic legislative vote.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/27 21:48:40

Iran says US "oppressive" sanctions won't achieve ends

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the US "oppressive" sanction pressures against Iran won't achieve their ends.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/26 9:59:30

Modi inaugurates India's longest rail-cum-road bridge in Assam

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the country's longest rail-cum-road bridge, Bogibeel Bridge, Tuesday in northeastern state of Assam, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/26 9:57:40

8 killed as 50 vehicles pile up in N. India due to fog

At least eight people were killed and many injured in a massive pile-up of as many as 50 vehicles, including a school bus, trucks and several cars, due to dense fog in India's northern state of Haryana early Monday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/24 17:06:04

Pakistani foreign minister visits Kabul

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi paid a visit to Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Monday to hold talks with Afghan officials, said a statement of Afghan Foreign Ministry released here.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/24 15:26:47

Bangladesh to draw on China's reform experience, says minister

A Bangladeshi minister has commended China for its achievements in the past 40 years, saying that Bangladesh is expected to draw on its experience.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/24 10:03:42

Indian protestors block women going to flashpoint temple

Hundreds of devotees on Sunday blocked a path leading to one of the holiest Hindu temples in southern India to stop a group of women making a new attempt to reach the landmark.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/23 20:48:40

6 terrorists killed in India's Kashmir

Indian security forces killed as many as six terrorists in India-controlled Kashmir, sources confirmed on Saturday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/22 13:48:21

Myanmar pledges to continue peace process in accordance with military announcement

Myanmar's National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC) has pledged to continue to strive towards the participation of eight remaining non-ceasefire signatory ethnic armed organizations in political dialogue, while strengthening the ceasefire already achieved with 10 armed organizations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/22 9:53:48

At least 16 killed, 14 injured in road accident in western Nepal

At least 16 people were killed, 14 sustained injuries and seven others went missing after a bus returning from a picnic drove off a highway in Dang district of the western Nepal on Friday, local authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/22 8:44:52

Brunei publishes roadmap to become digital payment nation by 2025

Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD), Brunei's central bank, has developed the "Digital Payment Roadmap for Brunei Darussalam 2019-2025" as part of its strategic initiatives to drive digital transformation in the country's payments industry.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/22 8:43:08

Indonesia arrests 21 terrorist suspects ahead of Christmas, New Year holiday

The anti-terror squad of Indonesian police arrested 21 terrorist suspects in various provinces in the past month ahead of the Christmas and New Year holiday season, Indonesian Police Chief General Tito Karnavian said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/20 10:07:04

Two major Bangladeshi parties unveil election manifestos

Bangladesh's two large rival political parties have rolled out their poll manifestos for the general elections slated for Dec. 30 with a set of promises to woo voters.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/19 9:29:16

Death toll in hospital fire rises to 6 in India

The death toll in the hospital fire that broke out in India's Mumbai city on Monday has risen to six.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 9:15:23