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India displays military might at Republic Day parade

India Friday displayed its military might at its 69th Republic Day parade in the national capital.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/26 14:43:03

Modi shakes hands with Aung San Suu Kyi ahead of meeting in New Delhi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) shakes hands with Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi ahead of their meeting in New Delhi, India, on Jan. 24, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/26 8:34:09

Hindu queen film opens in India amid violent threats

Thousands of police in riot gear guarded cinemas across India on Thursday amid threats of violence by Hindu hardliners opposed to the release of a movie about a legendary Hindu queen and a Muslim king.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/25 22:18:40

Looking pretty

A camel is all dressed up at the Nagaur cattle fair, in Nagaur, Rajasthan, India on Thursday. It is popularly known as the Cattle fair of Nagaur. That's because the Nagaur Fair is mainly all about the trading of animals. Approximately 70,000 bullocks, camels and horses are traded every year in the fair.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/25 22:13:40

Four Americans killed in weekend Kabul attack: US State Department

Four US citizens were killed and two others injured in a weekend attack at a hotel in Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan, the US State Department said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/25 10:13:43

Full dress rehearsal for upcoming India Republic Day parade

Indian police officers march during a full dress rehearsal for the upcoming India Republic Day parade, which will be held on Jan. 26, in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, on Jan. 24, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/25 8:32:54

UK charity latest to be attacked in Afghanistan

Save the Children suspended its operations across Afghanistan on Wednesday as Islamic State militants continued to terrorize staff trapped inside an office in the country's east, in the latest attack on a foreign charity.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/24 22:53:41

Dressed to kill

Indian school students dressed with peacock feathers look on as they prepare for a full dress rehearsal ahead of the Republic Day parade, in Chennai on Wednesday. India will be celebrating its 69th Republic Day on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/24 22:33:39

Controversial Indian politician gets 5 years in jail in decades-old corruption case

A special court on Wednesday sentenced controversial Indian politician Lalu Prasad Yadav, former chief minister of eastern Bihar state, to five years in jail, hours after holding him guilty in a decades-old corruption case.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/24 17:57:48

11 injured as suicide bombing rocks Afghan eastern Jalalabad city

At least 11 people were injured as a suicide bombing rocked Jalalabad city, the capital of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, spokesman for provincial government Attaullah Khogiani said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/24 14:18:50

Dense fog shrouds Kolkata, India

A man exercises in dense fog in Kolkata, India on Jan. 23, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/24 8:40:27

Final rehearsal held for upcoming India Republic Day parade

Indian security personnel display motor bike stunt as they take part in the final rehearsal of the upcoming India Republic Day parade in Kolkata, India on Jan. 23, 2018. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Jan. 26, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/24 8:37:50

Simple as ABC

A Hindu family participates in the Akshara Abhyasam religious ceremony at a temple in Hyderabad, India on Monday. Akshara Abhyasam – practicing alphabets – is a traditional ceremony where parents help their 2-year-old children write the alphabet for the first time.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/22 21:53:40

Indian PM leaves for Davos to attend WEF

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Davos on Monday morning to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/22 13:49:09

Indian minister stirs major row by dismissing Darwin's theory of evolution

An Indian minister has stirred a major row by dismissing naturalist Charles Darwin's theory of evolution of humans, saying it was "scientifically wrong" as no one "ever saw an ape turning into a human being".
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/22 13:47:51

India strongly condemns Kabul terror attack

India on Sunday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a hotel in Kabul which has left many dead.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/22 9:09:39

Pakistan says Indian firing kills 5 civilians, injures 22 in three days

Pakistan said on Saturday that Indian cross-border firing has killed five civilians and injured 22 others in three days.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/20 20:19:24

UN chief urges to address root causes of crisis in Central Asia

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Friday urged parties concerned to address the root causes of crisis in Central Asia and build peaceful societies resilient to terrorism and violent extremism.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/20 8:09:11