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Senior police officer shot dead in NW Pakistan

A senior police officer was shot dead by unidentified armed men on Thursday in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/15 10:43:29

Hazardous air quality forces authorities to shut down schools in India's Delhi

All schools in Delhi will be shut down on November 14 and 15 in the wake of extreme air pollution levels prevailing in the city, said the Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority (EPCA) on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/14 10:20:34

Blue Revolution in Bangladesh

"The fish in the water is silent, the animals on the earth are noisy, the bird in the air is singing. But man has in him the silence of the sea, the noise of the earth and the music of the air."? Rabindranath Tagore
Source: The Financial Express | 2019/11/13 18:11:12

Negligence blamed for Bangladeshi train crash, drivers suspended

Authorities said negligence caused a head-on collision between two trains that killed 16 people early Tuesday in Bangladesh.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/13 10:37:57

Bangladesh head-on train crash leaves 12 dead, 28 injured: police

At least 12 people were killed and 28 others injured in a collision between two passenger trains in Bangladesh's Brahmanbaria district, some 109 km northeast of capital Dhaka, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/12 14:35:26

Cyclone Bulbul crosses India's West Bengal, moves towards Bangladesh

The cyclonic storm Bulbul, which weakened from "very severe storm" to "severe," crossed coast of India's eastern state of West Bengal and moved towards neighbouring Bangladesh, officials said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/11 11:03:07

No more such tragedies -- stories behind Essex lorry deaths

No more such tragedies -- stories behind Essex lorry deaths
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/11 10:59:58

International Science Festival held in India

International Science Festival held in India
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/10 10:06:33

India's apex court gives disputed site to Hindus

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court of India decided on Saturday to give a disputed land in northern state of Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya district to the Hindus represented by the "Janambhoomi Nyas."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/9 20:50:51

Vietnamese security ministry publicizes identities of 39 victims in Britain

The Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security announced here on Friday the list of all 39 Vietnamese victims in the incident of the container truck detected in the British county of Essex.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/9 10:50:00

Moody's cuts India's outlook from stable to negative

Moody's Investors Service (MIS), an American credit rating agency Friday downgraded its outlook on India from stable to negative, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/8 17:55:21

28 tons seized drugs destroyed in Afghanistan: police

The Afghan authorities burned about 28 tons of seized narcotic drugs in two provinces on Sunday, the latest in the fight against illicit drug trafficking.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/4 12:41:12

35th ASEAN Summit held in Bangkok, Thailand

35th ASEAN Summit held in Bangkok, Thailand
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/3 8:27:19

Indian PM Modi leaves for Thailand for ASEAN-India, East Asia & RCEP summits

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Thailand on Saturday to attend the 16th ASEAN-India Summit, 14th East Asia Summit and the 3rd Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit and related events.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/2 14:56:29

Chinese, Uzbek scientists unveil mystery of ancient city in Central Asia

The Ferghana Valley on the west of the Pamirs, one of the most densely populated regions of Central Asia, known for the precious Ferghana horse breed and a key hub on the ancient Silk Road, has been attracting scientists and researchers from around the world for decades.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/2 9:44:24

India asks WhatsApp to explain privacy breach

India, WhatsApp's biggest market with 400 million users, has asked the Facebook-owned company to explain the nature of a privacy breach on its messaging platform that has affected some users, Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
Source: Reuters | 2019/11/1 22:33:41

Funerals begin as town mourns victims of Pakistan train fire

Distraught relatives gathered Friday for the first funerals of some of the 74 people killed when fire ripped through a crowded train in Pakistan, with many of the victims residents of a single town.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/1 22:33:40

Death toll of east Pakistan train fire rises to 74

The death toll from a train fire in Pakistan's east Punjab province has risen to 74, and investigation into the matter is going on to determine the individual or factors responsible for the horrific incident, Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/31 22:02:24