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Belt and Road gamechanger for Pakistan, says former PM

The China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) creates a new window of opportunity for developing countries like Pakistan to improve their infrastructure and will be a gamechanger for Pakistan, former Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/28 0:08:02

India downs satellite, joins space powers

India said Wednesday it shot down a low-orbiting satellite in a missile test that proved the nation was among the world's most advanced space superpowers.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/27 22:13:42

Improved railway connection to help Tibet 'go out' under BRI

Sitting on a comfortable soft seat on a train from Lhasa to Xigaze, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, a Nepali cook named Rem Shrestha wondered if the railway could be further extended to his country.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/27 16:33:40

Bangladesh celebrates 49th Independence Day amid tight security

Bangladesh on Tuesday celebrated the country's 49th Independence Day amid tight security.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/26 22:54:08

6 laborers killed after inhaling poisonous gas inside septic tank in India

Six laborers were killed Tuesday after they inhaled poisonous gas inside a septic tank in southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, local officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/26 22:53:34

Over 92,600 Afghan refugees return home in 2019: UN

Over 92,600 Afghan refugees have returned from neighbors Pakistan and Iran since January, United Nations migration agency International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/26 18:41:29

13 Indian fishermen detained by Sri Lankan navy: Indian media

At least 13 Indian fishermen from southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu were nabbed by Sri Lankan navy, India's official broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) reported on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/26 18:39:47

Pakistani court grants bail to ex-PM Sharif for health reasons

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is serving a seven-year jail term in a corruption case, on health grounds for six weeks, Sharif's lawyers and local media reports said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/26 18:39:34

Sri Lanka to launch smart city concept: telecom authority chairman

Sri Lanka's state owned telecom authority, the Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), on Tuesday said that plans were underway to transform the north central district of Polonnaruwa into the country's first "smart city" following several projects launched to upgrade education, health and transportation in the area.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/26 17:29:25

Indian security forces kill 4 armed rebels in central state

Indian security forces affiliated to the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) reportedly killed four armed rebels "Naxals" in India's central Chhattisgarh state's Sukma district on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/26 17:28:23

India to launch 29 satellites on April 1

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has decided to launch 29 satellites, including the primary payload EMISAT, on April 1, officials said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/26 16:43:45

World Bank approves 200-mln-USD loan to support Uzbekistan's rural enterprises

The World Bank has approved a loan worth 200 million US dollars to support micro, small and medium-sized businesses in one of Uzbekistan's densely populated rural areas, the bank said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/25 21:15:28

UN mission confirms 13 Afghan civilians killed in foreign forces' airstrike

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has confirmed that 13 civilians, mostly children, were killed following a NATO-led coalition forces' airstrike in northern Afghan province of Kunduz, the mission said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/25 20:00:37

69 girls sexually assaulted in Mongolia in first two months of 2019

A total of 69 girls have been sexually assaulted in Mongolia in the first two months of 2019, the Mongolian Women's Federation (MWF) said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/25 18:55:05

6 killed, 45 injured after bus falls into gorge in India

At least six people were killed and 45 others injured, some of them critically, on Sunday after a bus fell into a gorge in western Indian state of Maharashtra, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/24 22:09:14

Massive fire breaks out in Delhi hospital, casualties unknown

A massive fire broke out in Delhi-based prestigious hospital - the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Sunday with casualties unknown, an official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/24 21:43:13

Over 100 killed in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province

More than 100 people including 13 civilians have been killed as both the government forces and the Taliban fighters have intensified operations over control of Talawka area in Kunduz city of the northern Kunduz province, provincial police chief Abdul Baqi Nuristani said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/24 21:36:33

9 militants killed in clash between Taliban, IS in E. Afghanistan

At least nine militants have been killed in a clash between the Taliban and rival Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province, an army statement said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/24 19:25:31