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India sets up national authority to check profiteering

India has for the first time announced the setting up of a national anti-profiteering authority aimed at benefiting consumers.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/17 14:02:34

India, Pakistan troops exchange fire in Kashmir

Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged heavy fire here on Friday, and targeted each other's positions and civilian areas, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/17 13:25:25

‘We’re praying’: No clear solution to India’s smog crisis this year

As pollution level climbed to 12 times above the recommended limit this week in India's capital, government officials said they knew what was needed to control the smoky haze, but nothing would be done, at least this year.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/16 23:13:40

Suicide bomber hits political gathering in Kabul, 10 killed

At least 10 people were killed and nine others wounded after a suicide bombing ripped through a banquet hall in northern neighborhood of Afghanistan's capital of Kabul on Thursday, police and witnesses said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 22:30:11

Explosion rocks Afghan capital, casualties feared: witness

Casualties were feared after a blast ripped through a restaurant in northern neighborhood of Afghanistan's capital of Kabul on Thursday, a witness said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 17:35:31

Smog disrupts over 600 flights in east Pakistan

Bad weather conditions caused by smog have disrupted 604 flights of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) in the first two weeks of November, an airlines' spokesperson said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 9:26:55

Afghan opium production up 87 pct to record level: UNODC

Opium production in Afghanistan has increased 87 percent in 2017 to reach a record 9,000 metric tons, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said in a statement on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 7:43:29

Indian HIV patient honored by LGBT rights group for helping others

In an effort to break through the discriminatory barriers facing the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community, an Asia-Pacific-based LGBT advocacy group has recently awarded eight campaigners who have been championing marriage equality, HIV prevention, transgender rights and community health services in Bangkok.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 3:33:50

Asking for rights

Indian school children wearing pollution masks hold up signs as they participate in a march to raise awareness of air pollution levels in New Delhi on Wednesday. The UN Information Center organized the march to protest the hazardous levels of air pollution in the city. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/11/15 23:18:39

2 Indian troops killed in gunfight with militants

Two Indian troops and a civilian were killed in a gunfight between security forces and militants in northeastern state of Manipur Wednesday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 19:02:22

Myanmar's youths provide humanitarian assistance in conflict-affected areas in Rakhine state

A total of 75 Myanmar's youth volunteers have started their provision process of humanitarian assistance in conflict-affected areas in Buthidaung and Maungtaw townships in northern Rakhine state since Tuesday, official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 16:26:10

Over 19,700 people die from diabetes annually in Afghanistan

More than 19,700 people lost their lives due to diabetes in Afghanistan annually, the country's public health ministry said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 16:22:36

Air quality begins to improve in Indian capital, outskirts

The air quality in Indian capital city New Delhi and outskirts, known as the national capital region (NCR), has begun to improve as the level of pollutants is declining, officials said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 13:59:19

Pakistan Coast Guards destroy illicit liquor and drugs in Karachi

A Pakistani official uses a steamroller to crush bottles of liquor during a destruction ceremony in Karachi, southern Pakistan, on Nov. 13, 2017. The Pakistan Coast Guards destroyed hundreds of bottles of illicit liquor and drugs smuggled into the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 11:14:03

Indian firing kills aged Pakistan woman in Kashmir: Pakistani army

The Pakistani military said late Tuesday that at least one woman was killed in Indian forces' firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 10:19:24

Death toll in India boat tragedy rises to 22

The death toll in Sunday's boat tragedy in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has risen to 22, officials said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/14 17:26:11

22 policemen killed in S. Afghan checkpoints attack

At least 22 policemen and 45 militants were killed after Taliban attacked police checkpoints in Maywand district of Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar overnight, provincial police spokesman said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/14 15:59:23

22 policemen killed in S. Afghan checkpoints attack

At least 22 policemen and 45 militants were killed after Taliban attacked the police checkpoints in Maywand district of Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar overnight, provincial police spokesman said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/14 14:00:01