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Pakistan's finance minister sets ambitious economic roadmap

Pakistan's Finance Minister Asad Umar on Thursday made an ambitious economic roadmap, which included steps of house construction, job creation and foreign investment attraction during the five-year tenure of the government.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/30 2:08:04

Huge payload

The Indian Space Research Organization's earth observation satellite HysIS is launched on board the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C43) at the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota on Thursday. The rocket was also carrying 29 other satellites developed by Australia, Canada, Columbia, Finland, Malayasia, Netherlands, Spain, and 23 by the US.
Source: VCG | 2018/11/29 21:33:41

India launches modern earth observation satellite

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched its earth observation satellite -- HysIS and 30 co-passenger satellites onboard PSLV C43 rocket on Thursday, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/29 13:19:05

Pakistani PM stresses need to solve issues, improve relations with India

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that Pakistan and India need to break the shackles of the past and stop blaming each other so as to improve relations for the welfare of the peoples of the two sides.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/29 2:04:21

Voting begins in two Indian states in assembly elections

Voting begins in India's north-eastern state of Mizoram and central state of Madhya Pradesh for assembly elections on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/28 10:28:59

Rights group urges halt to body hunt

A rights organization urged Indian police on Monday to call off efforts to recover the body of an American missionary believed to have been killed by an isolated tribe on a remote island due to the risk of introducing them to diseases.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/27 21:43:40

Getting some air

Migratory birds fly around rowboats on the Yamuna River as heavy air pollution blanketed New Delhi on Tuesday. Smog levels spike during winter in Delhi, when air quality often eclipses the World Health Organization's safe levels. Cooler air traps pollutants – such as from vehicles and farmers burning crops in regions outside the Indian capital – close to the ground.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/27 21:38:40

10th int'l defense expo kicks off in Pakistan's Karachi

The 10th edition of the International Defense Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS-2018) kicked off at Karachi Expo Center in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/27 14:05:44

India's LGBT+ community shine on prime-time TV

A young man comes out of the closet on a dating show, while a drag queen belts out Bollywood hits in a singing competition - both aired on Indian television programs in the past month, but would have been unthinkable until recently.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/26 21:37:30

Ousted Sri Lankan prime minister's party vows to take over state finances

Sri Lanka's ousted prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe initiated moves Monday to take control of state finances as a power struggle with the country's president entered a second month.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/26 21:28:40

3 coal miners die after inhaling poisonous gas in SW Pakistan

Three workers died after inhaling poisonous gas inside a coal mine in Pakistan's southwest province of Balochistan, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/26 8:51:41

Indian police face off with tribe

Indian officers had a nervous long-distance face-off with the tribe who killed an American missionary, in their latest bid to locate his body on a remote island, police said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/25 20:53:40

Search for 7 missing crew underway as ship capsizes in waters off Indonesia's Bali

Rescuers are searching for seven crew of a cargo ship that sank in waters off Bali resort island of Indonesia, a senior rescuer said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/25 14:29:11

India deputes 2 ministers to Pakistan for ground breaking ceremony of pilgrimage corridor

India has deputed its two union ministers to attend the ground-breaking ceremony of the Kartarpur Sahib pilgrimage corridor for Indian pilgrims to be held in Pakistan on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/25 14:12:45

Indonesia ends identification of victims aboard crashed Lion Air plane

Indonesia has halted the identification of recovered bodies of those aboard a Lion Air flight that crashed in western Indonesia late last month, but promised insurance funds would be delivered to families of all the victims.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/24 14:22:22

UN chief condemns terrorist attacks in Pakistan

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned Friday's terrorist attacks at the Chinese Consulate-General in Karachi and a market in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/24 8:25:46

17 killed, 30 injured in blast in NW Pakistan

At least 17 people were killed and 30 others injured when a bomb went off in Pakistan's northwest tribal region of Orakzai Agency on Friday, local Urdu TV channel Geo News reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/23 15:27:34

5 killed in terrorist attack in diplomatic area in Pakistan's Karachi

At least two policemen were killed on Friday morning in a terrorist attack in the diplomatic area in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, local media and police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/23 13:57:00