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India demolishes illegal buildings in western city after fire kills over 20

After last week's tragic fire incident killing more than 20 persons, mostly young students, in western city of Surat, the local administration is carrying out a demolition drive against illegally constructed buildings, an official said to Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/28 16:09:57

Myanmar campaigns for ancient city to be included in world heritage site

Myanmar is campaigning for Bagan, an ancient city in the central part of the country, to be included in the 2019 World Heritage List.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/27 21:03:50

Workers save 12th-century Afghan minaret, for now, after floods

The minaret of Jam, a revered Afghan historical treasure, has been saved from imminent danger after hundreds of workers diverted surging floodwaters that were gnawing at the 12th-century tower, officials said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/27 20:58:40

Vietnam swine fever cull surges, 1.7m pigs dead

Vietnam culled a further 500,000 pigs over the past two weeks to tackle an outbreak of African swine fever, taking the total killed so far to 1.7 million, or 5 percent of the country's herd, the agriculture ministry said on Monday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/5/27 20:58:40

CPEC gives economic, social development dimension to Pak-China relations: Pakistani FM

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has given an economic and social development dimension to Pak-China relations.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/27 10:47:03

Indian PM-elect Modi receives phone call from Pakistani PM

Indian Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on Sunday received a telephone call from Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, with the latter congratulating him over the victory in the recently-held General Elections, according to an official statement issued by India's external affairs ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/27 1:26:57

Pakistani PM felicitates Modi on electoral victory

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan felicitated his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on electoral victory in a telephonic conversation on Sunday, a Foreign Ministry statement said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/27 1:26:28

Modi kept job, Indians worry about theirs

Asad Ahmed, one of about 1.2 million young Indians entering the cutthroat job market each month, diligently scribbles notes at a computer class in New Delhi.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/26 20:13:41

Modi appointed as Indian PM

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday evening appointed Narendra Modi as the prime minister after receiving letters of support from the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 23:56:55

Modi stakes claim to form his 2nd gov't

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday evening and staked the claim to form his second consecutive union government.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 23:37:38

Regional aspirations, national ambitions to define India's development: Modi

Regional aspirations and national ambitions will define India's development in the coming years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday after being elected as the leader of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 23:25:53

India's ruling alliance elects Modi as PM for 2nd term

The newly-elected Indian lawmakers from the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), including the main ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), unanimously elected Narendra Modi as their leader on Saturday, thus paving the way for him to become prime minister once again.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 21:12:52

Thailand's Democrat Party member Chuan Leekpai elected as lower house speaker

Democrat Party member, former prime minister, Chuan Leekpai was elected speaker of the house of representatives in its first meeting here on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 20:28:47

Container explosion leaves at least 25 injured in eastern Thailand

An explosion and fire erupted in containers on board of a ship in eastern Thailand's Laem Chabang sea port on Saturday, injuring at least 25, reports said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 16:52:17

Indian president dissolves lower house of parliament

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday dissolved the lower house of parliament, Lok Sabha, thus paving the way for the constitution of the next house after the just-concluded 17th general elections.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 16:46:47

14 die, 3 missing in Nepal's Himalayas this spring season

Four more mountaineers died on Thursday and Friday in Nepal's Himalayan mountains, bringing the total death toll of this spring season to 14, while three others remained missing, Nepal's Department of Tourism and expedition organizing companies have said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 11:49:34

Pakistan wants resolution of regional issues through diplomatic engagements: FM

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said here on Friday that Pakistan wants resolution of regional issues through diplomatic engagements and will continue its efforts towards reducing tension in the region, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/24 22:45:01

Philippine Navy to deploy its first-ever missile-equipped frigate in 2020

The Philippine Navy (PN) will deploy next year its first-ever missile-equipped frigate, the Department of National Defense (DND) of the Philippines said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/24 22:09:38