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PM Modi anguished at students dead from western India building fire

At least 15 young students reportedly died and several others injured in a major fire that broke out at a coaching centre in the Surat town of western state Gujarat Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/24 22:06:44

15 young students killed, several injured in western India fire

At least 15 young students reportedly died and several others injured in a major fire that broke out in a building housing a coaching centre in the Surat town of western state Gujarat Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/24 21:21:33

2 killed, 25 injured as blast hits mosque in SW Pakistan

At least two people were killed and 25 others injured when an explosion ripped through a mosque in Quetta city of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Friday, hospital officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/24 20:20:02

Thai king presides over opening ceremony for parliament

Thailand's Their Majesties the King and Queen on Friday presided over the opening ceremony for parliament following the March 24 election.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/24 19:23:06

Sri Lanka appoints special parliament committee to probe Easter terror attacks

Sri Lanka's Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya has appointed a special Parliamentary Committee to probe the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks which killed over 250 people and injured over 500, local media reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/24 18:27:39

Thai Customs Dept launches E-Coastal Trading System to facilitate, expedite management

The Thai Customs Department on Friday announced that it has launched its E-Coastal Trading System to better facilitate owners of coastal trading vessels and port operators.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/24 18:26:43

At least two dead in Pakistan mosque blast

At least two people were killed, and 12 others injured in an explosion at the Rehmania Mosque during Friday prayers in Quetta, Pakistan's Pashtunabad area, Dunya News has reported.
Source: CGTN | 2019/5/24 17:45:52

Several injured as blast hits SW Pakistan

Several people were injured when a blast hit Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Friday afternoon, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/24 17:43:57

10 civilians injured in car bomb blast in S. Afghanistan

About 10 civilians were wounded following a car bomb blast in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar overnight, the provincial police chief said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/24 14:30:00

Bangladesh set to ink deal with Indonesian co next month

Bangladesh is set to sign a maiden deal with an Indonesian company next month to import coal for generating electricity in the 1320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired thermal power plant at Payra in Patuakhali.
Source: The Financial Express Bangladesh | 2019/5/24 10:02:21

Modi-led BJP wins Indian elections: Election Commission

The mobile application of the Election Commission of India (ECI) on early Friday announced the victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the just-concluded 17th general elections.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/24 8:12:29

Modi promises inclusive India after victory

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to unite the country on Thursday after a huge election win, with his party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of pursuing business-friendly policies and a hard line on national security.
Source: Agencies | 2019/5/23 21:48:42

Indian PM praises BJP election performance as latest counting shows BJP on winning streak

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday praised the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s performance in India's just-concluded elections as trends in the ongoing vote counting showed the BJP on a winning streak.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/23 20:44:27

Eurasian Media Forum explores solutions to global issues

The opening ceremony of the 16th Eurasian Media Forum was held on Thursday in Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan. The three-day forum, which is taking place on May 22-24, has attracted more than 600 government officials, scholars and journalists from more than 50 countries to share their opinions on acute global issues.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/23 16:11:26

Early counting trends show Modi's BJP-led alliance leading India's elections

The counting of votes was underway in India on Thursday for the just-concluded general elections, and early trends showed the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was leading the polls.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/23 13:39:16

Six killed in Indonesia elections announcement clash, Jakarta governor says

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said on Wednesday the clashes between police and demonstrators that occurred around 5 hours from midnight until morning has killed 6 persons, injured around 200 others.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/23 13:30:36

Indonesia arrests 257 rioters involved in violent election demonstrations

The Jakarta police have arrested 257 rioters involved in violent election demonstrations and more are expected to be arrested as the demonstrations are still going on, Jakarta police spokesperson Argo Yuwono said here on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/23 13:30:12

Saudi Arabia to provide oil products facility on deferred payment to Pakistan from July 1

Pakistan said Saudi Arabia will activate the deferred payment for petroleum products facility of 275 million US dollars per month from July 1 amounting to 3.2 billion US dollars per year for three years.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/23 12:00:39