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Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell (R-Ky.) is insisting on a vote on Senate Republicans' health-care bill this week, and he's warning there will be dire consequences if the bill does not pass.
Nagarik report headlined "Parties plagued by rebel candidates" by Ajit Tiwari, Amar Khadka and Raju Adhikari datelined Biratnagar, Itahari and Jhapa has quoted unnamed sources in two instances: A Bhadrapur-based influential leader from the Nepali ...
Oakland, CA - Navis, a part of Cargotec corporation, and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world's leading organizations across the shipping supply chain, today announced that South ...
From 2009 to 2012, the number of students from South Asia halved, with Indian numbers further shrinking by almost 60%. Last year's figures show the country is still almost 36,000 South Asian students short of its peak in 2009, with the greatest gap ...
A massive worldwide cyberattack is causing disruptions from Spain to India, with Ukraine the heaviest hit and the apparent initial target, The Independent reports.
South Asia will become one of the world's fastest-growing LNG-import markets. Tapping that demand isn't easy - but the potential is immense.
The Silk Road Economic Belt - the land corridor of the OBOR - traverses Central Asia, with a main spur, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), penetrating South Asia, from the Himalayas down to the Indian Ocean. As further explored below, ...
In South Asia, the gainers were led by IT firm SIFY Technologies (SIFY), and Philippines telecommunications provider PLDT (PHI), which rose 1.4% and 0.4% respectively.
South Asia · World · Business & economy · sports · science & Tech · 360 · authors.
South Asia · World · Business & economy · sports · science & Tech · 360 · authors.
Syed Salahuddin (right) chief of Hezbul Mujahedeen and Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, (left) prays at a rally on Saturday, June 28, 2008, in Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistani Kashmir.
Firstly this issue concerns many countries of South Asia. fishermen entering into other countries territorial water is not only witnessed between India-Sri Lanka, but it can also be seen between Sri Lanka Maldives, India-Pakistan, India-Bangladesh ...
Kathmandu - Followers of Islam across the countries of South Asia Monday celebrated the Eid al-Fitr festival marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims abstain from food and sexual activity from dawn until sunset.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the US President Donald Trump have a crowded agenda when they meet later today. From economics and trade to defence and regional security, multiple issues will vie for their attention.
A Nepalese election worker sealing a ballot box after polling stations closed in Kathmandu on May 14. The local level polls are the first since 1997 and a key step in the country's rocky transition to democracy.
The members of the Association of Southeast Asian nations (Asean) and South Asia are building infrastructure at an unprecedented rate.
The book reminds us that South Asia's trade relations with the Persian gulf region date back to the period of the Indus Valley Civilisation.
FIROZABAD, India (AFP) - Hanuman Prasad Garg doesn't blame rising fuel prices or pressure from cheap knock-offs for the slow demise of the glass industry where Indian artisans have forged bangles for centuries.
Amid the hype over MSCI's minimal Chinese "A" share core index entry, with inflows expected to lift performance, Pakistan's simultaneous return from the frontier ...
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking to build on growing ties between the world's two largest democracies and move beyond disagreements over climate change.
Srinagar, India (AFP) - Five people including two children were killed on Sunday (June 25) when a tree fell on a gondola at a ski resort in Indian-administered Kashmir, sending a passenger cabin crashing to the ground.
Indian publishing houses are fast becoming the preferred choice of writers from the neighbouring countries, with an increasing number of manuscripts from Pakistan and Sri Lanka doing well in India.
Srinagar, India (AFP) - government forces in Indian-administered Kashmir were locked in an intense battle on Sunday (June 25) with armed militants who took cover in a school after opening fire on a group of soldiers on the eve of Eid, police said.
China says the East Turkistan Islamic Movement is a violent Uighur group, with links to militants in South Asia, who want to make the far western region of Xinjiang a separate state.
Astroport the brainchild of the Sachin Bahmba, an avid wildlife enthusiast, and astronomer. The resort also provides guests with opportunities such as nature treks and birdwatching but the main attraction of the resort is the evening and night sky ...
At least 140 people die, many of them as they gathered to collect fuel from the overturned lorry.
Colombo (AFP) - Tens of thousands of patients have been left in the lurch by a doctor-led strike at Sri Lanka's state-run hospitals, a consumer rights group said on Saturday (June 24).
Despite having close cultural, social and economic ties spanning millennia, countries in South Asia seem to be embroiled in a never-ending display of confusion ...
Annapurna Post report on election date headlined "There won't be any further change" datelined Kathmandu has quoted unnamed source in one instance: A senior minister from the Nepali Congress.
Quetta, Pakistan (AFP) - Multiple blasts and a gun attack killed more than 50 people and wounded at least 170 in three Pakistani cities on the last Friday (June 23) of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month, as officials warned the toll could rise.
MARORA, India (Reuters) - A toilet charity has renamed an Indian village after US President Donald Trump as part of a promotional push to raise cash and support for better sanitation.
Islamabad, June 23 (IBNS): Twin blasts rocked Pakistan's densely populated area of Kurram Agency's Parachinar city on Friday, killing at least 25 people, media reports said.
South Asia · World · Business & economy · sports · science & Tech · 360 · authors.
A police officer was beaten to death by an angry mob outside a mosque in Indian-administered Kashmir, police said Friday, as tensions in the volatile disputed region ran high.
DARJEELING, India (AFP) - Indian police on Thursday (June 22) charged a separatist leader and his wife for their involvement in a murder and arson, after his group warned of escalating violence as tensions rise in Darjeeling.
Guwahati, the capital of India's north-eastern Assam state, was under water yesterday as torrential rain continued to cause misery in the north-east of the country.
New Delhi (Reuters) - India fired a rocket carrying 31 small satellites into space on Friday (June 23), several of them for European countries looking for high resolution earth images, underlining its strength as a low-cost provider of services in space.
migrant workers' remittances to South Asia fell 6.4 per cent last year after years of steady increases. Remittances to India slumped 8.9 per cent in 2016 - the second consecutive year of decline - to US$62.7 billion, down from US$72 billion two years ...
South Asia · World · Business & economy · sports · science & Tech · 360 · authors.
South Asia · World · Business & economy · sports · science & Tech · 360 · authors.
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Kellogg India Private Limited announced the resignation of Sangeeta Pendurkar as Managing Director, India and South Asia. Pendurkar will continue to lead the ...
The effect of secondary education on poverty is greater in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia - almost two-thirds of the continent's poor can escape their abysmal economic state if they could finish high school, said the policy paper jointly released by ...
Pakistan's High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit has said it is important that India and Pakistan should work together to address South Asia's challenges. In an interview to an Indian newspaper The Hindu, he said, "Most of our diplomatic processes ...
Oxford University Press (OUP) will host the inaugural edition of the South Asia Conclave on July 8 which will see thought leaders, politicians, industry experts, academics and policy makers and journalists exploring contemporary research and ideas on ...
Bangladeshi forces keeping watch over a group of Rohingya who fled Myanmar. As it becomes harder for them to leave Bangladesh, many have been forced to head to places once considered less appealing.
Indian security forces fire tear gas canisters during clashes with supporters of the separatist Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) group in Darjeeling on June 17, 2017.
Over and over, Otto Warmbier apologised and begged - at first calmly, then choking up and finally in tears - to be reunited with his family.
The Leaders from South Asian countries have urged for deeper economic cooperation with China, stating that China-South Asia economic cooperation would change the Global economic order to add prosperity to global prosperity. At the platform of the 12th ...
Dhaka (AFP) - lightning strikes have killed at least 22 people in Bangladesh in the last 48 hours, authorities said Tuesday (June 20), a week after monsoon rains triggered a series of deadly landslides in the country.


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