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Kathmandu, 3 Sep 2018/--/Congress president Rahul Gandhi, on a pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet, on Saturday flew to Lhasa from Kathmandu.Gandhi left on a flight from Tribhuvan International Airport at around 1pm, Nepalese media reported The details of his visit have been kept under wraps...

Kathmandu, 3 Sep 2018/--/Nepal's famous Krishna temple built in Indian Sikhara style was reopened for the public on Sunday for the first time after 3 years after a deadly 2015 earthquake that left much of the country's cultural heritage in ruins. The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit on April 25...

Kathmandu, 30 Aug 2018/--/Ahead of the 4th BIMSTEC Summit beginning in Kathmandu on Thursday, Union Minister of State for External Affairs Gen V K Singh at the  BIMSTEC ministerial meeting has emphasized India’s "sincere and abiding" commitment to work with the BIMSTEC member states to make the...

Yangon, 30 Aug 2018/--/Myanmar rejected on Wednesday the findings of a UN probe alleging genocide by its military against the Rohingya, in a strident government response to a damning report on the crisis. Myanmar has come under immense pressure this week over last year's military crackdown that...

Kathmandu, 24 Aug 2018/--/The Nepal government has formed a committee to hold talks with China to implement a key bilateral agreement on energy cooperation, which could potentially end the land-locked nation's decades-long dependency on India for its power needs. Nepal and China had signed the...

Washington, 30 Jul 2018/--/US President Donald Trump has called American journalists "unpatriotic" as he accused them of putting lives at risk by their reporting. "When the media - driven insane by their Trump Derangement Syndrome - reveals internal deliberations of our government, it truly puts...

Hanoi, 30 Jul 2018/--/Fourteen members of the same family were killed in a car crash in central Vietnam today enroute to a wedding party, including the groom who died instantly when their van hit a container truck, police said. Road accidents are the leading cause of death in Vietnam, where traffic...

London, 12 Jul 2018/--/The UK government's latest blueprint for Brexit released today threatens to derail plans for closer trade ties with India as it would prevent Britain from making the kind of concessions on trade in goods that New Delhi seeks, according to details of a confidential report. The...

London, 12 Jul 2018/--/Donald Trump arrives in Britain today for his first visit as US president, flying into a whirlwind of protests against him and political turmoil over Brexit. The four-day trip, which will include talks with Prime Minister Theresa May, tea with Queen Elizabeth II and a private...

Kabul, 12 Jul 2018/--/Afghan officials say a dilapidated dam in a scenic northern valley has crumbled under the weight of heavy summer rains, killing at least 10 people. Omar Mohammadi, a spokesman for the ministry for humanitarian assistance, said that along with the 10 killed, about 300 houses...

Beijing, 12 Jul 2018/--/A leading Chinese university has suspended a prominent primatologist in a victory for China's slow-building #MeToo movement. Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou said in a today statement on social media that it would suspend Zhang Peng and revoke his honorary titles after...

Innsbruck (Austria), 12 Jul 2018/--/Interior ministers from 28 European nations will meet today as they face intensifying pressure to introduce new policies to stem migrant arrivals, in their first meeting after Austria took the EU helm with promises of a tough response to the issue. The meeting in...

Washington, 12 Jul 2018/--/American porn star Stormy Daniels was arrested at a strip club for allegedly allowing a patron to touch her while on stage in a "nonsexual manner", her lawyer, Michael Avenatti said Thursday morning. Following a performance at the Columbus strip club called Sirens on...

Peshawar, 12 Jul 2018/--/At least 13 people, including a senior Awami National Party leader, were killed and 50 others injured in a suicide bomb attack targeting an election rally in Pakistan's northwestern Peshawar city, the second terrorist attack on a poll rally ahead of the July 25 general...

Beijing, 31 May 2018/--/China today welcomed India and Pakistan's decision to observe the 2003 ceasefire agreement to stop cross-border firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir and expressed hope that the two countries will properly resolve their differences. The Director...

Islamabad, 31 May 2018/--/The Pakistan government today directed the interior ministry to block the national identity card (NIC) and passport of former dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, a media report said today. Complying with a special court's order, the government took the action to...

Gaza City, 30 May 2018/--/Israel said it struck 25 more Hamas sites overnight after a barrage of rocket and mortar fire from the Gaza Strip, denying Palestinian claims of a ceasefire today after the worst flare-up since a 2014 war. The exchange of fire raised the possibility of yet another war in...

Paris, 30 May 2018/--/Security forces moved in on the biggest migrant camp in the French capital today where some 1,700 people lived in makeshift tents alongside a canal. The migrants would be housed temporarily at more than 20 sites across the Paris region while the authorities checked their...

Islamabad, 30 May 2018/--/In an unusual move, Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has called for a national debate on the future civil-military relations, the role of the judiciary and other state institutions in the country. Addressing a news conference days before the end of his term in...

Beijing, 26 May 2018/--/China's ruling Communist Party has ordered the provincial governments to regulate construction of large outdoor religious statues in a bid to prevent "commercialisation" of Buddhist and Taoist religions, official media reported today. Both Buddhism and Taoism have been...

SANTA FE (US), 19 May 2018/--/Only weeks ago, a dozen students from Santa Fe High School in Texas offered support for survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting by participating in a nationwide walkout seeking stricter gun control. Yesterday, it was Parkland students who declared their...

Washington, 19 May 2018/--/President Donald Trump has nominated US Pacific Command Commander Admiral Harry Harris as America's new Ambassador to South Korea ahead of his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un next month. North Korea has warned that it might not attend the much-talked...

SEOUL, 19 May 2018/--/A North Korean military officer, accompanied by a civilian, defected to the South across the Yellow Sea today, a South Korean news report said, citing a government source. "A small boat was spotted in waters off the north of Baengnyeong Island" near the inter-Korean border,...

Beijing, 19 May 2018/--/China has for the first time landed strategic bombers on an island in the disputed South China Sea, drawing sharp reaction from the US which said that the move will "raise tensions and destabilise the region". China's air force said that its fighter jets, including an H-6K...

Washington, 17 May 2018/--/The US today accused India of not adhering to any protocol with respect to international parental child abduction, claiming 90 per cent of requests for the return of "abducted children" remained unresolved for over a year. International parental child abduction (IPCA)...