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Nepalese PM announces resignation


Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal announced his resignation from the post at a special address to the nation on Wednesday afternoon.

India: Deaths due to air pollution increased by 70,000 in last 5 years


Deaths due to air pollution have increased by 70,000 in the last five years in India, according to the recently released Environment ministry’s draft State of the Environment 2015 report.

India's Election Commissions defers Parliament polls


India's independent Election Commission has decided to indefinitely put on hold elections for the country's Upper House of Parliament slated for next month in view of the presidential poll and a hackathon of electronic voting machines (EVMs).

Sri Lanka President re-shuffles his cabinet, re-appoints nine ministers


Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena, on Monday re-shuffled his cabinet and appointed nine new ministers to key portfolios in order to strenghten his unity government.

Philippines rejects European grants


The Philippines will no longer accept grants from the European Union, the EU delegation to Manila said Thursday, following repeated tirades from President Rodrigo Duterte over its criticism of his deadly drug war.

India's ex-minister serving jail sentence passes Class 12 exam


A senior politician and four-term chief minister of the northern Indian state of Haryana currently serving jail term for corruption has passed Class 12 school examination at the age of 82.

At least 12 students commit suicide in central India over exam results


At least 12 students have committed suicide in the central Indian state of Madhya over examination results since Friday, a senior police official said Sunday.

Indian PM arrives in Sri Lanka to take part in Vesak celebrations


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Sri Lanka on Thursday evening to take part in the UN Vesak Day celebrations which are being held in the island country for the first time.

Afghanistan: IS gunmen dressed as medics kill 30 at Kabul military hospital


More than 30 people have been killed after attackers dressed as doctors stormed the largest military hospital in Kabul, Afghan officials say.

Arrests over rape of India orphans


Police in the southern Indian state of Kerala have arrested six people for allegedly raping teenage girls from an orphanage in Wayanad district.