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Nepalese PM announces resignation

2017-05-25

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

2017-05-24

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

2017-05-23

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

2017-05-22

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

2017-05-18

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

2017-05-18

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

2017-05-15

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

2017-05-12

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

2017-03-09

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

2017-03-08

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