Afghan election result delayed due to fraud probe

Kabul  - Afghanistan’s preliminary presidential election result has been delayed by two days due to fraud investigations and will now be released on Saturday, officials said Wednesday as they vowed to sift out fake votes. Partial results [...]

Bangladesh court orders opposition chief’s trial go ahead

Dhaka  - A Bangladesh court ruled Wednesday opposition leader Khaleda Zia should stand trial for embezzlement in a case that could see her jailed for life, a prosecutor said. The High Court rejected the former two-time premier’s appeals [...]

India anti-graft champion Kejriwal accuses rivals of sell-out

Varanasi (India)- Firebrand anti-corruption champion Arvind Kejriwal accused his rivals in India’s elections on Wednesday of selling out to big business by accepting hundreds of millions of dollars to bankroll their campaigns. As he arrived [...]

Kashmir killings overshadow next round of voting in India

New Delhi – Rebels shot dead two village heads and another man in Indian Kashmir, police said Tuesday, casting a shadow on the next round of India’s marathon general elections slated for later this week. The polls are being staggered [...]

Cancellations on Everest amid talks to save climbing season

Kathmandu – Another major mountaineering company has abandoned its Everest expedition after a deadly avalanche killed 16 Nepalese guides, as the government strove Wednesday to save the climbing season, a vital earner for the country. New [...]

Mumbai slum-dwellers wary of India election promises

Mumbai  - After four decades in the same Mumbai slum, Vimal Gaikwad is well used to politicians’ tall promises at election time, when the city’s millions of shanty dwellers become sought-after voters. “The candidates just [...]

With awards, Bollywood shows growing imprint in US

Washington – Bollywood this week throws its premier awards event for the first time in the United States, which has quietly become the leading overseas market for India’s prolific film industry. The International Indian Film Academy [...]

WB to increase regional transport connectivity in Central Asia

WASHINGTON, The World Bank Groups Board of Executive Directors today approved an allocation of US$45 million equivalent to finance the first phase of the transformative Central Asia Roads Links Program, to be implemented in the Kyrgyz Republic [...]

China, Asia Pacific countries sign pact to reduce maritime conflicts

Beijing,  China, the United States, Japan and other Asia Pacific countries have signed a maritime agreement to ease maritime tensions. The agreement would help reduce the chances of miscommunication or the potential for situations to arise [...]

US lawyers gearing up for filing MH370 lawsuits as 45 days waiting period ends

Washington,  Families of the passengers in the missing MH370 plane can now file a lawsuit in American courts against U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. The move is a milestone because it now allows attorneys to move in. There is a 45-day [...]

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