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  World   South Asia  12 May 2017

World, South asia, 12 May 2017

Nepal to vote in local polls for first time in 2 decades

The government hopes the elections, staggered over two phases, will lead to a general election later in the year.

12 May 2017 7:32 PM

Pak: Indian woman petitions Islamabad High Court for secure return to Delhi

In her recorded statement, Uzma has said that she came to Pakistan to see her relatives and not to marry Ali.

12 May 2017 5:22 PM

Pak: Indian diplomat apologises after being caught taking photos inside court

Piyush Singh was caught taking pictures inside the court, including a picture of Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani.

12 May 2017 4:30 PM

Pak: Senate deputy chairman among 35 injured in blast, 25 dead

ISIS group said on its Aamaq news agency that it carried out the attack.

12 May 2017 3:57 PM

India's Modi emphasises links with Sri Lanka to deepen ties

India's rival China also has been courting Sri Lanka with trade deals.

12 May 2017 3:36 PM


Modi asks Sinhala, Tamil communities in Sri Lanka to strengthen unity

Sri Lanka is still recovering from the wounds of a nearly 3-decade long civil war between the govt and the LTTE.

12 May 2017 2:49 PM

Modi assures Lanka of India's support amid Chinese concerns

India and Sri Lanka are in talks to jointly operate oil tanks at the strategic Trincomalee port.

12 May 2017 2:30 PM

Modi cautions international community on growing 'arc of violence'

The menace of terrorism in our region is a concrete manifestation of this destructive emotion, Modi said, apparently referring to Pakistan.

12 May 2017 1:12 PM

Modi announces direct Varanasi-Colombo flights from Aug

Modi said the flights will allow ‘my Tamil brothers and sisters’ to visit Varanasi, the land of Kashi Viswanath.

12 May 2017 1:03 PM

Sri Lanka-India deals signed ahead of Modi's visit: Rajapaksa

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Mahinda Rajapaksa at the latter's request, the Indian High Commissioner to Colombo said.

12 May 2017 11:54 AM


Indian tycoon Sajjan Jindal meeting back-channel diplomacy, Nawaz Sharif tells Pak Army

Jindal had the backing of some important Indian officials for the meeting to defuse ongoing tension between the two countries.

12 May 2017 9:54 AM

Why China’s ‘Silk Road’ plan has spelt unease for India, US, Russia?

The work is part of a sprawling Chinese initiative to build a “new Silk Road” of ports, railways and roads to expand trade.

12 May 2017 8:35 AM