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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi wins in a landslide victory

Reuters 23 May 03:55 PM

The mood was upbeat at BJP headquarters in New Delhi, with party workers setting off firecrackers and cheering as TV channels reported the margin of victory. Read Full Story »

United Nations urges Nepal to change its rape and sexual violence law

Bhrikuti Rai 21 May 10:05 PM

Human rights activists say they are cautiously optimistic because of Nepal’s lax attitude to international community’s pleas in the past. Read Full Story »

Two Reuters reporters freed in Myanmar after more than 500 days in jail

Reuters 07 May 11:53 AM

Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon on Tuesday after spending more than 500 days behind bars.Read Full Story »

Ahead of elections, India’s major parties are divided over regional strategy

Anil Giri 08 Apr 11:49 PM

India’s two major political parties, Bharatiya Janata Party and Indian National Congress, appear sharply divided over their approaches when it comes to taking forward two major regional groupings—SAARC and BIMSTEC—as the country heads to polls this week. Read Full Story »

Nepali peacekeeping troops in Libya are safe, Nepal Army says

Binod Ghimire 08 Apr 07:37 PM

Amid concerns from different quarters, the Nepal Army in a press statement said on Monday that the 231 personnel-strong Nepali peacekeeping force was safe and there are no immediate plans to remove them.  Read Full Story »

Reuters 18 Mar 11:58 AM

Flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential rain in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua have killed at least 58 people, injured dozens and displaced more than 4,000, authorities said on Sunday. Read Full Story »

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