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China's Xi to launch $1.4bn port city development in Sri Lanka

Colombo - Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Sri Lanka Tuesday to launch construction of a Beijing-funded $1.4 billion port city and seek closer defence ties that could provoke unease in neighbouring India.

China's Xi touts 'maritime silk road' on South Asia tour

Male - China's President Xi Jinping enlisted the Maldives' backing for a "21st century maritime silk road" on Monday as he began a tour of South Asia in the strategically located Indian Ocean island chain.

Fresh rain hampers rescue bid in flood-ravaged Kashmir

Srinagar - Fresh rain hampered rescue operations in Indian Kashmir Sunday a week after deadly floods swamped the Himalayan region, with medics and survivors describing nightmarish conditions in the devastated city of Srinagar.

Nocturnal bats invade Indian Sun Temple

Of the many things that could possibly wreck havoc in a Sun Temple, nocturnal bats would probably be last on the list. But that's precisely what is happening in Modhera Sun Temple in India.

Hundreds of thousands still stranded by killer Kashmir floods

Srinagar - Rescuers struggled to reach more than 200,000 people still stranded on Saturday in Indian Kashmir as deadly floodwaters receded, revealing horrific devastation in the Himalayan region including neighbouring Pakistan, officials said.

200,000 still stranded in killer Kashmir floods

Srinagar - More than 200,000 people remained stranded Saturday in Indian Kashmir even as flood waters receded, revealing the full extent of the horrific devastation in the Himalayan region, including neighbouring Pakistan, officials said.

India allows detained Italian marine to go home

New Delhi - India's top court ruled on Friday that a sick Italian marine detained for the 2012 killing of two fishermen can go home for medical treatment.

Pakistan rushes to protect more cities from floods

Multan - Pakistani authorities Thursday moved to protect two major cities from raging floodwaters, readying explosives to divert swollen rivers, in a crisis which has hit nearly two million people.

Indian man replants barren hill single-handed

78-year-old P. Gopalakrishna Swamy has spent 23 years replanting saplings on a barren hill in the coastal state of Kerala in South India, to create a sanctuary for several rare tree species.

India ruling party president charged with causing religious tensions

Lucknow - Police Wednesday charged the president of India's ruling political party, Amit Shah, over a speech that allegedly inflamed religious tensions during the national election campaign, an officer said.

Anger boils over in Indian Kashmir over flood rescue delay

Srinagar - Anger mounted Wednesday over the slow pace of rescue operations in Indian Kashmir as authorities said they were "overwhelmed" by the scale of deadly flooding that has left hundreds of thousands of people stranded in India and Pakistan.

India-Pakistan flood toll hits 400, thousands still stranded

Srinagar - Emergency workers battled Tuesday to reach hundreds of thousands of people marooned by floods in India and Pakistan that have claimed more than 400 lives, as anger grew over the speed of the rescue effort.

Indian PM to visit White House on Sept 29-30

Washington - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for years barred from visiting the United States, will meet President Barack Obama in two days of eagerly awaited White House talks at the end of the month.

Indian PM to visit White House on Sept 29-30: US official

Washington - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was for years barred from visiting the United States, will meet President Barack Obama at the White House on September 29-30, US officials said Monday.

India-Pakistan flood disaster prompts frantic rescue bid

Srinagar - Authorities in India and Pakistan made frantic efforts Monday to pluck tens of thousands of people to safety from floods which have killed at least 350 as desperate residents huddled on rooftops.

Thousands trapped in deadly Indian Kashmir floods

Srinagar - Soldiers were battling Sunday to rescue thousands trapped by Indian Kashmir's worst flooding for half a century which has killed at least 150 people and left the main city of Srinagar under water.

Torrential rains kill more than 230 in Pakistan, India

Srinagar - More than 230 people in Pakistan and northern India have been killed in torrential monsoon rains which triggered flooding, landslides and house collapses, officials in the two countries said Saturday.

Indian girl forced to marry stray dog to fend off evil spirits

It what may be the world's strangest wedding ceremony, an Indian girl has been forced to marry a dog in order to ward off evil spirits.

Indian court frees three accused in hanged girls case

Lucknow - An Indian court on Thursday freed three men detained earlier this year on suspicion of raping and murdering two teenage girls found hanged outside their village, in a case that sparked global outrage.

Six survive as bus carrying 50 plunges into gorge in India

Srinagar - Flood waters swept an overcrowded bus carrying a wedding party into a gorge on Thursday with all but six of the 50 on board feared dead in Indian Kashmir, officials said.

India, Australia to sign nuclear deal as Abbott visits

Mumbai - Australia's prime minister on Thursday hailed a uranium deal he is due to sign with India as a "sign of trust", following a long-standing ban on selling the fuel to the nuclear-armed nation amid proliferation fears.

Meet the man who wears a 2,100-foot, 100-pound turban

Avtar Singh Mauni from the town of Patiala in Punjab, India, is the owner of the world's longest turban, which is supposed to measure 2,200 feet, weighs 100 pounds, and requires six hours every day to put on.

India on alert as Al-Qaeda opens South Asia front

New Delhi - India placed several states on high alert on Thursday after Al-Qaeda launched a new branch to "wage jihad" in South Asia, seeking to invigorate its waning Islamist extremist movement.

India, Australia set to sign nuclear deal as Abbott visits

Mumbai - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is set to arrive in India on Thursday to sign a long-awaited deal to sell uranium to his energy-starved hosts and strengthen bilateral ties.

Al-Qaeda declares new branch in Indian sub-continent

Washington - Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri launched a new branch of the global Islamist extremist movement on Wednesday to reinvigorate and expand its struggle in the Indian sub-continent.

Indian girl who protested against village elders found dead

Kolkata - Police have arrested three men over the suspected rape and murder of a teenager who had protested against village elders' harassment of her father in India's east, an officer said Wednesday.

Court in India bans animal sacrifice

On Monday, a court in northern India banned a tradition of sacrificing animals for religious purposes. The court deemed the practice as cruel and barbaric.

India and Japan will shape 21st century, says Modi

Tokyo - Conservative soulmates Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe declared Monday ties between India and Japan were moving to a "new level", during a summit signalling promise for a relationship they hope will offer a counterweight to China.

India, Japan Prime Ministers meet in Kyoto

Kyoto - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kyoto, Japan on August 30 on a visit to the country, which is expected to see a big rise in the level of interaction between the two nations.

Mumbai Jewish centre stormed in 2008 attacks reopens

Mumbai - A Jewish centre in Mumbai reopened on Tuesday, nearly six years after heavily armed militants stormed the building and killed six people inside during the 2008 attacks on the city.
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