Pakistan doctor, mechanic arrested for illegal transplant surgeries

Pakistan police busted an organ trafficking ring run by a disgraced doctor and a motor mechanic, who conducted at least 328 illegal kidney transplants, authorities said

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Indonesia launches Southeast Asia's first high-speed rail

Indonesia launched Southeast Asia's first high-speed railway on Monday, a delayed, multibillion-dollar project backed by China that President Joko Widodo hailed as "a symbol of our modernisation"

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Myanmar begins pilot census in 20 townships

Myanmar’s junta announced yesterday it had begun a pilot census in 20 townships across the divided country, a move critics say will be used to increase surveillance of opponents.

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Afghan embassy in India suspends operations

Afghanistan’s embassy in India suspended operations yesterday, more than two years after the Taliban’s return to power in Kabul following the collapse of the Western-backed government.

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Maldives Presidential Vote: Pro-China winner Muizzu vows to unite archipelago

The president-elect of the Maldives, Mohamed Muizzu, secured the release of his jailed mentor yesterday, a day after divisive polls that saw the pro-Beijing leader vow to rebalance relations with New Delhi.

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Afghanistan shuts down embassy in New Delhi

The Afghanistan embassy in New Delhi announced on Saturday night that it was shutting down its operations from today, citing "lack of support" by the Indian government, failure to meet expectations in serving Afghanistan's interests, and reduction in personnel and resources

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57 killed as suicide blasts rip thru two Pak mosques

Suicide bombings ripped through two mosques in Pakistan yesterday, killing at least 57 people and injuring more than 60 amid events marking the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), police and health officials said.

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ETHNIC TENSIONS / Mob did not storm home of Manipur CM

Indian police have dismissed as “false and misleading” reports that a mob attacked the private residence of Biren Singh, chief minister of the strife-torn northeastern state of Manipur, adding that it was protected by “adequate security”.

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BLOCKBUSTER ‘TARNISHING’ / Myanmar junta angry at China

Myanmar’s junta has lashed out at close ally China over a blockbuster film on human trafficking and scam compounds that has “tarnished” its reputation, state media reported yesterday.

Mob did not storm home of Manipur chief minister: Indian police

Indian police have dismissed as "false and misleading" reports that a mob attacked the private residence of Biren Singh, chief minister of the strife-torn northeastern state of Manipur, adding that it was protected by "adequate security"

Eye virus outbreak: 56,000 Pakistan schools shut

More than 56,000 Pakistan schools will shut for the rest of the week in a bid to curb a mass outbreak of a contagious eye virus, officials said yesterday.

Indian govt retires IAS officer who emptied Delhi stadium to walk her dog

A senior bureaucrat of the Indian government, who had reportedly ordered the emptying of an entire stadium of athletes so that her pet dog can take walks, has been compulsorily retired

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Economists stress creating regional industrial value chain connecting Bangladesh, Japan, Northeast India

Noted economists have suggested forming a trilateral platform of the government agencies, think tanks, and private sector for creating a regional industrial value chain involving Bangladesh, Japan, and Northeast India

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India resumes internet ban in restive Manipur after protests

India has reimposed an internet ban on restive Manipur state after violent protests erupted following the circulation of photographs of two dead students killed during the months-long conflict, officials said.

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Post-Coup Myanmar: Junta ramps up mass killings, air strikes

Myanmar’s military escalated its use of mass killings, air and artillery strikes in the past year as it struggles to crush resistance to its coup, the UN’s rights office said yesterday.

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45 students injured in Manipur as police charge batons on protesters

Forty five students, many of them girls, were injured in ethnic strife-hit north eastern Indian state of Manipur's Imphal Valley today when the police fired tear gas shells and baton-charged protesters demonstrating against the killing of two youths who were allegedly kidnapped in July, PTI reported quoting officials said

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Political convenience can't determine response to extremism

India today said political convenience cannot determine responses to terrorism, extremism, and violence, amidst a raging diplomatic standoff with Canada over the alleged role of the Indian government in the killing of Sikh separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in that country

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AIADMK quits BJP-led NDA alliance ahead of polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party today suffered a major jolt losing a key ally in the southern state of Tamil Nadu as regional outfit All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (AIADMK) announced quitting the ruling party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA)

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Nine killed in Taiwan golf ball factory fire

At least nine people were killed in a fire at a golf ball factory in southern Taiwan over the weekend, including four firefighters who died in an explosion, officials said Monday

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16 killed in coal mine fire in SW China

At least 16 people were killed in a coal mine fire in southwest China’s Guizhou province yesterday, local officials said.

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‘Still a world of double standards’

India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said that it is still a world of “double standards” and those countries which are occupying positions of influence are resisting the pressure to change and those with historical influence have weaponised a lot of those capabilities.

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