South Asia

South Asia

CPJ expresses alarm after chair of Nepal’s largest media group arrested

Kailash Sirohiya arrested over ‘citizenship irregularities’ after publication of reports

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Nepali climber smashes women's record for fastest ascent of Everest

Nepali climber Phunjo Lama on Thursday reached Everest's summit in 14 hours and 31 minutes, smashing the record for the world's fastest ascent of the mountain by a woman

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Safety Concerns / Nepal latest to ban Indian spice brands

Nepal has become the latest jurisdiction to ban the import and sale of two popular Indian spice brands after reports that some of their products contained a cancer-causing pesticide, officials said yesterday.

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Imran Khan warns govt of countrywide protests over power, gas tariff

The incarcerated founding chairman of PTI and former prime minister Imran Khan on Monday warned the government that countrywide protests would be launched if the government would further increase power and gas tariff

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62.9pc turnout in fourth phase

India yesterday voted in the fourth phase of a seven-week long general election as the campaign rhetoric became more strident over economic disparities and religious divisions.

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96 constituencies go to polls in 4th phase today

A string of high-profile ruling BJP and opposition politicians will be in the fray as millions of Indians cast their votes 96 constituencies across ten states and union territories in the fourth phase of India’s marathon Lok Sabha elections today. 

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Nepal's 'Everest Man' claims record 29th summit

Nepali climber Kami Rita Sherpa reached the top of Mount Everest for the 29th time Sunday, breaking his own record for the most summits of the world's highest mountain

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Save India from dictatorship

A top opponent of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday urged his compatriots to resist “dictatorship”, after the country’s top court provisionally released him from jail to campaign in national elections. 

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India SC grants temporary bail to Kejriwal

India’s top court gave temporary bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a graft case yesterday, allowing him to campaign in the ongoing general elections, boosting the opposition alliance of which he is a prominent figure.

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India completes troop exit from Maldives

India has replaced some 80 soldiers on the Maldives with civilians after a demand by President Mohamed Muizzu who has pivoted the archipelago’s ties towards China, New Delhi officials said yesterday.

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Pak records ‘wettest April’ in over 60 years

Pakistan experienced its “wettest April since 1961”, receiving more than twice as much rain as usual for the month, its weather agency said.

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20 killed as bus falls into ravine in Pakistan

A bus veered into a ravine in Pakistan’s far north early yesterday, a local government spokesman said, killing 20 passengers, while 21 injured were rescued and taken to hospital.

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Rahul to contest polls from family borough

Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi will contest the general election from the family bastion in the north, his Congress party announced yesterday, a move that will challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a region he dominates.

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At least 20 killed in bus accident in Pakistan's mountainside

At least 20 people died while 21 others were injured on Friday morning when a passenger bus overturned on the Karakoram Highway in Gilgit-Baltistan's Diamer district, rescue officials said

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143 killed in Pakistan

At least 143 people died in Pakistan from lightning strikes and other storm-related incidents in April, with the country receiving more than twice as much rain as usual for the month, officials said yesterday.

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Pak PM lauds Bangladesh’s economic progress

Says ‘we feel ashamed when we look towards them’

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Taliban join climate change talks for first time: organisers

The Taliban government has entered its first talks with the United Nations, donors and non-governmental organisations over the impact of climate change in Afghanistan, organisers said Wednesday

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Pro-China party wins the Maldives vote in landslide

The party of Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu yesterday won control of parliament in an election landslide, results showed, with voters backing his tilt towards China and away from regional powerhouse and traditional benefactor India.

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