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All casinos in Nepal shut shop over royalty dues

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 23:22

All casinos in Nepal have been shut down since Monday after their managements failed to heed the government`s repeated warnings over their outstanding tax and royalty dues, the ministry of culture said Tuesday.

Indian Navy ship draws large crowds at Chinese port

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 21:55

The Indian Navy`s stealth frigate, INS Shivalik, drew large crowds at the Chinese port of Qingdao when it was opened for public viewing today.

Nepal govt agrees to some Sherpa demands after strike threat

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 21:31

Nepal today agreed to set up a relief fund for the victims of mountain disasters and appealed to Sherpas not to launch an agitation as it could cripple tourism industry, the country`s main forex earner.

China defends deployment of armed patrols in cities

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 20:33

China today defended the deployment of armed patrols in its cities saying that the move would help with fast responses to rising incidents of violent crime like knife attacks.

Bhutan, India sign pact for developing hydropower projects

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 19:29

India and Bhutan today signed an agreement for the development of joint hydropower projects in a bid to further strengthen their bilateral strategic partnership.

Pakistan Army chief lauds ISI for its role in national security

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 18:46

Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif today visited the ISI headquarters here and lauded the spy agency`s role in national security.

103 countries to attend Sri Lankan youth conference

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 17:50

A total of 103 countries have confirmed their participation in the World Conference on Youth (WCY) to be hosted by Sri Lanka next month, the country`s youth ministry stated Tuesday.

South Korean special envoy in Sri Lanka meets Mahinda Rajapaksa

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 17:41

A special envoy from South Korea today met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa here on a visit aimed at improving the bilateral relationship between Seoul and Colombo, officials said.

China faces security risks after Windows XP demise

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 17:17

China is trying to counter possible security risks for state agencies after Microsoft stopped providing security updates for the Windows XP operating system, a government official said here today.

India taking part in Western Pacific Naval meet in China

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 17:06

India and over 140 other countries are taking part in a biennial conference of the Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) which opened in the eastern Chinese port of Qingdao today.