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Asian Muslims start Ramadan

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 14:28

Muslims in much of Asia began celebrating the holy month of Ramadan today, but in Indonesia even threats by hardliners to raid "sinful" bars could not stop football fans heading to nightspots to watch the World Cup.

Presidents of India, China and Myanmar greet each other

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 01:50

As India, China and Myanmar celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Panchsheel Treaty, Presidents of the three countries greeted each other while reaffirming their commitment on the five principles of peaceful coexistence.

UN urges Afghanistan, Central Asia to fight drugs

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 13:19

The UN has urged close coordination between Afghanistan and Central Asian countries to combat drug trafficking, media reported Friday. <br><br> "The members of the Security Council underlined the threat posed by illicit drug production, trade and trafficking to international peace and stability in the region," Xinhua quoted a statement issued by the UN as saying.

`India, US must commit to it for true strategic partnership`

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 08:30

If India and the US are to build a truly strategic partnership, the two countries must each commit to it and defend it in equal measure, Republican Senator John McCain said.

S&P Dow Jones Indices set long-term growth plans in India

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 19:32

Asia Index Pvt Ltd, a BSE and S&P Dow Jones Indices venture, is looking at growing its business by introducing more products in the country.

India`s envoys from neighbouring countries to meet today

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 08:18

Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh will meet all Indian heads of mission in the South Asian neighbourhood.

Asia stocks up on buoyant Wall Street, oil near highs

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 07:40

Asian stocks rose in early trade on Monday after Wall Street advanced to new highs and fanned risk appetite, while crude oil held near nine-month highs as violence in Iraq showed no signs of letting up.

India`s envoys from neigbouring countries to meet Monday

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 16:23

Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh has summoned all Indian heads of mission in the South Asian neighbourhood for a day-long conclave in the capital Monday, official sources said Sunday.

IOA sends expression of interest to host 2019 Asiad

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 22:38

Ending days of speculation, the Indian Olympic Association on Friday officially informed the Olympic Council of Asia its expression of interest to bid for the 2019 Asian Games after Vietnam capital Hanoi withdrew its hosting rights in April this year.

Obama hopes for Pacific trade deal by November

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 22:28

US President Barack Obama said Friday he hopes to have an agreement on framing a vast pan-Pacific trading block by the time he makes his next visit to Asia in November.

10 Indian institutions in top 100 Asian university rankings

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 14:57

India has made dramatic improvement in an annual Asian universities ranking, with 10 educational institutions figuring in the top 100 list released here Thursday.

Political change in India, China news spurs spike in Q2 Asia business sentiment

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 11:09

This helped Asia`s third-largest economy hit the maximum score of 100 after pro-business candidate Narendra Modi stormed to victory in India`s general election in May.