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Malabar Naval exercises won't help India: CPI-M

"What the Malabar exercise symbolizes is India's becoming a full-fledged military partner of the US strategy in Asia which is directed towards containing China," said an editorial in the CPI-M journal People's Democracy. 

Philippine police arrest 43 foreigners for kidnap of Singapore woman

Police said the gang, including people from China and Southeast Asia, was believed to be a loan-shark syndicate targeting foreign high-rollers, with 11 similar cases reported since 2015.

China must admit India is a force to be reckoned with: Nisha Desai Biswal

China must admit India is a force to be reckoned with: Nisha Desai Biswal

"China, I think, needs to acknowledge the fact that there is growing strategic and security capability across Asia, and certainly India is a force to be reckoned with," former Indian-American Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal told PTI in an interview.

Japan protests South Korea's 'comfort women' heritage bid

The reaction comes after Seoul's gender equality minister yesterday expressed support for efforts to include the papers in the "Memory of the World" register of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

Natural calamities in Asia, Pacific threat to infra: ADB

Natural calamities in Asia, Pacific threat to infra: ADB

Asia and Pacific countries, including India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, need to thwart challenges posed by natural calamities that have been taking toll on their infrastructure, ADB has said.

Iran raises oil exports to West, almost on par with Asia

Iran, which used to be OPEC`s second biggest oil exporter, has been raising output since 2016 to recoup market share lost to regional rivals including Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

Unsure of US, Asia builds new alliances to counter China

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said: "In this brave new world we cannot rely on great powers to safeguard our interests.

PM Modi pushes for Asia-Africa growth corridor with Japan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday pushed for an Asia-Africa Growth Corridor which involves India and Japan.

Philippines calls for gentlemen's agreement between ASEAN, China on sea code

Southeast Asian nations and China should start with a "gentleman`s agreement" on the busy South China Sea waterway because no mechanism exists to legally enforce any deal, the Philippine foreign minister said on Friday.

Donald Trump administration must engage early with India: Expert

Donald Trump administration must engage early with India: Expert

The Donald Trump administration must actively work with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on developing a common strategic view of the US-India relations.

China pledges $124 for Silk Road, terms it 'project of the century'

China pledges $124 for Silk Road, terms it 'project of the century'

"We should build an open platform of cooperation and uphold and grow an open world economy," Xi said in his opening address outlining China's vision.

Pakistan signs nearly USD 500 million in China deals at Silk Road summit

Pakistan signs nearly USD 500 million in China deals at Silk Road summit

Pakistan signed new deals with China on Saturday worth nearly $500 million ahead of Beijing`s international forum on its "Silk Road" trade and infrastructure initiative for Asia, Africa and Europe, the Pakistani government said.

Cyprus - A perfect destination for Indian tourists

Cyprus - A perfect destination for Indian tourists

In Greek mythology, Cyprus was the birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty and love. So the picturesque island could be a perfect wedding destination for Indians, say authorities here who are chalking out plans to woo them.

ADB lending hits record high

ADB lending hits record high

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) operations exceeded the $30 billion mark for the first time in its 50-year history as regional demand for development finance and knowledge continues to grow, a report said on Tuesday.

China wants India to be part of Belt and Road Initiative

"India is an important partner of the Belt and Road Initiative. It was, remains and will be so in the future," Liu Jinsong, Minister at the Embassy of China in India, said.

Malaysia seizes $3.1 million worth of rhino horns at airport

Malaysian authorities have seized about $3.1 million worth of rhinoceros horns flown in from Mozambique via Qatar, the latest seizure in Asia of products from endangered species to feed demand for traditional remedies.

Asia's largest tulip garden opens for tourists in Kashmir

Asia's largest tulip garden opened for the tourists in Kashmir.

Jammu-Kashmir tunnel 1st in India to have transverse ventilation system

The Chenani-Nashri tunnel on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation this Sunday, is the India's first and the world's sixth tunnel to have transverse ventilation system, providing fresh air to passengers.

Pushing organ donation programme forward in Asia

Pushing organ donation programme forward in Asia

With Asia lagging behind the rest of the world in the field of organ donation and transplantation, the Indian Society of Organ Transplantation (ISOT) is organising a midterm meeting in Chennai for its promotion.

India 'only setback' in Asia for women's representation

India was the only country in Asia which suffered a "setback" in women's representation in parliaments in 2016, a report by a global inter-parliamentary institution said on the eve of the International Women's Day.