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Security beefed up in Thai`s south following series of blasts

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 22:25

Security was beefed up in Thailand`s Muslim majority restive southern provinces after a series of blasts hit the region during the past two days.

Yingluck supporters disperse to celebrate spring festival

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 22:23

The supporters of Thailand`s embattled Premier Yingluck Shinawatra on Monday dispersed from their rally site at the outskirts of the capital, vowing to regroup again for a bigger mass demonstration after a week-long spring festival break.

43 killed in firework accidents in China Spring Festival

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 21:29

A total of 17,760 fires broke out during week-long new year festivities in China, leaving 43 people dead and causing property losses of USD 8.4 million.

UN chief greets Chinese people on lunar new year

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 07:40

The Spring Festival is the most important Chinese traditional holiday, highlighting family reunions and renewal of seasons.

Gulzar reads yet to be published poetry for Delhi audience

Last Updated: Sunday, March 17, 2013, 17:44

Noted poet and lyricist Gulzar, who is known for incorporating day to day life`s experiences into his work, recited few verses of his unpublished poetry for the audience at the Spring Festival here.

China's exports jump by 21.8% in February

Last Updated: Friday, March 08, 2013, 17:52

After taking seasonal factors into account, such as February's Spring Festival holiday, exports rose 20.6 percent and imports climbed 6.5 percent, it said.

China: 49 killed in different accidents amid festival rush

Last Updated: Saturday, February 02, 2013, 15:58

Four road accidents in past two days have claimed at least 49 lives in China, amid country`s Spring Festival travel rush.

Chinese bloggers launch hitchhiking programme

Last Updated: Friday, February 01, 2013, 09:12

Six Chinese bloggers have launched a "ride-share" hitchhiking programme to ease the burden of holiday travel for people who fail to get tickets ahead of the Spring Festival.

China's GDP growth to slow to 8.6%

Last Updated: Sunday, December 18, 2011, 23:30

The Purchasing Managers' Index, a preliminary indicator of China's manufacturing activity, dropped below the boom-bust line of 50 percent in November.