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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.

Do you know where Asia's cleanest village is? - Read

Do you know where Asia's cleanest village is? - Read

Mawlynnong has a environmentally conscious village population to alomost zero tolerance for littering and throwing waste.

US committed to strong and active engagement in Asia: Donald Trump

The US is committed to its strong and active engagement in Asia, President Donald Trump has said as he telephoned New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English to discuss regional peace and security.

Malaria superbug lineage expanding swiftly in Asia

Malaria superbug lineage expanding swiftly in Asia

The emergence and spread of artemisinin drug resistant P falciparum lineage represents a serious threat to global malaria control and eradication efforts. 

Islamic State pushing for Asian links, expansion: Philippines

The Philippines has received intelligence that shows closer links between domestic militants and Islamic State, its defence minister said on Thursday, adding weight to worries that Middle East extremists are building a network in Southeast Asia.

Asian TPP nations pledge to salvage trade accord after US exit

The TPP, which the United States had signed but not ratified, was a pillar of former US president Barack Obama`s pivot to Asia.

Donald Trump's White House vows to stop China from taking South China Sea islands

Donald Trump's White House vows to stop China from taking South China Sea islands

The comments at a briefing from White House spokesman Sean Spicer signalled a sharp departure from years of cautious US handling of China`s assertive pursuit of territory claims in Asia.

South Korea's acting president urges 'swift' THAAD deployment

North Korea's nuclear and missile capabilities are accelerating at an "unprecedented" pace, the South's acting president said today, urging the swift deployment of a US anti-missile system that has infuriated Beijing.

Hope as Philippines communist peace talks open: Govt

The Philippines expressed hope Thursday of securing a permanent ceasefire deal with communist rebels waging one of Asia`s longest insurgencies, as peace talks resumed in Italy.

Raisina Dialogue: Not unusual for two large neighbours to have some differences, says PM Modi on China

Raisina Dialogue: Not unusual for two large neighbours to have some differences, says PM Modi on China

Inaugurating the second edition of the Raisina Dialogue on Tuesday, PM Modi said that in May 2014, people of India had ushered in a new normal.

Philippines` Duterte wants US troops out in two years

Philippines` Duterte wants US troops out in two years

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he wants US troops out of his country in the next two years and is willing to scrap defence pacts with longtime ally Washington if necessary.

Zika virus likely to spread across Asia: WHO

Zika generally has mild effects but is more dangerous for pregnant women as it has been linked to severe birth defects, including the brain deformation microcephaly.

One country conspiring to spill blood in Asia: Modi

"There is a country in Asia which is conspiring that there is bloodbath across Asia, so that the whole Asia comes in the grip of terrorism," PM said.

Indonesia landslides, floods death toll rises to 26, 19 missing

The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Indonesia has risen to 26, an official said today, with hopes fading for 19 others still missing.