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  • Pak sitting on billions worth of 'dead capital'

    Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday said Pakistan is sitting on hundreds of billions of rupees in "dead capital" in the form of state land and rest houses and official residences built on that land.

  • Who dominates economies of Asia

    China dominates Asian economies

    From Xi’s China to Duterte’s Philippines, Asian economies have risen as the world’s best countries in terms of GDP.

  • 5 killed in Nepal chopper crash

    A helicopter crashed into a hillside in central Nepal yesterday, killing five on board, including a Japanese tourist, officials said. One

  • BGB-BSF conference adopts measures against border crimes

    Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and India’s Border Security Force (BSF) agree on different measures against criminal activities at the border between the two countries.

  • Gay sex no more a crime in India

    India's top court scrapped a colonial-era ban on gay sex yesterday, in a landmark judgement that sparked celebrations across India and elsewhere in South Asia, where activists hope to push for similar reform.

  • Lanka's ex-leader seeks comeback with night vigil

    Tens of thousands of supporters of former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse staged a huge night rally in Colombo late Wednesday as the ex-leader demanded snap elections.

  • US, India seek to deepen ties

    Top Indian and US officials yesterday touted deepening ties that will see greater cooperation between the two countries' militaries -- and will likely result in India buying more American arms.

  • Time to 'turn the page'

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad yesterday, in the first high-level US visit to the new government, looking to reset relations strained over Islamist militants and Afghanistan war.

  • Indian girl, 9, gang-raped, murdered

    Indian police have arrested a woman and four others after her nine-year-old stepdaughter was allegedly gang-raped and murdered, in

  • Pak summons Indian envoy over LoC firing

    Pakistan yesterday summoned India's deputy high commissioner to protest the "unprovoked ceasefire violations" across the Line of