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Sri Lanka pulls out of Saarc summit in Islamabad

Sri Lanka pulls out of Saarc summit in Islamabad

TRANS ASIA NEWSCOLOMBO:- Sri Lanka on Friday expressed its unwillingness to attend the upcoming Saarc Summit in Islamabad, saying the prevailing environment in the region is not conducive for holding the summit. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo, in a statement, said that the Saarc Charter requires that decisions at...

30-09-2016 Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka exhumes body of prominent slain editor

Sri Lanka exhumes body of prominent slain editor

TRANS ASIA NEWSCOLOMBO: - Sri Lankan police on Tuesday exhumed the body of a senior journalist who had predicted just days before his murder in 2009 that he would be killed by the government, marking the latest development in a series of probes into former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's administration.

27-09-2016 Sri Lanka

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20 killed, 17 injured in Nepal road accident

20 killed, 17 injured in Nepal road accident

TRANS ASIA NEWSKATHMANDU: At least 20 persons were killed and 17 others injured when a bus plunged 100 metres down into a river in Nepal's Chitwan district on Friday.

26-08-2016 SOUTH ASIA

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Nepal PM Prachanda begins implementing deal with Madhesi parties

Nepal PM Prachanda begins implementing deal with Madhesi parties

TRANS ASIA NEWSKATHMANDU:- Nepal’s new government began implementing a pact signed with agitating Madhes-based parties on Friday, announcing it will pay Rs 1 million to the next of kin of nearly 60 people who died in violent protests against the new Constitution last year.

05-08-2016 SOUTH ASIA

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Rajnath arrives in Pak for Saarc meet amid protests

Rajnath arrives in Pak for Saarc meet amid protests

TRANS ASIA NEWSNEW DELHI: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday arrived in Islamabad to attend the Saarc interior ministers' conference amid protests by various religious and jihadi outfits. More than 2,000 activists protested outside the Saarc conference venue, accusing Rajnath for the unrest in Kashmir. Rajnath is expected to raise the...

04-08-2016 SOUTH ASIA

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28 killed, scores injured in floods, landslides across Nepal

28 killed, scores injured in floods, landslides across Nepal

TRANS ASIA NEWSKATHMANDU:-Twenty-eight people were killed and scores injured in floods and landslides triggered by incessant monsoon rain in Nepal on Tuesday, said the country's Ministry of Home Affairs.The whereabouts of 24 people were still unknown after the landslides, which were triggered by incessant rainfalls in various parts of the...

27-07-2016 SOUTH ASIA

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Sri Lanka admits 65,000 missing from war, insurrection

Sri Lanka admits 65,000 missing from war, insurrection

TRANS ASIA NEWSCOLOMBO: -Sri Lanka acknowledged on Wednesday for the first time that some 65,000 people were missing from its 26-year-long war with Tamil Tiger rebels and a separate Marxist insurrection.President Maithripala Sirisena's coalition government has agreed to address past human rights violations through independent probes and to implement a...

09-06-2016 Sri Lanka

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Always supportive of any direct talks between Pak, India: UN

Always supportive of any direct talks between Pak, India: UN

TRANS ASIA NEWSUnited Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has "always been supportive" of any direct dialogue between India and Pakistan, according to his spokesperson.

02-06-2016 SOUTH ASIA

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200,000 flee capital as Sri Lanka flood misery worsens

200,000 flee capital as Sri Lanka flood misery worsens

TRANS ASIA NEWS COLOMBO: Sri Lankans clambered onto rubber dinghies and makeshift rafts on Friday to flee their flooded capital as fresh downpours elsewhere hampered relief efforts.The heaviest rains in a quarter of a century have pounded the island since last weekend, sparking huge landslides that have buried victims in up...

20-05-2016 Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka floods kill eight, leave thousands homeless

Sri Lanka floods kill eight, leave thousands homeless

TRANS ASIA NEWS COLOMBO: Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka have killed at least eight people, including a 10-month-old baby, and forced tens of thousands more to flee their homes, officials said Monday. The government has deployed troops to evacuate people living on slopes or in flood-hit areas and the navy is...

16-05-2016 Sri Lanka

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Arrest of RAW agent:Pak summons Indian HC

Arrest of RAW agent:Pak summons Indian HC

TRANS ASIA NEWSISLAMABAD:- Pakistan lodged a protest with India on Friday over the country’s “spying activities” in Balochistan and Karachi, Express News reported.Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry summoned the Indian High Commissioner to the Foreign Office to lodge a formal complaint. The move comes a day after the arrest of an...

25-03-2016 SOUTH ASIA

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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal meets former Pak cricketer Imran Khan

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal meets former Pak cricketer Imran Khan

TRANS ASIA NEWSNew Delhi: - Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met former Pakistani cricketer and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan at the former’s residence at Flagstaff Road on Sunday evening. Sources privy to the discussions during the meeting said battling corruption dominated the conversation between Kejriwal and Khan. “Met...

21-03-2016 SOUTH ASIA

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'SAARC nations should create common court to tackle terrorism'

'SAARC nations should create common court to tackle terrorism'

TRANS ASIA NEWSUnited Nations:- Citing the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, a Supreme Court Judge from India has suggested the creation of a "common court" for countries in the SAARC region that comprises judges from each nation who can share their knowledge and tackle cross-border terrorism cases, the statesman reported."The one...

11-03-2016 SOUTH ASIA

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Marshalls to open nuclear arms battle against Pak, India

Marshalls to open nuclear arms battle against Pak, India

TRANS ASIA NEWS THE HAGUE: The tiny Marshall Islands will Monday seek to convince the UN’s highest court to take up a lawsuit against India, Pakistan and Britain which they accuse of failing to halt the nuclear arms race.Lawyers representing the small Pacific island nation will launch the opening salvos...

05-03-2016 SOUTH ASIA

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Pakistani Kohli fan who hoisted Indian flag granted bail

Pakistani Kohli fan who hoisted Indian flag granted bail

TRANS ASIA NEWSISLAMABAD:- A Pakistani cricket fan who was arrested for waving the flag of India after his idol Virat Kohli struck a match-winning knock was granted bail on Friday.An additional district and sessions court accepted the bail plea of Umer Daraz who was arrested on January 26 for hoisting...

27-02-2016 SOUTH ASIA

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Delhi wants ‘respectful’ ties with Islamabad: Mukherjee

Delhi wants ‘respectful’ ties with Islamabad: Mukherjee

RANS ASIA NEWSNEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants a “mutually respectful relationship” with Pakistan, his government’s policy paper said on Tuesday.The policy paper was read out by President Pranab Mukherjee as his traditional address to a joint sitting of the parliament’s two houses, which kicks off the annual budget...

24-02-2016 SOUTH ASIA

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Bodies of 48 Nepal quake victims still in Kathmandu hospital

Bodies of 48 Nepal quake victims still in Kathmandu hospital

TRANS ASIA NEWSKathmandu :- Ten months after two earthquakes devastated Nepal, the bodies of 48 unidentified victims are rotting in a Kathmandu hospital because of the lack of refrigeration facilities.Hospital authorities have asked the government to dispose of the body parts, kept in 33 packets, immediately as there is a...

23-02-2016 SOUTH ASIA

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Sharif says Vajpayee was justified in calling Kargil a stab in the back

Sharif says Vajpayee was justified in calling Kargil a stab in the back

TRANS ASIA NEWSNew Delhi: In an apparent outreach to India in the wake of Pathankot attacks, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was justified in believing that Kargil was a stab in the back for India.

19-02-2016 SOUTH ASIA

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Sri Lanka war crimes investigation must be impartial with or without foreign judges - U.N. official

Sri Lanka war crimes investigation must be impartial with or without foreign judges - U.N. official

TRANS ASIA NEWS Sri lanka:- The United Nations will not force Sri Lanka to accept a role for international judges in investigating possible war crimes during the 26-year Tamil insurgency but any process must be impartial and independent, the U.N. human rights chief said on Tuesday.

10-02-2016 Sri Lanka

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Former Nepal PM Sushil Koirala dies at 77

Former Nepal PM Sushil Koirala dies at 77

TRANS ASIA NEWSKATHMANDU: Nepal’s former prime minister Sushil Koirala died in Kathmandu aged 77 after a bout of pneumonia, his doctor told AFP Tuesday.Koirala, who was Nepal’s premier from February 2014 to October 2015, faced heavy criticism for his government’s sluggish response to a massive quake that devastated the Himalayan...

09-02-2016 SOUTH ASIA

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Pathankot attack: Pak team finds no evidence against JeM chief Azhar

Pathankot attack: Pak team finds no evidence against JeM chief Azhar

TRANS ASIA NEWS ISLAMABAD: A team constituted by Pakistan to investigate last month’s deadly attack on an Indian airbase has concluded that there is no substantive evidence to suggest Maulana Masood Azhar, the head of the outlawed Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militant group, ordered or masterminded the assault, Express Tribune reported.

08-02-2016 SOUTH ASIA

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Pak named fourth, India seventh most dangerous countries for journalists

Pak named fourth, India seventh most dangerous countries for journalists

TRANS ASIA NEWSBRUSSELS: Pakistan has been named as the fourth most dangerous country in the world for journalists, with a total of 115 killings since 1990.According to a report issued by International Federation of Journalists, at least 2,297 journalists and media workers have been killed in the last 25 years,...

04-02-2016 SOUTH ASIA

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Syed Salahuddin warns Pakistan against crackdown

Syed Salahuddin warns Pakistan against crackdown

TRANS ASIA NEWSMUZAFFARABAD: The chief of alliance fighting for an end to Indian rule in divided Kashmir openly condemned on Wednesday a crackdown by the government against another group India blames for an attack on an air base.

21-01-2016 SOUTH ASIA

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Nepal constitution talks fail to end protests

Nepal constitution talks fail to end protests

TRANS ASIA NEWSKATHMANDU:- Talks between the Nepali government and minority groups to resolve a dispute over a new constitution have fallen apart, opposition leaders said on Tuesday, dashing hopes that protests that have led to crippling fuel shortages will end soon.

19-01-2016 SOUTH ASIA

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