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Coronavirus cases spike in Asian countries, crush theory that warmer weather could stem the spread
World

Coronavirus cases spike in Asian countries, crush theory that warmer weather could stem the spread

Some symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to winter influenza which spreads in colder temperatures.

Earthquake in Philippines: Tremors of 6.4 magnitude hit southern province; college building damaged, residents dash out of homes in panic
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Earthquake in Philippines: Tremors of 6.4 magnitude hit southern province; college building damaged, residents dash out of homes in panic

The Philippines, one of the world's most disaster-prone countries, has frequent earthquakes and volcanic activity, because it lies on the Pacific 'Ring of Fire.'

Thailand court sentences ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra to two years' prison in absentia over lottery programme
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Thailand court sentences ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra to two years' prison in absentia over lottery programme

A Thai court on Thursday sentenced former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in absentia to two years in prison over his handling of a state lottery programme.

Six killed in Indonesia's capital in riots during elections; govt announces restrictions on social media
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Six killed in Indonesia's capital in riots during elections; govt announces restrictions on social media

The Election Commission of Indonesia said President Joko Widodo had won 55.5 percent of the vote, securing the moderate technocrat a second term.

Ahead of Narendra Modi's Delhi rally, BJP CMs Sarbananda Sonowal, Pema Khandu ask northeasterners to flock to venue
Politics

Ahead of Narendra Modi's Delhi rally, BJP CMs Sarbananda Sonowal, Pema Khandu ask northeasterners to flock to venue

The saffron party is not only reaching out to the northeasterners who are registered as voters in the national capital but also the ones who are not registered voters in Delhi.

China's Belt and Road Forum: India should attend meet to voice sovereignty concerns over CPEC, Chinese hegemony
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China's Belt and Road Forum: India should attend meet to voice sovereignty concerns over CPEC, Chinese hegemony

India has joined the rising chorus of condemnation from a group of countries – led by the United States – who have been warning of severe adverse consequences of the way BRI is being implemented.

Oyo to invest Rs 1,400 cr in India, Nepal markets to enhance infrastructure, technology; announces new brand
Business

Oyo to invest Rs 1,400 cr in India, Nepal markets to enhance infrastructure, technology; announces new brand

Oyo also launched an in-app SoS button for emergency assistance with options to contact the Oyo safety response team as well as local law enforcement authorities.

AirAsia India seeks permission from civil aviation ministry to start overseas flights; plans to target Southeast Asian countries
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AirAsia India seeks permission from civil aviation ministry to start overseas flights; plans to target Southeast Asian countries

The report added that AirAsia India's application will be considered by the group of ministers (GoM) headed by the finance minister

In historic first, Malaysia's king abdicates amid speculation about his health, reports of marriage with ex-beauty queen
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In historic first, Malaysia's king abdicates amid speculation about his health, reports of marriage with ex-beauty queen

Sultan Muhammad V's decision marks the first time a king has stepped aside during his five-year term in Malaysia.

OYO expands global presence with Sri Lanka foray; hospitality firm to strengthen presence in South Asian mkt
Business

OYO expands global presence with Sri Lanka foray; hospitality firm to strengthen presence in South Asian mkt

Currently, OYO has presence in seven countries including India, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, the UK and the UAE.

Ram Nath Kovind says India-Vietnam relations on upswing, confident of achieving $15 billion trade by 2020
India

Ram Nath Kovind says India-Vietnam relations on upswing, confident of achieving $15 billion trade by 2020

India and Vietnam agreed to further strengthen bilateral strategic cooperation in defence, oil and gas sectors during President Kovind's three-day visit to the country

Aurora Prize laureate Kyaw Hla Aung to donate $1 million award money for relief work among Rohingya
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Aurora Prize laureate Kyaw Hla Aung to donate $1 million award money for relief work among Rohingya

Kyaw Hla Aung was given the award this year for his fight against injustice and advocating on behalf of the Rohingya people.

4th BIMSTEC summit: Narendra Modi arrives in Nepal, says India's participation signals 'highest priority' for strong ties with neighbours
India

4th BIMSTEC summit: Narendra Modi arrives in Nepal, says India's participation signals 'highest priority' for strong ties with neighbours

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in Nepal for the 4th BIMSTEC summit, and was received by Nepal defence minister Ishwar Pokhrel.

North, South Korea begin second round of tearful family reunions amid efforts to shore up ties
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North, South Korea begin second round of tearful family reunions amid efforts to shore up ties

South Korea wants to expand the family reunions, but experts say North Korea is reluctant to do so

Earthquake of 6.9 magnitude rocks Indonesia's Lombok island; no casualties or damage reported
World

Earthquake of 6.9 magnitude rocks Indonesia's Lombok island; no casualties or damage reported

A strong earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok on Sunday, two weeks after a quake killed more than 480 people on the island

Malaysia Open 2018: Lee Chong Wei's 12th title is an ode to his hunger and insatiable quest for success
Sports

Malaysia Open 2018: Lee Chong Wei's 12th title is an ode to his hunger and insatiable quest for success

"Lee Chong Wei has a vision of winning and he feels that he doesn’t want to leave playing badminton, because the day he gets off the court, he is going to miss it badly,” said his coach Misbun Sidek.

Economic development of South Asia hampered due to lack of intra-regional trade, says Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant
Business

Economic development of South Asia hampered due to lack of intra-regional trade, says Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

Stating that SAARC countries have not been able to work together in the region, Kant said "we have nobody to blame but ourselves".

Uber says it is open to forming alliances in Indian market but will not get into a minority deal
Business

Uber says it is open to forming alliances in Indian market but will not get into a minority deal

US-based cab aggregator Uber said it is open to forming alliances in the Indian market but will not agree to a deal where it ends up with a minority stake

Vijay Chauthaiwale's 'South Asia minus Pakistan' idea will work only if India matches ambition with implementation
India

Vijay Chauthaiwale's 'South Asia minus Pakistan' idea will work only if India matches ambition with implementation

Myanmar is strategically important for India because it provides the landlocked and development-hungry northeast with a gateway to ASEAN markets and a maritime opening but India's ambitious regional game has frequently been thwarted due to its inability to follow up on agreements and implement projects.

Demonetisation not a good initiative, should have been thrown in the dustbin, says Rahul Gandhi
Politics

Demonetisation not a good initiative, should have been thrown in the dustbin, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Saturday that demonetisation was "not a good" initiative