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50 years of Nepal-ADB partnership: Building together prosperity of Asia


SARACHCHANDRA BHANDARI, KATHMANDU, April 28: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) – a multilateral development agency founded to contribute towards lessening poverty and building prosperity of

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Li Tianyi and his father Li Shuangjiang, a general of the Chinese People's Liberation Army who gained fame singing revolutional songs, are seen at the son's solo concert at a odeum of China National Orchestra in Beijing, August 19, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer
Son of Chinese general faces rape trial; raises anger over top families

BEIJING (Reuters) – The teenage son of a prominent Chinese general goes on trial on Wednesday suspected of involvement in a gang rape in a case that has inflamed public

A protestor wearing a pig mask attends a protest against the misuse of Philippine state funds during a huge rally in Luneta Park on August 26, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. (Photo by Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)
Tens of thousands of Filipinos protest “pork barrel” funds

MANILA (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Filipinos angry at official corruption marched through the center of Manila and other cities to demand the abolition of a misused fund for

Li Baodong speaks with the media after Security Council consultations at U.N. headquarters in New York June 7, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce
China sees no basis for talks with Japan over islands dispute

BEIJING (Reuters) – China sees no reason to conduct talks with Japan over their dispute about ownership of a group of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea, Chinese deputy

Dec 16 gang-rape accused wanted to kill victim: Prosecution

New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Delhi police Saturday, during final arguments in the Dec 16, 2012 gangrape case, told a city court that the accused had a clear intention

Ayodhya turned into fortress, hundreds arrested

Lucknow, Aug 24 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Saturday arrested hundreds of saints and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists as they tried to march towards Ayodhya for the proposed ’84

In this Wednesday, June 5, 2013 photo, Ratish Nanda, project director for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, talks as he inspects renovation work at the Sunder Nursery, a 100 acre field founded by British colonists to grow experimental plants, in New Delhi, India. The renovation is intended to serve as the catalyst for an even more ambitious project: the creation of a mammoth, iconic park that would rival New York's Central Park as a refuge from urban chaos. It would be 1,200 acres, considerably larger than Central Park. It would encompass one of the most impressive collections of medieval Islamic monuments, anchored by the grandiose tomb of Emperor Humayun, a 16th Century prototype for the Taj Mahal. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Dreamers work to create huge new park in Delhi

NEW DELHI (AP) — In a tangle of forgotten, overgrown brush in the heart of India’s capital, a quiet plan has been hatched to change the landscape of one of

Police officials escort an accused, head covered with black cloth, in the gang rape of a young photojournalist in the Indian financial hub of Mumbai, India, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade).
Police arrest second suspect in Mumbai gang rape

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police on Saturday arrested a second man in the gang rape of a young photojournalist in the Indian financial hub of Mumbai, and said they had

Indian Gangrape: One arrested, hunt for four on

MUMBAI : One person has been arrested and four people have been identified for their involvement in the brutal gang rape of a woman photojournalist at an abandoned mill, a

Sexual minorities stage rally in Capital to demand rights

KATHMANDU: About 1,000 gays, lesbians, transgender people and their supporters, many dressed in colourful clothes and holding banners, marched through Kathmandu today to celebrate and demand rights for their community,