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Three die in China chemical plant blast
Beijing, May 29 (IANS) Three people were killed and eight injured in an explosion at a chemical plant in China's Shandong province, authorities said Sunday.

Sunday, May 29, 2011 3:14:23 PM

Shunning Pakistan, Afghans rush to India for quality healthcare
Kabul, May 29 (IANS) With the volatile security situation in neighbouring Pakistan, more and more Afghans are choosing to travel to India for medical treatment, and the Indian embassy here is bracing for a one-third jump in the number of visas.

Sunday, May 29, 2011 2:53:13 PM

Legal challenge to Nepal house extension
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) Though Nepal averted a constitutional meltdown for now, the government now faces a fresh legal battle with a lawyer challenging the extension of parliament's term.

Sunday, May 29, 2011 2:49:40 PM

American kidnapped from Kathmandu hotel
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) An American living in Nepal for some time was abducted early Sunday morning from his hotel in Kathmandu's prime tourist area, police said.

Sunday, May 29, 2011 2:01:01 PM

Nepal red tape threatens India's Everest heroine
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) A hero's welcome and red carpet await Anshu Jamsenpa, the first Indian and the second woman to conquer Mt Everest, the word's highest peak, twice in less than a fortnight, when she returns home to Arunachal Pradesh this week.

Sunday, May 29, 2011 1:55:04 PM

Dhaka to sensitise teachers against corporal punishment
Dhaka, May 29 (IANS) Bangladesh will sensitise school teachers against corporal punishment to students, a media report said.

Sunday, May 29, 2011 12:57:35 PM

Pakistani nukes are very safe, says A.Q. Khan
Islamabad, May 29 (IANS) The Taliban and external forces cannot seize Pakistan's nuclear weapons because they are 'highly secured' and only a handful know where they are kept, disgraced nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan said in remarks published Sunday.

Sunday, May 29, 2011 12:45:08 PM

Protests in Nepal over parliament extension
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) The first protests started Sunday soon after Nepal's major parties agreed to extend parliament's term by three months more with an ethnic organisation calling a general strike in the Terai lowlands.

Sunday, May 29, 2011 12:35:53 PM

Dhaka apparel sector seeks relief
Dhaka, May 29 (IANS) Bangladesh's apparel industry has sought relief from the government, citing competitors, including India, that have bagged more export orders by reducing costs.

Sunday, May 29, 2011 12:27:54 PM

Western governments hail Nepal house extension, India wary
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) Nepal's major western donors Sunday hailed the last-ditch agreement among the major parties to reprieve Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal's government by giving another three months' life to parliament while Nepal's neighbour India remained wary, feeling the new pact would not resolve conflicts.

Sunday, May 29, 2011 12:12:09 PM

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