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Nepal government to ink deal with GMR despite Maoists
Kathmandu, Sep 25 (IANS) Nepal's caretaker government is set to ink an agreement with Indian construction major GMR and its consortium for the 900 MW Upper Karnali hydropower project despite warnings by the former Maoist guerrillas that they would oppose it as well as 13 other projects, mostly involving Indian investors.

Saturday, September 25, 2010 3:28:37 PM

Nepal faces another fruitless poll for prime minister
Kathmandu, Sep 25 (IANS) Without a prime minister for nearly three months, the volatile republic of Nepal faces another fruitless election Sunday, as that too is bound to fail with two of the largest parties agreeing not to take part.

Saturday, September 25, 2010 12:49:11 PM

Bangladesh's opposition lawmaker named as 'collaborator'
Chittagong, Sep 25 (IANS) A group of witnesses belonging to the minority Hindu community has accused a senior opposition lawmaker of being a 'collaborator' who killed at the behest of the then East Pakistan regime in 1971. The lawmaker has denied the charges.

Saturday, September 25, 2010 12:27:49 PM

White coffee: Malaysia starts new trend in beverages
Ipoh, Sep 25 (IANS) Coffee drinkers from across the world are now flocking to Malaysia's Ipoh city to taste a beverage created there for the first time - white coffee.

Saturday, September 25, 2010 10:15:37 AM

Flawless Bhullar in joint lead in Japan
Kobe (Japan), Sep 25 (IANS) India's rising golf star Gaganjeet Bhullar was the only player who enjoyed a bogey-free opening round at the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open Friday as a sparkling four-under-par 67 gave him the joint lead with Korean S.K. Ho and Japan's Shintaro Kai and Kazuhiko Hosokawa.

Saturday, September 25, 2010 8:28:49 AM

Sri Lanka court frees ex-army chief's aides
Colombo, Sep 25 (IANS) The magistrate's court of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo ordered the release of four aides of the former army chief Sarath Fonseka who was convicted of corruption and conspiring to topple the country's government.

Saturday, September 25, 2010 1:47:21 AM

Typhoon Fanapi kills 70 in China
Beijing, Sep 25 (IANS) At least 70 people were killed and 65 were missing after the typhoon Fanapi hit southern part of China early this week, triggering heavy rain, floods and mud-slides, authorities said.

Saturday, September 25, 2010 1:02:57 AM

Filipino gets 14,400 years in prison for raping daughter
Manila, Sep 24 (DPA) A Philippine court has sentenced a father to consecutive prison sentences totalling 14,400 years for raping his daughter almost every day for a year, according to documents released Friday.

Friday, September 24, 2010 7:57:12 PM

Myanmar junta to allow Aung San Suu Kyi to vote
Yangon, Sep 24 (DPA) Myanmar's junta Friday allowed democracy-icon Aung San Suu Kyi to vote in the upcoming general election Nov 7, although it has barred her and her party from running.

Friday, September 24, 2010 7:06:01 PM

Zardari corruption cases: Attorney general sends note to PM
Islamabad, Sep 24 (IANS) Pakistan's attorney general has sent the prime minister a summary of the Supreme Court's orders on reopening the corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, who allegedly received benefits from deals with international companies and deposited the money in Swiss banks.

Friday, September 24, 2010 6:41:59 PM

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