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Last updated: Thursday, May 05, 2016 7:06:08 PM

Nepal PM Oli in trouble as Maoists withdraw support
Kathmandu, May 4 (IANS) The K.P. Oli government in Nepal on Wednesday teetered precariously after key ally UCPN (Maoist) decided to withdraw support and form a national unity government under its leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', with the main opposition Nepali Congress and Madhesi parties agreeing to back its move.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 8:52:04 PM

Hero Cycles inaugurates Colombo manufacturing plant
Colombo, May 4 (IANS) Bicycle manufacturer Hero Cycles on Wednesday formally inaugurated its newly acquired strategic manufacturing facility in Sri Lanka.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 8:36:03 PM

China sends advanced warships to contested S. China Sea
Beijing, May 4 (IANS) China is sending some of its most advanced naval assets to the South China Sea for a scheduled exercise this month. Those include a new guided missile destroyer.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 8:00:05 PM

18 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, May 4 (IANS) At least 18 Taliban militants have been killed in Kandahar province of Afghanistan over the past four days, a security official said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 7:22:04 PM

Education New Zealand announces programmes for 35 Indian students
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) An education agency of the New Zealand government on Wednesday announced an opportunity for 35 Indian scholars to study at graduate and post-graduate levels in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, fashion and business at eight of New Zealand's top universities.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 6:14:04 PM

Sri Lankan investigators to probe Parliament brawl
Colombo, May 4 (IANS) Sri Lanka launched an investigation into clashes in Parliament between legislators from the ruling and the opposition parties, Media Minister Gayantha Karunathilleke said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 5:46:05 PM

Telangana seeks Malaysia's cooperation to set up industrial parks
Hyderabad, May 4 (IANS) Telangana has sought cooperation from Malaysia in setting up industrial parks in the state.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 5:34:04 PM

Sri Lanka sees rise in tourist arrivals
Colombo, May 4 (IANS) Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals rose 11.6 percent in April to 136,367, from the previous year, figures from the Tourism Promotion Bureau showed on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 5:34:03 PM

Embargo on vehicle stickers identifying professions in Bangladesh
Dhaka, May 4 (IANS) Bangladeshi authorities have placed an embargo on the use of stickers on vehicles identifying various professions, like journalism, a media report said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 5:22:06 PM

Triathlon World qualifier to take place in central Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, May 4 (IANS) A qualifying race of the Ironman 70.3 World Championship will take place in Vietnam's central Da Nang city on May 8, with the participation of over 1,100 triathletes from 59 countries and regions, a local organiser said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 4:40:03 PM

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