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Zia objects as Dhaka prepares to talk to Delhi
Dhaka, Feb 1 (IANS) As Bangladesh prepares to resume talks with India on a host of issues, opposition leader Khaleda Zia has warned the Sheikh Hasina government against signing any 'deal against national interests'.

Sunday, February 01, 2009 11:07:27 AM

Big Chinese firms squeeze payroll of top executives
Beijing, Feb 1 (Xinhua) More Chinese firms are slashing executive pay and having tighter budgets to get through the economic crisis, the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of Shanghai has said.

Sunday, February 01, 2009 10:47:48 AM

Indian nabbed with dope-in-soap at Malaysian airport
Butterworth (Malaysia), Feb 1 (IANS) An Indian has been arrested by Malaysian Customs officials after they found contraband in the soap bars he was carrying, media reports said Sunday.

Sunday, February 01, 2009 10:43:40 AM

Serial killer feared as third Hong Kong prostitute murdered
Hong Kong, Feb 1 (DPA) Police in Hong Kong were Sunday investigating whether a serial killer is behind the murders of three prostitutes in three weeks.

Sunday, February 01, 2009 10:36:09 AM

One dead, 11 missing in shipwreck on China-Myanmar border
Kunming (China) Feb 1 (Xinhua) One person was confirmed dead and 11 were missing when a ship capsized in a river on China-Myanmar border Saturday afternoon, officials in southwest China's Yunnan province said.

Sunday, February 01, 2009 6:20:01 AM

Fifteen killed in fire in bar in China
Fuzhou (China), Feb 1 (Xinhua) Fifteen people were killed in a fireworks accident in Changle city in east China's Fujian province, government said.

Sunday, February 01, 2009 1:40:49 AM

Outcry in Nepal over parading of naked boys in Terai
Kathmandu, Jan 31 (IANS) Over 30 domestic and international rights organisations, including Unicef and Save the Children alliance, have flayed an ongoing protest in Nepal's southern Terai plains during which the organisers reportedly paraded a group of naked young boys.

Saturday, January 31, 2009 2:40:09 PM

Dhaka bars 'war criminals' from leaving country
Dhaka, Jan 31 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has ordered the authorities at airports and at check-posts on the border with India to bar 'war criminals', who are alleged to have collaborated with the Pakistani regime during the 1971 freedom movement, from travelling abroad.

Saturday, January 31, 2009 1:32:33 PM

China offers subsidy for hybrid cars users
Beijing, Jan 31 (Xinhua) China will provide special subsidy to companies and institutions that use hybrid vehicles like the electric and fuel cell cars, the finance ministry said.

Saturday, January 31, 2009 11:47:55 AM

Cigarette consumption rises in Hong Kong after smoking ban
Hong Kong, Jan 31 (DPA) Cigarette consumption in Hong Kong is up almost 14 percent since a smoking ban was introduced in the city two years ago, a news report said Saturday.

Saturday, January 31, 2009 6:24:45 AM

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