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Ex-Nepal PM opposes giving road project to Indian consortium
Kathmandu, July 29 (IANS) Former prime minister Baburam Bhattarai has opposed the government's plan to hand over the Kathmandu-Nijgadh Fast Track Road Project to an Indian consortium, terming the move against Nepal's national interest.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 7:44:03 PM

China twin tower boasts of world's largest LED wall
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) A twin tower in China's Jiangxi Province now has the world's largest LED wall, exceeding that of the 828-metre-high Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world's tallest tower, a media report said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 7:22:19 PM

Bangladesh SC upholds opposition leader's death sentence
Dhaka, July 29 (IANS) Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for opposition BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury for atrocities committed during the 1971 liberation war, including the large-scale killing of minority Hindus.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 6:12:13 PM

China's Yao Ming, Song Andong weigh in for Olympics 2022 bid
Kuala Lumpur, July 29 (IANS) With two days to go before the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decides on the 2022 Winter Olympics host city, Yao Ming and Song Andong, the two best known Chinese sportsmen, said they can't wait for the result.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 5:24:02 PM

Spotlight turns on crowdfunding in China's film industry
Shanghai, July 29 (IANS) The success of China-made animation "Monkey King: Hero is Back" has turned the spotlight here on a rising mode of internet finance - crowdfunding.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 5:12:10 PM

Mullah Omar dead, says Afghanistan; Taliban denies
Kabul, July 29 (IANS) Reclusive, one-eyed Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead, an Afghan official said. The Taliban promptly denied it.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 4:48:03 PM

Rio 2016 Olympics face pollution challenges: IOC
Kuala Lumpur, July 29 (IANS) Organisers of the 2016 Rio Olympics face serious challenges over cleaning up the bay where sailing competitions will be held, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said here on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 4:36:08 PM

IOC not worried about USOC decision to change 2024 bid city
Kuala Lumpur, July 29 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said here on Wednesday that he is not worried that the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) withdrew Boston from the 2024 Olympic bid in order to pursue another potential American city.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 4:28:04 PM

Kazakhstan banks on Olympics for development
Kuala Lumpur, July 29 (IANS) A successful bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics will help develop Kazakhstan, said Denis Ten, ambassador of the Olympic Bidding Committee of Almaty 2022, here on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 4:24:04 PM

China stocks rebound (Third Lead)
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Chinese shares rose on Wednesday as regulators promised ongoing support for the market following two days of sharp drops.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 3:20:03 PM

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