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Japanese lawmaker quits over extra-marital affair
Tokyo, April 21 (IANS) Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Friday accepted the resignation of lawmaker Toshinao Nakagawa who quit after revelations that he was involved in an extra-marital affair.

Friday, April 21, 2017 6:04:03 PM

69% Chinese firms don't comply with environmental laws
Beijing, April 21 (IANS) An inspection campaign, launched by the Chinese government in April to combat pollution in Beijing and other areas, found that 69 per cent of the probed firms did not comply with environment laws, authorities said on Friday.

Friday, April 21, 2017 5:58:04 PM

World Bank to give Bangladesh $6 bn credit
Dhaka, April 21 (IANS) The World Bank has pledged to give $6 billion in credit to Bangladesh over the next three years.

Friday, April 21, 2017 5:52:03 PM

Philippine official visits South China Sea islands
Manila, April 21 (IANS) A top Philippine official on Friday made a one-day trip to the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.

Friday, April 21, 2017 5:50:04 PM

Iran reiterates commitment to nuclear deal
Tehran, April 21 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday reiterated his country's commitment to a nuclear agreement it signed with six major powers in 2015, and asked the US to do the same.

Friday, April 21, 2017 5:28:03 PM

Raheel Sharif departs for Riyadh to lead military alliance
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Pakistan's retired Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on Friday departed for Riyadh after the government granted him permission to head a 41-nation military alliance led by Saudi Arabia.

Friday, April 21, 2017 5:16:03 PM

Nepal PM urges Madhesi Morcha not to boycott election
Kathmandu, April 21 (IANS) The Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha, an alliance of seven Madhes-centric parties, will pay a terrible price if it turns down the government's request to participate in next month's local level elections, Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal said on Friday.

Friday, April 21, 2017 4:58:03 PM

Evacuation of Syrian villages resumes after 2 days
Damascus, April 21 (IANS) The evacuation of three villages in Syria resumed on Friday after two days of blockade, a British war monitor said.

Friday, April 21, 2017 4:36:06 PM

China stresses dialogue to resolve Korean Peninsula issue
Beijing, April 21 (IANS) China on Friday stressed on a dialogue to resolve the Korean Peninsula issue after the UN Security Council strongly condemned the latest ballistic missile launch by North Korea.

Friday, April 21, 2017 4:26:03 PM

Can't order UK to return Kohinoor: SC
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Refusing to monitor government efforts for getting the Kohinoor back to India from the United Kingdom, the Supreme Court on Friday said the court cannot order the diamond's return or say that the UK should not auction it.

Friday, April 21, 2017 4:18:06 PM

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