South Asia

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    India’s Hindu groups quietly put controversial temple plan on backburner

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:49am on April 04, 2019

    Millions of Hindus will wake up at the crack of dawn this Saturday, five days before the start of India’s general election, and march to...

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    Children in South Asia hit by air pollution

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:48am on April 04, 2019

    Air pollution will shorten the life expectancy of children born today by an average of 20 months and will have the greatest impact in south...

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    US approves anti-submarine helicopter sale to India

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on April 04, 2019

    The United States said Tuesday it had approved the sale of 24 MH-60R helicopters to India, significantly boosting its emerging ally’s firepower to target submarines...

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    Mamata a speedbreaker in WB’s development: Modi

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:00am on April 04, 2019

    Prime minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday made a scathing attack on West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee describing her as a ‘speedbreaker’ in the path...

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    Gandhi promises Indians cash, jobs and cleaner air

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:31am on April 03, 2019

    India’s main opposition Congress party vowed Tuesday to end abject poverty by 2030, hand cash to 50 million families and tackle the ‘emergency’ of air...

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    FB, Twitter sucked into India-Pakistan information war

    Reuters . Islamabad/New Delhi | Updated at 01:00am on April 03, 2019

    Pakistani social media campaigner Hanzala Tayyab leads about 300 ultra-nationalist cyber warriors fighting an internet war with arch-foe India, in a battle that is increasingly...

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    Thai army boss urges political solutions to country’s divisions

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:00am on April 03, 2019

    The head of Thailand’s army on Tuesday urged political divides to be solved in parliament, as anger and frustration mount in the aftermath of a...

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    Facebook removes many accounts in India, Pakistan

    Reuters . New Delhi/Islamabad | Updated at 12:58am on April 02, 2019

    Facebook has deleted 712 accounts and 390 pages in India and Pakistan for ‘inauthentic behaviour’, it said on Monday, many of them linked to India’s...

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    Girl among 2 killed in shelling over Kashmir border

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:36am on April 02, 2019

    India and Pakistan exchanged fire Monday across the border in Kashmir, officials said, killing a young girl and a soldier in just the latest bloodshed...

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    15 killed in Myanmar bus crash

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:00am on April 02, 2019

    At least 15 people were killed in Myanmar after the bus they were travelling in plunged into a gorge, police and state media said Monday.The...

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