ASIA

  • Oil prices down in Asian trade 1 week ago

    Singapore: Oil prices fell in Asia on Tuesday after a senior Saudi official signalled that the world's top crude exporter has no intention of cutting production despite a global supply glut, analysts said. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate fell 76 cents to USD 56.23 while Brent eased 66 cents to USD...
  • WHO gives emergency health kits, funds to earthquake-hit Nepal April 27, 2015

    New Delhi: The World Health Organization (WHO) has handed over four emergency health kits comprising medicines and medical supplies and USD 1,75,000 to meet the immediate health needs of quake hit people of Nepal. "Within hours of the tragedy, WHO disbursed medical supplies to cover the health needs of 40,000 people...
  • ADB fast-tracks over $200-million emergency aid for Nepal April 27, 2015

    Manila: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced on Monday more than $200 million in aid for Nepal in response to a 7.9-magnitude earthquake that has caused more than 3,300 deaths and widespread destruction, Efe news agency reported. ADB president Takehiko Nakao said the bank would immediately release $3 million for humanitarian...
  • Akhilesh Das Gupta elected Badminton Asia Confederation vice-president April 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta on Saturday was elected the vice-president of the Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC) for a four year term. Akhilesh was elected during the continental body's general elections in Wuhan, China. Akhilesh, who held the same post in last committee, polled the...
  • Timeline of major earthquakes in India, Southeast Asia April 25, 2015

    The following is the timeline of earthquakes that have rocked India and Southeast Asian countries since 2001. April 25, 2015: An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale strikes Lamjung district in Nepal. November 23, 2014: A 6.3 magnitude quake hits China, killing atleast two people. November 23, 2014: Over 50 people were...
  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu ousted from Asia Championships April 24, 2015

    Wuhan: The Indian challenge at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships came to an end following the women's singles quarter-final losses of Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu on Friday. World No.1 Saina lost to Chinese Taipei's Tzu Ying Tai in three tough games, and eighth seed Sindhu went down to reigning Olympic...
  • Saina, Sindhu win; Kashyap loses in Badminton Asia Championships April 23, 2015

    Wuhan: World No. 1 Saina Nehwal started her campaign with a hard-fought win, while PV Sindhu too continued her rampaging run but it was curtains for top men's shuttler Parupalli Kashyap at the USD 200,000 Badminton Asia Championships on Thursday. Olympic bronze-medallist, Saina, who got a bye and a walkover in...
  • Parupalli Kashyap enters pre-quarters of Badminton Asia Championships April 22, 2015

    Wuhan, China: India's Parupalli Kashyap played one of the longest matches of his career as he roared into the pre-quarterfinals with a gruelling three-game win over Chinese Taipei's Jen Hao Hsu at the USD 200,000 Badminton Asia Championships on Wednesday. In a men's singles contest that lasted for more than an-hour-and-a-half,...
  • PV Sindhu makes winning return in Badminton Asia Championships April 22, 2015

    Wuhan, China: Two-time World Championship bronze medal winning shuttler PV Sindhu made a winning return to the circuit when she easily beat Uzbekistan's Anait Khurshudyan to progress to the women's singles third round at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships on Wednesday. The eighth seeded Sindhu has been out of action since...
  • Parupalli Kashyap enters Round 2 of Badminton Asia Championships April 21, 2015

    Wuhan: Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap entered the men's singles second round with a straight games victory at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships on Tuesday. Kashyap defeated old rival Zi Liang Derek Wong 21-17, 21-13 in 39 minutes to take a 5-2 lead in career meetings over the Singaporean and enter...
  • Saina, Kashyap lead Indian challenge at Badminton Asia Championship April 20, 2015

    Wuhan: A rejuvenated Saina Nehwal and ace men's shuttler Parupalli Kashyap will spearhead the Indian challenge at the USD 200,000 Badminton Asia Championship, which gets underway at the Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium on Tuesday. Olympic bronze medallist Saina, who had skipped the Singapore Open Super Series to recharge her batteries after...
  • Kerala Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination results likely today April 20, 2015

    Kerala Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) Examination results are likely to be declared on April 20, 2015. The class 10 exam started on March 9 and the last paper was held on March 23, 2015. The exam was conducted by the Department of Education and more than 2700 centres were established...
  • Asia Cup may cater to both T20s and ODIs April 16, 2015

    The 2016 edition of the Asia Cup will be a Twenty20 affair, making it the first time the event will not be a 50-over contest. According to a report in cricket.com.au, in a proposed revamp of the tournament, the Asia Cup will now be in the same format as the World...
  • Gautam Gambhir donates Rs 4 lakh to cash-strapped ice hockey team April 14, 2015

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday donated Rs.4 lakh to help the cash-strapped Indian ice hockey team in their quest for participation in the 2015 Challenge Cup of Asia in Kuwait. The ice hockey team is faced with a financial crisis going into the tournament and has...
  • Modi to meet Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany, inaugurate the Hannover Fair April 12, 2015

    While in Germany, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Chancellor Angela Merkel and inaugurate the Hannover Fair. Ahead of that what are the expectations of the business community? Here is Sanjay Suri talking to the head of Asia Pacific Business Friedolin Strack in Berlin. ...
  • India under Modi's leadership driving optimism across South Asia: US March 25, 2015

    Washington: The US has said India's resurgence under the new leadership was driving energy and optimism across South Asia and the two countries were now "indispensable partners" in promoting peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. "If there is one overarching positive trend that is driving the energy and optimism...
  • Delhi 8th among Asia Pacific's retail hotspots in 2014: Report March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Nineteen global retailers making their entry to the national capital's prime shopping locations helped the city retain its 8th rank among Asia Pacific's top retail hotspots. According to global property consultant CBRE's Retail Hotspots in Asia Pacific 2014, established as well as emerging retail markets in the region...
  • If Pakistan stops aiding terror, South Asia situation will improve: Rajnath Singh March 19, 2015

    Jaipur: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday asked Pakistan to "seriously rethink" its strategy of using terrorism as an instrument of proxy war, saying this will "significantly" improve the security situation in South Asia besides being in its own national interest. Inaugurating an International Counter-Terrorism Conference, Singh said Pakistan should...
  • India, US have mutual desire for naval, maritime ties, says Admiral Kevin M Donegan March 19, 2015

    Washington: With the convergence of strategic interest in the Indian Ocean there is a mutual desire for a deeper naval and maritime co-operation between India and the US, top Pentagon commanders have said. "The convergence of strategic maritime interests in the Indian Ocean region to include the security of critical energy...
  • US working on projects to empower women in India March 19, 2015

    Washington: The US is working on a number of projects, including basic education, in India to empower women, a senior Obama administration official has said. "We have a number of programs aimed at empowering women starting with basic education, creating an environment where women have the opportunity," Alfonso E Lenhardt,...
  • Arsenal, Everton and Stoke City to play in Asia trophy March 11, 2015

    Singapore: Arsenal, Everton and Stoke City have all agreed to play in this year's Asia Trophy in Singapore in preparation for the 2015-2016 Premier League season. The three English teams will be joined by a Singapore Select XI for the mid-July knock-out tournament at Singapore's new 55,000-seat National Stadium. "We are very...
  • Eastern Railway appoints two lady locomotive drivers for the first time March 7, 2015

    Kolkata: In its bid to focus on women empowerment, Eastern Railway has appointed two lady locomotive drivers, first time in its history of over 62 years. Moumita Adhikari and Suruchi Kumari were appointed as locomotive driver and assistant locomotive driver (Electric) for ER's Asansol division in the field of electric...
  • Falling oil prices shrink trade deficit to 11-month low February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Trade deficit narrowed to an 11-month low in January, helped by a plunge in global oil prices, bolstering the outlook for India's current account balance as well as the rupee. But in a worrying sign, weak global demand led to a second straight annual fall in merchandise exports. Exports...
  • India looking forward to larger role in Asia-Pacific, says President February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Describing India and Singapore as integral part of the regional architecture in the Asia-Pacific region, President Pranab Mukherjee said India is looking forward to embark upon a larger role in the region with Singapore as its gateway to ASEAN. Welcoming Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam, he stressed...
  • Delhi not even an 'Asia-class city' in cleanliness, says HC January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Castigating municipal bodies for not clearing garbage, Delhi High Court on Wednesday observed that the national capital was "not even an Asia-class city" in terms of cleanliness. "How will we make Delhi a world-class city? It is not even an Asia-class city. Despite all the norms and number...
  • China warns India against ulterior motives of the United States January 27, 2015

    Beijing: As the world witnesses India expand ties with the United States, the Chinese government has expressed its displeasure with the Indo-US joint statement which mentions maritime disputes, referring specifically to the South China Sea. China even warned that India should not fall prey to the ulterior motives of the...
  • Manmohan Singh conferred the Second Asia Cosmopolitan Award December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh has been conferred another prestigious Japanese award, the Second Asia Cosmopolitan Award, for "transforming India's economy and its integration with the broader East Asian economy throughout his tenure". The Second Asia Cosmopolitan Award includes two scholars on East Asia and two cultural icons. The award...
  • CEO of life: In conversation with Mittu Chandilya December 6, 2014

    On this episode of 'CEO of life', Air Asia India CEO Mittu Chandilya talks about the business of low cost airlines in India. ...
  • India wary of assertive China, intrusive Pakistan: IAF Chief November 29, 2014

    Bengaluru: With the strategic gravity shifting from west to east, especially to Asia and Asia Pacific, "India faces security challenges in the region due to an assertive China and an intrusive Pakistan", the IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, said on Saturday. "The situation is not good for the environment,...
  • Modi calls for stronger ties, Pakistan stalls inking of India-backed SAARC pacts November 26, 2014

    Pakistan's intransigence on Wednesday came in the way of the SAARC Summit failing to sign agreements on greater connectivity among the eight member nations on its opening day marked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking the members to fulfill their commitment to combat terrorism. ...