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India investigates Amazon, Flipkart over festive discounts

Independent Indian traders complained that giant retailers are burning cash to offer discounts during festive sales.

India investigates Amazon, Flipkart over festive discounts

Kashmir

SMS services blocked in Kashmir after trucker killed

India suspends SMS services after an apple trucker was killed by suspected rebels.

Kashmir under lockdown: All the latest updates

Asia

Afghanistan's delayed election results raising concerns

Afghanistan's Election Commission is struggling to meet its own deadline to announce preliminary results of last month's presidential poll.

India

India: Baby girl found buried alive in suspected infanticide bid

Laws have been introduced to prevent female infanticide in India, where daughters can be seen as a financial burden.

India: Baby girl found buried alive in suspected infanticide bid

Opinion

Anonymity is a necessary tool for India's #MeToo movement

Anonymous social media accounts that provide a safe space for women to talk about sexual abuse deserve protection.

M Neelika Jayawardane

by M Neelika Jayawardane

M Neelika Jayawardane

AJ Impact

Indian-born Nobel prize-winner comes from 'family of economists'

Newly minted Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee has been critical of some of the Modi government's economic policies.

Indian-born Nobel prize-winner comes from 'family of economists'

Asia

Attacks on Afghan schools soar

At least 700 schools have closed due to conflict and more than 3.7 million children are currently out of school.

India

Tight security in Ayodhya ahead of Babri mosque-Ram temple ruling

Public gatherings, drones banned in northern Indian city, as Supreme Court prepares for verdict in coming weeks.

Tight security in Ayodhya ahead of Babri mosque-Ram temple ruling

Asia

First British royal visit to Pakistan in over a decade

The couple will be accorded a red carpet welcome in the first visit by UK royals to the country in more than a decade.

Pakistan to welcome British royal couple Prince William and Kate

China

Xi warns China's adversaries of 'crushed bodies, shattered bones'

China's president issues warning amid continuing Hong Kong protests, and Xinjiang criticism.

Xi warns China's adversaries of 'crushed bodies, shattered bones'

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China, Nepal sign trade, infrastructure and security deals

China's Xi also pledges financial aid as he becomes first Chinese leader to visit Nepal in more than 20 years.

China, Nepal sign trade, infrastructure and security deals

Asia

Kyrgyzstan to regulate religious schools

Bishkek plans to introduce laws in an effort to increase state control over religious schools, but some say move does not cater to Muslim-majority population.

Asia

Bangladesh forces kill more than a dozen Rohingya refugees

Claims victims were involved in murder of politician have been disputed as safe haven turns dangerous.

China

Hong Kong protesters break into small groups to thwart police

Rallies erupt in multiple districts with some protesters blocking roads, spraying graffiti on pro-China businesses.

Hong Kong protesters break into small groups to thwart police

Asia

India, China agree to tackle trade deficit, call for new era

A possible new trade agreement is a major topic between the leaders of China and India.