Tremors In North India After 6.2 Earthquake Near Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border

NEW DELHI: Tremors were felt in North India today after an earthquake of 6.2 magnitude struck near the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region, around 12:44 am. The earthquake, which hit at a depth of 203.5 kilometres, had its epicentre some 280 kilometres northeast of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, the US Geological Survey said. Tremors were also felt in […]

Peace process will be govt’s priority: Suu Kyi

Hnin Yadana Zaw / YANGON Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi said tuesday the country’s peace process will be the first priority of her new government that will take power later this year, following a landslide victory in a November election. The country has struggled for decades to reach lasting peace agreements with a multitude of […]

Three die in Bangladesh earthquake

Dhaka, Jan 4 (IANS) At least three people died in Bangladesh in a massive earthquake that also jolted the northeastern region of India. The quake, with its epicentre in Tamenglong district of Manipur and measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale, shook the country, rattling nerves and causing panic, Xinhua reported. A youth died following a […]

Philippine police, protesters clash outside APEC summit

Manila: Riot police fired water cannons at hundreds of protesters in the Philippine capital today in clashes close to a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders that included US President Barack Obama. With clenched fists in the air, the protesters chanted “Junk APEC”, referring to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group of 21 economies whose leaders were meeting in […]