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  • *International aid effort to Nepal intensifies. KATHMANDU, April 28- Shock turned to anger in Nepal on Tuesday as some of the tens of thousands stricken by a devastating earthquake, which killed more than 4,000 people, expressed frustration at what they said was their government's slow response to the crisis. The head of neighbouring India's National Disaster...

  • *International aid effort to Nepal intensifies. KATHMANDU, April 28- Shock turned to anger in Nepal on Tuesday, as some of the tens of thousands of people stricken by the weekend's devastating earthquake expressed frustration at what they said was their government's slow response to the crisis. The head of neighbouring India's National Disaster Response...

  • *Nepal's health system creaking under pressure. KATHMANDU, Nepal, April 27- Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital Kathmandu for the surrounding plains. A senior interior ministry official said it...

  • OTA, Japan, April 27- For Naren Mahat, a 27- year-old Nepali living in Japan, there was a long and painful wait on Saturday between news of a devastating earthquake and, finally, word from family members cut off by bad phone lines and repeated aftershocks. Thousands of others work in other Asian countries including Malaysia, South Korea and Japan, where they are...

  • Slow clean-up, aid stirs anger in quake-hit Nepal Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 8:58 AM ET

    KATHMANDU, April 27- As Nepalis prepared to spend a third night in the open after Saturday's earthquake, anger began to emerge at the slow pace of recovery, with government officials in disarray and aid workers struggling to move supplies out of Kathmandu's overrun airport. Sarga Dhaoubadel, a student living outside Kathmandu, said her family was sheltering in a...

  • *Nepal's health system creaking under pressure. KATHMANDU, Nepal, April 27- Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital Kathmandu for the surrounding plains. A senior interior ministry official said it...

  • KATHMANDU, April 27- Mountain rescue teams, helped by clear weather, used helicopters to airlift climbers stranded for two days at high altitude on Mount Everest after a powerful earthquake triggered an avalanche that killed at least 17 people. Carsten Lillelund Pedersen, a climber from Denmark, posted a video on Facebook showing a helicopter landing to...

  • KATHMANDU, April 27- Mountain rescue teams, helped by clear weather, used helicopters to airlift climbers stranded for two days at high altitude on Mount Everest after a powerful earthquake triggered an avalanche that killed at least 17 people. Romanian climber Alex Gavan said on Twitter that three helicopters had reached camps 1 and 2, which are at altitudes...

  • *Nepal's health system creaking under pressure. KATHMANDU, April 27- Hundreds of Nepalis were fleeing the capital Kathmandu for the plains on Monday, terror-stricken by two days of powerful aftershocks following a massive earthquake that killed more than 3,200 people and faced with shortages of food and water. "We are escaping," said Krishna Muktari, who runs a...

  • *Nepal's health system creaking under pressure. The sick and wounded lay out in the open in the capital, Kathmandu, unable to find beds in the devastated city's hospitals. Across Kathmandu and beyond, exhausted families whose homes were either flattened or at risk of collapse laid mattresses out on streets and erected tents to shelter from rain.

  • Nepal's health system creaking under pressure. By Gopal Sharma and Sanjeev Miglani. Across the capital, Kathmandu, and beyond, exhausted families lay mattresses out on streets and erected tents to shelter from rain.

  • Strong India rupee stings Modi's export ambitions Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    NEW DELHI, April 27- Ajit Lakha, who runs a mid-sized garment export business in the north Indian textile hub of Ludhiana, prays daily before leaving for work that the rupee will weaken and the euro recover to cut the losses he is taking on his overseas sales. "Only a year ago, I was getting 80 rupees for each euro on garment exports to France. The result has been India's...

  • *Badly injured airlifted back to Kathmandu. Khile was among the first 15 survivors flown from Everest to Kathmandu on Sunday after a powerful earthquake hit Nepal a day earlier killing more than 2,460 people, at least 17 of them in the avalanche it triggered on the world's tallest peak. Like hundreds of other earthquake victims, the 20- year-old was waiting for...

  • Quake overwhelms Nepal's weak healthcare system Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 12:30 PM ET

    KATHMANDU, April 26- A massive earthquake in Nepal has exposed the woeful state of its medical facilities as hospitals struggle to treat vast numbers of injured with limited supplies and staff. The situation is worsening a humanitarian crisis triggered by Nepal's worst earthquake in 81 years. So far many of the seriously injured in Kathmandu were being...

  • *Fatalities in India, China and Bangladesh. KATHMANDU, April 26- Overwhelmed doctors moved hundreds of patients onto the streets of Nepal's capital on Sunday when aftershocks rattled hospitals and buildings already damaged by an earthquake that killed more than 2,400 people and devastated Kathmandu valley. Outside the National Trauma Centre in Kathmandu,...

  • Tata'a investment in Xiaomi comes against the backdrop of an aggressive push by Xiaomi in India after entering the market, which has huge growth potential with just one in 10 people using smartphones, in July 2014. Xiaomi and other Chinese smartphone makers are drafting in cricket teams and Bollywood stars to conquer India, their largest overseas market and a...

  • NEW DELHI, April 24- When Afghan President Ashraf Ghani makes his first official visit to India next week, it will be a chance for New Delhi to regain ground lost to regional rivals Pakistan and China and push interests including trade routes and arms sales. China's emerging role in Afghanistan, and its announcement this week of $46 billion of investment in...

  • India's tax disputes will end soon: Eurasia   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 6:46 PM ET
    India's tax disputes will end soon: Eurasia

    Sasha Riser-Kositsky, associate, Asia of the Eurasia Group, says concerns over India's new tax on foreign investors, called the minimum alternate tax, won't impact the country's investment environment.

  • MUMBAI, April 21- An Indian parliamentary committee has recommended that price caps should be extended to all drugs in the country and that the government should expedite the capping process. Indian law allows the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority regulator to fix prices of drugs on a list of essential medicines, thereby keeping prices in check in a...

  • Tracking China-Pakistan 'iron brothers' ties   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 6:51 PM ET
    Tracking China-Pakistan 'iron brothers' ties

    While China and Pakistan share strong political ties, the relationship has become complicated in recent years, says Kerry Brown, director, China Studies Centre & Professor of Chinese Politics from University of Sydney.