neighbouring provinces

Security tightened in Guangzhou for Asian Games

November 12th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 11 (IANS) With some 103,000 police officers on the prowl, China has taken every possible step to ensure top security at the Asian Games that starts here Friday and ends ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Typhoon ‘Megi’ hits China, 270,000 evacuated

October 23rd, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 23 (IANS) More than 270,000 people were evacuated and 79 flights cancelled in China Saturday as typhoon "Megi" hit the country's southeastern part after lashing Philippines and Taiwan where at ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Plan to begin Afghan security handover by end of 2010 dropped

July 21st, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): The United State's plans to begin handing control of provinces in Afghanistan to Afghan security forces by the end 2010 have been quietly dropped amid European countries fears ... Read more...

Posted in World |

42 killed in China road, rail accidents (Lead)

May 23rd, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 23 (IANS) At least 32 people were killed in a collision between two vehicles in northeastern China, while 10 others died when a train derailed in east China Sunday, authorities ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Train derails due to landslides in China; casualties feared

May 23rd, 2010 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 23 (IANS) A passenger train travelling from Shanghai to Guilin city in China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region derailed Sunday after being hit by landslides near a mountainous area, officials said. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Thai troops face stubborn resistance as casualties mount

May 17th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 17 (DPA) Thai troops faced stubborn resistance from anti-government protesters in Bangkok and several northern provinces Monday as the death toll from four days of clashes in the capital ... Read more...

Posted in Politics, Thailand |

Tsunami warning after strong quake off Indonesia lifted (Lead)

May 9th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, May 9 (DPA) A tsunami warning in Indonesia issued after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the Sumatran coast of Aceh province Sunday has been lifted, an official said. The quake was recorded ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China quake toll rises to 1,144

April 17th, 2010 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 17 (IANS) The toll in the 7.1-magnitude quake in China's Qinghai province has risen to 1,144, an official said. At least 417 people remained missing as of 5 p.m. Friday, two-and-a-half ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Toll in Turkey quake rises to 57 (Lead)

March 8th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, March 8 (IANS) The toll in a 6.0-magnitude earthquake which hit Elazig province of eastern Turkey Monday has risen to 57, media reports said. Turkish newspaper Hurriyet Daily News cited a local ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Major anti-Taliban offensive launched in Afghanistan: Report

July 2nd, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (DPA) The first units of an estimated 4,000 US Marines began what was described as a major offensive early Thursday against Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan's Helmand province, the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Thai premier lifts state of emergency in Bangkok

April 24th, 2009 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 24 (DPA) Thai Prime Minster Abhisit Vejjajiva Friday lifted the state of emergency he had imposed 12 days ago on Bangkok and surrounding provinces to quell anti-government protests. Abhisit announced ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Taliban kill nine police officers in Afghanistan

March 26th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 26 (DPA) Taliban militants attacked a police checkpoint in south0ern Afghanistan Thursday, killing nine police officers and seized their weapons, police officials said. The militants tossed hand grenades at the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tibetans living in exile release video of Chinese atrocities

March 21st, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala, Mar 21 (ANI): Tibetans living in exile here released a new video giving graphic details of Chinese atrocities committed in Tibet last year. ''China''s brutality in Tibet exposed'' was released by ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Two Tibetan women arrested after protests

March 7th, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 7 (DPA) Two Tibetan women were arrested for staging separate protests that were critical of China in the Chinese province of Sichuan, an advocacy group for Tibet said Saturday. A nun ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Gunmen abduct French aid worker in Kabul (Lead)

November 3rd, 2008 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 3 (DPA) A group of unknown gunmen abducted a French aid worker Monday in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and shot dead an Afghan driver who tried to rescue him, the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

At least 87,000 feared dead in China’s May 12 quake

September 4th, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 4 (Xinhua) At least 87,000 people are feared to have perished in the deadly May 12 earthquake in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan, an expert said Thursday in a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Beijing to adopt stricter environment measures after Olympics: Official

August 23rd, 2008 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 23 (Xinhua) Beijing will continue to face tough environmental challenges after the Olympics and will adopt stricter measures to cope with pollution, an environment official said here Saturday. Some of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Over 8,000 Tibetans arrested in Nepal in four months: report

July 24th, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 24 (IANS) Over 8,000 Tibetans were arbitrarily arrested by Nepal's security forces at Beijing's insistence in just four months since March to stifle anti-China protests in the Himalayan nation, an ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Japan braces for terror and bear attacks ahead of G8

July 4th, 2008 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
By Lars Nicolaysen Tokyo, July 4 (DPA) It all seemed so easy at first: The Hotel Windsor on Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido was chosen because of its remote location as the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Flood risk rises along rivers in quake-hit China

May 15th, 2008 - 9:17 pm ICT by admin
DPA Beijing, May 15 (DPA) A south-western Chinese town near the epicentre of Monday's devastating earthquake faced a growing risk of flood Thursday, prompting troops to evacuate as many people as possible while ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Chinese officials meet Dalai envoys (Lead)

May 4th, 2008 - 10:05 pm ICT by admin
Shenzhen (China), May 4 (Xinhua) Chinese officials Sunday met representatives of the Dalai Lama in the southern city for a dialogue over the current situation in Tibet. The consultations were held between ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

China hopes for ‘positive’ talks with Dalai Lama envoys

May 4th, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by admin
DPA Beijing, May 4 (DPA) Chinese President Hu Jintao said Sunday he hoped for a positive outcome as talks were about to get under way between the Chinese government and envoys of Tibetan ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dalai Lama again under attack as envoys are due in China

May 3rd, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by admin
DPA Beijing, May 3 (DPA) With envoys of the Dalai Lama due in China for talks with the government on the crisis in Tibet, the Chinese media Saturday again hit out at the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China accused of dividing Tibetans, Indians

April 23rd, 2008 - 8:04 pm ICT by admin
Dharamsala, April 23 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile in India Wednesday accused China of driving a wedge between Tibetan refugees and Indians, and also causing differences within the Tibetans' own community. "China has ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Audi scaling back campaign for Everest torch run

April 16th, 2008 - 6:43 pm ICT by admin
DPA Beijing, April 16 (DPA) Germany's Audi AG said Wednesday that it is scaling down a planned public relations campaign featuring its new sports utility vehicle on Mount Everest because of the political ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China orders pollution control measures for Olympics

April 14th, 2008 - 8:38 pm ICT by admin
DPA Beijing, April 14 (DPA) China Monday announced more plans to control industrial pollution, vehicle emissions and suspended dust particles to improve Beijing's air quality during the Olympic Games in August. The city ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Amnesty claims that Tibetan monks who defied Beijing are missing

March 25th, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar.25 (ANI): At least 15 young Tibetan monks, three of them in their teens, who sparked a rebellion against China's repression, are said to be missing in their homeland. According to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China to resolutely crush, smash Free Tibet protesters

March 22nd, 2008 - 12:28 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar 22 (ANI): China today said that it would pursue its crackdown in Tibet to the bitter end in a bid to smash opposition to Beijing's rule in the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Bush to attend Olympics despite Tibet crackdown

March 21st, 2008 - 12:00 pm ICT by admin
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 21 (IANS) President George W. Bush will be attending the Olympic Games in Beijing this August despite the Chinese crackdown on Tibet, US officials said. Bush believes that ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Nepal whitewashes China crackdown in Tibet

March 17th, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, March 17 (IANS) As tales and images of a violent Chinese crackdown in annexed Tibet began pouring out, Beijing's southern neighbour and staunch ally Nepal began expressing public support ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Beijing announces dust control for Olympics

March 12th, 2008 - 4:16 pm ICT by admin
DPA Beijing, March 12 (DPA) China on Wednesday announced new measures to control dust ahead of this year's Olympics in Beijing with a top official promising air clean enough to allow athletes to ... Read more...

Posted in World |