Nov 6, 2014

Officials fear al-Qaida is grooming Indian militants for big attacks

Decrypted communications between Indian Mujahideen (IM) and al-Qaida and testimony from suspects have triggered alarm among intelligence officials in New Delhi: the groups appear to be working together to launch major attacks in the region. The officials told Reuters that plots they had uncovered ...

Nov 3, 2014

Suicide attack kills at least 54 in eastern Pakistan

A suicide bomber detonated explosives near a Pakistani paramilitary checkpoint near the country’s eastern border with India on Sunday, killing at least 54 people in the deadliest attack to hit the country in several months, police and government officers said. The explosion hit near ...

Nov 3, 2014

Chinese submarine docks in Sri Lanka despite Indian concerns

Sri Lanka has allowed a Chinese submarine and a warship to dock at its port in Colombo, officials said on Sunday, despite concerns raised by India about China’s warming relations with the Indian Ocean island nation. Submarine Changzheng-2 and warship Chang Xing Dao arrived ...

Nov 2, 2014

After nationwide blackout, Bangladesh's power supply is restored

Power was back on across Bangladesh on Sunday, a day after the impoverished, energy-starved nation was plunged into a nationwide blackout when the transmission line from neighboring India failed, officials said. The country’s energy grid was fully restored, and any further problems that may ...

Oct 28, 2014

SoftBank invests $627 million in Indian online retailer Snapdeal

SoftBank Corp. will invest $627 million in Indian e-retailer Snapdeal.com to tap the growing online market there. The telecommunications company run by billionaire Masayoshi Son said Tuesday it will also lead an investment of $210 million in ANI Technologies Pvt., which runs the popular ...