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September 4, 2018 5:05 AM AirAsia named Asia's Leading Low-Cost Airline for 6th year

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia has been named Asia's Leading Low-Cost Airline for the sixth consecutive year at the 2018 World Travel Award Asia and Australasia, held in Hong Kong. In a statement today, the airline said it was voted the best in the category by travel and tourism professionals worldwide for its commitment to excellence in service, ahead of Air India 13

August 25, 2018 2:50 AM 'Snake alert' issued in India's flood-hit Kerala

NEW DELHI: Hospitals are readying anti-venom and flood victims returning home in the Indian state of Kerala have been told to stay alert as receding waters leave behind a glut of snakes. Local media reports warned that snakes may be "hiding in cupboards" or under carpets, among clothes or inside washing machines in homes previously submerged by floods 5

August 22, 2018 2:16 PM IHH Healthcare likely to exit maiden investment in India: Report

PETALING JAYA: The Economic Times of India reported late on Tuesday that Malaysia's IHH Healthcare Bhd, which recently succeeded in its bid for the much coveted Fortis Healthcare Ltd for 40 billion rupees (RM2.35 billion), is likely to exit its maiden investment in India, Kolkata's Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals. According to the report which cited people 14

August 22, 2018 4:29 AM Relief for India swimmer Prakash as family found in killer floods

JAKARTA: Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash has been to hell and back at the Asian Games, competing in Jakarta while family members went missing in severe flooding in his home country. The 24-year-old became the first swimmer to reach last weekend's 200 metres butterfly final despite the knowledge that five relatives had not been found and his family home in Kerala 13

August 20, 2018 2:20 PM India suffer first kabaddi defeat

JAKARTA: India's men suffered their first ever kabaddi defeat at the Asian Games when they slumped 24-23 to South Korea in a group match on Monday. The seven-time champions beat both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on Sunday to stamp their authority but they met their match in South Korea, ending a run of 32 straight wins. India have only lost once before in the home-grown 11

August 20, 2018 2:20 PM Pujara and Kohli pile on the agony for England in third Test

NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom: Chesteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli both scored fifties as India piled on the agony for England in the third Test at Trent Bridge on Monday. India were 194 for two in their second innings at lunch on the third day, a commanding lead of 362 runs. Pujara was 56 not out and India captain Kohli, who made 97 in the first innings 10

August 16, 2018 12:52 PM India's three-time prime minister Vajpayee dead at 93

NEW DELHI: Three-time Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has died, current leader Narendra Modi said Thursday of the ailing 93-year-old who had been hospitalised. "Atal Ji's passing away is a personal and irreplaceable loss for me," Modi said in a tweet Thursday, using a Hindi-language honorific. "It was Atal Ji's exemplary leadership that set the foundations 9

August 15, 2018 4:50 PM 2018 Asian Games torch reaches Jakarta

JAKARTA: The torch for the 18th Asian Games reached Indonesia's capital Jakarta Wednesday, ending a month-long journey across the Southeast Asian archipelago nation. It was welcomed in style by marching bands, traditional dances and concerts, after starting its journey in the host country's cultural centre Yogyakarta on July 17. The flame was lit in India's 14

August 15, 2018 11:29 AM Stolen 12th century Indian Buddha statue found in London

LONDON: A 12th century bronze Buddha statue stolen from an Indian museum 57 years ago has surfaced in London and is now being returned to the country, police said Wednesday. The statue with silver inlay was one of 14 stolen from the Archaeological Survey of India site museum in Nalanda in the east of the country in 1961. It was spotted at a trade fair in Britain 14

August 15, 2018 9:27 AM Modi says 'sleeping elephant' India has woken up

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed India's growing role in the world economy, calling it a "sleeping elephant" that has woken up, in a keynote national speech before a looming election campaign. The Hindu nationalist leader spoke for more than 80 minutes from the ramparts of New Delhi's 17th century Red Fort in the final Independence 13