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Hong Kong holds first-ever gay games in Asia despite opposition from anti-LGBTQ+ lawmakers and human rights activists

Hong Kong became the first Asian city to hold the gay games in spite of opposition and security concerns.

Assam: IGGL completes Asia’s largest underwater hydrocarbon pipeline across the Brahmaputra river to connect Majuli with Jorhat

Asia's largest underwater hydro-carbon pipeline, below the river Brahmaputra, connecting Jorhat and Majuli in Assam has been completed by IGGL.

Adana massacre of 1909: Long before the 1915 genocide of Armenian Christians, Ottomans had massacred thousands, over a mere rumour

Years before 1915, a tragic event in Adana in April 1909 displays how the Ottoman Empire was prejudiced against the Christians under their rule and how an entire population was branded the enemy of the state, and subjected to tragic, horrific murder on an enormous scale.

‘Alien to see’: Prince William makes racist comments on the Russia-Ukraine war, sparks outrage

Prince William's comment that a war in Europe is 'alien', unlike wars in Asia and Africa, sparks outrage on social media with people criticizing the racist attitude of the Duke of Cambridge

India’s fertility rate is now below replacement levels: Kerala, TN marginally reverse fall

Only 3 states, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand now have a TFR that is above replacement levels, at 3, 2.4 and 2.3 respectively.

Taliban wants to join CPEC too, Pakistan says it is a good sign

On Saturday, the Taliban had described China as their “most important partner”.

Inputs from RSS and farmers association stopped Modi govt from being a part of RCEP, world’s largest free trade agreement

On Monday, India announced that it will not be part of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership or RCEP, which will be the world's largest free trade pact of 16 nations.

Congress messed up the FTA they signed and are now blaming others

The government says RCEP agreement is far better than previous deals signed by the Congress governments

World Bank retains forecast of 7.5% growth in FY19-20 for the Indian economy

The World Bank has projected that the Indian economy will grow at a rate of 7.5 per cent for the next 3 fiscal years.

In the Asia Model, India will prevail over China, no equivalence between India and ‘puppet Pakistan’: Security Expert

The three-day global event, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, begins on Friday

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