Authorities in Bangladesh intensified efforts on Wednesday to deliver food and drinking water to millions of people struggling after heavy rain unleashed catastrophic flooding across a quarter of the country.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Affairs Mehdi Safari during a visit to India held meetings with the South Asian country’s high-ranking economic officials, discussing obstacles and challenges in their economic cooperation.
Authorities imposed restrictions on Friday on gatherings in a satellite city of India's capital that is home to offices of several multinational firms, and one person was killed as protests against a new military recruitment process spread.
India and Iran on Thursday reaffirmed their commitment to continue their cooperation on the development of the Chabahar port as a transit hub for the region including Central Asia and said delegates from the two counties will meet soon to address operational aspects of the key port.
Muslims took to the streets in huge protests around Asia after Friday prayers, sparked by derogatory remarks about the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by two officials from India’s ruling party that has triggered a diplomatic backlash against New Delhi.
India is expected to face a wider coal shortage during the quarter ending September over expectations of higher power demand, an internal Power Ministry presentation seen by Reuters showed, worsening risks of widespread power outages.