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Nepal wages war of maps against India in disputed area

KATHMANDU — Nepal has issued a detailed map for the first time of a disputed area to its far northwest that is controlled by India and touches China. 

Kathmandu’s bold move came after Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh earlier this month inaugurated by video link a road connecting India to China via Lipulekh in a part of the Himalayan border area known as Kalapani — which both India and Nepal claim as their own. 

The ancient route has long been used by Indian Hindu pilgrims traveling to the holy area of Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet.

New Delhi condemned Nepal’s “unilateral”

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Coronavirus latest: India tops 6,000 cases for fifth straight day

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

Global cases have reached 5,495,061, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The worldwide death toll has hit 346,232.

To see how the disease has spread, view our virus tracker charts:


(Source photo by AP) 

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Tuesday, May 26

2:30 p.m. India’s Glenmark Pharmaceuticals will begin a clinical trial to test a combination of two anti-viral drugs — favipiravir and umifenovir — as a COVID-19 treatment. The study hopes to enlist 158 moderately

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Coronavirus latest: India cases surge as domestic flights resume

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

Global cases have reached 5,380,774, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The worldwide death toll has hit 343,880.

To see how the disease has spread, view our virus tracker charts:


(Source photo by AP) 

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Monday, May 25

4:50 p.m. Russia reports 8,946 new cases and 92 deaths, bringing the country total to 353,427 cases and 3,633 deaths.

4:40 p.m. India reports 6,977 new cases, bringing the country total to 138,845 and

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China ignores India over dam project in Pakistani Kashmir

KARACHI — In a move that has seriously displeased India and tightened ecomomic relations with China, Pakistan has awarded a contract to a Chinese-Pakistani joint venture to build a dam in the long-disputed Kashmir region.

The initial phase of the Diamer Bhasha dam project, worth 442 billion Pakistan rupees ($2.75 billion), has been awarded to a joint venture between Power Construction Corporation of China and the Pakistan Army’s Frontier Works Organization on a 70:30 basis.

The project is located in Gilgit-Baltistan, a northerly region 320km from the border with China. The multipurpose dam will be used for power generation, water

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