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Key meeting on gas pipeline project in late May

The Afghan minister of mines has held talks with senior officials in Ashgabat on a gas pipeline running from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan to Pakistan and India, a spokesman for the ministry in Kabul said on Friday. A feasibility study for

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Energy ambitions fuel Central Asian rivalry

Construction on new hydroelectric dam stirs Tajik-Uzbek tension in dispute over shared natural resources. Tajikistan has accused neighbouring Uzbekistan of imposing an economic blockade in a dispute over shared natural resources between the former Soviet states. This blockade includes ending

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Amitabh Bachchan was ruined by politics: Kader Khan

As far as actor Kader Khan is concerned, the Amitabh Bachchan that he knew is no longer the same. Kader Khan, whose dialogues in Bachchan-starrers like ‘Satte Pe Satta’, ‘Naseeb’, ‘Muqadder Ka Sikander’ have been lauded by one and all,

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Asia shares down as economy fears hurt global stocks

Asian shares have declined after fresh fears over the health of the US and European economies resulted in a sell-off in global markets. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 0.5%, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng shed 1% and Australia’s ASX 200 was

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