Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inducted twenty-one new ministers, driving the number of members in his council of minister to 66, 27 of whom are holding Cabinet ranks.
At least six people have been killed and three others injured after two roadside bomb blasts hit a passenger van and motorbike in the restive northwest, officials have said.
The Indian army has taken responsibility for the death of two teenagers after its soldiers in India-administered Kashmir fired upon a car which also left two injured, according to local media reports.
Pakistani police say an an axe-wielding officer killed a Shia man in police custody, claiming he had committed blasphemy by insulting companions of the Prophet Muhammad.
Bangladesh may hang a senior Islamist leader as early as next week after the Supreme Court upheld his death sentence for war crimes, the law minister said.
Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has warned the US against being overly optimistic about Myanmar's chances of progress, saying political reforms in her country have stalled.
A Christian couple were beaten to death in Pakistan and their bodies burnt in the brick kiln where they worked for allegedly desecrating a Quran, police said.
Attacks across Afghanistan, including the fatal shooting of a deputy provincial governor, have killed five people in the past two days as the country commemorated the most revered religious day in the Shia calendar.
Bangladesh's Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty handed down for a Jamaat-e-Islami leader for atrocities committed more than four decades ago, the latest in a spate of rulings against the Islamist party's officials.
A key leader of Bangladesh's main religious party, Jamaat-e-Islami, has been sentenced to death for crimes against humanity committed during the country's war of independence from Pakistan in 1971.
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|Liaquat Ali Khan|