The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Thursday that the plan by the UN Security Council (UNSC) to discuss the country's non-proliferation issue is not justifiable, as the United States and Japan are the first to blame.

Survey conducted by various organizations on Thursday predicted victory of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the local elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

Thailand's Red Shirt leader Jatuporn Prompan was sentenced by the Supreme Court to one year in prison here on Thursday on defamatory charges against former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.

Bangladesh observed the Martyred Intellectuals Day on Thursday to commemorate the intellectuals assassinated at the fag-end of the country's liberation war in 1971.