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Pakistan’s urban growth : Bane or boon?

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Pakistan’s urban growth : Bane or boon?

Urbanization is a process whereby populations move from rural to urban area. World’s urban population increased fourfold during 1950-2003 while rural population increased less than double. From Indus valley through Mughal era and to British rule, the Indian subcontinent experienced several stages of its urbanization process.  Pakistan is urbanizing at 3% annual rate, the  fastest […]

Nepal’s Lady President enjoys Second Term

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Nepal’s Lady President enjoys Second Term

Kathmandu: Nepal’s first woman president Bidya Devi Bhandari was  relected for a second term in office with an overwhelming majority. Incumbent President Bhandari, the Left alliance’s candidate, was elected with more than a two-thirds majority as she defeated her Nepali Congress (NC) rival Kumari Laxmi Rai in the presidential election. Bhandari secured 39,275 votes while the […]

Pakistan PM in Nepal on two day visit

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Pakistan PM in Nepal on two day visit

Kathmandu :Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday was accorded guard of honour at Nepal’s Army Pavilion as he arrived here  on a two-day official visit. Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi  arrived  (March 5) on a two-day visit during which he will hold talks with Nepal’s top leadership as part of his country’s efforts […]

B’desh Court orders arrest of Khalida Zia for Arson

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B’desh Court orders arrest of Khalida Zia for Arson

Dhaka, Jan 2 : A Bangladesh court today ordered the arrest of former prime minister Khaleda Zia in connection with bomb attacks on a bus during an anti-government agitation in 2015 that killed eight persons, a police official said. Judge Joynab Begum of the Comilla district court accepted the charge sheet filed by the police […]

Year that was: Top Ten South Asian News Stories

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Year that was: Top Ten South Asian News Stories

As 2017 comes to an end, it’s time to assess which stories from South Asia had the most impact.   Which events or ongoing developments shaped a country or the South Asian region, or had an impact on the world. This year, a number of stories from the region drew global headlines, including from countries that […]

Malaysians joining Rohingya ‘army’ against Burma

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Malaysians joining Rohingya ‘army’ against Burma

A group of Malaysians is in Burma (Myanmar) to take up arms against the country’s army, whose offensive against insurgents has led more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee the crackdown in Rakhine state. So says Malaysia’s top cop. Malaysian police chief Mohamad Fuzi Harun, who disclosed this, added that intelligence showed there were other […]

Undersea cable cuts off Pakistan flights, internet

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Undersea cable cuts off Pakistan flights, internet

Islamabad, Aug 6: It was a nerve-wracking weekend for Pakistan.  Internet services were disrupted across Pakistan for about 38 hours due to a fault in the India-Middle East-Western Europe submarine cable, affecting flight services and other activities. The Internet services were restored across the country on August 6  after the disruption caused by the fault […]

International Math Olympiad: Bangladesh Tops in South Asia

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International Math Olympiad: Bangladesh Tops in South Asia

One of the students missed out on a gold medal by one point, but that didn’t stop Bangladesh from becoming the highest ranking Asian team on the Maths Olympiad. They beat India and Pakistan as well. Bangladeshi students have won four medals, including two silver and two bronze, in the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad held […]

‘Protect Pakistani Hindus from Forced Conversions’

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‘Protect Pakistani Hindus from Forced Conversions’

A leading Pakistani newspaper on Thursday (July 20)urged the government to provide protection to Hindus in the background of increasing cases of forcible conversion to Islam. The Dawn said in an editorial that the part of the Thar desert that lies within Pakistan had long been a bastion of communal harmony. “Given there is near […]

Nepal President arrives on Friendship Visit

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Nepal President arrives on Friendship Visit

New Delhi, Apr 17 : Nepal’s President Bidhya Devi Bhandari arrived here today on her first overseas tour, carrying a ‘message of friendship’ for India and to further strengthen bilateral ties. She will hold talks with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explore ways to step up cooperation between the two close […]

Missing man found in snake’s belly!

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Missing man found in snake’s belly!

A missing Indonesian man was found dead inside the body of a python, according to local police. Akbar went missing on Sunday on the island of Sulawesi, after leaving to harvest palm oil. In the search for the 25-year-old, police told themedia that they had found a huge snake they suspected had swallowed the man. […]

Kathmandu is costlier than Bombay-Delhi!

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Kathmandu is costlier than Bombay-Delhi!

The cost of living in Kathmandu is higher than in New Delhi, Bombay (Mumbai), Bangalore and Karachi, a new report says. The Nepali capital secured 116th position in the league table of the world’s most expensive cities prepared recently by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the research and analysis division of The Economist Group, a sister […]

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