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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 […]

Bangladesh welcomes First Indian Cargo Ship

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Bangladesh welcomes First Indian Cargo Ship

Dhaka: The first container ship from India has arrived in Bangladesh’s Panagon river port under the Coastal Shipping Agreement signed in 2015, allowing direct cargo vessel movement between the two countries (Feb 18). The ship, ‘Shonartori Nou Kalyan-1’ reached the Pangaon Inland Container Terminal at Keraniganj yesterday with 65 containers on board, bdnews24.com reported. At […]

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No Survivors in Pakistan Plane Crash

There were no survivors after a plane carrying 48 passengers crashed into a mountain in northern Pakistan on Wednesday (Dec 7), the airline’s chairman said, as recovery operations continued late into the night at the remote crash site, according to a Reuters report. The military said 40 bodies had been recovered and rescue efforts involved […]

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Asia has its First Green University

Colombo:  Want an international degree in Environmental Sciences? Good News! The NSBM Green University, South Asia’s first green university was declared open by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (October 26). The NSBM Green University, equipped with modern facilities has been built as a university town at a 26 acre land […]

It’s possible to end poverty in South Asia

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It’s possible to end poverty in South Asia

Annette Dixon of the World Bank writes: October 17 is the international day to end poverty. There has been much progress toward this important milestone: the World Bank Group’s latest numbers show that since 1990 nearly 1.1 billion people have escaped extreme poverty. Between 2012 and 2013 alone, around 100 million people moved out of […]

Dylan becomes  icon of Korean Opposition protest

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Dylan becomes icon of Korean Opposition protest

In South Korea, opposition party lawmakers have lamented the presidential office’s alleged blacklist of 9,400 artists by comparing them to American Nobel laureate Bob Dylan. It was found on Tuesday last  that Cheong Wa Dae (Office of the President of South Korea) blacklisted 9,473 artists who expressed opposition to government policies or supported opposition politicians, […]

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