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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, […]

South Korea accepts 30 Burmese refugees

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South Korea accepts 30 Burmese refugees

Korea plans to accept 30 Burmese (Myanmar) refugees from temporary camps in Thailand and grant them permanent settlement, the Ministry of Justice said on Sunday. The plan is in accordance with a U.N. agency resettlement program that the country joined last year. It is the second of its kind since Korea brought in 22 Myanmar […]

Pakistan’s ‘Best performance’ award fake?

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Pakistan’s ‘Best performance’ award fake?

The  International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission chief to Pakistan Herald Finger has denied the reports that IMF had given Ishaq Dar as “Finance Minister of the year 2016 for South Asia award” . Addressing newsmen via video link, Herald Finger clarified that the organisation had no link with the magazine who gave the Award to […]

Indo-Nepal border transit tightened

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Indo-Nepal border transit tightened

Patna: India has ramped up security at the no-man’s land and the transit points along the Nepal-India border following the southern neighbour’s increasing hostilities with Pakistan, according to reports reaching here Saturday (October 15) Indian authorities have beefed up security at Raxaul-Vishwa, Parsauni-Bhelai, Sirsiya-Raxaul, Janakitol-Inarwa, Thori and Bhiswa-Thori transit points across border with Parsa district. […]

Is China nudging Pakistan to ‘clean up’ ?

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Is China nudging Pakistan to ‘clean up’ ?

China has been quietly hinting to Pakistan that it has to get its act together on terrorism, otherwise it might have to rethink its position, according to a report in Asia Times. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif,  seems to have finally realized that Pakistan cannot fully reap the benefits of CPEC(China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) if eastern […]

Why China moves closer to Pakistan …

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Why China moves closer to Pakistan …

An escalation in tensions between India and Pakistan is likely to increase Chinese support for Pakistan and add impetus to India’s strategic partnership with the United States. This will further polarise the subcontinent geopolitically and increase the nuclear threat in South Asia, says an article in South China Morning Post. China is now expected to […]

Sri Lanka has eradicated Malaria, here’s how …

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Sri Lanka has eradicated Malaria, here’s how …

Sri Lanka is ‘Malaria Free. ’ Experts and authorities attribute Sri Lanka’s success in eliminating malaria from the island to a concerted effort by multiple programmes acting in concert with a robust national healthcare system. The fight against malaria took 25 years. Hemantha Herath, deputy director of Sri Lanka’s anti malaria campaign, says that case […]

Pak shouldn’t envy Indo-Afghan friendship: Ghani

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Pak shouldn’t envy Indo-Afghan friendship: Ghani

New Delhi: “Every Indian is now contributing one US dollar to Afghanistan,” said Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday,(14 Sept) even as he called for greater regional cooperation in South Asia. He also said Pakistan should not feel threatened by bilateral cooperation between peace-loving countries. “We do not have agreed rules of the game […]

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