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In a apparent reference to India's increasing influence in South Asia, Pakistan's envoy to the US has said that the realignments in Asia pose new challenges for Pakistan.
Lahore: Inequality is at its peak with its fangs spread out across the world, including Pakistan, where certain sections of the society are subjected to inhumane behaviour, said Faiqa Mansab, the author of novel titled This House of Clay and Water.
Nagarik report headlined "Govt to present full budget on May 29" by Balkrishna Gyawali datelined Kathmandu has quoted unnamed sources in two instances: A senior officer from the Ministry of finance, and another officer from the same ministry.
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Annapurna Post report headlined "Many Invalid votes, many people cross-voted" by Narendra and Gopi Krishna datelined Kathmandu has quoted unnamed sources in two instances: Knowledgeable sources, and officers involved in vote-counting.
Come the month of May and lovers of nature get another visual treat - the 'Amaltas' or Laburnum (Cassia fistula) tree in full bloom - a sight for sore eyes if ever there was one!
On 6 June 1998, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1172 and expressed deep concern over the risk of a nuclear arms race in South Asia.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping on May 13, ahead of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing.
Traffic on Marine Drive on November 23, 2012 in Mumbai, India. For about three decades, much of ASEAN has experienced strong growth driven by exports, ...
BENGALURU: Months before India put PM Modi's space diplomacy into the orbit connecting South Asian countries, scientists had set up a hotline between Umsaw, a remote village in Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, and the PMO to demonstrate certain features that ...
The Asia-Pacific Regional Office United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA APRO) and the UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia (UNICEF ROSA) hosted a three-day expert group meeting to examine the evidence around programming and policies to end ...
New Delhi (AFP) - An Indian woman cut off a man's penis after he allegedly tried to rape her at her house in the southern state of Kerala, police said on Saturday (May 20).
PP prices declined in South Asia this week. The price fall was on the back of bearish buying trends coupled with deals heard to have been done at lower price levels in the region.
Mumbai (Reuters) - environmentalists on Thursday (May 18) lambasted ambitious plans to bring much needed water to remote central India by linking two rivers, in the latest clash over dwindling water resources.
THE HAGUE (AFP) - The UN's top court on Thursday (May 18) ordered Pakistan to stay the execution of an Indian national convicted of spying, in a victory for New Delhi over its bitter rival.
Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said the government will construct a new airport, which is to be the largest in South Asia, on the West Bank of Padma River where wide-bodied aircraft equivalent to Airbus A380 could land and take off. "We're keen to ...
South Asia's 'HONY' Shares Stories Of Poverty, Hardship, Hope. He highlights sex workers, child laborers, abused women and others whose voices need to be heard.
The criminal jurisprudence of most of South Asia on death penalty falls short of international obligations and its high time to rethink their stand on the death penalty.
The search for alternative sources of tourism revenue is part of Ms. Tsai's New Southbound Policy, a plan to shift Taiwan's economy away from its dependence on China, and to strengthen ties with 18 countries in South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
Kathmandu, May 16: Orthodontists from various countries of South Asia have assembled in Kathmandu for the 2nd South Asia International Orthodontic Congress & 7th ODOAN Orthodontic Conference that kicked off here on Tuesday. The orthodontists ...
The policy priorities are published in an ESCAP report, titled 'Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in South Asia: Key Policy Priorities and Implementation Challenges.' Seven priorities are identified. Besides sustainable industrialization and ...
Annapurna Post report headlined "UML collected signatures of its parliamentarians" datelined Kathmandu has quoted unnamed sources in three instances: A parliamentarian, a parliamentarian representing the CPN-UML and a source.
Mr S. Iswaran (centre) and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu (on his right) at a ceremony yesterday to lay the foundation stone for the start-up area in Amaravati, which will be developed in phases.
South Asia's emergence as a leading economic power is in the making, and credit goes to China's One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative.
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After all, the relationship between Britain and South Asia goes all the way back to the founding of the East India Company in 1600 and, you know, that whole colonialism thing.
Nepal and India had signed a MoU in March 2016, stating no objection to the launching of the satellite and that Nepal was eager to benefit from it.
Heems, rapper with Swet Shop Boys, shared a long twitter thread of his favorite rap songs that sample music from South Asia and the Mena regions (Middle East and North Africa). This is the artist who once rapped "I'm so New York I still don't bump ...
JWT South Asia appoints Raji Ramasway as CEO of Contract. Communications agency J Walter Thompson Company (JWT) South Asia today said it has appointed Raji Ramasway as the CEO of Contract Advertising with effect from July 3, 2017.
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has said the country's debt-to-GDP ratio is the highest in South Asia. According to the World Economic Outlook database of April 2017, published by the International Monetary Fund, Bhutan's public debt is 112.87 percent of ...
Heems, rapper with Swet Shop Boys, shared a long twitter thread of his favorite rap songs that sample music from South Asia and the Mena regions (Middle East and North Africa). This is the artist who once rapped "I'm so New York I still don't bump ...
Cointelegraph is following closely how things are developing in the startups space. This time we suggest to take a look at India. Quite recently New Delhi was set to host South Asia's first Blockchain Incubator Satoshi Studios, named after Satoshi ...
"We are yet to decide which services we'll use and what will be its modality," said Bhrigu Dhunga, who heads the South Asia Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi organised a video conference on the launching ...
A two-day International Conference titled 'Visual South Asia: Anthropological Explorations of Media and culture' began at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban auditorium of Dhaka university on Wednesday.
JAIPUR, India (AFP) - A wall collapsed during a wedding party in western India, killing 24 people including four children, police said on Thursday (May 11).
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/Asia NEWS NETWORK) - Just before his press conference at the end of the 30th Asean Summit in Manila recently, Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak did a quick check with government officials on the latest ...
he countries of South Asia are using the United States and EU's deterrence model of building walls and fences along the border, to deter cross-border terrorism, migration and human trafficking.
The monsoon rains are crucial to the wellbeing of the people and the economy across India and the region.
THIMPHU (KUENSEL/Asia NEWS NETWORK) - Princess Mako will be the third member of the royal family of Japan to visit Bhutan. At the invitation Bhutan's king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Princess Mako of Akishino will visit Bhutan from June 1 to 7 ...
Washington: In light of recent terror attacks on Indian soldiers along the LoC, a top US lawmaker cautioned Islamabad that India would not sit idly to terror attacks, and asked the Islamic republic to curb extremist groups within its territory ...
Large scale terrorist violence continues to beset South Asia today. Over the last decade or so, various terrorist groups have been responsible for the deaths of more than 50,000 people in Pakistan and even more in Afghanistan.
mosques and temples clamor daily for the souls of 1.6 billion people in Nepal, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Maldives and Sri Lanka - the countries of South Asia that make up the world's greatest concentration of people with no access to the ...
United Nations: Pakistan's permanent representative to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi, on Tuesday pressed the UN to get the Kashmir dispute resolved and save South Asia from instability. Representatives from Organisation of Islamic Conference ...
Our course is Nuclear South Asia: A Guide to India, Pakistan, and the bomb. Sameer Lalwani and I are the co-instructors. Travis Wheeler, Gillian Gayner, and Shane Mason spent many long hours pulling this course together - seven course sections, eight ...
South Asia (BP) -- mosques and temples clamor daily for the souls of 1.6 billion people in Nepal, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Maldives and Sri Lanka -- the countries of South Asia that make up the world's greatest concentration of people ...
On May 5, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched a Geosynchronous satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) carrying a satellite called GSAT-9, or the "South Asia" satellite. Technologically, this was just a routine launch for ...
The 15th edition of the annual report documents the deteriorating press freedom situation, media rights issues, and national and regional activities to empower journalists to confront the challenges relating to press freedom in South Asia over the past ...
On May 5, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched a Geosynchronous satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) carrying a satellite called GSAT-9, or the "South Asia" satellite. Technologically, this was just a routine launch for ...
On April 28, Kanak Dixit, a prominent journalist, political activist, writer, and publisher from Nepal, began his talk entitled, "democracy, Civil Society, & human rights in South Asia," by encouraging the audience to look at this part of the world in ...
Kathmandu (AFP) - A South African attempting to climb Mount Everest alone and without a permit has been ordered off the mountain, had his passport confiscated and will be fined US$22,000 (S$30,914), an official said on Monday (May 8).


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