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Manushi, a 28-week-old infant from Rajasthan, India, became the smallest surviving baby to have ever born in South Asia. Born on June 15, 2017, Manushi weighed just 14 ounces -- not bigger than a large bar of Cadbury chocolate -- making her one of the smallest babies ever to be born in the world, ...
Colombo - women over the age of 18 in Sri Lanka are now allowed to buy alcohol and work in places where the drinks are produced and sold. The government said it was amending a 1955 law that it agreed was discriminatory against women. The law had stated that any alcoholic drink, including wine, ...

Kolkata: The New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) is developing New Town as a leading Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions (MICE) destination of South Asia. New Town has an area of about 7,000 acres which is designed for a population of over 10 lakh. The township is 5 ...
UDAIPUR: 'Miracle baby' Seeta is the 'smallest' baby ever to survive not only in India but also in South Asia. The baby is born to a couple married for 35 years and when ... There is no reported survival of a baby weighing this small in India and South Asia. Last reported smallest survival was a baby Rajni ...
Fnss, a joint venture between Turkey's Nurol Holding and the U.K.'s BAE Systems, unveiled a medium-weight tank co-developed with Indonesia's PT Pindad during the Istanbul defense industry Fair in Istanbul in May 2017. (Photo by Sinan Tavsan). ISTANBUL -- Turkey is stepping up defense industry ...
The latest U.S. spat with Pakistan, initiated by President Donald Trump's inaugural tweet of 2018, suggests that the recently revamped U.S. South Asia strategy may already be in jeopardy. The South Asia strategy was in some ways a test run for the National Security Strategy (NSS). As the first major ...

A recent NY Times article discussed the 'volcano of diabetes' upon which India is sitting. The cause? A population predisposed to Type 2 diabetes, that has increasing access to America's favorite diabetes-linked consumables such as junk food, Fast Food, and soda. This is a new and growing problem, but ...
The ongoing political crisis in Balochistan is one of the multiple conflicts in South Asia's peripheries. A cursory look at them across different states in the region will highlight a geographic reality -- they are concentrated more on the border regions/provinces and peripheries. Balochistan, FATA, J&K ...
UDAIPUR: 'Miracle baby' Seeta is the 'smallest' baby ever to survive not only in India but also in South Asia. The baby is born to a couple married for 35 years and when ... There is no reported survival of a baby weighing this small in India and South Asia. Last reported smallest survival was a baby Rajni ...
ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's LVL Energy Fund will invest in South Asia and Africa due to limited growth potential in the island due to the lack of stable policy and transparent energy pricing. LVL Energy Fund raised Rs1.2 billion with a public offering of a 20.6% stake in the company in December 2017.
As could be expected, US President Donald Trump's announcement that he is suspending aid to Pakistan has set off a firestorm in South Asia, with Pakistani officials indignantly defending themselves and their Indian counterparts - Pakistan's bitter rivals - jubilant. Although the suspension is also likely to ...
When heavy monsoon rains triggered unprecedented flooding last August in the area around western Nepal's Babai and West Rapti rivers, the swollen waters crossed the border into India within a few hours. But swift warnings from Nepali authorities to the downriver Indian states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh ...
Jan 10, 2018-The 26th Steering Committee Meeting of the Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Programme (COSCAP-South Asia) opened Tuesday with the aim of taking policy decisions on practical measures to achieve the common safety goal of the region. The conference will ...
After closely following the ship recycling industry for more than four years, I have realized that certain groups and organizations within the industry vehemently oppose the recycling facilities flourishing in South Asia. Umpteen times, such groups have reiterated that beaching yards in South Asia undertake ...
New Delhi, India/January 08, 2017: In an exclusive interaction with the UNODC Regional Office for South Asia, the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India, Mr. Syed Muazzem Ali, identified drug use and radicalisation as critical regional challenges, while calling for greater cooperation between South ...
China's growing influence in South Asia worries Indian officials. They perceive the high-level diplomatic visits, infrastructure projects and investment and trade with neighbouring countries as chipping away at alliances with an eye on dividing and encircling. But New Delhi should not be so sensitive to such ...
Dhaka (AFP) - Temperatures in subtropical Bangladesh hit a 70-year-low Monday (Jan 8) as authorities handed out tens of thousands of blankets to help the poor fight a record cold spell, officials said. The mercury plunged to a frigid 2.6 degrees Celsius in some parts of Bangladesh, well below average in ...

FOR quite some time, there have been extensive debates about the peace and stability in South-Asia. Many have been seeing it in danger - a nuclear flashpoint- and a threat to world peace. These speculations have become louder after President Donald Trump in his Tweet on the eve of New Year ...
Dhaka (THE DAILY STAR/Asia NEWS NETWORK) - As many as 28 children are murdered and 49 raped in Bangladesh every month, according to a report by Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar Forum (BSAF), a network of non-government organisations. It observed that such incidents resulted from legal tangles ...
After closely following the ship recycling industry for more than four years, I have realized that certain groups and organizations within the industry vehemently oppose the recycling facilities flourishing in South Asia. Umpteen times, such groups have reiterated that beaching yards in South Asia undertake ...
Russia's sales efforts in South Asia also include a project to build an offshore pipeline linking Pakistan with an Iranian gas field where it holds concessions. The offshore pipeline could also be extended eastward to India. According to a Dec. 13 report by Tass, a Russian news agency, Gazprom, a Russian ...
Of the 7,099 living languages, South Asia is one of the most linguistically diverse areas in the world with four language families comprising more than 650 individual languages, according to organisers of the ongoing 13th International Conference of South Asian Languages and Literatures in Mysuru.
New Delhi, January 8: The Indira Gandhi International Airport in the national capital has become South Asia's first airport to handle over 6 crore passengers in a year. Despite facing infrastructure crunch and a surge in demand for air travel, IGI airport was much ahead of big hubs in Asia in 2017.
Islamabad (AFP) - Barely 15 days old, Kinza whimpers at an Islamabad hospital where she is suffering from diarrhoea and a blood infection, a tiny victim among thousands afflicted by Pakistan's severely polluted and decreasing water supplies. Cloaked in a colourful blanket, Kinza moves in slow motion, ...
The 336-page book has no mention about the two largest countries in South Asia, India or Pakistan. There is a two-line exchange about H1B visas between Trump and Rupert Murdoch, but the context was to illustrate the media baron's relationship with the US president, and their differing perception of ...
For quite some time, there have been extensive debates about the peace and stability in South-Asia. Many have been seeing it in danger - a nuclear flashpoint- and a threat to world peace. These speculations have become louder after President Donald Trump in his Tweet on the eve of New Year ...
Speaking to Pentagon reporters for the second consecutive day, Mattis said the strategy in South Asia reinforces some of the troops in the region. "We found some forces didn't have the American advisors they needed, and the ones with Advisors seemed to always win," he said. "The ones without them did ...
Volvo Bus corporation appoints Suresh Chettiar as South Asia head. PTI|. Updated: Jan 05, 2018, 12.06 AM IST. 0Comments. Volvo_reuters "Chettiar brings with him over two decades of Volvo Bus and Volvo Group experience having held senior leadership roles across functions," company said. Volvo Bus Corporation ...
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Islamabad (AFP) - Pakistan has summoned the US ambassador, an embassy spokesman said Tuesday (Jan 2), a rare public rebuke after Donald Trump lashed out at Islamabad with threats to cut aid over "lies" about militancy. Ambassador David Hale was asked to go to the foreign office in the Pakistani ...
In 2017, India and other South Asian countries faced growing challenges in the field of internet freedom, censorship, and freedom of speech & expression. Internet shutdowns. Internet shutdowns and blackouts in conflict areas rose sharply in 2017, threatening citizens' access to communications, ...
Even as New Delhi grapples with the uneasy predictability of dealing "with another Doklam like incident" it has to accept that the confrontation, most importantly, tested (in extremes) the idea of 'regionalism' in South Asia, traditionally seen as India's sphere of influence. The impact of shrewd Chinese ...
For the last couple of years there has been a steady rise in criticism from India and the United States of China's One Belt, One Road (OBOR) global infrastructure project that plans to connect more than 65 economies worldwide. However, OBOR's South Asian belt in the form of CPEC presents a unique ...
Sri Lanka was ranked as first in the South Asian region in the recently published Global Food Security Index 2017, and 66th in the Global Index. Country was named first after being compared with another 113 countries. Bangladesh and Nepal ranked 80th and Myanmar has been reported as 81st in the ...
New DelhiIndia's Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has asked the makers of controversial Bollywood Hindi film Padmavati to undertake 26 cuts and a name change before the release of the movie to the public, officials said yesterday. The film - directed by renowned director Sanjay Leela ...
More than 70 nutritionists, purchasing managers and other decision makers attended the South Asia Trade Exchange, jointly organized by the U.S. Grains Council and the U.S. Soybean Export Council, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, earlier this month. The U.S. Grains Council collaborated with the U.S. Soybean ...
These killings horribly encapsulate the latest picture of threat and danger emerging from the violent discourse overtaking parts of South Asia, and more broadly around the world where authoritarian rule is eroding the very essence of democracy. With it, suffers press freedom and the public's right to know.
As 2017 comes to an end, it's time to assess which stories from South Asia had the most impact. By this I mean which events or ongoing developments shaped a country or the South Asian region, or had an outsized effect on the world. This year, a number of stories from the region drew global headlines, ...
Editor's Note: This is the fifteenth installment of "Southern (Dis)Comfort," a new series from war on the Rocks and the Stimson Center. The series seeks to unpack the dynamics of intensifying competition -- military, economic, diplomatic -- in Southern Asia, principally between China, India, Pakistan, and ...
Pakistan is accusing the United States of "exporting war" and "perpetual instability" in South Asia, and of "speaking Indian language" in bilateral dealings. ... two countries are on a collision course, particularly since August when President Donald Trump unveiled a new policy for Afghanistan and South Asia.
He will also detail the South Asia strategy to them personally. The secretary has already met face-to-face with leaders in India and Afghanistan and with NATO allies in Brussels to discuss the plan, and this visit is part of "a continued dialogue, in what our vision is for the Afghan peace process," he said.
South Asian countries must also adhere to international conventions regarding refugees when addressing the migration crisis. India, the clear regional superpower in South Asia, is a signatory to several international conventions on human rights, including the recent New York Declaration for Refugees and ...
More than 70 nutritionists, purchasing managers and other decision makers attended the South Asia Trade Exchange, jointly organized by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC), in Colombo, Sri Lanka, last month.
The Indian payments space is extremely vibrant and fraught with developments today. The market is evolving continually, moving towards a less-cash economy. We are also in a market that is well-regulated, has a large number of users and is constantly devising ways to smartly combat transaction fraud.
COX'S BAZAR (AFP) - Bangladesh wants to send up to 100,000 Rohingya back to Myanmar in the first batch of repatriations of Muslim refugees who fled ethnic violence this year, officials said on Friday (Dec 29). Senior minister Obaidul Quader said a list of 100,000 names was to be sent to the Myanmar ...
firefighters trying to extinguish the blaze at 1 Above, a popular bar-restaurant on the top floor of a building in the Kamala Mills district in Mumbai early yesterday morning. It was reported that many victims could not find emergency exits. Firefighters found that there were no extinguishers, and there were ...
Delhi book lovers founders Meenakshi Goyal and Kunal Gupta with opposition politician Shashi Tharoor (far Delhi Book Lovers founders Meenakshi Goyal and Kunal Gupta with opposition politician Shashi Tharoor (right), who wrote An Era Of Darkness: The British Empire In India. PHOTO: KUNAL GUPTA ...
These killings horribly encapsulate the latest picture of threat and danger emerging from the violent discourse overtaking parts of South Asia, and more broadly around the world where authoritarian rule is eroding the very essence of democracy. With it, suffers press freedom and the public's right to know.
As 2017 comes to an end, it's time to assess which stories from South Asia had the most impact. By this I mean which events or ongoing developments shaped a country or the South Asian region, or had an outsized effect on the world. This year, a number of stories from the region drew global headlines, ...


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