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Almost 750 million people in South Asia were affected by a combination of climate hazards in the decade after 2000, according to a new research report by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI).

 

With the support of nearly two-third electoral votes in Parliament, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba was elected as the new Prime Minister of Nepal, 12 years after he was removed by King Gyanendra Shah. He becomes the 40th Prime Minister of Nepal.

 

The much anticipated elections to elect a new Prime Minister in Nepal, which was supposed to take place on Sunday, has now been deferred to Tuesday.

 

In a veiled attack on Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it is countries  which arm, finance and provide communication support to terrorists and called upon all nations to rise above ideas like "good terrorism, bad terrorism" to save humanity from destruction.

 

The situation was tense on the disputed boundary (Line of Control) in Kashmir between India and Pakistan even as Indian Army chief, General Bipin Rawat, held a high-level security review with  his top military commanders in Srinagar, amid escalated cross-border shelling and gunfire.

 

At least 80 people were killed and over 300 injured, many critically, when a truck packed with explosives blew up during morning rush hour in the Afghan capital's diplomatic zone near the Indian embassy on Wednesday.

 

Pakistan’s newest extremist leader Hafiz Abdul Rehman kki has mocked his country’s army, calling it the puppet of the Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD), the terror group he now heads, even as the country's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, admitted that Islamabad "chooses not to act" against such groups.

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a four-nation tour of Europe Monday (May 29) where cooperation on counter-terrorism, civil nuclear technology, free trade, defence, science and technology and investment would dominate the bilateral summit agenda.

 

The UN will require Sri Lankan troops to undergo “enhanced screening” for human rights violations going back to the final years of the civil war before they can be deployed as peacekeepers.

 

India’s top diplomats held a four-day brainstorming session in New Delhi this month to strategise and decide how India should engage with major global powers and countries in the immediate neighbourhood, writes Nilova Roy Chaudhury

 


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India has accused the United Nations Security Council and the international community of tending to ignore the terrorists ravaging Afghanistan and their backers while these forces “have stood up against one of the biggest collective military efforts in the world.”
 
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Close Canada-India collaboration in health and wellness is a journey that commenced in 2015 in Toronto, when the first major health summit was held, and ended in March 2017 in New Delhi.
 
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With weird concoction like "Beer Yoga" getting popular as the next big international fitness craze, the ancient art of inner blossoming is seemingly going topsy-turvy. And as yoga hogs the limelight on its third International Day, the loud call for saving the spirit of the ancient and modern practice can't be swept under
 
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The death of deputy superintendent Mohammed Ayub Pandith at the hands of a lynch mob highlights the dangers to the police in Kashmir today, whether from gun-wielding militants or locals disgruntled with the Indian State.
 
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Sher Bahadur Deuba has been elected Prime Minister of Nepal at an especially fragile time in the life of the 11-year-old Himalayan republic.
 
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