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Pakistan journalists sign petition against media curbs

More than 50 journalists including editors, columnists, media persons and media freedom organisation representatives in Pakistan have signed a petition against the ongoing curbs on freedom of expression in the country.

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Pakistan court bans airing 'contemptuous' speeches by Nawaz, Maryam

The Lahore High Court ordered on Monday a temporary ban on the airing of "contemptuous" speeches about the country's judiciary by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and other PML-N leaders.

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UN urges Maldives to allow ex-president to contest elections

The UN Human Rights Committee on Monday urged the Maldivian government to allow former President Mohamed Nasheed to stand for office, including the upcoming presidential election.

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UN, Bangladesh agree to safe, voluntary Rohingya repatriation

The UN Refugee Agency said it had reached an agreement with the Bangladeshi government for the voluntary repatriation of Rohingya refugees who have fled organised attacks by the security forces in Myanmar.

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India reiterates support for secure, stable Afghanistan

India on Friday reiterated its support for a secure and stable Afghanistan during a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Afghanistan Defence Minister Lt. Gen. Tariq Shah Bahrami in New Delhi.

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Centre for Climate Change and Health launched in Pune

A group of medical educational institutes near Pune launched a Centre for Climate Change and Health -  on the occasion of  World Health Day on April 7, 2018 - to address the immediate and long-term impacts of climate change on public health.

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India to retain fastest growing economy spot: IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that India will retain its top spot as the world's fastest growing economy, helped by structural reforms and the fading of the effects of demon...

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