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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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Doval meets Yang Jiechi ahead of Indian ministers' visit

India's National Security Adviser Ajit Doval on Friday met China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi ahead of important visits by two Indian ministers in April and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in June.

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Nepal's economy to grow by 4.9% in FY2018: ADB

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has projected that Nepal's economy will grow at a slower pace of 4.9 per cent in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 from 6.9 per cent in 2017.

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Hasina announces abolishing quotas for government jobs

Amid student protests, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday announced she will be abolishing the quota system for government jobs.

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World Bank approves $55mn for Bangladesh project

The World Bank has approved $55 million to expand the use of clean renewable energy in rural areas of Bangladesh where grid electricity cannot reach easily.

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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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