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The Burma Centre Delhi (BCD) is planning to launch a forum involving all the Member of Parliaments (MPs) from India's northeastern region to raise the issue of Burma (Myanmar) in a better way in the Indian Parliament.

 
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During the senseless protest demonstrations during the last two weeks, a good news for Afghanistan went unnoticed largely in media. Afghan boxer Hamid Rahimi won the World Boxing Union championship on February 24, 2012 in Hamburg city of Germany. A crowd of enthusiastic fans and officials of the Olympics Committee welcomed him yesterday at Kabul Airport amid chants of victory. Talking to journalists after arrival, Hamid Rahimi dedicated the title to the people of Afghanistan.

 
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More than 20 elected officials and political candidates in the greater Sacramento area met in the Northern California city recently to find out more about a new nonpartisan political organization, the South Asian Community & Culture Political Action Committee. The main speaker at the reception, organized under the theme of “Command Your Future,” was California state Senator Ted Gaines, R-Roseville.

 
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Recently,Parliamentarians from Nepal  had an interaction with their Indian counterparts to decide on the kind of federal system to be adopted in their country ahead of finalising their new constitution.

 
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The number of foreign immigrants living in India is steadily declining, but India continues to be among the 10 countries with the highest in-migration in the world. At the same time, India sends the fourth largest number of emigrants to other countries. 

 
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A children's centre in Colombo has finally been built thanks to the efforts of the people of Leeds.After persevering tirelessly through civil war, flooding, construction challenges and the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami, the new build is now complete.

 
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In Comilla, Bangladesh,(KOICA) Korea International Cooperation Agency  recently finished a 3.5-million-dollar grant aid project to eliminate poverty in local farming communities and improve living conditions.

 
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India and Bangladesh will jointly hold the International Mother Language Day at the no-man's land along the border here February 21 in an effort to enhance the people-to-people contact betweenthe two neighbours. A cultural programme will be performed at the zero point on the border with artistes from both the two countries.

 
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Noting that India has "traditionally played a strong role" in Maldives, the US has said it was working closely with India in resolving the political impasse there after the abrupt exit of its first democratically president last week.

 
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UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged Afghanistan make fighting drug trafficking a priority as opium harvests soar in the world's top producer.Afghanistan grows about 90 percent of the world's opium and production of the drug soared last year by 61 percent, according to the UN drugs and crime office (UNODC).

 


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The words of Ho Chi Minh  “Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty” rang true for the people of the erstwhile East Pakistan when, with increasing brutality, the West Pakistani oppression spread across the land, writes Anwar A Khan from Dhaka
 
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In a significant boost to New Delhi's Act East Policy, India and Japan set up the Act East Forum on Tuesday as agreed during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India this year for the annual bilateral meeting that would help to focus and catalyse development in India's Northeast.
 
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During an awards ceremony honouring six serving and former diplomats and international civil servants for their contributions to world peace and development, the UN was hailed as an institution embodying the Diwali spirit of good overcoming evil. Among those who received the award was Assistant Secretary-General Lakshmi Puri, who is al
 
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When a rising power challenges an incumbent one, war often follows. That prospect, known as the Thucydides trap after the Greek historian who first described it, looms over relations between China and the West, particularly America. So, increasingly, does a more insidious confrontation. Even if China does not seek to conquer foreign la
 
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The first thing that one sees when a flight approaches New Delhi is thick smog that envelopes the city and its lack of greenery.  In almost all other major cities of India lack of greenery is the most obvious sight that one sees when approaching it by air.
 
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Pakistan has agreed to allow the rupee to depreciate after holding talks with the International Mone­tary Fund (IMF) on the country's economy.

 
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Two major global changes in the past year; the ‘Brexit’ referendum and the advent of Donald Trump, writes Sandeep Kaur Bhatia

 
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It is also imperative for India to explore other regions for markets. Its trade deficit with Latin America has been narrowing. Also, its trade with Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala has increased, ...

 
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Title: A Ticket to Syria; Author: Shirish Thorat; Publisher: Bloomsbury India: Pages: 254; Price: Rs 399

 
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Gorichen, a majestic peak in the Eastern Himalayas at an altitude of 22,500 feet, is the highest in Arunachal Pradesh. Beautiful to look at and providing a fantastic view from the top, it is extremely tough climb for mountaineers.

 
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It is often conjectured if the reason for long-standing conflicts and insurgencies, in the developing world, especially South Asia, is not only other powers fishing in troubled waters but also the keenness of arms industries, mostly Western, to...

 
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Title: The People Next Door -The Curious History of India-Pakistan Relations; Author: T.C.A. Raghavan; Publisher: HarperCollins ; Pages: 361; Price: Rs 699

 
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Could the North Korean nuclear issue which is giving the world an anxious time due to presence of hotheads on each side, the invasion of Iraq and its toxic fallout, and above all, the arms race in the teeming but impoverished South Asian subcon...