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A fast, modern and efficient system of transportation is among the most important base requirements for the economic development of a country. Pakistan’s abysmal air and rail networks, as exemplified by the PIA and Pakistan Railways, have massively increased the burden of both passenger and freight traffic.

 
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The child labor has remained rampant in brick kiln industry in the war-ravaged Afghanistan, a joint report of United Nations International Labor Organization (ILO) and Afghan Ministry for Labor, Social affairs, Martyred and Disabled (MoLSAMD),released recently, said.

 
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The newly appointed president of  Maldives, Mohamed Waheed vowed to uphold the rule of law on Tuesday in a statement issued hours after the dramatic resignation of his predecessor, Mohamed Nasheed.Waheed who was Nasheed’s vice president was swiftly sworn in as the new head of state following the resignation announcement.

 
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The project, hereon, entails penetrating into some of the remotest areas without access roads.“Electricity for all” is what the government hopes to achieve by 2013 and having lit up more than 40,000 homes so far, it has achieved 80 percent of that target.

 
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The ministerial session on Sustainable Management of Global Commons in South Asia expressed concern that South Asia is an example that climate change is real and these countries are highly vulnerable. They said that are huge costs in environmental capital due to climate change.

 
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 Nepal needs nearly 20,000 tonnes of cooking gas every month—the demand soars to 25,000 tonnes during winter. But last month Nepal Oil Corporation managed to import only 11,600 tonnes from India.

 
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South Asia possesses potential to become a strong union and Bangladesh is a strong supporter of the region. Countries of this region have a common geography, culture and heritage and they have a right to rule the entire world.

 
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The political situation in Bangladesh has taken a violent turn with the killing of five anti-government activists over two days on Sunday and Monday allegedly in police firing.

 
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After over two decades of terrorist violence and disruptions, there is good news from Jammu and Kashmir as its education system is slowly coming back on the rails.Enrolment is rising and so is the literacy rate.

 
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Secretary General Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed's resignation follows the Maldives government’s outrage over her remarks against the arrest of the country's Criminal Court Chief Judge Abdulla Mohamed.  

 


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spotlight image Since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina assumed office again in Bangladesh in 2009, bilateral relations between New Delhi and Dhaka have been on a steady upward trajectory.
 
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  Nearly 58 per cent of the about 600,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are children who suffer from severe malnutrition, a UN report released said.
 
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A unique and passionate gathering of acrophiles, or mountain lovers, took place in neat and picturesque Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram state in north-eastern India in September.
 
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India’s foreign policy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has attained a level of maturity which allows it to assert itself in an effective manner. This is aimed at protecting the country’s national interests in a sustained way.
 
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With over 100 incidents of braid chopping reported in different parts of Kashmir, there is widespread fear and anger among the people.
 
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According to the National Bureau of Statistics, China's GDP expanded 6.9 percent year on year in the first three quarters of 2017, an increase of 0.2 percent above that of the corresponding period of last year.
 
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As political roller coasters go, there is none as steep and unpredictable as the one shared by the United States and Iran.
 
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In West Asia, the end of one war paves the way for the next. Raqqa, the Syrian capital of the self-styled Islamic State (IS), has fallen to a coalition of rebels, the Syrian Democratic Forces that is backed by the United States.
 
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On “Defining Our Relationship with India for the Next Century”
 
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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...

 
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Title: A Bonsai Tree; Author: Narendra Luther; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 227 Many books have been written on India's partition but here is a firsthand account of the horror by a migrant from what is now Pakistan, who ...

 
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As talk of war and violence -- all that Mahatma Gandhi stood against -- gains prominence across the world, a Gandhian scholar has urged that the teachings of the apostle of non-violence be taken to the classroom.

 
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Interview with Hudson Institute’s Aparna Pande, whose book From Chanakya to Modi: Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy, was released on June 17.

 
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