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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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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...