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Pakistan will grant India most favoured nation (MFN) status by the end of this year, the country's commerce minister has said.

 

I was a Fulbright Scholar back in 1984—a time when the Soviet Union was still intact; the Internet had not yet been invented; the word “globalisation” was not part of the English lexicon; China had barely begun its development process; and India was still far behind.

 

India’s weakening macro-economic fundamentals have been the focus of attention in recent weeks, and the spurt in current account deficit (CAD) has caused predictable concern writes Parthasarathy Chaganty

 

The World Bank will open an office in Myanmar in June, a bank official said Thursday. "In early June, we will be opening an office in Myanmar, which will be led by a new country manager," said Pamela Cox, World Bank vice president for East Asia and Pacific Region, Xinhua reported.

 

India, Bangladesh and other countries in the region should strengthen existing rail, road and water linkages for their prosperity since "if Bangladesh grows, northeast India would also develop", said Bangladesh's envoy and other experts said in Agartala.

 

Myanmar will buy back 100 megawatts of electricity from China, a major investor in the country's hydro-power projects and receives bulk of the power generated from these plants.

 

Revenue from Myanmar's natural gas exports rose by $640 million to $3.5 billion in the fiscal year 2011-12.

 

With long years of conflict reducing the area under irrigation, Afghanistan is looking for assistance from India and other "friendly countries" in building its water infrastructure and management, says visiting Energy and Water Minister Alhaj M. Ismail.

 

Afghanistan's economy deserves to occupy the top of the agenda of the international community. Afghanistan along with the security and military transition that is in the offing also needs an economic transition

 

Partition, wars and dark days of terrorism, Punjab has seen it all. The relative peace over the past decade and a half, and the new Integrated Check Post at Attari raised fresh hopes of trade flourishing with Pakistan. A limit on the items of import via the land route by the neighbour has, however, dampened spirits in the state

 


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Ruskin Bond’s first novel ‘Room on the Roof’ describes in vivid detail how life in the hills around Dehradun used to be. Bond, who is based in Landour, Mussoorie, since 1963, captured the imagination of countless readers as he painted a picture of an era gone by.
 
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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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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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