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A fellowship at Jawaharlal Nehru University

Ishtiaq Ahmed recollects his experience and interaction on building India-Pakistan relations during his recent visit to Jawaharlal Nehru Uniniversity at New Delhi

WHY UK STUDENTS SHOULD COME TO INDIA - UK High Commissioner, Sir James Bevan KCMG

Speech by UK High Commissioner, Sir James Bevan KCMG at British Council, New Delhi, 6 September 2013. He encouraged students from UK to come and study in India.

India is a gift that keeps on giving

It’s mid-August, the time of the year when more than a billion people of Indian ancestry around the globe will celebrate the defining moment that triggered the end of European colonial rule over much of Asia and Africa.

Now a chaupal for Indo-Pak Peace!

Mission Bhartiyam, an India-based not for profit organization has come up with the idea of holding ‘chaupals’ (informal interactions) between people on both sides writes Nidhi Shendurnikar Tere

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Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency

If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor . 

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Bangladesh, ADB sign deal for rural road network

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government have signed an agreement for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh.

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