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Afghanistan, Pakistan spar over Ghazni attack responsibility

KABUL: Afghan officials allege that dozens of Pakistani nationals were among more than 400 militants killed in fierce battles in southeastern Ghazni province in the past several days, a claim stoutly denied by Pakistan.

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53 dead, 100,000 displaced in Nepal floods

At least 53 people were dead in the last two days and about 100,000 displaced in Nepal’s floods and landslides triggered by torrential rain across the Himalayan nation. 

Indian, Bhutan talk about Doklam in Kathmandu

India and Bhutan held their first high-level meeting since the weeks-old military standoff with China in Doklam plateau in Bhutan.

Sri Lanka Foreign Minister resigns over corruption charges

Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake resigned on August 10 over corruption charges in a bond scam but maintained he had done no wrong. runanayake resigned ahead of a no-confidence vote requested by a group of opposition legislators.

Indian foreign minister to visit Bangladesh in September

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Dhaka in the first half of September to attend the fourth Bangladesh-India Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting.  The JCC meeting is to review the implementation and progress of decisions taken during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to India in April this year.

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Six new elephant corridors to protect natural nomads

Expressing concern over the increasing number of elephant deaths in India, an international organisation involved in the preservation and protection of these animals globally has stressed the urgent need for a comprehensive policy change in the country to arrest the rapid fall in elephant population.


India’s growth trajectory predicated on structural reform

India’s ruling NDA regime will, no doubt, bask in the glow of regaining the world’s fastest-growing economy position according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).