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China backs Pakistan's request for IMF assistance

China has endorsed Pakistan’s request to the IMF for a bailout package, but cautioned that it should not affect economic cooperation between Islamabad and Beijing.

Afghanistan to adopt Delhi's Happiness Curriculum for school kids

Afghanistan, which is working to reform its education system, will adopt the Happiness Curriculum devised by the Delhi state government with the focus on holistic education -- to bring peace to the mind of children.

Chinese debt partly to blame for Pakistan's economic woes: US

The United States has said it will examine closely Pakistan’s request for a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and remarked that “part of the reason that Pakistan found itself in this situation is Chinese debt”.  

‘India partners with Sri Lanka as per its needs’

India has asserted that its projects in Sri Lanka are not limited to specific regions or sectors.

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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 . 


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.