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Hindu nationalism 'eroding' India's secular nature: US Congressional report

Hindu nationalism has been a rising political force in India in recent decades, "eroding" its secular nature, a US Congressional report has said, asserting that social media platforms provide "both tacit and overt sanction" for rising incidents of "majoritarian violence" in the country.

US, Bangladesh hold talks on trade, labour reforms

The US and Bangladesh have discussed trade, digital economy and labour reforms at a key meeting here.

India, Russia set two-way investment target of $50 bn

India and Russia have set a new two-way investment target of $50 billion by 2025 following a meeting between Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov here on Friday during which bilateral cooperation across various sectors was reviewed.

Bhutan holds primary round of general elections

Bhutan went to the polls on Saturday in the primary round of its third general elections since it became a democracy in 2008.  
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For creating an ecologically-friendly environment in Pakistan

  Unchecked urbanisation, overpopulation, tap water mixed with sewage water, raw industrial domestic effluents going straight into River Ravi without any cleansing process. Depleting ground water without adequate recharge of ground aquifers.


Fitch raises India's FY19 GDP growth forecast to 7.8%

US multinational Fitch Ratings on Friday raised India's GDP growth forecast for the current fiscal to 7.8 per cent, up from their earlier estimate of 7.4 per cent, indicating, however, that ...