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Jails across Pakistan overcrowded: Report

Jails in Pakistan house 57 per cent more prisoners than their authorised capacity and two-thirds of the total prison population is either awaiting or undergoing trial as compared to 27 per cent at the international level, according to a report.

Islamabad's new international airport inaugurated

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday inaugurated the newly-built Islamabad International Airport with the landing of the first commercial flight.

Pakistan envoy visits Punjab, Haryana, Golden Temple

In a welcome sign of diplomatic thawing, Pakistan High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood paid an official visit to the Indian states of Haryana and Punjab from April 23-25 during which he held talks with state dignitaries, academics, businessmen and media persons. He also visited the Golden Temple, the holiest Sikh shrine in Amritsar. There is still a substantial Sikh population in Punjab and the country's has some of the holiest Sikh shrines, including Nankana Sahib, where Guru Nanak, the first guru of the Sikhs, was born.

CPEC: Super luxury gated golf community coming up in Gwadar

The over $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a key connectivity link of Beijing’s Belt and Road initiative (BRI), is forging ahead, with now a super luxury  $265 million gated golf community planned in the port city of Gwadar. 

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,

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IMF cuts India's growth projection, but it still retains world's top spot

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India's growth projections for this fiscal year to 7.3 per cent and for the next to 7.5 per cent on Monday, although the country will still retain i...

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