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India now a major force in South-South cooperation

Enhanced South-South cooperation among developing countries fueled by the rapid economic growth of some in their ranks should not be used as an excuse by developed countries of the North to cut back aid, India has said.

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India's business regulation reforms get World Bank recognition

The series of business regulation reforms carried out in India to promote investments and enterprise have received recognition from the World Bank, vaulting 53 positions in its Ease of Doing Business ranking over the last two years.

Saudi Arabia pledges $6 bn bailout for Pakistan

After weeks of speculation, Saudi Arabia on Tuesday stepped forward with a $6 billion bailout package for Pakistan’s ailing economy. The package includes $3bn balance of payments support and another $3bn in deferred payments on oil imports.

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.

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