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India, Iran, Afghanistan to boost economic, counter-terrorism cooperation

Despite heightened tensions over fresh US sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme, India, Iran and Afghanistan agreed to strengthen economic and counter-terrorism cooperation in their first tripartite meeting held in Kabul on Tuesday.

India, US armies to train together in mountain warfare

Some 700 Indian and US soldiers will hone their counter-terrorism skills in mountainous terrain in the foothills of Himalayas in Uttarakhand from next week, furthering interoperability between the armies of the two countries.

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of former Pakistan PM, dead

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, passed away in London on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer, her brother-in-law and PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif said.  The former PM and his daughter are both currently serving their sentences in Rawalpindi's Adiala Jail.

Maldivians worried if China will take over assets, like in Africa

With three of the largest Chinese projects in the Maldives said to be worth $1.5 billion, social media has been flooded with concern and disapproval following reports that China is to take over Zambia’s international airport if that country fails to pay back its foreign debt.

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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 ...