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Not seen decisive steps against terrorism by Pakistan; US

In remarks sharply critical of Islamabad, the US has said it has not seen any “decisive steps” by Pakistan to demonstrate its commitment towards ensuring that its territory cannot be used by the Taliban, the Haqqani network, and other terror groups.

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Imran's China visit to give fresh impetus to CPEC

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Beijing next month is expected to give fresh impetus to the $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with the signing of a framework agreement on industrial zones, progress on agricultural cooperation and addition of a social sector joint working group.

Bangladeshi PM inaugurates construction of China-financed rail project

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the China-financed Padma bridge rail link project by unveiling its foundation plaque at a ceremony in Munshiganj on the outskirts of capital Dhaka Sunday.

India, China launch training programme for Afghan diplomats

India and China on Monday launched a joint programme to train Afghan diplomats in pursuance of an understanding between the two countries to undertake joint projects in the war-torn nation.

India, Sri Lanka sign MoU for building 1,200 houses

India and Sri Lanka signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) for the construction of 1,200 houses in 50 model villages, using Indian grant assistance of SLR 600 million.

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Sikkim shines; receives FAO award for becoming world's first organic state

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling received the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) prestigious Future Policy Gold Award from its Deputy Director Maria Helena Semedo, who commended the Himalayan state for setting an example to the world by becoming the first totally organic state.


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.