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Tuesday, 20 September 2011 12:47

Bhutan speeding to a gridlock

Queue all vehicles that vroom the city roads and highways across the country from Thimphu eastward. It will climb over several passes, bend through all zigs and undulating highways that …
Friday, 16 September 2011 15:43

Bangladesh farmers cash in on kidneys

Dhaka – Mofidul Islam, a 23-year-old Bangladeshi farmer unable to pay a series of loans worth about US$800, took the advice of an acquaintance from a nearby village to sell …
Islamabad – The cost of basic food items increased by 74 per cent in three years (from June 2008 to 2011), leading to increased hunger and malnutrition, according to official …
Dhaka – The village of Votbari is a tiny island of India surrounded by a sea of Bangladesh. A victim of absurd map drawing during the 1947 partition of the …
Kathmandu – After failing to name his cabinet even after four days of winning the prime ministerial election due to protracted disagreements with allies and his own party leaders, Nepal's …
Thursday, 01 September 2011 12:27

Eid celebrations in India

New Delhi – Eid-ul-Fitr or Eid, the most important festival of the Islamic calendar, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadhan, was celebrated with traditional fervour and …
Dhaka – Rural areas of Bangladesh are to see an increase in solar electricity generation as part of an ambitious plan to boost the provision of power from renewable sources. …
The International People’s Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Indian-Administered-Kashmir (IPTK), Tuesday urged the government to undertake “investigation, prosecution, and reparation” over the issue of unmarked graves in north …
Beijing – Pakistan is working towards “integrated border management” with China and in creating a trans-regional economic zone with rail linkages between the Gilgit-Baltistan region in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and neighbouring …
Dhaka – Investors and traders fear a slowed-down economy in the ongoing fiscal year (FY) to June 2012, as they fear fresh political violence in the country in the comings …
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 12:00

"WHO warns leprosy spreading in India"

New Delhi – Six years after leprosy was declared officially eliminated in India, officials and doctors are warning that the disfiguring disease is spreading in poverty-stricken pockets of the country. …
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 13:19

Pakistan-India relations revisited

Peace between Pakistan and India is a strategic imperative because of their status as de facto nuclear weapon states and the existence of widespread poverty in both of them. The …
After decades spent in the shadow of their neighbours across the border in Darjeeling, Nepalese tea growers are finally laying out their own stalls in the lucrative global market for …
Saturday, 06 August 2011 08:14

Pak-India commerce ministers to meet

Islamabad – After a gap of over three years, commerce ministers of Pakistan and India will meet in New Delhi next month to discuss trade expansion and proposals to remove …
We are reminded, for some urgent reasons, of Paul Joseph Goebbels, a German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda under Adolph Hitler who had mastered the art of spreading misinformation …
Kathmandu – Given an ultimatum by his own allies, the Maoists, to reshuffle the cabinet by Sunday night or face the withdrawal of their support, and pressured by the opposition …
In August 1974 Government of Bangabandhu in a war ravaged Bangladesh and at infancy of Petrobangla could take over ownership of 5 major discovered gas fields from leading oil company …
Ulaanbaatar – A small but significant step was taken by India towards enlarging the scope of its relationship with land-locked Mongolia when President Pratibha Patil held wide-ranging talks with her …
New Delhi, July 27 (PTI) – The foreign ministers of India and Pakistan agreed during talks, held on Wednesday, to work more closely in fighting terrorism in the region and …
Colombo – Sri Lanka's LB Finance's net profits for the June 2011 quarter grew 94 percent to 351 million rupees from a year ago with a rise in lending, other …