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Saturday, 23 July 2011 13:02

India: Tale of ‘unknown citizens'

Chennai (India) – When Kumar was discovered lying outside the Nageswara Rao Park last week, he was slowly dying of dehydration. He had not eaten in 12 days. “He said …
Islamabad – Bilateral relations between Iran and Pakistan are growing in various fields especially in the energy sector as Pakistan is in dire need of energy to overcome the current …
Tuesday, 19 July 2011 12:56

A cruise on the highway to glory

As more than 50,000 fans crammed the Bombay Gymkhana ground on December 15, 1933, a cricketer of special talent made his mark in the first ever Test on Indian soil. …
Dhaka – The Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna during his recent visit said, among other things, that cultural relationship between the two countries should be strengthened. But Bangladesh satellite …
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 09:49

Nepal: Gone with the wind

Kathmandu – Misfortune never comes alone. It comes together with sisters and daughters as well, it is widely believed. Sometimes even the "neighbors" follow. Nepal’s national superman, a made one …
Tuesday, 12 July 2011 13:01

Pakistan’s post-flood blues

Islamabad – Nearly one year after devastating floods swamped vast tracts of land across Pakistan, affecting over 20 million people, many survivors are still struggling to rebuild their lives as …
Monday, 11 July 2011 15:55

A promising budget for Bhutan

Thimphu – Bhutan's annual Budget for fiscal year (FY) 2011-2012, was presented by the Finance Minister of Bhutan on June 20, 2011. With an increased allocation to health and education …
Saturday, 09 July 2011 13:29

Tehran cheaper than New Delhi: Report

New Delhi, July 09 – Government may be finding it difficult to battle soaring inflation in the country, but a global survey has found two key Indian cities -- Mumbai …
It was a piece of intelligence worthy of what the Russians call the “tournament of shadows”, when the great powers of the era – London and St Petersburg – vied …
Existing water treaties are in India's favour, which troubles Nepal and prevents the much needed development of hydro-projects there. Water is currently a source of some tension between India and …
Dhaka – The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has urged the government to gradually increase the direct budget allocation for child-related initiatives in the coming years. The call was made …
Islamabad – Up to five million people in Pakistan are at risk from floods this year, partly due to poor reconstruction and the inadequate rehabilitation of survivors who are still …
Monday, 20 June 2011 13:27

India, Pakistan to review nuclear CBMs

New Delhi – India and Pakistan are set to review nuclear-related confidence-building measures at the Foreign Secretary-level talks, scheduled for June 23 and 24 in Islamabad. Though both sides do …
Female foeticide, infanticide and human trafficking make India the world's 4th most dangerous country for women, with Afghanistan's violence and poverty taking it to the top spot, followed by Congo …
India’s annual inflation rate rose to a higher-than-expected 9.06 per cent in May, adding to the pressure on the central bank to increase rates despite slowing growth. The benchmark wholesale …
New Delhi – The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit to be held in Kazhak capital Astana on June 15, will see SCO member states adopt a memorandum on the obligations …
BY Kailash Satyarthi* -- While governments and civil society commemorate the World Day Against Child Labour on June 12, over 20 crore children are still engaged as child labourers. More …
Colombo (Daily Mirror) – The threat of nuclear disasters has been foremost in the minds of many, following the Japanese Earthquake and consequent tsunami in early march. With the Fukushima …
Ibrahimpatnam, Inida – D. Maniamma, for one, has had enough of microlenders.After borrowing more than 50,000 rupees ($1,115) over the years to fund her business selling clothes in this dusty …
New Delhi – India, where 95,000 adolescents are living with HIV, has been listed along with the sub-Saharan countries having the highest number of youngsters infected by the deadly virus, …