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New Delhi, May 31 – Anti-tobacco campaigns by the Indian government and stringent pictorial warnings on packages of smoking and chewable tobacco products seem to have increased the number of …
New Delhi – At a time when State-owned Air India is struggling to recover from the losses incurred during the recent 10-day pilots' strike, the ailing national carrier finds itself …
Saturday, 28 May 2011 15:26

SRI LANKA: Women "key" to water projects

POLONNARUWA – Women could prove key to the success of Sri Lanka's rural water and sanitation projects, experts and villagers say. As a five-year project to reduce time spent collecting …
Wednesday, 25 May 2011 09:18

Nepal: Need for workable compromise

The next few days will offer an opportunity to Nepal's political class to re-engineer the political consensus that has been missing since the 2008 elections. With the term of Nepal's …
Monday, 23 May 2011 13:07

Home schooling in Bangladesh

This year, like in the previous years, thousands of students from different secondary schools have passed their SSC examinations with stupendous results. It has been reported that the percentage of …
Satara – A decade ago, Rahul Pawar made an unusual and risky choice – to grow flowers in the centre of India’s biggest sugar-producing state. Now he’s reaping the rewards …
New Delhi – This summer it is destination Africa for India Inc. Political leaders, industrialists and businessmen are increasingly looking to tap the resource-rich countries of the world’s second largest …
New Delhi – India’s inflation rate rose more than estimated in April, adding pressure on the central bank to extend interest-rate increases as the biggest rise in gasoline tariffs in …
New Delhi – India’s move to increase gasoline prices by the most in three years may accelerate what is already the fastest inflation rate among Asia’s major economies, damping demand …
Hyderabad, May 13: Those of us concerned with the rapidly falling Sex Ratio (SR), as a result of rampant Sex Selective Abortions (SSA), had been waiting expectantly for the Census …
Hyderabad, India – Officials said there are 250 revolvers, 300 rifles and 130 pistols owned by individuals in the Central Zone. Similarly, in the North zone areas like Secunderabad, Begumpet, …
Thursday, 28 April 2011 14:40

External challenges to Sri Lanka

Colombo – Behind its splendid stone facade, the Acadamie Diplomatique Internationale has been in existence from the early decades of the last century, and according to its head, was discussing …
When Sathya Sai Baba died on 24th April 2011 at the age of 85 years, he proved once again that miracles and predictions fail. He had predicted at a public …
A PTI report from Kathmandu of 15th April, 2011 said that Nepal and Bhutan agreed to “kick-start” the stalled negotiations for the “repatriation of Bhutanese refugees languishing in camps in …
Kathmandu – After a successful signing of economic framework agreement with US, Nepal is gearing up to enter into a trade agreement with Bhutan. Thimpu had shown interest in signing …
Friday, 15 April 2011 15:17

China, India changing world economy

The world economy’s centre of gravity is shifting rapidly to Asia, which will soon rival Wall Street as a source of routine market signals, Australia’s central bank chief said Thursday. …
According to media reports, the Sri Lankan government has taken a policy decision to consider pursuing nuclear power as an option for future electricity generation and has requested assistance from …
New Delhi, March 20 – India faces pressure to step up its battle against price gains even after the steepest interest-rate increases among Asia’s major economies, as oil costs rise …
Thursday, 17 March 2011 07:08

Pakistan’s Nuclear Bayonet (Part 2)

Here is the second and concluding part of an article written by Professor of nuclear and high-energy physics, Pervez Hood-Bhaiy, titled Pakistan's Nuclear Bayonet that appeared on February 17 in …
Monday, 14 March 2011 07:03

Pakistan’s Nuclear Bayonet (Part 1)

Is the title of an article written by Pervez Hood-Bhaiy that appeared on February 17 in the Islamabad-based English language daily National Herald on the two-edged sword that nuclear arms …
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