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While newly-elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, made some positive overtures to India soon after his party won the election, senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) officials say no major …
The number of cases of burns among women is unusually higher in India with the proportion being undisputedly more in women married for less than 10 years, a latest study …
Thursday, 13 June 2013 10:07

India: Injectable polio vaccine

A 10-month-old baby in Beed district, Maharashtra who recently got infected by a vaccine-derived poliovirus (VDPV) type 2 is yet another reminder that despite India being declared polio free more …
By – Shenali Waduge The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam of LTTE had its ground militant force vanquished by the Armed Forces of Sri Lanka on May 19, 2009 after …
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 08:09

A royalist touches a raw nerve in Nepal

It was an uprising that brought them into power in 2006, but Nepal’s four major parties have decided to reward a controversial figure involved in suppressing the uprising with a …
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:40

Child miners: India's crying shame

Every morning at the crack of dawn, 13-year-old Sagar Kujur joins many others of his age and even younger to trudge towards the coal pits of Ramgarh in Jharkhand, a …
The Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline turned out to be the swan song of the Zardari Government as the President formally inaugurated the so- called peace pipeline project worth $ 7.5 billion …
When the cracks in the building appeared early Tuesday afternoon, a stocky man in his early 30s, a feared political operative who a neighbor says dropped out of school in …
Saturday, 27 April 2013 17:29

India and China: Softly, softly

Indian and Chinese troops are said to be in a standoff in Ladakh, in the Daulat Beg Oldi area. A Chinese military unit has apparently set up a camp fairly …
These findings are the result of a single study and more research is needed on the effects of mango consumption on human health.
Nepal´s flagging economy suffered another setback in the Nepali Year 2069 ended April 13 plagued by prolonging power deficit, frequent labor strikes, widening trade deficit, ebbing investors confidence and low …
An ex-RAW (Research and Analysis Wing-the main external intelligence agency of India) employee takes his boss to court to unveil a riveting story of safe houses for Mossad to operate …
Entire sections of public life have become corrupt in India, says a book by a former officer of the Indian Revenue Service (IRS).
Monday, 25 March 2013 13:10

“Pickup in basmati rice exports”

By: Ashfaq Bokhari -- Pakistan’s basmati rice exports are showing signs of an upswing after suffering a plunge in the first six months of this fiscal year because of domestic …
Thursday, 21 March 2013 14:36

India: No country for newborn children

India loses 4,200 children under the age of five every day. This figure is certainly unacceptable for any emerging country. The collective ache of losing so many newborns is worsened …
Nepal, Bangladesh and Rwanda are "star performers" in reducing the number of poor in their countries compared to larger economies such as India, according to an Oxford University study published …
Despite growing load-shedding countrywide and an injection of over Rs1.4 trillion into the power sector over the past five years, the Pakistani government failed to show any sense of urgency …
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 06:39

Death by a thousand cuts

By: Farahnaz Isfahani (former Pakistani MP) -- Land of the pure or land of the purge? Saturday’s mob attack on a Christian colony in Lahore is a reminder of how …
Road safety measures in Pakistan need to address the cultural belief that death will inevitably come when it comes.
Iran's oil export revenues are helping Indian rice exporters to claw back some of the lucrative business lost to cross-border truckers in Pakistan.