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Wednesday, 06 February 2013 19:09

Infant mortality an area of concern in India

Despite significant efforts to improve child healthcare, the infant mortality rate in India was still an area of grave concern, said UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday.
The import of arms and ammunition, their parts and accessories witnessed a hike by 33 per cent in the fiscal year (FY) 2011-12 thanks to the size and modernisation of …
Tuesday, 18 December 2012 09:21

India to see decrease in malaria cases: WHO

India, the country most affected by malaria in the South East Asian Region, is projected to see a decrease of 50-75 per cent in malaria case incidence by 2015, a …
Thursday, 06 December 2012 06:47

Was Malala Yousafzai used for a larger US plan?

The attack on the teen-aged girl, Malala Yousafzai, by a group of Talean over a month ago in Pakistan has evoked worldwide condemnation. From US President Barack Obama to UN …
The number of new HIV infections in India increased marginally between 2010 and 2011, with Andhra Pradesh estimated to have the highest number of new infections in the 15-49 age …
Thursday, 29 November 2012 13:22

Indian economy to grow at 6.5% in 2013: Report

Indian economy is likely to grow by 6.5 per cent in 2013 driven by favourable external demand outlook and domestic structural reforms push, a Goldman Sachs report said on Thursday.
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 16:29

Nepal's population rises to 26‚494‚505

Nepal’s population has risen to 26,494,505 over the past 10 years — an increase by 3,34,3081, according to a new census, with the annual growth rate of 1.35 per cent.
Thursday, 22 November 2012 16:18

Keeping the nation in the dark

India’s President Pranab Mukherjee’s decision to reject the mercy petition submitted by the lone convict in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, is an instance of how …
Monday, 19 November 2012 17:02

Bhutan switches focus to China

For the first time in the history, Bhutan is asserting its right to have formal ties with China, its northern neighbor and India's arch-rival. New Delhi might need to amend …
Saturday, 17 November 2012 17:18

Power-sharing deal eludes Nepali parties

Despite formal and informal talks, a deal on power-sharing continued to elude Nepal’s two biggest political forces, the ruling Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and principal opposition, Nepali Congress …
Thursday, 08 November 2012 11:14

Bangladesh boosts cash ties with China: Report

Bangladesh, under the hand of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has strengthened its economic ties with China through a series of agreements that will help boost the South Asian country's tourism …
Nepal President Ram BaranYadav and Prime Minister (PM) BaburamBhattarai are locked in a tense stand-off in Nepal, with matters threatening to come to a head over the approval of the …
Thursday, 01 November 2012 13:19

Hydropower development in Nepal

Electricity is one of the most important sources of energy. Industrial development is not possible without electricity. So, electricity plays a vital role in the modern world.
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 17:54

Bhutan's Agriculture Industry Goes 100% Organic

The future of Bhutan's agriculture industry will be organic. The country, which mainly grows oranges, apples, rice and potatoes, had decided to become 100% organic in the next 10 years.
Forget the nuclear liability dispute over Kudankulam, the 2G licenses controversy and delays in the delivery of INS Vikramaditya as reasons for the postponement of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit …
Having made unprecedented progress in polio eradication, India is now gearing up to be declared polio free by 2014 by guarding itself against the import of polio virus from neighbouring …
A new study shows that only one in 50 people killed by the US assassination drones are supposed to be militants in Pakistan while the rest are innocent civilians.
Pakistani authorities have decided to enhance the existing capacity of resources and manpower to ensure fast-tracked trade between Pakistan and India.
Luxury leather goods sold across the world are produced in a slum area of Bangladesh's capital where workers, including children, are exposed to hazardous chemicals and often injured in horrific …
Sunday, 07 October 2012 21:41

Concerns over an aging India

Longer life-spans, combined with families opting to have fewer children, have led to the elderly becoming a growing proportion of India’s population. A picture of the transition and its implications.