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India still accounts for 58 per cent of the global leprosy burden of 2.28 lakh cases.
Monday, 01 October 2012 19:49

A tea cup of woes for consumers

Tea prices have shot up this year on account of dry weather conditions during the early part of the year followed by floods in Assam.
Tuesday, 25 September 2012 17:05

Fresh stalemate in Nepal’s politics

Less than a week after Nepal’s major parties took an in-principle decision to hold elections for a new Constituent Assembly, jostling over government leadership has resulted in a fresh political …
Saturday, 15 September 2012 18:19

Laments Daily: Laughter has died in Pakistan

Islamabad – A Pakistani daily wished Saturday that the old times would return "so that the sound of unrestrained laughter can be heard more often across our towns and cities".
Monday, 10 September 2012 17:43

Value of life only Rs 220,000 in India: report

New Delhi – The value of life is only Rs 2.2 lakh (every lakh equals 100,000) in India if the average compensation paid for deaths during clinical trials of drugs …
In a one-on-one meeting on the sidelines of the NAM summit in Tehran last week, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Nepal’s PM Baburam Bhattarai had a brief discussion on bilateral …
Rice production in India, the world’s second-biggest grower, is poised to slump from a record as the worst monsoon since 2009 reduces planting, potentially lowering exports and boosting global prices.
Islamabad – Pakistan's elite "toe the American line and behave like foreign agents", said disgraced nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan who lamented the "current inept and corrupt rulers have destroyed …
Mumbai – A decade ago, Chandrakant's fishing village in India's financial capital Mumbai lived mostly by candlelight. What people did not have — electricity — they stole.
Ninety five per cent Pakistanis believe they are in financial trouble and blame their government for the same, says a US survey.
Kathmandu – Shanta Chaudhary was eight years old when her parents sold her into effective slavery for $75, sending her to scrub, cook and sweep for 19 hours a day …
Gauhati – For two whole days and nights on June 26 and June 27, Bhimbahadur Pare and other residents of Phateki village including women and children were on rooftops of …
Islamabad – Less than four months ago the world was cheered to learn that India had gone a full year with no new cases of polio — a landmark that …
Dhaka – Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink... A cluster of striking images by leading South Asian documentary photographer Munem Wasif turns the spotlight on the water …
New Delhi – India’s economic growth rate slipped to 5.3 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2011-12, lowest in nearly 9 years due to poor performance of the manufacturing …
India’s Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's assurance that Indian economy was 'intact' notwithstanding, the falling rupee is stirring enough of worries among the policymakers in New Delhi and businesses across India, …
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 16:24

Oil boost for Bangladesh

Dhaka – Bangladesh, whose economy is crippled by power outages and treasury-sapping oil import bills, has discovered new oil reserves in Sylhet, the country's northern region.
Colombo – Hearing I was off to the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, a friend wrote 'come back and tell us what you learned.' This question was on my mind when …
All Sri Lankans, irrespective of their ethnic, religious and political belongings, will celebrate the third anniversary of the Security Forces liberating the country from the clutches of LTTE terrorism. It …
Mumbai – Afflicted by misgovernance and corruption, India's global clout has waned over the past year but could swing back if the economy regains its growth trajectory, says a geopolitical …