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China has offered to lift its strategic partnership with India to a “higher level,” and prompted New Delhi to avoid a “zero-sum trap” that was being set up by Washington …
Monday, 22 December 2014 15:37

Indian debt fetches $19 bn in 2014

In a record high, foreign investors have purchased Indian debt securities worth USD 19 billion this year, which marked a 20 per cent jump from the previous year and even …
The provincial government of Balochistan of Pakistan has conveyed a confidential report to the federal government and law enforcement agencies warning of increased footprints of terrorist organisation ISIL, also known …
In yet another endorsement of the new government's policies aimed at reviving the economy, the OECD has bumped up India's growth forecast for next year citing a pickup in investment …
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 11:23

No Indian university on top 200 list

Not a single Indian higher education institution has made it to the top 200 of the QS World University Rankings, which were released on Tuesday morning.
Sunday, 27 July 2014 10:21

Pakistan and the West’s Afghan war

The 13-year US-led Western war on Afghanistan has not only devastated that poor country but also caused great damage to Pakistan. Neighboring Iran has also suffered greatly as a consequence.
India figures third among the top 10 countries where highest number of rapes have taken place in 2010 while in cases of murder, the country comes second in 2012, Rajya …
Delhi has become the world's second most populous city in 2014 after Tokyo, more than doubling its population since 1990 to 25 million, according to a UN report.
Beijing is exploring a trilateral security cooperation with its neighbouring countries India and Pakistan, said a report published on NDTV on Friday.
About 25 km from the Campa Cola Complex in Worli, the Mumbai municipality’s demolition squad recently pulled down 11 floors added illegally to ‘Deshabhimani’ — a building in Siddhartha Nagar …
Narendra Modi’s invitation to the leaders of SAARC countries to attend his swearing-in ceremony was a major diplomatic signal, to the region in particular and to the global community in …
Indian National Congress Party has been holding the political power in India for many long years. This time, however, and during the recent general elections in India, the party, which …
Bangladesh has the capacity to eradicate extreme poverty by 2021, well before other countries in the subcontinent, analysts said.
A dirt track winding through sal-covered hills of Porahat forest give way to a trail deeper into the forest. The steep trail, accessible only on foot for several kilometres, goes …
The Sri Lankan economy has seen robust annual growth at 6.4 percent over the course of 2003 to 2012 and last year recorded a 7.3 percent growth.
Amid housing shortage of up to 25 million units in India, Urban Development Secretary Sudhir Krishna on Friday said there are 11 million homes that are vacant as per the …
Sri Lanka ranked 85th out of 132 countries on Social Progress Index 2014, a new global index released Thursday by a U.S.-based nonprofit, The Social Progress Imperative (SPI).
According to UNICEF and WHO estimates, 10 countries are home to almost two-thirds of the global population without access to improved drinking water sources.
A senior economist in Sri Lanka has said the country has not yet reached the position of a high performing economy following the end of the war.
The Pakistani government has decided to deploy paramilitary troops for security of the capital Islamabad following this month's militants' deadly suicide attack in a local court that had killed 11 …