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Saturday, 26 October 2013 13:55

Gender gap widens in Sri Lanka in 2013

Sri Lanka's gender gap significantly increased over the last year and gender equality ranking declined from a 39 in 2012 to a 55 this year, a report released by the …
Over 16 million or half the world's population of modern day slaves live in India and Pakistan, according to the inaugural Global Slavery Index published Thursday.
Fatima's face turned ashen as she recalled how neighbours armed with sickles and swords stormed her house and dragged her daughter out by the hair during Hindu-Muslim riots in northern …
Pakistani analyst on Tuesday said that President Hassan Rouhani's visit to the United Nations was a great success as it was carried out under the guidance of the Leader of …
The wage gap between developed countries and emerging market economies like India, China, and the Philippines, are likely to shrink significantly by 2030, and the average Indian wage could more …
A Pakistani religious leader on Tuesday described as very important the visit of President Hassan Rouhani to United Nations adding that West must seize this opportunity to resolve all issues …
A Pakistani religious leader on Thursday said that remarks of the Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei about message of the Islamic Revolution reflected true Islamic spirit.
Firing yet another salvo at RSS, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh said that all arrested "Hindu terrorists" had links with the Sangh.
An Indian expert of the international affairs believes that the expected military attack on Syria would be the latest in the repeated irreparable mistakes of the US.
At a time when the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is hesitating to sign power purchase agreement (PPA) with developers, experts have urged the state-owned energy distributor to increase hydropower generation …
The collapse of the rupee is derailing India's hopes of raising more than $6 billion from the sale of stakes in state-run firms, jeopardizing a key plank of Finance Minister …
An average of 370 people commit suicide every day in India while over forty thousand people have taken their lives in the last three years.
India's consumption of gold rose to 310 tonnes in the second quarter ended June, highest in the last 10 years, despite government curbs to restrict imports to rein in burgeoning …
A renowned Pakistani journalist has said that Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project is highly significant for Pakistan and should be completed at the earliest.
Sunday, 04 August 2013 14:46

Strikes suffocate Bangladesh’s economy

Amid the fallout of a deadly garment-factory collapse in April, Bangladesh faces a more immediate economic threat from the massive strikes known as “hartals,” which are bringing the country to …
About 30 percent of India's  Lok Sabha MPs and 17 percent of Rajya Sabha MPs have criminal cases against them, with Shiv Sena members topping the list, a report released …
The economy is unlikely to see any recovery in the second half as the downturn is expected to engulf services and the remaining sectors after affecting fixed investment and manufacturing …
The Bangladesh government set last week the export target at $30.5 billion for the current fiscal year 2013-14, projecting a 12.84 per cent growth over the last fiscal. The target …
A new study shows that nearly every Indian child living on the streets is exposed to violence and abuse, with the majority being victims of police harassment.
According to a recently released survey on global corruption public institutions entrusted to protect people are the most corrupt and in Sri Lanka it is the police.