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Japan New Year’s food Mochi proves deadly again, causes two deaths

Japan New Year’s food Mochi proves deadly again, causes two deaths

Often considered a symbol of longevity, mochi annually brings about sudden deaths “Mochi” a traditional Japanese New Year’s food has made headlines again for claiming lives, two deaths reported in capital city Tokyo. According to Tokyo Fire Department, two people have died in Tokyo and several are in a critical condition after choking on traditional rice cakes as part of ... Read More »

Pakistan, China explore Afghanistan inclusion in CPEC

Pakistan, China and Afghan foreign ministers

Pakistan, China and Afghan foreign ministers discuss ways to encourage economic and security cooperation Pakistan and China will look at extending the $57 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to Afghanistan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday. Speaking after the first trilateral meeting between the foreign ministers of China, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Wang said China hoped the economic corridor could ... Read More »

Beggars in China now accepting mobile payments

Beggars in China now accepting mobile payments

Donors can pay from their mobile by scanning QR coded bowl  Chinese beggars have perfectly started making use of the technology for their work to make it more convenient and friendly for the donors. Beggers are using smartphones and QR codes as tools of the trade. If you are feeling generous, you can simply whip out your phone, scan a printed ... Read More »

IRRI and BASF team up to promote direct-seeded rice in Asia

rice field

IRRI and BASF partnership will pave the way for research on the use of non-genetically modified, herbicide-tolerant rice. The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and BASF signed three agreements, paving the way for wider dissemination and adoption of direct-seeded rice (DSR) tools and technologies. Through this partnership, the two organizations will establish a multi-stakeholder DSR Consortium and further research on ... Read More »

Pakistani team finally attend GES 2017 in India

Pakistani team finally attend GES 2017 in India

Pakistan team able to attend startup summit in India with US facilitation A group of six Pakistani entrepreneurs finally reached India to take part in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit-2017 in Hyderabad. The team has faced a tedious and aggressive visa process when some of the team members reached late to Indian Embassy to keep 30 days prior request. The issue raised ... Read More »

IS, Taliban battle displaced hundreds of families in Afghanistan

Waziro Tangi Valley is considered to be economic corridor used by militants for smuggling The fresh fight between the Islamic State (IS) terror group and Afghan Taliban insurgents has displaced hundreds of people in an eastern Afghan province. According to the spokesman of provincial governor’s, Attahullah Khogyani said more than 200 families fled their homes in the Khogyani district of eastern ... Read More »

Turkey, Iran sign deal with Qatar to ease Gulf blockade

Turkey, Iran sign deal with Qatar to ease Gulf blockade

Qatar’s relationship with Shia-dominated Iran, seen as the major rival to Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia in the Middle East Turkey and Iran have signed a deal with Qatar to ease the movement of goods between the three countries after almost six months of a Saudi-led blockade on Doha. Iranian Minister of Industry, Mines and Business Mohammad Shariatmadari, Turkish Economy Minister Nihat ... Read More »

Sri Lankan author donates his prize money to ‘violence victims’ of Kashmir

Anuk Ardupragasam is keen on providing a helping hand to people living in conflict zones such as Kashmir A Sri Lankan author, Anuk Ardupragasam has announced to contribute a part of the prize money for victims of Indian state terrorism in Indian Held Kashmir along with Sri Lanka, Rohingya Muslims. Recently, Jury chair Ritu Menon described Anuk Arudpragasam’s work as a ... Read More »

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