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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

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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 »

Kyrgyzstan’s strange democracy and approach

By Elnura M. Kadyrova — A new president Sooronbay Jeenbekov was elected in Kyrgyzstan. Officially he will take office on December 1, 2018 having completed the six-year rule of Almazbek Atambayev who is considered the ambiguous leader of this country. Almazbek Atambayev rule will be remembered not by economic or political achievements of Kyrgyzstan, but by extremely odious behavior and ... Read More »

Dozens of Afghan security forces reported killed In Taliban attacks

The Taliban had sent suicide bombers and used heavy weapons, leaving 30 police officers killed and 15 others wounded Afghan officials say Taliban fighters have stormed more than a dozen security posts in the country’s south and west, killing at least 30 members of local security forces. According to police spokesman Matiullah Helal in the southern province of Kandahar suicide ... Read More »

Pakistan offers Jadhav meeting with wife on humanitarian groundS

Pakistan sentences Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav to death

The move may help Pakistan dispel the Indian negative propaganda at the ICJ of not granting access to Jadhav’s family. Pakistan has informed India that it would allow a meeting between convicted spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and his wife on humanitarian grounds, a statement by Foreign Office said, after a request was made by the India’s Ministry of External Affairs. According ... Read More »

Trump discusses trade and North Korea with Xi Jinping in Beijing

U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. first lady Melania visit the Forbidden City with China’s President Xi Jinping and China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan in Beijing, China, November 8, 2017. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping attend a welcoming ceremony in Beijing United States President Donald Trump held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in which U.S. pressed Beijing to get North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program. The welcoming ceremony was held in Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Donald Trump and Xi Jinping walked side by side on a ... Read More »

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