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Pakistan tests submarine-launched cruise missile with 450 km-range

Submarine Launched Cruise Missile is capable of delivering various types of payloads ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on March 29, 2018, conducted another successful test of indigenously developed Submarine Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) “Babur” having an extended range of 450 km. The hi-tech advanced Missile was fired from an underwater dynamic platform, which successfully engaged its target with precise accuracy; meeting all ... 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 »

Pakistan ranked 89 in the internet speed test report by Ookla

Pakistan ranked 89 in the internet speed test report by Ookla

India was ranked as 109th in its November edition of speed test Global Index Pakistan has been ranked 89th in the mobile internet network by Ookla, a widespread speed testing company. Ookala released its November edition of speed test Global Index. Out of 122 countries, Pakistan ranked 89th while our neighbour India was ranked as 109th. Ookla evaluates the speed ... 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 »

Indonesia marks 72nd Independence Day in Islamabad

Indonesia celebrates 72nd Independence Day in Islamabad

A colourful and exotic reception was held in Islamabad to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia. The ceremony was organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia and hosted by the Indonesian Ambassador Iwan Suyudhie Amri and Madame Rita Berlinia Amri to celebrate the country’s 72nd Independence Day. Indonesian artifacts, signature umbrellas, ... 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 »

President Rouhani: Iran, Azerbaijan, Russia to link Asia to Europe

Transit between the three countries and also between Asia and Europe is the first decision that has been made by Iran, Azerbaijan, and Russia Tehran – Iran, Azerbaijan, and Russia aim to link Bandar Abbas in southern Iran to Helsinki in Finland (Asia to Europe), Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was quoted as saying by Iranian official news agency. ‘Transit between the ... Read More »

Experts gather at ICIMOD to address human mobility challenges in South Asia

Experts gather at ICIMOD to address human mobility challenges in South Asia

Experts from Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar urge to integrate human mobility in national policies on climate change In 2016, natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes forced more than 24 million people globally to leave their homes. This level of disaster displacement and environmental migration poses significant regional challenges in the 21st century. To discuss and address these ... Read More »

90,000 Rohingya flee Myanmar – Asia’s refugee crisis in the making

90000 Rohingya flee Myanmar - Asia's refugee crisis in the making

Around 90000 Rohingya Muslim refugees arrive in Bangladesh to escape violence A minimum of 90,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar during last ten days. The reports have confirmed that more than 400 people have died in the recent unrest, with campaigners accusing the Burmese military accused of committing crimes against humanity. According to the UN’s refugee ... Read More »

India most corrupt country in Asia: Forbes

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India tops Forbes list of most corrupt Asian country followed by Vietnam and Thailand A recent survey by the Transparency International states that India is the most corrupt country in Asia. The Forbes article rates India the highest in the list with 69 per cent bribery rate, The report describes India as: “In five of the six public services – schools, hospitals, ID ... Read More »

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