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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 »

Monsoon floods kill more than 1200 in India, Bangladesh and Nepal

Monsoon floods kill more than 1200 in India, Bangladesh and Nepal

Floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal kill 1,200 and leave millions homeless The heavy rains and strong winds have killed more than 1,200 people in India, Bangladesh and Nepal while the death toll could rise. The devastating floods have hit South Asia in one of the worst flooding disasters to have affected the region in years. International aid agencies said ... Read More »

Pakistan’s female cricketer Sana Mir listed among ‘Asia 21 Young Leader’

Pakistan's female cricketer Sana Mir listed among ‘Asia 21 Young Leader’

Sharmeen Chinoy, Qasim Aslam, Madiha Gul, Adnan Malik and Muhammad Sabir are part of Asia21 Pakistani alumni Pakistan’s female cricketer and captain of national team Sana Mir has been named among “Asia 21 Young Leaders” for challenging attitudes about women’s participation in Pakistan’s male-dominated society. Sana Mir was selected by Asia Society among thirty remarkable professionals from 21 different countries ... Read More »

Pakistan ranked ahead of India at ‘Asia’s Best Under A Billion 2017’

Pakistan ranked ahead of India at ‘Asia's Best Under A Billion 2017’

Pakistan’s Ferozsons Laboratories ranked second position as its gross sales grew 93% final year Five Pakistani corporations have made it to Forbes annual Asia’s Best 200 Under A Billion list, Pakistani decreased down from seven companies last year to five, however it’s ahead of India having only three companies on the list. Pakistani corporations have made it to 2017 Forbes ... Read More »

Daraz and Kaymu announce merger in Pakistan

Daraz and Kaymu announce merger across Asia

Both e-commerce giants will continue their work under the umbrella of Daraz Group The two leading Asian e-commerce giants Daraz and Kaymu have decided to join hands in order to enhance the value proposition to customers and sellers and accelerate growth in Pakistan. According to Daraz Group, there will one active website – www.daraz.pk – through which the ecommerce company ... Read More »

Khamenei tells Iranian judiciary to adopt official position on Kashmir issue

Khamenei tells Iranian judiciary to adopt official position on Kashmir issue

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei told the Iranian Chief Justice to pursue official support to Bahrain, Kashmir and Myanmar Iran’s supreme leader – Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, has called upon the Judiciary of his country to pursue support and adopt official position for Kashmiris who are fighting against Indian oppression in the occupied valley. According to Iranian media, Supreme leader Ayatollah ... Read More »

Islamabad Serena Hotel wins 2 awards at 2017 World Travel Awards

Aziz Boolani, Chief Executive Officer - South & Central Asia, Islamabad Serena Hotel at the 2017 World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia ceremony in Shanghai, China.

Islamabad Serena Hotel declared Pakistan’s leading Hotel 2017 at prestigious Travel Awards ceremony Islamabad Serena Hotel has bagged two awards at the 2017 World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia ceremony in Shanghai, China on June 4, 2017. Hosted by the luxury Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai, the prestigious event was attended by 250 hospitality leaders from across the regions. World Travel Awards ... Read More »

These countries fast longest in Ramadan 2017

Muslims mark beginning of Ramadan 2016

Fasting will be the longest in Greenland and Sweden, and shortest in Chile and Australia. Muslims across the world including Pakistan have entered into the most respected and celebrated Islamic month of Ramazan. The commencement of Ramazan is determined by the lunar cycle every year and its timing shifts in relation to the Western calendar worldwide each year. For the ... Read More »

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