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Thailand facing longest heat wave in 65 years

Thailand facing longest heat wave in 65 years

Authorities warned people to stay indoors and drink more water and beware of food poisoning and other food related illness BANGKOK (Thailand) – Southeast Asia has been roasting in an extended heat wave through much of April with temperatures reaching unprecedented levels. In Thailand, the heat wave is considered the worst since reliable records have been kept in that country. ... Read More »

Fatal heat wave kills more than 160 in India

Fatal heat wave kills more than 160 in India

This is a second consecutive year marred by a deadly heat wave before the monsoon rains INDIA – Indian officials say more than 100 people have lost their lives as a result of boiling early-summer temperatures. Most of the heat-wave victims were laborers and farmers in the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, though temperatures elsewhere in India have ... Read More »

Pakistan Women entrepreneurs to attend international Expo in Turkey

Pakistan Women entrepreneurs to attend international Expo in Turkey

Pakistan women entrepreneurs delegation aim to gain valuable insights into Turkey’s beauty industry as well as their market to introduce Pakistani products ISLAMABAD – A 13-member delegation of women entrepreneurs led by Samina Fazil, founder President, founder president Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) left for Turkey to participate in an international expo, explore opportunities and connect local businesses ... Read More »

Situation remains tense after brief but strategic battle on Nagorno-Karabakh

Situation remains tense after brief but strategic battle on Nagorno-Karabakh

 TVI Special Report ISLAMABAD — The situation remains tense along the Line of Control between Azerbaijan and Armenia as Armenia forces continued shelling despite a cease-fire announced by Azerbaijan. The head of the Defense Ministry Media Section of Azerbaijan Vagif Dyargyahly said that the Azerbaijani side has decided to stop all unilateral military operations on the contact line in Nagorno-Karabakh, ... Read More »

Pakistan and Turkmenistan sign 8 accords, discuss TAPI project

PM Mohammad Nawaz Sharif shaking hands with President of Turkmenistan Mr. Berduhamedov

Turkmen president hold talks with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain on issues pertaining to bilateral relations and cooperation in diverse fields ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received a warm welcome on Wednesday as he arrived here on a two-day official visit. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif warmly received him at the Nur Khan Air Base. Minister ... Read More »

Singapore remains world’s most expensive city: Report

Singapore is world’s most expensive city for third year in a row, says EIU report

Singapore is world’s most expensive city for third year in a row, says EIU report Singapore has retained the title of the world’s most expensive city for the third year in a row, despite experiencing its longest spell of declining consumer prices since the 1970s. Singapore has a score of 116, just ahead of Zurich and Hong Kong’s 114, according ... Read More »

SMEs can promote women’s economic empowerment

Nepali women working in the fields in Dhulikhel, Nepal. Photo by Sana Jamal

International Women’s Day 2016 Feature Article  “I seek training, not for me, but for my family members, so that they understand what I am doing when I go out of the home to attend trainings, sell the product, and liaise with traders and officers”: Nepali women vegetable farmer By Dr Kamala Gurung and Dr Pranita Bhushan Udas On 21 January ... Read More »

Mumbai set up no-selfie zones after fatal accidents

India Selfie

Mumbai sets ‘no-selfie zones’ as India becomes selfie death capital of the world MUMBAI (India) – India is home to the highest number of people who have died while taking photos of themselves, with 19 of the world’s 49 recorded selfie-linked deaths since 2014, according to San Francisco-based data service provider Priceonomics. The statistic may in part because of India’s ... Read More »

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank launches with $100bn in capital

Jin Liqun, president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), speaks at a press conference in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 17, 2016. (Xinhua/Li Xin)

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is designed to revamp aging infrastructure in emerging Asian economies. The Chinese-led bank starts with 57 member states and a capital stock of $100 billion. BEIJING (China) — The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) opens with $100bn in capital contributed by its 57 member nations and is expected to lend $10-$15bn annually over the first ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia defence minister assured of Pakistan’s support

Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince and Defence Minister, Mohammed bin Salman and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at PM House in Islamabad on January 10, 2016.

Saudi defence minister arrived in Islamabad to discuss Pakistan’s cooperation in the 34-nation anti-terror coalition of Islamic countries the KSA has recently formed ISLAMABAD – The Deputy Crown Prince and Minister for Defence of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Mohammad bin Salman Al-Saud, arrived in Islamabad on Sunday on a day-long official visit. Defence Minister Khawaj Asif and Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz ... Read More »

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