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Pakistan arrests Indian spy in Balochistan, summons India envoy

Pakistan arrests Indian spy in Balochistan, summons India envoy

Pakistani forces have arrested an Indian spy from Balochistan province QUETTA – Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti confirmed that the Indian officer was arrested three days ago. The Indian Naval officer of the rank of Commander was reportedly working for Research and Analysis Wing and was identified as Commander Kulbhushan Yadav. The Home Minister said Yadav was active in Balochistan ... Read More »

Denmark ranks world’s happiest country for the third time

Denmark ranks world happiest country for the third time

Denmark has reclaimed its place as the world’s happiest country, while Burundi ranks as the least happy nation, according to the fourth World Happiness Report.  The report, prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, showed Syria, Afghanistan and eight sub-Saharan countries as the 10 least happy places on earth to live. Denmark topped the list in ... Read More »

South Asia should improve citizens’ access to information: Experts

Speakers at first Regional Conference on Right to Information in South Asia organized by PILDAT held in Islamabad

Right to Information Laws alone will not ensure transparency public interest and use of the law is crucial: Experts agree at PILDAT Regional Conference on Right to Information in South Asia ISLAMABAD – Discussing the challenges to Right to Information (RTI) Act in South Asia at a conference in Islamabad, the delegates agreed that the South Asian states must improve ... 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

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 »

Knowledge sharing and collaboration key to address Climate Change

Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman, Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan addresses at the inaugural session of the international conference on Climate and Environmental Change Impacts on the Indus Basin Waters. Photo: CIMOD

Experts at an international conference call for better coordination and cooperation between scientists, government authorities, and development partners to address emerging challenges in the Indus River basin KATHMANDU (Nepal) – Greater collaboration is needed between various stakeholders to understand and mitigate the impacts of climate change in the Indus Basin which is the most glacier and snowmelt-dependent basin in the ... Read More »

Pakistani movie fans give thumps up to ‘Bachaana’

Latest Pakistani movie ‘Bachaana’ released in Pakistan, UAE and India on February 26 get great response at home and abroad.

Latest Pakistani movie ‘Bachaana’, which was released in Pakistan, UAE and India on February 26, is getting some great response at home as well as abroad. The movie clearly rests on the shoulders of two dynamic TV actors of Pakistan, including Sanam Saeed and Mohib Mirza. Sanam and Mohib weave their magic through comedy, romance and thrill. Sanam and Mohib ... Read More »

India world’s largest arms importer; US, Russia dominate arms sales

Saudi Arabia announces military alliance to fight any terrorist group

India emerged as the world’s largest arms importer, accounting for 14% of the global imports in the 2011-2015 timeframe. The latest data on international arms transfers released by a global think-tank, SIPRI, also shows India’s arms imports remain three times greater than those of its rivals China and Pakistan. Its biggest suppliers are Russia, the US, Israel and France. India’s imports ... Read More »

Pakistan, Sri Lanka finalize JF-17 Thunder jets deal

JF-17-Thunder

COLOMBO (Sri Lanka) – Pakistan and Sri Lanka have signed an agreement under which the former would sale eight JF-17 Thunder aircraft to the latter in the initial stage despite Indian pressure. The agreement is part of several memorandum of understanding (MoUs)inked between Pakistan and Sri Lanka during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s three-day visit to the island earlier today. The ... Read More »

Six killed, over 100 injured as quake hits India, near Myanmar border

People work on the outer wall of a house that collapsed in an earthquake in Imphal. Photo: Yurreipem Arthur/AP

At least six people were killed and over 100 injured as a strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit India’s Manipur region today, causing damage to buildings and triggering panic. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was 57 kilometers (35 miles) deep, and initially reported that it had struck inside Myanmar. Manipur is also close to India’s border with Bangladesh. Associated Press ... Read More »

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