Saturday, 20 July 2019

Tag Archives: Asia

Buddhists across Asia mark Vesak with prayers, processions

BUDDHISTS across Asia commemorated the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha in Vesak celebrations this week. This year, the United Nations held its special Vesak Day celebrations in Sri Lanka, where a colourful lantern festival was organised with moving light displays and stalls to hand out free food and drinks ...

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Indian child protection officers held in trafficking probe

LONDON: Two child protection officers have been arrested for alleged links with a trafficking gang that ran illegal adoption centres in eastern India selling children to foreign couples, police said on Saturday. Investigators said children aged between six months and 14 years were sold in illegal adoptions to couples from ...

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13th ECO summit begins in Islamabad

The participating Heads of States and Governments have approved the Islamabad declaration of the 13th ECO Summit. Sooronbay Jeenbekov’s address to ECO Summit Prime Minister of Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov has said that ECO will make rapid progress to reap benefits of mutual economic cooperation under the leadership of Pakistan. ...

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UK product house TESCO comes to Pakistan

KARACHI: The launch of Tesco Label products at Alpha Supermarkets in Pakistan was announced by the British High Commissioner Thomas Drew and Limestone Private Limited at the British Deputy High Commission in Karachi. According to a statement issued by British Deputy High Commission here on Wednesday, the Tesco PLC is ...

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China launches first freight train to BRITAIN

LONDON: The first freight train travelling all the way from China to London has set off – on a journey that will cover a staggering 7,456 miles and pass through nine countries. The locomotive, stuffed with £4million worth of goods including socks and suitcases, departed from Yiwu West railway station ...

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PM meets Bill Gates, Queen of Netherlands in Davos

Pakistan ready to do business with the world, PM DAVOS: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan is now on the track of sustainable growth and is “ready to do business with the world”. “Offering attractive investment policies, Pakistan is a destination that no global player can miss,” ...

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