Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Tag Archives: South Asia

Imran Khan speaks to Modi, hopes to improve ties

Pakistan’s prime minister has spoken to his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, congratulating him on his party’s winning a second mandate. A statement from the ministry of foreign affairs on Sunday said that during the telephone call, Imran Khan expressed his hope the two countries would work closely together to improve ...

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Pakistan oil discovery may have meaning to entire region

Pakistan may soon hit the big oil discovery and that will be good news for not only the country itself but all of South Asia as well as China and Gulf nations. There is a strong possibility that the country may discover a very big oil reserve in its waters. ...

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Proton to set up first South Asian factory in Pakistan

KARACHI: Proton has announced to establish its first factory in South Asian region and the country will be Pakistan. The plant will be a joint effort between the Malaysian carmaker and its local partner Alhaj Automotive, according to details revealed by the high commissioner of Malaysia to Pakistan, Ikram Mohammad ...

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Tension between nuclear-armed neighbors in South Asia

The latest confrontation between India and Pakistan involving tit-for-tat air raids has heightened tensions in South Asia. To begin with, the suicide attack on a paramilitary convoy in Kashmir by Islamist extremist group Jaish-e-Mohammad killed more than 40 troopers on February 14. Tensions peaked when Indian Air Force launched airstrike ...

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Pakistan signs $10 bn gas pipeline agreement with Russia

ISLAMABAD: As a major sign of increasing economic cooperation, Pakistan and Russia on Wednesday signed an inter corporate agreement for the laying of more than 1,500 km offshore gas pipeline costing $10 billion that would be transporting natural gas from the Russian gas company Gazprom’s sources in the Middle East ...

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Queen of melody Noor Jehan remembered

KARACHI: Legendary South Asian vocalist and actress Malika-e-Tarannum Noor Jehan was remembered on her 18th death anniversary being observed on Sunday. She was renowned as one of the greatest and most influential singers of her time in South Asia and was given the honorific title of Malika-e-Tarannum. Noor Jehan had ...

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Pak-India trade can touch $37b mark: World Bank

KARACHI: The World Bank has noted in its report that trade between Pakistan and India could increase to $37 billion from existing only 2 billion dollars if the two South Asian countries ready to reap the benefits of shared land borders. South Asian countries are yet to reap the benefits ...

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Bangladesh arrests prominent government critic Moinul Hosein

DHAKA: Bangladesh police arrested a prominent critic of the government who recently helped the country’s embattled opposition parties forge an alliance amid fears that dissent is being stifled in the South Asian nation. Police said Moinul Hosein, a top lawyer and a publisher of an English daily, was detained from ...

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Lightning strikes kill dozens across Bangladesh

DHAKA: Dozens of Bangladeshis were killed in lightning strikes as pre-monsoon thunderstorms wreaked havoc across the South Asian country, an official said Thursday. Farmers harvesting rice in open fields made up the majority of victims, Iftekharul Islam, a director at Bangladesh’s disaster management department, told AFP. “In the last 24 ...

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India leads global decline in child marriages: UN

An underaged bride, right, stands with family members during her marriage at a Hindu temple near Rajgarh, Madhya Pradesh state, India.. A significant fall in child marriages in South Asia has reduced the rate of marriage for girls globally, the UN children’s agency said Tuesday. (AP/Prakash Hatvalne) NEW DELHI: A ...

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