Friday, 18 January 2019

Tag Archives: South Asia

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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Pakistan won’t seek resumption of suspended military aid: Pak army chief

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will not seek the resumption of suspended US military aid and feels “betrayed” by the recent critical statements of the American leadership against Islamabad’s fight against terrorism, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said. US President Donald Trump has accused Pakistan of providing safe havens for terror ...

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Sadiq Khan: London and Mumbai have similar personalities

MUMBAI/LONDON: The similar personalities of London and Mumbai should pave the way for greater interaction between the two cities, their first ethnic minority mayor, Sadiq Khan, said in the city. Khan proposed stronger ties in trade, films production and filming, improving air quality, and tackling climate change. “London and Mumbai ...

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16 dead, 100 missing as cyclone hits India, Sri Lanka

NEW DELHI: A powerful cyclone has killed at least 16 people across India and Sri Lanka, uprooting trees and cutting power for millions amid warnings Friday that the storm would intensify. Disaster officials said nine people were killed in India and seven in neighbouring Sri Lanka, most crushed by trees ...

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China, Pakistan agree to work together for national security

BEIJING: Pakistan and China have agreed to work together for defence and regional security. Later, at a joint talk with media, Pakistani Foreign Minister said the two countries agreed that solution of the Afghan problem has to be a fundamentally political solution and that there is no military solution to ...

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