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Over half of Bhutan's people will live in cities by 2047

THIMPHU, Jan. 16 -- The population of Bhutan's capital Thimphu will increase by 4,200 people annually, according to population projections by the National Statistics Bureau (NSB), Kuensel reported on ... Read More


Kumbh Mela, world's largest congregation of pilgrims, begins in India

NEW DELHI, Jan. 16 -- The 2019 edition of the Kumbh Mela(the festival of the sacred pitcher), the largest peaceful congregation of pilgrims on earth, commenced on Tuesday with tens of thousands of dev... Read More


Pakistan minister says information ministry to table bill on journalists' protection

KARACHI, Jan. 16 -- Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said Tuesday his ministry planned to table a bill in the National Assembly for the protection of journalists. The n... Read More


Trade union leadership in India holds country to ransom

New Delhi, Jan. 15 -- The world trade union movement was established ever since the great revolutionary and philosopher Karl Marx gave his clarion call to workers around the world two centuries ago, t... Read More


Top Taliban figure arrested in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 15 -- Ahead of a visit to Pakistan by US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, Pakistan has arrested a senior member of the Afghan Taliban in a bid t... Read More


Indian killed in Kabul bomb attack

NEW DELHI, Jan. 15 -- India on Tuesday strongly condemned the "horrific terror attack" which rocked Kabul killing an Indian national and several other people late Monday. A powerful explosion rocked ... Read More


India-Myanmar exercise for UN peacekeeping

New Delhi, Jan. 15 -- The second India-Myanmar bilateral army exercise IMBEX 2018-1' commenced at Chandimandir military station near Chandigarh on Monday, a Defence Ministry spokesman said. "The aim ... Read More


Bangladesh Prime Minister reappoints key advisers

DHAKA, Jan. 15 -- Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reappointed her five key advisers, the Bangladesh Star reported. The advisers are H T Imam for political affairs, Dr Mashiur Rahman for e... Read More


Pakistan SC rejects NAB appeal against bail for Sharifs

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 15 -- Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday rejected the appeal filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against the suspension of prison sentences handed to former Prime Ministe... Read More


Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency

New Delhi, Jan. 14 -- There is striking similarity between Paris Climate Agreement and India's National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) launched recently. The Paris Agreement is an agreement by the countri... Read More