ASIA

8 women dead as train hits rickshaw in Pakistan

8 women dead as train hits rickshaw in Pakistan

October 17, 2018 2:02 am

Karachi: Eight women were killed when a passenger train hit a rickshaw at an unmanned crossing in Pakistan’s Sindh province on Tuesday. The Khushhal Khan Khattak collided with the vehicle carrying 15 travelers at the Haibat Shaheed railway station in Kashmore at around 1:30pm. Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed expressing his grief over the […]

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More than 40% of the world’s stunted children live in India: Report

October 16, 2018 11:58 pm

New Delhi: More than 40 per cent of the world’s stunted children live in India, a report compiled by the NGO Sukarya has said. The report was released by Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey on Tuesday. Stunting is the impaired growth and development that children experience due to poor nutrition, repeated infection, and […]

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Asian-American discrimination case

Harvard University Asian-American discrimination case begins

October 16, 2018 11:41 pm

Washington : Harvard University lowers its recruiting standards a bit for many students from rural regions, but not for Asian- Americans, to have diversity at its campus, the prestigious varsity’s dean of admissions has testified in federal court as he defended the school’s race-based admissions. The dean, William Fitzsimmons, was the first witness to take the stand in […]

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Haqqani slams top Chinese diplomat in Pak for undignified trolling

Haqqani slams top Chinese diplomat in Pak for “undignified” trolling

October 16, 2018 11:10 am

Washington: Pakistan’s former top diplomat to the US Husain Haqqani has slammed China’s Deputy ambassador in Islamabad Lijian Zhao for his “undignified” trolling after the ex-envoy shared a story about the Chinese government’s treatment of minority Uyghur Muslims. Over the past few days, Haqqani has been involved in a public spat with Lijian which started […]

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India to achieve 76% of renewable energy target by 2022: Wood Mackenzie

India to achieve 76% of renewable energy target by 2022: Wood Mackenzie

October 15, 2018 2:20 pm

New Delhi: India may achieve about 76 per cent of the target of having 175 gigawatts of renewable power generation capacity by the scheduled date of 2022 as it faces myriad challenges, Wood Mackenzie said Monday. India is targetting 100 GW of solar capacity and 75 GW of wind power by 2022. “Even with significant […]

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Afghan diplomats to begin training under India-China joint initiative

October 15, 2018 2:36 am

New Delhi: A group of Afghan diplomats will begin training here from Monday as part of an India-China joint initiative. The joint training programme is being held after an understanding for such a cooperation was reached during an informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping held in April at China’s […]

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TRADE WAR

Trade talks with China unsatisfactory: Kudlow

October 15, 2018 1:43 am

Washington: The ongoing trade talks with China are unsatisfactory, the White House said Sunday, alleging that China is not playing by the rules. A trade conflict between Washington and Beijing has escalated as the countries slap mounting tariffs on imports. The Trump administration imposed duties on USD 200 billion worth of goods from China, prompting […]

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World Bank offers disaster-hit Indonesia $1 bn in loans

October 14, 2018 1:55 pm

Nusa Dua: The World Bank on Sunday announced funding of up to USD1 billion for Indonesia after it was rocked by a string of recent disasters, including a deadly earthquake-tsunami that killed thousands. CEO Kristalina Georgieva unveiled the funds at Indonesian holiday island Bali, where the Bank and the International Monetary Fund have been holding […]

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Malaysia keen on adopting Aadhaar model for target delivery of subsidies

Malaysia keen on adopting Aadhaar model for target delivery of subsidies

October 14, 2018 12:55 pm

New Delhi: Taking a cue from India’s Aadhaar initiative, Malaysia wants to bring changes in its national identity card system for target delivery of welfare schemes and government subsidies to avoid duplicity and fraud. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his visit to Kuala Lumpur in May, offered Malaysia’s Premier Mahathir Mohamad collaboration on matters in […]

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Maldives former foreign minister Dunya Maumoon on unofficial visit to India

Maldives former foreign minister Dunya Maumoon on unofficial visit to India

October 14, 2018 2:41 am

New Delhi: Maldives former foreign minister Dunya Maumoon is on an unofficial visit to India “on behalf of” former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and held personal meetings. “Visiting Delhi, India for some unofficial meetings on behalf of my father Maumoon Abdul Gayoom,” she wrote on Twitter. Her visit comes as the Maldives is set to […]

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