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Nepal campaigners seek halt to MPs’ foreign junkets


June 2nd, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 2 (IANS) A new pressure group of Nepali people, who were brought together by social networking site Facebook, has asked Nepal's international donors to stop funding foreign ... Read more...

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Telecom, technology to focus on rural areas


March 11th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The thrust of the government and corporates in areas of technology and telecom in 2011 will be to help empower the rural population, a study ... Read more...

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Pakistan People’s Party govt should focus on eliminating corruption, says Nawaz Sharif


December 11th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 11(ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) will not support the federal government on the issue of the Reformed General Sales Tax (RGST), party chief Nawaz Sharif has said.Addressing a ... Read more...

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Ravi Shankar asks NGOS to join effort against corruption


December 3rd, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 3 (IANS) Spiritual guru and founder of the Art of Living (AoL) Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said Friday that Indians were torn between "slum India and scam India" and urged ... Read more...

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US says Pak must honour its commitment to IMF on new tax measures


November 30th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov 30 (ANI): The United States and donor agencies want Pakistan to honour its commitments on new tax measures, US Coordinator for Economic and Development Assistance to Pakistan, Robin Raphel, has ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Reformed sales tax bill tabled in Pakistan Senate


November 23rd, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 23 (IANS) Despite stiff opposition from allied parties and the opposition, the Pakistan government Tuesday tabled the reformed general sales tax (GST) bill in the Senate after it ... Read more...

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Key Western donors rap Nepal over political stalemate


November 23rd, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 23 (IANS) Nepal's major Western donors Tuesday rapped the country's political parties for their inability to form a new government, even five months after the prime minister quit ... Read more...

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Flood-hit Pakistanis facing serious health risk


August 17th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Of the 20 million people displaced by floods in Pakistan, at least 10 percent are facing serious health risks as hundreds of skin disease and diarrhoea ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan lost $43 bn fighting terrorism: Qureshi


July 17th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Saturday that his country lost $43 billion fighting terrorism in the past nine years and urged the global community to help ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Indonesia to host meeting on tiger conservation


July 6th, 2010 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Indonesia will host a crucial meeting on tiger conservation July 12-14 to be attended by 13 tiger range countries, including India, China, Thailand and Russia. World tiger experts ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Chinese women resort to illegal fertility methods


June 27th, 2010 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) A vast majority of married but infertile women in China are now resorting to illegal means to conceive a child, a new report has said. "Infertile" and "desperate", married ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Better vision for Africa - with help of India


June 13th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Forty-three-year-old Keerti Pradhan, a health management specialist, went to Africa for the first time in 2000. Since then, he has become passionate about applying India's ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

World Health Assembly passes first-ever resolution to fight childhood pneumonia


May 22nd, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): The World Health Assembly has, for the first-time ever, passed a resolution to fight childhood pneumonia, the world's leading cause of child mortality.The resolution, approved by a consensus, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian envoy Sood meets Prachanda on Maoist strike


May 6th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 6 (ANI): Indian Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood on Thursday met Unified CPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' and discussed issues related to the ongoing Maoist agitation.During the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pilot projects in social sector inefficient, say experts


April 19th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Pilot projects which the government often resorts to in order to test the efficacy of what can become a potentially big scheme, hardly serves any purpose and ... Read more...

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Dhaka prepares to meet donor agencies’ consortium


February 1st, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 1 (IANS) Dredging its silted rivers and augmenting energy sources top Bangladesh's plans as it prepares to present its case before a consortium of donor agencies. Increasing regional integration ... Read more...

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Pakistan watchdog urges transparency in government institutions


January 19th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) A Pakistan economy watchdog Tuesday urged enhanced transparency in government organisations to ensure efficiency and prosperity. The legality of the process through which a government department can own a ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to invest $4 bn in conflict-hit north


January 12th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 12 (DPA) Sri Lanka plans to invest $4 billion to develop infrastructure in the war-torn northern part of the country, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Tuesday. Rajapaksa said electric power projects, road ... Read more...

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Dhaka opposition complains to diplomats


November 2nd, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 2 (IANS) Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the country's main opposition in parliament, has complained of "repression" of its leaders and cadres by the government while briefing foreign diplomats and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India can’t be ignored in US’ Af-Pak strategy: Holbrooke


July 22nd, 2009 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) Two days after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she considered India a global power, a top American diplomat echoed the thought here Wednesday, saying New ... Read more...

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Pakistan needs staggering $2bn for refugee relief


June 12th, 2009 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Peshawar, June 12 (IANS) Pakistan needs a staggering $2.2 billion to rehabilitate the three million refugees who have been uprooted by the military's anti-Taliban operations in the country's restive northwest, Online ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan’s displaced cross 500,000 mark, Rs.1 bn released for relief (Lead, Changing dateline)


May 12th, 2009 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) With the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) fleeing the fighting in Pakistan's restive northwest crossing 500,000, the government has released Rs.1 billion ($12.4 million) for their ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Maoist protesters, police clash outside Nepal presidential palace


May 11th, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 11 (ANI): Maoist protesters and riot police clashed in front of Nepal's presidential palace on Monday.The demonstrators were seeking information on the country's missing people and why President Ram Baran ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

No cash incentives in Dhaka’s economic bailout


March 29th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 29 (IANS) Bangladesh Finance Minister A.M.A. Muhith has said the government would prefer giving subsidies instead of cash incentives as demanded by various sectors hit by global recession. It would be ... Read more...

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Culling of birds completed in Nepal


February 26th, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, Feb 26 (ANI): The Rapid Response Teams (RRT) deployed to control bird flu in Sharanmati area Jhapa district has completed its culling operation on Wednesday.The RRTs killed 2891 chickens, 29 ducks, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Culling of birds begin in Nepal


February 23rd, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Feb 23 (ANI): Nepal Government has started culling of poultry and poultry products in the bird flu affected of area of Sharanamati in Jhapa district. According to Nepalnews, five Rapid Response ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Dr. Bhattarai seeks donors” support to Nepal


February 3rd, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Feb 3 (ANI): Nepal Finance Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai has urged donor agencies to extend support to materialise the government''s efforts in economical restructuring of the country. During the meeting of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Over 13 thousand birds culled in Nepal


January 21st, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Jan 21 (ANI): The rapid response team formed to slaughter birds and bird related items in Kakkarvitta in Jhapa district near Kathmandu, where the bird flu virus was detected, completed ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Bird flu alert in 26 districts in Nepal


January 20th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Jan 20 (ANI): Nepal Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives has issued bird flu alert in 26 districts bordering India in view of the possible spread of the disease. According to Nepalnews, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Dhaka meet to devise SAARC plan on climate change


June 24th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 24 (IANS) The first meeting of South Asia's environment ministers is to take place here July 3. High on the agenda is a deal that would facilitate exchange of information, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Jailed Hasina’s release gets Dhaka’s political dialogue moving


June 12th, 2008 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 12 (IANS) The release from jail of former Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has got going the government's political dialogue preparatory to parliamentary elections promised for December. Released to rapturous ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Republic will be implemented in next few days: Prachanda


May 3rd, 2008 - 9:29 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, May 3 (ANI): Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M) Chairman Prachanda on Saturday said that implementation of republic will be carried out in the next few days stating that the 60 ... Read more...

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Bangladesh slams donors for inaction over food crisis


April 15th, 2008 - 8:53 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Dhaka, April 15 (Xinhua) Bangladesh caretaker government's finance adviser Mirza Azizul Islam Tuesday slammed international lenders, including the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), for "not doing anything" to help in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Dhaka government to talk to parties on poll code


March 25th, 2008 - 4:12 pm ICT by admin
Dhaka, March 25 (IANS) Bangladesh's army-backed caretaker government wants to initiate talks with political parties to evolve a code of conduct for the elections it has promised for this yearend. But it ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

8 million dollars already spent for suspended Nepal poll


November 14th, 2007 - 2:22 am ICT by admin
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