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Tackling plastic waste: Innovations are showing the way in India

New Delhi, Dec. 7 -- There could not have been a more alarming sight than stark images of tens of thousands of discarded plastic bottles, wrappers, cups and bags of all shapes and sizes, cluttering th... Read More


Make selection of UN peacekeepers more stringent, says India

New Delhi, Dec. 7 -- India has called for making the selection of peacekeepers for UN operations more stringent, emphasising professional competence in order to make the operations more effective. "I... Read More


Inder Gujral: A Prime Minister and a politician who lived by principles

New Delhi, Dec. 7 -- Inder Kumar Gujral, or I K Gujral as the world knew him, was a rare gentleman politician who became an "accidental" prime minister for less than a year, but carved a legacy for hi... Read More


Sajith Premadasa to be officially declared Sri Lankan Opposition Leader

Colombo, Dec. 7 -- Former Sri Lankan presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa's will be officially declared as the Opposition Leader in Parliament on January 3, 2020, the Speakers Office said. It woul... Read More


India and Pakistan in communication on consular access to Jadhav

New Delhi, Dec. 7 -- India and Pakistan are "in communication" over granting consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, in accordance with the International Court of Justice directive, the MInistry of Exte... Read More


Bhutan's tiger conservation efforts recognised

New Delhi, Dec. 6 -- The Royal Manas National Park (RMNP) and Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park (JSWNP) have been awarded the Conservation Assured Tiger Standards (CA|TS) accreditation certificate ... Read More


Maldives wants to restructure $1.4 billion debt to China

Colombo, Dec. 6 -- The Maldives foreign minister said his country needs to restructure its massive debt to China, which he pointed out that has has put the Indian Ocean archipelago in a difficult situ... Read More


ADB approves $1bn emergency loan for Pakistan

New Delhi, Dec. 6 -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved an emergency loan of $1 billion for Pakistan to provide immediate support to the country's finances and help strengthen a slumping ec... Read More


A Digital Pakistan initiative launched

Islamabad, Dec. 6 -- Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched an initiative called 'Digital Pakistan Vision', which "has been designed for the government and the private sector to work towards ... Read More


Bangladesh Bank criticised for 'sexist' job circular

Dhaka, Dec. 6 -- The Bangladesh Bank was criticised for a "sexist" job circular, where it asked married female applicants to mention their husbands permanent address as their own, it was reported on F... Read More