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China comes to Pakistan’s rescue with $2.5b loan

ISLAMABAD: China has agreed to provide $2.5 billion in loans to Pakistan to boost official foreign exchange reserves that are not sufficient to provide cover...

Indian election budget helps farmers, middle class and ‘mother cow’

NEW DEHLI: India’s government unveiled on Friday a raft of budget sweeteners for farmers, the middle class and also cows, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Nearly 5,000 garment workers sacked over Bangladesh strikes

DHAKA: Nearly 5,000 low-paid Bangladeshi garment workers stitching clothes for global brands have been sacked by factory bosses for joining strikes over wages this month...

Pakistan-backed militant groups to continue attacks in India and Afghanistan, warns US National Intelligence

Washington: The militant groups supported by Pakistan will continue to conduct terrorist attacks in both India and Afghanistan, America's spymaster has said. Director of National Intelligence...

India needs to fight the syndemic on a war footing

It comes as no surprise that the Lancet Commission authors believe that India is suffering from a “global syndemic” of obesity, undernutrition and climate...

Work on 900-km Pak-Afghan border fence finished: Army

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan army has said that work on a 900-kilometre-long portion of fence along the Pak-Afghan border has been completed. Briefing journalists at Ghulam...

India, South Africa seal three-year strategic programme to boost defence partnership

NEW DELHI: India and South Africa on Friday sealed three-year strategic programme (2019-21) to further boost cooperation in number of key areas including defence...

Pakistan announces e-visa facility for 175 nations, visa-on-arrival for 50 countries

ISLAMABAD: The government announced on Friday that it is easing travel restrictions in the hope of reviving tourism by offering visas on arrival to visitors from...

India detains Rohingya stuck in border standoff with Bangladesh

NEW DEHLI: Thirty-one Rohingya Muslims have been detained in India after a standoff at the country’s border with Bangladesh when both sides refused to accept...

FM Qureshi reaffirms Pakistan’s commitment for peace in Afghanistan

DOHA: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to bring peace and stability in Afghanistan. Talking on Pak-US ties in an interview, he said...

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