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    Sri Lanka reverses $300m China housing deal ahead of PM’s India visit

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2018

    Sri Lanka has reversed a decision to award a $300-million housing deal to China in favour of a joint venture with an Indian company, the...

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    Bangladesh ahead of South Asian countries

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:06am on October 12, 2018

    Bangladesh performed better than the South Asian countries average and the Lower Middle-Income countries average in all criteria except for stunting, showed the World Bank’s...

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    Defining interests crucial for Bangladesh: Rajamohan

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:41am on October 11, 2018

    Bangladesh’s political authorities require defining the country’s interests keeping the ever-changing geopolitical and regional scenarios in considerations, an Indian scholar based in Singapore said in...

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    PM for utilising maritime resources to expedite dev in S Asia

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:42am on October 10, 2018

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said it was possible to make a big lead into the socio-economic development of the people of South Asia...

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    Bangladesh 148th out of 157 countries

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:13am on October 09, 2018

    Bangladesh is lagging behind in tackling the gap between rich and poor as it is ranked seventh among South Asian countries and 148th among 157...

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    Pakistan tells 18 international NGOs to leave

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:52am on October 05, 2018

    Pakistan has ordered 18 international aid groups to shut down operations and leave the country, a spokeswoman for ActionAid said on Thursday, the latest move...

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    Six dead in Kashmir violence

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 03:07am on September 28, 2018

    Six people were killed in mounting violence ahead of local elections in Kashmir as Indian authorities imposed a curfew and suspended mobile internet services in...

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    South Asian Youth Summit starts in Colombo on Nov 28

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:38am on September 25, 2018

    The second South Asian Youth Summit - 2018 would begin from November 28 in Sri Lankan capital Colombo....

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    Pakistan court orders release of ex-PM Nawaz on bail

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:58am on September 20, 2018

    A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, suspending their prison sentences for corruption pending an...

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    India outlaws Islamic instant divorce

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:41am on September 20, 2018

    The Indian government Wednesday issued an executive order making the Islamic practice of ‘instant divorce’ a criminal offence punishable by up to three years in...

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