South Asia

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    Security beefed up at disputed Indian religious site ahead of mass gathering

    Reuters . Ayodhya | Updated at 11:26pm on November 24, 2018

    Indian authorities will launch a major security operation at the ruins of 16th-century mosque in Ayodhya on Sunday when tens of thousands of Hindu monks...

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    Sri Lanka parliament sacks Rajapakse, leaving power vacuum

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:03am on November 14, 2018

    Sri Lanka's parliament will meet under tight security Wednesday, after the top court ruled its dissolution illegal and opened the door to a vote on...

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    President’s party u-turns on parliament suspension

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:17am on November 02, 2018

    The Sri Lankan president’s party on Thursday reignited a constitutional crisis over which of two rival prime ministers heads the government by insisting that parliament...

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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...