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Rescue teams in Nepal on Wednesday found the burnt-out wreckage of a passenger plane that went missing in a remote mountainous area with 23 people on board, the aviation minister said. Aananda Prasad Pokharel said the Twin Otter turboprop aircraft had been found in the western district of Myagdi and bodies could be seen scattered […]

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The PM will be the chief guest during the centennial year convocation of BHU on February 22. Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani will also attend the event. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declined to accept an honorary doctorate from Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Vice-Chancellor G C Tripathi said on Saturday. The PM’s Office has not […]

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Shamsuddin Ahmed In Myanmar, the National League for Democracy (NLD) won a landslide victory in the November 8 election raising hope high for the transition of power after more than six decades of military rule. NLD is supposed to form the government with election of President by the parliament in early March. Its chief Nobel […]

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee says her government would urge the federal Indian administration to give citizenship to all Bangladeshis living in the state for five years or more. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said her government would urge the federal Indian administration to give citizenship to all Bangladeshis living in the […]

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North Korea went ahead with its planned satellite launch on 7 February, ignoring international opposition, including concern expressed by China. The launch was immediately condemned by the US and its allies. Coming a month after North Korea carried out its fourth nuclear test, the event will escalate tensions in North East Asia. BBC report said: […]

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The leader of the delegation of the European Parliament, Jean Lambert, on Friday pointed out there might be an opportunity to find a solution on the issue of repatriation of Myanmar refugees and undocumented Myanmar nationals living in the country, as a new government has taken over in Myanmar. ‘A new government in Myanmar now […]

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The Delhi government plans another round of tough measures to restrict the use of private cars and clean up toxic air in the Indian metropolis, the world’s most polluted city. From April 15, for two weeks, cars will only be allowed on the road on alternate days, going by whether their number plates are odd […]

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Myanmar’s National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the house as new parliament goes into session at Naypyitaw on Monday. Myanmar’s parliament dominated by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party on Monday began a new and historic session that will install the country’s first democratically elected government in more than 50 […]

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Performers in traditional dress entertain people during a farewell ceremony at the parliament in Naypyidaw, yesterday. Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi applauded the military-stacked parliament on its final day in office yesterday, as one-time enemies welcomed a transition that will loosen the army’s 50-year grip on power. After a de-mob happy last session […]

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By IPCS January By Wasbir Hussain* 2016 brings both hope as well as challenges for the government in dealing with insurgency in Northeast India. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in New Delhi is continuing with the traditional carrot-and-stick policy in dealing with insurgency in the region but a definite strategy or policy to deal […]

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By UCAN By John Zaw In the courtyard of Myanmar’s Islamic University in Thetkaypyin village, half a dozen teachers sit around the courtyard while classes change. It’s the worst of times for the Buddhist-majority country’s leading madrassa, now surrounded by refugee camps and villages that have been under prison-like conditions for three years. At present […]

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The government is going to begin a census on undocumented Rohingya population in Bangladesh in March to determine their exact figure and resolve the long-pending issue in a systematic and transparent way stopping their further influx into Bangladesh. During the survey, the undocumented Rohingyas will be given ‘Information Card’. Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque briefed […]

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