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Can China sustain?

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Villages disappear as millions migrate to expanding Chinese boomtowns, food security after a few decades to become big hurdle The skyline of Qingdao. One of the rapidly growing economic hub, Qingdao of Shandong Province hosts the third biggest port in China. Also one of the most planned and livable cities in China, Qingdao provides jobs […]

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The Supreme Court on Thursday directed a Rae Bareily court to expeditiously hear Babri Masjid demolition case against senior BJP leader L K Advani and 19 others against whom charge of criminal conspiracy was dropped by the trial court.Expressing deep anguish over non-appearance of the counsel for CBI, which has moved the apex court against […]

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  By DECLAN WALSH and STEVEN GREENHOUSE KARACHI, Pakistan – The century-old Central Jail here, a gritty repository of criminals, jihadists and sectarian killers, has a reputation for overcrowding and prisoner riots. But for Arshad and Shahid Bhaila, the industrialist brothers whose factory burned to the ground in September, killing at least 262 workers, there […]

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By Mandakini Devasher Surie India’s online community has been buzzing since the arrest of two young women by the Mumbai police last month for posting comments on Facebook criticizing the city’s shutdown following the death of veteran Shiv Sena leader, Bal Thackeray. The arrests of Shaheen Dhada and Renu Srinivasan sparked public outrage across the […]

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Bangladesh and India on Tuesday agreed to sign an extradition treaty and a Revised Travel Agreement (RTA) in January next year. India is considering Bangladesh’s request for handing over Subrata Bain, one of the most wanted criminals in Bangladesh who was arrested in Kolkata last month after he escaped from a jail in Nepal, Joint […]

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New Delhi, Dec 3 (bdnews24.com/Reuters)— The Indian navy is prepared to deploy vessels to the South China Sea to protect India’s oil interests there, the navy chief said on Monday amid growing international fears over the potential for naval clashes in the disputed region. India has sparred diplomatically with China in the past over its […]

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IK Gujral passes away

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Inder Kumar Gujral. Former Indian prime minister Inder Kumar Gujral has passed away after a long illness in a hospital near the capital, Delhi, aged 92. Gujral was admitted to the hospital in Gurgaon on 19 November and was suffering from a lung infection. He became India’s 12th prime minister, heading a United Front coalition […]

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  By THOMAS FULLER Published: November 30, 2012 SITTWE, Myanmar – The Buddhist monastery on the edge of this seaside town is a picture of tranquillity, with novice monks in saffron robes finding shade under a towering tree and their teacher, U Nyarna, greeting a visitor in a sunlit prayer room. But in these placid […]

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NEW DELHI — President Ram Baran Yadav of Nepal is insisting that the country’s politicians reach an agreement on a new government by Thursday afternoon. Unless, of course, the politicians need more time. Again. Then, well, all bets are off. “If the time is not enough to get to some sort of conclusion, most probably […]

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Two more Indian visa application centres would be opened to handle Bangladeshi visa seekers more efficiently, an Indian High Commission official in Bangladesh said on Tuesday. “We have five Indian Visa Application Centres (IVAC) in Bangladesh and two more will be opened in Barisal and Mymensingh,” Mohammad Afsar, Second Secretary at the High Commission of […]

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Pakistan’s authorities are suspending mobile phone services in major cities to prevent sectarian violence during key Shia Muslim commemorations. More than 90% of bombs are detonated by attackers using phones, officials say. In some areas, motorbikes carrying passengers have been banned because of fears that this is how attackers could be brought to their targets. […]

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Parliament began on a stormy note Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, centre, arrives at the Parliament House to attend the winter session of parliament in New Delhi yesterday. India’s shaky government and the opposition yesterday locked horns as parliament re-opened for a crucial session that will see a recent string of pro-market reforms being hotly […]

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