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Lifted by India, South Asia regains growth lead, still lags on jobs

ISLAMABAD, April 15, 2017 – South Asia is the fastest growing region in the world–according to the latest report by the World Bank.  This is largely driven by India’s growth rebound and is not consistent among countries. Despite accelerating global growth and trade, exports remain weak. Progress on fiscal consolidation is slow, and deficits are…

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Nepal to do battle with MCC and Dutch at Lord’s

London: Nepal, recently granted full one-day international status, received another boost on Monday after being invited to contest a T20 tournament with the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the Netherlands at Lord’s. The Nepalese — who now have both ODI and T20 international status — will play the tournament on July 29, the MCC announced….

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Nepal secure ODI status for the first time

Harare, March 15: Nepal cruised to a six-wicket victory over Papua New Guinea in Harare on Thursday to claim one-day international status for the first time. Nepal bowled out their opponents for only 114 in a play-off game at the World Cup qualifying tournament and chased down the small target with 27 overs to spare….

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Bangladesh plane carrying 71 people crashes in Nepal

KATHMANDU: A Bangladeshi aircraft carrying 67 passengers and four crew crashed on Monday while coming in to land at the airport in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, an airport official said, adding that 17 people on board had been rescued. The state of the other people on the flight from the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, operated by…

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Pakistan committed to SAARC’s objectives: PM

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Pakistan attaches great importance to South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation and remained committed to its principles and objectives of its Charter. In a speech during his visit to the SAARC Secretariat on Tuesday, Prime Minister Abbasi said Pakistan had always strived to make the regional body a…

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6th SAARC Business moot in Khathmandu on March 16

KATHMANDU: South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Chamber of Commerce and Industry is set to organize its sixth Business Leaders Conclave, in Kathmandu, Nepal on March 16-18, 2018. The event would be organized in collaboration with Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), in partnership with Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) and with…

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Scaling new heights: Nepal’s woman becomes mountain guide

KATHMANDU: When Dawa Yangzum Sherpa first set her sights on being a mountain guide, she was told it was no job for a girl. Now she has proved her doubters wrong, becoming Nepal’s first woman to earn a prestigious international qualification. Last month, the 27-year-old completed a rigorous course run by the Swiss-based International Federation…

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Meet the first woman to climb Mount Everest twice in 5 days

Anshu Jamsenpa completed her second ascent to the top of Mount Everest this year on May 21. NEWS DESK: Most people don’t make it to the top of the world once. But mother-of-two Anshu Jamsenpa, aged 38, has done it five times, all from the South Col route on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest…

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Nearly 600 dead in S. Asia floods

NEW DELHI: Nearly 600 people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in South Asia, officials said Saturday, as relief and rescue operations continued. The latest floods and landslides in the subcontinent began in the second week of August, as the annual monsoon strengthened its grip over the northern and eastern parts…

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At least 220 dead in India, Bangladesh, Nepal floods

SAPTARI: At least 221 people have died and more than 1.5 million been displaced by monsoon flooding across India, Nepal and Bangladesh, officials said Tuesday, as rescuers scoured submerged villages for the missing. In Nepal, severe flooding has left tens of thousands of homes totally underwater in the populous southern lowlands, with nearly 20 percent…

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Floods kill 165 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

KATHMANDU: At least 165 people have died and thousands have fled their homes as monsoon floods swept across Nepal, India and Bangladesh, officials said Monday, warning the toll could rise as the extent of the damage becomes clear. Three days of relentless downpours sparked flash floods and landslides that have killed at least 70 people…

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Badminton: Pakistan beat India to win doubles title in Nepal

LAHORE: Pakistan badminton duo of Irfan Saeed & Azeem Sarwar won the Men’s Double title in the Nepal Annapurna International Badminton Championships defeating Indian pair at Kathmandu, Nepal on Wednesday. They beat Anjan Buragohain & Ranjan Buragohain from India by 21-16, 21-15 in the final in which they outshone them in all departments of the…

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WATCH: Ex-Pakistan Army officer goes missing in Nepal

A retired Pakistan Army lieutenant colonel (retd.) Habib Zahir went missing in Nepal. He was called for a job interview in Nepal for a company named Strategic Solution.

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Search continues for missing ex-Pakistan Army officer

ISLAMABAD: Search is ongoing for the ex-Pakistan Army officer who went missing in Nepal, Samaa reported on Sunday. According to details, Lieutenant Colonel (retd.) Habib Zahir was called for a job interview in Nepal for a company named Strategic Solution. The email for the job interview was sent by a person named Mark Thompson who…

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Leopard shuts down Nepal airport

KATHMANDU: Nepal had to close its only international airport for around half an hour on Monday after a leopard was spotted close to the runway. A spokesman for the airport in Kathmandu said wildlife and security officers were searching for the animal, believed to be hiding in the drains, after it was spotted by a…

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Pakistanis are happier than Indians: report

According to The World Happiness Report 2017, India is ranked below countries like Pakistan, China and Nepal on a list that features the happiest countries in the world. India came in at a dismal 122 on a list that featured the world’s happiest countries. The report places Pakistan on number 80, China on number 79…

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Facebook ‘friendship’ murder case: Police book Naila, 5 other suspects

SIALKOT: Police booked a female named Naila and five other suspects in a murder case relating to a boy from Gujranwala, on Tuesday. According to details, police nominated the central suspect Naila as well as five others for the murder of Sharoon, a boy from Gujranwala who became friends with her on the social networking…

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Pakistan announce squad for ACC U-23 Emerging Cup 2017

LAHORE: Pakistan on Tuesday announced the 15-man squad for the upcoming Asian Cricket Council U-23 Emerging Cup 2017 in Bangladesh. The tournament will be played from March 26th to April 2nd. The 15-man squad comprises of: Imam ul Haq Jaahid Ali Imran Butt Haris Sohail (Vice Captain) Khushdil Shah Hussain Talat Mohammad Rizwan (Captain, Wicket…

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Pak players storm into final after beating India

Pakistani duo of Rizwan Azam and Kashif Sulhari caused the biggest upset of the Nepal international badminton series by eliminating the top seed pair of India Anilkumar Raju and Venkat Gaurav Prasad to roar into the men’s doubles final on Friday. The Pak players dazzled with awesome performance to make short work of their Indian opponents in…

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Direct to Home TV technology: Will it prove game changer for Pak electronic media industry

By: Muhammad Luqman After experiencing stiff opposition from different stake holders especially the cable operators for a period of 13 years, Pakistan’s electronic media watchdog, PEMRA has succeeded in auctioning first three licenses of Direct to Home service for a total amount of US $ 14.85 million (Around Rs. 15 billion). As compared to other…

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After ChaiWala, TarkariWali wants to be a model

TarkawriWali, a Nepali girl who shot to fame last week after her pictures selling vegetables were posted online, wanted to become a model. Kusum Shrestha, 18, found fame after her pictures were clicked by photographer Rupchandra Maharjan near the ‘Fishling suspension bridge between Gorkha and Chitwan’, The Gundruk Post said. The pictures surfaced days after…

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