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Can India become a USD 5 trillion economy in five years?

New Delhi, Feb. 16 -- The interim fiscal budget for 2019-20 is the last hurrah of the ruling BJP-led NDA regime ahead of the national elections expected by May. Although such election-year budgets are... Read More


UN plans to raise USD920 mn for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

New Delhi, Feb. 16 -- The UN refugee agency on Friday said it would raise $920 million in a new plan to aid 900,000 Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh. Over half of the solicited money, also mean... Read More


Pulwama attack: Need for a radical review of internal security, foreign policy

New Delhi, Feb. 16 -- The suicide bomber terror attack on a paramilitary convoy in the Pulwama district February 14 that killed more than 40 troopers of the Central Reserve Police Force and injured ma... Read More


Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina to retire after current term

DHAKA, Feb. 16 -- Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who won a historic fourth term, becoming the country's longest-serving leader, has indicated she will retire after the current term to promot... Read More


US, others ask Pakistan to end support to terror groups

NEW DELHI, Feb. 16 -- The international community strongly condemned the terror attack by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 45 paramilitary personnel. US Pres... Read More


UN chief condemns terrorist attack in Kashmir

New Delhi, Feb. 15 -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned the the suicide attack on Indian security forces in Kashmir and called for bringing the attackers to justice. Ans... Read More


Kashmir arrack will strengthen India-US counter-terror cooperation: Trump

New Delhi, Feb. 15 -- US President Donald Trump has called out Pakistan directly on the car-bomb attack on the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel by terrorists based there and declared that... Read More


Former Pakistan PM's brother granted bail in corruption cases

LAHORE, Feb. 15 -- The Lahore High Court has approved Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif's bail petitions in two corruption cases and ordered his release. Pakistan's anti-g... Read More


Maldives launches whistle-blower web portal

MALE, Feb. 15 -- The Maldives has launched a whistle-blower web portal as part of a "zero tolerance" anti-corruption campaign, the Independent newspaper reported. President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih laun... Read More


Worst terror attack in Kashmir kills 43 troops

NEW DELHI, Feb. 15 -- In the worst terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir since militancy erupted in 1989, a suicide bomber on Thursday rammed his SUV packed with explosives into a paramilitary bus on the... Read More