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Sultan Abdullah becomes Malaysia’s new King

Malaysia's new King, Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah

Malaysia's new King, Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, The Sultan of Pahang, was installed as the 16th King of Malaysia on 30 July 2019 The Sultan of Pahang, Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, was installed as the 16th king of Malaysia on Tuesday in a ceremony steeped in Malay royal customs and traditions, formally

Centre to Spend ₹25 Lakh Crore on Agriculture, Confirms President Kovind

Hon. President Mr. Ram-nath-kovind

President Kovind confirms heavy investment in agriculture during Thursday’s Parliamentary proceedings President Kovind said the Centre will invest ₹25 lakh crore for increasing agricultural productivity in the years to come, during Thursday’s Parliamentary proceedings Amid ongoing Parliamentary proceedings, President Ram Nath Kovind confirmed a ₹25 lakh crore investment for boosting agricultural productivity on Thursday. Apart from monetary aid, the President confirmed that the Centre would

Towering Crisis: Himalayan Glaciers Melting Twice as Fast since 2000

"Himalayan glaciers melting"

Himalayan glaciers melting significantly faster since 2000 Melting of the Himalayan Glaciers has doubled since 2000, spy satellite images reveal. The accelerated rate will have a devastating effect on almost 1 billion human lives A compilation of declassified US spy satellite images from the 1970s and contemporary data was used by scientists to showcase a four-decade-long record of ice loss in

India, China to Fast Track Talks on Boundary Issue

India, China on Boundary Issue

PM Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping discuss boundary issue on the sidelines of the SCO summit On the sidelines of the SCO summit in Bishkek, Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to pace up talks on the Sino-Indian boundary issue PM Narendra Modi met President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit on

Former Pakistani President Arrested Amid Long-Standing Corruption Charges

Ex Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari arrested under money laundering charges

Ex Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari arrested under money laundering charges Pakistan’s former President, Asif Ali Zardari has been arrested under high-profile money laundering charges. Zardari has denied all allegations Former President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari was arrested on Monday. The arrest came soon after a court rejected his bail application in a high-profile money laundering case. Zardari is the husband

India, Sri Lanka Call for Collective Counter-Terrorism Action

India SriLanka

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discusses counter-terrorism with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said “terrorism is a joint threat” for India and Sri Lanka, during his state visit to the neighbouring nation During his visit to Sri Lanka on Sunday, PM Narendra Modi attended a series of short meetings with both the government and opposition of the country

Indian Foreign Minister Says SAARC has Problems, BIMSTEC to be Focus Area

S. Jaishankar

S. Jaishankar confirms shift in focus from SAARC to BIMSTEC Newly sworn-in External Affairs Minister, S. Jaishankar announced a shift in focus from SAARC to BIMSTEC vis-a-vis neighbourhood cooperation on Thursday External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar affirmed that neighbourhood cooperation on connectivity would shift focus from SAARC to BIMSTEC. Indian foreign policy will be used to facilitate new markets, said the newly appointed Foreign

Taiwan Becomes First Asian Nation to Legalise Same-Sex Marriage

Same- Sex Marriage

Taiwan’s Parliament passed a landmark bill on Friday, making the nation the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage The Taiwanese Parliament passed a bill that legalised same-sex marriage across the nation on Friday. It has now become the first country in Asia to do so. In 2017, a constitutional court of the East Asian nation ruled in favour of same-sex

Forty-Eight Years of Bangladeshi Independence

Bangladeshi capital city of Dhaka

On March 26, 1971, East Pakistan made its first declaration of independence from Pakistan, marking the start of the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. The war ended with the surrender of West Pakistan. The subsequent independence led to the establishment of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Today, the nation stands as a resilient player in Asia, with a growing economy

Lowest Growth Target for China Since 1990  

Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang says “tough struggle” awaits China amid slowing economic growth

The world’s second largest economy, People’s Republic of China, has now set its lowest growth rate target since 1990, estimated at 6.0% to 6.5%. Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, has affirmed that the country needs to be prepared for a “tough struggle” While addressing the National People’s Congress on Tuesday, Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang asserted, “We will face a graver and

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