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Pakistan to host four-nation meet to discuss peace deal with Taliban

May 16, 2016

Pakistan to host four-nation meet to discuss peace deal with Taliban

The US, Pakistan, Afghanistan and China will meet in Islamabad this week to discuss a roadmap for negotiating a peace deal with the Afghan Taliban to end the 15-year insurgency #Terrorism #Pakistan #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #South Asia #Quadrilateral Coordination Group
A 34-year wait? India to rise as an Asia-Pacific power by 2050, says UN report

Apr 27, 2016

A 34-year wait? India to rise as an Asia-Pacific power by 2050, says UN report

India is projected to dominate the growth in the working-age population in Asia Pacific by 2050, according to a UN report #India #China #Asia-Pacific #Indian Economy #South Asia #UNDP #UN report #working age population
Unidentified gunmen target Karachi polio drive; kill seven policemen

Apr 20, 2016

Unidentified gunmen target Karachi polio drive; kill seven policemen

At least seven policemen were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in two separate attacks during a polio camapign in Pakistan's Karachi on Wednesday. #Pakistan #Taliban #NewsTracker #Karachi #South Asia #Anti-polio campaign #Federally Administered Tribal Areas
Not a reason for joy: India is among 10 countries with the highest declines in happiness

Apr 15, 2016

Not a reason for joy: India is among 10 countries with the highest declines in happiness

India figured among 10 countries that saw that largest declines in happiness levels between 2005-07 and 2013-15, according to a report. #India #United Nations #Pakistan #CriticalPoint #Somalia #Happiness #South Asia #World Happiness Report #Shareworthy #UNSDSN
Natural time-bomb: Alarming frequency of earthquakes in South Asia should worry us

Apr 14, 2016

Natural time-bomb: Alarming frequency of earthquakes in South Asia should worry us

The number of earthquakes in South Asia has risen alarmingly. And it points to a disturbing prediction by researchers which needs more attention. #World #India #China #Pakistan #Afghanistan #CriticalPoint #Myanmar #Asia #earthquake #Natural Disaster #South Asia #Himalayas #Tremor #temblor #NIDM #Shareworthy #2015 Nepal earthquake
Cabinet nod to adopt SAWEN statute to check wildlife crimes

Apr 13, 2016

Cabinet nod to adopt SAWEN statute to check wildlife crimes

The South Asia region is very vulnerable to illegal traffic and wildlife crimes due to presence of precious biodiversity and large markets. #Narendra Modi #PolicyWatch #South Asia #Poaching #SAWEN #Wildlife crimes
How to get India's women working? First, let them out of the house

Apr 09, 2016

How to get India's women working? First, let them out of the house

India lags well behind its competitors in its rate of women’s labour force participation. There is surprisingly little data to answer why. But one reason stands out: women can’t get to work. #Pakistan #ConnectTheDots #Mehbooba Mufti #South Asia #MGNREGA #women in workforce #IHDS
Leftist scholars in US trying to undermine India's glorious identity, alleges RSS

Mar 28, 2016

Leftist scholars in US trying to undermine India's glorious identity, alleges RSS

RSS today accused Leftist scholars of attempting to replace 'India' with 'South Asia' in textbooks in California and said efforts by Hindu activists have thwarted their bid #NewsTracker #RSS #South Asia #Leftist scholars #Hindu activists