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International Mother Language Day of Bangladesh 2014

International Mother Language Day (Bhasha Divas) observed across the world, with Bangladesh leading on February 21, 2014. Theme: “Local languages for global citizenship: spotlight on science”. Objective: To promote awareness of linguistic, multilingualism and cultural diversity. The day assumes special significance in Bangladesh where scores of people, mostly students and teachers of the DhakaUniversity, were ..

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Kashmir Solidarity Day: Pakistan invited India for dialogue on Kashmir

On the Kashmir Solidarity Day, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif invited India to engage in a “comprehensive, sustained and result-oriented” dialogue with Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue. The mountainous region of Kashmir has been a flashpoint between India and Pakistan for more than 60 years. The Prime Minister expressed the confidence that the Indian leadership would realize ..

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India ranked 155th on Yale's Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

India ranked 155th out of 178 countries with an index score of 31.23 points, in its efforts to address environmental challenges, in the 2014 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) issued by Yale University. Regardless of an improvement in overall performance, India ranks behind China (118), Pakistan (148) and Nepal (139).  Among the BRICS nations, South Africa was ..

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Violence, epidemic and climate change led to end of Indus Valley Civilization (IVC): Research

Researchers have discovered that violence, infectious diseases, and changes in climate were the reasons responsible for the collapse of the ancient Indus city of Harappa almost 4,000 years ago. The study which is based on detailed analysis of skeletal remains found in burial sites near Harappa prior to Independence. As per the Research: The Indus Valley ..

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WHO: Peshawar world's 'largest reservoir' of polio

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Pakistan’s troubled north-western city of Peshawar as the world’s “largest reservoir” of endemic polio and has called for urgent action to boost vaccination. As per the latest genomic results of the Regional Reference Laboratory for Polio Virus, 83 out of 91 polio cases in 2013 in the country ..

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NDMA in place of MFN between India and Pakistan

In order to boost bilateral trade, Commerce Ministers of India and Pakistan have agreed on a Non-Discriminatory Market Access (NDMA) on reciprocal basis to each other, in place of the Most-Favoured-Nation (MFN). India’s Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma accepted Pakistan Trade Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan’s invitation to visit Pakistan in February 2014. India and ..

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