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Country of Particular Concern (CPC)

Country of Particular Concern (CPC) is a designation by the United States Secretary of State (under authority delegated by the President) of a nation guilty of particularly severe violations of religious freedom under the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) of 1998 and its amendment of 1999. The term “particularly severe violations of religious freedom” means systematic, ongoing, egregious violations of religious freedom.  The ..

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AIIB approves first loans for projects in four countries

The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved first set of loans totalling US 509 million dollars to finance projects in four countries viz. Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia and Tajikistan. These loans for the four projects were approved in Board of Directors meeting of AIIB held at its headquarters in Beijing, China. Projects approved Bangladesh: ..

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Indian Ambassador to Tajikistan Biraja Prasad passes away

India’s Ambassador to Tajikistan Biraja Prasad passed away following a massive cardiac arrest. He was the youngest Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer to be appointed as India’s Ambassador to any country. About Biraja Prasad Biraja Prasad’s career as diplomat began after he had joined IFS in 1998. In his career, he had held different diplomatic assignments such as ..

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7.5 magnitude earthquake hits Hindu Kush Region of Afghanistan

A powerful earthquake of magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter scale has hit the Hindukush region of north-eastern Afghanistan and Pakistan. The focus of earthquake was centred 196 km deep beneath the Hindu Kush Mountains. It was centred 82 km southeast of Feyzabad district in Afghanistan’s sparsely populated Badakhshan province bordering with Pakistan, Tajikistan and ..

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CANWFZ Treaty signed to recognize Central Asia as Nuke-Free Zone

Five recognized nuclear weapon states- China, France, Russia, UK and USA inked the Protocol to the Central Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone (CANWFZ) Treaty in New York, marking a major positive development in the global non-proliferation efforts. The treaty was signed on the sidelines of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Preparatory Committee Meeting at the United Nations. CANWFZ Treaty   The CANWFZ Treaty was inked on ..

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