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BRICS sustainable development crucial


The 8th BRICS Summit took place over the weekend in Goa, India. It has been seven years since the first BRIC Summit was held in 2009. What is the group’s role in global governance? What challenges does it face and how should the five countries further enhance their cooperation in …

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China International Strategy Review 2016 released

China International Strategy Review 2016, an annual academic publication from the Institute of International and Strategic Studies (IISS) under Peking University, was released recently at a forum held by the IISS. Since its founding in 2008, the China International Strategy Review has earned recognition from readers for its objective and …

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Latvian photojournalist’s exhibition on Tibet opens in Riga

RIGA, Oct.8 (Xinhua) — A photo exhibition featuring pictures taken by Latvian photojournalist Janis Laizans in Tibet has been unveiled here Friday. The exhibition, named “Seven Days in Tibet”,  has a collection of 30 pictures shot by Laizans during his trip to China’s Tibet Autonomous Region in the summer. A …

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Tibet receives 21 mln tourists in past 9 months

LHASA, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) — About 21 million Chinese and foreign tourists visited southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region in the first three quarters of 2016, up 20.4 percent year on year, authorities said Tuesday. Tourism revenue during the past nine months increased by 25.9 percent year on year to 28.7 …

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Why Kashmiris observe October 27 as black day

By  Raza Malik Background The saga of Kashmiris’ sufferings is spread over a period of almost seven decades. It started with the landing of Indian troops in Jammu and Kashmir on October 27 in 1947 and since then, Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the …

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RAW to shut down its covert air wing, assets will go to NTRO and IAF


By Praveen Swami Plans have been firmed up to shut down the Aviation Research Centre (ARC), India’s premier imaging-intelligence organisation, highly-placed government sources have told The Indian Express. The plans, backed by National Security Advisor AjitDoval, envisage that the ARC’s aircraft and electronics assets will be divided between the National …

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Tabei passes away


Junko Tabei, first woman to climb Mount Everest, has died at the age of 77. Tabei was suffering from cancer for the past four years and died in the course of treatment at a cancer centre in a Japanese town of Saita, according Japanese Mountaineering Association. Born in Japan on …

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CG EON Blaze 6 and Pro Smart Phones


By Our Reporter CG mobile has unveiled two new ranges of smart phones in EON Blaze series. The company introduced EON Blaze 6 and EON Blaze Pro smart phones in the market. With 13MP camera and 5MP front camera, EON Blaze 6 works on android. “The EON 6 has 1.3 …

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NT got license to operate 4G


Nepal Telecom (NT) has received a license from Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA) to operate fourth generation (4G) mobile service. NTA Chairman Digambar Jha said that the state-owned telecommunication received approval for 4G based on the work plan presented by it. NT had presented the work plan before the NTA before …

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