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‘The US-Bangla crash was inevitable’

BY SHOHEL MAMUN The US-Bangla Airlines plane crash at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, which claimed at least 50 lives, was inevitable, according to a professional pilot. The claim may sound outrageous, but the pilot, whose identity will not be revealed considering his job safety, told his colleague, another …

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BRI in context of peace, sustainability

BY IQBAL THE Indian Ocean Region (IOR), an important trade zone of the world, includes a wide variety of races, cultures, and religions. Today, the true spirit of Silk Route is being considered a historic and cultural heritage of India Ocean Region (IOR) that symbolizes communication and cooperation between the …

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Tibet makes progress in poverty battle

LHASA, March 14 (Xinhua) — Herders who live at the foot of Mount Qomolangma are preparing for the coming mountain-climbing season in May. About 7,500 people live in the Zhaxizom Township in Dingri County of Tibet Autonomous Region, at the foot of the world’s highest mountain. Renting tents, as well …

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Tibet designates grain growing areas to ensure output

LHASA, March 16 (Xinhua) — Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China has designated highland barley and wheat plantation areas to improve farming efficiency and ensure grain output. According to the regional agriculture and animal husbandry department, a total of 27,667 ha. in Lhasa, Xigaze and Shannan will start integrated farming …

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India’s hegemonic designs irk neighbours

By Ali LAST month, Maldives opposition led by former president Mohammed Nasheed’s Maldivian Democratic Party expressed concern that Abdulla Yameen government’s move to call for all-party talks was an attempt to ease international condemnation over its recent actions and a time-buying tactic. The alliance of Opposition parties in the Maldives …

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Indian Army says its equipment is obsolete and not ready for war

By Saikat Datta In its direst warning to India’s Parliament yet, the Indian Army’s top brass stated that deep budgetary cuts have severely eroded its capabilities to fight a war. “The budget of 2018-19 has dashed our hopes and most of what has been achieved has actually received a little …

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B&R initiative boosts Caucasus economies

BY WENDY MIN China’s Belt and Road initiative (B&R) has spanned the globe and injected vitality during a period of economic slowdown and stagnation. My encounter with locals during my trip through the Caucasus region has provided interesting observations on what China is doing, the country’s image, Belt and Road …

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Constitutional changes for better governance

BY EVANDRO MENEZES DE CARVALHO In the year that celebrates the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up, the country begins a new chapter in its history: the new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics. The expression, which sums up the thought of Chinese President Xi Jinping, is the realization …

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US risky Indian obsession

BY AHMAD IT’S commonly believed that in order to demonstrate its Indian obsession, Washington seems to irrationally curtail its regional role in South Asia at a time when its global role has already been declining. Christopher Layne, distinguished Professor of International Affairs and Robert M. Gates Chair in National Security …

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Shunning Dalai Lama helps heal Sino-Indian relations

BY SU TAN According to reports, Tibetan separatists in India recently cancelled a rally and prayer meeting to be held in New Delhi in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Dalai Lama fleeing China. This came after the Indian government reportedly told ministers and senior officials not to attend …

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