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Pak-Russia ties in regional situation

By Hanf In the post cold war era Pakistan-Russia relations had already started improving. But Russia’s inclination towards Pakistan increased when it observed the successes of Pakistan in fighting the GWoT and it understood Pakistan’s strategic significance in the region in the context that Pakistan could play a central role …

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Pakistan hands over dossier on ‘India’s interference’ to UN chief

Pakistan has handed over a dossier on India’s alleged “interference” in the country to new UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and asked the world body to play a role in “restraining” India from such activities. Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador MaleehaLodhi delivered the dossier on “India’s interference and terrorism …

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China to set up gravitational wave telescopes in Tibet

LHASA, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) — China is working to set up the world’s highest altitude gravitational wave telescopes in Tibet Autonomous Region to detect the faintest echoes resonating from the universe, which may reveal more about the Big Bang. Construction has started for the first telescope, code-named Ngari No.1, 30 …

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Tubo period petroglyphs found in Tibet

LHASA, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) — Eight stone inscriptions found in Mangkam County in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region have been confirmed as dating back to the Tibetan Tubo Kingdom more than 1,000 years ago, the county cultural relics bureau said Sunday. The bureau along with the county tourist bureau and …

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Xi’s New Year speech offers peaceful development vision


By Wen Dao In his New Year’s address, Chinese President Xi Jinping talked of China’s resolve to develop peacefully and determination to protect sovereign integrity, warning saboteurs that the “Chinese people will never allow anyone to get away with making a great fuss about it.” Western media have taken this …

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Key state lab to research “Tibet’s bread & butter”

LHASA, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has set up its first key state lab, bringing talent and funding to research barley and yaks on the plateau. The lab was co-constructed by the local Tibetan government along with the Ministry of Science and Technology, said TrinleyWangyel, director …

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America’s democracy has become illiberal


By Fareed Zakaria Two decades ago, I wrote an essay in Foreign Affairs that described an unusual and worrying trend: the rise of illiberal democracy. Around the world, dictators were being deposed and elections were proliferating. But in many of the places where ballots were being counted, the rule of …

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Rajnath blames Pakistan for nothing

By Kuldip Nayar Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that Pakistan is again trying to divide India on the basis of religion. He conveniently forgets history. Pakistan was a consequence, not the cause. The society was divided and both Hindus and Muslims had reached a point of no return. Consequently, …

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Tibet goes cashless

LHASA, Dec. 29 (Xinhua) — While Tibet evokes images of ancient traditions for many tourists, out-of-towners are discovering they don’t have to give up modern conveniences when they travel in the far western region. A tourist from southeast China’s Fujian Province was pleasantly surprised to be able to pay through …

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