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India imperiling regional security

BY ARSHAD FOR well over a year Indian security forces are persisting with the violation of cease fire agreement of 2003. During 2017 Indian security forces fired across the LOC 1,900 times killing 254 people including civilians and soldiers deployed along the line. Since January till date more than 150 …

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US needs to consider human rights proposal of China

BY LIU LULU   A Chinese resolution calling for “mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of human rights” was adopted by an overwhelming majority, 28:1, at the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council. The US cast the only “no” vote on the resolution, with Western countries including Australia, …

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Indo-UK collusion in ‘Operation Blue Star’?

BY NAYAR The British government has rejected a petition by the Sikh community in London to make public all papers concerning Operation Blue Star. Margaret Thatcher, then British Prime Minister, was close to the then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and reportedly helped her to plan the Indian military action …

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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 from …

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Tibet welcomes 18th listed firm

LHASA, March 20 (Xinhua) — China’s securities regulator has approved the IPO application of a Tibetan securities firm, which will bring the number of listed companies to 18 in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. Registered in the plateau region in 1997, China Lin Securities mainly offers securities transaction and investment …

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US trade policy destabilizes global economy

BY ZHAO MINGHAO Stocks fell sharply after the US President Donald Trump administration threatened to launch a trade war against China, showing how trade conflict hurts the world economy. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the West’s leading economic think tank, warned that a trade war prompted by US …

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Reelection of Xi, Putin worries West

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By Our Reporter Xi Jinping in China and Vladimir Putin in Russia were reelected as Presidents with a big margin of votes, sending ripples to the Western world.  The European and the US leaders were so shocked by the reelection of Putin that they had not even greeted him two …

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State Council strives for better governance with institutional reshuffle

Editor’s Note: A massive cabinet restructuring plan was passed Saturday at a plenary meeting of the ongoing first session of the 13th National People’s Congress. There will be 26 ministries and commissions in addition to the General Office of the State Council after the reshuffle. The institutional reform has shown …

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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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