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India losing grip of Bhutan? China on the edge

BY KASHISH KUMAR It was not much of a surprise when India’s newly appointed External Minister S. Jaishankar chose Bhutan for his maiden bilateral visit, reflecting once again, India’s ever-growing desperation for continued friendship with its neighbour. Similarly orchestrated visits for cooperation, have been common from the Modi government where …

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Highlights of China’s science news

BEIJING, July 6 (Xinhua) — The following are the highlights of China’s science news from the past week: HIGHEST ENERGY COSMIC GAMMA RAYS A joint research team made up of Chinese and Japanese scientists has discovered the highest energy cosmic gamma rays ever observed from an observatory in Tibet, opening …

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Lhasa raises 29 million USD to fund college students

LHASA, July 7 (Xinhua) — Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, has raised over 200 million yuan (29 million U.S. dollars) to support more than 56,000 local college students since 2012, the city’s education bureau said. The funding mainly came from the local government, and was supplemented by …

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Brute majority is not enough!

BY DR. S. CHANDRASEKHARAN The controversial Guthi Bill, its abrupt withdrawal from the Parliament and subsequent massive but disciplined demonstration against the government’s attempt to nationalize Guthis should be a good lesson for Oli government. First, the government thought that with its brute majority it could get through the bill …

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Tech know-how modernizes China’s century-old industrial city

BY XINHUA WRITERS WANG JINYE, WANG HONGFENG AND LI LAIFANG SHIJIAZHUANG, June 23 (Xinhua) — With the head sheaves whirling on top of the derrick, the century-old No.1 pit of the Kailuan colliery still lifts coal from deep underground. The icon of the old industrial city of Tangshan is also …

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Foreign powers behind the PASHTUN TAHAFFUZ MOVEMENT

BY M CHAUDRY Three people were killed and five soldiers injured in a clash between security forces and Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) protesters on May 26, this year in North Waziristan. In this regard army’s media wing DG of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major-General Asif Ghafoor said: “a group …

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May should have quit at least a year ago

BY SWAPAN DASGUPTA One of the things I like best on a longish domestic flight is to read the London newspapers. I barely have time to justify my expensive subscriptions during the political season in Delhi. However, a flight, undisturbed by an eager co-passenger, over-anxious to discuss politics with a …

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