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2009-03-21 10:00:00

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, March 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, March 23rd, 2009, humanitarian Greg Mortenson receives Pakistan's highest civil award, Sitara-e-Pakistan ("Star of Pakistan") for his sixteen-year effort to promote peace through rural girls' education and literacy, in an official ceremony in Islamabad. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090321/DC87068) Only three foreigners have received Pakistan's Sitara award. "This is a great honor and humbling," says Greg...

2008-10-04 03:00:10

Text of report by Dilshad Azeem headlined "India offers Pakistan Baglihar dam inspection" published by Pakistani newspaper The News website on 4 October Islamabad: India has allowed Pakistan to carry out an on-the- spot physical inspection of the Baglihar dam where New Delhi had stopped almost 250,000 cusecs of water from the river Chenab recently, violating the Indus Basin Treaty, The News has learnt.

2008-10-03 09:00:10

By STEPHEN GRAHAM By Stephen Graham The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The United Nations declared the Pakistani capital unsafe for the children of its international staff Thursday and ordered them out, putting the once tranquil city on a par with Kabul, Afghanistan, and Somalia.

2008-10-03 06:00:02

Text of report by Karachi-based private Pakistani channel Geo TV website on 3 October Islamabad: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Interior, Rehman Malik has said that war against extremists will go on until the elimination of militants from the country.

2008-09-26 09:00:27

Pakistan searches for bomb at Islamabad airport after threat call ISLAMABAD, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan's security forces began to conduct search operation at Islamabad airport after an unknown person threatened to blow up Islamabad airport on Thursday.

2008-09-25 12:00:29

Text of report by private Pakistani television channel Geo News website on 25 September Islamabad: Security has been red alerted in Lahore [Punjab Province] following Islamabad and extra forces have been requisitioned while the Lahore police has arrested 450 persons in raids against banned religious outfits and shifted them to an unknown place.

2008-09-25 06:00:27

Text of report headlined "China to help Bangladesh to set up Rooppur nuclear power plant" published by Bangladeshi newspaper New Age website on 25 September Beijing has assured Dhaka of help in peaceful use of nuclear technology for the implementation of Rooppur nuclear power plant to meet the growing demand for energy.

2008-09-25 06:00:22

Text of report by official news agency Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Islamabad, [Thursday] 25 September: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Thursday termed the threat of suicide bomb attack at Benazir Bhutto Shaheed International Airport as hoax and cleared the airport after thorough search.

2008-08-26 09:01:02

Text of report headlined "Asia Energy behind coal mine advocates" published by Bangladeshi newspaper New Age website on 26 August UK-based Asia Energy has been behind the organised campaign of a group of civil society fronts in favour of swift coal extraction in northern Bangladesh, reveals a New Age investigation.

2008-07-31 12:00:41

Text of report by official news agency Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Islamabad, 31 July: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority in its 50th meeting held here on Thursday [31 July] decided to grant a license to M/s Central Media Network to establish and operate satellite TV channel with the brand name of Value TV.


Latest South Asia Reference Libraries

Lesser Asiatic Yellow Bat, Scotophilus kuhlii
2013-06-18 12:09:59

The lesser Asiatic yellow bat (Scotophilus kuhlii) is a species of vesper bat that can be found in many areas including Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Taiwan, and the Philippines. It prefers a habitat in primary and secondary forests, both in urban and rural areas of its range. It can be found roosting in many areas including roofs, crevices, temples, and dry tree leaves. It leaves the roost early to consume a main diet of dipterans and hymenopterans and gives birth to one...

Rufous Horseshoe Bat, Rhinolophus rouxii
2012-09-03 06:58:22

The rufous horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus rouxii) can be found in China, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India, and Vietnam. Although it occurs in all of these regions, most of its population occurs in South Asia. It can be found roosting in hollow trees or caves and prefers a habitat within evergreen forests. It often inhabits temples or old buildings in South Asia. In South Asia, the rufous horseshoe bat is threatened by cave disturbances caused by tourists, as well as habitat loss caused by...

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Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.