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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.

2008-07-28 15:00:14

Pakistan will fight its own battles against extremists, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani told U.S. President George Bush in Washington Monday. Bush and Gilani met in the Oval Office and then appeared before reporters before heading to lunch.

2008-07-14 09:00:20

Text of report headlined "US attacks, confrontation on LoC; pressure on Pakistan growing" by Pakistani newspaper Nawa-i-Waqt on 12 July [by Sohail Abdul Nasir] Islamabad: Pressure is increasing on the eastern and western borders of Pakistan.

2008-07-14 09:00:18

Pakistan population to reach 304.7 mln by 2050 ISLAMABAD, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan's population will reach 304.7 million by the year 2050, said a report of the World Population Foundation based in Pakistan on Friday.

2008-07-03 00:00:17

By RUMAN GANGULY Seven films in her kitty, dance shows and jatra - it seems Locket Chatterjee doesn't have any time left for herself. My diary is booked for the coming months and I'm enjoying it to the hilt," gushes the actor.

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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