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2008-06-16 12:00:24

AlwaysOn Network Bangladesh, a joint venture between US-based AlwaysOn Network and an organization of non-resident Bangladeshi technologists, has launched a new wireless network that will deliver free internet access to Bangladesh primary schools and colleges, as well as to rural and urban areas based on Soma Networks's broadband wireless solution.

2006-08-25 05:45:05

DHAKA (Reuters) - Consumption of alcohol in Southeast Asia, including predominantly Muslim countries, has nearly doubled in the last decade, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

2006-08-21 19:36:21

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia has warned of possible attacks against international hotels in Pakistan, saying it had received recent credible reports that militants are planning attacks against a range of targets.

2006-08-14 07:41:47

By Kamran Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Fifty-nine years after winning partition from India and independence from British colonial rule, Pakistan's future rested on defeating terrorism, Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said in an Independence Day speech on Monday.

2006-08-14 05:39:41

By Kamran Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Fifty-nine years after winning partition from India and independence from British colonial rule, Pakistan's future rested on defeating terrorism, Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said in an Independence Day speech on Monday.

2006-07-26 17:30:12

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pakistan must provide written security assurances as part of a deal for $5.1 billion in American-made F-16 fighter jets and no equipment will be transferred until anti-diversion protections are in place, U.S.

2006-07-10 09:46:46

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan, eyeing a landmark $5 billion deal with the United States for the purchase of F-16 fighter jets, said on Monday it was ready to address U.S. fears it would transfer the technology to another country.

2006-07-03 14:48:28

Corrects penultimate paragraph to show that the arms sale in question is to Pakistan, not India. By Jim Wolf WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush Administration said on Monday that it planned to sell Pakistan up to 36 advanced F-16 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp.

2006-07-03 02:18:52

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A landslide caused by torrential rain killed at least 10 people, including women and children, in northwest Pakistan, police said on Monday.

2006-06-29 20:36:36

By Arshad Sharif ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Fancy a tummy tuck or face lift? How about a hair transplant? Such surgical procedures are de rigueur in the West, but the trend is now also catching on in an unlikely country -- conservative Pakistan.


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
filiation
  • The relation of a son or daughter to a parent: the correlative of paternity.
  • The establishment of a filial relation, specifically by adoption.
  • In law, the judicial determination of the paternity of a child, especially of a bastard; affiliation.
The word 'filiation' comes from a Latin word meaning 'legal right of a son'.
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