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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.

2008-06-28 06:02:38

Text of report headlined "Power import pact with CARs next month" published by Pakistani newspaper Dawn website on 28 June Islamabad, June 27: Pakistan will sign an agreement for importing 1,000 megawatts of electricity from the Central Asian Republics (CARs) during a meeting of the Inter-Governmental Council (IGC) next month.

2008-06-19 09:00:42

Bangladeshi Customs seizes mobile sets, instruments worth 140,000 USD DHAKA, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Bangladeshi Customs officials seized huge quantity of mobile phone sets and other mobile instruments worth about 10 million taka (about 142,000 U.S.

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.


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
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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