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Indo - Pak dialogue

Published on March 03, 2015Some recent developments may have changed India's thinking about its relations with Pakistan, which were frozen after Pakistan's High Commissioner made the 'mistake' of meeting politicians from Occupied Kashmir. India's Foreign Secretary is arriving in Islamabad today to initiate conciliatory talks on a host of issues that poison Indo-Pak relations.Read full story

Pakistan economy From economic surge to sustainable development

Published on March 03, 2015Under the shadow of neighbouring emerging economic giants - China and India - Pakistan's economy has rarely made news in a decade, or even more, on international circuit. The country's economy, however, is in an interesting phase with key macro and micro economic indicators showing signs of revival following years of gloom.Read full story

Heavy toll as Australian farmers struggle through drought

Published on March 03, 2015On the road to Walgett a sign welcomes visitors: "Farming is not a way of life, it keeps everyone alive." But with drought taking a heavy toll on the region, farming has become a battle for survival. The Australian agricultural town - which takes its name from the Aboriginal word meaning the meeting of two rivers - is in the grip of the worst drought in a century, with disillusioned farmers battling to stay afloat.Read full story

Partly Facetious: Minor heart attack or hernia

Published on March 03, 2015"I enjoyed one game more than the other on Sunday."Read full story