SAARC secy. general addresses opening ceremony of SDG4 Monitoring Framework and APMED2030 in Kathmandu

 Amjad Hussain B. Sial, Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), defined “education” as “enlightenment”. Delivering a Key-Note Address at the Inaugural Session of the South Asia Statistical Capacity Development Workshop on Developing SAARC SDG4: Monitoring Framework and Preparatory Meeting for the Fifth APMED in Kathmandu today, the Secretary General said, […]

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What’s on in Beijing

BEIJING, April 7 (Xinhua) — The following are a selection of shows in Beijing for the coming week: Un Ballo in Maschera Date: April 10-14 Time: 7 p.m. Place: National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) Introduction: Produced by the NCPA and directed by renowned director Hugo De Ana, the opera recreates scenes from the […]

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China’s R&D spending sees rapid growth in past decades

BEIJING, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) — China’s spending on research and development (R&D) has seen rapid growth in the past 25 years as the country pursues a strategy of development through scientific and technological progress. A report from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed that China’s R&D spending surged by an average of 20.3 percent […]

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Vast majority of Australians subjected to sexual harassment: survey

CANBERRA, Sept. 12 (NsNewsWire) — Seven out of 10 Australians have experienced sexual harassment at some point in their lives, a major survey found, reports Xinhua. The study, released by Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins on Wednesday, revealed that 71 percent of Australians over the age of 15 have experienced sexual harassment, with 85 percent […]

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Thailand launches Southern Economic Corridor project

BANGKOK, Aug. 22 (NsNewsWire) — Thailand has launched a Southern Economic Corridor (SEC) project covering several of its southern provinces, repoerts Xinhua. During Tuesday’s roving cabinet meeting in Chumphon province, about 466 km south of Bangkok, the government approved the SEC project to be implemented in four southern provinces, namely Ranong, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si […]

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Gaza’s only power plant shuts down due to fuel shortage

GAZA, July 24 (NsNewsWire) — The only power plant in the Palestinian Gaza Strip stopped operation on Monday due to shortage of fuel, an official in Gaza announced, reports Xinhua. The plant’s halt will affect all aspects of life in Gaza, said Mohammed Thabet, media officer in Gaza’s energy distribution company, in a statement. He […]

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Woman, 19, dies at Melbourne CBD youth party clash

SYDNEY, July 21 (Xinhua) — Australian police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old woman in Melbourne on Saturday morning, with reports of two youth groups clashing at a chaotic short-stay apartment party site. Homicide squad detectives are investigating the woman’s death, “deemed suspicious,” after officers were alerted to the CBD site, where paramedics failed […]

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