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Inter-Regional Trade Must Increase For A Successful SAARC

Posted: September 13, 2009 at 4:31 pm   /   Latest Posts, News, SAARC

Speaking at the recent seminar on “SAARC Governments Commitment to Economic Freedom in South Asia” held in Islamabad, Pakistan The president of SAARC CCI Mr.Tariq Sayeed said “ Economic Freedom is incomplete without political freedom and a politically sound state is pre-requisite for economic liberalization in the country”. He said that SAARC countries to pursue […]

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History of Nepal

Posted: July 8, 2008 at 2:57 am   /   Latest Posts, Nepal

Modern Nepal was created in the latter half of the 18th century when Prithvi Narayan Shah, the ruler of the small principality of Gorkha, formed a unified country from a number of independent hill states. The country was frequently called the Gorkha Kingdom, the source of the term “Gurkha” used for Nepali soldiers. After 1800, […]

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Fast Facts – Bangladesh

Posted: July 6, 2008 at 9:40 pm   /   Bangladesh, Latest Posts

Official name: People’s Republic of Bangladesh Geographic coordinates: 23°42′N, 90°21′E Land area: 51,703 sq mi (133,911 sq km) Total area: 55,598 sq mi (144,000 sq km) Population: 150,448,339 (2007) Government: Parliamentary Republic President: lajuddin Ahmed (2002) Prime Minister: vacant Head of Interim Government: Fakhruddin Ahmed (2007) Languages: Bengali (Bangla) (official) English Capital and the largest […]

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History of Bhutan

Posted: July 2, 2008 at 5:59 pm   /   Bhutan

The Bhutanese name for Bhutan, Druk Yul, means ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’. There is proof leading Bhutanese history back to AD450, although many of the intervening events remains unsolved by many. Guru Rinpoche is believed to have brought Mahayana Buddhism to Bhutan from Tibet in the eighth century. Bhutan, the world’s last Buddhist kingdom, […]

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Afghanistan

Posted: July 2, 2008 at 7:34 am   /   Country, Featured

Afghanistan is a culturally mixed nation, a crossroads between the East and the West, and has been an ancient focal point of trade and migration. It has an important geostrategical location, connecting South, Central and Southwest Asia.

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Bhutan

Posted: July 2, 2008 at 7:31 am   /   Country, Featured

Bhutan’s indigenous population is the Drukpa. The Sharchops, Ngalops and the Lhotsampas are the three main ethnic groups. Bhutan’s earliest residents, the Sharchops reside predominantly in eastern Bhutan. The Ngalops migrated from the Tibetan plains and are the importers of Buddhism to the kingdom.

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India

Posted: July 2, 2008 at 7:28 am   /   Country, Featured

India is the largest democracy in the world. For most of its democratic history, the federal government has been led by the Indian National Congress (INC). State politics have been dominated by several national parties including the INC, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Communist Party of India (CPI), and various regional parties.

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The Maldives

Posted: July 2, 2008 at 7:25 am   /   Country, Featured

The Maldives holds the record for being the flattest country in the world, with a maximum natural ground level of only 2.3 m (7½ ft), though in areas where construction exists this has been increased to several metres. Over the last century, sea levels have risen about twenty centimetres (8 in). The ocean is likely […]

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Nepal

Posted: July 2, 2008 at 7:24 am   /   Country, Featured

Modern Nepal was created in the latter half of the 18th century when Prithvi Narayan Shah, the ruler of the small principality of Gorkha, formed a unified country from a number of independent hill states. The country was frequently called the Gorkha Kingdom, the source of the term “Gurkha” used for Nepali soldiers.   This […]

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Pakistan

Posted: July 2, 2008 at 7:23 am   /   Country, Featured

Pakistan is a rapidly growing population. Pakistan has a mixture of many ethnic groups ranging from Pathans, Baluchis, Punjabis and Sindhis. 97% of the country is and Urdu is the official language, but Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Baluchi, and Brahui are also spoken. English is common among the upper classes and also in the government.

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