NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ ANN) - Now the major question is whether India will be able to live up to its contention that the “surgical strikes” are over, or whether the subcontinent is on the brink of a full-fledged conflict.
ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ ANN) - Pakistan’s establishment has traditionally held the view that large-scale disorder in the Kashmir valley, gross violations of human rights, or a popular uprising there will oblige the world community to intervene and help the Kashmiri people gain their rights. Despite being tested several times this thesis has not been confirmed.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ ANN) - Generation Y face greater health risks than older generations, as they average a mere 1.14 hours of physical activity each day and also smoke and drink more than older Thais, a survey has revealed.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ ANN) - It is for the younger members of the Cabinet to decide among themselves who the next prime minister will be, said Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday.
ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ ANN) - The size of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been increased to more than $51.5 billion after China and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) agreed to lend $8 billion to upgrade the main railway line from Karachi to Peshawar, according to a federal minister.
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HANOI (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Amid rumours circulating over President Rodrigo Duterte's statement, the Philippines’ foreign affairs secretary clarified that the Philippines was not breaking away from its alliance with the US.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - The status of the implementation of past agreements and understanding under Saarc have been “very poor,” said PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal while calling for overall restructuring of the Saarc process.
CHANDIGARH, India (The Statesman/ANN) - Villagers living along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab are being evacuated to safer places owing to a war-like situation between the two neighbouring countries.