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China plans to build 1,000-km tunnel to divert Brahmaputra water from Tibet to Xinjiang

China plans to build 1,000-km tunnel to divert Brahmaputra water from Tibet to Xinjiang

Chinese engineers are testing techniques that could be used to build a 1,000-km long tunnel to divert water from Brahmaputra river in Tibet to Xinjiang region, a media report said . The proposed tunnel, which would drop down from the world’s highest plateau in multiple sections connected by waterfalls, would provide water in China’s largest

World Bank lowers India’s growth forecast

India’s GDP may slow from 8.6 per cent in 2015 to 7.0 per cent in 2017 because of disruptions by demonetisation and the GST, the World Bank has forecast and warned that subdued private investment due to internal bottlenecks could put downside pressures on the country’s potential growth. The International Monetary Fund yesterday also lowered

Pakistan military admits ISI has links to militants

Pakistan’s military on Thursday admitted that its Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) has links to “militants”, saying this does not mean it supports terrorist organisations, while also asserting that Milli Muslim League — the political wing of banned Jamaat-ud Dawa — is free to contest elections. Milli Muslim League, which draws support from Mumbai attack mastermind

Pak’s ISI has ties with ‘terrorist groups’: US military official

A top United States military officer has accused Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of having ties with ‘terrorist groups’. “It is clear to me that the ISI has connections with terrorist groups,” The Hill quoted Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as saying to the Senate

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