Russia will provide US $ 500 million for CASA-1000 project which would provide 1000 MW to Pakistan. The offer came at a CASA-100 meeting.

A meeting of the Inter-Governmental Council (IGC) for CASA-1000 Project was held at Dubai on May 16-17.

Gene banks represent an overdue push to preserve crop biodiversity. It also needs conserving on farms.

The objective of the study was to determine how data on water source quality affect assessments of progress towards the 2015 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target on access to safe drinking-water.

About 28 percent of Bangladesh's total population (41.7 million) is living in urban areas, said a Unicef report released on Wednesday.

Russia plans to step up its international role in fighting infectious disease across eastern Europe and central Asia, in what some observers see as the latest effort by the Kremlin to reassert its

In another step towards food security, Odisha has been included in the international programme for Roots & Tuber Crops (RTC) initiated by the International Potato Centre (known by its Spanish a

Pakistan wants China to construct a rail link through Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) and a network of oil and gas pipelines, which will help cut costs for Beijing's burgeoning energy needs and ens

A powerful earthquake killed at least 14 people in a heavily populated valley in Central Asia early on Wednesday, emergency officials said.

Almost all the casualties were in Uzbekistan, where officials confirmed 13 deaths.

The magnitude-6.1 temblor centred in Kyrgyzstan hit shortly after midnight in a mountainous area some 35 km away from the eastern Uzbek city of Ferghana, which has a popul

The people of Tajikistan, a small, mountainous country in Central Asia, are experiencing the impacts of climate change. More frequent droughts and heightened extreme weather