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Explore the quintessential beauty of Jaisalmer with Marriott Resort & Spa

The resort is the perfect getaway for those who want to experience the grandeur of the Golden City while enjoying exemplary hospitality and culinary excellences. It will throw its doors open to guests starting September 2020.
The Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa offers 135 exquisitely designed rooms and nine suites featuring majestic views of the Jaisalmer Fort and a beautiful central oasis.(Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa)
The Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa offers 135 exquisitely designed rooms and nine suites featuring majestic views of the Jaisalmer Fort and a beautiful central oasis.(Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa)
Updated on Aug 07, 2020 12:59 PM IST
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Afghan women spin new careers by reviving ancient Silk Road crafts

On the outskirts of the ancient city of Herat, about 4,000 women work to cultivate silk, from raising silkworms, feeding them and harvesting their cocoons to spinning the yarn by hand - a month-long, labour-intensive process.
Whatever silk is not exported or sold in other parts of Afghanistan makes it to Herat’s old silk bazaar. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Whatever silk is not exported or sold in other parts of Afghanistan makes it to Herat’s old silk bazaar. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 06:08 PM IST
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Herat, Afghanistan | ByReuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Power tussle in Nepal ruling party over China influence

Oli’s troubles within the party also come as he deals with blowback from India over a new map that includes a disputed area claimed by both India and Nepal.
Kathmandu’s relations with New Delhi only worsened after Oli said last week that India was attempting to oust him from office with help from some of the members of his own party. India has denied all allegations.(Getty Images)
Kathmandu’s relations with New Delhi only worsened after Oli said last week that India was attempting to oust him from office with help from some of the members of his own party. India has denied all allegations.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 03:18 AM IST
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Kathmandu | ByAssociated Press

Glistening with oil money: Exploring Kazakhstan, things to do when you travel and more

Kazakhstan’s allure lies in its other-wordly landscapes, traditional culture and its futuristic new capital, Nur-Sultan.
Exploring Kazakhstan, things to do when you travel and more.
Exploring Kazakhstan, things to do when you travel and more.
Updated on Jan 08, 2020 03:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByGeetika Jain

Travel: Bukhara tales…Hoja Nasreddin and other stories!

In the fabled days of the Silk Road, this city in Uzbekistan was the lighthouse of knowledge. It still has lots to teach today.
The Kalyon Minar is the only structure of the Poi Kalyon square that Genghis Khan spared from destruction
The Kalyon Minar is the only structure of the Poi Kalyon square that Genghis Khan spared from destruction
Updated on Dec 29, 2019 12:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySaubhadra Chatterji

High spirits: Study shows cannabis first used in funerals 2,500 years ago

These rituals took place 2,500 years ago and represent the oldest known use of marijuana for its psychoactive properties, said scientists who analyzed archeological remains in China’s western Xinjiang.
The subject of early drug use in Central Eurasia has long intrigued historians and archaeologists, and the findings of the study appear to tally with an account by the ancient Greek historian Herodotus.(AP file photo for representation)
The subject of early drug use in Central Eurasia has long intrigued historians and archaeologists, and the findings of the study appear to tally with an account by the ancient Greek historian Herodotus.(AP file photo for representation)
Updated on Jun 13, 2019 10:51 AM IST
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Washington, USA | ByAgence France-Presse

I believe connectivity is the key to addressing the India-China trade deficit

The main theme of the BRI is to achieve win-win cooperation. We expect India to be part of the initiative
During the Wuhan Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pointed out that the BCIM construction should be speeded up. We expect that the fourth meeting of the Joint Study Group would be held later this year to complete the joint study report(PTI)
During the Wuhan Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pointed out that the BCIM construction should be speeded up. We expect that the fourth meeting of the Joint Study Group would be held later this year to complete the joint study report(PTI)
Updated on May 05, 2019 08:59 PM IST
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ByLuo Zhaohui

Your travel guide to the new $800 billion Silk Road

The Silk Road, a series of legendary pathways connecting cities is being reborn as a network of highways, railways, and airports linking 65 countries.
People gather at Registan Square in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.(Bloomberg)
People gather at Registan Square in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Oct 28, 2018 02:37 PM IST
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Bloomberg | ByWade Shepard, Bloomberg

How to travel the new, $800 billion Silk Road

The series of once-legendary pathways connecting cities, from Kashgar to Paro to Constantinople, which originated at the dawn of the common era and collapsed with the fall of the Mongol empire, is now being reborn as a network of highways, railways, and airports linking 65 countries.
Chinese people walk in a maze at the Tang Paradise Park in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, on February 14, 2018, ahead of the coming Lunar New Year, marking the Year of the Dog. The Lunar New Year falls on February 16 this year, with celebrations in China scheduled to last for a week.(AFP)
Chinese people walk in a maze at the Tang Paradise Park in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, on February 14, 2018, ahead of the coming Lunar New Year, marking the Year of the Dog. The Lunar New Year falls on February 16 this year, with celebrations in China scheduled to last for a week.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 25, 2018 09:02 AM IST
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Fearing debt trap, Pakistan rethinks Chinese ‘Silk Road’ projects

Resistance has stiffened under the new government of populist Prime Minister Imran Khan, who has voiced alarm about rising debt levels and says Pakistan must wean itself off foreign loans.
In this picture released by Press Information Department, visiting Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi shakes hand with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi prior to their meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan.(AP File Photo)
In this picture released by Press Information Department, visiting Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi shakes hand with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi prior to their meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2018 10:32 AM IST
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Islamabad | ByReuters

No backroom deals in Silk Road initiative, everything will operate in sunshine: China

The Belt and Road project is aimed at connecting China by land and sea to Southeast Asia, Pakistan and Central Asia, and beyond to the Middle East, Europe and Africa
China's foreign minister Wang Yi attends a news conference during the ongoing National People's Congress (NPC), China's parliamentary body, in Beijing, on March 8, 2018.(REUTERS)
China's foreign minister Wang Yi attends a news conference during the ongoing National People's Congress (NPC), China's parliamentary body, in Beijing, on March 8, 2018.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 08, 2018 01:29 PM IST
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