east asia

Don’t bid for strategic containment of China, daily warns US


September 6th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 6 (IANS) China does not want the US to perish nor does it want to dominate Asia, said a state-run Chinese daily, warning that if America launched a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Air India to resume flights to most global destinations


August 12th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Come September, Air India will have all its Boeing 777s pressed into service and flights restarted to important destinations like Hong Kong, Seoul, Frankfurt and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kantha stitch takes fashion, furnishings by storm (With Images)


August 12th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) Threads can talk and create stories. They can weave their way through centuries and be reborn in various avatars. Such has been the evolution of the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

World Bank opens office in Myanmar


August 1st, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 1 (IANS) The World Bank opened its first country office in Yangon's Inya Lake Hotel Wednesday while granting $85 million to support reforms in the country.Visiting World Bank ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India leads foreign tourists in Sri Lanka (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka received a record 452,867 foreign tourists in the first half of this year, with India leading the pack with 85,426 tourists.This is an 18.7 percent ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Tourism to Sri Lanka is booming


July 20th, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka's post-war tourism is booming. In the first half of this year, a total of 452,867 people including 85,000 from India, visited the island nation, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India concerned over rising tensions in South China Sea


July 17th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, July 17 (IANS) India was concerned with rising tensions in the South China Sea and attaches great importance to ensuring safety and security of sea lanes and freedom of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US wants ’significant’ naval ties with India to protect sea lanes


July 4th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) Recognising India's growing maritime power, the United States wants to maintain a "significant" relationship with India to help provide stable and secure international commerce through the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Air India pilots to call off strike (Roundup)


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) A 58-day long Air India pilots strike neared its end Tuesday as the agitating aviators assured the Delhi High Court that they will call off ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Air India pilots’ strike nears end (Second Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) A 58-day long strike by a group of Air India pilots seemed coming to an end Tuesday as the agitating aviators assured the Delhi High ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Despite strike, Air India passenger traffic grows


July 1st, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Despite a crippling 55-day-long strike, Air India has carried three percent more passengers between June 1 and June 20 from a year ago and would ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Air India strike enters 55th day, two more pilots hospitalised


June 30th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The Air India strike continued for its 55th day Saturday, taking the national carrier's revenue losses to an estimated Rs.605 crore, while two more of ... Read more...

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With pilots on strike, Air India losses mount to Rs.600 crore


June 29th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Air India's losses have mounted to Rs.600 crore with the pilots' strike continuing for the 54th day Friday.The pilots are demanding reinstatement of their ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Air India to reactivate east Asia routes, plans operational rebound


June 21st, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
By-Rohit VaidNew Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Strike-hit national carrier Air India will reactive flights between the national capital and east Asian destinations like Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong in phases ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up 17 percent


June 12th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 12 (IANS) Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals grew by 17.5 percent in May to 57,506 from a year earlier, the tourism authority said Tuesday.The latest arrival rates were nearly ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘US focus on Asia-Pacific will help India contain China’


June 8th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The US military's new focus on the Asia-Pacific region, as enunciated by Defence Secretary Leon Panetta, is welcome and will aid in India's efforts to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Myanmar, China good friends: Suu Kyi


June 2nd, 2012 - 7:10 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, June 2 (IANS) Myanmar and China will become even better friends as the Southeast Asian country deepens its political and economic reforms, leader of Myanmar's opposition National League for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Britain’s manufacturing growth slows in April


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) Britain's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for manufacturing sector declined to 50.5 in April from 51.9 in the previous month.Although the April PMI figure was below that ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Indonesia seeks UAE investments


May 1st, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 30 (IANS/WAM) The Indonesian government has urged the UAE companies to tap opportunities in that country.Director of the Indonesia's investment promotion agency described the country as one ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

World Bank to open office in Myanmar


April 27th, 2012 - 6:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) The World Bank will open an office in Myanmar in June, a bank official said Thursday."In early June, we will be opening an office in Myanmar, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US for resolving South China Sea row through dialogue


April 17th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Amid conflicting territorial claims over South China Sea and differences between India and China over exploration, the US Tuesday said the laws of the seas ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India, US to discuss China, Myanmar


April 17th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Against the backdrop of tensions in South China Sea and the recent defiant rocket launch by North Korea, India and the US Tuesday will hold ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

China, Indonesia vow to boost ties


March 24th, 2012 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 23 (IANS) China and Indonesia Friday pledged to cement their ties and push forward their cooperation in east Asia.The commitment was made in the meetings between visiting Indonesian ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

BJP MP praises Manmohan on BRICS, East Asia policy


March 20th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) In a rare reference to foreign policy issues in parliament, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJ) MP Tarun Vijay has praised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's "BRICS ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

China in joint quake study


March 6th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) China has teamed up with Japan and South Korea to jointly carry out research on earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis.The programme was initiated during the East Asia ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Top Al Qaeda leader arrested in Egypt


February 29th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 29 (IANS) A senior leader of terror outfit Al Qaeda was Wednesday arrested at the Cairo International Airport after his arrival from Pakistan, official Egyptian news agency MENA ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Malaria-fighting tobacco!


February 13th, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Feb 13 (IANS) A genetically modified tobacco plant that can fight drug-resistant malaria has been developed by Israeli scientists.Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have found that tobacco ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India readying for limited conflict with China: US (Second Lead)


February 1st, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) The Indian military is preparing to "fight a limited conflict" with China, said a top American intelligence officer who added that New Delhi may not ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Two Indian traders to reach Shanghai soon: Krishna


January 4th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) The two Indian businessmen tortured and held by locals in Yiwu in China will be reaching Shanghai late Wednesday, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Chinese envoy meets Krishna on Indian traders plight


January 4th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Chinese envoy Zhang Yan Wednesday met External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and assured him about the safety of two Indian businessmen who were tortured and ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India-US ties have lost momentum: US experts


December 28th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) Welcoming the "admirable choice" of Nancy Powell, a "capable South Asia hand" as the next United States Ambassador to India, two US experts have said US-India ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Japanese PM arrives, talks with Manmohan Wednesday


December 27th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda touched down here Tuesday evening on a two-day visit during which the two sides are expected to discuss the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India, Japan to talk n-deal talks, currency swap (Lead)


December 26th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) India and Japan Wednesday will discuss the prospects of reviving civil nuclear cooperation negotiations and may sign a currency swap pact that could help ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India, Japan likely to ink currency swap accord


December 26th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) India and Japan Wednesday are likely to ink a multi-billion dollar bilateral currency swap agreement that could help New Delhi stem the rupee's ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Trilateral with US, Japan not directed at China: India


December 26th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) A week after it held the first trilateral meeting with the US and Japan, India Monday said it was not directed against any third ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

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