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India posts 25 percent increase in visas on arrival


September 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) A total of 9,412 visas on arrival (VoAs) were issued till August compared to 7,514 during corresponding period of 2011, registering a growth of 25.3 ... Read more...

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Skull fossil of oldest Asian modern man found


August 24th, 2012 - 8:58 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 24 (IANS) France's National Museum of Natural History has announced the discovery of the skull of the oldest Asian modern man, Xinhua reported.An international researchers team found the ... Read more...

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More foreign travellers opting for visa on arrival


August 13th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) A total of 941 visas were issued under the Visa on Arrival (VoA) scheme in July 2012 as compared to 820 visas in July last ... Read more...

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US wants close ties with ASEAN


July 11th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, July 11 (IANS) The US wants to strengthen relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday.She was speaking at ... Read more...

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Rise in Visa on Arrivals in June 2012


July 11th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Visa on Arrivals (VoAs) recorded an increase of over 12 percent in the month of June compared to the same period last year, officials ... Read more...

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Decline in Visas on Arrival in May


June 7th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) There was a decline of over 6 percent in Visa on Arrival (VoA) from 11 countries in May this year compared to the same period ... Read more...

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Factfile on Myanmar


May 27th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Factfile on Myanmar, where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday began a three-day visit - the first by an Indian prime minister in 25 years.* President - Thein Sein, a former ... Read more...

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Pakistan may buy new Sukhoi superjets


May 9th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pakistan's Air Indus airline has shown interest in buying eight Sukhoi Superjet 100 airplanes, the Russian manufacturer said Wednesday."The client is interested in purchasing eight ... Read more...

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Natural teak forests declining worldwide: UN


April 26th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 26 (IANS) Natural teak forests are in decline worldwide, almost half of which grow in Myanmar, the UN Food and Agricultural Organization has said. Such forests grow only ... Read more...

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34 percent jump in visas on arrival Jan-March


April 10th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The visas on arrival issued to foreign tourists from 11 countries saw a jump of 34 percent during January-March this year compared to the same ... Read more...

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Myanmar to host Southeast Asian Games


March 25th, 2012 - 3:37 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, March 25 (IANS) Myanmar will host the 27th Southeast Asian Games next year that will see participation from 11 regional countries.This will be the third time the country will ... Read more...

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Security improves in Mekong river


March 11th, 2012 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 11 (IANS) A four-nation joint patrol of the Mekong river has improved the security of the vessels following a deadly attack last year, reports Xinhua.Shipping on the river ... Read more...

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Over 12,000 visitors get Indian visa on arrival


January 31st, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Over 12,000 visitors from 11 countries used the tourist visa on arrival facility in 2011, with the maximum numbers coming from New Zealand, Japan and ... Read more...

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China spends $158 mn on nature reserve


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) China has spent one billion yuan (about $158 million) in 2011 to protect the Sanjiangyuan Nature Reserve, the source of the country's three major rivers, the ... Read more...

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China spends $158m on major riverheads


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) China injected one billion yuan (158 million) last year to protect the headwaters of three major rivers.The money was spent on afforestation projects and recovery of ... Read more...

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China spends $150 mn protecting major river sources


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) China injected one billion yuan (around $158 million) in 2011 to protect the Sanjiangyuan nature reserve, where China's three major rivers have their sources.Sanjiangyuan -- with ... Read more...

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Sulabh to launch toilets with health centres in Delhi


January 16th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In a new model of providing affordable healthcare and sanitation facilities, Sulabh International will introduce toilet complexes with attached healthcare centres in the capital, the ... Read more...

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Chinese vessel attacked


January 15th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) A Chinese commercial vessel was attacked by unidentified gunmen in Laos while returning to the country via the Mekong river, officials said Sunday.The Shengtai-11 vessel was ... Read more...

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Thai navy rescues 800 dogs from smugglers


January 12th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Jan 12 (IANS) Thai navy officials Thursday rescued over 800 dogs when they were about to be smuggled via the Mekong river to neighbouring Laos.A Mekong river patrol unit ... Read more...

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US tops list of global charity


December 21st, 2011 - 6:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US has topped a list of countries taking part in charity, followed by Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Russia was ranked 130th in the ... Read more...

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Three Myanmar soldiers killed in Mekong river clash


December 12th, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Dec 12 (IANS) Three Myanmar soldiers were killed in a clash with a drug gang on the Mekong river during a joint patrol, Xinhua reported Monday.A joint team of ... Read more...

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Sunny Sidhu tops in Hornbill Motor Rally


December 4th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kohima, Dec 4 (IANS) Sunny Sidhu, the 37-year-old from Chandigarh, won the fifth JK Tyre Hornbill International Motor Rally that concluded here Sunday.Sidhu, who competed in the 100 km autocross ... Read more...

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Rise in women trafficked into China: Report


December 3rd, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 3 (IANS) An increasing number of women from the neighbouring countries of Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar are being trafficked into China for marriage and even to work as ... Read more...

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125 kg of ephedrine drug seized


November 17th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) A huge amount of ephedrine, a controlled drug, concealed in a sofa has been seized from a container bound for the southeast Asian nation of Laos, ... Read more...

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New Greek government wins confidence vote


November 17th, 2011 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Nov 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The new Greek coalition government led by Lucas Papademos has won the confidence vote in parliament.The government comprises the country's two leading parties -- the ... Read more...

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New government sworn in Greece


November 11th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Nov 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greece's new coalition government, led by former European Central Bank vice president Lucas Papademos, was sworn in Friday.The ceremony, led by Hieronymos II, the Archbishop ... Read more...

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Over 9,000 foreigners got Indian visa on arrival


November 11th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) As many as 9,739 foreigners from 11 countries opted for visas on arrival till October, with New Zealanders topping the list.In October, 1,234 Visas on ... Read more...

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Thai soldiers confess to killing Chinese sailors


October 29th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 29 (IANS) Nine Thai army men have surrendered and confessed to killing 13 Chinese sailors in Thailand earlier this month, the Thai police chief has said.The victims onboard ... Read more...

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Floods affect 8 million in Asia: UN


October 15th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Oct 15 (IANS) At least 650 people have died and over eight million people have been affected by floods and typhoons in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and the Philippines, ... Read more...

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Chinese cargo ships attacked on the Mekong River, 11 killed


October 10th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by BNO News
BEIJING (BNO NEWS) -- Eleven people were killed on Wednesday when two Chinese cargo ships were attacked in the Golden Triangle of the Mekong River, the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed ... Read more...

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More than 800 visas on arrival issued in July


August 12th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) More than 800 visas on arrival (VoA) were issued to foreign tourists in India last month, an official statement said Friday."In July 2011, a total ... Read more...

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Six bronze medals for India in Vovinam meet


August 3rd, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Indian Vovinam martial arts team won six bronze medals in the World Vovinam Championship organised in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam July 26-31."Twenty-Two countries ... Read more...

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India issued 770 visas on arrival to foreigners in June


July 13th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) A total of 770 visas on arrival (VoA) were issued to foreign tourists of 10 countries in June, an official statement said.According to the statement, ... Read more...

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India issues over 5,000 visas on arrival till May


June 8th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) India has issued over 5,000 visas on arrival to foreigners from 11 countries till May this year, the tourism ministry said here Wednesday.The maximum numbers ... Read more...

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Thai police arrest tiger trafficking kingpin


May 23rd, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bangkok, May 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Thai authorities have announced that they have arrested the leader of a tiger trafficking ring. The police have been hunting for the alleged mastermind of the huge ... Read more...

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