mekong region

India for fast-tracking ASEAN highway links

September 4th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 4 (IANS) India and five other nations of the Mekong Ganga grouping -Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia - Tuesday decided to fast-track key connectivity projects ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Report: Thai floods to downgrade country’s economic growth by 1.2 percent

November 26th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- The devastating rainfall and subsequent flooding in Thailand this year is expected to decrease the country's economic growth to 2.4 percent, the Bangkok Post reported on Saturday.The ... Read more...

Posted in Thailand |

Global conference to focus on water crisis

November 16th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) With water predicted to become an arena of conflict, experts from around the world, including China, Pakistan, Britain and Bangladesh, will gather here later this ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

China battles child trafficking

August 10th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) China has stepped up efforts against trafficking of children and sought help from neighbouring countries to tackle the menace, Xinhua reported Tuesday.This year alone, police have ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Fewer tigers in forests than captive in US

February 11th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) The tiger population is in real crisis worldwide, including the US, where more big cats are held in captivity than are alive in the Asian wilds, says a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Vietnam a hub for processing Asias illegally logged timber

May 14th, 2008 - 2:25 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 14 (ANI): A new study has determined that Vietnam has become a hub for processing Asias illegally logged timber, much of which is being sold in the country as ... Read more...

Posted in National |