mekong river

Ahead of ASEAN summit, India to host Mekong-Ganga meeting


August 13th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Ahead of the India-ASEAN commemorative summit in December, India will be hosting a meeting of the six-nation Mekong-Ganga Cooperation grouping that will bring the foreign ... Read more...

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Study to save Irrawaddy dolphins


April 30th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, April 30 (IANS) A study was launched to protect the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in Cambodia's Mekong river, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Monday.The Commission for Dolphin Conservation ... 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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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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Chinese cargo ships attacked on Mekong river


January 6th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 6 (IANS) Four Chinese ships and a Myanmar patrol boat came under attack by an unidentified armed group on the Mekong river early Wednesday near a port in ... 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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Four nations start Mekong river patrol


December 11th, 2011 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 11 (IANS) China has begun a joint patrol on the Mekong river with three other countries to beef up security in the region.The patrol launched by China, Laos, ... Read more...

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India to host ministers of Mekong-Ganga countries


December 5th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) In a boost to its Look East policy, India will host the meeting of Mekong-Ganga Cooperation grouping that will bring together foreign ministers ... 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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13 dead in China pirate attack


October 23rd, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 23 (IANS) Police in China have confirmed the death of 13 sailors following a pirate attack on two cargo ships on Mekong river, Xinhua reported Sunday.On Oct 5, ... 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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Thai drug organization blamed for killing 13 crew members on Chinese cargo ships


October 11th, 2011 - 3:52 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- A Thai drug trafficking organization is being been blamed for attacking two Chinese cargo ships last week and killing the 13 Chinese crew members on board, officials ... 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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11 Chinese killed as two cargo ships attacked


October 9th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 9 (IANS) Eleven Chinese were killed and two are missing after their boats were attacked in the Mekong River four days ago, the foreign ministry said Sunday.Two cargo ... Read more...

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Five dead after rivers overflow in southern Laos


August 13th, 2011 - 1:56 am ICT by BNO News
VIENTIANE (BNO NEWS) -- Five people have been killed in southern Laos since the Mekong River and its tributaries burst their banks earlier this week, the Vientiane Times reported on Friday.Three boys ... Read more...

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Scientists Discover New Self-cloning Lizard Species at Vietnamese Buffet


November 12th, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A report from CNN reveals that a previously unknown and undocumented form of self-cloning all female lizard has been discovered by scientists in the oddest of ... Read more...

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Scientists Discover New Lizard Species In Vietnam During A Buffet


November 12th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
November 12, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Zoological scientists have recently unearthed and identified a species of all-female lizards that was hitherto unregistered in the zoological treatises of the West. This petite ... Read more...

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Scientists Discover New Lizard Species At Buffet


November 12th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Ho Chi Minh City, Nov 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new species of lizard has been identified by scientists in Vietnam which is served as a lunch item in the menu ... Read more...

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President Patil visits ancient Lao capital Luang Prabang


September 11th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Luang Prabang (Laos), Sept. 11 (ANI): Visiting Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil today visited Luang Prabang, the ancient capital of Laos and one of the important historical sites since ancient times, showcasing ... Read more...

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India to renovate 11th century Shiva Temple in Laos


September 10th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Vientiane, Sept 10 (ANI): India has agreed to renovate the Vat Phou or Wat Phou temple complex in southern Laos as part of deepening cultural and historical ties which have existed between ... Read more...

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Patil accorded ceremonial welcome, meets her Lao counterpart in Vientiane


September 10th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Vientiane, Sept. 10 (ANI): Visiting Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Lao National Assembly and then had one-to-one meeting with her Lao counterpart Choummaly Sayasone this ... Read more...

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President Patil arrives in Laos on five-day visit


September 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Vientiane (Laos), Sept 9 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil arrived in Laotian capital Vientiane on Thursday afternoon for a five-day state visit from September 9 to 13. She will also visit Cambodia ... Read more...

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World’s largest freshwater fish faces extinction threat


July 29th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) The survival of some of the world's largest freshwater fish - including a giant catfish - is threatened by a series of hydro-power dams planned for the Mekong ... Read more...

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Thailand deports Hmong refugees despite international concerns


December 28th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Dec 28 (DPA) Thailand Monday began deporting 4,000 ethnic Hmong refugees to Laos despite international appeals to the government to reconsider the involuntary repatriation to an uncertain future. The first batch of ... Read more...

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Oz MPs consider Mugabe ‘forward-thinking’ and Hezbollah ‘good force’


December 27th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Dec. 27 (ANI): Australian MPs, who globetrotted for months to get an insight of world affairs, concluded that Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe is "forward-thinking", the Lebanon-based organisation Hezbollah is "not radical" ... Read more...

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Pollution pushes Mekong dolphins on the brink of extinction


June 20th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): A new report by the WWF (Worldwide fund for Nature) has revealed that pollution in the Mekong River has pushed the local population of Irrawaddy dolphins to the ... Read more...

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Mystery of arsenic-poisoning crisis in Asia solved


March 26th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 26 (ANI): Scientists have solved the mystery of arsenic-poisoning crisis in Asia, by discovering how arsenic enters the groundwater below the Himalayas.Thousands of people in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Myanmar and ... Read more...

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First railway link between Thailand and Laos opened


March 5th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, March 5 (DPA) The first railway link across the Mekong River connecting Thailand with Laos was officially opened Thursday in a ceremony presided over by Thailand's Princess Sirindhorn. The line allows travel ... Read more...

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Pakistan and Bangladeshs economies will suffer most as global warming imperils fisheries


February 7th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): A new study has identified Pakistan and Bangladesh as some of the countries that are most economically vulnerable to the effects of global warming on fisheries.The study, ... Read more...

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Plate-sized spider, among other new species, found in Mekong


December 15th, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Dec 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a plate-sized spider, along with a host of new species in The Greater Mekong, a remote wildlife hotspot in Asia.The Greater Mekong comprises 600,000 ... Read more...

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Flood situation in Nakhon Phanom


August 18th, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The water level of Mekong River today (August, 18th) today remained at 12.63 meters, lower than yesterday by three centimeters as rain has stopped falling for many days.Agricultural areas and residences in ... Read more...

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Mekong water levels flood Nong Khai


August 13th, 2008 - 3:16 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The water level of the Mekong river in Nong Khai province this morning exceeded critical height and has begun to pose a threat of flooding. The Hydrology Survey Center of Nong Khai ... Read more...

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Globalisation propagates trafficking, organ trade: study


May 26th, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 26 (IANS) Globalisation may have wrought many positive changes in our lives, but it has also helped propagate evils like trafficking and organ trade, according to a new study. Some ... Read more...

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Cambodia seeks billions of dollars for 14 hydropower dams


May 4th, 2008 - 5:34 pm ICT by admin
DPA Phnom Penh, May 4 (DPA) Cambodia is seeking private investment to build 14 new hydropower dams worth more than $3.2 billion, according to a government report obtained Sunday. The report titled Prime ... Read more...

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