south east asian countries

‘India aiming to be among top five aviation markets’


March 14th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 13 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Tuesday said his ministry was taking steps to make India one of the top five civil aviation markets in the world.Inaugurating ... Read more...

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Aim to eliminate HIV-AIDS from South-East Asia by 2015: WHO (Dec 1 is World AIDS Day)


November 30th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) With the profile of HIV-AIDS undergoing transformation from a life-threatening emergency to a manageable chronic infection, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday urged South-East Asian ... Read more...

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FDI in retail will hit ‘crores’, says CPI-M


November 25th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday said the decision to allow FDI in multibrand retail "will destroy the livelihoods of crores of small retailers".It ... Read more...

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Bangkok Airways connects Bangalore and Thailand


October 4th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 4 (IANS) Asia's boutique airline Bangkok Airways has connected the Thai capital of Bangkok with India's Information Technology hub Bangalore. It is targeting business and leisure travellers from South India ... Read more...

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‘Lack of budget hotels hindering tourism growth’


September 6th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) Non-availability of reasonable and average price accommodation is the main bottleneck in the growth of domestic tourism industry in India, said Hari Nair, founder of holiday ... Read more...

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Indian choir to perform in Toronto


August 9th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 9 (IANS) Meghalaya-based choral group, Shillong Chamber Choir (SCC) is all set to perform in Toronto Aug 20 as part of a South Asian festival, a group ... Read more...

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Rumesh Ratnayake is Sri Lanka coach for Australia series


July 15th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 15 (IANS) Former fast bowler Rumesh Ratnayake has been appointed Sri Lanka's chief cricket coach for the home series against Australia next month.Rumesh will work as an interim ... Read more...

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Punjab to set up panel for NRIs


June 24th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 24 (IANS) The Punjab government has approved the setting up of a four-member state commission for Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to protect their interests in the state, officials said ... Read more...

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France examines investment possibilities in Agartala


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Agartala, Apr 22 (ANI): France is looking for investment possibilities in North-East following the removal of Restricted Area Permits (RAP) from the region.Jean Louis Rysto, the French Consul General in Kolkata, who ... Read more...

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Two-day “Overseas Employers’ Conference” to begin in Hyderabad tomorrow


February 20th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Feb 20(ANI): A two-day "Overseas Employers' Conference" will be held from tomorrow in Hyderabad to understand the concerns of the foreign employers in the Middle-East and South-East Asian countries employing Indian ... Read more...

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$8.25 billion exports by 2014 achievable: leather exporters


January 30th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 30 (IANS) India's leather exporters are confident of achieving the ambitious export target of $8.25 billion by 2013-14 from the current level of $3.4 billion even if the European Union ... Read more...

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Northeast hopes to draw much business from Mumbai summit


January 13th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 13 (IANS) With the sixth 'North East Business Summit' set to begin in Mumbai next week, the industry starved and resource crammed northeastern region is making all-out efforts to attract ... Read more...

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India can now access Bangladesh ports: Minister


November 10th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 10 (IANS) Bangladesh will allow South Asian nations, including India, to access its Chittagong and Mongla ports and is keen to revive connectivity in the region, the country's foreign ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh heads home after 3-nation Asian tour


October 30th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by ANI
Hanoi, Oct.30 (ANI): Having concluded his substantive weeklong three-nation tour of Japan, Malaysia and Vietnam, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is returning to New Delhi today evening.Dr. Singh left for ... Read more...

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India committed to ensuring safety of sea lanes: Antony


October 12th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Oct 12 (IANS) Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Tuesday the country was committed to fighting the "serious challenge" of piracy and called for "cooperative approaches" for ensuring the security of ... Read more...

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Antony to visit Vietnam for ASEAN defence summit (Lead)


October 8th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony will be in Vietnam from Sunday to attend the defence summit of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), an official said Friday.The ... Read more...

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Antony to attend ASEAN defence summit


October 8th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) As part of India's "look east policy", Defence Minister A.K. Antony will be in Vietnam from Sunday to attend the defence summit of a regional bloc, ASEAN, ... Read more...

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Humans migrated from Africa to India 20,000 yrs earlier than believed


September 20th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 20 (ANI): A discovery of Stone Age tools, mainly either spear heads or scrapers, has revealed that migration from Africa to India and other South-East Asian countries as well as ... Read more...

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President for enhanced relations with Laos, Cambodia


September 9th, 2010 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Thursday called for strategic and economic cooperation with Laos and Cambodia, as she started her visit to the two South East Asian countries. Emphasizing ... Read more...

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Enough space for India, China to develop simultaneously: President Patil


September 9th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghOn Board Air India One, Sep 9 (ANI): Giving a boost to India's Look East Policy and ruling out any concerns over China's strong relationship with East ... Read more...

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Northeast states need uniform power policy: NEEPCO chief


July 31st, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 31 (IANS) State-owned North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) chief and managing director I.P. Barooah Saturday advocated a uniform power policy for the eight northeastern states. "The region must think ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s Hindu-Buddhist civilisation spread over 1,000 sq km


July 4th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 4 (IANS) Excavation at a Hindu-Buddhist civilisation site in Malaysia that dates back to the fifth century indicates that it was spread over 1,000 sq km and not 400 ... Read more...

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Not an ordinary insect, it monitors FIFA World Cup (With image)


May 14th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 14 (IANS) You are not the only one waiting impatiently for the 2010 FIFA World Cup to start at Johannesburg in South Africa June 11 -- a tiny insect in ... Read more...

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Government urged to allow import of second hand capital goods


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci) has urged the government to formulate rules for the import of second hand capital goods and make ... Read more...

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Myanmar seeks military aid from India to flush out rebels


April 10th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 10 (IANS) Myanmar Saturday sought military assistance from India to start operations against anti-India insurgent groups taking shelter in its territory, a top diplomat said. "We have requested India for military ... Read more...

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India’s northeast can be regional bridge: Tharoor


April 9th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 9 (IANS) Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor Friday said India's improving relations with countries of South Asia and South East Asia will accelerate development in the ... Read more...

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Moves to get global tourism back on track again


April 1st, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Jan 5 (IANS) The World Tourism Organization (WTO) will convene an emergency meeting by January end to discuss ways to rehabilitate tourism in the tsunami-hit South and South East Asian countries.The ... Read more...

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South-east Asian countries keen to invest in northeastern States


February 12th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter Todd AlexGuwahati, Feb 12 (ANI): Many businessmen and industrialists from the southeast Asian countries expressed their desire to invest in India's north eastern region during the 15 -day long International ... Read more...

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West Bengal earmarks 100 acres for IT cluster


January 27th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) The West Bengal government has earmarked 100 acres near the new airport at Andal in Burdwan district for an information technology (IT) and electronic cluster, IT minister Debesh ... Read more...

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North East Business Summit to be held in Kolkata


January 7th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Jan 7 (ANI): The fifth North East Business Summit titled "Explore Business Opportunities" will be held in Kolkata from January 8.The two-day business summit is being organised jointly by the ... Read more...

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Migratory birds arrives in India in search of food


December 28th, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by ANI
Gwalior, Dec 28 (ANI): With the onset of winter season, exotic migratory birds from Pacific and South-East Asian countries come to India in large numbers in search of food and shelter.Forest officer ... Read more...

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South China Sea disputes to intensify, say experts


November 27th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Nov 27 (DPA) Territorial disputes in the South China Sea are likely to drag on for decades, and mounting demand for resources could intensify them, experts said at a conference on ... Read more...

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Govt. trying to prevent smuggling of goods: Pranab Mukherjee


November 4th, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.4 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said that the government had received information about entry of goods into the country through smuggled routes and the government ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh asks young medics to serve the poor


November 3rd, 2009 - 7:22 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, Nov. 3 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday urged medical graduates to serve to the poor section of the society, as the government works hard to achieve its ... Read more...

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Punjab to conduct census of NRIs


August 11th, 2009 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 11 (IANS) Punjab will conduct a unique census to identify Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) from the state. Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who is also the minister in charge of ... Read more...

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