southeast asia

Which way will Pakistan tilt? (Comment)


September 20th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
The publication of satirical cartoons relating to the Prophet Muhammad by a French magazine (Charles Hebdo) adds to the anger and widespread protests already simmering across many countries and societies that ... Read more...

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Air India gets second Dreamliner, plans to start new routes


September 19th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Air India Wednesday received its second Boeing 787 Dreamliner as it firmed up plans to open new international routes using the aircraft to destinations in ... Read more...

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Russia reveals huge diamond source under asteroid crater


September 18th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Russia can supply diamonds across world markets for the next 3,000 years. The government has revealed a vast diamond source under a 100-km-wide crater that was ... Read more...

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‘Changes in Myanmar open new opportunities for India’


September 18th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, S Sep 18 (IANS) Recent changes in Myanmar have created new opportunities for enhancing relations with India, according to an expert."The recent changes in Myanmar have created new opportunities ... Read more...

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Hero MotoCorp ropes in new technology partner


September 6th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Two-wheeler major Hero MotoCorp has roped in a third technological partner to develop internal capabilities in design and engines after the firm's break up with ... Read more...

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Volkswagen to invest over Rs.700 crore in India


September 6th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) German Volkswagen Group Thursday said it will invest €100 million euro (over Rs.700 crore) in its three Indian subsidiaries, including Volkswagen India, Skoda and Audi ... Read more...

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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...

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Global torch relay to focus attention on Tibet


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 2 (IANS) To apprise the international community about the tense situation prevailing in Tibet, exiled Tibetans Sunday began a global tour aimed at ending the atrocities there.The second ... Read more...

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Thailand Breaks World Record for Largest Mass Massage


August 31st, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bangkok, Aug 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Thailand has just broken the world record for the largest mass massages. The country now has a Guinness world record to prove that it is the real ... Read more...

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How to detox - Delhi centres show the way


August 29th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) An animated discussion on self-control and inner strength is under way in an air-conditioned cottage tucked away inside a plush south Delhi farm. The group ... Read more...

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Mizoram project to be trade gateway to southeast Asia


August 15th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Aug 15 (IANS) Mizoram will be the gateway to Southeast Asian countries after the construction of the Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project in neighbouring Myanmar, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla ... Read more...

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US, Sri Lanka call for stronger defence ties


August 15th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) The time has come for Sri Lanka and the US to build military relations on a stronger footing.This was the outcome of a meeting here Monday ... Read more...

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Two arrested in Jaipur, 100 kg of banned drug seized


August 10th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 10 (IANS) A team of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials seized about 100 kg of ketamine, a banned drug, from a house in the city and ... Read more...

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JK Tyre actively looking for rubber plantation overseas


July 30th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) JK Tyre and Industries, the number one truck and bus radial tyre maker in India, is "actively" looking for acquisition of rubber plantation overseas for its ... Read more...

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Cultural relics found in South China Sea


July 29th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Twelve underwater cultural relics sites were discovered in South China Sea.The sites near Xisha Islands contain ancient pottery and porcelain wares, copper coins and boat parts, ... Read more...

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India, Indonesia back freedom of navigation in South China Sea (Lead)


July 27th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Against the backdrop of growing Chinese assertiveness in southeast Asia, India and Indonesia discussed tensions in the South China Sea and backed freedom of navigation ... Read more...

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India, Indonesia back freedom of navigation in South China Sea


July 27th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Against the backdrop of growing Chinese assertiveness in southeast Asia, India and Indonesia discussed tensions in the South China Sea and backed freedom of navigation ... Read more...

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One child abused every three days in Goa: Parrikar


July 27th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 27 (IANS) One minor has been abused every three days in Goa until June this year, while in 2011 one child was abused every four days, according to ... Read more...

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Singapore’s online advertisement spending surges


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, July 23 (IANS) The online advertisement spending in Singapore surged to 135.9 million Singapore dollars ($107.9 million) last year, crossing the 100 million Singapore dollars mark for the first ... Read more...

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Amartya Sen in Bihar for Nalanda meeting


July 18th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 18 (IANS) Nobel laureate Amartya Sen arrived here Wednesday to attend a meeting of the board of governors of the upcoming Nalanda International University in the state.Amartya Sen ... Read more...

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US asks India to make strong anti-trafficking law


June 20th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 20 (IANS) A US report accusing India of being a source, destination, and transit country for forced labour and sex trafficking, has asked New Delhi to develop a ... Read more...

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US keen on New Silk Road for trade, commerce


June 19th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, June 19 (IANS) The US expects better trade and economic ties between India and the Central and Southeast Asia by developing a New Silk Road, an American official ... Read more...

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India unveils ambitious ‘Connect’ with Central Asia (Comment)


June 18th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
A little noticed but major Indian policy initiative was unveiled in distant Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, last week.Indian Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahamed announced a new policy ... Read more...

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Getting a good job dependent on luck: Survey


June 15th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) You've finally been selected for an interview for your dream job. You know you have the right skills, aptitude, required educational and professional background, but ... Read more...

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Russia launches US satellite from floating pad


June 1st, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 1 (IANS) Russia has put a US communications satellite into space from a sea-based launch pad, said the country's space agency Roscosmos Friday.According to the mission control centre, ... Read more...

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Air India strike continues, losses mount to Rs.330 crore


May 31st, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The strike by pilots of national carrier Air India continued for the 24th day Thursday, pushing up the airline's losses to more than Rs.330 crore."We ... Read more...

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Day 22, Air India loss mounts to Rs.310 crore


May 29th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The strike by pilots of national carrier Air India continued for the 22th day Tuesday, pushing up the losses to more than Rs.310 crore."Losses are ... Read more...

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Singapore keen to invest in Myanmar’s hotel sector


May 27th, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 27 (IANS) Businessmen from Singapore are keen to invest in the hotel and tourism sector in Myanmar.A 15-member delegation of the International Enterprise Singapore Business Department Trip to ... Read more...

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PM meets president, discusses Myanmar visit


May 26th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday met President Pratibha Patil and discussed the just-concluded parliament session and his visit to Myanmar, beginning Sunday.The meeting between ... Read more...

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Asian spice museum opens in Thailand


May 17th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 17 (IANS) A museum of Asian spices, founded by a Russian businessman, has opened in Thailand's Pattaya city, RIA Novosti reported.The Asian Spicy Garden, which occupies 5,000 square ... Read more...

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Slain Pakistani reporter to be honoured in US


May 10th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS/AKI) Slain Pakistani reporter Syed Saleem Shahzad's name will be included in a two-storey glass memorial in US that will display the names of journalists who have ... Read more...

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Asian school dropouts suffering from eye problems


May 5th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) Up to 90 percent of school dropouts in major Asian cities suffer from myopia or short-sightedness, BBC reported.Researchers, led by Ian Morgan from the Australian National ... Read more...

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‘Hand-hygiene reduces healthcare-acquired infections’ (May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day)


May 4th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Friday said the number of infections acquired during medical or surgical procedures can be brought down by 50 percent ... Read more...

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Pakistan dangerous for journalists: Daily


May 4th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) Those in Pakistan's high offices pay lip service to the media but "what they desire is a media tuned to a level of sycophancy", said a ... Read more...

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Indian American appointed to key Pentagon post


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Indian American Vikram J. Singh has been appointed to a key Pentagon position to take care of South and Southeast Asia, it was announced here.Secretary of ... Read more...

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