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Indian palm oil firms make Indonesian eco-disaster: Greenpeace


June 19th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Greenpeace India Tuesday claimed that major Indian corporates houses could be linked to the destruction of the Indonesian rainforests through their imports of palm oil from ... Read more...

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Indo-ASEAN artists’ residency begins in Darjeeling


June 9th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Darjeeling, June 9 (IANS) A new chapter in cultural exchange opened in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills Saturday with the inauguration of a week-long international arts residency programme featuring 25 ... Read more...

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Fabio Cannavaro to help Cambodia promote football


January 9th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Jan 9 (IANS) Fabio Cannavaro, the Italy's World Cup winning captain in 2006, is on a four-day visit in Cambodia to help boost football in the country.In ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Hillary Clinton arrives in Myanmar for a state visit


December 1st, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Naypyidaw, Nov 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has made a historic visit to the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar. Clinton said she was in the country to make ... 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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India lauds Myanmar’s reforms, pledges $500 mn for projects (Roundup)


October 14th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Lauding Myanmar's "transition towards democratic government", India Friday announced $500 million for a host of developmental projects for the Southeast Asian nation, decided to ... Read more...

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India unveils $500 mn for Myanmar, to expand security ties


October 14th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) In a major diplomatic initiative, India Friday unveiled $500 million for a host of developmental projects for Myanmar and decided to expand security cooperation ... Read more...

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Over 100 Indian films shot in Thailand annually


August 20th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 20 (IANS) Bollywood and ad filmmakers are making a beeline for Thailand with over 100 films being shot by Indian producers in the Southeast Asian nation annually, ... Read more...

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Krishna leaves for Myanmar, to sign several agreements (Lead)


June 20th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) In India's first high level contact with the new civilian government in Myanmar, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Monday left for the southeast Asian ... Read more...

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India, Indonesia to boost anti-piracy cooperation


January 10th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Cooperation between India and Indonesia on maritime security and intelligence sharing on anti-piracy operations is set to get a major boost during navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma's ... Read more...

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US Says Inverted Philippine Flag Was Honest Mistake


September 27th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Sunday, the United States Government said that they made an “honest mistake” when the Philippine flag was accidentally displayed upside down during a meeting which ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Malaysia’s old architecture beckons tourists (Letter from Penang)


April 16th, 2010 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Penang/Malacca (Malaysia), April 16 (IANS) Mention Malaysia, and the iconic twin towers in the heart of capital Kuala Lumpur come to mind. But move deeper into the Southeast Asian nation, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Carry proper documents, Indians workers in Malaysia told


April 5th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Indian government Monday cautioned Indian workers going to Malaysia to check if they have the right documentation and acquaint themselves with employment guidelines, rather than depending ... Read more...

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US senators seek tighter sanctions against Myanmar ahead of elections


March 31st, 2010 - 10:02 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.31 (ANI): Nine American senators have cut across their established political affiliations to demand tighter sanctions against the military regime in Myanmar ahead of elections to be held in that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Malaysia to support India for permanent UN Council seat


January 22nd, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Malaysia has indicated that it will support India's candidature for a permanent seat in an expanded, reformed United Nations Security Council. According to sources, the Southeast Asian nation ... Read more...

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Profiles of recipients of the 2010 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award


January 9th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Saturday conferred the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award to 14 distinguished members of the Indian diaspora for their achievements in life and contribution ... Read more...

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Indians among foreign sex workers held in Malaysia


November 29th, 2009 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 29(IANS) Forty-nine Indian women were among thousands of foreign sex workers arrested in Malaysia this year for engaging in prostitution, says a report released Sunday that speaks of growing ... Read more...

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‘Thailand keen on Indian road projects but finds rules complex’


October 7th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Thai Deputy Prime Minister Korbsak Sabhavasu says his country is interested in participating in India's roads and highway projects, but finds the bidding clauses too complex to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

3 Americans accused of having sex with children in Cambodia en-route to US to face ‘SEX TOURISM’ charges


September 1st, 2009 - 1:07 am ICT by BNO News
LOS ANGELES - The first three defendants to be charged under an international law enforcement initiative targeting Americans who travel to Cambodia to sexually exploit children have been removed from that Southeast ... Read more...

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Role of Keralites in Malaysia lauded


May 8th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Taiping (Malaysia), May 8 (IANS) A Malaysian minister has praised the role of settlers from India's Kerala state in boosting the Southeast Asian nation's rubber industry and asked others of Indian origin ... Read more...

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EU extends sanctions on Myanmar


April 27th, 2009 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Luxembourg, April 27 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Monday extended sanctions against Myanmar by one year and repeated calls for the release of political prisoners, including opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. ... Read more...

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Najib Razak sworn in Malaysian PM (Lead)


April 3rd, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 3 (IANS) Najib Tun Razak, son of a former premier, was sworn in Friday morning as Malaysia's sixth prime minister. He took over from Abdullah Ahmad Badawi who stepped down ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Najib Razak is new Malaysian PM


April 3rd, 2009 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 3 (IANS) Najib Tun Razak was sworn in Friday morning as Malaysia's sixth prime minister, succeeding Abdullah Ahmed Badawi who resigned Thursday. Razak was administered the oath of office, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Ansari heads to Myanmar Thursday


February 4th, 2009 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) India and Myanmar are set to consolidate their burgeoning ties in sectors ranging from energy and industry to security and infrastructure when Vice President Hamid Ansari goes ... Read more...

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Malaysia says no to race relations law


January 21st, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 21 (IANS) The Malaysian government has shot down a proposal for a race relations law after a study revealed that the people do not favour enforcing better racial ties ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India, Indonesia discuss parliamentary functioning


January 19th, 2009 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) India and Indonesia Monday discussed the functioning of their parliaments when a 17-member delegation from the Southeast Asian nation called on Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indians asked to get extra skills to beat slowdown


January 14th, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 14 (IANS) Acquire skills beyond general education to be able to beat the global economic slowdown, the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) has told the country's two million-plus Tamil population ... Read more...

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Differences in Malaysian opposition over Islamic law


January 9th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 9 (IANS) Differences have cropped up in Pakatan Rakyat (PR), Malaysia's opposition alliance, over the desirability of introducing Islamic laws in a multi-religious society, with one of its ethnic ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Vietnam matures into world’s second-largest coffee producer


December 25th, 2008 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Buon Me Thuot (Vietnam), Dec 25 (DPA) This southeast Asian nation's coffee industry has experienced rapid development over the past 25 years. Coffee plantations have mushroomed from a mere 22,000 hectares to ... Read more...

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Diwali celebrated in Malaysia


October 27th, 2008 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 27 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Abdulah Ahmed Badawi and his cabinet ministers Monday joined the nationwide celebrations of the Indian festival of Diwali, reinforcing the country's multi-racial traditions.Heralded by ... Read more...

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India for more trade centres with Myanmar


October 13th, 2008 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) India will suggest opening of two more trade centres in Nagaland and Mizoram with Myanmar during trade and investment talks beginning Oct 15, officials said here Monday.Minister ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India wants more border trade posts with Myanmar


October 12th, 2008 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) India will seek the opening of two more border trade points with Myanmar when Minister of State for Commerce Jairam Ramesh travels to the country this week, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Suu Kyi appeals against prolonged detention


October 11th, 2008 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Oct 11 (DPA) Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has submitted an appeal against the government's latest extension of her house arrest - arguing that it violates the country's laws, ... Read more...

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Nepal bans its women from working as domestic maids in Gulf


September 29th, 2008 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 29 (IANS) Nepal has banned its women from taking up jobs as domestic maids in the Gulf countries and Malaysia.Following reports of women from Nepal being brought illegally to the ... Read more...

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Indians among foreign maids in Malaysia ‘victimised, unprotected’


September 22nd, 2008 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 22 (IANS) Foreign maids working in Malaysia are subjected to discrimination and violence and the law is too weak to help them, a series of reports by two major ... Read more...

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