Daily Archives: November 6, 2017

Sri Lanka, China open industrial zone office in Hambantota

Sri Lanka and China jointly launched the "Sri Lanka-China Logistics and Industrial Zone Office" in Sri Lanka's southern port of Hambantota on 4 November. The office will overlook the operation...

US-SL partnership dialogue, Shannon visits Colombo monday

With President Donald Trump undertaking an 11-day visit to Asia, the longest such visits by a US President to the region in 25 years, US Under Secretary for Political...

Dhaka a close, reliable partner: US

US Under Secretary Thomas A Shannon on Sunday (5 November) said his country counts Bangladesh as a ‘close and reliable’ partner in its endeavours towards free trade, sustainable development,...

India, China troops in Doklam but not in eyeball-to-eyeball contact: Army chief

India's army chief General Bipin Rawat said there had been a disengagement of troops of both countries in Doklam, where the two sides were locked in a stand-off that...

China to deliver advanced coaches to India’s metro train system from Feb 2018

Trade between India and China remains unaffected by the recurrent tension at the border.  India’s eastern state of West Bengal has expedited the purchase of advanced train coaches from...

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of freedom of Glasgow

Glasgow City Council has unanimously voted to withdraw their offer to award Myanmar's de facto leader leader Aung San Suu Kyi freedom of the city. The decision comes following criticism...

Pretence won’t work, Canadian envoy Bob Rae tells Myanmar State Counselor Suu Kyi

Amid widespread international criticism for failing to address the issue of displaced Rohingya refugees, Canada’s newly appointed special envoy has said Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi’s “pretence”...

U.S. discusses Maldives turmoil with India

Amidst growing political turmoil in Male, a team of U.S. diplomats met senior MEA officials to discuss the events in the Maldives on Thursday. The team, led by U.S....

Quadrilateral meet that includes India should not hurt us, says China

China has hoped that a US-brokered quadrilateral meet that includes India, Japan and Australia is not aimed at China and would "comply with the trend of times" which it...

Pakistan’s Engro eyes 2019 start for new LNG terminal in Karachi

Pakistani conglomerate Engro Corp expects to complete building its second liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in early 2019, a senior company official said, as Pakistan bets heavily on LNG...

China Three Gorges, Nepal Electricity to sign JV deal on West Seti Hydropower Project...

The China-based Three Three Gorges Corporation (CTGC), the developer of the 750 MW West Seti Hydropower Project, has agreed to sign a joint venture agreement with Nepal Electricity Authority...

Bhutan: Best ease of doing business in South Asia

The picturesque Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, rooted in the non-consumerist ethos of Buddhism, would much rather chase Gross National Happiness over Gross Domestic product. This is an established fact....

Bangladesh signs deal with Siemens to build its largest power plant

Bangladesh has signed deal with Germany's Siemens to build a $2.8 billion LNG-based power plant, the country's largest. The 3,600-megawatt plant will be built in the southern district of Patuakhali's...

U.S. solider killed in Afghanistan

A U.S. soldier of the NATO-led coalition forces has been killed in Afghanistan, said the coalition forces in a statement on Sunday. The service member died as a result of...

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