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India's new government stresses enhanced economic engagement with Sri Lanka
Colombo Page, 3 August 2014
Aug 03, Colombo: The new government of India stresses enhancement of economic engagement with Sri Lanka and both countries need to work together to explore new avenues of cooperation, keeping in mind their inherent strengths and complementarities, the...

China's Xi Jinping to visit India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Economic Times, 3 August 2014
BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to visit India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the coming weeks and his programme is being coordinated with the governments of the three countries.While Chinese officials maintain that dates are being finalised,...

Nepal to sign power trade accord with India
Zee News, 3 August 2014
Kathmandu, July 30 (IANS) Three major political parties of Nepal - the Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and UCPN (Maoist) - late on Tuesday consented to the government's plan to sign Power Trade Agreement(PTA) with India during the two-day visit of Indian...

Modi, Nepal PM seek to promote ties, cooperation
Business Standard, 3 August 2014
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held one-on-one talks with his Nepali counterpart Sushil Koirala at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers at Singhdurbar here Sunday afternoon, officials said.Koirala warmly welcomed Modi and expressed...

Bangladesh monitoring Libya situation: FM
Global Post, 1 August 2014
DHAKA, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh is closely monitoring the evolving situation in conflict-torn Libya, the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.The ministry said in a press release that Dhaka is in close touch with its embassy...

Modi to visit Nepal on Sunday
Business Standard, 1 August 2014
With neighbourhood being the priority of his foreign policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Nepal on Sunday on a two-day visit during which the two countries are expected to sign agreements in sectors like power and India may announce economic...

China plans rail link with Nepal
Ekantipur, 31 July 2014
HONG KONG, JUL 31 - Chinese government is planning to extend Qinghai-Tibet Railway to Nepal by 2020. As per the plan, the rail link will be extended to the borders of Nepal, India, and Bhutan.  In a recent news story published by China’s...

Dhaka issues travel advisory on Libya
BDNews24, 31 July 2014
The foreign ministry said they were closely monitoring “the evolving situation” in Libya and, according to the latest report of its mission in Tripoli, “all Bangladeshi nationals there are safe”. Many Bangladesh nationals have...

Indo-Bangla trial coastal shipping from mid October
BDNews24, 31 July 2014
An agreement has already been made between the two friendly neighbours to open up sea routes in order to further improve the bilateral trade.Director-General of Shipping Gautam Chatterjee disclosed at a recent seminar that at a recent ministerial meeting...

Bangladesh signs MoU with Bulgaria
BDNews24, 31 July 2014
Bulgarian Deputy Foreign Minister Angel Velitchkov, signing the MoU on Thursday, said Bangladesh’s sustained economic growth prompted them to engage in foreign office consultations.Bangladesh Ambassador to Turkey Md Zulfiqur Rahman, who is also...

Sri Lanka, Singapore bilateral discussions focus on expanding economic and defense relations
Colombo Page, 31 July 2014
July 31, Colombo: Bilateral discussions that took place between Sri Lankan and Singapore recently focused on expanding economic relations and cooperation in defense and security spheres. Expansion of economic relations in the atmosphere of peace and...

Sri Lanka plans to release Indian fishermen before their planned invasion
Colombo Page, 31 July 2014
July 31, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government is likely to release all the Indian fishermen arrested by the country's Navy before their colleagues from Rameswaram start a journey to breach the International Maritime Boundary Line between India and...

Sri Lanka accuses U.S. Embassy of being selective in fundamental principles
Global Post, 31 July 2014
COLOMBO, July 31 (Xinhua) -- The Sri Lankan government on Thursday accused the U.S. Embassy of being selective in its fundamental principles in Sri Lanka. In a statement, the External Affairs Ministry said that the U.S. Embassy had expressed concerns...

Sri Lanka accuses US of being selective on media rights
Business Standard, 31 July 2014
Sri Lanka today accused the US of being selective while criticising it for its failure to curb harassment of journalists after a media workshop for Tamil reporters received death threats. The Sri Lankan External ministry said that the US embassy statement...

Sri Lanka Navy arrests 50 Indian fishermen
Colombo Page, 30 July 2014
July 29, Colombo: Sri Lankan Navy on Monday night has arrested 50 Indian fishermen for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary line and fishing in the country's waters, Indian media reported.A Naval Craft attached to the Northern...

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