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PM orders waterways around Dhaka
BDNews24, 27 July 2014
A meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office on Sunday discussed the revival of the Buriganga and other rivers in the Dhaka metropolitan area and the building of circular roads and waterways, prime minister’s press secretary AKM Shamim Chowdhury...

PM Modi first foreign leader to address Nepal Parliament on Aug 4
One India, 26 July 2014
New Delhi, July 26: In a first Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is likely to address NRIs in United States in September, will be addressing the Nepal Parliament on August 4 during his two-day visit to the country. This comes a month after Narendra...

India told Sri Lanka to resolve Tamil issue for better trade, says Seshadri Chari
Economic Times, 26 July 2014
SINGAPORE: India has told Sri Lanka that it needs to resolve the Tamil issue for making progress in bilateral trade and commerce, a senior BJP leader has said."We have told them (Sri Lanka) that you should resolve the Tamil issue if you want trade...

Sri Lanka to play major role in Maritime Silk Road: China
Economic Times, 26 July 2014
BEIJING: China today said Sri Lanka will play a very important role in its strategic Maritime Silk Road initiative for which India has been invited to be a part."Sri Lanka will gain from the proposed Maritime Silk Route (MSR) policy of the Chinese...

President extends Independence Day greetings to Maldives
Business Standard, 25 July 2014
President Pranab Mukherjee today extended his greetings to Maldives on the eve of its Independence Day and hoped that relationship between two the countries would continue to expand and strengthen further. In a message to his Maldivian counterpart Abdulla...

Modi to Visit Nepal August 3-4
New Indian Express, 24 July 2014
KATHMANDU:Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Nepal Aug 3-4, Foreign Minister Mahendra Pandey announced Thursday.The visit follows an invitation from Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, Pandey told IANS.Koirala Thursday approved the dates...

Hindu, 24 July 2014
India’s human development index has improved very slightly but remains among the median countries in terms of human development, just seven places above Bangladesh, the 2014 UNDP Human Development Report released on Thursday morning shows.The...

Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 38 Tamil Nadu Fishermen
NDTV, 24 July 2014
Rameswaram:  Thirty-eight fishermen from Kottaipattinam and Rameswaram were arrested by Sri Lankan navy personnel early today on charges of crossing International Maritime Boundary Line.The Lankan navy personnel also seized nine of their boats,...

Daily Times, 23 July 2014
COLOMBO: A firebrand Sri Lankan monk on Tuesday criticised the Dalai Lama for urging the island’s Buddhists to halt violence against minority Muslims and rejected him as a global spiritual leader. Buddhist monk Galagodaatte Gnanasara said...

India, Nepal to revive joint panel during Sushma visit
Business Standard, 23 July 2014
India and Nepal will resurrect a bilateral joint commission after 23 years during External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's three-day visit to Nepal beginning July 25.Her trip to Nepal comes a month after she visited Bangladesh, highlighting the...

Sushma Swaraj to visit Nepal from July 25
Business Standard, 23 July 2014
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will undertake a three-day official visit to Nepal from July 25 to July 27. She had earlier visited Bangladesh."The External Affairs Minister is visiting Nepal from the 25th to the 27th of this month. Just...

China offers to train Maldives maritime personnel
Hindu, 22 July 2014
China has offered to train maritime personnel in the Maldives as well as boost its involvement in infrastructure projects in the island nation, as Beijing moves forward with plans to deepen its economic links with the region through its new “maritime...

Sri Lanka welcomes BRICS initiative to establish a development bank
Colombo Page, 22 July 2014
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today welcomed the formation of the New Development Bank (NDB) by the five BRICS nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. "Sri Lanka welcomes the initiative of BRICS...

China, Bhutan to hold 22nd round of boundary talks on Thursday
Business Standard, 22 July 2014
China and Bhutan will hold the 22nd round of boundary talks in Beijing from Thursday to resolve the issue of disputed land, which also borders India's northeastern states of Sikkim and Arunanchal Pradesh.The seven-member Bhutanese delegation led...

Vietnam, Sri Lanka to work closely in fighting transnational crime
Colombo Page, 22 July 2014
July 22, Ha Noi: Vietnam and Sri Lanka have agreed to step up cooperation in fighting transnational crime, especially those involving e-commerce and credit.During a meeting between the Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the visiting...


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