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With New Delhi closely monitoring the Thimphu-Beijing boundary negotiation, India’s top diplomat, Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra called on Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck – not in the neighbouring country’s capital, but in Gelephu, a town near its border with India. The king was accompanied by Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering when Kwatra and New Delhi’s...
New Delhi: Myanmar’s government-in-exile, the National Unity Government (NUG), has asked Myanmarese citizens, who have been “temporarily sheltering” in India due to the military crackdown in that country, to stay away from local political matters and ethnic-based conflicts.   The NUG government’s advisory to the displaced citizens is significant because it...
Kabul , July 9: After schools and universities closed, many students in war-torn Afghanistan turned to training in tailoring, and have called on the Taliban to reopen schools.   Some of these girl students demanded that the de-facto authorities reopen the colleges and universities that were closed to female students in...
BANGKOK — Thailand's economy is projected to grow 3.9 per cent this year, up from a previous forecast of 3.6 per cent, helped by private consumption growth and a recovery in tourism, the World Bank said on Wednesday (June 28).   Southeast Asia's second-largest economy expanded 2.6 per cent in 2022,...
BANGKOK: A Myanmar military airstrike on a village killed ten civilians, locals and media reports said on Wednesday (June 28).   Fighting has ravaged swathes of Myanmar since a coup in 2021, with the junta battling ethnic rebels and dozens of new "People's Defence Forces" across the country.   Rights groups accuse the...
Singapore: US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin stressed American support for Taiwan on Saturday, suggesting at Asia's premier defense forum that recent Chinese military activity around the self-governing island threatens to change the status quo.Speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Austin noted a steady increase in provocative...
Singapore: Hindi and French are the most popular foreign languages among Japanese students at the Global Indian International School (GIIS) campuses in Tokyo, according to Atul Temurnikar, a prominent member of the education industry. Temurnikar, the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Global Schools Foundation in Singapore which operates GIIS campuses...
Tokyo: Following the meeting of world leaders in Tokyo at the second in-person Quad Summit, activists including Tibetans, Uyghur Muslims and citizens of Hong Kong gathered outside the Japanese Parliament to put pressure on the leaders of the Quad countries on China issue.More than 400 activists and protestors fervently...
Tokyo — President Biden said Monday the U.S. would intervene militarily if China were to invade Taiwan, in one of the most forceful and overt statements of American government support for Taiwan in decades. Mr. Biden said the burden to protect the self-ruled island was "even stronger" after Russia's...
The leaders of the United States, Japan, India and Australia have launched a maritime initiative to combat illegal fishing and pledged to invest more than $50bn in developing infrastructure in the Indo-Pacific as part of their efforts to counter China’s growing influence in the region. The pledges were announced on...