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Modi govt@4: NaMo’s foreign diplomacy - One bold stride at a time 26.5.2018 DNA: India
In his four years as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s conduct of external affairs was marked by drive and energy. He is the most peripatetic Prime Minister India has ever had.  As of May 2018, with Sochi in Russia, Modi has visited at least 54 countries on 36 foreign trips across six continents. Besides state visits to the P-5 of the United States, China, Russia, the UK and France, Modi has attended a UN General Assembly session and taken active part in a number of multilateral forums. The latter includes summits of SAARC, BRICS, East Asia, G-20, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), ASEAN-India, CHOGM, India-European Union, World Economic Forum in Davos and the Nuclear Security Summit, apart from the UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris and the founding session of the International Solar Alliance, which was hosted in New Delhi in March.  By any reckoning, that is a lot of travel in 48 months, even if the Prime Minister is his own Foreign Minister, as Modi is. However, he has a competent External ...
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I&B's film facilitation centre to make it easier for foreign producers to shoot in India: Rathore 25.5.2018 General News
The Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry has created a film facilitation centre to make it easier for producers from other countries to get permission to shoot in India, Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said today. The initiative to create a single-window clearance system has made the process simpler for getting permissions for shooting films in India, he said. "We have created a film facilitation centre in the Information and Broadcasting (ministry) for any of the producers from any country to come and produce films in our country by a single window clearance. "We reduced all the bureaucracy and red-tapism and made it simpler for producers from other country to shoot in India," he said while inaugurating the ASEAN India Film Festival here. Around 32 films from 11 countries would be screened during the festival. Rathore, the Information and Broadcasting Minister, said Indian films are screened at various film festivals held abroad, which is one of the ways to ...
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Mobile companies allege duty evasion in imports from Asean 25.5.2018 Business Standard: Today
India has signed free trade agreements with Asean countries : Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Brunei.
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Mobile makers allege duty evasion in handset imports from Asean 24.5.2018 General News
The domestic cellphone industry has flagged possible duty evasion in imports of the completely built unit (CBU) of mobile phones, suspected of Chinese origin, from Asean countries under the free trade route. In a letter to Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia, Indian Cellular Association (ICA) said there is a possibility of customs duty evasion in import of CBUs from Asean countries at zero duty as the mobile devices contain more than 65 per cent material from non-Asean origin. Government has imposed 20 per cent import duty on mobile phones to promote indigenous manufacturing of the devices as they have security implications. "We wish to bring to your notice the possibility of substantial case of customs duty evasion in the case of import of CBU of mobile phones from Asean countries, specially Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand, at nil rate," ICA National President Pankaj Mohindroo said in the letter. India has signed free trade agreements with Asean countries which covers Singapore, ...
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Def cooperation to be key focus of PM's visit to Indonesia, Singapore 24.5.2018 General News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will begin a five-day visit on Tuesday to Indonesia and Singapore, two of India's strategically key partners in the region, with an aim to deepen defence ties, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region. Announcing the visit, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said a raft of agreements including in areas of defence and security are expected to be inked during Modi's visit to these two countries, which are members of powerful regional grouping ASEAN. India and Indonesia are likely to sign a pact on defence cooperation as a similar agreement inked years ago had expired. Secretary (East) in the MEA Preeti Saran said the prime minister will arrive in Indonesia on May 29 and will leave for Singapore from there on May 31 for a three-day visit. In Singapore, Modi will hold bilateral talks with his Singaporean counterpart and deliver the key note address at the Shangri-la dialogue which is expected to be attended by top leaders from several important countries. Asked
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Modi to visit Indonesia, Singapore 24.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will go on state visits to Indonesia and Singapore from May 29 to June 2 during the course of which he will engage with the leadership of the two southeast Asian nations, it was announced here on Thursday.
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India to set up medical college, hospital in CLMV region: Prabhu 24.5.2018 General News
India has decided to set up a medical college and hospital in Cambodia as part of its plan to strengthen economic ties with CLMV region, Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu said. To promote investments, the government has created a project development fund to facilitate Indian investment in the four countries -- Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV). India is also planning to set up a multi-speciality hospital and an education institute in Myanmar, and a pharma unit in Vietnam. "From our side, we have decided to do two projects in this region. One in Cambodia, where we will be setting up a hospital and medical college. India will be setting up this on a PPP basis. The other will also support it," he told PTI in an interview. Prabhu said the detailed project reports (DPRS) is in the process of finalisation. Earlier this week, the minister was in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to participate in the 5th India-CLMV Business Conclave. He also called on Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun ...
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DHL to top up commitments, to invest in 10,000 trucks 23.5.2018 General News
German logistics major DHL today announced additional investments on top of the already committed Euro 250 million, in a specially created trucking company. The company aims to have 3,500 trucks by 2020 and take it up to 10,000 in a decade, but declined to give details of the investments which would be ploughed-in. "India is a focus market for us and we will be investing as much as needed," the chief executive for DHL Ecommerce in India, Malcolm Monteiro, told reporters. The company's investment plan of Euro 250 million, which envisages creating facilities like warehousing, is going on track and the investment into the trucking company is over and beyond the announced plan, he explained. The company announced launch of an asset-heavy trucking company, DHL Smartrucking, promising to deliver on time and save costs using technological tools, better fleet of trucks and manning the cabin with two drivers. The newly formed arm's chief executive Neeraj Bansal said it is ...
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Rathore to inaugurate ASEAN India Film Festival on May 25 23.5.2018 General News
Union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore will inaugurate the 'ASEAN India Film Festival' on May 25 here, an official release said today. According to the release by the ministry of information and broadcasting, around 32 films from 11 countries would be screened during the five-day festival. "The Film Festival will be a platform for people of the film industry of member countries to explore areas of cooperation in the domain of cinema and cultural cooperation," it said. The festival celebrates the excellence of cinema by showcasing films from the ASEAN countries.
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Asean lawmakers seek release of 15 Thai activists 23.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) on Wednesday urged Thai authorities to release 15 activists, who were arrested in Bangkok for participating in pro-democracy protests.
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Connectivity along with greater economic integration of North East with ASEAN is crucial for the long-term progress, stability and better quality of life: Vice President 23.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that enhanced focus on connectivity along with greater economic integration of our North East with ASEAN is crucial for the long-term progress, stability and better quality of life for all in the Northeastern region.
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There is an immense investment potential in Northeastern region and ASEAN countries should make it a corridor for development: Vice President 23.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that there is an immense investment potential in the Northeastern region and ASEAN countries should not be allowed to miss that opportunity.
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RCEP nations to meet on July 1 amid pressure to conclude trade pact 22.5.2018 General News
Pressure is mounting on member countries including India for early conclusion of proposed free tarde pact, RCEP, government sources said. Trade ministers of 16 Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) countries will meet on July 1 in Tokyo to take stock of the negotiations. Talks for the pact had started in Cambodian capital Phnom Penh in November 2012. "There is a pressure to conclude the negotiations at the earliest. Lot of issues are yet to be ironed out in areas like goods and services," said a source. The mega trade pact aims to cover goods, services, investments, economic and technical cooperation, competition and intellectual property rights. In the recently concluded 22nd round of negotiations in Singapore, issues were raised about the slow pace of talks. RCEP bloc comprises 10 Asean members (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Laos and Vietnam) and their six FTA partners - India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia .
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Talks on free trade zone with EAEU and India scheduled for autumn: Lavrov 21.5.2018 General News
The negotiations on the creation of a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and India are scheduled for autumn, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today after an informal summit between President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi here. Prime Minister Modi and President Putin had productive discussions during their first ever informal summit in this Black Sea coastal city and the two leaders paid special attention to the economic talks. "The negotiations on the creation of a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union and India are already scheduled for autumn," Lavrov was quoted as saying by the state-run Russian news agency RIA Novosti. During the talks, the two sides noted with satisfaction the completion of formalities in the contacts between the two sides, he said. "These processes are organically associated with what is happening within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) with the relations that are developing
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Swaraj holds talks with Indonesia's maritime affairs minister 18.5.2018 General News
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today held talks with Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Gen (Retd) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan and discussed ways to strengthen the bilateral strategic partnership. The meeting between the two leaders assumes significance as it comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's expected visit to Indonesia later this month. "Building upon deep civilizational linkages between two maritime neighbours! EAM @SushmaSwaraj met with Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Gen (Retd.) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan. Discussions focused on steps to further expand our strategic partnership," Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted. Indonesia has emerged as the largest trading partner of India in the ASEAN region. Bilateral trade has increased from USD 4.3 billion in 2005-06 to USD 17 billion in 2016-17.
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AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC through with an assist from Aizawl 16.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
It took a bit of everything -- a good show in Dhaka, drama in Guwahati and a big push from a resolute Aizawl FC -- as Bengaluru FC finished as champions of the South Zone and booked a place in the knock-out stages of the AFC Cup for a fourth straight season.
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Wuhan’s promise 15.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
There are compelling reasons for PM Modi and President Jinping to stay the course
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India seeking foothold in ASEAN through Myanmar-Experts 15.5.2018 General News
India's change in approach from a 'Look East' policy to an 'Act East' policy is aimed at gaining a foothold in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), experts familiar with these moves have said in the wake of the recent visit to Myanmar by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.In an interaction with the Myanmar Times, Professor Prabir De of the ASEAN-India Centre, which is a part of the Research and Information System for Developing Countries, said the completion or near completion of the Sittwe and Dawei projects in Myanmar is very important for India's efforts to establish a link with ASEAN countries through Myanmar."Digital connectivity and infrastructure are important for boosting links with Myanmar," Professor De was quoted as saying.He, however, pointed out that both India and Myanmar are guilty of missing out on several deadlines for projects, despite having access to a USD 1.75 billion special fund it has extended to ASEAN.It may be recalled that both India ...
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Indo-Pacific region has huge potential: Sarna 15.5.2018 General News
Underlining that the fulcrum of economic and political activity is moving from the Atlantic to the Indo-Pacific, India's envoy to the US Navtej Singh Sarna today said the region has a huge potential to insure peace and prosperity for all. "It (Indo-Pacific region) has a huge importance, not only in India but for the world because as you see the fulcrum of economic and political activity, is moving to from the Atlantic to this part of the world, Sarna told a Washington audience. "Whether it is the percentage of oil that goes through this area, percentage of container traffic that goes through this area, or the challenges being faced from piracy, whether you see the immense potential of doing something, the new economy is virtually untouched in terms of exploration and development, Sarna said. He was speaking at the launch of the Indo-Pacific Infrastructure Trilateral Forum, organised by the US Chamber of Commerce's US-India Business Council and the US Japan Business Council. "There is .
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Modi congratulates new Malaysian PM 14.5.2018 General News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated new Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad over telephone, an official said.
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