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Conference of ministers of the ‘Heart of Asia’ countries starts in Kabul

Conference of ministers of the ‘Heart of Asia’ countries began in Kabul, Afghanistan Delegations of 15 ‘Heart of Asia’ countries and the countries supporting Istanbul Process along with regional and international organizations are taking part in the conference Countries favoring the Istanbul Process are United States, Britain, Canada, Japan, Egypt and Germany along with several ..

India, Kazakhstan ink agreement to encourage textiles

India and Kazakhstan signed a pact to promote growth of textiles, particularly garment manufacturing, to strengthen their domestic industries. MoU inked b/w the Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) and State Authority Directorate of SEZ ‘Ontustyk’ . Both the countries decided to collaborate in segments like wool and cotton along with exchanging information.

Xinjiang evinces interest to trade directly with India

China’s Muslim dominated, Xinjiang Uyghur province looks effervescent to open up direct border trade with India. Currently, trade is carried out through Pakistan as there are no border posts. India and Xinjiang traders meet annually at Rawalpindi to discuss the trade volume and items. Xinjiang in keen on developing direct trade links between New Delhi ..

Sikkim gets a Biotechnology park

The Union Science and Technology Ministry sanctioned a biotechnology park for Sikkim. The park will be established at Pakyong in East districta @ cost of Rs 5 crore. It will be endowed with all facilities including research centre at regional level for NE States.

President of Nepal Ram Baran Yadav removes Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai

Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai removed by Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav.  Why President demanded PM’s resignation? The Parliament was dissolved over its inability to deliver a new constitution by the 27 May 2012 deadline. Thus, the PM was directed by the president to resign as he was no longer a member of the House.

Indo-Bangladesh Trade Fair 2012 in Dhaka

The 3rd Indo-Bangladesh Trade Fair 2012 to begin Dhaka. The Trade Fair is being organized by the India Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

India, Seychelles ink pacts on security cooperation, Sports & Youth Affairs

India and Seychelles have inked 2 agreements in the fields of:- Security cooperation Sports and Youth Affairs Both nations inked an MOU on co-operation on training of police personnel of Sychelles. India also extended $50 million line of credit and $25 million grant for the Indian Ocean archipelago. The agreements were inked in Victoria following ..

“Caravan of Women”: World’s largest mural painting unveiled in Dubai

“Caravan of Women” by Lebanese artist Souheil Madi, the world’s largest mural painting of its kind, was unveiled in Dubai. It is a football field size painting on the Gloria Hotel in Dubai can be seen from high altitudes and helicopters. “Caravan of Womën” depicts the camel caravans that used to pass through the Arabian ..