India sacks film censor board chief Nihalani, appoints lyricist Prasoon Joshi

India sacks film censor board chief Nihalani, appoints lyricist Prasoon Joshi

New Delhi, August 11 (newsin.asia): The Government of India on Friday sacked the controversial film censor board chief, Pahlaj Nihalani, before the end of his term in January 2018, and appointed in his place the renowned lyricist and advertising honcho Prasoon Joshi. 1971 born Joshi is the CEO of McCann World group India and Chairman (Asia […]

India sets up user friendly coastal early warning system “Sagar Vani”

India sets up user friendly coastal early warning system “Sagar Vani”

New Delhi, August 8 (newsin.asia): Late last month, India inaugurated a coastal early warning system christened “Sagar Vani”. In order to effectively disseminate advisories directly from the lab to the end user, an Integrated Information Dissemination System (IDS) named as “Sagar Vani”  has been developed by ESSO-INCOIS through the Industry M/s. Gaian Solutions Pvt. Ltd. […]

South Asian soldiers’ contribution in WW II was vital in Eritrea, North Africa ,Italy and Myanmar

South Asian soldiers’ contribution in WW II was vital in Eritrea, North Africa ,Italy and Myanmar

By Yasmin Khan/Dawn Debates have been raging recently about the role of South Asian soldiers in the Second World War. The lack of Asian soldiers in the film Dunkirk was pointed out by a writer named Manimugdha S Sharma in the Times of India and debate quickly snowballed. The role of the British Raj in the Second World War is certainly […]

MOUs between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka need to be more than wish lists

MOUs between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka need to be more than wish lists

By Frances Bulathsinghala/www.southasianmonitor.com Colombo, July 19: Over two months after inking a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with its immediate neighbour India on cooperation in economic projects, Sri Lanka has now turned its attention on Bangladesh. Following his first State visit to Bangladesh after being elected in 2015, Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena by signing fourteen MoUs […]

Sirisena’s visit to Bangladesh: Implementation of MOUs will be litmus test of success

Sirisena’s visit to Bangladesh: Implementation of MOUs will be litmus test of success

Colombo, July 16: Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have signed 13 MoUs and an agreement during the three-day visit of President Maithripala Sirisena which ended on Saturday. While the fields covered by the MoUs are wide, relevant and impressive, their real worth will be seen only in implementation, writes P.K.Balachandran in www.bdnews24.com Implementation is challenging because […]

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh envisage private and public sector JVs in various fields

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh envisage private and public sector JVs in various fields

Colombo, July 15 (newsin.asia): Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are envisaging the setting up of Joint Ventures between the private and public sector entities of the two countries in a wide variety of fields including apparels and pharmaceuticals according to a joint statement issued by the two countries at the end of the three day visit […]

Bangladesh’s first ever FTA will be with Sri Lanka later this year

Bangladesh’s first ever FTA will be with Sri Lanka later this year

Dhaka, June 14 (newsin.asia): Bangladesh’s first-ever FTA will be with Sri Lanka and that is expected to signed by year end,  Bangladesh’s Foreign Secretary  Mohmmad Shahidul Haque told the media in Dhaka on Friday. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President Maithripala Sirisena decided to sign the deal in 2017 and asked that negotiations and studies […]

Sirisena’s Bangladesh visit might see paradigm shift in South Asian economic ties

Sirisena’s Bangladesh visit might see paradigm shift in South Asian economic ties

Colombo, June 13: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is currently on a path breaking visit to Bangladesh. The three-day visit promises to refresh a lack luster relationship, add vigor to it, and also signal a paradigm shift in South Asian economic ties, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Express. Indications are that Sri Lanka will grasp the […]

Sirisena heads 73-member delegation to Bangladesh to sign 10 agreements

Sirisena heads 73-member delegation to Bangladesh to sign 10 agreements

Colombo, June 13: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, accompanied by a 73-member delegation including representatives of 40 private sector companies, is currently in Bangladesh on a three-day visit to sign ten agreements on a variety of areas writes P.K.Balachandran in www.lankabusinessonline.com Bangladesh officials said that the agreements relate to cooperation in coastal shipping;  agriculture; education; […]

Sirisena heads 73-member delegation to sign 10 agreements with Bangladesh

Sirisena heads 73-member delegation to sign 10 agreements with Bangladesh

Dhaka June 12: Sri Lankan President Maithripala will be arriving here on Thursday at the head of a 73-member delegation to sign ten agreements with Bangladesh, BDNews24.com reports. This will be his first State Visit .He had however journeyed to Bangladesh earlier as Health Minister in 2013 and 2014. Coastal shipping and visa waiver of […]

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