Winston Churchill’s call for brevity

Winston Churchill’s call for brevity

London, November 19 (newsin.asia): At the height of World War II (1939-1945), when London was pummeled by the German Air Force in the Battle of Britain (June 10, 1940 to October 31, 1940) and a Nazi invasion seemed to be imminent, decisions had to be taken quickly and communications between government functionaries from the top to the bottom had to...

Japan to offer dollar-denominated, low interest loans for infrastructure

Japan to offer dollar-denominated, low interest loans for infrastructure

Tokyo, November 18 (Nikkei Asian Review): Japan will start offering dollar-denominated development assistance loans, heeding the wishes of borrowing countries to reduce exposure to exchange-rate risks. The move will likely increase demand from countries whose currencies are highly vulnerable to the performance of the U.S. economy. Tokyo hopes the change will lead to more infrastructure exports. First up: Jamaica As...

Bid to fuel Indo-Lankan trouble fails

Bid to fuel Indo-Lankan trouble fails

Colombo, November 12: Mature and prompt handling of the fuel crisis in Sri Lanka earlier this month by Indian diplomats and top Sri Lankan leaders prevented it from spoiling India-Lanka relations, writes P.K.Balachandran in South Asian Monitor. Energy ties between India and Sri Lanka, plagued by controversy right from the time they were mooted in 1987, came under severe stress...

UAE interested in wide-ranging investments in Maldives

UAE interested in wide-ranging investments in Maldives

Male, November 8 (newsin.asia): The UAE Minister of Economy, Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, expressed his country’s interest in investing in a variety of sectors in the Maldives, when he met the Maldivian Minister of Economic Development Minister, Mohammed Saeed, recently. According to the two ministers, the most promising areas of investment are aviation and tourism, real-estate, renewable energy, and the...

India-Bangladesh rail and coastal shipping being restored

India-Bangladesh rail and coastal shipping being restored

Agartala/Chennai, November 7 (newsin.asia): Rail and coastal shipping links between India and Bangladesh are being restored. A coastal shipping service has already started with a vessel taking a cargo of 185 Ashok Leyland trucks from Chennai to Mongla port in Bangladesh last month. “Bangladesh will restore the railway lines with India at 12 places, which were snapped after the partition...

India, UK to initiate revamping of Commonwealth by April 2018 summit

India, UK to initiate revamping of Commonwealth by April 2018 summit

By John Elliott/Newsweek New Delhi, November 7: India is considering playing a leading role with Britain in revamping the Commonwealth when the international organisation of 52 countries holds its summit in London next April. One idea being considered is that administration of the grouping should be de-centralised with specific subjects being run from other countries, breaking the ponderous grip of...

Unlimited number of Sri Lankan flights can now operate from six Indian airports

Sri Lankan Airlines voted ‘Leading International Airline’ at South Asian Travel Awards

Colombo, Nov 7 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka's national airline carrier, Sri Lankan Airlines, was voted as the ‘Leading International Airline’ at the second annual South Asian Travel Awards 2017 held in Maldives, a statement by Sri Lankan said Tuesday. Sri Lankan Airlines 'Business Class' was also named the ‘Best in Class’ among all airline cabin classes in the region. Awards...

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