With launching of Sino-Lankan JV to run Hambantota Port, Lanka joins China’s OBOR

With launching of Sino-Lankan JV to run Hambantota Port, Lanka joins China’s OBOR

Colombo, December 9 (newsin.asia): With the launching of a Sino-Sri Lankan Joint Venture (JV) to run the China-funded Hambantota port here on Saturday, Sri Lanka has joined China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) and 21 st.Century Maritime Silk Route projects, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said. Speaking at the launching ceremony here on Saturday, Wickremesinghe […]

Dangerous trend of bringing God into the affairs of men

Dangerous trend of bringing God into the affairs of men

Veeragathy Thanabalasingham/Daily Express  A major controversy has broken out over the recent visit by Rahul Gandhi, the soon- to-be president of Indian Congress Party, to the famous Somnath temple, located on the shores of the Arabian Sea on the southernmost part of Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi’s home state Gujarat. The visit in the run-up […]

Yameen’s visit to Beijing: China trumpets OBOR pact, Maldives hails FTA

Yameen’s visit to Beijing: China trumpets OBOR pact, Maldives hails FTA

China and the Maldives appear to have different perspectives on Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen’s three day visit to Beijing which would end on December 9, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily FT. Both countries feel that the visit has taken the relationship to a higher level and broadened its scope greatly. But while China has laid stress […]

Death due to kidney disease in Pakistan is highest in South Asia

Death due to kidney disease in Pakistan is highest in South Asia

Colombo, December 7: Mortality due to Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)  in Pakistan is the highest in the South Asian region with 24.77 deaths per 100,000 population, and is the lowest in Sri Lanka with 16.34 deaths, says www.worldlifeexpectancy.com quoting the World Health Organization (WHO).writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Express. At 24.21 deaths per 100,000 population, the […]

Free trade and OBOR pacts take Sino-Maldivian ties to a new height

Free trade and OBOR pacts take Sino-Maldivian ties to a new height

The signing of a Free Trade Agreement and an MoU on cooperation in implementing China’s ambitious and prestigious One Belt One Road (OBOR) international connectivity project at the Great Hall of People in Beijing on Thursday, has taken Sino-Maldivian relations to a new height, writes P.K.Balachandran in South Asian Monitor. The signing, watched by Chinese […]

China and Maldives sign Free Trade and OBOR cooperation agreements

China and Maldives sign Free Trade and OBOR cooperation agreements

Beijing, December 7 (newsin.asia): In a landmark event at the Great Hall of People here on Thursday, Maldives and China signed a Free Trade Agreement (MCFTA) as well as an MoU on cooperation in implementing China’s ambitious and prestigious One Belt One Road (OBOR) international connectivity project. In all twelve agreements were signed  in the […]

Yameen says China is Maldives’ “closest development and commercial partner”

Yameen says China is Maldives’ “closest development and commercial partner”

Beijing, December 7 (newsin.asia): The Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen, who is on a three-day visit to China at the invitation of  the Chinese President Xi Jinping, has said that China is Maldives’ “closest development and commercial partner.” Speaking at the official reception held to mark the 45 th. anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations […]

Catholic priest bridges Indo-Pakistan divide by delivering hand written letters from kids

Catholic priest bridges Indo-Pakistan divide by delivering hand written letters from kids

By Kamran Chaudhry/UCA News Lahore ,December 6: For the past five years, Father Joseph Kalathil has been delivering letters to students in India and Pakistan, despite deep political animosity between the regional archrivals. And this year, the Jesuit priest based in Chandigarh, northern India, arrived at the Pakistani border on foot. He informed fellow Jesuits […]

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