Washington-New Delhi strategic partnership continues to grow: US envoy says ‘If you want to see the future, come to India’

Lauding India’s development strides, US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti recently said if anyone wants to see the future they should come to India. The envoy also acknowledged that it was a “great privilege” for him to be the leader of the US mission in India. “If you want to see the future, come to India. […]

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Bangladesh Urges Brazil to Strengthen Direct Trade Ties in Key Sectors

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has advocated for a direct trade partnership between Bangladesh and Brazil, particularly emphasizing the import of readymade garments (RMG) directly from Bangladesh. During a meeting with a delegation from Brazil, led by Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira, Sheikh Hasina highlighted the current practice of RMG exports to Brazil through intermediaries, suggesting that […]

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US Official: India to Maintain Russian Oil Imports Amid Ukraine Crisis

In a significant statement, US Treasury Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy Eric Van Nostrand asserted that the United States never anticipated India halting its import of Russian oil amidst the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Van Nostrand emphasized that it remains within Washington’s strategic interests to ensure a continuous flow of energy resources, aiming to avert […]

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Prabowo Subianto’s Diplomatic Balancing Act: From Beijing to Tokyo

Indonesia’s president-elect, Prabowo Subianto, has embarked on a diplomatic journey that underscores his commitment to fostering ties across Asia. Following his recent visit to China, where he expressed a desire for closer relations, Prabowo met with Japan’s Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, in Tokyo, signaling a nuanced approach to foreign policy. In discussions with Kishida, Prabowo […]

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EAM Jaishankar’s Diplomatic Blitz in Southeast Asia: Malaysia Visit Highlights Regional Cooperation

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar’s recent visit to Malaysia underscored India’s commitment to fostering stronger ties with Southeast Asian nations, with a particular focus on enhancing cooperation in various domains. During his meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, Jaishankar commended Ibrahim’s forward-looking vision aimed at bolstering India-Malaysia relations. The EAM conveyed warm regards […]

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Nepal and Bangladesh Push for Dedicated Power Grid, India’s Response Awaited

As Nepal and Bangladesh explore avenues for enhanced power trade, both countries are advocating for the establishment of a dedicated transmission line via India. The move, however, raises questions about India’s willingness to comply, given its strategic stance on electricity as a vital commodity. Bangladesh’s State Minister for Power, Energy, and Mineral Resources, Nasrul Hamid, […]

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UAE Expresses Keen Interest in Elevating Ties with Bangladesh to Partnership Level

In a significant bilateral meeting held at the royal palace in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan conveyed the United Arab Emirates’ strong desire to elevate its relationship with Bangladesh to a partnership level. The meeting, which took place on Friday evening, featured discussions on a wide range […]

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Kazakhstan and Japan Enter Talks for the Resumption of Air Travel

In a significant diplomatic development, the Chair of the Civil Aviation Committee in Kazakhstan, Saltanat Tompiyeva, and the Ambassador of Japan to Kazakhstan, Yamada Jun, engaged in discussions on February 29 to explore the possibility of reinstating air travel between the two nations. The meeting, held with the aim of fostering economic, business, and cultural […]

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Assets seized in Singapore’s money laundering case swell to S$2.4 billion

SINGAPORE, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The total value of assets seized in Singapore’s biggest money laundering case has swelled to S$2.4 billion ($1.76 billion), police said on Wednesday. The assets now include cash amounting to more than S$76 million, 68 gold bars, cryptocurrencies of more than S$38 million, more than 110 properties and 62 vehicles […]

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US and Vietnam ink historic partnership in Biden visit, with eyes on China

Hanoi: US President Joe Biden on Sunday secured deals with Vietnam on semiconductors and minerals as the strategic Southeast Asian nation lifted Washington to Hanoi’s highest diplomatic status alongside China and Russia. The US has been pushing for the upgrade for months as it sees the manufacturing dynamo as a key country in its strategy to […]

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