Indian detectives approach Sri Lankan government. to get DNA samples on ‘Angoda Lokka’ probe

The Crime Branch-CID of India approached the Sri Lankan government through diplomatic channels to get DNA and fingerprint samples to establish the identity of Sri Lankan don ‘Angoda Lokka’ who died in Coimbatore recently, reported the Times of India

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Netherlands to assist Bangladesh in circular economy

As one of Bangladesh's major development partners, the Netherlands will assist the South Asian country in adapting to the circular economy in the changed development scene

Nepal, World Bank sign Rs. 54 billion project to boost post-COVID-19 recovery

The Nepalese government and the World Bank signed a $450 million (around Rs. 54 billion) financing agreement that will help Nepal improve efficiency and safety of transport infrastructures, cross-border trade, and strengthen capacity for strategic road network management

‘Pak-Afghan trade issue to be resolved on priority’

Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Trade Abdul Razak Dawood on Friday assured the business community that their issues and concerns over Pak-Afghan transit and bilateral trade will be resolved amicably on a priority basis

Trump nominates Indian American to head USAID Asia operations

US President Donald Trump has nominated an Indian American lawyer who has been active in the Republican Party and with the Hindu American Coalition to head the Asian operations of the US Agency for International Development (USAID)

People losing trust in China; India emerging as big competitor: Trump adviser

India is emerging as a big competitor to China and New Delhi's corporate tax rate cuts makes it attractive for investors, according to US President Donald Trump's top economic adviser

Global oil giants show interest in India's BPCL as bidding deadline nears

As the deadline for submitting the Expressions of Interest (EoI) for 52.98 percent stake in the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) nears, big names in the global oil market are showing interest in picking up the majority stake in the state-run oil company. According to official sources, Saudi Aramco, Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (Adnoc), Rosneft of Russia and Exxon Mobil intend to participate in the bidding process for the PSU

Bangladesh-India inland waterways can become vital, cost-effective connectivity: Experts

Inland waterways development between Bangladesh and India can become a vital and cost-effective way of multimodal connectivity that can improve economic wellbeing of people from both countries, policymakers and experts have said

China leads Sri Lanka foreign loans as 2020 projects disrupted by COVID-19

Sri Lanka’s foreign project loans disbursements fell to 369 million US dollars up to April 2020 from 539 million dollar from a year earlier, amid a Coronavirus pandemic while China led with a 500 million US dollar budget support loan

Three companies from China and Russia keen to buy Pakistan Steel Mills

Chinese and Russian companies have entered the race for investment in Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) in order to run it on the public-private partnership mode

Google, India's Jio to launch 'Make in India' affordable smartphone; Google's mega-investment in India

To create an affordable yet powerful smartphone ecosystem for the masses in the country, Reliance Jio Platforms and Google on Wednesday announced to launch an entry-level Android smartphone soon

Donald Trump interested in buying PIA-owned Roosevelt Hotel in New York

US President Donald Trump is interested in buying the Roosevelt Hotel in New York, which is owned by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), it emerged on Wednesday during a meeting of National Assembly's Standing Committee on Privatisation

RIL-Saudi Aramco deal on track, says Mukesh Ambani

The blockbuster deal involving the world's largest oil producer Saudi Aramco picking up a minority stake in refinery business of India's largest corporate house,  Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), is on track as the two sides remain committed to a long term partnership, RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani said on Wednesday

IIT-K develops UV device to disinfect room in 15 minsutes

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K), has developed an Ultraviolet (UV) sanitising product named Shudh that can disinfect a room in 15 minutes

Pakistan resumes Afghan exports to India via Wagah border

The Pakistan government has decided to re-open the Wagah border, allowing Afghan exports to India from Wednesday

India's Tech Mahindra airlifts staff stranded in US

A special chartered flight of Tech Mahindra from the US landed here on Tuesday with 210 employees and dependents

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