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ICC favours India-Pakistan bilateral cricket, but can't ensure that: Chairman Barclay

The International Cricket Council (ICC) would like to see traditional rivals India and Pakistan play bilateral series regularly, and in each other's territories, said chairman Gregor John Barclay on Monday, but he also pointed out that he didn't have the mandate to ensure that it actually happens

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Afghan and Sri Lankan Foreign Ministers mark 62 years of growing bilateral relations

Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammed Haneef Atmar and his Sri Lankan counterpart Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena have recently exchanged warm congratulatory messages on the 62nd Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, the Afghanistan Embassy in Colombo said

India, Sri Lanka, Maldives in trilateral maritime security dialogue

India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Saturday participated in the Trilateral Maritime Security Cooperation meeting among India, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives in Colombo

Nepal on priority for COVID-19 vaccine, says Indian foreign secretary

Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has assured the people of Nepal that, once a COVID-19 vaccine is rolled out in India, meeting Nepal’s requirements would be a priority for India

Measures to prevent Indian fishermen from fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters

Sri Lankan Minister of Fisheries Douglas Devananda said a prompt measure will be taken to prevent Indian fishermen from crossing and illegally fishing in the territorial waters of the country after consulting with Indian authorities

Over 100 Bangladeshis stranded at Indian border without COVID-19 certificates

More than 100 Bangladeshis including cancer patients became stuck at Benapole check-post for not having COVID-19 negative certificates while returning from India

Trade barriers to India remain unresolved in Afghan-Pakistan trade talks

Despite many rounds of talks between the Afghan and Pakistan trade officials, issues related to Afghan exports to India remained unsolved, TOLOnews quoted Afghanistan’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce as saying

Nepal, India agree to complete remaining segment of boundary work

Nepal and India have agreed to complete the remaining segment of boundary work, but the two countries did not specifically mention which one

Nepal to resume flights to India and Bangladesh

Nepal has decided to resume regular flights to India and Bangladesh

Nepal-India border points reopen

Nepal has reopened its border with India, long closed due to the COVID-19 infection

Sri Lankan fishermen nabbed with heroin in Indian waters being investigated

Police Narcotic Bureau launched a special investigation into an incident where Sri Lankan fishermen were arrested by the Indian Coast Guard for the possession of heroin and weapons

Pakistan calls for reduction of violence in Afghanistan

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday called for a reduction in violence in Afghanistan during a meeting with Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar in Niger, TOLOnews reported

Sri Lanka to host maritime security cooperation talks with India and Maldives

Sri Lanka will host the 4th National Security Adviser (NSA) Level Trilateral Meeting on Maritime Security Cooperation between India, Maldives and Sri Lanka on 27-28 November 2020 in Colombo, the Ministry of Defense said

Dhaka-Thimphu to sign PTA next month

Bhutan will sign a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) with Bangladesh in December to further enhance trade and commerce between the two countries

Shringla visit: Little of substance but something amid strained ties

It was quite a charm offensive by the Indian foreign secretary

Indian NSA to have trilateral talks with Sri Lanka and the Maldives

Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval will be in Colombo on Friday (27) for trilateral discussions among India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, reported the Hindu

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