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FICCI report seeks BIMSTEC rejuvenation

A Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) sponsored report has made far-reaching recommendations for the "rejuvenation" of the 20-year-old BIMSTEC - the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sector Technical and Economic Cooperation and develop it as a "bridge between South Asia and Southeast Asia" by strengthening infrastructure and connectivity linkages between them.

India-Nepal Statement on New Connectivity through Inland Waterways

The Prime Ministers of India and Nepal recognised the untapped potential of inland waterways to contribute towards overall economic development of the region. 

Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Modi of India in Joint Press Statement

Thank you very much.  Prime Minister Modi, thank you for being here with us today.  It’s a great honor to welcome the leader of the world’s largest democracy to the White House.

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Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency

If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor . 


Bangladesh, ADB sign deal for rural road network

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government have signed an agreement for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh.