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Tillerson’s Myanmar visit shows Trump’s renewed interest in South-East Asia

As part of his six-nation trip to Asia, US secretary of state Rex Tillerson will visit Myanmar on November 15. The main focus of Tillerson’s meeting with senior government leaders will be on issues concerning the Rohingya crisis.

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Sikkim's unique mountain architecture in need of protection

The Government of Sikkim realized something needs to be done and the newly-adopted Sikkim Tourism Policy is crystal clear about this. It states in Chapter 4: Application of appropriate designs for tourism infrastructure that considers the landscape, disaster risks, local architecture and materials needs to be addressed, writes Anne Fee


India and US head for potential faceoff over Venezuelan oil

The hardline United States National Security Adviser John Bolton issued a warning to India against buying Venezuelan oil saying it “will not be forgotten” and was countered by Venezu...