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Bhutan prime minister congratulates India on vaccine rollout

Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering on Saturday congratulated Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the people of India as India kick-started the world’s biggest vaccination drive to inoculate its population for COVID-19

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Around 300-400 Pakistani terrorists trying to infiltrate across LoC: Indian Army Chief

Around 300 to 400 Pakistan-based terrorists are waiting in launchpads across the Line of Control to infiltrate into the Indian side, said Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Friday, adding that forces at forward locations are keeping an eye on their activities

New rail line connects Afghanistan-Turkmenistan

The Aqina-Andkhoi rail line, a transnational railway link between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan was officially jointly inaugurated by the leaders of the two nations on Thursday, reported TOLOnews

Sri Lankan Navy rescue fisherment from Indian waters

Sri Lanka Navy, in cooperation with Indian High Commission in Colombo, brought ashore a fishing trawler drifted to the Indian waters along with 02 fishermen aboard, on 13th January 2021

Nepal FM urged not to ink any deal during India visit

At least 15 prominent civil society members urged Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali not to sign any agreement, which will have a long-term impact, during his three-day official visit to India starting tomorrow, The Himalayan Times said

India’s Adani group and partners to hold 49% in Colombo ECT

India’s Adani group and their partners will hold 49 percent and the Sri Lanka government a majority of 51 percent in a container terminal in Colombo Port, President Gotabaya Rajajapaksa had said

Dhaka-Siliguri direct bus service likely to start this year

Bangladesh's Road Transport and Highways Division (RTHD) has said direct bus service between Dhaka and Siliguri is very likely to begin this year, although the agreement on which the service would start is yet to be finalized

Indian NSA meets Afghan President in Kabul

In a significant development, Indian National Security Official Advisor Ajit Doval on Wednesday met with Afghan President Ashraf at the Presidential Palace in Kabul

Sri Lanka, Maldives youth to get new skills to counter hate speech in social media

Social media influencers in Sri Lanka and the Maldives who are countering online hate could sharpen their skills in a program launched by the United Nations Development Program and the European Union

Nepal foreign minister to start three-day visit to India tomorrow

Pradeep Gyawali, the foreign minister of Nepal, is set to start his three-day tour to India on Thursday, the first visit by any high ranking Nepali official since the border controversy erupted between two neighbours last year

Pakistan urges warring Afghan sides to reduce violence

Pakistan on Tuesday again urged Afghan warring sides to reduce violence so that the peace process could progress

Sri Lanka in talks with India to import two COVID-19 vaccines

Sri Lanka is holding talks with India to import the Oxford-AstraZeneca and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, state minister for COVID-19 disease control Sudarshani Fernandopulle said

Bangladesh-India police to enhance work against terrorists

Bangladesh and India police agreed to enhance their work jointly against terrorist entities, including the Global Terrorist Groups, as well as other fugitives wherever they are present and active

Bangladesh armed forces to join India's Republic Day parade

The Bangladesh armed forces will participate in India’s Republic Day parade this year scheduled to be held on January 26

Pakistani FM, Afghan politician discuss peace process

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday held talks with leader of Afghanistan's Hezb-e-Wahdat-e Islami party Karim Khalili in Islamabad on the war-torn country's peace process

Sri Lanka will prioritize regional maritime cooperation: President

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said his objective is to further enhance bilateral relations with regional states in identified sectors

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