East Asia

S’pore vulnerable to ‘super malaria’ but rapid spread unlikely, SE Asia News & Top Stories

A “super malaria” parasite is spreading through South-east Asia at an alarming rate and Singapore is unlikely to keep it off its shores. But it is unlikely that there will be a rapid spread here, said Assistant Professor Rajesh Chandramohanadas from the Singapore University of Technology & Design. That is because Singapore, declared malaria-free by the World Health Organisation in ...

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Demystifying foreign policy of India

  The Look East policy has emerged as a major thrust area of India’s foreign policy in the post-Cold War period. It was launched in 1991 by the then Narasimha Rao government to renew political contacts, increase economic integration and forge security cooperation with several countries of Southeast Asia as a means to strengthen political understanding. India’s Look East ...

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CM Zeliang calls for better connectivity in North-East

Kohima, Sep 22,2017: Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Friday underscored the need for improved connectivity in the North-East region for further growth in the mostly landlocked area and better people-to-people connect. “North-East region is landlocked, except Assam, therefore air and road connectivities become the feasible options, and people have been using roads mostly because of the poor air connectivity,” he ...

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E-commerce enabler Ace Turtle raises venture debt from Innoven Capital – VCCircle

Bengaluru-based e-commerce solutions and consultancy firm Ace Turtle Services Pvt. Ltd has raised an undisclosed sum from venture debt firm Innoven Capital India Pvt. Ltd. “The funds will be used towards an aggressive expansion of our customer-base, especially in South East Asia. We aim to gain leadership position in the omni-channel enterprise solution space in Asia,” Ace Turtle co-founder and ...

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Malaysia arrests seven Philippine men allegedly linked with Abu Sayyaf, Latest World News

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has arrested seven Philippine men suspected of involvement in activities of the Abu Sayyaf militant group, police said yesterday, as concern grows in South-east Asia over the possible expansion of militant Islamist activity. The Abu Sayyaf, whose members have pledged loyalty to the Islamic State group, is notorious for bombings, beheadings, extortions and kidnap-for-ransom activities in the ...

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OCBC’s presence a symbol of enduring Sino-Singapore ties: Heng, East Asia News & Top Stories

A reconstructed OCBC building in Xiamen yesterday was held up as a symbol of the longstanding ties between Singapore and China by Singapore’s Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat. Noting that the bank has a long history in China – having opened its doors here in 1925, decades before China became a key global investment destination – Mr Heng said: ...

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