Bangkok, May 22 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will pay an official visit to Thailand from May 30 to 31, the Thai foreign ministry announced here Wednesday. "The bilateral meeting (between prime ministers of the two countries) reflects the desire of the two sides to elevate Thai-Indian relations to a strategic partnership, as announced in January last year, based on shared values of democracy and respect for human rights and shared interests in promoting sustainable growth and development," said a ministry press release. The two prime ministers will review the development of existing cooperation as well as explore new areas of cooperation where both countries have mutual interests, it said
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) A total of 812 drug crime suspects have been arrested as part of a joint anti-drug campaign launched by China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand on the trans-boundary river of Mekong, Xinhua reported. Drug trafficking has long plagued transportation on the Mekong river, which runs through the opium-producing Golden Triangle Region
Red-shirted members of an anti-government movement in Thailand mark the third anniversary of a political crackdown which killed 91 people. Deborah Gembara reports
Thrissur (Kerala), May 18 (IANS) The festivities and fireworks at the Thrissur Pooram festival have stunned two US-based filmmakers who are making a movie on pyrotechnics across the globe. They have termed it as one of the most amazing display they have ever witnessed.
Singapore, May 17 (IANS) Singapore's non-oil domestic exports, a key gauge of the trade hub's export performance, fell by 1 percent year-on-year in April, trade promotion agency International Enterprise Singapore said Friday. It followed a year-on-year contraction of 4.8 percent in the previous month, exceeding market expectations, reported Xinhua. The agency said the contraction was largely due to a drop in electronic exports, which contracted by 9 percent in April, however, it represents an improvement from the previous month's 17.9 percent decline.
Panaji, May 17 (IANS) When Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar travels to Israel next month, he will be hoping to persuade its tour and travel companies to add the popular beach tourism-oriented state to their itineraries. "We are going to be speaking to the tour operators there and asking them to work out a few chartered flights from Israel to Goa. There is much we have to offer," Parulekar told IANS.
They call it "Old Man's Land". Ravaged by years of conflict and economic deprivation, Myanmar's southeast Mon state is a place bereft of its young who flood over the border to Thailand to work
Bangalore, May 15 (IANS) Bajaj Allianz has introduced an Asian chapter to the international football camp with seven youngsters in the 14-16 years age group to be selected from across the country for a camp that will be held in Thailand in June.
Bangkok, May 15 (IANS) Enhanced Thai-Bangladeshi cooperation will double their trading volume to $1.7 billion in the next three years, the Thai commerce minister said Wednesday. Boonsong Teriyapirom said after a meeting of the Thai-Bangladeshi trade committee that the two countries had agreed to map out an operation plan to minimize their trade imbalance, reports Xinhua
Thiruvananthapuram, May 15 (IANS) The Kerala government will promote the state's coconut water-based drink "Neera" as a non-alcoholic health drink, Excise Minister K. Babu said Wednesday. An expert committee that studied the potential of "Neera" submitted a report to the minister, who said the government will certainly take a positive view of it.
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