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PM Modi at ASEAN Summit

35th ASEAN Summit hosted by Thailand

35th ASEAN Summit hosted by Thailand PM Narendra Modi reached Thailand to attend the 35th ASEAN Summit. The summit began on 31st October and ends on 4th November. PM Modi on Sunday held a “constructive” meeting with Myanmar’s state counsellor Aung San Suu Ki. They discussed ways to enhance connectivity and capacity building. Moreover, it is unsure whether the

Indonesia to change capital to Borneo

Jojo Widodo announces the plan to change capital to Borneo

Jojo Widodo announces the plan to change capital to Borneo The ambitious plan to change capital from Jakarta to Borneo comes amidst fears that the increasing sea level will render the city vulnerable. Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has announced the plan to move the capital from Jakarta to Borneo. Widodo said that it is a necessary move as the burden on the current capital

Indonesia deploys security personnel in West Papua amid unrest

Indonesia deploys security forces in West Papua amid tensions

Indonesia deploys security forces in West Papua amid tensions Indonesia has deployed security personnel and cut internet access in West Papua until atmosphere ‘returns to being conducive and normal’. Indonesia resorted to deploying over 1,000 security personnel and cut internet access in West Papua in an effort to quell ongoing protests. The protests gained momentum after Papuan students were arrested in Surabaya. On Wednesday,

India and Indonesia Target Historic $50 billion Trade Agreement by 2025

"Trade Agreement"

Narendra Modi and Joko Widodo PM Modi and Indonesian President Joko Widodo met in the G-20 Summit to propose a $50 billion trade agreement by 2025 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indonesian President Joko Widodo held a strategic bilateral meeting in the backdrop of the on-going G-20 Summit in Osaka, Japan in which they have discussed ways to deepen bilateral cooperation

African Nations Observe Eid-ul-Fitr

Africa observes Eid-ul-Fitr

Africa observes Eid-ul-Fitr The grand celebrations of Eid will be observed across most of Africa on Tuesday. At the end of Ramadan, Mali became the first nation to observe the Muslim festival Most of Africa will observe Eid-ul-Fitr on Tuesday. Celebrated across the globe by Muslims, the festivities come at the end of the month-long fasting rituals of Ramadan. Muslims across Mali were

Ramayana Stamp Released In Indonesia To Celebrate Old Cultural Bonds

Ramayana stamp released

The Embassy of India in Jakarta, in partnership with Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, hosted an inaugural event to mark the 70 years of diplomatic relations between India and Indonesia. In a landmark move, Indonesia has released a Ramayana themed stamp for the first time. The inaugural event was held to flag off the 70th anniversary of India-Indonesia diplomatic ties. The special

India, New Zealand Suspend Boeing 737 Max 8 Planes Post Second Crash  

Ethiopian Airline crash on Sunday has raised safety concerns regarding the Boeing 737 Max jets

Six minutes after taking off from Ethiopian capital city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 737 Max 8 jet crashed on Sunday, killing all aboard. This is the second crash, involving the aircraft model in less than six months. Amid growing security concerns, India and New Zealand have joined the list of nations that have suspended 737 Max 8 jets,

Southern Philippines Struck with 7.0. Magnitude Earthquake

7.0. earthquake strikes Southern Philippines Davao Oriental region on Saturday

An earthquake of 7.0. magnitude struck Southern Philippines 120 miles southeast of the city of Davao on Saturday morning. Pacific regions closer to the earthquake have been warned about a potential tsunami Southern Philippines was hit by 7.0. magnitude earthquake during the morning hours on Saturday. The earthquake broke out 120 miles southeast from the city of Davao, Philippines. Parts

Australia has blocked around 300 asylum seekers since 2017

Immigrants attempting to enter Australia by boat, 2014

As a consequence of Operation Sovereign Borders, Australia has stopped 300 asylum seekers travelling by boat to enter Australia since September 2017 At least 10 alleged attempts have been made in the past 14 months by asylum seekers to enter Australia by boat - and they were all foiled. With the assistance of international authorities, Australia has blocked nearly 300 asylum seekers

Indonesia-India Strategic Partnership through Sabang Seaport

Sabang

Indonesian Minister has confirmed on Thursday, 17th May that India is now allowed to access an island called Sabang. The island is 700 km from Andaman & Nicobar Islands and located at northern tip of Sumatra, close to Malacca Strait. Talks over Sabang have been going on between India and Indonesia since 2014-2015. 40% of Indian trade passes from Sabang, also

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