Indian tourists 6th in terms of spending in US: US official

Kolkata, Nov 23 : Stating that the Indian visitors in the US tend to stay for longer periods and spend more during their stay compared to the US residents coming to India, a US official on Thursday said his government has taken a bouquet of initiatives to attract more Indian tourists. “India ranks 11th in […]

N. Korea replaces border guards after soldier’s defection

Seoul, Nov 23 : North Korea is believed to have replaced all border security guards after one of its soldiers defected to the South through the guarded Joint Security Area. A North Korean soldier was shot and wounded by his fellow soldiers on November 13 when he sought to cross the heavily guarded inter-Korean border […]

Myanmar, Bangladesh sign deal for repatriation of Rohingyas

Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 23 : The governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh on Thursday signed a MoU, clearing the way for the repatriation of the 622,000 Rohingya refugees who fled across the border to escape a military crackdown. Bangladesh Foreign Minister Mahmud Ali and Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor of Myanmar Kyaw […]

India can take UNSC permanent membership sans veto power: Finland

By Aroonim Bhuyan New Delhi, Nov 23 : One way for India, along with Japan, Germany and Brazil, to get permanent membership of the UN Security Council is to take this without assuming the veto power, Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini said here on Thursday. Soini, who also visited Myanmar before arriving here on Wednesday […]

Bush junior’s motives ‘good’ but method ‘wrong’ in Iraq: Dalai Lama

Kolkata, Nov 23 : Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama on Thursday said former US President George W. Bush’s motivation to bring democracy in Iraq was “good” but his method “wrong.” “He is a wonderful person. We immediately developed a close level human interaction when we first met. I told him ‘I respect you but […]

Bangladesh, Myanmar sign deal for Rohingyas return

Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 23 : Bangladesh and Myanmar have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled across the border to escape a military crackdown. The deal was signed by Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali and Minister for the Office of the […]