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Thursday, November 08, 2007


 

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      Association of South East Asian Nations


   

The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) is regional organization formed by the Governments of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand through the Bangkok Declaration on 8th August, 1967.  

Its aim is to accelerate economic progress and maintain the economic progress of South East Asia.  Members in addition to the above four: Brunei, Kampuchea, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam.

India has a 'dialogue-partnership' with ASEAN.

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• ASEAN Terror & Economic Plans

Malaysia Invites Indian Investment

China Pushing FTA

Impact of China’s Dam on NE & SE Asia

Malaysia Grants ‘Visa on Arrival’

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Although Bollywood is much maligned for churning out mindless blockbusters, at times, it also obliquely depicts the ground realities. (Nation In Distress , Telegraph, Abhijit Bhattacharyya , Nov 08, 2007)

Warning that terrorism could trigger disasters across borders, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today asserted that the modern societies must prepare to come together to deal with manmade disasters, be they industrial disasters or disasters caused by terrori (Pm: Terror Threat Can Trigger Disasters, Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

IT was an amazing pointer by the former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, Dr P.K. Iyenger. (Nuclear Ignorance, Tribune, O.P. Sabherwal, Nov 08, 2007)

The intersection of genetics and intelligence is an intellectual minefield. (Let's Unravel Intelligence, Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, Nov 08, 2007)

Business executives in India are the most optimistic across in the world, when it comes to their take on inflation and the overall economy in the country six months down the lane, a new survey states. (Ceos Gung-Ho On The Economy , Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

China is well on track to launch its own space station by 2020, the state-run newspaper said on Wednesday. (China Space Station By 2020 , Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

The West Asia peace conference seems a mission impossible. (Wide Gap , Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Nov 08, 2007)

A moderate earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale rattled northern Taiwan on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. (Quake Hits Taiwan, No Damage , Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

While one may find the richest man in India, disparities in the country are so wide that it isnt difficult to find the poorest man either. (India In The Billionaire Club: An Increasing Divide , Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Nov 08, 2007)

Till roughly fifteen years ago, the most complex electronic gadget Indian consumers had to handle was the video cassette recorder. (The God Machine, Telegraph, MUKUL KESAVAN, Nov 08, 2007)

Private sector general insurance company Iffco Tokio General Insurance on Wednesday appointed S Narayanan as Managing Director. (Iffco Tokio Appoints S Narayanan As Managing Director , Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

Citigroup has appointed Pramit Jhaveri as the head of global banking, India, and the vice-chairman of Asia investment banking, the company said on Wednesday. (Citi Elevates India Investment Banking Head , Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

In an unusually grim and direct warning, the International Energy Agency has predicted that the "alarming" rise in energy demand will speed up climate change, threaten global energy security and possibly create a supply crunch that will send already high (Rise In Global Energy Demands 'Alarming,' Iea Says A , Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

On one of the worst days of fighting in the north, in which according to the military at least 63 persons were killed, Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa unveiled a hike in defence outlay on the plea that it was essential to completely “wipe . . . . (63 Dead In Sri Lanka Fighting, Hindu, B. MURALIDHAR REDDY, Nov 08, 2007)

The global demand for energy is set to grow inexorably through to 2030 if governments do not change their policies, warns a top energy official. (Energy Needs 'To Grow Inexorably' , British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

Pakistan has pulled tens of thousands of troops from its border with India in a bid to quell rising violence by pro-Taliban militants in the northwest, officials said here Wednesday. (Pakistan Pulls Troops From Indian Border, Frontier Post, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

U.S. ‘concern’ over China’s anti-satellite test has now come to colour their defence-related engagement. (A Hotline To Prevent A Cold War, Hindu, P. S. SURYANARAYANA, Nov 08, 2007)

Switzerland is a member of IAEA, Nuclear Suppliers’ Group (Nuclear Expert To Explain Deal With U.S. To Switzerland, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday called upon modern societies to come together to deal with manmade disasters – be they industrial or those caused by terror attacks. (Call For National Strategies To Deal With Disasters, Hindu, VINAY KUMAR, Nov 08, 2007)

The stock market on Wednesday fell for the third day in a row with the benchmark Sensex shedding another 111 points, despite sharp gains registered by heavyweights like Reliance Industries and State Bank of India. (Sensex Down 111 Points, Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

 

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