Tag: south

JB businesses hoping for a better tomorrow once Singaporeans can cross over again

JOHOR BARU, Nov. 24 -- It is no exaggeration to say most of the businesses here relied on customers from across the Causeway. Since the Malaysia-Singapore border closed in March this year, businesses in what is popularly known as the JB city centre have suffered. Before...

Anthony Blinken, likely secretary of state, is positive on US-India ties

India, Nov. 23 -- US President-elect Joe Biden is expected to appoint Anthony Blinken, a long-time national security and foreign policy expert who has been enthusiastic about ties with India and called China a "common challenge", as his secretary of state, US media reported. Jake...

Analysis | India has rightly shunned RCEP for now

India, Nov. 20 -- India's decision to stay out of the China-backed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, Asia's mega free-trade agreement (FTA), has been met both with a sense of approval and disappointment and divided economists on the issue. The RCEP is an FTA...

North American forum warns against China’s rise, wants India to become UNSC permanent member

India, Nov. 18 -- North America's leading strategic and security forum has issued a handbook for democracies aimed at understanding the challenges that China poses to them, and it recommends supporting the inclusion of India as the sixth permanent member of the UN Security...

India concerned over situation in South China Sea that ‘erode trust’

India -- Against the backdrop of China's assertive activities in the South China Sea, India on Saturday expressed concern over actions in the region that erode trust and said a proposed code of conduct for the disputed waters shouldn't affect the legitimate interests of...

PM Modi takes dig at Pakistan during virtual SCO meeting

India, Nov. 11 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a swipe at Pakistan at the virtual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on Tuesday, saying it is unfortunate that repeated attempts were being made to violate the grouping's charter by raising bilateral issues. Modi...

What Kamala Harris’s aunt said about the US vice president-elect

India -- While Indians are all praises for the new vice-president elect of the United States, her aunt on Sunday spoke about how Kamala Harris grew up as a "good child" and how she always accomplished what she aimed for. "We have always seen her...

Kamala Harris recommends ‘a hearty breakfast’ for women, reveals her favourite Indian dishes

India, Nov. 8 -- Born to a Jamaican father and an Indian mother, Kamala Harris has left little girls dreaming big after she was elected as the first Indian-origin and first Black woman Vice President of the United States of America. Ahead of the...

What is WHO’s Vaccine Insurance Scheme? All you need to know

India, Oct. 30 -- The World Health Organisation is setting up a fund which will compensate people in poor nations in case they suffer any side-effect from Covid-19 vaccines, which are still under trial. Does this mean that such a possibility can't be ruled...

Well… the voters are to blame

Kuala Lampur -  A deputy minister blames voters for the current political debacle and agitates urban Malaysia. A barrage of social media comments and commentaries ensue. One dude in a WhatsApp group full of professionals declares "time to vote out such politicians." As if he just...