South-east Asia

Lawmaker proposes renaming Philippines

A Filipino lawmaker on Monday presented a proposal to change the name of the South-East Asian country to distance itself from Spanish colonialism.

Jun 12, 2017, 13:34 PM IST

Malaysian archipelago retains geopark status

Malaysia's Langkawi archipelago, the first geopark in South-East Asia to be accorded the Unesco Global Geopark status in 2007, has retained the prestige.

Sep 29, 2015, 18:45 PM IST

WHO calls for focus on neglected tropical diseases

 The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday called for renewed commitments and focused efforts to eliminate neglected tropical diseases which continue to disable, disfigure and kill people in South-East Asia.

Sep 10, 2015, 22:33 PM IST

World Suicide Prevention Day 2015: Raise awareness and reduce stigma, says WHO

On the eve of the World Suicide Prevention Day 2015, the World Health Organisation (WHO) today called for collective efforts to raise awareness about suicide and reduce the stigma associated with it.

Sep 09, 2015, 21:00 PM IST

Efforts needed to prevent return to pre-antibiotic era: WHO

 With the indiscriminate use of antibiotics leading to resistance to medicines, persistence of infections, and treatment failure, the WHO has urged the 11 member countries in South-East Asia region to urgently address the threat, a WHO statement released on Wednesday said.

Sep 09, 2015, 15:16 PM IST

Govt to soon finalise SPV to help firms invest in CLMV nations

As a part of its 'Act East Policy' initiative, the government would soon finalise the structure of Special Purpose Vehicles to help domestic firms set up projects in CLMV countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam).

Mar 23, 2015, 22:49 PM IST

China launches first Maritime Silk Road cruise liner

China on Monday launched its first cruise liner to sail via its ambitious transcontinental initiative Maritime Silk Road (MSR) on its maiden voyage during which it will visit three South-East Asian nations including Malaysia and Vietnam.

Feb 09, 2015, 22:11 PM IST

India welcomes role played by Myanmar in South-East Asia: President

Welcoming the role that Myanmar is playing in the South-East Asian region, President Pranab Mukherjee has said India intends to enhance cooperation with that country, while noting that the ties between them have seen accelerated growth over the years.

Jan 22, 2015, 21:59 PM IST

Navy to commemorate Rajendra Chola's 1000th-year of coronation

Indian Navy is gearing up to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of the coronation of ancient Tamil King Rajendra Chola, who is credited with expanding his empire across the seas to South-East Asia and to the North up to the Ganges with his navy.

Nov 03, 2014, 14:45 PM IST

Asian stocks rebound from heavy losses

Asian markets saw a mild bounce on Thursday after suffering heavy selling pressure this week, but traders remained on edge ahead of a possible military strike on Syria.

Sep 29, 2013, 00:36 AM IST

Asia business sentiment drops sharply, India optimistic

Optimism returned to India, lifting its sentiment index moderately higher at 67 after a drop last quarter.

Sep 18, 2013, 08:57 AM IST

`Fig more than just a fruit to humans`

Not only as a common food, but figs are familiar to a wide cross-section of human society for their spiritual importance.

Aug 07, 2013, 00:20 AM IST

TB causing half million annual deaths in SE Asia: WHO

In India, TB kills two people every three minutes, and accounts for over 3 lakh deaths every year.

Mar 22, 2012, 18:16 PM IST

South China Sea disputes to intensify: Experts

Territorial disputes in the South China Sea are likely to drag on for decades, and mounting demand for resources could intensify them, experts said at a conference on the region that closes on Friday.

Nov 27, 2009, 15:29 PM IST

EU military committee chief visits South-East Asia

The European Union is interested in boosting cooperation with South-East Asia in fighting piracy in the Malacca Straits, disaster relief and peacekeeping missions, the EU chief representative for military affairs said.

Oct 15, 2009, 12:36 PM IST