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Americans advised to avoid all travels to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Maldives

The US has advised its citizens to avoid travelling to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and the Maldives due to Covid-19 surge. Authorities urged Americans to reconsider travel to China and Nepal; exercise increased caution while travelling to Sri Lanka and exercise normal travel precaution to Bhutan, which has been given Level 1, the safest level …

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Philippines deploys more navy ships to disputed sea amid row with China

China claims almost the entirety of the resource-rich sea, and was accused by the United States this week of efforts to “intimidate and provoke others” by parking its vessels near Whitsun Reef. Manila has ordered Beijing to recall 183 boats at the boomerang-shaped reef around 320 kilometres (175 nautical miles) west of Palawan Island, describing …

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Nepal to buy 2 million doses of Covid vaccine from India

Nepal approved on Thursday the emergency use of a Covid-19 vaccine developed by an affiliate of China’s Sinopharm, a government official said, the second vaccine cleared after Oxford-AstraZeneca’s product. The move paves the way for China to donate 500,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine to the Himalayan nation, which last month received one million AstraZeneca …

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‘Shame on you China’: Protest outside Chinese embassy in Yangon against Beijing’s support to military rule

Chanting ‘Shame on you China’ in unison, dozens of youths gathered outside the Chinese embassy in Yangon on Sunday to protest against Beijing’s support to the military dictatorship in Myanmar, local media reported. The young protestors were seen holding handmade and printed placards, while demanding China to stop supporting the military, according to Myanmar Now.

China to send top-ranking CPC leader to Kathmandu to prevent split in Nepal Communist Party

China is sending a four-member team led by a vice minister of the Chinese Communist Party to Kathmandu in what is believed to be its effort to prevent a split in the ruling the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), a media report said. Sources confirmed that Guo Yezhou, vice-minister of the International Department of the Communist …

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Nepal unity elusive, China delegation may return empty-handed

A Chinese delegation in Nepal, led by the Chinese Communist Party’s foreign affairs committee, may be forced to return to Beijing without the party unity they had sought to bring between PM K P Sharma Oli’s faction and the rival Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda camp. ​​Oli reportedly also held a meeting with Nepal President Bidya …

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Will have ‘India first’ policy, China port deal a mistake: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka wants to pursue a “neutral” foreign policy but will retain an “India First” approach in strategic and security matters, foreign secretary Jayanath Colombage has said. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said Sri Lanka cannot afford to be a strategic security threat to India, adding that Sri Lanka has to deal with other players for …

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China getting safe passage to occupy Nepal territory with Oli support

China’s expansionist designs are going unchecked in Nepal as it is gradually encroaching Nepali land at multiple locations with the tacit support of Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli. According to a report by the Survey Department of Agriculture Ministry of Nepal, China has illegally occupied Nepali land at several places spread over seven border …

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Vaccine diplomacy: India says Bangladesh to be priority recipient

India will supply Covid vaccine to Bangladesh on a priority basis as and when it gets the nod and mass production starts, foreign secretary Harsh Shringla said in Dhaka on Wednesday. Bangladesh was recently persuaded to refuse an offer by China to conduct human trials of their Covid vaccine among Bangladeshi citizens. China’s SinoPharm, has …

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