Kathmandu, May 31 The Ruling Communist Party of China has hoped that Nepal Communist party will play bigger role in advancing nation-building in Nepal and the socialist movement in South Asia. Presenting a paper during a seminar organised to mark Karl Marx’s birth anniversary in Kathmandu, Deputy Director General of CPC Ma Xue Song said the establishment of Nepal Communist Party was of great significance for politics in Nepal and the socialist movement in the South Asia region. Some participants posed questions to him seeking his views on political issues but he left the seminar after presenting his paper. Referring to the Chinese President and CPC General Secretary Xi Jinping, Ma said the great social transformation in modern China was not simply a continuation of Chinese history and culture or an imitation of the template envisaged by classic Marxist theorists. “It is neither a re-edition of socialist practice in other countries, nor a copy of modernisation … [Read more...] about CPC for bigger NCP role in South Asia movement
Nasir Uddhin Chowdhury - Managing Director, Lanka Bangla Securities, Ajith Fernando - Group CEO, CAL, Naveed Vakil – Chief Operating Officer, AKD Securities Capital Alliance (CAL) has signed an MoU with AKD Securities Limited and Pakistan and Lanka Bangla Securities Limited in Bangladesh with the objective of providing investors with a single investment platform via which they can access South Asia’s leading frontier markets. The MoU, which comes against the backdrop of the successful inaugural South Asia Investor Conference (SAIC) co-hosted by the three firms in Colombo recently, was signed by Mr. Nasir Uddhin Chowdhury (Managing Director) on behalf of Lanka Bangla Securities, Mr. Naveed Vakil (Chief Operating Officer) on behalf of AKD Securities and Mr. Ajith Fernando (Group CEO) on behalf of CAL. Amongst many other initiatives, the collaborative effort intends to continue its successful SAIC franchise, on an annual basis, and further its corporate access platform … [Read more...] about CAL joins hands with regional Investment Banks to access to South Asia’s frontier markets
Below skies darkened by thick black smoke, hundreds of thousands of brick kiln workers endure back-breaking labour and suffocating heat working in almost medieval conditions across South Asia. But in one corner of the region, the need to rebuild after Nepal’s devastating 2015 earthquake has presented an unexpected opportunity. While much work remains to be done in improving working conditions, an environmental initiative has already managed to reduce emissions from the kilns and efforts are now focusing on rolling out the programme across the region, with significant implications for tackling climate change. There are more than 150,000 kilns in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal belching out thousands of tonnes of soot — known as black carbon — a major air pollutant and the second largest contributor to global warming after carbon dioxide. The factories are stuck in a bygone era. Workers toil away in furnace-like heat in a form of modern day slavery — bonded … [Read more...] about Can earthquakes help South Asia overcome its brick kiln pollution problem?
Related Articles Learning from progress of China 5 hours ago On the great Asian highway 1 week ago BRI: The project that will change our world 1 week ago It is five years ago that the Belt and Road initiative (BRI) was launched. What has one of China’s most celebrated initiatives achieved in Southeast and South Asia? How should China deal with the hurdles when implementing the BRI in these regions? Global Times collected the opinion of three experts at a forum on the subject organized by the Western Returned Scholars Association and The Charhar Institute.Yu Hongjun, Chief Fellow at The Charhar Institute:Lu Shumin, former Chinese ambassador to Indonesia and Canada:Long Xingchun, research fellow at The Charhar Institute and director of the Center for Indian Studies at China West Normal University: (Editor’s Note in Global Times) … [Read more...] about China should eye opportunities in South Asia
Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, announced the commercial deployment of South Asia’s first embedded SIM (eSIM) technology, a reiteration of its promise to deliver the future, today. The pre-installed eSIM in wearables, now offers customers the ability to have a connection for their devices independent of a smartphone, eliminating the need for pairingdevicesand to be within a range of distance for connectivity. The introduction of the cutting-edge eSIM technology and eSIM enabled wearable devices will deliver multiple benefits to customers such as eliminating the need for a physical SIM, empowering the subscriber to remotely sign up for services by activating the profile over the internet. This will enable many technologically advanced applications in the areas of smart devices and Internet of Things (IoT). The Dialog eSIM profile can be downloaded on to the device by scanning a QR code which will be sent via email to the customer upon … [Read more...] about South Asia’s first commercial deployment of eSIM technology by Dialog