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Burma rebels accuse military of air strikes

07-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Rebels in Myanmar’s war-torn northeastern border areas Thursday accused the nation’s army of launching air attacks, the latest escalation of fighting that has [...]
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India’s Sahara says bank letter underpinning rescue deal was forged

07-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Indian conglomerate Sahara Group said on Thursday that a letter intended to support a $2 billion transaction with a US-based former broker was forged, dealing a major setback [...]
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India’s Sahara says Mirach forged bank letter guaranteeing funds

07-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indian conglomerate Sahara Group said on Thursday that a letter intended to support a $2 billion transaction with a US-based former broker was forged, dealing a major setback [...]
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Arnold Schwarzenegger admires our PM Narendra Modi. Here’s why

07-Feb-2015 Intellasia | First Post | 6:00 AM

Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger praised prime minister Narendra Modi, saying he admired Modi for his governance. “I have admired PM Narendra Modi and watched him [...]
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China encourages illegal logging in Burma

07-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Dailystar | 6:00 AM

The recent escalation of tensions in northern Myanmar – resulting from the military’s crackdown on illegal logging – once again brought Myanmar to the top [...]
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At least 20 killed in clashes between Burma army and rebels

07-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Heavy fighting between Myanmar soldiers and ethnic insurgents this week has killed at least 20 people near the northeastern border with China, the government and an [...]
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Burma defends lacklustre bond sale

07-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s Central Bank on Thursday defended its first sale of government debt under the reformist regime as “successful”, despite selling less than half of [...]
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MAS, Burma central bank to ink MOU to strengthen bilateral ties

07-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to strengthen bilateral cooperation. The [...]
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Falling oil prices pull India’s budget out of the fire

07-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Falling oil prices have been a major windfall for India: Just weeks ago it faced failing to meet fiscal deficit targets, but can now expect a budget that not only hits its [...]
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Religious intolerance in India would have shocked Mahatma Gandhi: Obama

07-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Times of India | 6:00 AM

US President Barack Obama on Thursday said the “acts of intolerance” experienced by religious faiths of all types in India in the past few years would have [...]
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Factbox – Reforms expected in India’s ‘make-or-break’ budget

07-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Finance minister Arun Jaitley will on February 28 present his first full-year budget, seeking to put Asia’s third-largest economy on a path of 7-8 percent growth over [...]
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India, Sri Lanka set to begin new relationship

06-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Niticentral | 6:00 AM

Relationship between the closest neighbour India and Sri Lanka is over 25,00 years old. Both the countries have built the relation upon a legacy of intellectual, cultural, [...]
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Burma rebukes ‘interfering’ UN envoy

06-Feb-2015 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Myanmar has accused a top UN official of interfering in its internal affairs. The statement from the foreign ministry referred to the visit last month of Yanghee Lee, the [...]
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Australia PM done all he can for Indonesia death row inmates

Australia PM done all he can for Indonesia death row inmates

06-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott said he had done all he could to save the lives of two of his citizens facing imminent execution in Indonesia Thursday, as their lawyers [...]
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Is the India nuclear agreement really the ‘breakthrough’ Obama promised?

06-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

President Obama stood alongside India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, in India’s capital just days ago and announced a “breakthrough understanding” [...]
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