Guwahati: Once troubled, isolated and alienated, the Northeast will soon be able to use a seaport in neighbouring Myanmar for transport and trade. The Sittwe port in the Bay of Bengal is expected to link Mizoram in the far east of India with the ocean through riverine transport and roadways. Don't miss out on in-depth & unbiased stories from Northeast India. ADVERTISEMENT CONTINUE READING BELOWVery recently, Union ports, shipping and waterways minister Sarbananda Sonowal commented that the Sittwe port has been readied for full operation. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently approved the revised cost for the Kaladan project.
New Delhi: Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is set to make his maiden trip to India early next month with an aim to boost overall bilateral engagement in a range of areas, including trade, investment and critical minerals. It will be Albanese’s first visit to India after he became prime minister in May last year. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar visited Australia last week ostensibly to prepare for the visit to India by the Australian prime minister. However, Albanese mentioned about his visit to India in a tweet after meeting Jaishankar on Saturday. It will involve the navies of India, Australia, Japan and the US.1 month ago EastMojo
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. Sita (name changed), another IT professional on an H-1B visa, got laid off from Microsoft on January 18. “With massive layoffs in the tech industry, January 2023 has been brutal for tech professionals. Bhutoria said it would be beneficial for the immigration process to be redesigned to better support H-1B workers and retain highly skilled talent in the US. ADVERTISEMENT CONTINUE READING BELOWAdding to the miseries of Indian IT professionals is the latest decision of Google that they are pausing their Green Card processing.1 month ago EastMojo
The last two-and-a-half-decades have seen Chinese economic and military growth at a massive scale and Chinese activities and influence in India’s extended neighbourhood have grown proportionately, they find. The papers on the subject “Chinese influence in the neighbourhood and implications for India” were written by some top IPS officers of the country. “China is highly ambitious about achieving its regional power status in the Indian Ocean region. To do so Beijing wants to contain India which is the only threat before China in this region,” according to an analyst. Also Read | After India, China gives financing assurances to Lanka for IMF bailout packageLike this: Like Loading...RelatedTrending Stories1 month ago EastMojo
The Supreme Court of India has asked the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to resolve the compensation issue of the Baghjan victims in two months on Monday. These villages had approached the Supreme Court of India in October 2021 seeking compensation for the devastation caused by the Baghjan blowout – India’s longest running oil fire from a rig operated by Oil India Limited – a government owned oil company. Surrounding landscape burnt from the explosion of the Baghjan oil well blowout in Assam’s Tinsukia district, along with the resulting oil spill. Finally this order has drawn a timeframe for adequate compensation,” said Niranta Gohain, a petitioner who approached Supreme Court along with Baghjan residents. The Supreme Court then stayed the formation of the NGT-appointed committees and re-appointed former judge B.P.1 month ago EastMojo
ADVERTISEMENT CONTINUE READING BELOWThe Business 20 or B20 is a group that represents the private sector within the Group of 20 (G20) Forum. Happy to join @harshvshringla Ji, at the @FollowCII organised curtain raiser for B20 events scheduled to be hosted in Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram and Sikkim. At the precursor program of B20 India Initiatives for Northeast states, Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Union Minister of State of External Affairs, emphasized the unique strengths of the Northeast region and its business potential. He invited representatives of diplomatic missions, and bilateral and multilateral agencies to take part in the B20 programs scheduled in the Northeast. Dr @RanjanRajkuma11, Hon’ble Minister of State @MEAIndia released the B20 Delegate Manual today at the Precursor Meeting on #B20India in #NorthEast.2 months ago EastMojo