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North East

Assam CM advocates opening of international borders in NE for trade, tourism links

Guwahati, May 29: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday called for opening of international borders in the northeast for enhanced trade and tourism links with the neighbouring countries. He pitched for a proper economic policy to achieve the goal, highlighting Assam and northeast India's advantageous position in ensuring it. Speaking at 'Natural Allies in Development and Interdependence' conclave here, Sarma said, "I strongly feel that we can open our borders for peace and prosperity, and by setting up border haats and opening formal trade routes, we can open...

Modi, Boris Johnson connect to discuss vaccine certification, trade, climate

London, October 11: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi spoke over phone on Monday during which they took stock of India-UK trade and defence talks, opening up of international travel between the two countries and climate action targets in the lead up to the COP26 summit, Downing Street said. The UK's recognition of "Indian vaccine certification" was among the welcome developments highlighted on both sides, as Covishield-vaccinated Indians travelling to the UK will no longer be required to undergo a compulsory 10-day quarantine at a...