Relations between China and India should not be affected by "imaginary water war", an article in the state-run Global Times said, adding that Beijing is unlikely to use Brahmaputra river water as a potential weapon.
During his October 13-17 visit, Xi will first go to Cambodia followed by Bangladesh and later travel to Goa to attend the BRICS Summit, Chinese Foreign Ministry said today.
According to the report, South Asia remains a global growth hotspot and has proven resilient to external headwinds such as China's slowdown, uncertainty around stimulus policy in advanced economies, and slowing remittances.
Number of denim manufacturers has almost doubled to 42 now from 25 five years ago. But around 30 percent of this capacity remained idle due to excess production capacity.
In such a fragile environment with sustained high debt levels in emerging markets, that hampers trade and hits the free market, the Global Competitiveness Report for 2016-17 by the World Economic Forum (WEF) has placed India as the 39th spot, a whooping 16 place jump from last year.
Bangladesh has said the United Nations should declare Pakistan a "terrorist state" underlining India's argument that Islamabad should be isolated in the global community as a nation that exports terror to rest of world.
The decision was conveyed by Bangladesh and Bhutan yesterday to the SAARC Chair Nepal, sources said.
Yoga guru Ramdev-owned Patanjali group is all set to explore international markets with its FMCG products and may also enter Pakistan and Afghanistan in future.
The US has called for dialogue between India and Pakistan to de-escalate tensions in security interests of the region, saying it does not want to see "tensions spiral out of control" and lead to "some kind of incident".
The apparel industry has come under pressure to improve factory conditions and workers' rights, particularly after the collapse of the Rana Plaza complex in Bangladesh more than three years ago, when 1,136 garment workers were killed.
Meanwhile, IOC identified a road route via Bangladesh and everything was finalised along with signing of an agreement within just one-and-a-half months.
The system is likely to trigger heavy rainfall at one or two places over districts of interior Odisha till tomorrow. Gusty surface wind from Northwesterly direction with speed reaching 45-55 KMPH gusting up to 65 KMPH would prevail along and off South Odisha coast.
The company is looking at growing its topline by about 10 percent in FY17, said Kejriwal, MD and CEO, KEC International.
The infrastructure EPC major has secured orders of Rs 805 crore in transmission & distribution business, including Rs 216 crore worth of orders from international companies Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand and Power Grid Company of Bangladesh.
The militants were killed in a raid on their hideout in Naraynganj, outskirts of Dhaka, Moniru Islam told Reuters. Bangladesh-born Canadian citizen Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, the alleged mastermind of the attack on the cafe, was among those killed, he said.
John Kerry will travel to Dhaka on August 29 to meet with government officials to discuss growing US-Bangladesh cooperation on international issues and to talk about development, security and human rights, it said.
Engineers India's bet on the international sector is paying off, with about Rs 100 crore revenue accruing from there and margins coming back up to 20 percent.
The state-owned factory producing diammonium phosphate fertilizer is on the bank of the Karnaphuli river, across the water from Chittagong, but wind has pushed the gas towards the city.
Bangladesh has booked about 800,000 tonnes of wheat from the Black Sea region for shipment between mid-July and October, up from around 550,000-600,000 tonnes in the same period last year, two trade sources said.
This is a short-term deal and Bangladesh side agreed to the Indian proposal to grant validity of the MoU till September 30, officials in Dhaka said.
Two people close to the Bangladesh central bank said the goal of the meetings starting on Tuesday would be to discuss what led to the heist, carried out by unidentified hackers, and how such events can be prevented in future.
The total project cost would be met through China's government soft loan and from the government's own funds, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
The company, which gets about 80 percent of its consumer smartphone revenues from India, also has operations in the Middle East and Africa besides Sri Lanka and Nepal.
Lightning also killed 15 people in Bangladesh in the past two days, disaster management officials in Dhaka said on Sunday, adding to a death toll of 17 in flooding on Saturday. About 300 people have died from lightning in Bangladesh so far this year.
Persistent heavy rains this week have caused widespread disruption across South Asia, with at least 68 people killed in Nepal by flash floods and landslides.