Regional Strategic Trends and Intellibrief 25 Nov


Intellibrief: India – Foreign Secretary says evaluating trade economic relations with China, mild third wave warns Maharashtra health minister, Crypto crash in India. Sri Lanka – Government walks back on organic fertilisers. Nepal – UML former PM Oli retains strong hold. Pak petrol crisis in the offing. Bangladesh – pat as UNGA approves graduation from LDC. US Taliban to resume talks but agenda may differ.

Afghanistan

· US-Taliban to resume talks with a focus on counterterrorism operations

· Facing Economic Crisis, Govt Pledges to Develop Banking System

· Afghan Official Says Women Can Continue Playing Cricket

Bangladesh

· Defying odds, Bangladesh marching on Hasina tells parliament

· A historic moment: UNGA adopts resolution to graduate Bangladesh from LDC status

· Phase-3 UP Polls: Some MPs violating codes says an election commissioner

Bhutan

· CSOs should serve society, not selves: MPs

Maldives

· Parliament passes MVR 36.99 billion budget for 2022

Myanmar

· Military raid destroys resistance base in Monywa, PDF says

· Myanmar Military’s Joint Venture Brewery to be Dissolved After Product Boycott

Nepal

· Oli looks firmly in charge as he bids to placate UML office bearer hopefuls

Pakistan

· Long queues at petrol stations in major cities as citizens rush to refuel ahead of strike

· Unfortunate that the CJP and a 'convict' were invited to speak at the same event: PM Imran


· PDM fails to firm up plan for anti-government drive

Sri Lanka

· Cabinet approves amendments to laws for journalists and media institutions

· Private sector allowed to import chemical fertilizers from today

India

· Foreign Secretary’s Remarks on ‘Bharat@75: Empowering India: Today for Tomorrow’ at the Annual General Meeting and Annual Session of The Indian Chamber of Commerce


· Raksha Mantri virtually inaugurates 5th World Congress on Disaster Management

· India’s cumulative vaccination coverage crosses 119 crore landmark milestone

· India, ADB sign $300 million loan to improve primary health care in India

· Mild third wave of Covid-19 likely in December: Maharashtra health minister Cryptos like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Dogecoin tumble by more than 10%

· 3 militants killed in Rambagh shootout: Police

· Restore Art 370 if you want to ‘keep Kashmir’: Mehbooba to Centre

· Police on alert during Maoists 3-day bandh in four States



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