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On 10 April in Asian history

ON 10 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 10, 2017

1407: The lama Deshin Shekpa visits the Ming Dynasty capital at Nanjing. He is awarded with the title Great Treasure Prince of Dharma
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deshin_Shekpa

1815: The Mount Tambora volcano, in Indonesia, begins a three-month-long eruption, lasting until July 15. The eruption ultimately kills 71,000 people and affects Earth’s climate for the next two years
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1815_eruption_of_Mount_Tambora
http://history1800s.about.com/od/crimesanddisasters/a/Eruption-Of-Mount-Tambora.htm

1656: Dutch fleet occupies Colombo, Ceylon
http://lakdiva.org/codrington/chap09.html

1656-04-10 Colombo pris par Hollandais

1916: Birth of Lee Jung Seob, Korean painter who died on September 6, 1956
http://www.korea.net/NewsFocus/Culture/view?articleId=138949
https://www.google.fr/search?q=lee+jung+seob+artist&biw=1301&bih=641&tbm=isch&source=lnms&sa=X&ei=vqEmVZqqOMfnUsCmhOAM&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

Lee jung seob peinture

1917: Birth of Jagjit Singh Lyallpuri, Indian politician, former general secretary of the Communist Party of India (united), who died on May 27, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagjit_Singh_Lyallpuri#cite_note-h-1
http://www.mainstreamweekly.net/article4452.html

1933: Birth of Rokusuke Ei, Japanese lyricist and author
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rokusuke_Ei

1942: In the Philippines, Bataan Death March begins for defeated US and Filipinos prisonners


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bataan-death-march-begins
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/bataandeathmarch.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BtDeKWfL1c

1945: US troops land on Tsugen Shima, Okinawa
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_okinawa2.html

1946: First election for Japanese Diet and for the first time women can vote

http://www.ndl.go.jp/modern/e/cha5/description05.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_general_election,_1946 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quwEt1oc9gI

1950: Birth of Akiko Wada, Japanese singer and television performer
http://www.japan-zone.com/modern/wada_akiko.shtml

1952: Birth of Narayan Rane, Indian politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narayan_Rane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9ivqcqT9Qg

1959: Akihito, future emperor of Japan, weds Michiko Shoda
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Michiko

1965: After border fighting, Pakistan and India sign a cease-fire

1966: Death of Kawabata Ryushi, Japanese painter, born on June 6, 1885
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawabata_Ryushi
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Kawabata+Ryushi&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=ogODT-ffA8ql0QWVvfz7Bg&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBQQ_AUoAQ&biw=1249&bih=569

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPnFg13trh4

1971: US table tennis team arrives in China marking the first thaw between Beijing and Washington since 1949

 http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-table-tennis-team-visits-communist-china
http://uschina.usc.edu/w_usct/showarticle.aspx?articleID=10957&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3897.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ping_Pong_Diplomacy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1p78BXVIfU

1971: An exile government called the People’s Republic of Bangladesh alias Mujibnagar Government headed by Tajuddin Ahmed is formed. It will take the oath on April 17
http://www.mujibnagar.com/mujibnagar-government/mujibnagar-government
http://weloveourbangladesh.blogspot.fr/2011/04/be-witness-of-historical-moment-of.html

1972: In Vietnam War, for the first time since November 1967, American B-52 bombers reportedly begin bombing North Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/b-52s-begin-bombing-north-vietnam

1973: Pakistan adopts its third constitution, shifting the role of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto from president to prime minister
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&ved=0ahUKEwjO16qqp4LMAhWKlxoKHfDdCFEQFgg3MAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.na.gov.pk%2Fuploads%2Fdocuments%2F1333523681_951.pdf&usg=AFQjCNGQXo5W-WuNkRA-RuxWRLb2T2FH7A&sig2=vQ1EFZkz4JvsZCQyLxa03w

1975: Birth of Terrence Lewis, Indian dancer and chorebgrapher
http://www.terencelewis.com/index.php/terence/about_terence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF9xnwojhmM

1979: President Carter signs the Taiwan Relations Act, which legalizes new U.S. relationship with Taiwan.Under the bill, the U.S. essentially continues to treat Taiwan as an independent nation, sell it arms, lend it money, recognize its passports and grant its diplomats immunity from U.S. law
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan_Relations_Act
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/tra01.htm

1979: Birth of Tsuyoshi Domoto, Japanese artist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsuyoshi_Domoto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07prEAxvPD0

1980: The first Sino-foreign joint ventures in China, « Beijing Air Catering Limited » is approved

1986: Benazir Bhutto returns to Pakistan after an exile in Great-Britain


http://www.siasat.pk/forum/showthread.php?86743-PPP-1986-Benazir-s-Lahore-Return-gathering-which-people-are-comparing-with-Imran-Jalsa
https://www.dawn.com/news/1210249

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8nk5fmPB9s

1986: Birth of  Ayesha Takia, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayesha_Takia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4om0QdFeD8g

1988: The Ojhri Camp disaster kills more than 1,000 people in Rawalpindi and Islamabad as a result of rockets and other munitions expelled by the blast
http://archive.indianexpress.com/Storyold/27939/
http://www.nytimes.com/1988/04/17/world/us-officials-link-pakistan-blast-to-kabul-regime.html
https://afaq.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/what-happened-at-ojhri-camp-in-rawalpindi-in-1988/

1995: Death of Chen Yun, twice VPM of China (1949-75, 79-80), born on June 13, 1905 http://www.nytimes.com/1995/04/12/obituaries/chen-yun-who-slowed-china-s-shift-to-market-dies-at-89.html
http://articles.latimes.com/1995-04-11/news/mn-53456_1_economic-reform

 Chen Yun buste

1995: Death of Morarji Desai, Indian Prime Minister (March 1977 to July 1979), born in February 1904
http://www.nytimes.com/1995/04/11/obituaries/morarji-desai-dies-at-99-defeated-indira-gandhi-to-become-premier-of-india.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-morarji-desai-1615165.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/10-april-1995-morarji-desai-fourth-prime-minister-of-india-died

Moraji Desai

1997 : Death of Toshiro Mayuzumi, Japanese composer, born on February 20; 1929
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006191/bio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0P3UkC3a9Q

2003: The North Korean withdrawal from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, announced on January 10, becomes effective
http://cns.miis.edu/stories/030409.htm

2005: Death of Chen Yifei, Chinese painter, born on April 12, 1946
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/14/arts/design/chen-yifei-59-painter-and-entrepreneur-dies.html?_r=0
 http://www.google.fr/search?q=Tsuyoshi+Domoto&nord=1&tbm=isch&source=lnms&sa=X&ei=MWxFU_jBDoeG0AXtqYGgCg&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=628&dpr=1#nord=1&q=chen+yifei+peinture&tbm=isch

Chen Yifei

2008: In Nepal, people vote in elections that will decide the future of the direction of the country
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7339813.stm

2008: Nineteen people (in fact 25) are reported to have died and more than 800 injured from clashes between security forces and red-shirt demonstrators in different parts of Bangkok
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8612783.stm

2012: Chinese politician Bo Xilai, once a rising star, has been stripped of his elite Communist Party post while his wife is being investigated for the murder of a British national. Bo had been suspended from the party’s powerful 25-member Politburo and from the Central Committee
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/china-leader-ousted-wife-probed-over-britons-murder/article3305006.ece?textsize=small&test=2

2012: The human rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband Dong Jiqin are sentenced to prison for causing « disturbances » and « fraud ». The court has imposed two years and eight months on Ni Yulan, a lawyer with disabilities the result of police beatings, and two years on her husband who helped to vindicate the rights of people who were unfairly dispossessed of land or houses
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Ni-Yulan-and-her-husband-jailed-for-defending-those-who-were-dispossessed-of-homes-24454.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17661224

2013: Japan and Taiwan sign an agreement on fishing rights around the Senkaku Islands
http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/12927/with-japan-fishing-deal-taiwan-scores-a-win-in-east-china-sea-disputes

2015: Pakistan’s parliament urges the government to stay out of the conflict in Yemen, rejecting Saudi demands for Islamabad to join its coalition against Shiite Huthi rebels
http://www.dawn.com/news/1175090/parliament-calls-for-neutrality-in-yemen-conflict

2015: A Pakistani court frees on bail the alleged mastermind of a 2008 assault on India’s financial capital Mumbai that killed 166 people and seriously strained ties between the neighbouring countries

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2015/04/pakistan-frees-alleged-mumbai-attack-mastermind-150410125247944.html
http://www.euronews.com/2015/04/10/mumbai-attack-suspect-released-on-bail/ http://www.dawn.com/news/1175099/lakhvi-a-free-man-for-now

South asian countries inter-relations

10 APRIL 2017

Pakistan risks fallout after army decides to execute Indian ‘spy’

Pakistan will execute an Indian man arrested in the southwestern province of Balochistan last year who officials claim has confessed to being a spy for Indian intelligence, the country’s powerful military
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2086473/pakistan-risks-fallout-after-army-decides-execute-indian-spy
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/khulbhushan-jadhav-pakistan-deathsentence-4607384/
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1379765/pakistan-sentences-indian-spy-kulbushan-yadav-death/

8 APRIL 2017

India and Bangladesh sign 22 pacts

India and Bangladesh today signed 22 pacts in key sectors including defence and civil nuclear but the long-pending Teesta waters sharing agreement remained elusive though Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his government’s commitment for an “early solution”
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/india-bangla-ink-22-pacts-pm-assures-early-solution-on-teesta-1.2008051
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-bangladesh-step-up-cooperation-top-developments/articleshow/58085009.cms
http://www.thestatesman.com/india/pm-modi-sheikh-hasina-launch-india-bangladesh-rail-bus-services-1491641478.htm

30 MARCH 2017

India’s demonetization shock pushes Nepal closer To China

Frustrated by India’s failure to help address the fallout of New Delhi’s rupee demonetization, Nepal is turning to China for economic and security matters
https://fronteranews.com/news/asia/indias-demonetization-shock-pushes-nepal-closer-to-china/

24 MARCH 2017

Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina’s India visit is critical for South Asia

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s forthcoming three-day visit to India (April 07-10), after two postponements, mainly because of the Indian government’s preoccupation with domestic issues, is expected to take the bilateral relations a notch higher
http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/node/2133

21 MARCH 2017

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has bought himself time with election showing but reconciliation with Pakistan still unlikely

A landslide election victory and a more conciliatory army chief may not be enough to push nuclear-armed enemies India and Pakistan toward renewed talks, even as small signs of cooperation over sensitive security issues emerge
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/diplomacy/article/2080135/indian-prime-minister-narendra-modi-has-bought-himself-time

20 MARCH 2017

Pakistan and India discuss their water dispute in Islamabad

Pakistani and Indian experts have opened round-table talks in Islamabad over water disputes between the two nuclear-armed Neighbors
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2017-03/20/content_15588554.html
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/pakistan-india-discuss-water-dispute-in-islamabad-1.1997322
http://nation.com.pk/national/20-Mar-2017/pakistan-india-to-discuss-3-projects-as-water-talks-begin-in-lahore

9 MARCH 2017

Pakistan indefinitely closes border with Afghanistan amid rising tension

Pakistan has indefinitely closed two border crossings with Afghanistan after opening them for two days to let through Afghans with visas, officials said on Thursday
http://zeenews.india.com/asia/pakistan-indefinitely-closes-border-with-afghanistan-amid-rising-tension_1984961.html
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/03/09/pak-afghan-border-closes-for-indefinite-period/

9 FEBRUARY 2017

Chinese development in Indian Ocean raising concern of possible militarisation among major players

Japan, India, Australia and the United States are closely monitoring China’s infrastructure development on the Indian Ocean rim amid increasing concern about the potential for militarisation in the sea lanes which carry much of the world’s oïl.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-09/could-the-indian-ocean-become-south-china-sea/8257204?section=world

16 DECEMBER 2016

The Tangled History of the Afghanistan-India-Pakistan Triangle

Kabul’s foreign policy approach has shifted between favoring India and Pakistan since the partition
http://thediplomat.com/2016/12/the-tangled-history-of-the-afghanistan-india-pakistan-triangle/

4 DECEMBER 2016

Heart of Asia participants slam Pakistan over terrorism

Afghan President Ghani and Indian PM Modi have lashed out at Pakistan for its « lack of cooperation » in the fight against terrorism. Ghani also snubbed Islamabad’s 500-million-dollar aid at the Heart of Asia conference
http://www.dw.com/en/heart-of-asia-participants-slam-pakistan-over-terrorism/a-36633835
http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/28699-14-nations-adopt-heart-of-asia-declaration

28 SEPTEMBER 2016

SAARC summit cancelled following India-Pakistan tensions

The SAARC summit which was to be held in Islamabad in November this year will be cancelled following India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan’s decision to boycott the summit
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/248078509
http://tribune.com.pk/story/1190209/bangladesh-pulls-pakistan-summit-tensions-rise/

22 SEPTEMBER 2016

Pakistan is a terrorist state, carries out war crimes, India tells UN

India on Thursday called Pakistan a “terrorist state” and accused it of carrying out “war crimes” against Indians through its “long-standing policy” of sponsoring terrorism, hours after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif racked up Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly session
http://atimes.com/2016/09/pak-a-terrorist-state-carries-out-war-crimes-india-tells-un/
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/247883721

19 SEPTEMBER 2016

Uri attack a deadly blow to Indo-Pakistan ties

The Uri terror attack that has left 18 Indian soldiers dead deals a lethal blow to the already frayed India-Pakistan ties, with the government coming under intense pressure to give a befitting response to Islamabad
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/uri-attack-a-deadly-blow-to-indo-pakistan-ties-1.1898853

25 JUNE 2016

Pakistan and India move closer to SCO

The six-member Shanghai Cooperation Organization approved memorandums on Friday to pave the way for India and Pakistan to join the organization
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-06/25/content_15454167.html

15 JUNE 2016

Pakistan and Afghanistan formally agree over ceasefire at Torkham

The border authorities of Pakistan and Afghanistan on Wednesday formally agreed over ceasefire at Torkham and waved white flags on both sides of the border
http://www.dawn.com/news/1265011/pak-afghan-forces-agree-on-ceasefire-at-torkham-border-wave-white-flags
http://nation.com.pk/national/15-Jun-2016/new-ceasefire-enforced-at-torkham-border

14 JUNE 2016

Pakistan, Afghanistan increase troops ar Khyber Pass border after clash

A Pakistani army officer died on Tuesday after being shot by Afghan forces in a border clash, Pakistan’s military said, a development likely to ratchet up tension between the neighbours who sources said were beefing up troop numbers on either side
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/pakistan-afghanistan-increase-troops-at-khyber-pass-border-after-clash-1.1846138
http://www.voanews.com/content/afghanistan-pakistan-border-tensions/3375279.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/06/afghan-soldier-killed-border-clash-pakistan-160613075159320.html

6 JUNE 2015

India and Bangladesh sign historic territory swap deal

Bangladesh and India have sealed a historic land pact to swap territories, which will finally allow tens of thousands of people living in border enclaves to choose their nationality after decades of stateless limbo.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33033342
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/06/india-bangladesh-seal-land-swap-deal-150606012711866.html
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/india-bangladesh-seal-historic-land-boundary-agreement/

2 JANUARY 2015

India Blocks China’s Attempt to Take Over South Asian Group

At the group’s 18th summit, held in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, Beijing allies Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka pushed for China’s upgrading from observer status to full membership. India sought to defeat the initiative because SAARC, as the organization is known, operates on consensus and New Delhi feared that China would block its initiatives in the future.
http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/gordon-g-chang/india-blocks-china%E2%80%99s-attempt-take-over-south-asian-group

27 NOVEMBER 2014

South Asia summit ends with little progress

South Asian leaders signed an agreement to improve cross-border energy trade in the power-starved region on Thursday (Nov 27), as a summit overshadowed by India and Pakistan’s rivalry ended with little progress towards regional integration
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/south-asia-summit-ends-little-progress
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/11/disappointing-saarc-summit-2014112885157300755.html
http://tribune.com.pk/story/798067/pakistan-under-pressure-to-save-trade-agenda-at-south-asia-summit/

11 NOVEMBER 2014

 Saarc nations to ink 3 vital agreements

 In a major step towards greater regional integration in three decades of the Saarc, the South Asian nations are set to sign three framework agreements in Kathmandu for establishing rail, road and electricity connectivity
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Saarc-nations-to-ink-3-vital-agreements-67345.html

17 OCTOBER 2014

The SAARC: A Bloc Whose Time Has Come

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation is more relevant than ever before. Time to give it more power.
http://thediplomat.com/2014/10/the-saarc-a-bloc-whose-time-has-come/

17 SEPTEMBER 2014

SAARC meet proposes visa exemption for 50 eminent people by country

SAARC immigration officials here Wednesday proposed to exempt from visa requirement 50 eminent people listed by the grouping under 24 categories to enable their hassle-free travel in member countries, an official said.
http://www.sify.com/news/saarc-meet-proposes-visa-exemption-for-50-eminent-people-news-international-ojsaanebjfjdh.html

12 NOVEMBER 2011

China for ‘Saarc Plus One’ summit

China, continuing its relentless push for a larger footprint in India’s backyard, quietly approached some South Asian nations for an annual summit modelled loosely as a « Saarc Plus One » fixture, diplomatic sources said yesterday.
« China wants an annual summit with our eight members on the lines of its Asean Plus One arrangement, » a senior diplomat from one of Saarc’s smaller states told The Straits Times. « It is a move that annoys India, and most of us are just sitting quiet because we do not want to upset New
Delhi. »
http://www.thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=20981311 NOVEMBER 2011

Focus on climate, food security

17th Saarc Summit ends in Maldives with 20-point Addu Declaration; South Asian leaders also agree to forge effective cooperation for
full implementation of Safta, better connectivity and steps towards Saarc Market
for Electricity
http://www.thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=209811

Indian economy

10 APRIL 2017

Australia says ready to supply uranium to India

Australia said Monday that it was ready to export uranium to India, nearly three years after the two countries signed an export deal for peaceful power generation
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2017-04/10/content_15598485.html
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170411_02/
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-10/new-trade-deal-with-india-could-be-years-away-turnbull/8432130?section=world

7 MARCH 2017

India’s Asian integration strategy

The Indian economy is experiencing rapid growth of between 7 and 8 per cent a year. To sustain that growth rate and for India to achieve its development potential, it must open up its economy and have a strong export sector. It may not be easy, but given the global trade slowdown and the paralysis of multilateral trade negotiations, India’s best bet is to seize those opportunities for integration closest to home
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/03/07/indias-asian-integration-strategy/

15 FEBRUARY 2017

India puts record 104 satellites into orbit

India successfully put a record 104 satellites from a single rocket into orbit on Wednesday in the latest triumph for its famously frugal space programme
http://www.atimes.com/article/india-puts-record-104-satellites-orbit/
http://www.dw.com/en/india-breaks-world-record-with-simultaneous-launch-of-104-satellites/a-37555439

22 DECEMBER 2016

Outshining a former colonial master: India’s economy to surpass Britain’s

India will soon overtake Britain to become world’s fifth largest economy, a « Forbes » magazine report has said. Economist Rajiv Biswas talks to DW about the impending milestone and the overall state of India’s economy
http://www.dw.com/en/outshining-a-former-colonial-master-indias-economy-to-surpass-britains/a-36863072

13 NOVEMBER 2016

Modi’s key aide blames poor planning for India’s currency crisis

A member of parliament and one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s top aides has blamed poor planning and execution by the government for the banknote crisis that has engulfed India, with tens of thousands of people queueing up outside banks and empty ATMs following New Delhi’s decision to replace large-denomination notes with new ones
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2045567/modis-key-aide-blames-poor-planning-indias-currency-crisis

11 NOVEMBER 2016

India, Japan sign ‘historic’ civil nuclear agreement

Japan and India signed a civilian nuclear cooperation pact on Friday, paving the way for Japan to export nuclear power equipment and technology to the fast-growing South Asian country in a deal with a non-member of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-japan-shreds-its-reservation-signs-landmark-civil-nuclear-deal-with-india-2272481
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20161111_36/
http://www.dw.com/en/india-and-japan-sign-nuclear-deal-a-risky-business/a-36341141

8 OCTOBER 2016

India takes the lead in BRICS

In recent years, India has been the brightest spot in the grouping and is currently one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Chairing the BRICS summit provides India with a good opportunity to drive its own agenda of increasing investment in its priority projects, especially in the infrastructure sector, and discussing trade barriers
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/10/08/indias-takes-the-lead-of-brics/

2 OCTOBER 2016

India ratifies historic Paris climate change pact, but can it reduce CO2 emissions ?

India, the world’s third biggest carbon emitter, ratified the Paris agreement on climate change on Sunday (Oct 2) on the birthday of the country’s famously ascetic independence leader Mahatma Gandhi
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/india-ratifies-historic-paris-climate-change-pact/3174590.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2024481/india-ratifies-historic-paris-climate-change-pact
http://www.dw.com/en/india-to-ratify-climate-pact-but-can-it-reduce-co2-emissions/a-35932988

22 SEPTEMBER 2016

India eyes strategic energy assets overseas

Seeking to enhance its strategic presence and secure energy sources, India is making major investments in the hydrocarbon sector abroad, with the latest being its acquisition of a substantial stake in a key Russian oil field
http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Trends/India-eyes-strategic-energy-assets-overseas

31 AUGUST 2016

Growth in India fails to meet expectations

India’s economic growth rate was up in the April-June quarter, but failed to meet expectations of the private sector. The Indian government announced on Wednesday that gross domestic product for the quarter expanded 7.1 percent from the figure for the same period of last year
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160901_02/

23 JUIN 2016

Demystifying Indian growth

According to current IMF projections, India is now the fastest growing major economy in the world. In 2016, it is expected to grow over a full percentage point faster than China. This is a remarkable turnaround by any standard and especially impressive against the backdrop of a stagnant global economy
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/06/23/demystifying-indian-growth/

21 JUNE 2016

India unveils sweeping investment reforms

India has announced a broad relaxation of foreign direct investment (FDI) rules in a number of key sectors, including aviation and defense. The move is part of an effort to open up the country’s economy
http://www.dw.com/en/india-unveils-sweeping-investment-reforms/a-19343616

2 MAY 2016

Thomas Piketty: ‘Indian inequality still hidden’

French economist Thomas Piketty says there is still a « huge » gap in data about income tax in India
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-36186116

26 MARCH 2016

India must waste no time Acting East

India is undoubtedly looking global. As it transitions to a leading regional power alongside China, it should make better use of its growing ties in the Asia Pacific to strengthen economic linkages. As the Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh said recently, India not only has to act east, it must also act fast.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/03/26/india-must-waste-no-time-acting-east/

14 FEBRUARY 2016

Modi’s magic: Is India’s economic miracle a mirage?

Narendra Modi, who will celebrate his second anniversary as prime minister in May, has been responsible for much of the recent buzz around India’s economy. He has spent huge amounts of political capital trying to push common sense economic reforms through parliament
http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/14/news/economy/india-modi-investment-manufacturing/index.html

8 FEBRUARY 2016

Will India’s economy live up to expectations?

Unlike other emerging economies, strong investor sentiment and the meltdown in crude oil prices bolstered India’s growth in the last financial year. Though the projected growth rate for 2016 shows a slight decline of 0.1 per cent, the World Bank predicts that India will grow by a robust 7.8 per cent this year and by 7.9 per cent in the next two years. This means India is shaping up to outpace China in the next three years.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/02/06/will-indias-economy-live-up-to-expectations/#more-49442

India outpaces China in 2015 economic growth

India’s economy grew at an average rate of 7.5% in 2015, faster than the 6.9% growth in China, official figures show.
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35519671

4 FEBRUARY 2016

India ratifies pact on nuclear compensation

Five years after signing the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC), India ratified the convention on Thursday, the IAEA’s Office of Public Information and Communication reported from Vienna.
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-ratifies-pact-on-nuclear-compensation/article8194893.ece?w=alauto
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/india-ratifies-nuclear-li/2489682.html

26 JANUARY 2016

Here are 19 deals signed between India-France during President Francois Hollande’s visit

France has announced an investment of $10 billion (Rs 67,540 crore) in India over the next five years, which will largely cater to the industrial sector in the country. Here are all of the deals that came out of the French President’s visit to India.
http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-here-are-19-republic-day-deals-between-india-france-2170403

3 JANUARY 2016

 India will continue attracting foreign funds over the long term: Experts

Hopes of more reforms, coupled with lower commodity prices and rising consumer confidence, are expected to aid key Indian indices in 2016 to pare their losses in the year gone by
http://www.beijingbulletin.com/index.php/sid/239919423

12 DECEMBER 2015

India, Japan sign agreements on nuclear energy, bullet train

India on Saturday signed landmark agreements on civil nuclear energy and bullet train technology with Japan, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi described visit of his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe « truly historic »
http://www.sify.com/news/india-japan-sign-agreements-on-nuclear-energy-bullet-train-news-national-pmmpElbjdfjid.html
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20151212_15.html

1 NOVEMBER 2015

India’s rising power in Africa

In an attempt to boost trade and investment opportunities abroad, India has welcomed heads of state, policymakers, and businessmen from every country in Africa, marking the largest ever India-Africa summit
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/countingthecost/2015/10/india-rising-power-africa-151031083435780.html

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 10 April in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 10 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 10, 2017

1656: Dutch fleet occupies Colombo, Ceylon
http://lakdiva.org/codrington/chap09.html

1656-04-10 Colombo pris par Hollandais

1942: In the Philippines, Bataan Death March begins for defeated US and Filipinos prisonners

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bataan-death-march-begins
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/bataandeathmarch.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BtDeKWfL1c

1945: US troops land on Tsugen Shima, Okinawa
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_okinawa2.html

1965: After border fighting, Pakistan and India sign a cease-fire

1971: US table tennis team arrives in China marking the first thaw between Beijing and Washington since 1949

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-table-tennis-team-visits-communist-china
http://uschina.usc.edu/w_usct/showarticle.aspx?articleID=10957&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3897.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ping_Pong_Diplomacy

1972: In Vietnam War, for the first time since November 1967, American B-52 bombers reportedly begin bombing North Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/b-52s-begin-bombing-north-vietnam

2003: The North Korean withdrawal from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, announced on January 10, becomes effective
http://cns.miis.edu/stories/030409.htm

 

On 10 April in South Asian history

ON 10 APRIL IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 10, 2017

1407: The lama Deshin Shekpa visits the Ming Dynasty capital at Nanjing. He is awarded with the title Great Treasure Prince of Dharma
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deshin_Shekpa

1656: Dutch fleet occupies Colombo, Ceylon
http://lakdiva.org/codrington/chap09.html

1656-04-10 Colombo pris par Hollandais

1917: Birth of Jagjit Singh Lyallpuri, Indian politician, former general secretary of the Communist Party of India (united), who died on May 27, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagjit_Singh_Lyallpuri#cite_note-h-1
http://www.mainstreamweekly.net/article4452.html

1952: Birth of Narayan Rane, Indian politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narayan_Rane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9ivqcqT9Qg

1965: After border fighting, Pakistan and India sign a cease-fire

1971: An exile government called the People’s Republic of Bangladesh alias Mujibnagar Government headed by Tajuddin Ahmed is formed. It will take the oath on April 17
http://www.mujibnagar.com/mujibnagar-government/mujibnagar-government
http://weloveourbangladesh.blogspot.fr/2011/04/be-witness-of-historical-moment-of.html

1973: Pakistan adopts its third constitution, shifting the role of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto from president to prime minister
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&ved=0ahUKEwjO16qqp4LMAhWKlxoKHfDdCFEQFgg3MAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.na.gov.pk%2Fuploads%2Fdocuments%2F1333523681_951.pdf&usg=AFQjCNGQXo5W-WuNkRA-RuxWRLb2T2FH7A&sig2=vQ1EFZkz4JvsZCQyLxa03w

1975: Birth of Terrence Lewis, Indian dancer and choreographer http://www.terencelewis.com/index.php/terence/about_terence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF9xnwojhmM

1986: Benazir Bhutto returns to Pakistan after an exile in Great-Britain

http://www.siasat.pk/forum/showthread.php?86743-PPP-1986-Benazir-s-Lahore-Return-gathering-which-people-are-comparing-with-Imran-Jalsa
https://www.dawn.com/news/1210249

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8nk5fmPB9s

1986: Birth of  Ayesha Takia, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayesha_Takia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4om0QdFeD8g

1988: The Ojhri Camp disaster;kill more than 1,000 people in Rawalpindi and Islamabad as a result of rockets and other munitions expelled by the blast
http://archive.indianexpress.com/Storyold/27939/
http://www.nytimes.com/1988/04/17/world/us-officials-link-pakistan-blast-to-kabul-regime.html
https://afaq.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/what-happened-at-ojhri-camp-in-rawalpindi-in-1988/

1995: Death of Morarji Desai, Indian Prime Minister (March 1977 to July 1979), born in February 1904
http://www.nytimes.com/1995/04/11/obituaries/morarji-desai-dies-at-99-defeated-indira-gandhi-to-become-premier-of-india.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-morarji-desai-1615165.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/10-april-1995-morarji-desai-fourth-prime-minister-of-india-died

Moraji Desai

2008: In Nepal, people vote in elections that will decide the future of the direction of the country
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7339813.stm

2015: Pakistan’s parliament urges the government to stay out of the conflict in Yemen, rejecting Saudi demands for Islamabad to join its coalition against Shiite Huthi rebels
http://www.dawn.com/news/1175090/parliament-calls-for-neutrality-in-yemen-conflict

2015: A Pakistani court frees on bail the alleged mastermind of a 2008 assault on India’s financial capital Mumbai that killed 166 people and seriously strained ties between the neighbouring countries

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2015/04/pakistan-frees-alleged-mumbai-attack-mastermind-150410125247944.html
http://www.euronews.com/2015/04/10/mumbai-attack-suspect-released-on-bail/ http://www.dawn.com/news/1175099/lakhvi-a-free-man-for-now

 

On 10 April in Southeast Asian history

ON 10 APRIL IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 10, 2017

1815: The Mount Tambora volcano, in Indonesia, begins a three-month-long eruption, lasting until July 15. The eruption ultimately kills 71,000 people and affects Earth’s climate for the next two years. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1815_eruption_of_Mount_Tambora
http://history1800s.about.com/od/crimesanddisasters/a/Eruption-Of-Mount-Tambora.htm

1942: In the Philippines, Bataan Death March begins for defeated US and Filipinos prisonners

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bataan-death-march-begins
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/bataandeathmarch.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BtDeKWfL1c

1972: In Vietnam War, for the first time since November 1967, American B-52 bombers reportedly begin bombing North Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/b-52s-begin-bombing-north-vietnam

2008: Nineteen people (in fact 25) are reported to have died and more than 800 injured from clashes between security forces and red-shirt demonstrators in different parts of Bangkok
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8612783.stm

 

On 10 April in Japan’s history

1946-04-10 1er vote femmes

ON 10 APRIL IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on April 10, 2017

1933: Birth of Rokusuke Ei, Japanese lyricist and author
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rokusuke_Ei

1942: In the Philippines, Bataan Death March begins for defeated US and Filipinos prisonners
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bataan-death-march-begins
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/bataandeathmarch.htm
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/macarthur/sfeature/bataan_capture.html

1945: US troops land on Tsugen Shima, Okinawa
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_okinawa2.html

1946: First election for Japanese Diet and for the first time women can vote

1946-04-10 1er vote femmeshttp://www.ndl.go.jp/modern/e/cha5/description05.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_general_election,_1946

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quwEt1oc9gI   
1950: Birth of Akiko Wada, Japanese singer and television performer
http://www.japan-zone.com/modern/wada_akiko.shtml
http://video.yandex.ru/users/sereginsasha/view/170/

1959: Akihito, future emperor of Japan, weds Michiko Shoda
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Michiko

1966: Death of Kawabata Ryushi, Japanese painter, born on June 6, 1885
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawabata_Ryushi
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Kawabata+Ryushi&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=ogODT-ffA8ql0QWVvfz7Bg&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBQQ_AUoAQ&biw=1249&bih=569

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPnFg13trh4

1979: Birth of Tsuyoshi Domoto, Japanese artist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsuyoshi_Domoto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07prEAxvPD0

1997 : Death of Toshiro Mayuzumi, Japanese composer, born on February 20; 1929
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006191/bio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0P3UkC3a9Q

2013: Japan and Taiwan sign an agreement on fishing rights around the Senkaku Islands
http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/12927/with-japan-fishing-deal-taiwan-scores-a-win-in-east-china-sea-disputes

 

On 10 April in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 10 APRIL IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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1407: The lama Deshin Shekpa visits the Ming Dynasty capital at Nanjing. He is awarded with the title Great Treasure Prince of Dharma
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deshin_Shekpa

1971: US table tennis team arrives in China marking the first thaw between Beijing and Washington since 1949


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-table-tennis-team-visits-communist-china
http://uschina.usc.edu/w_usct/showarticle.aspx?articleID=10957&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3897.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ping_Pong_Diplomacy

1979: President Carter signs the Taiwan Relations Act, which legalizes new U.S. relationship with Taiwan.Under the bill, the U.S. essentially continues to treat Taiwan as an independent nation, sell it arms, lend it money, recognize its passports and grant its diplomats immunity from U.S. law
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan_Relations_Act
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/tra01.htm

1980: The first Sino-foreign joint ventures in China, « Beijing Air Catering Limited » is approved

1995: Death of Chen Yun, twice VPM of China (1949-75, 79-80), born on June 13, 1905 http://www.nytimes.com/1995/04/12/obituaries/chen-yun-who-slowed-china-s-shift-to-market-dies-at-89.html
http://articles.latimes.com/1995-04-11/news/mn-53456_1_economic-reform

 Chen Yun buste

2005: Death of Chen Yifei, Chinese painter, born on April 12, 1946
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/14/arts/design/chen-yifei-59-painter-and-entrepreneur-dies.html?_r=0
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Tsuyoshi+Domoto&nord=1&tbm=isch&source=lnms&sa=X&ei=MWxFU_jBDoeG0AXtqYGgCg&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=628&dpr=1#nord=1&q=chen+yifei+peinture&tbm=isch

Chen Yifei

2012: Chinese politician Bo Xilai, once a rising star, has been stripped of his elite Communist Party post while his wife is being investigated for the murder of a British national. Bo had been suspended from the party’s powerful 25-member Politburo and from the Central Committee
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/china-leader-ousted-wife-probed-over-britons-murder/article3305006.ece?textsize=small&test=2

2013: Japan and Taiwan sign an agreement on fishing rights around the Senkaku Islands
http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/12927/with-japan-fishing-deal-taiwan-scores-a-win-in-east-china-sea-disputes