Bay of Bengal matters

The discussion was held on role of Bangladesh in Bay of Bengal in post-COVID world. It was the first of a fo..

Sep 16,2020

Use of land for aquaculture, mining increased threefold since 2005 in Bangladesh: Study

IUCN and Asian Confluence co-hosted the webinar on “Food Security and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Meghna ..

Sep 12,2020

IUCN and Asian Confluence discuss “Food Security and Disaster Risk Reduction” in Barak-Meghna River Basin

IUCN and Asian Confluence co-hosted the webinar on “Food Security and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Meghna ..

Sep 12,2020

Remarks by Foreign Secretary on the “Impact of Neighbourhood First and Act East Policies on the North East”

Foreign Secretary discussed the impact of GOI policies in North East and importance of the region in building..

Sep 12,2020

Strong, stable Northeast key to building self-reliant India: FS Shringla

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla highlighted that the government is working to improve the infrastruct..

Sep 12,2020

Connectivity projects, border haats can transform Indo-Myanmar partnership

The ongoing connectivity projects between India and Myanmar and border haats can be gamechanger for sub-region..

Sep 05,2020

Asian confluence conversation series; NE urged to make optimum use of natural resources

The conversation was held on the broader theme of 'India's North East: Development, Challenges and S..

Sep 05,2020

India’s North East: Development Challenges and Strategies in the post COVID-19 Era

India’s North East: Development Challenges and Strategies in the post COVID-19 Era..

Sep 05,2020

Northeast can be a big provider of clean energy to the rest of the country

In his address Dr. Kumar said that the bill, which would facilitate the formation of the North East Water Mana..

Sep 05,2020

Bill On Better Use Of NE Water Resources To Be Tabled In Parliament

In the seminar on "India’s North East: Development Challenges and Strategies in the post COVID-19 Era&q..

Sep 12,2020

Asian Confluence Conservation Series, NE urged to make optimum use of natural resources

The conversation was held on the broader theme of 'India's North East: Development, Challenges and S..

Sep 05,2020

Water diplomacy can help bolster regional cooperation: Webinar

'Water diplomacy is not only water-centric; it entails how actors define meaning of water'..

Aug 08,2020

India, Indonesia maritime links to uphold rules-based architecture in Indo-Pacific

The link between Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Indonesia's Ache Province.....

Aug 08,2020

Rivers part of India-Bangladesh ‘common heritage’

State minister for foreign affairs Md Shahriar Alam has said that rivers are part of the India-Bangladesh “c..

Aug 08,2020

Landmark movement of goods between Bengal to north-east India via Bangladesh flagged off

This will greatly benefit India’s north eastern states by cutting transportation time and cost through land ..

Jul 20,2020

India sees regional prosperity in water transit

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das has said the agreement on the use of Mongla and Chitta..

Aug 10,2020

'India-B'desh inland waterways link will boost economy, livelihoods" Says Riva Ganguly Das

'India-B'desh inland waterways link will boost economy, livelihoods"..

Aug 10,2020

Inland waterways cost-effective multi-modal initiative to connect India and Bangladesh

Inland Waterways Development can not only become a vital.....

Aug 10,2020

Bangladesh-India inland waterways can become vital, cost-effective connectivity: experts

Inland waterways development between Bangladesh and India can become a vital and cost effective way of multimo..

Aug 10,2020

Rivers part of our common heritage: Shahriar

State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam on Wednesday said rivers are part of their common heritage ..

Aug 10,2020

'China needs watching like a hawk': Here's how experts greeted the announcement of India-China de-escalation

India has come a long way since 1962. Experts greeted the announcement of India-China de-escalation with a gam..

Jul 07,2020

Quad, China and the Indo-Pacific churn

The COVID-19 catastrophe has triggered a change in many areas and geopolitics is no exception. Whether the cha..

Jun 19,2020

In LAC clash with China, expect no overt ASEAN support for India

As India and China lock horns in the high Himalayas.....

Jun 19,2020

How India can end Chinese transgressions: Take conflict to a place Beijing is worried about

India can't deter China from using Himalayan skirmishes unless it goes on the offensive elsewhere. New De..

May 26,2020

Pragmatic for Modi govt to stagger tourism revival plan from immediate survival to recovery

Informal sector predominates travel and tourism industry. Globally, as in India, about 80 per cent of the indu..

May 18,2020

Experts for Bangladesh-India bilateral cooperation in agriculture

Speakers at a webinar discussion here underscored the need for bilateral cooperation in agriculture between In..

May 12,2020

Bilateral cooperation between Bangladesh, India in agriculture stressed

Experts and economists on Monday stressed the need for bilateral cooperation in agriculture between Bangladesh..

May 12,2020

Collaboration with Indian states can benefit farmers of both countries, increase regional trade and boost export earnings, said the experts

Collaboration with Indian states can benefit farmers of both countries, increase regional trade and boost expo..

Aug 10,2020

View: Travel, tour after stepping out again

Globally, including in India, almost 80% of the travel and tourism industry is composed of small and medium en..

May 02,2020

Preparing for SAARC 2.0

India has shown diplomatic resilience and leadership by forging unity in the neighbourhood in the war against ..

Apr 10,2020

AIIB approves $404mn loan to improve Bangladesh cross-border connectivity

AIIB approves $404mn loan to improve Bangladesh cross-border connectivity..

Apr 07,2020


South Asia’s speedy economic development depends on the level of integration between countries in the region..

Mar 11,2020

View: India should have friendly, sensitive foreign policy for Bhutan

Indian tourists will be required to arrange their travel through a Bhutanese ground handler who will process e..

Jan 27,2020

New motor vehicles act made stricter to make people respect rules: Nitin Gadkari

During the programme, Gadkari also spoke on various aspects of his life, his childhood, family, politics, his ..

Sep 09,2019

Amazon fires: Solutions lie beyond nationalist politics, a new green vision must be global in scope

Even before these fires started, the Amazon was already in the process of being murdered. Now the Amazon rainf..

Aug 29,2019

Something Is Very Wrong on the Mekong River

This year’s drought is just a preview of more dire problems to come if government don’t change course...

Aug 27,2019

Japan in India’s North East

India and Japan have emerged close strategic partners, particularly in the current decade. They are cooperatin..

Aug 23,2019

Cadre of community professionals to help implement Meghalaya’s water policy

World’s wettest place, Meghalaya aims to create a cadre of professionals by mobilising communities across it..

Aug 12,2019

IIT Guwahati organises workshop on water and linked livelihoods

IIT Guwahati in collaboration with Asian Confluence organized a Consultation cum Dissemination workshop on �..

Aug 11,2019

IIT Guwahati in collaboration with Asian Confluence organizes Consultation cum Dissemination workshop on “Acting East: Water and linked Livelihoods- Learning from the Mekong Region”

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati in collaboration with Asian Confluence hosted a half-day consultation ..

Aug 11,2019

Thrust on removing NTBs, improving connectivity

Speakers at a workshop on Wednesday called for removing non-tariff barriers (NTBs), improving customs faciliti..

Aug 06,2019

Effort to ‘equip’ Arunachal with best practices on water linked tourism, livelihood from foreign shores

A dissemination cum consultation workshop titled ‘Opportunities in Water, Tourism, Energy and Linked Livelih..

Aug 12,2019

Tangible collaborations for sustainable tourism in state advocated

A consultation workshop held at the State Food Craft Institute here on Thursday ended with a call for tangible..

Aug 12,2019

Meghalaya Agricultural Policy: Need for ground assessment

Meghalaya is yet to have a policy on agriculture...

Jul 16,2019

"Airline based in NE can solve connectivity problem" - The Shillong Times

Gautam Mukhopadhyay, former Ambassador of India to Myanmar stressed the need for an airline based in the North..

Aug 12,2019

Asian Confluence in NEWS : Aajkaal

The outcome of the discussion on the best practices held at Mekong Basin and the take away learning by the sta..

Jul 04,2019

G20 summit: India holds first trilateral meeting with US and Japan, Modi names partnership ‘JAI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday participated in the first trilateral meeting with his Japanese counterp..

Jun 28,2019

Water supply in 3 key river basin dips

The study released by the government on Wednesday was by CWC in collaboration with ISRO’s National Remote Se..

Jun 29,2019

Centre plans to add 500 GW of renewable energy to its electricity grid by 2030

26 June 2019 Current Affairs: The Centre plans to add 500 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy to its electricit..

Jun 28,2019

Narendra Modi's Rs 5.57 lakh crore river-linking schemes set to take off as India battles floods

Daudhan: After years of foot-dragging India will begin work in around a month on an $87 billion scheme to conn..

Jun 25,2019

Workshop titled Opportunities in Water, Tourism and Linked Livelihoods in Tripura held

A Dissemination cum Consultation workshop titled “Opportunities in Water, Tourism and Linked Livelihoods in ..

Jun 21,2019

Ministry of Tourism asks Meghalaya tour operators to get accreditation certificate

SHILLONG, June 15: Not a single tour operator from Meghalaya has approached the Ministry of Tourism for certif..

Jun 17,2019

China-led AIIB may pip US-dictated ADB as top infra financier

China-led Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) may soon dominate the space of 'development projects..

Aug 12,2019

Centre to give fillip to trade, connectivity with Bangladesh, Myanmar; lines up new initiatives

Final touches being given to bus service to Myanmar, Ro-Ro service to Bangladesh..

Jun 13,2019

Japan to invest Rs 13,000 cr in Northeast

The Government of Japan has decided to invest an amount of 205.784 billion Yen, equivalent to approximately Rs..

Jun 13,2019

NESAC conducted Research Collaborators’ Meeting; Benefit Sharing Strategy for the Meghna Basin for Bangladesh & India.

NESAC conducted Research Collaborators’ Meeting; Benefit Sharing Strategy for the Meghna Basin for Banglades..

Jun 15,2019

Connectivity is No Panacea for an Unprepared Northeast India

North- East India could be a new hope for the means of connectivity across bordering countries like Myanmar...

Aug 13,2019

Connectivity is No Panacea for an Unprepared Northeast India

Pratim Bose's paper on the North East economy..

Aug 21,2019

Will incentivise cooperation in the neighbourhood

Requirement for global rebalancing..

Jun 12,2019

Innovation Nation: Why Canada should engage the Indo-Pacific as it pushes its innovation agenda

As a country bordering three of the world’s five major oceans, Canada naturally adopts a global outlook in i..

Apr 11,2019

An ASEAN trio in transition

Philippines, Cambodia and Lao PDR face a range of development challenges at home even as they respond dynamica..

Apr 03,2019

The Brahmaputra as a new model of democracy and development

A river is a rite of passage, a flow of narrative few men understand. It connects past and present, upstream a..

Apr 03,2019

Bangladesh steps up public diplomacy with Meghalaya

The Bangladesh government opened a new mission in Guwahati in March 2017 with consular jurisdiction over Megha..

Aug 12,2019

Fourth edition of Young Scholars’ Forum stresses on connectivity-driven policy

To promote regional cooperation on shared waterways in Eastern South Asia extending up to the Indo-Pacific reg..

Mar 25,2019

New collaboration with Asian Confluence

ICE WaRM is looking forward to collaborating on future projects with India based organisation, Asian Confluenc..

Feb 02,2019

India's International Cherry Blossom Festival 2018

Ambassador Hiramatsu visits Meghalaya: Addresses at “India International Cherry Blossom Festival 2018” and..

Nov 21,2018

Mekong and Brahmaputra-Meghna Basins

On 5 October, 20 representatives from civil society, government, and the academic sector, representing seven c..

Nov 21,2018

US Expert Talks On Sustainable Tourism In State

Tourism destinations across the globe are facing problems of overcrowding and degradation of resources making ..

Sep 27,2018

AIDIA and Asian Confluence Singed MoU during Shillong Dialogue

The Asian Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs (AIDIA) and Asia Confluence signed the Memorandum o..

Aug 29,2018

Boosting BIMSTEC’s visibility

The 21-year-old regional organisation, which will hold its fourth summit on August 30-31, was formed because o..

Aug 24,2018

Shangri-La Cosplay Festival Held In Shillong

Asian confluence and NEOtakus organised a two-day Shangri-La Cosplay festival on the premises of Asian Conflue..

Sep 05,2018

‘Improved connectivity with neighbouring countries vital’: Meghalaya CM Conrad K Sangma

A two-day seminar ‘Shillong Dialogue’ India and Sub Himalayan Eastern Neighbours: Shared Borders, Shared O..

Sep 06,2018

CM Calls For Improved Ties With Neighbours

SHILLONG: Most of the northeastern states share borders with the neighbouring countries and there is a huge op..

Aug 17,2018

Experts discuss opportunities across border

A group of eminent persons from the eastern and northeastern parts of the country, as well as four neighbourin..

Sep 05,2018

Stronger NE must for better Act East: Conrad: Shillong

North East chief ministers should speak with one voice on important issues of the region, Chief Minister Conra..

Jun 05,2018

Book on Myanmar discussed at Asian Confluence Center

Former Indian Ambassador to Myanmar and author of the newly released book “India Myanmar Relations: Changing..

Sep 05,2018

The India-Myanmar Third Space Relations

Asian Confluence hosted a round table discussion and interaction on “India-Myanmar Third Space Relations”...

Jul 02,2018

Asian Confluence hosts programme on India-Myanmar relation

The Asian Confluence hosted “The India-Myanmar Third Space Relations”, here on Saturday. Indian Ambassador..

Sep 05,2018

Policies Cannot Be Driven By Greed: CM

As policy makers, we have made policies driven by greed, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said while addressing the..

Sep 05,2018

Will river transport drive water cooperation in South Asia?

It is rare that a jaded water expert feels elated after a river conference: very often the same hackneyed thou..

Sep 06,2018

TBI Blogs: A Look at How Shillong’s Nadi Festival Used River Systems to Mediate Policy Between 5 Countries

nitiated by the Asian Confluence, the Nadi Festival witnessed the participation of 5 countries with common riv..

Sep 06,2018

NADI 2016: Connecting With India's Northeast

Rivers and cultural links can tie India’s northeast to the rest of the country and the region as a whole...

Sep 06,2018

NADI 2016-connecting people with rivers

The two day NADI festival-2016 organised by the Asian Confluence, India, East Asia Centre, Shillong, in collab..

Sep 05,2018

‘Nadi Festival’ enunciates key policy dialogues on riverine connectivity

: Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister of Bangladesh Rashed Khan Menon has stressed on the need to introduce di..

Sep 05,2018

River As Critical Linkages

THE two-day Nadi Festival is underway in Shillong. The conference looks at rivers as important linkages betwee..

Sep 05,2018

NADI Festival 2016 begins in Shillong

The two-day Asian Confluence River Festival - NADI 2016, the first of its kind in the region, began at the Sta..

Sep 06,2018

Asian Confluence River Festival–NADI 2016 in Shillong on July 15-16

In celebration of the “spirit of commonality” and exploring the creative use of riverine between Northeast..

Sep 06,2018

Dalai Lama’s 81st Birthday Celebrated In City

The 81st birthday of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama was celebrated at the Aurobindo Institute of Indi..

Sep 05,2018

Northeast India, neighbouring countries to take part in river festival ‘NADI 2016’

The focus of the 'NADI 2016' is to celebrate the spirit of commonality between the Northeastern stat..

Sep 06,2018

Asian Confluence to organize 2016 NADI River Festival

The state government in collaboration with Asian Confluence will organize the 2016 NADI River Festival in the ..

Sep 06,2018

Visit Of Bhutanese Delegation

A 35 member delegation from Bhutan led by their MP and a senior civil servant attached to the King of Bhutan a..

Sep 05,2018

State, Bhutan Policy Makers Engage In Interactive Session

Meghalaya and Bhutan policy makers held an interactive session on Saturday stressing on the need to adopt “H..

Sep 05,2018

‘Photowalk’ At Umiam

In connection with the upcoming Indo-Bangla River Festival titled NADI 2016, a “photowalk” was conducted b..

Sep 05,2018

Asian confluence to host Indo-Bangla River Festival

Asian Confluence – A Third Space Initiative in celebrating the spirit of unity and livelihood of people divi..

Sep 05,2018

Asian Confluences launches ‘Agartala Doctrine’

The “Agartala Doctrine,” a compilation of essays on India’s engagement with South East Asia and North Ea..

Sep 05,2018

Theatre Artists From B’desh, Meghalaya Interact

An interaction between theatre artists from Meghalaya and Bangladesh was hosted at the auditorium of the Asian..

Sep 05,2018

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to visit city on Dec 14,15

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living will visit Shillong for the second time at the invitation o..

Sep 05,2018

World Peace Day Finds Expression In Art, Music And Introspection

This year World Peace Day celebration was initiated by veteran artiste Lou Majaw who, through his Foundation, ..

Sep 05,2018

Japanese Scholar Reveals Secret Of WWII Propaganda Leaflets

A Japanese scholar has enlightened a group of audience in Shillong about the propaganda war launched by Japane..

Sep 05,2018

The Asian Confluence Centre held meeting in Shillong “Balancing Development and Globalization”

Professor of Industrial Management Engineering at IIT, Kanpur, Dr Rahul Varman and faculty member at Institute..

Sep 06,2018

Roundtable on India’s Look East Policy

Asian Confluence and Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) hosted The Young Scholars Forum (YSF), 2017 “Ind..

Jul 02,2018

Can development and globalization be balanced?

The picture of history of the tortuous path of globalization and the heavy cost it has entailed were graphical..

Sep 06,2018

Roundtable On India’s Look East Policy

The Asian Confluence is organizing a daylong roundtable “India’s Look East Policy: Strengthening the Look ..

Sep 05,2018

Israeli Poet Captivates Many Through Verses

The Asian Confluence Centre organized an “Evening of Poetry” in collaboration with Poetry Society of Shill..

Sep 05,2018

AIIB approves $404mn loan to improve Bangladesh cross-border connectivity

AIIB approves $404mn loan to improve Bangladesh cross-border connectivity..

Apr 07,2020