South Asia

diplomatic roadshow: Bangladesh and Myanmar recently signed a deal to construct the first major road between the two countries. The 25-km road is part of an Asian super highway to boost bilateral trade. It is hoped it will eventually connect India, Thailand and China. In another development, India plans to start a direct bus service between India and Myanmar. The bus service, which is part of the proposed Trans-Asia Highway and Trans-Asian Rail link, would take Myanmarese traders and tourists from Mandalay only 12 hours to reach the Indian border town. A bus service with China, a ferry service with Sri Lanka and a rail link with Bhutan is also in the pipeline.

cancer cures distrust: Pakistan is importing low cost anti-cancer drugs from India as they are priced low in the international market.Pakistan's health ministry has allowed two pharmaceutical companies

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