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BIMSTEC
The BAY OF BENGAL INITIATIVE FOR MULTI-SECTORAL TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC COOPERATION (BIMSTEC) is an international organisation of 7 nations of South Asia
South Asia
and South East Asia
South East Asia
, housing 1.5 billion people with 2.5 trillion combined economy (2014), including Bangladesh
Bangladesh
, India
India
, Myanmar
Myanmar
, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
, Thailand
Thailand
, Bhutan
Bhutan
and Nepal
Nepal
. The BIMSTEC states are among the countries dependent on the Bay of Bengal . 14 priority sectors of cooperation has been identified and several BIMSTEC centres have been established in these areas. Free Trade Agreement is under negotiation (c. 2018). Chairmanship is rotated in alphabetical order and the permanent secretariat is at Dhaka
Dhaka

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Sher Bahadur Deuba
SHER BAHADUR DEUBA listen (help ·info )(Nepali : शेरबहादुर देउवा) born June 13, 1946) is a Nepalese politician and the Prime Minister of Nepal
Nepal
, in office since 2017. He previously served as Prime Minister from 1995 to 1997, from 2001 to 2002, and from 2004 to 2005. He is also the President of the Nepali Congress
Nepali Congress
, elected with more than 60% of the votes at the party's 13th Convention in 2016. He has twice been elected as the leader of parliamentary party of the Nepali Congress, thus enabling him to be elected twice as the Prime Minister of Nepal. He was elected as Prime Minister for the second time when he succeeded Girija Prasad Koirala
Girija Prasad Koirala
, who resigned in July 2001. A coup d\'etat by King Gyanendra removed Deuba in October 2002
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President Of Myanmar
The PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR is the head of state and the de jure head of government of Myanmar
Myanmar
and leads the executive branch of the Burmese government, and heads the Cabinet of Myanmar
Myanmar
. The president is elected by members of parliament , not by the general population. The Presidential Electoral College , a three committee body, elects the president. Each of the three committees, made up of Amyotha Hluttaw , Pyithu Hluttaw members of parliament, or military-appointed lawmakers, nominates a candidate for presidency. The candidate with the highest number of votes from the Electoral College is elected president, while the two other candidates become vice-presidents. The incumbent president is Htin Kyaw
Htin Kyaw
, who has held the post since 30 March 2016
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Prime Minister Of Nepal
The position of PRIME MINISTER OF NEPAL (Nepali : नेपालको प्रधानमन्त्री, Nēpālkō Pradhānmantrī) in modern form was called by different names at different times of Nepalese history . At the time of the Shah dynasty , the Mul-Kajis served the function of Prime Ministers. In 1806, the position of Mukhtiyar was created by Rana Bahadur Shah
Rana Bahadur Shah
, and the title was subsequently adopted. "Mukhtiyar" is formed from two words: 'Mukhya' and 'Akhtiyar'. Mukhya means Chief and Akhtiyar means Authority. Altogether it means the "Executive Head of the State". During the Rana dynasty
Rana dynasty
, the position of Prime Minister was hereditary and the officeholder held additional titles — Maharaja of Lambjang and Kaski, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of Nepal
Nepal
and Grand Master of the Royal Orders of Nepal
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Bidhya Devi Bhandari
BIDHYA DEVI BHANDARI (Nepali : विद्या देवी भण्डारी; born 19 June 1961) is the second and current President of Nepal and commander in chief of Nepalese army elected in 2015. She is the first woman to hold the office . She was the vice-chairperson of the Communist Party of Nepal
Nepal
(Unified Marxist–Leninist) and chair of the All Nepal
Nepal
Women Association before winning the presidential election on 28 October 2015. She was elected as President in a parliamentary vote, receiving 327 votes out of 549 and defeating Kul Bahadur Gurung . In 2016, Forbes
Forbes
placed her 52 in their list of the world\'s 100 most powerful women . She previously served as the Minister of Defence of the government of Nepal
Nepal
and was the first woman in Nepal
Nepal
to hold that post
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President Of Nepal
The PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF NEPAL (Nepali : राष्ट्रपति) is the head of state of Nepal . The office was created after the country was declared a republic in May 2008. The first President of Nepal was Ram Baran Yadav . The current President of Nepal is Bidhya Devi Bhandari , elected in October 2015. She is the first female head of state of Nepal. The President is to be formally addressed as "The Right Honourable (Nepali : सम्माननीय)". CONTENTS * 1 Election and powers * 2 History of the Presidency * 3 Presidents of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal (2008–present) * 4 Latest election * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links ELECTION AND POWERSThe President is elected by an electoral college comprising the Parliament of Nepal and the members of the provincial legislatures. Whoever receives a majority of the delegates' votes is elected
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Htin Kyaw
HTIN KYAW (Burmese : ထင်ကျော်, pronounced or ; born 20 July 1946) is a Burmese politician and scholar who has been President of Myanmar
President of Myanmar
since 2016. He is the first elected president to hold the office with no ties to the military since the 1962 coup d\'état . The second son of scholar Min Thu Wun , Htin Kyaw
Htin Kyaw
had held various positions in the education, planning and treasury ministries in prior governments. The ethnic Mon -Bamar politician is viewed as an important ally of the National League for Democracy leader and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi , who is constitutionally barred from the presidency. He was inaugurated as president on 30 March 2016, taking office from his predecessor Thein Sein
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President Of India
The PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA is the head of state of India and the commander-in-chief of the Indian Armed Forces . The President is indirectly elected by an electoral college comprising the Parliament
Parliament
of India
India
(both houses) and the Legislative Assemblies of each of India\'s states and territories , who themselves are all directly elected . Although the Article 53 of the Constitution of India
Constitution of India
states that the President can exercise his powers directly or by subordinate authority, with few exceptions, all of the executive powers vested in the President are, in practice, exercised by the Prime Minister (a subordinate authority) with the help of the Council of Ministers . The President is bound by the constitution to act on the advice of the Prime Minister and Cabinet as long as the advice is not violating the constitution
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Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
JIGME KHESAR NAMGYEL WANGCHUCK (འཇིགས་མེད་གེ་སར་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་དབང་ཕྱུག་, Wylie: jigs med ge sar rnam rgyal dbang phyug born 21 February 1980) is the current reigning Druk Gyalpo
Druk Gyalpo
or "Dragon King" of the Kingdom of Bhutan
Bhutan
. After his father Jigme Singye Wangchuck
Jigme Singye Wangchuck
abdicated the throne in his favour, he became King on 9 December 2006. A public coronation ceremony was held on 6 November 2008, an auspicious year that marked 100 years of monarchy in Bhutan
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King Of Bhutan
Bhutan
Bhutan
was founded and unified as a country by Ngawang Namgyal
Ngawang Namgyal
, 1st Zhabdrung Rinpoche in the mid–17th century. After his death in 1651, Bhutan
Bhutan
nominally followed his recommended "dual system of government ". Under the dual system, government control was split between a civil administrative leader, the Druk Desi (འབྲུག་སྡེ་སྲིད་, aka Deb Raja); and a religious leader, the Je Khenpo (རྗེ་མཁན་པོ་). Both the Druk Desi and Je Khenpo were under the nominal authority of the Zhabdrung Rinpoche, a reincarnation of Ngawang Namgyal
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Prime Minister Of India
The PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA is the leader of the executive branch of the Government of India
Government of India
. The Prime Minister is also the chief advisor to the President of India
President of India
and head of the Council of Ministers . They can be a member of any of the two houses of Parliament
Parliament
(the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha ), but has to be the leader of the political party, having a majority in the Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
. The Prime Minister is the senior member of cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system . The Prime Minister selects and can dismiss other members of the cabinet; allocates posts to members within the Government; is the presiding member and chairman of the cabinet
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Ram Nath Kovind
RAM NATH KOVIND (born 1 October 1945) is an Indian politician and the 14th and current President of India
President of India
. Previously he served as Governor of Bihar from 2015 to 2017 and was a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from 1994 to 2006. He was a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Kovind was nominated as a presidential candidate by the ruling NDA coalition and won the 2017 presidential election , becoming the second Dalit
Dalit
to be elected to the post of President. He assumed office on 25 July 2017. Before entering politics, he was a lawyer for 16 years and practiced in the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court until 1993
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Ranil Wickremesinghe
RANIL WICKREMESINGHE, MP (Sinhalese : රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ,Tamil : ரணில் விக்ரமசிங்க; born 24 March 1949) is a Sri Lankan politician who has served as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
since 9 January 2015, as Leader of the United National Party
Leader of the United National Party
since 1994 and the Member of Parliament for Colombo
Colombo
District since 1977. He is also the leader of the United National Front , having been appointed head of the alliance in October 2009. Wickremesinghe also previously served as prime minister from 7 May 1993 to 19 August 1994 and 9 December 2001 to 6 April 2004. He was appointed party leader in November 1994 following the assassination of Gamini Dissanayake
Gamini Dissanayake
during the campaign for the 1994 presidential election
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Prime Minister Of Sri Lanka
The PRIME MINISTER OF THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA (Sinhalese : ශ්‍රී ලංකා අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Agramathya; Tamil : இலங்கை பிரதமர்) is the leader of the cabinet business in Sri Lanka. However, the President is both head of state and head of government in Sri Lanka. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Official residence
Official residence
and office * 3 Last election * 4 List of Prime Ministers * 5 See also * 6 Notes * 7 References * 8 External links HISTORY The first Prime Minister
Prime Minister
of Ceylon
Ceylon
with his Cabinet members The post of Prime Minister
Prime Minister
of Ceylon
Ceylon
was created in 1947 prior to independence from Britain and the formation of the Dominion of Ceylon in 1948
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Delhi
DELHI (/ˈdɛli/ , Hindustani pronunciation: Dilli), officially the NATIONAL CAPITAL TERRITORY OF DELHI (NCT), is a city and a union territory of India
India
. It is bordered by Haryana on three sides and by Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
to the east. The NCT covers an area of 1,484 square kilometres (573 sq mi). According to the 2011 census, Delhi
Delhi
city's proper population was over 11 million, the second highest in India after Mumbai
Mumbai
, while the whole NCT's population was about 16.8 million. Delhi's urban area is now considered to extend beyond the NCT boundary to include an estimated population of over 26 million people, making it the world's second largest urban area . As of 2016 recent estimates of the metro economy of its urban area have ranked Delhi
Delhi
either the top or second most productive metro area of India
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Noida
NOIDA, short for the NEW OKHLA INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, is a systematically planned Indian city under the management of the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (also called NOIDA). It is part of National Capital Region of India. Noida
Noida
came into administrative existence on 17 April 1976 and celebrates 17 April as " Noida
Noida
Day". It was set up as part of an urbanisation thrust during the controversial Emergency period (1975–1977). The city was created under the UP Industrial Area Development Act by the initiatives of Sanjay Gandhi . The city has the highest per capita income in the whole National Capital Region. The Noida
Noida
Authority is among the richest civic bodies in the country
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