China, Nepal pledge to enhance cooperation

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang held talks with Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli Thursday in Beijing, and they agreed to enhance cooperation.<p>Li said …


Common standards to ease biscuits, sugar & milk trade in South Asia

NEW DELHI: India and its neighbours have for the first time agreed on common standards for biscuits, refined sugar and milk products that will reduce …


Shujaat Bukhari touched many lives in the media and beyond – and that’s his great legacy

If journalism was the ‘Rising Kashmir’ editor’s profession, social work was where his heart lay.<p>Eight months before Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead by …


SAARC Chamber stresses urgent need for deeper economic co-operation with China : Ruwan - Associated Press Of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Jun 18 (APP):President SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAARC CCI) Ruwan Edirisinghe Monday urged for deeper economic cooperation …


SAARC fund to soon launch social enterprise programme in India, 7 other member nations

Thimpu-based SAARC Development Fund will soon be launching a social enterprise development programme (SEDP) to fund 80 entities annually across eigh

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Mobile App Developers in India Are Always Fighting Losing Battles

Without timely access to path-breaking technologies, app developers in India can never be on an equal footing with developers in the first world.

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Stronger will imperative to develop regional gateway in South Asia - Associated Press Of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Jun 15 (APP):Stronger political will is essential tool for South Asian leaders to develop regional “gateways” and “hubs” to expand trade …

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Pakistan condemns Indian ceasefire violations; killing of innocent villager - Associated Press Of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Jun 13 (APP):Pakistan Thursday condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violation by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control in …


After SAARC Lesson, SCO Countries Use Shanghai Platform to 'Defrost' India-Pak Ties

Sources working closely with the Chinese government had indicated that Xi, in fact, was keen on using the SCO platform to foster better ties between …


South Asia regional action framework for nutrition | UNICEF South Asia

The Regional Action Framework on Nutrition provides guidance to the eight member countries of South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation …


Xi, Modi Hold Bilateral Talks in China, Agree to Improve Ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi committed to continue improving ties between Asia’s most populous countries in a …


India, Pakistan cannot bring their bickering to SCO, say experts

The internal power dynamics of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will ensure that new members India and Pakistan aren’t allowed to bring …


SCO to promote India-Pakistan amity

South Asia has the largest population among all regions in the world. It is rich in natural resources, has strong market potential and skilled …

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Modi greets Bimstec on its 21st anniversary

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra modi on Wednesday greeted the fellow leaders and people of the member states of the Bimstec regional …

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Difficult to move ahead on connectivity under BIMSTEC unless Rohingya issue resolved: Bangladesh

The high commissioner was speaking to reporters at an event organised at the Indian Women Press Corps in New Delhi. He said the BIMSTEC Summit is …


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Why a photo of a Pakistani girl on a booklet in Bihar need not embarrass officials<p>Written by |<p>The one thing for which you could count on civil …


4 years of Modi Sarkar: How air travel became accessible to the Aam Aadmi

The civil aviation industry in India has emerged as one of the fastest growing industries in the country during the last four years. As far as the …


Pakistan summons India’s Deputy High Commissioner over Gilgit-Baltistan

Pakistan on Monday summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh and issued a demarche over the Indian statement that the entire state of …

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Pakistan rejects India’s protest against GB order 2018 - Associated Press Of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, May 28 (APP):Pakistan Monday rejected India’s protest against Gilgit Baltistan Order 2018 and its claim over Indian occupied Jammu and …


Indian delegation to visit Islamabad for SCO meeting

In a significant development, an Indian delegation led by Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs Dr Deepak Mittal, will travel to …


India to attend SCO meet on counter-terror in Pakistan

India is likely to send senior representatives to discuss legal modalities of counter-terrorism for a meeting that Pakistan will host along with the …


Innovation Is More About Creating And Bringing A Change In The Mindset Of People, Says Amit Malik, Cisco India & SAARC

Speaking at BW Businessworld 4th Digital India Summit & Awards in New Delhi on Friday (18 May), Amit Malik, Managing Director, Public Sector & …


India's Knowledge Network to extend to South Asia

All educational, medical and research institutes in India will soon be able to connect with their South Asian counterparts to share information and …

India News

Explainer 115: Why are there so many international summits?, The Foreign Desk - Radio

Apec, Brics, EEC, Saarc – the list goes on, and you’d be forgiven for finding the abundance of international summit acronyms overwhelming. Our Hong …


India, SAARC countries mull treaty on parental child abduction

There is mounting pressure on India to accede the convention as hundreds of parents — mostly women — have been accused of bringing children here …


Nepal won't allow its soil to be used against India, Oli assures Modi

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale today said it was a "significant statement" from Prime Minister Oli and India was "satisfied" with discussions


Nepal's Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali supports reactivation of SAARC

On the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit to Nepal starting Friday, Nepal's Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali in an exclusive …

India News

NetApp opens Data Visionary Engineering centre

With an eye on more business from the government, BFSI and other sectors, storage management company NetApp unveiled its new Data Visionary Engineerin

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South Asian ‘Zombie’: The Futility Of Reviving SAARC – Analysis

By Rajeesh Kumar*Nepal Prime Minister K P Oli’s visit to India not only refreshed bilateral relations but also contributed to the resumption of …


Call for greater connectivity among Bay of Bengal nations

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) As India continues to push ahead with its interactions with the Bimstec nations, a regional policy dialogue here has called …