SAARC SUMMIT

  • Nepal ready to 'mediate' between India, Pakistan at SAARC summit 7 hours 48 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Nepal is ready to "mediate" between India and Pakistan to break the deadlock in their ties by bringing the leaders of the two countries together during the SAARC Summit, Foreign Minister Mahendra Pandey on Monday said. "Nepal could mediate between India and Pakistan on the sidelines of the Summit,"...
  • Prime Minister Modi will visit Janakpur next time, says Sushma Swaraj 8 hours 4 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Janakpur, the birth place of Sita, has not been cancelled but only postponed due to his busy schedule, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday. "It would not be appropriate to say that the visit was cancelled," Swaraj said, adding "The Prime...
  • Suspense over Modi-Sharif meet at SAARC, Sushma says, 'wait till Tuesday' 9 hours 6 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Speculations about a possible meet between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif at the upcoming SAARC summit are likely to be put to rest on Tuesday. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who has already reached Nepal - venue for SAARC Summit - said "wait...
  • Nitin Gadkari to flag off Delhi-Kathmandu-Delhi bus service on Tuesday 9 hours 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari will flag off Delhi-Kathmandu-Delhi bus service on Tuesday. "Minister of Road Transport, Highways & Shipping Nitin Gadkari will flag off Delhi-Kathmandu-Delhi bus service on Tuesday from DTC Bus Terminal at Ambedkar Stadium," an official statement said. Earlier, the Cabinet approved...
  • SAARC Standing Committee discusses terrorism, energy, poverty Yesterday

    Kathmandu: Top diplomats of the eight-member SAARC grouping on Sunday discussed cooperation on a range of issues like combating terrorism, poverty alleviation, energy security and climate change. Foreign Secretary Sujata Singh and other top diplomats met at the 41st meeting of SAARC Standing Committee ahead of the 18th SAARC Summit...
  • India does not rule out Modi-Sharif meet at SAARC Yesterday

    New Delhi: India on Sunday did not rule out a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit, saying that he is keen to have meaningful dialogues with as many south Asian leaders as possible. Answering queries from mediapersons,...
  • Nepal set for Modi's Janakpur visit despite cancellation fears 3 days ago

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Janakpur, the revered Hindu religious site in Nepal, has not yet been officially cancelled despite reports about the trip being called off due to opposition by some political parties, the Nepalese government said on Friday. Preparations were going on for the visit till Friday...
  • Cabinet approves signing SAARC deal for regional power grid 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of the SAARC summit next week to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the cabinet on Thursday approved signing of the framework agreement for setting up a regional power grid. The SAARC Framework Agreement for Energy Cooperation among the SAARC Member States to be signed at 18th...
  • Delhi-Kathmandu bus service to begin during PM Modi's Nepal visit 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is all set to launch the Delhi-Kathmandu bus service around the same time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on his two-day visit to Nepal for the SAARC summit on November 26-27. A DTC team is already in Nepal to finalise the route, halting...
  • India did not offer bulletproof car to PM Sharif: Pakistan 4 days ago

    Islamabad: India has not offered any bulletproof car to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for the upcoming South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit, to be held in Nepal on November 26-27, according to a Pakistani official. According to a media report November 17, a Nepalese official had said that...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif rejects India's bulletproof car at SAARC Summit 1 week ago

    Kathmandu: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has rejected the bulletproof cars being provided by India for the next week's SAARC summit in Kathmandu, saying he would bring his own vehicle. "We have received information that Pakistani Prime Minister Sharif will bring his own bullet proof car for the Summit," said Foreign...
  • SAARC summit: Pakistan High Commissioner evades questions over Pentagon report on terrorists November 5, 2014

    Kathmandu: Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Wednesday evening evaded questions on Pentagon report. "I have come to attend SAARC event, let me focus on that," said the diplomat responding to questions on report. In a blunt assessment of terrorist safe havens in Pakistan, the Pentagon had told the...
  • Nepal, India to start bus services between Kathmandu and Delhi November 3, 2014

    Kathmandu: India and Nepal have finalised a new agreement to boost people to people contacts and promote tourism by planning bus services on three routes from Kathmandu and Pokhara to New Delhi and Varanasi later this month. The Motor Vehicle Agreement will be signed during the forthcoming visit of Prime Minister...
  • Nepal to host 18th SAARC Summit in Katmandu March 28, 2014

    Nepal will hold the 18th SAARC Summit in Katmandu on November 14, the third time the country is hosting the event since the establishment of eight-member regional grouping in 1985. A cabinet meeting headed by Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Friday decided to hold the summit on November 14 and directed...
  • Fresh oil subsidies could aggravate inflation: PM November 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that any fresh subsidies for oil marketing companies to bring down fuel prices would only increase the government's budgetary burden, which eventually could aggravate the inflationary pressures even further. "If the (fuel) prices go up, we have to either raise domestic prices or...
  • TWTW: Cyrus' take on the SAARC meet between PM, Gilani November 13, 2011

    This week on The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha brings the funny side to the SAARC Summit and TMC's demand for a rollback in fuel prices. ...
  • PM firm on fuel hike, says subsidies unsustainable November 13, 2011

    On Board Air India One: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh returned from Maldives on Saturday night where he attended the SAARC Summit and held a bilateral meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani. The Prime Minister stood firm on the issue of the petrol hike, saying subsidies are already unsustainable. "One...
  • Saarc Special: Have India, Pak moved beyond 26/11? November 12, 2011

    Suhasini Haidar: Hello and welcome to this special edition of Worldview with me Suhasini Haidar, coming to you from the Maldives where the entire South Asian leadership has gathered for the SAARC summit. Ahead on the show we will be taking closer look at some of the important meetings specially...
  • India, Pakistan trade ties encouraging: US November 12, 2011

    Addu (Maldives): Recent measures to normalise trade between India and Pakistan are encouraging signs towards the realisation of a 'new silk road' connecting south and central Asia, a US official said on Friday. Robert O Blake the Assistant Secretary of State for Southern and Central Asian Affairs said that the...
  • India rejected so China built SL ports: Rajapaksa November 11, 2011

    In an exclusive interview with CNNIBN, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse said India is the most preferred investor. ...
  • Pak Army backs talks with India: Musharraf November 11, 2011

    Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says the current talks between India and Pakistan have the backing of the Army. ...
  • New chapter in IndoPak ties as PMGilani meet November 11, 2011

    Maldives: India and Pakistan have declared a new chapter in their relationship, after the Prime Ministers of the two countries met on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani a man of peace, although there was no breakthrough on...
  • Has the post 26/11 trust deficit between India, Pak reduced? November 10, 2011

    Both Manmohan Singh and Gilani vowed to open 'a new chapter' in bilateral ties by putting accusations and counteraccusations to an end. ...
  • Saarc Special: Have IndiaPak moved beyond 26/11? November 10, 2011

    Suhasini Haidar: Hello and welcome to this special edition of Worldview with me Suhasini Haidar, coming to you from the Maldives where the entire South Asian leadership has gathered for the SAARC summit. Ahead on the show we will be taking closer look at some of the important meetings specially...
  • Terror and trade dominate SinghGilani talks November 10, 2011

    Addu (Maldives): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani on the sidelines of the SAARC summit on Thursday. Sources say terror and trade dominated the bilateral talks between the leaders on both the nations. According to sources, Gilani made a strong pitch for Singh's visit to Pakistan....
  • PM, Gilani meet to discuss bilateral relations November 10, 2011

    Addu: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday met his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani in Addu to give a push to normalisation of bilateral relations marked by "shrinking" trust deficit. The meeting on the sidelines of the 17th SAARC summit comes a week after Pakistan took a pathbreaking decision to confer...
  • SAARC: MFN on agenda when Manmohan, Gilani meet November 10, 2011

    Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani are expected to discuss the Most Favoured Nation status and growing trade when they meet on the sideline of the SAARC summit on Thursday. ...
  • PM, Gilani to discuss Afghanistan reconstruction November 10, 2011

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani are to meet on the sidelines of the SAARC summit to discuss the reconstruction of Afghanistan. ...
  • Can India, Pak convert thaw into friendship? November 10, 2011

    Addu: As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on the sidelines of the SAARC summit in Maldives on Thursday, the atmospherics seem right. External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Wednesday said "animosity is in the past" and Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar had said...
  • PM arrives in Maldives for SAARC Summit November 9, 2011

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived on Wednesday on a fourday visit to Maldives during which he will attend the SAARC Summit and have a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani. ...