SAARC Summit

  • Nepal to host 18th SAARC Summit in Katmandu 28-03-2014 08:35 PM

    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...
  • Fresh oil subsidies could aggravate inflation: PM 13-11-2011 06:35 PM

    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...
  • PM firm on fuel hike, says subsidies unsustainable 13-11-2011 07:19 AM

    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....
  • India, Pakistan trade ties encouraging: US 12-11-2011 08:18 AM

    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...
  • New chapter in Indo-Pak ties as PM-Gilani meet 11-11-2011 07:35 AM

    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...
  • Terror and trade dominate Singh-Gilani talks 10-11-2011 11:15 AM

    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...
  • PM, Gilani meet to discuss bilateral relations 10-11-2011 10:16 AM

    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 path-breaking decision to...
  • Can India, Pak convert thaw into friendship? 10-11-2011 07:09 AM

    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...
  • Krishna, Khar meet on positive note in Maldives 09-11-2011 12:53 PM

    Addu: India and Pakistan on Wednesday acknowledged that the trust deficit between them was "shrinking" and termed terrorism as a threat to both countries. The common acknowledgement came as External Affairs Minister SM Krishna met his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar, a day before the meeting of the prime ministers...
  • Trust deficit with Pakistan shrinking: Krishna 09-11-2011 11:11 AM

    Onboard Special Aircraft: Striking a positive note ahead of the Indo-Pak Prime Ministerial meeting, India on Wednesday said the trust deficit with its neighbour was "shrinking" and there was a very positive atmosphere. Talking to reporters on his way to Maldives to attend the SAARC summit, External Affairs Minister SM...
  • PM to meet Gilani at SAARC summit in Maldives 09-11-2011 09:31 AM

    Addu: The Maldivian island of Addu is the latest exotic location for a meeting between the Indian and Pakistani leadership. Yet as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh prepares to meet Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ahead of the SAARC summit, the challenge is no longer getting talks back on track,...
  • India, Pak Foreign Secretaries meet in Maldives 08-11-2011 10:26 PM

    Gan (Maldives): Ahead of the bilateral meeting between the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan, their foreign secretaries met on Tuesday and agreed that "stable, normal and predictable" bilateral ties were in their interest and the region. Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai met his Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir as officials from...
  • PM to leave for Maldives to attend SAARC Summit 08-11-2011 10:50 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leaves on Wednesday on a 4-day visit to Maldives to attend the SAARC Summit on the margins of which he will meet his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani. Singh, who is accompanied by External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon...
  • PM meets Gilani, holds one-on-one talks 29-04-2010 08:33 AM

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  • PM, Gilani to meet in Bhutan tomorrow 28-04-2010 12:46 PM

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  • LTTE declares ceasefire ahead of SAARC summit 22-07-2008 01:41 PM

    Adelaide: Michael Clarke set a benchmark in Test cricket that surpasses even the great Don Bradman's best years when he stroked his fourth double century of 2012 with a stunning, unbeaten 224 against South Africa. It was a recently as January last year that an Australian crowd booed him as...