SAARC

  • Pakistan PM Sharif calls on Modi, condoles India's deaths in quake 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi to express condolence over the deaths in India due in the quake. He also appreciated India's rescue operations in Nepal. "Got a call from PM Nawaz Sharif. He expressed condolences on the loss of lives in...
  • India to host 5th meeting of SAARC health ministers on Wednesday April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: India is all set to host the fifth meeting of health ministers belonging to SAARC countries on Wednesday to deliberate on key issues, including HIV/AIDS, prevention of communicable and non-communicable diseases, and to strengthen collaborations amongst the nations. Health Ministry officials said that the health ministers of all the...
  • India to host fifth meeting of SAARC health ministers April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian will host the fifth meeting of SAARC health ministers next week to deliberate on key issues including HIV/AIDS, prevention of communicable and non-communicable diseases and to strengthen collaborations amongst the nations. "The meeting will deliberate on a road map for strengthening collaboration among SAARC countries on a...
  • Bhutan-India ties role model political relationship: Bhutan PM Tobgay March 19, 2015

    Washington: Describing ties between India and Bhutan as a "model relationship", Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said trust, cooperation and confidence have helped build close relations between the two neighbours. "We have a role model relationship politically, but in terms of economic cooperation, the center piece is hydropower, so we work...
  • Former Sri Lankan president Rajapaksa blames India for his election defeat March 13, 2015

    Colombo: Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa has blamed India, the US and European countries for his humiliating defeat in the January election. "It was very open, Americans, the Norwegians, Europeans were openly working against me. And RAW (India's Research Analysis Wing)," Rajapaksa told the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post...
  • PM Narendra Modi will certainly visit Pakistan in 2016: Sartaj Aziz March 9, 2015

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will "certainly visit" Pakistan in 2016, the Pakistan's top foreign affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz said on Sunday. Pakistan will host the summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in 2016, of which India is a member along with Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the...
  • India, Pakistan failed to fix date for next round of talks: Sartaj Aziz March 6, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan's adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz on Friday said the recent foreign secretary-level dialogue with India failed to fix a date for the next round of talks. Aziz was talking to media about Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar's visit after attending launching ceremony...
  • SAARC Yatra: Foreign Secretary Jaishankar in Afghanistan for talks March 4, 2015

    Kabul: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar arrived on Wednesday to hold talks with the Afghan leadership as part of his 'SAARC Yatra' aimed at firming up India's ties with members of the grouping while reviewing regional and bilateral cooperation. Jaishankar, who flew into Kabul from Islamabad amid light snow here, was received...
  • Congress hits out at government for not raising terror boat, Lakhvi issue with Pakistan March 4, 2015

    On the second day of Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar's visit to Pakistan as part of his SAARC Yatra, the Congress is on the offensive and questioned why issues like VIP treatment for 26/11 attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi and Pakistan terror boat issue were not raised. Senior Congress leader Manish...
  • Foreign Secretary Jaishankar raises concerns on cross-border terrorism with Pakistan March 3, 2015

    Islamabad: Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Tuesday conveyed India's concerns on cross-border terrorism during talks with his Pakistani counterpart, and both agreed that ensuring peace and tranquillity on the border was vital. During talks with Pakistani Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhary, both discussed bilateral issues and agreed to work together...
  • Mr J goes to Islamabad March 3, 2015

    'The road to hell is paved with good intentions.' When Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, India's new foreign secretary sits down to formally begin negotiations with Pakistan after a break of over six months, he will do well to remember this old proverb. The Pakistanis will be the most generous hosts he has encountered,...
  • Ceasefire violations, SAARC connectivity to top foreign secretary level talks with Pakistan today March 3, 2015

    Islamabad: It is a crucial day in the SAARC yatra as India's Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar is visiting Pakistan on Tuesday. The issue of repeated ceasefire violations is likely to top the agenda when he meets his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhary. He is also likely to push for better connectivity...
  • SAARC Yatra:Jaishankar meets Hasina in Bangladesh, holds talks March 2, 2015

    Dhaka: India on Monday said it expects to sign two agreements with Bangladesh soon to further boost bilateral trade and commerce as Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Monday held "constructive" talks with the top leadership in Dhaka. Jaishankar, who arrived in Dhaka on his 'SAARC Yatra' to firm up India's relations...
  • Eagerly waiting to visit Bangladesh soon:PM Modi writes to Sheikh Hasina March 2, 2015

    Dhaka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his eagerness to visit Bangladesh soon in a letter which was today handed over to his counterpart Sheikh Hasina by visiting Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, officials said. "I am eagerly waiting to visit Bangladesh soon," a spokesman of Hasina's office quoted the letter as...
  • Jaishankar arrives in Bhutan on first leg of 'SAARC yatra' March 1, 2015

    Thimphu: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Sunday called on Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay soon after arriving in Thimpu on the first leg of his 'SAARC yatra'. "Jaishankar SAARC Yatra begins. Foreign Secy Jaishankar in Thimphu," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted. Bhutan's trip will be followed by Bangladesh on March...
  • Foreign Secretary Jaishankar to travel to Pakistan in March February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will travel to Pakistan in March; seven months after India cancelled foreign secretary-level talks. "In accordance with the Prime Minister's directive, will be undertaking a SAARC Yatra to all South Asian countries including Pakistan in March," Spokesperson of the External Affairs Ministry Syed Akbaruddin...
  • PM Modi to visit Lanka in March, could go to Jaffna in Sri Lanka February 20, 2015

    Colombo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Sri Lanka next month, the first bilateral visit to the country by an Indian premier in over 25 years, and is likely to go to Tamil-dominated Jaffna amid signs of growing amity between the two neighbours. "Prime Minister Modi will arrive on...
  • Concrete steps needed after bold invite to SAARC leaders: President February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: India needs to take to logical conclusion its "bold" initiative to invite SAARC leaders to Prime Minister's swearing-in and pursue concrete steps to make permanent the advances in its relations with neighbours, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Sunday. Addressing the sixth conference of Ambassadors and High Commissioners, the President...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 27, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 27, 2014

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  • Modi-Sharif handshake a face-saver for Kathmandu SAARC Summit, Pakistan to host next one in 2015 November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit waited for a handshake between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif for it to be successful. Pakistan had already spiked three agreements, engulfing the summit in despondency. But the summit came to an end on Thursday...
  • News 360: Modi-Sharif shakehand salvages SAARC summit November 27, 2014

    The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit came to an end on Thursday evening with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif's handshake on the concluding day hogging the limelight. ...
  • PM Modi returns home, says 'Thank You, Kathmandu' November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday night returned here after a three-day visit to Nepal where he attended the SAARC summit and held bilateral talks with leaders of a host of neighboring countries. "Thank you, Kathmandu," the Prime Minister said at the end of his visit. On Wednesday, Modi had...
  • MEA terms Modi's maiden SAARC visit a success November 27, 2014

    The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit came to an end on Thursday evening with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif's handshake on the concluding day hogging the limelight. The Ministry of External Affairs termed Modi's maiden SAARC summit a success. ...
  • Modi's maiden SAARC visit a success; meeting Sharif a normal courtesy: MEA November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit came to an end on Thursday evening with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif's handshake on the concluding day hogging the limelight. The Ministry of External Affairs termed Modi's maiden SAARC summit a success. ...
  • All vegetarian fare at SAARC retreat lunch November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: From traditional Nepali thali to Gujrati Basundi with Jalebi, it was a lavish vegetarian spread of cuisines laid out for the SAARC leaders as they met in the cooler climes of exotic Dhulikhel resort for a retreat session. The leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, arrived at the resort, around...
  • SAARC nations to sign energy deal at summit, says Nepal minister November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: South Asian nations will sign a deal on Thursday to create a seamless electricity grid, Nepal's foreign minister said, signalling an agreement to salvage a regional summit that had been overshadowed by hostilities between India and Pakistan. "Yes the electricity agreement will be signed," Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey said. All...
  • Modi, Sharif shake hands at SAARC retreat but no end to logjam over pacts November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: In a brief meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif shook hands during the retreat at the SAARC Summit on Thursday. The meeting between the two leaders is just being seen as a courtesy call to share pleasantries. "Yes, they have met and shook...
  • Modi, Sharif shake hands, meet at SAARC retreat November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif shook hands and met briefly during the retreat at the Saarc Summit Thursday, a day after Modi conspicuously avoided Sharif while he met five other South Asian leaders here. "Yes, they have met and shook hands at the retreat," Nepal...
  • SAARC initiatives caught in Indo-Pak logjam; Modi, Sharif come face-to-face at the retreat November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: In the last ditch effort to push Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif to ink the regional connectivity agreements, all heads of the SAARC nations are meeting in Dhulikhel in Kavre district, 20 km east from Kathmandu for a retreat. The retreat is a tradition of SAARC Summit where leaders hold...