SAARC

  • 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...
  • Manmohan leaves for Myanmar, his last likely foreign trip as PM 03-03-2014 10:36 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left for Myanmar on Monday to attend the BIMSTEC Summit, making a strong push for intensifying collective efforts to combat security challenges and enhancing connectivity and trade in the region. "Security challenges both natural and man-made, require our collective vision and determination to be...
  • Pakistan assures India of an early outcome in 26/11 trial 20-02-2014 06:44 PM

    Pakistan on Thursday assured India that it is moving expeditiously with the trial of seven persons accused of involvement in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks and an outcome is expected in a "couple of months". The assurance came during a 30-minute meeting between External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and Sartaj...
  • India calls for institutional reform within the SAARC 20-02-2014 05:15 PM

    India on Thursday called for institutional reform within the SAARC and define a clear set of policies on the nature of the grouping's relations with countries having observer status. The eight-member grouping needs to "move faster and to add momentum to our cooperation within the SAARC framework," External Affairs Minister...
  • India, Pak discuss ways to normalise, enhance trade ties 16-01-2014 08:15 AM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the meeting between their commerce ministers on Saturday, India and Pakistan on Wednesday discussed "impediments" hampering the normalisation of trade ties, in a bid to remove them and move forward. During the meeting between Commerce Secretary S R Rao and his Pakistani counterpart Qasim M Niyaz,...
  • Pakistani delegation to attend SAARC business conclave 05-01-2014 07:15 PM

    A 60-member delegation from Pakistan will attend the 5th SAARC Business Leaders Conclave in New Delhi on January 17. The private sector traders' delegation will be led by vice-president of the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (SCCI) Pakistan chapter, Iftikhar Ali Malik, the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported...
  • India, Pakistan set to hold commerce secretary level talks 26-12-2013 10:50 PM

    New Delhi: After the meeting of the India and Pakistan director generals of military operations after 14 years, the commerce secretaries of both countries are set to meet next month - in another major step towards normalization of relations between the two neighbours. Pakistan has proposed two sets of dates...
  • Indian diplomat writes anthem for SAARC 03-12-2013 07:22 PM

    Kathmandu: After the European Union and the ASEAN, eight-member SAARC could soon have an anthem after an Indian diplomat here penned a song for the grouping to foster deeper regional consciousness. Abhay Kumar, first secretary, Press, Information and Communication, Indian Embassy, has taken the initiative to write the first ever...
  • SAARC members should put aside differences, says Manish Tewari 07-09-2013 03:40 PM

    Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari Saturday said members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) should put aside their "little differences" to reap dividends. He said the members would benefit politically and also strengthen their economies if they could leave their differences behind for they had...
  • Manish Tewari to inaugurate SAARC Engineers Forum meet 06-09-2013 01:36 PM

    Union Information and BroadcastingMinister Manish Tewari will inaugurate the 12th internationalmeet of SAARC Engineers Forum in Chandigarhon Saturday. It is for the first time that an international meet of theForum is being held outside the capital of any country, theorganisers said in Chandigarhon Friday. Nearly 50 foreign delegates are likely...
  • Ajay Devgn, Runa Laila named SAARC ambassadors for HIV 25-04-2013 06:28 PM

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn, Bangladeshi singer Runa Laila and Oscar-winning Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy have been named as SAARC Goodwill Ambassadors for HIV/AIDS. A meeting of the selection committee was held recently at the SAARC Secretariat and of the 10 nominations received from the member states, the three...
  • Agra to host SAARC literature festival 21-02-2013 05:22 PM

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  • Visually-impaired cricketers for Indo-Pak relations 16-11-2011 08:53 AM

    New Delhi: Shekhar Naik is a man on a mission. His team of visually impaired cricketers are all set for their Pakistan series - the first time since 26/11 that any sports team from India will be playing in Pakistan. And they're very excited. Shekhar Naik Lachma said, "We believe...
  • China came in only after India refused: Sri Lanka 15-11-2011 05:47 PM

    Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa talks to CNN-IBN's Suhasini Haidar on a range of issues from China's growing influence in the country, tourism, fishermen to economy and trade relations with India. ...
  • 'India, Pak trust deficit shrinks to zero level' 13-11-2011 08:41 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Sunday struck a positive note on the future of Indo-Pak relations, saying the "trust deficit is zero or it has shrunk to a large extent" after the meeting between two Prime Ministers in Maldives. When Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and his...
  • 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...
  • TWTW: Cyrus' take on the SAARC meet between PM, Gilani 13-11-2011 12:15 PM

    This week on The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha brings the funny side to the SAARC Summit and TMC's demand for a roll-back in fuel 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....
  • Saarc Special: Have India, Pak moved beyond 26/11? 12-11-2011 11:29 PM

    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 to give $100 mn credit facility to Maldives 12-11-2011 04:18 PM

    Male: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday announced a $ 100 million Standby Credit Facility to Maldives and a number of other key initiatives, including building the capacity of Maldivian security forces, boosting India's ties with this strategic island nation. The crucial decisions, taken during talks between Singh and Maldivian...
  • Will visit Pakistan after action on 26/11: PM 12-11-2011 10:18 AM

    On Board Air India One: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said he has accepted his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani's invitation to visit Pakistan, but stressed that he will go when Islamabad takes "solid" steps against the 26/11 Mumbai terror accused. "Prime Minister Gilani has invited me to visit...
  • 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...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 11-11-2011 11:52 PM

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • SAARC university reduced to a sham 11-11-2011 06:21 PM

    New Delhi: In the midst of the focus on the Maldives SAARC summit, CNN-IBN has found that the South Asia University, set up at a cost of $ 70 million, is in a pathetic state. The Delhi-based university has no campus, no hostel and is struggling with curriculum. According to...
  • India rejected so China built SL ports: Rajapaksa 11-11-2011 03:41 PM

    In an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse said India is the most preferred investor. ...
  • Pak Army backs talks with India: Musharraf 11-11-2011 08:06 AM

    Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says the current talks between India and Pakistan have the backing of the Army. ...
  • 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...
  • India-Pak cooperation to benefit region: US 11-11-2011 04:29 AM

    Washington: Welcoming the meeting between the Indian and the Pakistani Prime Minister in Maldives on the sidelines of the SAARC summit, the US on Thursday said co-operation between the two countries is going to benefit the region. "We have said many, many, many times from this podium that we support...
  • Has the post 26/11 trust deficit between India, Pak reduced? 10-11-2011 10:45 PM

    Both Manmohan Singh and Gilani vowed to open 'a new chapter' in bilateral ties by putting accusations and counter-accusations to an end. ...