SAARC

  • Need to replace cynicism and skepticism in SAARC countries with optimism, says PM Narendra Modi 28 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: In a clear message to the heads of South Asian countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi focussed on the need to end the cynicism and skepticism that is often linked with the SAARC countries. "When we speak of SAARC, we usually hear two reactions - cynicism and skepticism. We must...
  • SAARC Live: A good neighbourhood is a universal aspiration, says PM Narendra Modi 2 hours 40 minutes ago

    The two-day SAARC summit began on Wednesday. This is the 18th summit of SAARC nations. ...
  • China looms over SAARC summit in the Himalayas 3 hours 41 minutes ago

    New Delhi: When eight South Asian leaders gather for a summit in Kathmandu on Wednesday, they will meet in a conference centre donated by China to its cash-strapped Himalayan neighbour Nepal 27 years ago. In the decades since it built the modernist brick and glass hall, China has massively stepped up...
  • India likely to hold bilateral talks with all SAARC nations except Pakistan 3 hours 52 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a clear message to the Pakistan government that India will hold structured bilateral talks with all SAARC nations except Pakistan. An informal meeting between the two heads has, however, not been ruled out. On Tuesday, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had said that...
  • China says it wants to 'elevate' partnership with SAARC 16 hours 54 minutes ago

    Beijing: On the eve of the SAARC summit in Nepal, China on Tuesday said that it wants to "elevate its partnership" with the South Asian bloc amid a debate in the official media here on enhancing China's role in the eight member grouping from an observer to that of an...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif ready for talks, puts onus on India for resumption of dialogue 17 hours 40 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that Pakistan is ready to hold talks with India but it is up to India to re-start the negotiations which were called off "unilaterally" by it. "Cancellation of talks was New Delhi's unilateral decision," Sharif said after arriving in Kathmandu to attend...
  • Modi flags off Kathmandu-New Delhi bus service 18 hours 19 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Kathmandu-New Delhi bus service as he began his two-day Nepal visit on Monday. Modi and his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala flagged off the bus service on Monday evening in Kathmandu. Before the flagging off, both the Prime Ministers hopped into the bus which was decorated with...
  • With 10 pacts signed, chopper gifted, Modi having flagged off bus, Indo-Nepal ties touch a new high 19 hours 18 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi noted that the ties between India and Nepal have come a long way under the new NDA government as he began his two-day visit to the neighbouring country with the inauguration of Trauma Centre in Kathmandu's Bir Hospital. "It has not been even 100 days since...
  • Live: PM Modi arrives in Nepal for 18th SAARC Summit 20 hours 15 minutes ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Nepal on Tuesday for the 18th SAARC Summit. He inaugurated Trauma Centre in Kathmandu. ...
  • Modi, Nepalese PM to inaugurate Delhi-Kathmandu bus service 20 hours 41 minutes ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala will inaugurate Delhi-Kathmandu bus service, a new initiative by the two countries. In the past there have been private operators who have been operating these bus services between India and Kathmandu but for the first time it is happening...
  • Modi reaches Kathmandu for SAARC summit, to hold bilateral talks with Nepalese PM 20 hours 47 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached Kathmandu to attend the two-day SAARC summit. Leaders from eight South Asian countries will attend the 18th SAARC summit which will begin on Wednesday. Modi has a jam-packed schedule as he will be flagging off the Kathmandu-New Delhi bus service. He will...
  • Narendra Modi, Nawaz Sharif may meet at a retreat organised in Kathmandu after the SAARC summit 23 hours 58 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif at a retreat that will be organised in Kathmandu after the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit. Earlier in the day, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spoke to Pakistan's National Security and Foreign Affairs Adviser...
  • Developing relations with neighbours a key priority for India, says Modi before leaving for SAARC summit Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for Kathmandu to attend the two-day South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Nepal on Tuesday. India is set to pitch for greater regional connectivity, people-to-people contact, and stronger cooperation on energy infrastructure development during the SAARC summit. Leaders from eight...
  • Hectic preparations underway for SAARC summit, PM Modi to reach Kathmandu by afternoon Yesterday

    Kathmandu: Hectic preparations are underway for the 18th SAARC summit in Nepal. Leaders from eight South Asian countries will attend the two-day event which will begin on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reach Kathmandu on Tuesday afternoon. India is set to pitch for greater regional connectivity, people-to-people contact, and...
  • Nepal ready to 'mediate' between India, Pakistan at SAARC summit Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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' Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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...
  • No formal Modi-Sharif meeting in Nepal but India doesn't rule out informal talks between the PMs 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif are unlikely to have a formal meeting during his visit to Kathmandu in Nepal. However, according to sources, an informal meeting can be held between the two ministers at the sidelines of the SAARC summit. The Indian government has...
  • SAARC Standing Committee discusses terrorism, energy, poverty 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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,...
  • Minor's killing: Protestors block India-Bhutan road link 2 days ago

    Siliguri: Protesting against the alleged rape and murder of a teenage girl, local residents Sunday blocked the SAARC Road in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, snapping the Indo-Bhutan road link, police said. The body of 16-year-old girl, who had gone to Bhutan to work as a maid, was found Saturday night in...
  • News 360: Obama to attend India's R-Day celebrations 4 days ago

    In a major step which will further help cement diplomatic ties between India and the United States of America, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday invited US President Barack Obama to be the chief guest at next year's Republic Day celebrations, which was readily accepted by the latter. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 4 days ago

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  • Nepal set for Modi's Janakpur visit despite cancellation fears 4 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 5 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...
  • Amidst protest by political parties in Nepal, PM Modi's visit to Hindu goddess Sita's birthplace cancelled 5 days ago

    Kathmandu/New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Janakpur, the revered Hindu religious site in Nepal, has been cancelled at the last minute due to opposition by some political parties peeved over their non-inclusion in the preparatory committee, government sources said on Thursday. Modi will be leaving on November 25 to...
  • News 360: Supreme Court asks CBI chief Sinha to withdraw from 2G probe 5 days ago

    In a huge blow to the CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked him to withdraw himself from overseeing the investigation into the 2G scam case. A bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu has said that prima facie it appears that allegations levelled against Sinha were...
  • Delhi-Kathmandu bus service to begin during PM Modi's Nepal visit 5 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 5 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...