SAARC

  • Modi to attend 3 multilaterals, address joint Australian Parliament in November 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a series of multilaterals in November, including G-20 in Australia and SAARC in Kathmandu as well as hold bilateral meetings with various top leaders. The Prime Minister will first travel to Myanmar capital Nay Pyi Taw for East Asia Summit (EAS) on November...
  • PM Modi talks 'strong SAARC' with neighbours; gets Yoga Day support September 28, 2014

    New York: Taking forward his 'neighbourhood first' policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday discussed matters of regional and bilateral cooperation with top leaders of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. The three neighbouring leaders also promised their full support to Modi's suggestion to the UN to celebrate International Yoga Day once...
  • Swaraj discusses UN Security Council reform with counterparts September 26, 2014

    New York: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj raised the issue of early reform of the UN Security Council during her meetings with counterparts from China and the IBSA and G4 blocs, saying that concerted efforts should be made to complete the reform process by 2015, coinciding with the 70th anniversary...
  • Rajnath Singh proposes SAARC centre for good governance September 19, 2014

    Kathmandu: Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday proposed setting up a South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) centre for good governance where officers from all member countries can come together to exchange their experiences. Participating in the sixth meeting of interior and home ministers of SAARC countries in...
  • SAARC members must cooperate to face common challenges:Rajnath September 18, 2014

    Kathmandu: SAARC countries are facing common challenges and they should cooperate with each other to address them, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said, underlining that India is committed to reviving the grouping as a major forum to promote active regional collaboration. "SAARC will be an appropriate platform for meeting the...
  • SAARC Home Ministers' meet to discuss terrorism, piracy September 17, 2014

    Kathmandu: Home Minister Rajnath Singh will lead the Indian delegation at a conference of Home and Interior Ministers of SAARC countries to be held in Kathmandu on September 19 where terrorism, piracy, trafficking of drugs and women and children will top the agenda. Singh is expected to flag issues like crossborder...
  • AMU professor Faizan Mustafa gets SAARC Best Law Teacher Award August 19, 2014

    Eminent academician Faizan Mustafa, who is senior vicepresident of citybased NGO Rural Litigation Entitlement Kendra, has been conferred with this year's prestigious SAARC Best Law Teacher Award. In a unanimous decision the highpowered jury conferred this award on Mustafa, according to a press statement released by the NGO in Dehradun on...
  • US officials hail Modi's steps to firm up ties with neighbours July 17, 2014

    Washington: Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's steps to improve ties with SAARC countries, top US officials, eminent South Asia experts and lawmakers have said he has shown firm commitment towards strengthening India's relations with its neighbours, including Pakistan. "When Prime Minister Modi invited the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif,...
  • Jammu and Kashmir be made epicentre of SAARC cooperation: PDP June 22, 2014

    Srinagar: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party on Sunday voiced hoped that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will restart the dialogue and reconciliation process with Pakistan and the state will be made a center stage for SAARC cooperation. "I hope Prime Minister Narendra Modi restarts stalled the process of dialogue and reconciliation that was...
  • Modi government offers renewed sense of optimism: US corporate sector June 4, 2014

    Washington: The Narendra Modiled government's functioning in its first week has offered a renewed sense of optimism even as no major policy decision or economic reforms have been announced, according to the US corporate sector. "There is a renewed sense of optimism in the air and we share that sentiment," said...
  • RSS not an economic fundamentalist, says Ram Madhav May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The RSS is "not an economic fundamentalist", senior sangh leader Ram Madhav said on Thursday making it clear that the Narendra Modi government is free to take decisions for the good of the country including on FDI. The organisation said that its "broad line" is to protect the...
  • PM told Pak talks can't go ahead if terrorism continues: Sushma Swaraj May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday took charge even as she began her work on Tuesday with meeting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Soon after taking charge, Swaraj said that her first prerogative would be to portray the strengths of India...
  • Modi pulls off a diplomatic coup of Day 1 of assuming office May 28, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi met all the eight leaders of SAARC countries on Day 1 of assuming office. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 27, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • ModiSharif meet: Photoop or an ice breaker? May 27, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his first day at work by meeting all the SAARC leaders on Tuesday. Narendra Modi raised issues of terror and the trial in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case in his first bilateral meeting with Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif. IBN18 EditorInChief Rajdeep Sardesai takes question with...
  • PM Modi begins work with foreign affairs, meets Pak PM, other leaders May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his first day at work by meeting all the seven SAARC leaders on Tuesday. Modi started with meeting Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and ended the day of bilateral talks with meeting Bangladesh Parliament Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury. The key meeting of them all was...
  • PM Modi meets Pak PM Nawaz Sharif, seeks speedy trial of 26/11 attacks case May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his first day at work by meeting all the eight SAARC leaders on Tuesday. Modi started with meeting Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and ended the day of bilateral talks with meeting Bangladesh Parliament Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury. The key meeting of them all was...
  • Live: Had an excellent meeting with Modi, looking forward to a positive outcome, says Sharif May 27, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet all the seven SAARC leaders today. The SAARC leaders were in India to attend Modi's swearingin ceremony. ...
  • PM Modi to meet Pak PM Sharif today, may discuss 26/11 trial delay May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: All eyes on Tuesday will be on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's diplomatic push and his meet with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He is set to begin his first day in office by meeting SAARC leaders. Both Modi and Sharif will meet around noon at Hyderabad House. No...
  • Day 1 of Narendra Modi government May 27, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced his 45 ministers with their portfolios. While Arun Jaitley has got Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs, Rajnath Singh and Sushma Swaraj have got Home and External Affairs respectively....
  • President hosts dinner for SAARC leaders, PM Modi May 27, 2014

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday night hosted a dinner for visiting SAARC leaders and Prime Minister Narendra Modi where the guests were treated to a variety of dishes drawn from various parts of the country. From Gujarat's popular dish 'kela methi nu shaak, to mouthwatering 'Chicken chettinad' from Tamil Nadu, the...
  • Narendra Modi's pictures with mother, leave Nawaz Sharif, mother emotional May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: History was created when Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived at the Rashtrapati Bhawan for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony on Monday. Sharif, whose visit was clouded in speculations over his presence for the event, walked down the red carpet of Rashtrapati Bhawan forecourt on Monday evening, marking...
  • Inviting SAARC nations a good gesture by Modi: Javed Akhtar May 26, 2014

    Lyricist and singer Javed Akhtar, however, also said that the invite should not be turned into a big issue. ...
  • List of leaders attending, missing Narendra Modi's swearingin May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: PrimeMinister designate Narendra Modi will sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister on Monday at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan at 6 PM. The mega event will be attended by around 4,000 Indian and foreign dignitaries, including key leaders from all the seven SAARC nations. Even though there is...
  • President to host 'private dinner' for SAARC leaders May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will host a 'private dinner' for the SAARC leaders and their representatives, who have been especially invited for the swearingin of Narendra Modi as country's 15th Prime Minister. The visiting VVIPs include Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai,...
  • Modi oath taking: Rashtrapati Bhavan gears up for its biggest event ever May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The swearingin ceremony of Narendra Modi as the 15th Prime Minister of India will be the biggest event so far to have been staged at Rashtrapati Bhavan with the guest list, which includes key leaders from SAARC countries, set to cross the 4,000 mark. This is the first time...
  • Fivetier security for Modi's openair swearingin ceremony May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: With more than 3000 VVIPs expected to attend Prime Ministerdesignate Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony on Monday, security is at its peak in the national capital. Officials are busy in last round of preparations for the openair ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan forecourt. Fivetier security is in place in Delhi...
  • Preparations in full swing for VVIP guests at Modi's swearingin May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: As Prime Ministerdesignate Narendra Modi will take oath on Monday at Rashtrapati Bhawan, preparations are underway for the VVIP guests at the swearingin ceremony. Bangladesh Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and Bhutan Prime Minister Tobgay will arrive in Delhi on Sunday. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to...
  • Narendra Modi's swearingin: Kickoff point for a new foreign policy May 24, 2014

    By inviting the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) leaders to his swearingin ceremony, Prime Ministerdesignate Narendra Modi has sent out a powerful message on foreign policy. After an electoral campaign where "Candidate" Modi had made several disquieting statements about the region from criticising Bangladesh for its treatment...
  • Modi's invitations to South Asian leaders a strong signal: US May 23, 2014

    Washington: Prime Ministerdesignate Narendra Modi's invitations to the leaders of South Asian countries including Pakistan to attend his swearingin ceremony on Monday sends a strong and positive signal, a top American diplomat has said. "I certainly think that having the regional leaders come (for the swearingin ceremony) is a strong...