India's rise is in United States of America's interest: US

 US lawmakers and officials have highlighted the importance of India-US relationship, with the administration's pointsperson for South Asia saying India's rise is in US' interest and a strong US is in India's interest.

US wants reduction in tension in South Asia

 The US wants to see a reduction in tension in South Asia and an improvement in the bilateral ties between India and Pakistan.

US wants reduction in tension between India, Pakistan
US wants reduction in tension between India, Pakistan

The US wants to see a reduction in tension in South Asia and an improvement in the bilateral ties between India and Pakistan.

Global warming may eat up $200 billion crops globally by 2050: Study
Global warming may eat up $200 billion crops globally by 2050: Study

A whopping USD 200 billion worth of wheat, rice and maize crops could be lost by 2050 globally if the issues arising from global warming are not addressed on a war-footing, an independent study on the impact of climate change on crop yields has warned.

India, China played central role in poverty reduction: Report

According to the final report on the Millennium Development Goals, Southern Asia has made remarkable progress in moving towards the achievement of the MDGs in some areas.

Islamic State seen overtaking al Qaeda in South Asia social media war

Islamist militant propaganda websites and social media accounts in South Asia are promoting Islamic State at the expense of al Qaeda, analysts said on Friday, highlighting the rivalry between the two global militant groups.

Pak to participate in SAARC satellite project meeting: ISRO

The SAARC countries, including Pakistan, will participate in the ambitious SAARC satellite project conceived by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, top official said today.

China, Pak should build railways to link with South Asia: Official

 China and Pakistan should build a railway network in addition to the proposed USD 46-billion economic corridor to boost trade with South Asia and Arabian Peninsula, a top Chinese official said.

US asks India, Pakistan to cool down after Myanmar strike

The relationship between India and Pakistan is critical to advancing peace and stability in South Asia, the US has said and asked the two countries to take steps to reduce tensions.

Significance of PM Modi's visit to Dhakeshwari temple

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday offered prayers at Dhakeshwari Temple in Dhaka. He also worshiped other idols and chanted hymns in the temple.

Pakistan committee passes resolution condemning Parrikar's remarks

A parliamentary committee of Pakistan on Wednesday passed a resolution condemning Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's remarks that "terrorists have to be neutralised only through terrorists" and asked the government to take up the matter with the UN Security Council.

Develop disaster-proof response mechanisms, urge experts

As earthquakes continue to hit South Asia, experts review emergency preparedness and response mechanism in New Delhi.

12th International water expo to be held in Mumbai

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai in collaboration with EA Water Private limited, a leading solution provider in waste water management, will organise the 12th international Water Expo here.

Pakistan officials question group's claim of Islamic State funding

Pakistan The militant group that said it was behind Wednesday`s massacre of 45 commuters in Karachi is a dangerous outfit with ties to Pakistan`s Taliban, but intelligence sources voiced doubts about claims it had received financial support from Islamic State.

1,000 South Asian migrants reach Sumatran shores

Some 1,000 Rohingyas and Bangladeshi migrants arrived safely in Sumatra, Indonesia, on Friday after receiving help from fishermen, officials reported.

Firm foreign demand for Indian medical expertise: Sitharaman

Most African countries, some European nations and many South-East Asian countries have indicated a keen interest in having Indian expertise in health care, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Sunday.

Pakistan accept terms to elect Indian rival
Pakistan accept terms to elect Indian rival

What price the position of Asian Football Confederation vice president? For Praful Patel, it meant ensuring more fixtures and playing opportunities for arch-rivals Pakistan.

Bangladesh opposition boycotts mayoral elections, calls them rigged

Dhaka: Bangladesh`s main opposition party on Tuesday boycotted three mayoral elections over accusations of massive rigging, fanning fears of further unrest in the South Asian nation.

China "extremely concerned" by ASEAN statement on disputed sea

China`s foreign ministry said on Tuesday that it was "extremely concerned" after leaders of Southeast Asian countries expressed worry about land reclamation and navigational freedom in the disputed South China Sea.

Beijing poised for `de facto control` of South China Sea: Philippines

Beijing is poised to take "de facto control" of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned on Sunday as it called on fellow Southeast Asian countries to "finally stand up" to their massive neighbour.