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.

South Asia monsoon seen below average in 2015 on El Nino

Bangladesh and its South Asian neighbours are expected to see below average rainfall in 2015 due to the impact of an El Nino weather pattern, which can bring on a dry spell in the region, a weather expert said on Wednesday.

Pak PM terms SAARC as engine for regional economic growth

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said the SAARC grouping was an important vehicle for regional cooperation and an engine for economic growth of South Asia that has 1.7 billion consumers.

India can choose to take part in any Silk Road project: China

In a bid to convince India to shed its reservations and back the mega Silk Road initiatives, China Wednesday said besides linking its strategic ventures, Indian government can choose to take part in any of the projects in the South Asian region.

Conflict in South Asian region impedes poverty reduction: Manmohan Singh

Conflict and security issues in the South Asian region have impeded the pace of poverty reduction and improvement in human development, former prime minister Manmohan Singh said on Thursday.

Pakistan's growing nuclear arsenal, South Asia's biggest concern: NYT

 Noting that "Pakistan, with the world`s fastest-growing nuclear arsenal, is unquestionably the biggest concern," in South Asia, a leading US daily wants major powers to turn their attention towards it after finalising the Iran deal.

Resurging India driving energy across South Asia: US
Resurging India driving energy across South Asia: US

The US has said India's resurgence under the new leadership was driving energy and optimism across South Asia and the two countries were now "indispensable partners" in promoting peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.

Bhutan-India ties role model political relationship: Bhutan PM

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.

'Ignoring climate change could increase nutrition disorders'

 Ignoring climate change could exacerbate nutrition deficiency disorders in South Asia, particularly in women and children, experts said on Thursday.

'1.7 bn women in emerging economies do not own mobile phones'

Over 1.7 billion females in low-and middle-income countries do not own mobile phones and women on average are 14 percent less likely to own a mobile phone than men -- creating a gender gap of 200 million fewer women than men owning mobile phones, a report said here on Tuesday.

US to reassure Pak for working against anti-India terrorism

The US can not reassure Pakistan against any Indian threat if it fails to commit itself towards working against anti-India terrorist groups operating within its territory, two US experts on South Asian issues have told American lawmakers.

Trailing the traffickers, UK police in new role rescuing slaves: TRFN

Inside one of Britain`s biggest special anti-trafficking operations, police officers surrounded by files, forms and photographs attempt to unravel a complex network of crime.

Budget Session: Watch President Pranab Mukherjee's full speech

Watch the full speech of President Pranab Mukherjee during the Parliament's Budget Session.

Indian languages have few takers in US

Despite the Indian economy`s rapid growth and the increase in US-India ties, American students continue to display low interest in Indian languages, preferring instead languages like Chinese, Korean or Arabic, according to a new language survey.

US, Indian officials discuss stable Afghanistan

India and the US held discussions on regional cooperation in South Asia focussing on a stable and prosperous Afghanistan, a US embassy statement said here Thursday.

Reform of UNSC should be through consensus, say Pak, China

With India seeking a permanent seat in a reformed UN Security Council, Pakistan and China have said any change in the 15-member body should be achieved through "consensus".

Pakistan is increasingly isolated, says daily

 Pakistan is increasingly feeling isolated globally and in South Asia too, a commentary in a newspaper said Saturday, calling for a re-think on the country`s foreign policy.