SAARC countries

WHO urges SE Asian countries to strengthen health system against stroke

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday urged the countries of the Southeast Asian region to strengthen their health care system to tackle the rising incidence of stroke witnessed in the region along with other low income countries every year.

Oct 29, 2016, 00:24 AM IST
Big blow to Pakistan as SAARC Summit in Islamabad likely to be cancelled after India, 3 other countries boycott

Big blow to Pakistan as SAARC Summit in Islamabad likely to be cancelled after India, 3 other countries boycott

India on Tuesday announced that it was pulling out of the Islamabad summit in the wake of the September 18 cross-border terror attack on an Indian Army base in Uri town.

Sep 28, 2016, 16:23 PM IST
Reports of blackout of Rajnath Singh's statement at SAARC meet in Pakistan `misleading`: Govt sources

Reports of blackout of Rajnath Singh's statement at SAARC meet in Pakistan `misleading`: Govt sources

Home Minister Rajnath Singh today skipped a lunch hosted by his Pakistani counterpart Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan after the host himself left the venue.

Aug 04, 2016, 19:49 PM IST
Good news for foreign students! IITs to hold entrance test in eight countries

Good news for foreign students! IITs to hold entrance test in eight countries

The aim behind holding the entrance test in eight countries is also to attract more international talent for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Feb 22, 2016, 11:13 AM IST
India to launch SAARC satellite by December 2016

India to launch SAARC satellite by December 2016

India will launch the SAARC satellite, proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, by December 2016, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Kiran Kumar said on Friday.

Jun 27, 2015, 02:31 AM IST

Share best practices in healthcare, Modi tells SAARC states

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday stressed the need for sharing best practices among SAARC nations in the fields of modern medical science and healthcare, an official release said here.

Apr 08, 2015, 17:35 PM IST

Experts urge PM for 85 percent pictorial warnings on tobacco products

Global health experts, parliamentarians, celebrities, journalists and women groups on Tuesday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stay committed to ensure 85 percent graphic health warning on all tobacco products.

Apr 07, 2015, 22:07 PM IST

Indian Science Congress debates science in SAARC countries

In a first, scientists at the 102nd Indian Science Congress Sunday discussed Science and Technology of SAARC countries.

Jan 05, 2015, 00:29 AM IST

SAARC policy makers, scientists discuss climate change

Policymakers and scientists from SAARC countries have begun deliberations on climate change, which is adversely affecting Ocean and marine life in the region.

Dec 16, 2014, 10:53 AM IST

India to provide immediate visa for patients from SAARC: PM

Pledging to extend all possible cooperation to SAARC countries in diverse fields, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday announced that India will provide immediate medical visa for the patient and an attendant for treatment in the country.

Nov 26, 2014, 14:02 PM IST

Can Modi-Sharif write a new chapter in Indo-Pak ties?

In an unprecedented move Narendra Modi sent an invitation to all heads of the government of SAARC countries to be a part of his swearing-in ceremony as the Prime Minister of India.

May 30, 2014, 21:00 PM IST

Modi has vision for friendly cooperation with SAARC nations: Swaraj

Outlining the regional diplomatic vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the new External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said he has a vision for friendly cooperation with each of the SAARC countries.

May 28, 2014, 22:48 PM IST

History will be made on Monday as Narendra Modi takes oath

It would be history in the making, in more senses than one. A man who once helped his family make ends meet by vending tea at a railway station in between his classes, and who once wandered around the country to find his spiritual moorings, will take his oath as India`s 15th prime minister Monday in what would be a momentous occasion for India`s polity, its neighbourhood and its global outreach.

May 25, 2014, 21:36 PM IST

Nawaz Sharif mulling attending Narendra Modi`s swearing-in ceremony

Pakistan will announce the decision whether Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will participate in the swearing-in ceremony of India`s Narendra Modi.

May 23, 2014, 08:00 AM IST

United India Insurance plans to enter Middle East, SAARC

United India Insurance Company plans to enter the Middle East and SAARC countries to tap the potential in these regions due to a presence of a large India diaspora, a top company executive has said.

Dec 11, 2012, 10:43 AM IST

Badal asks for visa-free regime in SAARC

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday advocated abolition of visa regime among the SAARC countries, and hoped the ongoing bilateral talks between India and Pakistan would pave way for the "historic decision".

Sep 08, 2012, 18:42 PM IST

India to cut number of items under sensitive list for SAARC

India on Friday decided to reduce the number of items in the sensitive list for SAARC countries, aiming to expand trade in goods in the region.

Aug 17, 2012, 14:33 PM IST

SAARC countries pledge to end violence against children

India along with other SAARC countries has pledged to end violence against children in all forms at a meeting held held in Colombo.

Jun 04, 2012, 22:19 PM IST

B'desh to get loans worth $400 mn from India's swap fund

Bangladesh can take loans worth USD 400 million to maintain its balance of payments from India under a USD 2 billion swap fund established by the RBI for SAARC countries.

May 20, 2012, 21:25 PM IST

RBI to offer $2 bn swap arrangement to SAARC countries

The Reserve Bank of India will offer a swap arrangement of USD 2 billion to all SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) member countries to strengthen regional financial and economic ties.

May 16, 2012, 22:03 PM IST