SAARC nations

Set your timers! ISRO to launch India's 'priceless gift' South Asia Satellite today

Set your timers! ISRO to launch India's 'priceless gift' South Asia Satellite today

On Thursday, ISRO began the 28-hour countdown for the launch of the satellite into orbit.

May 05, 2017, 08:19 AM IST

SAARC nations raised concern over atmosphere for summit: MEA

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Thursday said all Saarc countries had raised concerns that it was not possible to join the Saarc Summit in Islamabad in the current atmosphere.

Oct 20, 2016, 21:43 PM 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

India-Bangladesh relations a good example of friendly ties with neighbours, says Prez Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee said that India-Bangladesh relations is a good example of progress.

Nov 19, 2015, 04:11 AM IST
 After Allah, second highest word that appears in Quran is 'ilm': PM Narendra Modi

After Allah, second highest word that appears in Quran is 'ilm': PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday described knowledge as the focal point of all religions and said that education helped societies to come out of darkness.

Jun 15, 2015, 18:36 PM IST

India offers support to make SAARC region polio-free

With an aim of making the South Asian region polio-free, India has offered support to technical missions from SAARC nations, the Lok Sabha was informed Friday.

Apr 24, 2015, 16:03 PM IST

SAARC nations reaffirm commitments on tobacco warning

 Amid a row over increasing the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products, India and other SAARC nations today "reaffirmed" their commitments to ensure that such warnings cover 50 per cent or more of display area as recommended by a WHO Framework Convention.

Apr 08, 2015, 17:09 PM IST

Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar may visit Pak in March: Sartaj Aziz

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar may visit Pakistan in March for talks and all issues including Kashmir will be part of the dialogue, Pakistan Prime Minister's Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz has said.

Feb 17, 2015, 18:57 PM IST
Marine debris damaging coral reefs: NIO scientist

Marine debris damaging coral reefs: NIO scientist

The increasing amount of marine debris like plastic, glass, rubber and others break or damage reef, a senior scientist said here.

Dec 22, 2014, 11:06 AM IST
Coral reefs facing heat of thermal, chemical impact: Experts

Coral reefs facing heat of thermal, chemical impact: Experts

Coral reefs which are home to over 25 per cent of marine life, are facing a double blow across the globe in the form of thermal and chemical impact, a senior scientist said.

Dec 17, 2014, 12:03 PM IST

SAARC nations resolve to set up South Asian Economic Union

Aiming to transform the region into a vibrant economic zone, SAARC Thursday resolved to set up a South Asian Economic Union on the lines of European Union by facilitating a common market and removing trade barriers.

Nov 27, 2014, 22:15 PM IST

SAARC must capture the imagination of our people: Nawaz Sharif

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif congratulate Nepal for holding the SAARC summit and expresses his gratitude to the Nepali PM Koirala.

Nov 26, 2014, 11:32 AM IST

Modi engagement with SAARC to pave way for growth: Ficci

Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's move to engage with leaders of SAARC nations, Ficci on Tuesday said it will pave the way for long lasting peace and multi-faceted cooperation, which is critical to put the region on a strong pedestal of sustained growth and development.

May 27, 2014, 22:31 PM IST

Nawaz Sharif`s son says Pakistan has high hopes from Narendra Modi

Hussain Sharif, the eldest son of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said there are huge expectations from India`s Prime Minister-to-be, Narendra Modi back home, and hoped that India under Modi would live up to them.

May 26, 2014, 16:39 PM IST

Feels great when neighbours are friends: Meenakshi Lekhi

Bharatiya Janata Party (VJP) leader Meenakshi Lekhi on Sunday said that it feels great when India is friends with other neighbouring countries and added that it was wonderful meeting Bhutan Prime Minister Lyonchen Tshering Tobgay.

May 26, 2014, 00:52 AM IST

Over 6000 personnel to keep vigil during Modi`s swearing-in

A multi-layered security apparatus has been put in place for Narendra Modi`s swearing-in as India`s 14th Prime Minister at forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday, to be witnessed by nearly 4000 invitees including heads of state and government of SAARC nations.

May 25, 2014, 19:46 PM IST

Modi`s swearing-in preparations underway at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Preparations are underway at the Rashtrapati Bhavan for May 26 swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as the country`s 15th Prime Minister which will be attended by heads of SAARC nations.

May 22, 2014, 21:54 PM IST

Mobile technology to track missing children in SAARC nations

Using mobile and GPS technologies, a SAARC body is trying to develop a digital system to track missing children at the regional level and combat cross-border trafficking.

Oct 29, 2013, 12:26 PM IST

Bangladesh woos India Inc, eyes $5-bn investment in 3 yrs

Bangladesh, a part of the eight- member SAARC grouping, expects investment from Indian corporates to double to USD 5 billion in the next three years on the back of an improvement in investment climate.

Jun 27, 2013, 17:36 PM IST

Scholarship for SAARC nations' finmin, central bank officials

The Reserve Bank of India Tuesday announced a scholarship scheme for higher studies in economics for officials from central banks and Finance Ministries of SAARC nations.

Jun 18, 2013, 22:15 PM IST