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Glimpses from the WION Global Summit 2019 in Dubai

The summit was inaugurated by chief guest and guest of honour His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet Minister and Minister of Tolerance, UAE. During his address, His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance, United Arab Emirates said the UAE has good trade relations with India and plays a key role in regional and global security. 

Feb 21, 2019, 09:58 AM IST

Women in South Asia: Are we caught between Tradition & Modernity?

Mariam Wardak, Social Activist, Afghanistan speaks on "Women in South Asia: Are we caught between Tradition & Modernity?' at the WION Global Summit in Dubai.

Feb 20, 2019, 21:18 PM IST

Maldives, India conducting series of military exercises: Mohamed Jameel Ahmed at WION Global Summit

Bhaswati Mukherjee, former Indian diplomat, Kanwal Sibal, ex-foreign secretary, Dr Mohamed Jameel Ahmed, former vice-president of Maldives and G Parthasarathy, former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan took part in the "India & Maldives - Emergence of Indo-Pacific" at WION's Global Summit in Dubai on Wednesday.

Feb 20, 2019, 20:12 PM IST

Sri Lanka's strategic location not being properly used: Namal Rajapaksa at WION's Global Summit

Hasanul Haq Inu, former minister of Bangladesh, Shaurya Doval, director of India Foundation, Namal Rajapaksa, MP from Sri Lanka, Zakia Wardak, social activist from Afghanistan, Michael Kugelman, South Asia expert at the Wilson Centre in the US participated in a panel discussion on "Future of South Asia - Strategic Balances & Alliances" at WION's Global Summit in Dubai on Wednesday evening. Namal Rajapaksa, Member of Parliament from Sri Lanka pointed out that his country's strategic location was not being properly used.

Feb 20, 2019, 19:40 PM IST

Pakistan has to be taken to task: Former Indian Army chief at WION Global Summit

Former Indian army chief General Bikram Singh along with G Parthasarathy, ex-Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Husain Haqqani, director of Hudson Institute, US, Kanwal Sibal, former foreign secretary and Micheal Kugelman, South Asia expert from the Wilson Centre got together for a panel discussion on "Uprooting state-sponsored terrorism: An imperative for peace in South Asia".

Feb 20, 2019, 18:00 PM IST

In democracy, everyone's emotions need to be taken into account: Sadhguru at WION Global Summit

Sadhguru, founder of Isha Foundation, while speaking to the audience at WION's Global Summit said that practical situations need to be handled in different ways when human conflicts occur. He pointed out that in a democracy everyone's emotions and considerations need to be taken into account, although it becomes difficult at times.

Feb 20, 2019, 16:42 PM IST

Counter Terrorism: The Indian perspective in a multi-polar world

As the highest contributor to the UN peace keeping forces, India has supported global efforts for establising peace across the world but India continued to suffer terror strikes. What is New Delhi's counter terrorism strategy? How does India view global threat? In this session 'Counter Terrorism: The Indian Perspective in multi polar world' the panelists Congress Spokesperson Manish Tiwari, and BJP's in-charge of foreign affairs department Vijay Chauthaiwale discuss the options.

Feb 20, 2019, 16:14 PM IST

Success of Development Goals anchored in India: His Excellency Hardeep Singh Puri

During his address to the WION's Global Summit, His Excellency Hardeep Singh Suri, Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs, India said that when the UN adopted the 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development Goals it was clear it will be anchored with India.

Feb 20, 2019, 14:40 PM IST

His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan inaugurates WION Global Summit

The summit was inaugurated by chief guest and guest of honour His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet Minister and Minister of Tolerance, UAE. During his address, His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance, United Arab Emirates said the UAE has good trade relations with India and plays a key role in regional and global security.

Feb 20, 2019, 13:44 PM IST

WION Global Summit: Unleashing the Power of South Asia kicks off in Dubai, UAE

WION is holding its 'Unleashing the Power of South Asia' conclave today in Dubai, UAE. The summit aims to bring together leaders from across the world to find common ground on the way forward for the South Asian region.

Feb 20, 2019, 12:54 PM IST

Unleashing the Power of South Asia: Full schedule of WION conclave

WION is holding its 'Unleashing the Power of South Asia' conclave today in Dubai, the UAE.

Feb 20, 2019, 12:29 PM IST

Samvedna: IAF's first composite HADR air exercise in South Asia begins from Monday

IAF's first composite HADR air exercise in South Asia begins from March 12-17.

Mar 10, 2018, 23:27 PM IST

Memories of 2015 disaster: Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 hit Nepal

A strong intensity earthquake on Friday morning hit South Asia's landlocked central Himalayan country Nepal.

Dec 08, 2017, 10:23 AM IST

Mattis begins his trip to Pakistan, Middle East, West Africa

Defence Secretary Jim Mattis today began his trip to Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan and Kuwait to re-affirm the enduring US' commitment to partnerships in the Middle East, West Africa and South Asia, the Pentagon said.

Dec 02, 2017, 08:57 AM IST

Terror groups draw sustenance from support systems in South Asia: Sushma Swaraj at BRICS ministerial meet

In a veiled attack on Pakistan, Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said militants continue to find shelter in countries using terrorism as an 'instrument of state policy'.

Sep 21, 2017, 22:40 PM IST

Pakistan strongly rejects Donald Trump's remarks on terrorism

The conclusions of the meeting were later shared in Senate by Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif.

Aug 25, 2017, 15:51 PM IST

41 million affected by South Asia flooding, situation could worsen: United Nation

Nearly a thousand people have been killed, and tens of thousands of homes, schools and hospitals have been destroyed in Bangladesh, India and Nepal.

Aug 25, 2017, 12:11 PM IST

Death toll from South Asia flooding tops 1,000

Thousands of soldiers and emergency personnel have been deployed across India, Bangladesh and Nepal, where authorities say a total of 1,009 bodies have been recovered since August 10 when intense rainfall started falling.

 

Aug 24, 2017, 15:01 PM IST

Delhi Police ties up with Uber for women safety

The DCP of the Crime Branch, Madhur Verma, who was also present at the programme, said the Himmat app is the Delhi Police's another step towards women's safety which becomes more crucial in a society that has a parochial mindset. 

 

Aug 04, 2017, 23:57 PM IST

Resolve 'Doklam standoff' peacefully: Former Russian minister to China, India

India has conveyed to the Chinese government that the road construction would represent a significant change of status quo with serious security implications for it.

Jul 29, 2017, 20:15 PM IST