regional integration

Tokyo declaration on Afghanistan backs India’s concerns on terror


July 8th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 8 (IANS) Backing India's concerns over terrorist safe havens in the AfPak region, the Tokyo conference of international donors on Afghanistan Sunday endorsed key recommendations of a regional ... Read more...

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India, Mauritius agree to push for trade pact


July 6th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) India and Mauritius Friday agreed to hasten negotiations on the proposed Preferential Trade Agreement, with a view to boost bilateral trade and enhance economic engagements.Mauritian ... Read more...

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US reiterates support for India’s role in Afghanistan


July 4th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) As Pakistan agreed to reopen ground supply lines into Afghanistan after a US apology of sorts, the United States reiterated its support for India's constructive ... Read more...

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US says it’s helping India find alternative oil supplies


May 24th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) In the face of a public outcry in India over rising oil prices due to Iran oil sanctions, the US said it was trying to help ... Read more...

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ADB aid to developing countries tops $21.7 bn in 2011


April 26th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, April 26 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved $21.72 billion in financing operations to Asian developing countries in 2011, a 14.5 percent year-on-year increase, according to its 2011 ... Read more...

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World Bank calls for more trade within South Asia


April 20th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) South Asia needs more political will to embrace regional trade cooperation for the benefit of the lagging region, said a senior World Bank official.Isabel Gurrero, ... Read more...

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South Asia to gain when Pakistan frees trade with India: Chamber head


March 21st, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The free trade pact among the eight member nations of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) will be operational by the year-end once ... Read more...

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Call for liberalising trade and travel in South Asia (Lead)


March 10th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) A two-day South Asia conference Saturday resulted in a raft of suggestions, including liberalising trade and travel, for promoting quicker integration in the region that ... Read more...

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India pitches for private sector role in South Asian integration


March 10th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) India Saturday underlined its commitment to the ongoing transformation of South Asia and asked the private sector to play a greater role in regional integration.India's ... Read more...

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‘Major strides in reducing trust deficit with Pakistan’


March 9th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, March 9 (IANS) Ahead of his visit to Islamabad later this year, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday said that although terrorism posed a continuing threat to the region ... Read more...

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Time to do more business in South Asia: India (Lead)


March 9th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) India Friday called for faster economic integration in South Asia and underlined that costs of not doing business with each other in the region will ... Read more...

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Menon to open seminar on South Asia next week


March 2nd, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon will inaugurate a two-day seminar here next week that will focus on the ongoing transformation of South Asia and new ... Read more...

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Ethiopia seeks India’s financial muscle for its rail project


January 28th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Jan 28 (IANS) Ethiopia wants $300 million more from India for an ambitious railway project that would connect it with neighbouring Djibouti, a venture that India backs ... Read more...

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South Asia to accelerate trade, combat terror (Roundup)


November 12th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Addu (Maldives), Nov 11 (IANS) In this idyllic Indian Ocean atoll, leaders of eight South Asian nations Friday decided to accelerate trade liberalisation, intensify anti-terror cooperation and unveiled key ... Read more...

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India unveils duty cuts for SAARC LDCs, says let’s trust each other


November 10th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Addu (Maldives), Nov 10 (IANS) Stressing that the global economy is "under stress," India Thursday announced trade concession for poorer SAARC countries and exhorted the grouping's members "to put ... Read more...

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SAARC should focus on infrastructure, trade: CII


November 6th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has urged the leaders of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to create infrastructural linkages and remove ... Read more...

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India remains committed to help rebuild Afghanistan


September 30th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 30 (IANS) With the onset of the drawdown of foreign security forces in Afghanistan, India has said it remains committed to partnering Kabul in building a peaceful, ... Read more...

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SAARC integration faster if Pakistan ties were better: India


August 25th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Ahead of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in the Maldives in November, India Thursday announced the setting up of a South ... Read more...

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Mohali match: Dhaka daily blames Indian mission for visa delay


March 30th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 30 (IANS) A prominent daily newspaper here has blamed the Indian High Commission for the "inexplicable delay" in issuing visas for the India-Pakistan World Cup semifinal at ... Read more...

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India-Africa business conclave starts Sunday


March 25th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) With booming two-way trade, investment deals worth billions of dollars are likely to be discussed at the three-day India-Africa project partnership conclave that starts ... Read more...

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Patil urges Manipuris to maintain harmony for nation’s progress


March 11th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Mar 11 (ANI): Emphasizing that sustained development can take place in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Friday urged Manipuris to maintain harmony, reject violence and ... Read more...

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Former Japan PM Hatoyama meets Manmohan Singh


January 17th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Former Japanese Prime Minister Yokio Hatoyama, who is on a two-day visit to India, met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today.Hatoyama also met Commerce and ... Read more...

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Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor to be model of bilateral ties: ex Japan PM


January 17th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Former Japanese Prime Minister Yokio Hatoyama, who is on a two-day visit to India, has said the industrial corridor being executed between New Delhi and Mumbai would ... Read more...

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Ex-Japanese PM meets Sheila Dikshit in Delhi


January 16th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 16(ANI): Former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, who is on a brief visit to India, met Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit here on Sunday.Hatoyama will stay in the national ... Read more...

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EU, India to work for terror free, stable, peaceful Afghanistan


December 10th, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, Dec.10 (ANI): Leaders of the European Union (EU) and India on Friday reiterated their common interest in creating a stable, peaceful and inclusive Afghanistan, free from terrorism, as well as their ... Read more...

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EU welcomes resumption of India-Pakistan talks


June 5th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, June 5 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has welcomed the resumption of talks between India and Pakistan and hoped this would help resolve their outstanding issuess, EuAsiaNews reported. "The EU ... Read more...

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Thirty years on, EU and ASEAN seek stronger partnership


May 26th, 2010 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 26 (DPA) The European Union (EU) and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Wednesday pledged to upgrade their cooperation in order to support each other's integration efforts and ... Read more...

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Expand South Asia intra-regional trade, investment flows: Manmohan Singh


April 28th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Thimphu (Bhutan), Apr 28 (ANI): Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said intra-regional trade flows have grown, while transport and telecommunication links have expanded over the years between South ... Read more...

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SAARC is glass half empty, region needs empowerment: PM (Lead)


April 28th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Thimphu, April 28 (IANS) The 25-year experience of SAARC has been like a glass half empty, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday, warning South Asian leaders that ... Read more...

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SAARC is a glass half empty: PM


April 28th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Thimphu, April 28 (IANS) The 25-year experience of SAARC has been like a glass half empty, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday while stressing that the 21st ... Read more...

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India will contribute to South Asia’s resurgence: Manmohan


April 27th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A day before he leaves for the 16th SAARC summit in Bhutan, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday called for collective efforts to spur regional integration and ... Read more...

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US for anti-terror programme with Dhaka


April 22nd, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 22 (IANS) The US is coordinating counter-terrorism programmes with Bangladesh. US ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer arrived here Wednesday to discuss India-Bangladesh relations, especially ways to strengthen counter ... Read more...

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Ecuador, Uruguay launch oil-for-petrol initiative


March 4th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Jose Ignacio (Uruguay), March 4 (IANS/EFE) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa visited this Uruguayan port town for the launch of an oil-for-petrol swap between the two countries's respective energy companies, a programme he ... Read more...

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Latin American and Caribbean countries to form new bloc without U.S. and Canada


February 24th, 2010 - 2:03 am ICT by BNO News
CANCUN, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) – Latin American leaders gathered in a two-day summit in Mexico and have agreed to create a regional bloc, which excludes the U.S. and Canada, Mexican President Felipe ... Read more...

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Dhaka prepares to meet donor agencies’ consortium


February 1st, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 1 (IANS) Dredging its silted rivers and augmenting energy sources top Bangladesh's plans as it prepares to present its case before a consortium of donor agencies. Increasing regional integration ... Read more...

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