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Form South Asian Human Rights Commission: Ganguly


December 11th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sonipat, Dec 11 (IANS) Supreme Court judge A.K. Ganguly has called a South Asian Human Rights Commission.Speaking here on Human Rights Day Saturday, he said that India had the "inescapable ... Read more...

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India announces capacity-building initiatives for SAARC


November 10th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Addu Atoll (Maldives), Nov 10 (IANS) India Thursday committed itself to building capacities of SAARC nations by announcing a slew of measures in educational and cultural fields, apart from ... Read more...

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Lets trust each other, PM tells SAARC nations


November 10th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Addu (Maldives), Nov 10 (IANS) Soon after a successful meet with his Pakistani counterpart, India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday called for all South Asian nations to "trust each ... Read more...

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Terrorism a cancer, hope SAARC nations will fight it: PM


July 9th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Comparing terrorism to cancer, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the scourge can consume societies in the South Asian region and hoped that the ... Read more...

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5 river interlinking projects get priority


April 12th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) The central government is currently giving priority to five river interlinking projects, including the Godavari-Krishna and Dawan-Ganga-Pinjal schemes, a senior official said Tuesday."There are a total ... Read more...

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Surajkund fair, a major draw for art and craft lovers


February 9th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
By Maryam YasminNew Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): The 25th Surajkund Crafts Mela is proving to be major attraction for art and craft lovers, besides international tourists.Organised jointly by the Union Tourism Ministry ... Read more...

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Civil servants have to play vital role in empowering poor: Meira Kumar


November 20th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 20 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Saturday asserting that the civil servants have to play a decisive role as catalysts for social transformation, urged them to ... Read more...

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Pakistan proposes common police force for SAARC


June 26th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 26 (ANI): Pakistan on Saturday proposed the formation of a common police force for the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) countries.Addressing the SAARC Home / Interior Ministers' ... Read more...

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SAARC nations resolve to cooperate with each other against terrorism


June 25th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 25 (ANI): South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations on Friday resolved to cooperate with each other as part of their endeavour to eradicate the menace of terrorism.Speaking ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh-Gilani meeting good for region: US


April 29th, 2010 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 29 (IANS) The United States has expressed support for the meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani in Thimphu on the ... Read more...

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Climate issue could bring SAARC countries closer


April 28th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Thimphu (Bhutan), Apr.28 (ANI): Keeping aside regional and bilateral differences, SAARC leaders are working out a "common position" for the forthcoming Cancun climate summit in Mexico.SAARC leaders are expected to sign ... Read more...

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SAARC leaders meet to project ‘green and happy South Asia’


April 28th, 2010 - 9:12 am ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Thimphu, April 28 (IANS) Heads of eight South Asian countries, including Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, will on Wednesday seek a joint initiative to tackle climate change threats and ... Read more...

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SAARC nations can learn governance from one another: India


March 30th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Countries in South Asia should adopt ideas from one another on best practices for improving and monitoring government performance, Indian cabinet secretary K.M. Chandrashekhar said Tuesday. "So many ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari inaugurates Surajkund Crafts Mela


February 1st, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 1 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari inaugurated the internationally acclaimed annual Surajkund Crafts Mela on Monday at Surajkund near New Delhi.Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was ... Read more...

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India to fight terrorism jointly with SAARC nations, says Krishna


June 2nd, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 2 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna has asserted that India is determined to fight terrorism jointly with other countries.After meeting with representatives of SAARC nations here ... Read more...

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SAARC nations to meet in July to discuss slump


March 14th, 2009 - 7:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 14 (ANI): To deal with a slump in exports, the eight South Asian nations, including India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, will meet in July to finalize the modalities ... Read more...

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SAARC writers to debate terrorism at Agra literary fest


March 10th, 2009 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Nearly 60 writers, poets and scholars from eight south Asian countries will debate and discuss terrorism, ethnic angst and popular culture at the SAARC Festival of Literature ... Read more...

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”Rang de Basanti” to be screened at SAARC film festival


March 8th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 8 (ANI): Bollywood director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra''s ''Rang De Basanti'' will be screened at the ongoing SAARC Film Festival in Abu Dhabi. Another major attraction of the festival is ... Read more...

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SAARC members discuss trade prospects in New Delhi


February 10th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Commerce Secretaries of SAARC nations met here on Tuesday to find ways to remove trade barriers and boost business within the region. Commerce Secretaries from eight member ... Read more...

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Surajkund crafts fair gets first foreign partner in Egypt (With Images)


February 8th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Surajkund (Haryana), Feb 8 (IANS) The Surajkund Crafts Mela has set an international milestone this year. The 15-day fair, which has been inviting SAARC countries for the past three years, has for ... Read more...

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Pune school to take on UK ‘Debating Matters’ finalist in London


January 18th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Pune school students, who proved to be a formidable force in the first-ever indigenous edition of the popular British school debate series 'Debating Matters', will now take ... Read more...

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Kids from 118 schools take part in mock UN session


October 17th, 2008 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Is reunification of the Korean peninsula a distant dream or will Palestinians ever have a place to call home? Kids from 118 schools across the country, Indonesia ... Read more...

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South Asian artistes bring their work together


September 6th, 2008 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Several South Asian artistes have brought their skills and experiences under one roof here to show how the arts draw varying communities, cultures and concerns together. The ... Read more...

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Artists from South Asia to bond over art


September 1st, 2008 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Artists from South Asia will perform and showcase their art works in the capital in a show titled, “Six Degrees of Separation: Chaos, Congruence & Collaboration in ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh urges SAARC nations to stand united against terrorism


August 2nd, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen Kapoor Colombo, Aug 2 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today urged all eight SAARC nations to stand united against terrorism. Terming the recent attack on the Indian Embassy in Kabul ... Read more...

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Council of Ministers express optimism about SAARC Summit outcome


July 31st, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen Kapoor Colombo, July 31 (ANI): Foreign Ministers of the eight SAARC nations Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka today expressed optimism about the outcome of the ... Read more...

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SAARC nations to focus on food, energy security, combating terror(Lead)


July 29th, 2008 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, July 29 (IANS) The Standing Committee meeting in the run-up to the 15th SAARC summit began here Tuesday with the foreign secretaries of the eight member countries focusing on ... Read more...

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Pranab calls for a convention on criminal matters in SAARC region


July 24th, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said that India would push for a convention on mutual legal assistance among the SAARC nations over criminal matters. Speaking at ... Read more...

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Saarc nations agree on joint fight against climate fallout


July 4th, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 4 (IANS) Ministers from eight South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) countries have resolved to work together to build regional capacity for mitigating the impacts of climate change and ... Read more...

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Non-cooperation costs Saarc nations business worth $8 bn


July 3rd, 2008 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 3 (IANS) Sheel Kant Sharma, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) secretary general, says nations in the region miss business opportunities worth $8 billion a year due to non-cooperation ... Read more...

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Saarc nations should fight animal diseases together: India


June 9th, 2008 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The Saarc member nations must join hands in fighting veterinary diseases like bird flu anywhere in South Asia, India said Monday urging its neighbours to devise an ... Read more...

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Call for joint action on bird flu, other veterinary diseases by SAARC nations


June 9th, 2008 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , June 9 (ANI): A two-day South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) conference of Chiefs of Veterinary Services began here today with a call to tackle bird flu ... Read more...

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South Asian University dream to turn real by 2010


May 27th, 2008 - 12:49 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The SAARC dream of establishing a knowledge network to bring students and teachers of the region together inched a step closer to reality with External Affairs Minister ... Read more...

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South Asia University to be reality by 2010


May 26th, 2008 - 10:11 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): In what is termed as South Asia's most ambitious project and manifestation of SAARC reaching implementation stage, the South Asia university will be reality by 2010. ... Read more...

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India not to sign refugee convention: Patil


March 24th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) India does not intend signing the International Convention for Refugees 1951, which specifies the rights of refugees, Home Minister Shivraj Patil said here Monday. "We are doing ... Read more...

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