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SAARC’s success depends on India, Pakistan: National Conference


August 26th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) said Sunday that improved India-Pakistan relations can not only bring stability to the region but also holds the key ... Read more...

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Tourism should be part of political agenda: Sahai


July 6th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai Friday said tourism should be part of the political agenda for its huge potential for economic development."Tourism especially provides ... Read more...

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India assures greater market access to SAARC countries


February 16th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) India Thursday said it will take pro-active measures to reduce barriers in trade and services, in a bid to ensure greater economic integration in the South ... Read more...

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India pitches for more trade, investment in SAARC


January 30th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Pitching for greater free trade and investment among South Asian countries, India has stressed that the current "challenging international economic environment" can provide SAARC ... Read more...

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New managing director takes charge of Samsung India


January 9th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) B.D. Park took over Monday as the new managing director of the consumer durables company, Samsung India.Park will oversee operations of Samsung India Electronics, Samsung ... Read more...

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Digital lifestyle brand Belkin launches 24×7 helpline in Hindi


November 22nd, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) In keeping with the growing penetration of IT in Tier II and III cities, leading technology and digital lifestyle brand Belkin announced Tuesday the launch ... 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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Protect SAARC’s shared cultural identity: Writer


September 29th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 29 (IANS) India and the other countries belonging to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) should conserve and project their shared centuries-old civilisation, noted writer Ajeet ... Read more...

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South Asia should now launch war on poverty: Pakistani minister (Interview)


September 13th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The countries of South Asia should join hands to launch a war on poverty in the region just as they have done with the war ... Read more...

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India, Maldives to strenthen bilateral ties (Lead, superseding previous story)


November 4th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) India and the Maldives Thursday discussed ways to further strengthen their multifaceted relations, particularly in areas like health, education and investment."Both the dignitaries discussed bilateral issues relating ... Read more...

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India, Maldives to strenthen bilateral ties


November 4th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) India and Mauritius Thursday discussed ways to further strengthen their multifaceted relations, particularly in areas like health, education and investment."Both the dignitaries discussed bilateral issues relating to ... Read more...

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33rd SAARC Literature Festival March 26-29


March 24th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The impact of environment on literature will be the focus of the 33rd SAARC Festival of Literature at the India International Centre March 26-29. Writers, academics, artists, ... Read more...

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Theatre fest from South Asia on Women’s Day (With Image)


March 3rd, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Be it strife-torn Afghanistan, Pakistan or Sri Lanka, women in South Asia are playing an increasingly important and powerful role fostering peace. Come March 8, the International Women's ... Read more...

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Airtel looking at expanding to other SAARC countries


December 16th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Leading mobile service provider Bharti Airtel Wednesday said it was looking at expanding its base in various SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries and would ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh to be honoured by South Korean government


October 15th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) The South Korean embassy will Thursday confer two special honours on Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan here. "The Korean government has decided to confer an honorary belt in ... Read more...

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Badshah of Bollywood is now Dr. Shah Rukh Khan (Lead)


July 10th, 2009 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan Friday became Dr. Shah Rukh Khan. He was presented an honorary doctorate in arts and culture by Bedfordshire University at a ceremony ... Read more...

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Meet Dr Shah Rukh Khan now


July 10th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan becomes Dr Shah Rukh Khan Friday. The Bollywood superstar is to be presented an honorary doctorate in arts and culture by Britain's Bedfordshire University ... Read more...

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India to contribute $239 mn to build South Asian University


July 2nd, 2009 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The government Thursday approved payment of $239.93 million to the South Asian University, which is scheduled to begin functioning in the national capital from 2010. ... Read more...

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India to give 240-mn dollars for South Asian University


July 2nd, 2009 - 10:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 2 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today approved payment of India's contribution of 239.930 million dollars to the South Asian University, which is around 79 percent of the total cost ... Read more...

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South Asian artists display their best works in Dhaka


April 17th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 17 (IANS) "Who are we... we are us," says the caption to a painting by Anoma Wijewardene, a Sri Lankan painter who is among the South Asian artists displaying their ... Read more...

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SAARC writers debate terrorism in Agra literary festival


March 14th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Agra, Mar 14 (ANI): The SAARC festival of Literature has commenced in Agra with terrorism forming the central theme. Activists and academicians from the region including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Sri ... 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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India-Pakistan trade to decline by 60 percent


March 8th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) India-Pakistan trade is likely to see a 60 percent decline in 2009-10, with the overall trade falling from $2 billion to $900 million in the coming months ... Read more...

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This time, SAARC literature fest will be peace pilgrimage


February 8th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 8 (IANS) With the Mumbai terror attacks scarring people's sensibilities, the 29th SAARC Festival of Literature here next month could well turn into a peace pilgrimage for the 100-plus literary ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves agreement between India and South Asian University


November 20th, 2008 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 20 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for signing of headquarters agreement between India and South Asian University and also gave its approval for issuing a ... Read more...

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Vice President Ansari inaugurates IITF - 2008


November 14th, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari inaugurated the ''28th India International Trade Fair (IITF) -2008'' organized by India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO), here today. Delivering inaugural address, the ... Read more...

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India moves to set up South Asian University


October 31st, 2008 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) In what has been described as the "largest visible sign of transformation of SAARC", the Indian government has approved the tabling of a bill in parliament to ... Read more...

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Ludhiana beckons medical tourism


October 13th, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
By Sunil Sharma and Karan KapoorChandigarh / Ludhiana, Oct 13 (ANI): The burgeoning healthcare sector in India, with world-class facilities, including the state-of-the-art diagnostic equipments, has been attracting organizations specializing in ... Read more...

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Southeast Asia region should cooperate for public gains: India


September 8th, 2008 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The emerging economies of Southeast Asia, which are setting global health agendas, should join hands for public gains in health care, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said ... Read more...

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Pakistan assures probe into Indian Embassy bombing


August 2nd, 2008 - 10:51 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorColombo, August 2 (ANI): Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Saturday assured Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that Pakistan will investigate the bombing of Indian Embassy in Kabul.PM Manmohan ... 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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Cabinet gives nod to creation of SAARC development fund


March 7th, 2008 - 10:13 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar 7 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to the following proposals on the establishment of the SAARC Development Fund.It also gave approval to singing of Intergovernmental Agreement ... Read more...

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First SAARC agriculture meet begins in Delhi


March 5th, 2008 - 5:29 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar.5 (ANI): The first SAARC conference on agriculture began here today with a focus on alleviating hunger and poverty in the region. A three-day meet will discuss the regional agrarian ... Read more...

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