south asian countries

Pangolin scales worth Rs.2.3 crore seized


September 7th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Sep 7 (IANS) Around 390 kg of pangolin scales worth Rs.2.3 crore have been seized in Mizoram, police said Friday.Customs and Mizoram Police officials Thursday night raided a house ... Read more...

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Letters to Santa Claus with love from India


July 17th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rovaniemi (Arctic Circle), July 17 (IANS) "Dear Santa Claus, I need a little help in my studies so that I can bring laurels to my family", "Please ring my doorbell, ... Read more...

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Eurozone events should not deter South Asian union, says PM


June 29th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Puducherry, June 29 (IANS) The events in the eurozone should not affect the attempts to build a South Asian union although the financial and economic crisis gripping Europe in ... Read more...

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‘There is no border between India and Africa’


June 4th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 4 (IANS) Intellectuals, political and diplomatic representatives of African countries underlined the importance of South-South co-operation and the role of India as a catalyst between the emerging diplomatic ... Read more...

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One in four Indians ’suffering’: Gallup poll


May 28th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS) South Asians rated their lives worse in 2011 than most residents in other parts of Asia with nearly one in four Indians "suffering", third highest after ... Read more...

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Bangladesh, India to start work on Feni bridge


May 5th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 5 (IANS) India and Bangladesh will start work next week to build a bridge over river Feni in Tripura for access to Bangladesh's Chittagong sea port to ferry ... Read more...

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South Asia needs innovative poll strategies: Quraishi (Lead)


April 30th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Bitter political competition, use of money power and citizens' apathy in the electoral process call for innovative methods and strategies in the South Asian region, ... Read more...

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South Asia needs innovative poll strategies: Quraishi (Lead)


April 30th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Bitter political competition, use of money power and citizens' apathy in the electoral process call for innovative methods and strategies in the South Asian region, ... Read more...

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South Asia needs innovative poll strategies: Quraishi


April 30th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Bitter political competition, use of money power and apathy of citizens in the electoral process call for innovative methods and strategies in the South Asian ... Read more...

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South Asia becoming global art hub: Dhaka promoter (With Images)


April 24th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Dhaka Art Summit with 249 artists is being seen as a new beginning of cultural bonds between Bangladesh, India and the rest of the ... Read more...

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Peaceful Sri Lanka records increase in tourists


April 18th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka has recorded an increase in the number of tourist arrivals in March, according to data released by the Tourist Board Wednesday.The most number of ... Read more...

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‘Knowledge gap widens gulf between South Asian nations’


March 10th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) People in the South Asian region have little knowledge about each other that widens the gulf between them, experts at a regional conference said Saturday. ... Read more...

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Let not political differences affect South Asia integration: India (Roundup)


March 9th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) India Friday exhorted neighbouring countries not to let political differences come in the way of faster integration to address issues like terrorism, and underlined that ... 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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India, US war drill kicks off in Rajasthan


March 5th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Indicative of their growing interoperability and comfort levels in joint operations, the Indian and US armies Monday kicked off a war drill in Rajasthan that ... Read more...

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Pentagon says US special forces in India; Delhi denies (Second Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The US special forces are based in India and four other South Asian countries, a Pentagon commander has said. But India promptly denied it, saying ... Read more...

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US says its special forces in India; Delhi says ‘no’ (Lead)


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) US special forces are based in India and four other South Asian countries, a Pentagon commander has said. India quickly denied hosting American troops on ... Read more...

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US special forces not stationed in India: Government


March 2nd, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) India Friday strongly denied the presence of US special forces teams on its soil, as claimed by an American commander.The defence ministry said US Pacific ... Read more...

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US special forces helping India to contain LeT


March 2nd, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) The US and India are working together to contain Pakistan-based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba, blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, with US special forces present in India ... Read more...

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CBSE to offer international curriculum in Indian schools (Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) About 50 schools in India may soon offer the international curriculum of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on a trial basis, Human Resource ... Read more...

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Indian schools may offer international curriculum


February 7th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will soon introduce its international curriculum, CBSE-I, in schools in India on trial basis, Human Resource Development Minister ... Read more...

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Need research on diseases affecting South Asia: Azad


February 5th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) South Asian countries should together work for research on diseases affecting them and which are responsible for a high mortality rate, India's Health Minister Ghulam ... 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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SAARC can bring real cooperation in South Asia (Comment)


January 6th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
At last India and Pakistan, it seems, have woken up to the need for genuine cooperation in South Asia where countries of the region start depending on each other for those ... Read more...

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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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15 south Asian bands to rock Delhi


November 29th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Contemporary south Asian music will rock Purana Qila, a 16th century fort in the heart of the capital, for three days beginning Friday during the ... Read more...

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‘Cooperation can overcome power shortage in South Asia’


November 24th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) South Asian countries must cooperate in addressing the issues of growing power shortage and energy insecurity due to high oil and gas prices in the ... Read more...

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About 98,000 Pakistanis die of unsafe water, poor sanitation annually


November 19th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) An estimated 97,900 people in Pakistan die every year due to lack of clean water and poor sanitation, a report released by an international organisation has ... Read more...

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China unleashes charm for SAARC-plus one summit


November 14th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Addu (Maldives)/New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) With diaries and paper bags flaunting 'China-SAARC friendship!', Beijing unleashed a charm offensive for a greater role at the eight-nation summit in the Maldives ... Read more...

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Teesta pact will need national consensus: PM


November 13th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Nov 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the government has "some distance" to travel to evolve consensus on the stalled Teesta water-sharing ... Read more...

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PM heads to SAARC summit Wednesday, spotlight on Gilani meeting


November 8th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh heads Wednesday on a four-day visit to attend the SAARC summit in the Maldives, the Indian Ocean archipelago where he ... Read more...

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SAARC officials firm up agenda for Nov 10-11 summit


November 7th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Foreign secretaries and senior officials of eight SAARC countries met Monday at the Addu Atoll in the Maldives to firm up the agenda for ... 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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Activists give voice to women in strife-torn regions


September 30th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Women activists from South Asian countries have emphasised upon a greater role for women in peace building measures in conflict-ridden regions."We need to document women's ... Read more...

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More women needed in South Asian politics: Activists


September 15th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) A rise in the number of women in politics is the need of the hour for advancement of women's rights in South Asia, say social ... Read more...

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