south asian region

US college screens `Sholay’ to kick off ‘Year of India’


September 13th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 13 (IANS) An American college, which has on its rolls over 20,000 students from 170 nations, screened the 1970s bollywood blockbuster "Sholay" as it hosted a `Year ... Read more...

Posted in World |

First in South Asia, a dolphin show in Pakistan


August 13th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Aug 13 (IANS) Pakistanis will now get to see a delightful show of dolphins performing acrobatics here, a first for the entire South Asian region.Mustafa Kamal of Talent Brokers ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Asian coast guard chiefs to discuss piracy, security


July 19th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Chiefs of coast guard agencies of 17 Asian nations will meet here in October this year when they are expected to discuss issues ranging from ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan bans mobile phones during official meetings


July 18th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) Fearing information leaks, the Pakistani government has barred the use of mobile phones during official meetings.The National Telecom and Information Technology Security Board cautioned that mobile ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Government to call all-party meet on J&K; panel report


May 31st, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The government Thursday said it plans to call an all-party meet on the report of the Group of Interlocutors for Jammu and Kashmir and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Kashmiri separatists reject interlocutors’ report


May 24th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 24 (IANS) Even though the interlocutors' report on Kashmir is yet to evoke reaction from the common man, separatist leaders in the state Thursday rejected it outright, labelling ... Read more...

Posted in National |

More Indians head to Nepal


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) Nepal has witnessed a sustained tourist inflow with visitor arrivals in April rising by 23.1 percent year on year, according to official figures released Thursday. Arrivals ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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...

Posted in South Asia |

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...

Posted in South Asia |

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...

Posted in South Asia |

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...

Posted in Life Style |

TT: Soumyajit, Ankita book London berth, heartbreak for Sharath


April 22nd, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Soumyajit Ghosh and Ankita Das, booked their London Olympics berths Sunday in the Asian Olympic Qualification Table Tennis Tournament in Hong Kong, but it was ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Time to mobilise voice of South Asian women’


March 14th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Stressing on the empowerment of rural women, a UN body on gender empowerment is all set to lend more power to the voice of women ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

ICWA to have think tank linkage with Colombo institute


March 9th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation with the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic ... Read more...

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Nepal PM stresses on regional economic integration


February 17th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 17 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai Friday stressed the need of regional economic integration for development of the South Asian region."Nepal is a strong advocate of economic ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

South Asian nations to collaborate on health care


February 7th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) South Asian nations have resolved to tackle challenge of healthcare in the region collectively.Country representates inked the 'New Delhi declaration' here Tuesday for better data-sharing ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Decks cleared for Borlaug Institute in Bihar


February 1st, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 1 (IANS) The Bihar government will provide 200 acres at a token Re.1 per acre on a 99-year lease for setting up a Borlaug Institute for agricultural research, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Tripura university to set up Bangladesh Study Centre


January 25th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 25 (IANS) Tripura Central University will set up a Bangladesh Study Centre soon to teach Indian students more about the neighbouring nation, a top university official told ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Tripura varsity confers honorary doctorate on Hasina


January 12th, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 12 (IANS) Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari Thursday conferred an honorary doctorate of Tripura University on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina."I am extremely grateful to the university ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Sri Lanka’s ties with China no threat to India’


December 29th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka's ruling party has said that the country's cooperation with China should not be viewed by India as a threat to the South Asian region.According ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lions of Khorasan are roaring again


December 11th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Afghanistan, blighted by decades of violence and fundamentalist opposition to modern sports, is - unbeknownst to the outside world - emerging as a football ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India stability factor for region, key to Afghan solution: Germany


December 8th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Describing India as the "stability anchor" for the South Asian region, Germany Thursday said the international community needs "more" of this country and welcomed New ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Don’t expect miracles from India-Pakistan dialogue: Antony


November 15th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday sought to calibrate the growing expectations from the bilateral dialogue between India and Pakistan, saying "don't expect miracles".Antony said ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Pakistan’s mobile phones import go up


October 10th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 10 (IANS) Pakistan, where the mobile telecommunications sector is seeing very large year-to-year growth, has witnessed an increase in mobile phone imports.The import of mobile phones saw a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Three Borlaug institutes to come up in India


October 5th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) In order to harness the best of international science in meeting food security challenges and make India an agricultural hub for South Asian region, the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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...

Posted in World |

Manmohan Singh arrives in Dhaka


September 6th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 6 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Dhaka Tuesday on a two-day visit.Agreements, including a pact on border settlement that will involve a swap of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Manmohan offers India’s support for Bangladesh’s development


September 5th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) A day before he goes to Dhaka on a historic visit, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday underlined India's commitment to support the development of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India praised for not pointing finger at Pakistan


July 15th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 15 (IANS) Praising New Delhi for exercising caution in not pointing a finger at Islamabad for the Mumbai bombings, the Canadian media Thursday said India realises that Pakistan ... Read more...

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SAARC MPs’ conference concludes with call for peace


July 11th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The fifth conference of SAARC MPs concluded here Monday amid calls for peace and rule of law in the South Asian region.On the last ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Mufti seeks national consensus on Kashmir


July 10th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 10 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron and former chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Sunday said there was a need for parties across the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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...

Posted in Politics |

Maternal mortality rate down by half in South Asia: UN


July 8th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Eleven years after adopting millennium development goals (MDG), the UN has observed a reduction in maternal mortality rate by over 50 percent in South Asia, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Antony on two-day visit to Kyrgyzstan


July 3rd, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Continuing with India's policy of stepping up military and economic ties with central Asian republics, Defence Minister A.K. Antony will be on a two-day visit ... Read more...

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