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The transformation of SAARC

On April 3, when the 14th Summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation is inaugurated, the organisation will undergo a transformation. After more than two decades since its founding......

Why this general's visit to India was so important

Thailand's importance to India's Act East policy is too significant to be overlooked, says Rajaram Panda. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Thailand's Prime Minister General Prayut......

'This was a week I will not soon forget'

'We use the word "historic" perhaps too much, but the prime minister's visit certainly was historic in so many ways.' IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama at their......

How Pakistan is holding back SAARC

Connectivity is what SAARC needs most, but Pakistan remains a stumbling block, says Rajeev Sharma. IMAGE: SAARC foreign ministers and diplomats before the SAARC Council of Ministers at Pokhara,......

Peaceful and secure neighbourhood will yield 'rich dividends' for SAARC, says India

India on Wednesday said it firmly believes that a peaceful and secure neighbourhood will yield "rich dividends" for South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation countries even as it asserted......

India-Asean goods FTA faces hiccups

One main stumbling block has been failure to ensure all 10 South-East Asian countries come on board.The India-Asean free trade agreement (FTA) in merchandise goods has failed to realise its full......

Pak stand on Safta: Govt concerned

Voicing concern over Pakistan's non-implementation of South Asian Free Trade Area, the government said on Tuesday the effect of Islamabad's notification was limited to tariff concessions for India......

FTA: India awaits ASEAN response

The Centre said on Wednesday it had made a good offer for the proposed Free Trade Agreement with the Association of South East Asian Nation and is awaiting ASEAN's reactions to it."We have made an......

India, ASEAN ready trade plan

India and Association of South-East Asian Nations are working on a list of items on which the two sides will bring down tariffs faster and implement it by January next year."An early harvest......

'South Asia FTA to benefit region'

The proposed South Asia Free Trade Agreement, which will come into effect according to the timetable set out at the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation summit in Islamabad, will......

Craze for Rajni's film hots up

Every Rajnikanth release is a festival of sorts for his diehard fans. But with the superstar's latest release Sivaji: The Boss, the fans have outdone themselves. Here is a look at what happened......

India-ASEAN car rally begins

Beginning a new chapter in the country's relationship with South-East Asia, the inaugural India-ASEAN Car Rallyon Tuesdaykicked off from the historic Judges fieldin Guwahatiin the presence of Assam......
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