Friday, Dec 02, 2022



QS Rankings 2023: India dominates top 500 category among SAARC nations

June 10, 2022 9:38 am

While no other SAARC nation featured in the top 500 bracket, two universities from Bangladesh ranked among the top 1,000.

South Asian University rushes to meet deadline for moving to new campus

May 13, 2022 9:49 am

Sources said the university — currently situated in Chanakyapuri’s Akbar Bhawan—is gearing for the shift while racing against time to set up phone and internet connections, and hostels for students.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman puts in a word with IMF, assures Lanka of ‘cooperation’

April 20, 2022 3:52 am

India has so far committed $1.9 billion to Sri Lanka in the form of credits for essential commodities and fuel, and also in loans and currency swaps.

Pakistan ready to host SAARC Summit, India can join virtually: FM Qureshi

January 03, 2022 6:41 pm

"I reiterate the invitation for the 19th SAARC summit. If India is not ready to come to Islamabad, it can join virtually, but it should not stop others from attending the moot," Qureshi said.

Explained: Why the SAARC meeting was cancelled

September 23, 2021 7:47 am

Sources report that the member states were unable to agree upon the participation of Afghanistan, with Pakistan and India in particular at loggerheads over the issue.

SAARC: Ministers’ meet called off as Pakistan wants Taliban at table

September 22, 2021 11:19 am

Pakistan is learnt to have proposed that a Taliban representative should also be part of the meeting.

The idea of a South Asian solidarity still has the potential to detoxify the legacies of 1947

September 09, 2021 7:40 am

Krishna Kumar writes: When SAARC was mooted in 1985, it created the hope that trade, cultural activity and intellectual exchange would gradually diminish the political legacies of Partition by nourishing a regional fraternity

From Afghanistan to the Maldives: How India's SAARC partners are faring in their fight against Covid

August 05, 2021 1:59 pm

India’s SAARC partners — Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka — are also experiencing a surge in Covid cases. While some are succeeding at reigning in the outbreak, others have not been quite as lucky. 

Can SAARC fill the power vacuum left by US withdrawal from Afghanistan?

July 26, 2021 8:07 am

Dinesh Bhattarai writes: The coming together of leaders, even at the height of tensions, in a region laden with congenital suspicions, misunderstandings, and hostility is a significant strength of SAARC that cannot be overlooked

SAARC must deal with terrorism, obstruction in trade and connectivity: Jaishankar

September 24, 2020 6:25 pm

Jaishankar reaffirmed India's commitment to its 'Neighbourhood First' policy and towards building a connected, integrated and prosperous South Asia.


Narendra Modi addresses the 18th SAARC summit in Kathmandu, Nepal

November 26, 2014 2:10 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with other SAARC nations leaders at the inaugural session of the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu, Nepal