Daily Archives: December 8, 2014

COMBATING TERROR FINANCING THROUGH SAARC

COMBATING TERROR FINANCING THROUGH SAARC Sameer Patil Despite an early regional consensus on counter-terrorism, SAARC’s record in tackling terrorism remains dismal. With the widening network of terrorist groups in the subcontinent, it is imperative that India takes the lead in … Continue reading

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THE TERROR RISK

THE TERROR RISK Muhammad Nurul Huda Whether it is actual terrorist activities disrupting socio-economic activities or the potential of it threatening the social fabric, there is both positive and ominous news for the Bangladesh polity. The Institute for Economics and … Continue reading

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IMPROVING SECURITY

IMPROVING SECURITY Dr Rajan Bhattarai Concept of cooperative security evolved particularly after the end of Cold War. This is a concept which emphasizes more on prevention of war by creating multilateral security framework between the states than by focusing on … Continue reading

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CHALLENGES OF MAKING REGIONALISM WORK

CHALLENGES OF MAKING REGIONALISM WORK – Sheel Kant Sharma – The SAARC summit in Kathmandu took place after a three-year lapse which was marked by drift. The summit concluded on a familiar track: a summit declaration, statements from leaders affirming … Continue reading

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PRESIDENT GHANI MEETS BANGLADESHI PRIME MINISTER

PRESIDENT GHANI MEETS BANGLADESHI PRIME MINISTER At the sideline of the 18th SAARC summit, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met this afternoon with Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Ms. Sheikh Hasina. The bilateral meeting was held in Kathmandu, where the two sides stressed … Continue reading

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SAARC SUCCESSFUL IN PROMOTING REGIONAL COOPERATION, GOODWILL AND UNDERSTANDING

SAARC SUCCESSFUL IN PROMOTING REGIONAL COOPERATION, GOODWILL AND UNDERSTANDING The 18th Kathmandu Summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has been successful in promoting cooperation, goodwill and understanding among the member states for the regional development. Adept … Continue reading

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SAFTA MINISTERS AGREE ON SAARC BANK

SAFTA MINISTERS AGREE ON SAARC BANK Ministers of the SAARC Member Countries along with the Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay who inaugurated the 8th South Asian Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) Ministerial Council meeting. Photo: APP The commerce ministers of … Continue reading

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A WELL FUNCTIONING FREE TRADE AREA TO GIVE A BOOST TO SOUTH ASIA

A WELL FUNCTIONING FREE TRADE AREA TO GIVE A BOOST TO SOUTH ASIA Sanjay Kathuria & Sohaib Shahid There is great excitement for the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit being held in Kathmandu. A big question … Continue reading

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RETHINKING SAARC

RETHINKING SAARC – Tika P Dhakal – Building sub-regional blocks could help South Asia create a larger regional platform.. Three years after the Addu Summit, Nepal is hosting the 18th summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) … Continue reading

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CAN THE EU BE A ROLE MODEL FOR SOUTH ASIA?

CAN THE EU BE A ROLE MODEL FOR SOUTH ASIA? Charubala Annuncio This essay, by our Mumbai correspondent, won the first prize at the “EU-India Essay Contest for Young Indian Journalists” organized by the Delegation of the European Commission in … Continue reading

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8TH SAFTA MINISTERIAL COUNCIL FOCUSES ON REGIONAL ECONOMIC COOPERATION

8TH SAFTA MINISTERIAL COUNCIL FOCUSES ON REGIONAL ECONOMIC COOPERATION The Royal Kingdom of Bhutan hosted the Eighth Meeting of the South Asia Free Trade Area (SAFTA) Ministerial Council (SMC) in Thimphu, Bhutan on 24 July 2014, its first time to host an SMC … Continue reading

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BRING FORWARD ZERO-TARIFFS WITHIN SAARC

BRING FORWARD ZERO-TARIFFS WITHIN SAARC  Tribune Editorial Bangladesh, as the largest exporter within SAARC to India’s dominant regional economy, has the most to gain by supporting moves to genuine free trade The SAFTA Ministerial Council is meeting in Colombo to … Continue reading

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SAFTA MINISTERIAL MEETING: INDIA TO PROPOSE ESTABLISHING SOUTH ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

SAFTA MINISTERIAL MEETING: INDIA TO PROPOSE ESTABLISHING SOUTH ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK NEW DELHI, India: India will propose to establish a South Asian Development Bank for financing infrastructure development in the region at the upcoming South Asia Free Trade Area (SAFTA) … Continue reading

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