Daily Archives: December 11, 2014

THIRTY-SIX-POINT KATHMANDU DECLARATION

THIRTY-SIX-POINT KATHMANDU DECLARATION Regional cooperation 1. The Heads of State or Government expressed their strong determination to deepen regional integration for peace, stability and prosperity in South Asia by intensifying cooperation, inter alia, in trade, investment, finance, energy, security, infrastructure, … Continue reading

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SAARC FAILS TO FLY, AGAIN

SAARC FAILS TO FLY, AGAIN Diplomatic Correspondent 3 treaties bite the dust despite readiness of India, Bangladesh; experts think reform can make it effective The Saarc pulled a hamstring, once again. The failure to push through any of the three … Continue reading

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STRONG EFFORTS ON TO RESOLVE LBA, TEESTA ISSUES

STRONG EFFORTS ON TO RESOLVE LBA, TEESTA ISSUES Tribune Report About the Teesta water sharing issue, the Indian premier said discussions were underway to this end  Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina meets her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in a meeting … Continue reading

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SAARC ‘FAILURE’ LEADS TO SUB REGIONAL TRADE : MUHITH

SAARC ‘FAILURE’ LEADS TO SUB REGIONAL TRADE : MUHITH Tribune Report ‘Yes, SAARC failed, that’s why we have moved for bilateral and sub-regional trade relations, such as with Nepal and Bhutan’ Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said Bangladesh steps to … Continue reading

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OUTCOME OF 18th SAARC SUMMIT

OUTCOME OF 18th SAARC SUMMIT The 18th summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation concluded in Nepalese capital Kathmandu with an outcome far below expectations. Out of the three key agreements on road, rail, and energy to be … Continue reading

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ANOTHER DISAPPOINTING SAARC SUMMIT

ANOTHER DISAPPOINTING SAARC SUMMIT Last week’s South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Nepal proved another disappointment as leaders of the eight nation grouping only managed to sign one agreement, the creation of a regional electricity grid. Pakistan … Continue reading

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SAARC : BALANCING REGIONAL REALITIES, GLOBAL MODALITIES – ANALYSIS

SAARC : BALANCING REGIONAL REALITIES, GLOBAL MODALITIES – ANALYSIS N Sathiya Moorthy If observers of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) thought that the just-concluded 18th Summit in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu would take off from where … Continue reading

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SAARC SUMMIT WAS A SUCCESS : HASINA

SAARC SUMMIT WAS A SUCCESS : HASINA Senior Correspondent,  bdnews24.com Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the SAARC Summit in Nepal has been “very successful”. Speaking at a meeting of Awami League Central Working Committee at Gonobhaban on Friday evening, … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH DISPLAYS DIPLOMATIC SUCCESS AT SAARC SUMMIT

BANGLADESH DISPLAYS DIPLOMATIC SUCCESS AT SAARC SUMMIT Bangladesh press || Bangladesh has displayed a new diplomatic image of integrating the neighboring countries to ink deal for common interest in the recently ended SAARC summit. When uncertainty looms large on the … Continue reading

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SEVERAL BANGLADESH PROPOSALS ADOPTED IN SAARC DECLARATION : FM

SEVERAL BANGLADESH PROPOSALS ADOPTED IN SAARC DECLARATION : FM Senior Correspondent,  bdnews24.com The foreign minister has said several Bangladesh proposals have been incorporated in the ‘Kathmandu declaration’ at the end of the SAARC summit. Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali briefing journalists … Continue reading

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PM MODI HITS THE RIGHT NOTES AT SAARC SUMMIT

PM MODI HITS THE RIGHT NOTES AT SAARC SUMMIT Prashant Jha   A few hours before Narendra Modi was to arrive in Kathmandu on Tuesday afternoon for the eighteenth South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit, held on November 26 … Continue reading

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18TH SAARC SUMMIT CONCLUDES WITH ONE PACT, SEVERAL UNDERSTANDINGS

18th SAARC SUMMIT CONCLUDES WITH ONE PACT, SEVERAL UNDERSTANDINGS Kathmandu, Nov 28 The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) Summit concluded in Kathmandu Thursday with the adoption of a 36-point Kathmandu Declaration. During the Summit, a Saarc Framework … Continue reading

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THE SAARC ELECTRICITY GRID : A CRACKLING PROPOSAL WAITING FOR TAKEOFF – ANALYSIS

THE SAARC ELECTRICITY GRID : A CRACKLING PROPOSAL WAITING FOR TAKEOFF – ANALYSIS MONISH GULATI The fifth meeting of the energy ministers of SAARC countries which was held after a gap of three years in New Delhi last month finalized … Continue reading

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LOVE, SUSTAINABILITY AND THE SAARC ENERGY DEAL

LOVE, SUSTAINABILITY AND THE SAARC ENERGY DEAL In the past, South Asian leaders have not shown an inspiring example in terms of energy cooperation: we have heard of the failed India-Bangladesh natural gas deal, the stalemate between India and Pakistan … Continue reading

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LIMPING SAARC GETS IMPORTANT LAST-MINUTE DEAL

LIMPING SAARC GETS IMPORTANT LAST-MINUTE DEAL Nadeem Qadir The limping eight-nation South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) got a little breather with the last-minute regional electricity grid deal, although it remains unclear if Pakistan can deliver due to past … Continue reading

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SAARC NATIONS INK SEAMLESS ELECTRICITY GRID DEAL

SAARC NATIONS INK SEAMLESS ELECTRICITY GRID DEAL The foreign ministers of SAARC member states have signed the SAARC Framework Agreement for Energy Cooperation (Electricity). The agreement will enable greater cooperation in the power sector among South Asian countries. It is … Continue reading

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SOUTH ASIAN COUNTRIES BOOST ENERGY COOPERATION AND CALL FOR LEGALLY BINDING CLIMATE DEAL BY 2015

SOUTH ASIAN COUNTRIES BOOST ENERGY COOPERATION AND CALL FOR LEGALLY BINDING CLIMATE DEAL BY 2015 Ramesh Bhushal South Asian countries – including India, Pakistan and Bangladesh –  agree to develop cross border energy trade and call for a legally binding … Continue reading

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SAARC COUNTRIES FINALIZE ENERGY COOPERATION FRAMEWORK AGREEMENTES FINALIZE ENERGY COOPERATION FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT

SAARC COUNTRIES FINALIZE ENERGY COOPERATION FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT The 5th SAARC Energy Ministers Meeting has finalized the SAARC Framework Agreement for Energy Cooperation (Electricity). This agreement was pending since 2010 and is a crucial step towards developing a SAARC Market for … Continue reading

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ENERGY COOPERATION DEAL SIGNED AT SAARC SUMMIT

ENERGY COOPERATION DEAL SIGNED AT SAARC SUMMIT Next summit will be held in Pakistan.. The Saarc Framework Agreement on Energy Cooperation has been signed on Thursday afternoon aimed at trading electricity from one country to another and erecting trans-boundary power … Continue reading

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ROAD, RAIL, WATERWAYS TO LINK ENTIRE SOUTH ASIA

ROAD, RAIL, WATERWAYS TO LINK ENTIRE SOUTH ASIA Rejaul Karim Byron 6 MoUs likely during 18th Saarc Summit…. To boost economic activities in the region, the Saarc nations are likely to sign six Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) on rail, road, … Continue reading

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