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2008-09-27 15:00:24

The Government of India has commended SriLankan Airlines for its handling of Indian VVIP flights during the recent SAARC Summit in Colombo. The gathering of Presidents and Prime Ministers of the eight- nation South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) involved hundreds of senior government officials from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Maldives, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka, amidst tight security. SriLankan Airlines provides ground handling facilities for all airlines and...

2008-09-09 06:00:38

Text of report headlined "India for regional cooperation in fighting poverty, diseases" by Indian newspaper The Hindu website on 9 September, subheading as carried [by Aarti Dhar] New Delhi: India on Monday [8 September] sought regional cooperation in overcoming the challenges posed by poverty and diseases, which are likely to aggravate owing to climate change. The appeal was made External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee while inaugurating the 26th meeting of the Ministers of Health...

2005-11-12 12:55:29

By Y.P. Rajesh DHAKA (Reuters) - Old rivals India and Pakistan failed to make headway in a slow-moving peace process as talks on Saturday between the two prime ministers stuck to entrenched positions in their long-running dispute over Kashmir. The discussions between India's Manmohan Singh and Pakistan's Shaukat Aziz, held on the sidelines of a South Asian regional summit in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, were not expected to achieve any breakthrough. But the apparent hesitation...

2005-11-11 20:18:44

By Raju Gopalakrishnan DHAKA (Reuters) - Authorities in Bangladesh's capital are spending considerable money and effort to ensure that this weekend's summit of South Asian leaders goes off well, but many in the teeming city say they are being made poorer. Dhaka hosts the leaders of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Bhutan on Saturday and Sunday at a summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) that has already been twice postponed. Worried...

2005-11-09 19:56:41

By Y.P. Rajesh DHAKA (Reuters) - Leaders of South Asia, home to nearly one-fifth of humanity, gather in Bangladesh this weekend for a twice-postponed summit to push long-standing goals to reduce poverty, boost trade and fight terrorism. But 20 years after the grouping was born, old rivalries and internal conflicts are still blocking any meaningful progress. India, which has about 70 percent of the region's people, wealth and land, has had differences at one time or another with...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.