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Pak court frees suspect in US journalist Daniel Pearl's beheading case  Oct 25, 11:18 am
London, Oct 25 (ANI): An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has reportedly freed one of the suspects in the beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl.
Fifth SAARC meeting concludes, energy cooperation framework agreement finalized  Oct 18, 10:21 am
New Delhi, Oct.18 (ANI): The two-day long fifth meeting of the energy ministers of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations concluded here on Friday with the Ministers assurance to get the framework agreement for energy cooperation approved from their respective Governments so that it could be signed during the forthcoming SAARC Summit scheduled to be held in November, 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Fifth SAARC energy ministers meeting to be held in New Delhi  Oct 15, 2:34 pm
New Delhi, Oct.15 (ANI): The fifth meeting of the energy ministers of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations has been scheduled for October 16 and 17, with an aim to strengthen energy cooperation among the member countries of the organisation.
PCB chief assures Lanka country now 'safe' for playing international cricket  Oct 11, 10:21 am
Karachi, Oct 11 (ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan has reportedly assured Sri Lanka of foolproof security arrangements for the visiting teams as he visited the country on the last leg of his tour of South Asian cricketing nations.
100-plus artistes dance, sing, drum at grand finale of SAARC fest  Sep 29, 6:52 pm
New Delhi, Sept. 29 (ANI): Over 100 artistes from India and abroad performed together to tastefully coordinated choreography that unveiled a grand range of aesthetics, ringing down curtains on the SAARC Cultural Festival on Traditional Dances of South Asia in the capital.
Tripura flower decorators hopes to earn big by the end of Durga Puja  Sep 28, 9:12 am
Agartala (Tripura), Sept.28 (ANI): The 10-day-long Durga Puja festival, also referred to as Durgotsava or Sharadotsav, plays a vital role for the business of age old cottage industry of garlands and decorative items as they make immense profit during this festival time. It is an annual Hindu festival in South Asia that celebrates the worship of the Hindu goddess Durga.
SAARC nations need shared database on heritage  Sep 27, 11:28 pm
New Delhi, Sept. 27 (ANI): SAARC nations should own a shared database on the intangible cultural heritage (ICH) of South Asia so as to locate the region's cultural components, pool them onto a platform and facilitate their exchange between people and transmission down generations, a seminar noted today.
SAARC culture festival photo exhibition draws visitors to Akademi  Sep 26, 7:23 pm
New Delhi, Sep 26 (ANI): SAARC nations have renewed their cultural ties at a just-concluded conclave of their culture ministers, but their shared history of artistic cooperation dates back to five decades - as portrayed eminently in a grand spectacle that opened in New Delhi.
SAARC Culture Ministers' meet will chart out 2014-17 action plan  Sep 23, 9:31 pm
New Delhi, Sept. 23 (ANI): India will host the third meeting of the SAARC Culture Ministers this year on September 25.
Nepal PM Koirala urges SAARC to combat terrorism unitedly  Sep 19, 7:25 am
Kathmandu, Sept.19 (ANI): Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala said Friday that terrorism, extremism and radicalism pose threats to the culture of harmony and tolerance existing in South Asia, and stressed on the need for SAARC member countries to collectivily resolve to addressing the challenges emanating from them.
Rajnath Singh leaves for Kathmandu, to attend sixth SAARC Home Ministers meeting  Sep 18, 1:46 pm
New Delhi, Sept.18 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has left for Kathmandu to attend the sixth South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Home Ministers meeting, which is scheduled to be take place from Friday.
CA builds artificial pitch to rid cricketers of 'sub continental' spin demons  Sep 17, 1:57 pm
Johannesburg, Sep 17 (ANI): Australia has reportedly built an artificial pitch at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane that simulates the conditions of the pitches in the South Asian subcontinent to allow Australian batsmen to deal with spin bowling on slow tracks, where they have struggled quite a lot in the past.
SAARC Home Ministers', officers to discuss counter-terrorism, piracy steps in Kathmandu  Sep 17, 9:40 am
Kathmandu, Sept.17 (ANI): The sixth meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) Home Ministers and secretaries of interior, home and immigration authorities will be held here from today.
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Sri Lanka  Sep 16, 6:20 pm
Katunayake (Sri Lanka), Sept.16 (ANI): Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Sri Lanka Tuesday on a 23-hour-long state visit on the second leg of his three-nation South Asia tour.
Three-day SAARC meet to start tomorrow in Nepal  Sep 16, 1:37 pm
New Delhi, Sept.16 (ANI): The sixth meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) ministers of home, SAARC secretaries of home, and SAARC immigration authorities is scheduled to be held in Kathmandu on Wednesday.
Al-Qaeda South Asia arm claims responsibility for Karachi naval yard raid  Sep 12, 2:00 pm
Dhaka/Karachi, Sept.12 (ANI): Al-Qaeda's new South Asia branch has claimed responsibility for a recent raid on a Karachi naval yard that left a sailor and three attackers dead, adding they had help from former military officials.
Why jihad against India must continue  Sep 8, 1:09 pm
New Delhi, Sept.8 (ANI): The statement by Al Qaeda leader Al Zawahiri about India, Myanmar (he called it Burma - something that the Americans do also) is too important to be ignored by the media. Yet the issue and its significance has probably been lost by the competitive sensationalism that has described the contents of the video tape. Whether or not an Al Qaeda cell exists in India can only be confirmed by the intelligence agencies; for the rest it is speculation. By calling it AQIS (Al Qaeda in South Asia) they have scored a psywar victory. It absolves Pakistan of the charge that there is an Al Qaeda in Pakistan. Or at least dilutes it. The next terror attack in India can then be attributed to AQIS and not to any Pakistani outfit, notably the LeT. Thereby, Pakistan, LeT or other surrogates will have been absolved by default.
Govt. will take appropriate steps to face Al-Qaeda's threat, says BJP  Sep 4, 12:29 pm
New Delhi, Sept.04 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday maintained that the NDA Government will take all necessary steps to face the challenge thrown open by Al-Qaeda chief Ayman Al -Zawahiri's declaration of a new terror outfit in South Asia.
Al-Qaeda's motive behind releasing video aimed at showing that it is still effective : Security Expert  Sep 4, 12:29 pm
New Delhi, Sept. 4 (ANI): Security Expert Alok Bansal said today that the recently released video by Al-Qaeda's Ayman al-Zawahiri announcing the creation of a new branch of the organization in South Asia is just a way to show that Al Qaeda is still effective.He said this is to counter the many Islamic fundamentalist groups in recent times who have shifted their allegiance to the Iraq and Syria-based Islamic State.
Govt. must put pressure on Pakistan to expedite 26/11 trial: Manish Tewari  Sep 4, 11:25 am
New Delhi, Sept. 4 (ANI): Congress leader Manish Tewari on Thursday said the government must take cognizance of the announcement made by terrorist group Al-Qaeda to set up a new branch in South Asia and asked New Delhi to put pressure on Islamabad to expedite the 26/11 trial.
Al-Zawahiri announces setting up of new wing of Al-Qaeda in South Asia  Sep 4, 10:25 am
New Delhi, Sept.04 (ANI): In a chilling video message released by Al-Qaeda's media arm, terrorist leader Ayman al-Zawahiri announced the creation of a new branch of the organization in South Asia.
PM Modi urges ADB to think differently to make an impact in South Asia  Aug 28, 11:36 am
New Delhi, Aug. 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reportedly the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to focus on regional connectivity projects.
Nepal's share in Indian imports from South Asia down  Aug 25, 1:43 pm
Kathmandu, Aug.25 (ANI): Nepal's share in India's imports from South Asian countries has declined massively over the last decade, according to a Nepal Rastra Bank study.
Effective defence preparedness key to maintaining peace and stability in S.Asia: Jaitley  Aug 23, 12:32 pm
Vishakhapatnam, Aug.23 (ANI): Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today said that effective defence preparedness is the key to maintaining peace and stability in South Asia.
Ranbir Kapoor teams up with digital music company Saavn  Aug 20, 10:47 am
Mumbai, Aug.20, (ANI): Actor Ranbir Kapoor has teamed up with US based digital music company Saavn (South Asia Audio Video Network), the actor will help the company in consumer marketing, ideation and production, business development and content.
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