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Nepal decides to postpone SAARC Summit amidst rising tension

Nepal decides to postpone SAARC Summit amidst rising tension

NEPAL, Sept 28 - Nepal has decided to postpone the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit after four nations refused to attend the event in Islamabad, citing increase in terrorism leading to "deterioration of regional peace and security" in the region. The four nations which pulled out of travelling to Pakistan are India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan. The...

SAARC Summit Is Not Possible Even If One Member Is Absent

SAARC Summit Is Not Possible Even If One Member Is Absent

Colombo, September 28 (NIA): A summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) cannot be held even if one of its members decides to boycott it, and therefore, it is not necessary for every member country to declare whether it will be attending or not, sources in the Sri Lankan Foreign Office said. They were asked what Sri...

China angst and media hysteria: hard lessons for India

China angst and media hysteria: hard lessons for India

By Sukumar Muralidharan In a state of heightened anxiety, media reports after the September 18 suicide attack on an army post in Uri in northern Kashmir, were some solace for India. There was some satisfaction in the swiftness of the condemnation and some delight at how foreign governments that matter, had shared India’s almost reflexive blaming of Pakistan. Where the...

Ravichandran Ashwin is fastest off spinner to get 200 test wickets

Ravichandran Ashwin is fastest off spinner to get 200 test wickets

Kanpur ,September 25 (NIA): Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Sunday became the second fastest bowler to claim 200 Test wickets, achieving the milestone in his 37th match. AFP reports that Ashwin is just behind Australia’s Clarrie Grimmett who took 36 Tests to achieve the feat, and ahead of greats Waqar Younis of Pakistan and Australia’s Dennis Lillee who both took...

Colombo is the world’s 4 th. fastest growing tourist destination in Mastercard’s most popular Asian destination list

Colombo is the world’s 4 th. fastest growing tourist destination in Mastercard’s most popular Asian destination list

Colombo, September 24 (NIA): Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, is the world’s fourth fastest-growing destination for international visitors, according to the 2016 Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index. Released on September 22, the Index, which projects the number of tourists staying in 132 of the most popular cities worldwide, says that Colombo will see a 19.57% increase in foreign arrivals...

Mumbai on high alert after students report ‘suspicious’ men

Mumbai on high alert after students report ‘suspicious’ men

MUMBAI, Sepi 23 - Security was tightened in and around India's financial city Mumbai on Friday after local school students reported seeing masked men with weapons and backpacks near an ammo storage facility on Thursday evening, police said. According to initial information received by the authorities, four school students spotted a group of people dressed in uniform similar to that...

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