January 2018

Strategic interests leading to a strategic convergence in the new global power structure

Island, 14 January , 2018

The Center for South Asian Studies at Fudan University, under the leadership of Professor Zhang Jiadong conducted the second annual academic conference on “The International Conference on Regional Security of Indian Ocean” recently. More…

Important Measures and Initiatives on Trade Facilitation in Nepal

Indrastra, 14 January , 2018

The Government of Nepal has recognized the importance of trade facilitation through simplification, harmonization, standardization, and modernization of trade and customs procedures, identifying trade
facilitation as a key reform agenda. More…

India, Nepal officials meet to resolve border issues

Hindustan Times, 14 January , 2018

In order to check frequent confrontations between people from either sides and prevent rapid encroachment of no-man’s land, officials of India and Nepal led by their Field Survey Teams (FST) on Saturday met in Bihar’s Motihari and amicably resolved to repair and re-erect the damaged and missing pillars meant for border demarcation. More…

Bangladesh lifts ban on hilsa exports

The Hindu, 08 January , 2018

Bangladesh on Monday lifted a 2012 ban on the export of its national fish hilsa, whose key markets include India, to check its smuggling and tap into the growing global demand for the popular but scarce food species More…

Will the Indo-Pak Relations improve in 2018?

Rising Kashmir, 01 January , 2018

The recent meeting in Bangkok between the National Security Advisors of India and Pakistan have raised a few expectations. The last few years, the bilateral relations have remained indifferent, with neither of the two countries taking any serious initiative towards a rapprochement. Will 2018 see an improvement? More…

SAARC CCI renews its pledge to serve region with great economic integration

Pak Observer, 01 January , 2018

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as an apex body in the region turned 25 years and renewed its pledge to continue for greater economic integration by fully exploiting all indigenous natural resources for the progress, prosperity, development and welfare of the people mainly aimed at doing away with poverty in South Asia. More…


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