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Time has come for India to reconsider MFN status granted to Pakistan, says NCP - Business Standard

Time has come for India to reconsider MFN status granted to Pakistan, says NCPBusiness StandardMaintaining that Islamabad is not interested having a good relationship with India, as they have thrown stones and thorns when flowers were offered, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majid Memon has said the time has come to have a relook and ...and more »

US want 'de-escalation of political discourse, greater co-ordination' between India and Pakistan - Business Standard

US want 'de-escalation of political discourse, greater co-ordination' between India and PakistanBusiness StandardThe United States State Department has said that New York wants to see "de-escalation in the political discourse, greater communication and coordination" between India and Pakistan as it would benefit the entire region. Replying to a poser at the daily ...and more »

Bangladesh, Afghanistan steer clear from SAARC anti-graft moot in Pakistan - Business Standard

Bangladesh, Afghanistan steer clear from SAARC anti-graft moot in PakistanBusiness StandardWith the first-ever seminar of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation's (Saarc) member countries on anti-corruption beginning in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh have not sent their experts to attend the event. The Dawn reports that the ...and more »

Sri Lanka Becomes Fifth Nation to Pull Out of SAARC - Outlook India;

Sri Lanka Becomes Fifth Nation to Pull Out of SAARC - Outlook India

Outlook IndiaSri Lanka Becomes Fifth Nation to Pull Out of SAARCOutlook IndiaIn another setback to Pakistan, Sri Lanka today pulled out of 19th SAARC Summit in Islamabad, becoming the fifth country to do so after India expressed its inability to participate in the summit. "Sri Lanka regrets that the prevailing environment in ...and more »

SAARC Summit postponed after India's boycott: reports - The Indian Express;

SAARC Summit postponed after India's boycott: reports - The Indian Express

The Indian ExpressSAARC Summit postponed after India's boycott: reportsThe Indian ExpressThe summit is automatically postponed or cancelled even if one member country skips the event. AddThis Sharing. 00. SHARES. Share to Facebook FacebookShare to Twitter TwitterShare to Google+ Google+Share to Email Email. By: PTI | Kathmandu ...and more »

Pakistan Isolated: Islamabad-SAARC 2016 finally called off, says report - Daily News & Analysis;

Pakistan Isolated: Islamabad-SAARC 2016 finally called off, says report - Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & AnalysisPakistan Isolated: Islamabad-SAARC 2016 finally called off, says reportDaily News & AnalysisThe next SAARC Summit, which was scheduled to be hosted by Pakistan in November, has been postponed after India pulled out of the event "in the prevailing circumstances", Nepalese media reported on Wednesday. "The 19th SAARC Summit has been ...and more »

Prevailing situation not conducive for SAARC summit: Bangladesh envoy - Free Press Journal;

Prevailing situation not conducive for SAARC summit: Bangladesh envoy - Free Press Journal

Free Press JournalPrevailing situation not conducive for SAARC summit: Bangladesh envoyFree Press JournalNew Delhi : With four of the eight South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations deciding to boycott the November summit in Islamabad, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem on Wednesday said the prevailing ...and more »

The importance of SAARC: All you need to know about the 8-country alliance - India Today;

The importance of SAARC: All you need to know about the 8-country alliance - India Today

India TodayThe importance of SAARC: All you need to know about the 8-country allianceIndia TodayHere is all you need to know about SAARC, and what goes on in its summits. IndiaToday.in | Edited by Shreya Biswas. [email protected] New Delhi, September 28, 2016 | UPDATED 16:10 IST. A +A -. Officer Michelle Burton. Officer Burton comforting ...and more »

Nepal to talk with SAARC members to press for holding summit - Daily News & Analysis;

Nepal to talk with SAARC members to press for holding summit - Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & AnalysisNepal to talk with SAARC members to press for holding summitDaily News & AnalysisSAARC Chair Nepal has said it will hold discussions with member-states and take "necessary" steps to hold the next summit, which was postponed after five countries, including India, pulled out citing an environment that was not right for the meeting's ...and more »

India-Pakistan tensions threaten South Asia summit - www.worldbulletin.net;

India-Pakistan tensions threaten South Asia summit - www.worldbulletin.net

www.worldbulletin.netIndia-Pakistan tensions threaten South Asia summitwww.worldbulletin.netA key South Asian summit was in doubt Wednesday after India and three other countries pulled out following a deadly attack on an army base that New Delhi blames on a Pakistan-based group. India has sought to isolate Pakistan in the wake of the raid on ...and more »

SAARC Summit: Day After Boycott, Pak Insists It Will Go Ahead With Event - NDTV;

SAARC Summit: Day After Boycott, Pak Insists It Will Go Ahead With Event - NDTV

NDTVSAARC Summit: Day After Boycott, Pak Insists It Will Go Ahead With EventNDTVIslamabad: A day after India and three other member nations decided to boycott SAARC summit in Islamabad, Pakistan today insisted that it will go ahead and host the event in November. Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said Pakistan will host ...and more »

SAARC Chair Nepal says environment 'not conducive', says countries should ensure territory not used for terror - Daily News & Analysis;

SAARC Chair Nepal says environment 'not conducive', says countries should ensure territory not used for terror - Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & AnalysisSAARC Chair Nepal says environment 'not conducive', says countries should ensure territory not used for terrorDaily News & AnalysisNepal "unequivocally condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations" and expresses its solidarity in the global fight against terrorism," Nepal's MoFA said in a statement. Regretting that the regional environment is "not conducive" to host the ...and more »

And now, Sri Lanka pulls out of SAARC Summit in Pakistan - Chandigarh Tribune;

And now, Sri Lanka pulls out of SAARC Summit in Pakistan - Chandigarh Tribune

Chandigarh TribuneAnd now, Sri Lanka pulls out of SAARC Summit in PakistanChandigarh TribuneIn another setback to Pakistan, Sri Lanka on Friday pulled out of the 19th SAARC Summit in Islamabad, becoming the fifth country to do so after India expressed its inability to participate in the summit. “Sri Lanka regrets that the prevailing ...and more »

PM Modi to skip SAARC summit in Islamabad, Pakistan calls it 'unfortunate' - Daily News & Analysis;

PM Modi to skip SAARC summit in Islamabad, Pakistan calls it 'unfortunate' - Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & AnalysisPM Modi to skip SAARC summit in Islamabad, Pakistan calls it 'unfortunate'Daily News & AnalysisAs widely expected, India has decided to skip the SAARC Summit scheduled to be held in Islamabad in November. MEA on Tuesday conveyed its decision to the SAARC Chair. The decision comes shortly after heightened tension between India and Pakistan ...and more »

SAARC Members Must Ensure Territory Not Used For Terror: Nepal - NDTV;

SAARC Members Must Ensure Territory Not Used For Terror: Nepal - NDTV

NDTVSAARC Members Must Ensure Territory Not Used For Terror: NepalNDTVKathmandu: Regretting that the regional environment is "not conducive" to host the next SAARC Summit, current Chair of the grouping Nepal today said member states must ensure their territories are not used for cross-border terrorism. Days after India ...and more »

Pakistan urgently needs introspection, rebranding: The Daily Times - Economic Times;

Pakistan urgently needs introspection, rebranding: The Daily Times - Economic Times

Economic TimesPakistan urgently needs introspection, rebranding: The Daily TimesEconomic TimesISLAMABAD: With the collapse of the SAARC Summit, there is an "urgent need" to rebrand Pakistan, a daily today said and asked the government to "introspect" and develop an "effective" foreign policy to dispel the country's image of a nation plagued by ...and more »

Nepal to hold talks with Saarc members for new summit dates - Zee News;

Nepal to hold talks with Saarc members for new summit dates - Zee News

Zee NewsNepal to hold talks with Saarc members for new summit datesZee NewsKathmandu: Nepal, the current Chair of Saarc, has said it will take the necessary initiatives and hold talks with member countries to press for holding the postponed 19th Saarc Summit. Nepalese Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat, addressing a press ...and more »

Snubbed by Five Member Nations, Pakistan Postpones SAARC Summit - The Quint;

Snubbed by Five Member Nations, Pakistan Postpones SAARC Summit - The Quint

The QuintSnubbed by Five Member Nations, Pakistan Postpones SAARC SummitThe QuintPakistan on Friday formally announced that the 19th SAARC Summit which was to be held in Islamabad in November this year has been cancelled. A statement from the Pakistan foreign office said that “the spirit of the SAARC Charter is violated when a ...and more »

Saarc summit can't take place if even one member pulls out: Nepal - Oneindia;

Saarc summit can't take place if even one member pulls out: Nepal - Oneindia

OneindiaSaarc summit can't take place if even one member pulls out: NepalOneindiaKathmandu, Sep 30: Nepal, the present Chair of the Saarc, said on Friday that the summit of the South Asian regional grouping cannot take place if even one member country notifies its inability to participate in the event. In a statement after India ...and more »

Postponement of SAARC Summit in Islamabad should come as no surprise, says BJP - Free Press Journal;

Postponement of SAARC Summit in Islamabad should come as no surprise, says BJP - Free Press Journal

Free Press JournalPostponement of SAARC Summit in Islamabad should come as no surprise, says BJPFree Press JournalNew Delhi: With media reports emerging that the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit scheduled to take place in Islamabad in November has been postponed, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said that it should ...and more »