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  • India pledges support to regional efforts to fight poverty Jul 29, 2015 09:24 PM IST

    India pledges support to regional efforts to fight poverty

    India on Wednesday pledged to continue its unwavering support to combat challenge of endemic poverty in the SAARC region, asserting that all the member countries of the bloc should develop and progress collectively.

  • RBI, Central Bank of Sri Lanka ink currency swap agreement Jul 17, 2015 08:04 PM IST

    RBI, Central Bank of Sri Lanka ink currency swap agreement

    The Reserve Bank on Friday signed a special currency swap agreement with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka that will allow the latter to draw up to USD 1.1 billion.

  • India can be the most digitized nation: Dinesh Malkani Jul 13, 2015 04:24 PM IST

    India can be the most digitized nation: Dinesh Malkani

    On the curtain raiser episode of Digitizing India, CNBC-TV18‘s Shereen Bhan spoke with the President of Cisco India and SAARC Dinesh Malkani about the internet of everything, digitization in India and the way forward for India to make the most of its technological potential.

  • India plans road, rail link to Sri Lanka over Adam's Bridge Jul 09, 2015 10:11 PM IST

    India plans road, rail link to Sri Lanka over Adam's Bridge

    You may soon be able to drive over to Sri Lanka. That's right, India plans to build a bridge to its southern neighbour. This will be part of the Modi government's infra push and also its strategic initiative to ensure seamless connectivity between the SAARC nations.

  • Govt to create 50 lakh jobs in highways, shipping: Gadkari Jul 09, 2015 02:49 PM IST

    Govt to create 50 lakh jobs in highways, shipping: Gadkari

    Besides, the government is working towards a Rs 22,000 crore project to provide connectivity between India and Sri Lanka for which the Asian Development Bank has expressed willingness to provide funding, he said.

  • Market in India expected to grow at CAGR of 15%: Blue Star Jul 04, 2015 03:55 PM IST

    Market in India expected to grow at CAGR of 15%: Blue Star

    VRF air-conditioning system market in the country is expected to clock a compounded annual growth rate of about 15 percent over the next few years, a senior executive of Blue Star has said.

  • Blue Star consolidating manufacturing operations Jun 20, 2015 01:52 PM IST

    Blue Star consolidating manufacturing operations

    Air-conditioner manufacturer Blue Star Ltd has undertaken an exercise to consolidate manufacturing operations for which research firm KPMG has been appointed, top company official said.

  • Cabinet nod to motor pact among 4 SAARC nations Jun 10, 2015 04:37 PM IST

    Cabinet nod to motor pact among 4 SAARC nations

    Following the nod, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari will visit Bhutan where the pact is scheduled to be signed by transport ministers of the participating nations.

  • Jet Airways offers limited period discount on int'l tickets Jun 01, 2015 07:47 PM IST

    Jet Airways offers limited period discount on int'l tickets

    The discounted ticket scheme is also valid for Jet Airways strategic partner Etihad's flights from its Abu Dhabi gateway for Middle East, Europe and North America, the release said.

  • 'Product & process re-engineering to drive Indian Exports' May 18, 2015 05:57 PM IST

    'Product & process re-engineering to drive Indian Exports'

    Commerce Secretary said that adoption of standards will not only help in boosting exports but will also protect the consumers from sub-standard imports thereby facilitating domestic manufacturing.

  • Emami Q4 net up 24.45% at Rs 138.33 cr May 13, 2015 06:30 PM IST

    Emami Q4 net up 24.45% at Rs 138.33 cr

    Emami reported a rise in the consolidated net profit on the back of strong performance of its domestic business.

  • India's eco growth to help entire SAARC region: Pak envoy Mar 30, 2015 03:24 PM IST

    India's eco growth to help entire SAARC region: Pak envoy

    Pakistan on Monday said India should strive to achieve higher growth rates as its economic rise will help the entire SAARC region.

  • RBI signs 400 mn currency swap pact with Sri Lanka Mar 25, 2015 04:18 PM IST

    RBI signs 400 mn currency swap pact with Sri Lanka

    The swap arrangement is intended to provide a backstop line of funding for the SAARC member countries to meet any balance of payments and liquidity crises till long-term arrangements are made.

  • India-Pak foreign secy meet: Ceasefire breach top agenda Mar 03, 2015 08:14 AM IST

    India-Pak foreign secy meet: Ceasefire breach top agenda

    India's Foreign secretary S Jaishankar is also likely to push for better connectivity in the region through a Motor Vehicle Agreement - with or without Pakistan. Although, India is hoping that Pakistan supports the proposal.

  • Cisco partners IL&FS arm to tap smart city biz in India Dec 08, 2014 04:13 PM IST

    Cisco partners IL&FS arm to tap smart city biz in India

    The companies will jointly develop Internet of Everything (IoE)-based digital solutions to pursue opportunities in the infrastructure sector and smart cities in India.

  • Pakistan violates ceasefire along IB in Jammu's Arnia Nov 28, 2014 03:46 PM IST

    Pakistan violates ceasefire along IB in Jammu's Arnia

    "There was a few rounds of firing from Pakistani side on our positions in Pital border outpost area in Arnia sub-sector today," a senior BSF officer said.

  • India should not have cancelled talks: Pak PM Nawaz Sharif Nov 28, 2014 01:13 PM IST

    India should not have cancelled talks: Pak PM Nawaz Sharif

    Sharif also categorically stated that if India wants to restore ties, the Kashmir issue must be discussed and "that too seriously with full sincerity".

  • Modi, Sharif shake hands at SAARC retreat, no end to logjam Nov 27, 2014 05:59 PM IST

    Modi, Sharif shake hands at SAARC retreat, no end to logjam

    The leaders are making the last effort at the retreat to push the Pakistani premier to ink the regional connectivity agreements. Pakistan stalled the inking of SAARC connectivity on Wednesday on the pretext that they have not completed the "internal process".

  • Is SAARC futile till Pak-India agree on ending hostilities? Nov 27, 2014 03:53 PM IST

    Is SAARC futile till Pak-India agree on ending hostilities?

    The only reason SAARC exists is to give the members an appearance of amity; the only reason it cannot be shut down completely is because it gives China an opening to create its own South Asian Forum by excluding India.

  • Modi announces slew of initiatives for SAARC countries Nov 26, 2014 05:29 PM IST

    Modi announces slew of initiatives for SAARC countries

    In his address to the 18th SAARC summit in this picturesque Nepalese capital, Modi said that as SAARC "we have failed to move with speed that our people expect" which some argue was due to a development gap.

  • PM Modi in Nepal for SAARC Summit Nov 25, 2014 04:11 PM IST

    PM Modi in Nepal for SAARC Summit

    On his arrival here to attend his maiden SAARC Summit, Modi was accorded a warm welcome. He was given a guard of honour and a group of girls presented a cultural performance for him.

  • Developing relations with neighbours key priority: Modi Nov 25, 2014 09:33 AM IST

    Developing relations with neighbours key priority: Modi

    Leaders from eight South Asian countries will attend the two-day event which will begin on Wednesday.

  • Modi begins 3-nation trip; black money high on agenda Nov 11, 2014 08:15 AM IST

    Modi begins 3-nation trip; black money high on agenda

    He is the 12th Prime Minister to participate in ASEAN Summit in Nay Pyi Taw and 13th Prime Minister to participate in East Asia Summit in Nay Pyi Taw.

  • Modi Govt's 100-day report: Key foreign policy challenges Aug 26, 2014 07:32 PM IST

    Modi Govt's 100-day report: Key foreign policy challenges

    PM Modi and his team will also be balancing out geo-strategic needs, with his trip to Japan at the end of the month. The two countries are expected to sign an MOU on defence cooperation and discuss other bilateral issues.

  • Modi's Q1 show: Govt scores healthy 8.5/10, says Macquarie Aug 26, 2014 12:51 PM IST

    Modi's Q1 show: Govt scores healthy 8.5/10, says Macquarie

    As the Narendra Modi government nears completion of its 100 days in power, experts queue up to analyse its performance over the past 3 months or so.

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