Channeling anger: Pulwama and the limits of Indian power and influence

We should be angry that we are unable to find a diplomatic or military solution to Pakistani intransigence, writes Amb. T.P. Sreenivasan(retd.) for South Asia Monitor.    

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SAARC sets timeline for framework for rail, sea connectivity

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit has decided to set the timeline for finalising a framework for rail and sea connectivity.

SAARC stresses more interaction, and people-to-people ties

Gilani emphasises need for coordination amongst SAARC members. -Singh announces trade incentives for member states.-Nasheed calls for need to build bridges

SAARC members urged to invest in social sector instead of arms

People’s SAARC, a parallel process of the civil society expressed concern over rising expenditure on purchase of arms and ammunition in the region and appealed the SAARC member to increase investments in the social sector especially health, education, housing, adequate food as basic rights for a more equitable and sustainable society.

US expects productive SAARC summit after Pakistan move, Istanbul moot

he United States expects a productive SAARC Summit this  week as the meeting follows Pakistan’s move to bolster trade with its eastern  neighbour India and South and Central Asian countries’ positve approach to the idea  of New Silk Road passing through Pakistan and its western neighbor Afghanistan.

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Sikkim's unique mountain architecture in need of protection

The Government of Sikkim realized something needs to be done and the newly-adopted Sikkim Tourism Policy is crystal clear about this. It states in Chapter 4: Application of appropriate designs for tourism infrastructure that considers the landscape, disaster risks, local architecture and materials needs to be addressed, writes Anne Fee


Nepal's economy expanding, GDP growth 6.3 per cent: IMF

On February 8, 2019, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Nepal.