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SAARC countries to exchange weather information
Mar 22, 2010 Delegates from the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation nations are meeting in Pune next month to develop a SAARC monsoon model. India has proposed to offer monsoon prediction and climate modelling services to its neighbours, in exchange of valuable data that would strengthen its own in-house modelling capabilities.
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SAARC workshop for lawmakers
Apr 01, 2010 A two day workshop of senior lawmakers of SAARC countries was held in New Delhi on government performance management with a focus on building mechanisms towards effective, efficient and transparent governance. The workshop explored institutional arrangements for the sharing of the best practices.
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SAARC summit to sign drafts on climate, free-trade
Apr 26, 2010 Foreign secretaries of the eight-member regional grouping are meeting in Bhutan to reach a common economic and development goal. Civil activists from the region just days before the summit hosted Peoples SAARC, an assembly in India to forge a strong South Asian identity, and collaborate for peace and development.
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Bhutanese refugees pin homecoming hopes
Apr 28, 2010 Evicted from Bhutan for almost two decades, thousands of Bhutanese refugees living in camps in Nepal call for repatriation. Activists and leaders urge the heads of the state meeting at the ongoing SAARC summit to start multilateral talks for their return and set-up a South Asian Refugee Commission.
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SAARC concludes with a 'Silver Jubilee Declaration'
Apr 30, 2010 The 16th SAARC Summit concluded yesterday with a 36-point Thimphu Silver Jubilee Declaration that would aim at making SAARC truly action-oriented. Two agreements on Environment and Trade were signed along with the introduction of a development fund that will serve as a regional funding mechanism for various projects.
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'SAARC needs a common strategy to address challenges'
Dec 14, 2009 On the occasion of the 24th SAARC Charter Day, efforts to strengthen and push forward the SAARC process, promote bi-lateral trade, and enhance technological cooperation among the member countries have been emphasised. With high levels of poverty, food and environmental crisis in the region, there is need for improving the quality of life.
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Bhutan to help SAARC countries meet power supply demands
Sep 02, 2012 Bhutan is the only country in South Asia to have surplus electricity generation, with power export to India contributing 25 percent of the nation’s GDP (gross domestic product) during the wet months.
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Unity in diversity: Can we be South Asians?
Dec 11, 2012 There has been an incredible lack of interest in South Asia among its own people who tend to look out more towards Europe and the US. A discussion organised on the eve of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation’s (SAARC) 24th anniversary on December 8, 2012, a panel of journalists writing on issues related to the sub-continent discussed whether forging a South Asian identity was possible.
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SAARC summit to focus on climate change
Nov 11, 2009 The theme of the 2010 SAARC summit will be climate change. The announcement was made during the Bangladeshi prime minister’s visit to Bhutan.
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Hasina speaks for all-pervasive women's rights
Oct 04, 2010 The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina emphasised that women’s rights should be ubiquitous, at a recent conference. She condemned women and child trafficking in South Asia and reiterated her intent to ensure socio-economic empowerment for women in the region.
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SAARC's 25th anniversary: Time to reassess focus?
Dec 08, 2010 As the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) celebrates its silver jubilee today, it is perhaps time to revisit its priorities given the unique development challenges the region faces.
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South Asian countries pledge for power security
Sep 16, 2011 At a recent meeting, SAARC nations have endorsed closer power links for electricity grids and power generation for economic stability and poverty reduction.
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South Asian activists to hold people's SAARC convention
Oct 27, 2011 As the SAARC nations get ready to meet in Maldives, civil society activists from the region are all set to organise a parallel event in southern India next month to highlight people’s movements and concerns before the governments.
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Nepal should attempt for SAARC Summit
Apr 05, 2013 After the last SAARC meeting held at Maldives, Nepal is now expected to pick up the responsibility of hosting the next SAARC Summit. The Secretary General remains hopeful about the Himalayan kingdom taking up that role.
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SAARC Parliamentarians discuss food bank
Nov 07, 2012 The ongoing conference of Speakers of South Asia's Parliaments became forum to raise the issue of the failure to launch a SAARC food bank since the idea came up five years ago.
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SAARC child labour workshop to begin on Wednesday
May 28, 2013 The workshop will showcase strategies and initiatives that have promoted learning and action to ending child labour.
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