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Deconstructing the Geopolitical Identity of South Asia: A Critical Geopolitics Perspective, by Sindhu Dinesh (kh 19/11/2021)

Understanding the EU Democracy Assistance to South Asia: Contemporary Perspectives, by Simant Shankar Bharti (kh 08/10/2021)

Nepal’s role vital to safeguard the sanctity of South Asia through SAARC and BIMSTEC, by Pramod Jaiswal (interview) (kh 06/10/2021)

Revival of SAARC is significant in terms seamless trade, connectivity and investment, by Pramod Jaiswal (kh 29/09/2021)

SAARC meeting on UN assembly sidelines called off over Afghanistan : Officials say there was lack of concurrence from member states on the meeting which Nepal proposed last week  and sent out invitations to all except Kabul, by Anil Giri (kp 22/09/2021)

SAARC meet on UN assembly sidelines uncertain after Afghan regime change : Members of the regional bloc have been historically convening a meeting in New York  at the foreign ministers’ level to discuss regional and global issues, by Anil Giri (kp 15/09/2021)

Taliban’s return to Kabul: Implications for South Asia and beyond, by Dinesh Bhattarai (rep 04/09/2021)

The Kabul chaos and South Asia : It may not be the  Saigon moment, but its reverberations are unlikely to be any less calamitous, by CK Lal (kp 01/09/2021)

Calls grow for Kathmandu to speak on Afghan crisis, but can it? Some say Nepal as SAARC chair should take the lead, but observers say there’s not much scope, as even world powers are struggling to figure out how to deal with the new rulers, by Anil Giri (kp 25/08/2021)

Search of Nepal’s role as SAARC chair in Afghanistan crisis, by Khem Raj Thapa (kh 24/08/2021)

Nepal is India’s key actor in India’s vision for connected, integrated South Asian region: DCM Khampa (kh 24/08/2021)

HURPES urges PM Deuba to convene SAARC meeting immediately to discuss Afghan crisis (rep 23/08/2021)

US Troops Withdrawal From Afghanistan : And Implication To South Asia, by Binoj Basnyat (sp 20/08/2021)

The proof of the pudding : The incompetence of SAARC is helping China gain a foothold in South Asia (kp 12/07/2021)

Two decades on, BIMSTEC still struggles for relevanceIn the last 24 years, BIMSTEC has held just four summit meetings. The Sri Lanka summit remains uncertain due to Covid, by Anil Giri (kp 08/06/2021)

South Asian geopolitics: : Present and future : The days ahead are going to be more demanding for South Asian nations, by Binoj Basnyat (kp 26/05/2021)

Anti-COVID-19 Cooperation : Can China’s Move Fill Regional Void?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 09/05/2021)

New world disorder and South Asia : India’s peaceful growth principles are beckoning for all the good reasons, by Atul K Thakur (kp 25/04/2021)

BIMSTEC: For what?, by Biswas Baral (ae 08/04/2021)

Need To Reactivate SAARC, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 06/04/2021)

BIMSTEC virtual meet most likely to avoid discussing Myanmar military suppression : The meeting is being held on the heels of one of the bloodiest days in the country,  in which over 90 protesters were killed, by Anil Giri (kp 01/04/2021) [What a shame!!]

India to host SAARC health secretary-level meeting on COVID-19 crisis on Thursday (rep 17/02/2021)

Pakistan says it appreciates Nepal's constructive role in taking SAARC process forward (rep 10/12/2020)

SAARC COVID-19 Emergency Fund: Nepal gets 61.2 million (kh 03/12/2020)

In virtual meeting, SAARC foreign ministers commit to regional progress : Even as arch-rivals India and Pakistan both express  their commitments to a connected and effective  grouping, uncertainty over the 19th summit remain, by Anil Giri (kp 25/09/2020) [Sounds like "Tomorrow the sun will rise again!"]

Re-Energising The SAARC, by Dinesh Bhattarai (rn 23/09/2020)

India, Pakistan agree to take part in SAARC meet : The virtual meeting of foreign ministers on September 24 will focus on building an understanding to convene the long-stalled summit meeting, by Anil Giri (kp 11/09/2020)

How India lost a gas pipeline to China: The deal to import gas from Myanmar via Bangladesh failed due to political reasons, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 15/07/2020)

Request for $1.5 million to set up PCR labs in all provinces yet to respond by SAARC Development Fund: SAARC Covid-19 Emergency Fund also ineffective due to dispute about its use between India and Pakistan, by Arjun Poudel (kp 01/07/2020)

The way forward in South Asia: Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal could face an excruciating foreign exchange crunch, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 27/05/2020)

Revive SAARC To Fight COVID-19, by Dinesh Bhattarai (rn 24/05/2020)

Re-imagining South Asian cooperation: India and Nepal will play the role of a catalyst in shaping the narrative of a new regional and sub-regional alignment, by Atul K. Thakur (kp 20/05/2020)

Prioritizing Poverty: South Asian Cooperation in a Post-Pandemic World, by Atul K. Thakur (kh 29/04/2020)

Should India take SAARC forward without Pakistan?, by Niranjan Masrjani (kh 19/04/2020)

SAARC Fund for COVID-19 to be utilized to provide medical supplies to member states in need (rep 13/04/2020)

SAARC officials discuss impact of COVID-19 (ht 10/04/2020)

SAARC Development Fund allocates five million dollars for COVID-19 projects (ht 08/04/2020)

Possibility Of SAARC Revival, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 24/03/2020)

Modi appreciates Nepal's decision to allot Rs 100 million for SAARC Emergency Fund (rep 22/03/2020)

Modi takes the lead on fighting Covid-19 in the region but there are geopolitical considerations: The Indian prime minister’s initiative to bring South Asia together bodes well for SAARC but there is a geopolitical element that cannot be ignored, say experts, by Anil Giri (kp 17/03/2020), A job half finished: South Asian countries need to use the recent Covid-19 video conference as impetus to revive SAARC (rep 17/03/2020), Will the coronavirus pandemic revive SAARC? There is an opportunity for the crisis to bring member countries closer together, and into deeper economic integration, by Achyut Wagle (kp 17/03/2020), SAARC's Concerns Over Coronavirus, by Kundan Aryal (kp 230/03/2020), South Asia Regional Effort To Fight COVID-19, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 21/03/2020)

SAARC leadership pledges cooperation and collaboration to fight the effects of Covid-19: Indian PM Modi had called for the meeting, via video conferencing, to formulate a strategy to fight the coronavirus outbreak, by Samuel Chhetri (kp 16/03/2020)

SAARC countries to hold video conference today evening (ht 15/03/2020)

South Asian leaders welcome Modi proposal to revitalise SAARC to fight Covid-19: While many leaders and foreign policy experts welcome Modi’s statement, others were more circumspect, given India’s past actions regarding the regional bloc, by Anil Giri and Suresh Raj Pandey (kp 14/03/2020), Will coronavirus bring common purpose to a faltering SAARC?, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 14/03/2020)

South Asia 2035, by P. Kharel (rn 17/02/2020)

Connectivity in South East Asian countries could serve lesson for South Asia: Efforts to integrate South Asia have failed to yield results due to antagonistic relations between India and Pakistan, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/02/2020)

Regional energy trade, cooperation sought (ht 07/02/2020)

Reason to worry: Nepal and other South Asian countries that have a major stake in the Gulf need to use their influence in deescalating possible tensions in the Middle East, by Hari Bansh Jha (rep 28/01/2020)

Power asymmetry has been disrupting cooperation: Unless the region resolves its internal disputes, the idea of regionalism will always be a failure in South Asia, by Hindu Karki (kp 26/01/2020)

Regional economic development in South Asia: India is the only SAARC country that has the expertise and capital to set up joint ventures in the region, by Suman Kumar Regmi (kp 10/01/2020)

Taproot Of Regional Consciousness, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 31/12/2019)

SAARC committee meeting kicks off (ht 20/12/2019)

If SAARC members can't get along, perhaps it is time to call it quits: The grouping was crippled from the start, doomed to be ineffective in solving bilateral tensions to smooth regional cooperation (kp 10/12/2019)

SAARC turns 35 but has very little to show for its age: The regional bloc of seven South Asian countries, and Afghanistan, has largely been held hostage to the rivalry between India and Pakistan, say analysts, by Anil Giri (kp 09/12/2019)

Water, Security And Peace, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 01/10/2019)

Testing times: With the new developments in Kashmir, Nepal may have to listen to and deal with the pressures and persuasions from India, China and Pakistan, all at the same time, by Gopal Thapa (rep 03/09/2019)

India, Pakistan confirm participation in SAARC Council of Ministers’ meeting in New York: This could be the first high-level encounter between foreign ministers of the two countries since New Delhi’s move on Kashmir, by Anil Giri (kp 30/08/2019)

As Kashmir burns: As chair of SAARC, Nepal should make an effort to play the role of a mediator to bring India and Pakistan to talks, by Umesh K. Bhattarai (rep 25/08/2019)

Pak seeks Nepal's role as SAARC Chair for regional peace and stability (rep 24/08/2019) [The Nepalese government failed to fulfil this task when the Indian Foreign Minister was in Kathmandu!]

Realpolitik is shorthand for the law of the jungle: It’s the production of social homogeneity that makes neo-nationalism a dangerous policy, by CK Lal (kp 21/08/2019)

The SAARC Buddha: Artists from South Asian countries cannot allow the comatose state of one regional organisation to influence their willingness to collaborate, by Abhi Subedi (kp 18/08/2019)

SAARC Heading For Doomsday?, by Bhim Bhurtel (rn 22/07/2019)

Lessons to be learnt from Saarc’s stagnation: The regional grouping has been largely nonfunctional because it hasn’t been able to adapt to the evolving regional set-up, by Mahendra P Lama (kp 26/06/2019)

SAARC on life support: India may not be willing to end the experiment, but it’s unlikely to help in the revival of the grouping, by CK Lal (kp 12/06/2019)

Nepal committed to reviving SAARC: FM Gyawali (ht 03/06/2019) [But India is committed to destroy SAARC!]

India’s invitation to BIMSTEC leaders for Modi’s swearing-in sparks debate over future of SAARC: The South Asian regional bloc, currently chaired by Nepal, has been in limbo for years, by Anil Giri (kp 29/05/2019), ‘Modi’s invite for BIMSTEC heads at swearing-in signals change in neighborhood policy': Experts call for ‘readjusting’  foreign policy in line with India’s changed foreign policy orientation, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 29/05/2019)

Stemming terrorism: Poverty, unemployment, corruption, political crime and lack of rule of law are root causes of terrorism in South Asia. To eliminate terrorism, we need to address these causes, by Prem Singh Basnyat (rep 12/05/2019)

Private sector urges SAARC nations to invest in Nepal (kp 04/05/2019)

SAARC CCI’s executive committee meeting, general assembly kick off (kp 03/05/2019)

India’s major parties are divided over regional strategy: The ruling BJP has dropped SAARC from its manifesto and inserted BIMSTEC in contrast to its poll document five years ago, by Anil Giri (kp 09/04/2019)

Nepali team off to Colombo to attend SAARC Women Entrepreneur Awards (rep 01/03/2019)

Reimagining SAARC: If India is pursuing sub-regional partnerships with its neighbors to avoid or replace SAARC, Nepal should think twice before investing political capital in such initiatives, by Simone Galimberti (rep 24/02/2019)

New India-Pakistan tension threatens SAARC future, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 18/02/2019)

SAARC is sinking: Prospects of SAARC have shrunk further with India thinking of its alternative and alleging Pakistan for state-sponsored terrorism, by Som P Pudasaini (rep 31/01/2019)

SAARC-level women’s meet under way (ht 26/01/2019)

Saving SAARC: SAARC leaders should have the integrity and diplomatic decency to apply the principle of not allowing bilateral differences to cripple the regional body’s basic objectives, by P. Kharel (rep 31/12/2018)

SDF approves financing of two energy projects in Nepal (ht 26/12/2018)

Nepal ready to help Pakistan host SAARC Summit (kp 03/12/2018)

SAARC summit uncertain as India snubs Pakistan’s invitation (rep 29/11/2018)

Too close, too far: SAARC should prioritise effective policy provision policies, by Madhukar SJB Rana and Atul K Thakur (kp 27/11/2018)

BIMSTEC committee mulls free trade deal in Dhaka, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 13/11/2018)

Another Jolt To SAARC Process, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (rn 10/10/2018)

Free the SAARC: India is actively distancing from SAARC thinking that it is no longer an effective body to maintain influence in the neighborhood. This policy will backfire, by Manoj Adhikari and Saurav Bashyal (rep 09/10/2018)

India for satellite-based navigation in SAARC (kp 25/09/2018)

Focus on trade: BIMSTEC seems to have too many things on its plate which is slowing it down, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 17/09/2018), Some hard truths: BIMSTEC might have a hard time taking off because of growing mutual suspicions and New Delhi’s aspiration to ignore Pakistan and distance China from any Indian initiative, by P Kharel (rep 17/09/2018)

ASEAN, SAARC to BIMSTEC: Towards establishing a broader partnership for peace, prosperity and security in Asia, by Shambhu Ram Simkhada (kp 12/09/2018)

Reinvigorating BIMSTEC For Prosperity, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 06/09/2018), In Aftermath Of BIMSTEC Summit, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 08/09/2018)

Was Kathmandu BIMSTEC summit worth it?, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 06/09/2018)

BIMSTEC and Nepal: Working for shared benefits, by Madhav Shrestha (ht 05/09/2018), Realistic Cooperation In BIMSTEC, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 10/09/2018)

Navigating With New Ideas, by Prem Khatry (rn 04/09/2018)

Joint military exercise: Officials, Army defend BIMSTEC drill plans (kp 03/09/2018), Oli defends BIMSTEC joint military exercise (kp 05/09/2018), ), BIMSTEC war games: Nepal should dispel any unease the exercise may have aroused among neighbours, by Narendra B. Rawal (kp 05/09/2018), BIMSTEC has not agreed to any military pact: Oli (rep 05/09/2018), No deal for BIMSTEC military drill: Gyawali; Indian proposal was ‘rejected by other members’; The House committee had summoned Minister Gyawali to inquire about the controversial exercise (kp 08/09/2018) [???], Nepal withdraws from BIMSTEC military drill, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/09/2018), Nepal Army to participate in BIMSTE C drill as observer, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 10/09/2018) [??]

Misplaced attention: Climate change, regretabbly, received scant attention in BIMSTEC (kp 03/09/2018)

BIMSTEC and the narrative of arts: It would be a rewarding experience for the regional organisation to open up visions for artistic and literary sharing, by Abhi Subedi (kp 02/09/2018)

Stage set for fourth BIMSTEC Summit (kp 30/08/2018), Leaders stress connectivity, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 31/08/2018), BIMSTEC aims institutional shape, by Anil Giri (kp 01/09/2018), Realizing BIMSTEC vision: BIMSTEC summit has sent a message to the world that Nepal is stable and secure destination for investors and development partners, by Rishi Dhamala (rep 01/09/2018), Summit ends with Kathmandu Declaration, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 01/09/2018), Fourth BIMSTEC Summit Declaration And The Reality, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 01/09/2018), 4th BIMSTEC Summit Will It Revive The Region?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 02/09/2018)

Mountain economies and BIMSTEC: Inland waterways offer a potential pathway to connect Bhutan and Nepal to the Bay of Bengal, by Golam Rasul and Nilhari Neupane (kp 30/08/2018), Rejuvenation Of BIMSTEC, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 30/0/2018), Think beyond BIMSTEC: India and China can find the best possible ways to benefit from BRI, and together can aim for global leadership, by GP Acharya (rep 30/08/2018), A Fourth BIMSTEC Summit Conference, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 30/08/2018), High hopes for BIMSTEC Summit, by Pradhumna B Shah (kp 31/08/2018)

PM says summit will propel economic cooperation and regional connectivity (kp 29/08/2018)

Rohingya in Nepal want plight resolved by Myanmar, B'desh leaders at BIMSTEC summit, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 29/08/2018) [This could be an opportunity for Nepal to play an important role as mediator on the international level!]

BIMSTEC SOM recommends signing grid connectivity MoU (rep 29/08/2018)

Summit week: Foreign secretaries meet today (kp 28/08/2018), Foreign ministers agree on projects worth $50b: Representatives from the member states endorsed the text of draft Summit Declaration on Wednesday, by Anil Giri (kp 30/08/2018)

All eyes on Nepal: The BIMSTEC meet is on the watch list of established and emerging global powers, by Dinesh Bhattarai (kp 28/08/2018), Upholding shamelessness: When there’s no pride in competing with the rest of world, mediocrity reigns, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 28/08/2018), Reinventing BIMSTEC: There are no serious problems in bilateral relations among member countries. BIMSTEC leaders have the opportunity to decide future course of this regional process, by Purushottam Ojha (rep 28/08/2018), Opportunity knocks: Nepal should use the BIMSTEC meet to enhance its global image and boost tourism, by Sarin Ghimire (rep 29/07/2018), BIMSTEC for Nepal: For Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka, BIMSTEC could be one more multilateral forum for uplifting their socio-economic profiles in favor of societal benefits, by Suresh C. Chalise (rep 29/08/2018), Hope and fear: Let’s hope BIMSTEC will help create a world order that is more just for smaller yet more easily manageable countries like Nepal, by Devendra Gautam (rep 29/08/2018), Tap the opportunity: There is a fear that BIMSTEC will go downhill like SAARC.  In the last 20 years it has failed to deliver on its objectives, by Raj Kumar KC (rep)

Expectations From BIMSTEC Summit, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 27/08/2018)

‘Kathmandu summit will offer new direction to BIMSTEC’, by Anil Giri (kp 25/08/2018), Grid Inter-connection MoU to be signed (rep 25/08/2018), 'Accommodate China in BIMSTEC to ensure its effectiveness' (rep 25/08/2018)

BIMSTEC and agriculture: As Nepal is chairing the BIMISTEC Summit, it should take initiatives in developing inclusive value chains of exportable agriculture commodities, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 23/08/2018)

Elusive opportunities: The political leadership must move to energise both BIMSTEC and SAARC (kp 22/08/2018), Reviving BIMSTEC: BIMSTEC must identify few priority areas, otherwise it might end up making lots of commitments but delivering none (ht 23/08/2018)

Government asks top officials to lend vehicles, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 20/08/2018), Public holiday plan to clear roads for VIP cars (kp 20/08/2018) [The roads should be cleared for VIPs and politicians every day! The country belongs to them!], Plans to deploy 30,000 security forces for BIMSTEC Summit, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 21/08/2018), Rain disrupts beautification works for BIMSTEC meet (kp 26/08/2018), Gokarna Resort ruled out as retreat for BIMSTEC leaders, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 26/08/2018), India lends three fortified cars for BIMSTEC meet, by Anil Giri (kp 27/08/2018)

BIMSTEC states mull setting up development fund, infra bank (rep 16/08/2018)

In BIMSTEC, push for SAARC: Disintegrated South Asia cannot overcome common challenges of poverty, environmental degradation and terrorism, by Gyan P. Neupane (rep 16/08/2018)

BIMSTEC And Regional Cooperation, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 10/08/2018), BIMSTEC member states likely to cut areas of priority by half (kp 11/08/2018), Reinvigorating BIMSTEC: BIMSTEC should adopt a charter. It will increase predictability, institutionalization, and legitimacy of the regional organization, by Madhu Raman Acharya (rep 12/08/2018)

Fresh hope in South Asia: With new and fresh leadership in South Asian countries, there are hopes that initiatives will be taken to revive SAARC and resolve regional issues, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (rep 06/08/2018)

Reviving BIMSTEC: As a host nation, Nepal should take initiatives to create environment and provide leadership to make BIMSTEC a vibrant forum, by Raj Kumar KC (rep 01/08/2018)

BBIN motor vehicle agreement: Draft protocol ready, awaits Cabinet approval , by Sanjeev Giri (kp 26/07/2018)

SAARC  to enforce common standard for edible items: Move is expected to boost intraregional trade among member nations, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 25/07/2018)

Nepal proposes dates for BIMSTEC Summit (kp 04/06/2018), Nepal for hosting 4th BIMSTEC in August-end or early September, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 04/06/2018), Nepal to host BIMSTEC summit on Aug 30, 31 (ht 15/06/2018)

City to host 4th BIMSTEC Summit this August (kp 31/05/2018)

Uneasy World And Ailing SAARC, by Bishwo Pradhan (rn 19/05/2018)

Revitalising SAARC: Oli has the capacity and opportunity to act as the champion of Trans-Himalayan cooperation and resurrect the SAARC process, by Shambhu Ram Simkhada (kp 09/05/2018)

A question of sovereignty: S Asia is full of cooperative ventures that have stalled due to perceived notions of eroding national control, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 25/04/2018)

Boosting trade in SAARC: The role of the dispute resolution mechanism under SAFTA requires direct attention, by Prakritee Yonzon (kp 23/04/2018)

Have spoken with Indian, Pak leaders to restart SAARC: PM Oli (kp 23/04/2018)

SAFTA and Nepal: Time for paradigm shift, by Jib Raj Koirala (ht 03/04/2018)

Full membership to China a way out to revive SAARC: Experts (rep 26/03/2018)

2-day South Asia conference begins (kp 26/03/2018)

SDF begins funding infrastructure (kp 23/03/2018), Em-powering South Asia, by Alaina B. Teplitz (nt 23/03/2018)

Sorry story of SAARC: Narrow nationalism and mutual distrust have held regional integration process hostage (kp 20/03/2018)

FinMin calls on SAARC members to invest in Nepal (ht 19/03/2018)

Has time stood still for SAARC? (kp 16/03/2018)

SAARC commerce ministers to meet in Capital on March 18 (ht 11/03/2018), Nepal to host SAARC Biz Leaders’ Conclave (kp 12/03/2018), 6th SAARC Business Leaders' Conclave from today (rep 16/03/2018), SAARC Business Leaders’ Conclave starts (ht 17/03/2018), Deeper integration underlined for shared prosperity in South Asia (rep 17/03/2018), ‘Cross-border power trade vital to South Asian region' (kp 18/03/2018), Robust connectivity, trade emphasized for regional prosperity (kp 18/03/2018), South Asian ministers emphasise on intra-regional trade, investment (kp 19/03/2018)

Nepal and Pakistan agree to revive SAARC: PMs talk issues of mutual interest, by Anil Giri (kp 06/03/2018) [without India?], New regionalism: Visit of Pak PM should be seen in larger context of new political imperatives in South Asia (kp 07/03/2018)

SAARC Business Leaders’ Conclave next month (ht 25/02/2018)

SAFA International CFO Conference start  (ht 01/02/2018)

Nepal, B'desh, India agree procedures for vehicle movement (rep 16/01/2018)

Cooperation for a common goal: Will SAARC be efficient in reducing poverty?, by Dhan Prasad Pandit (rep 12/01/2018)

Post Thimphu summit: S Asian region must work together for larger societal good, because climate change has no regard for borders, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 10/01/2018)

Nepal calls for making SAARC more effective (kp 13/12/2017)

Renewable agenda: South Asia’s quest for a ‘green economy’ based on green strategies provides ample space for power trading, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 13/12/2017)

SAARC: The no-talk shop; As far apart as India and Pakistan are on key issues, it would be dangerous to progressively close all avenues of dialogue, by Biswas Baral (rep 16/11/2017)

Nepal to join BIMSTEC Grid Interconnection (kp 06/11/2017)

Pakistan committed to hosting SAARC Summit: Envoy Javed (kp 28/10/2017)

Unresolved issues stall implementation of BBIN agreement (ht 26/10/2017), Inland waterways project can benefit BBIN: Experts (kp 28/10/2017)

SAARC immigration authorities meeting begins (ht 11/10/2017)

Deuba meets SAARC leaders in New York (kp 23/09/2017)

‘Situation not conducive to hold SAARC Summit’ (kp 14/09/2017

BIMSTEC Meeting In Nepal, by Biswo Pradhan (rn 02/09/2017)

At 32, SAARC Getting Wings To Fly, by Arun Ranjit (rn 29/08/2017)

SAARC Cultures: Sharing Experiences, by Prem Khatry  (rn 22/08/2017)

Silk Road to the Southeast: BIMSTEC an pave the way to expedite trade between South Asia and a thriving Southeast Asia, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 21/08/2017)

BIMSTEC’S Regional Process, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 16/08/2017)

Unproductive associations: Nepal should chart its own development course and not depend on SAARC or BIMSTEC, by Dwaipayan Regmi (kp 10/08/2017), Different regionalisms: It is important to get SAARC back on its feet, without denying the importance of the sub-regional BIMSTEC, by Kanak Mani Dixit (nt 11/08/2017), BIMSTEC issues Kathmandu Declaration: BIMSTEC Free Trade Area Agreement to be signed soon, Grid Interconnection to be set up, and text of technology transfer among member states to be finalised (kp 12/08/2017), BIMSTEC ministerial meeting ends on high note: The energy ministers’ meeting of the member countries, proposed for early 2018, will pave the way for electricity trade among member states (ht 12/08/2017)

Sensitising BIMSTEC Activities, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 26/07/2017), BIMSTEC ministerial meeting set for August 10-11 (rep 26/07/2017), 15th BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting on Friday (kp 08/08/2017), BIMSTEC genesis: What lies ahead?, by Madhukar SJB Rana (ht 10/08/2017), BIMSTEC members agree to deepen cooperation (kp 11/08/2017), PM vows to help combat terrorism (ht 11/08/2017), Quick finalisation of pact on BIMSTEC Free Trade Area sought (ht 11/08/2017)

S.Asia’s Political Experiment, by P. Kharel (rn 17/07/2017)

Nepal to host SAARC police meet (kp 15/07/2017)

Neighbourhood first? It devolves on India to carry forward the process of improving regional connectivity with understanding, vigour and speed, by Raghu Dayal (kp 15/06/2017)

Governance in South Asia: Troubled waters; All eight SAARC countries are characterized by high level of official corruption, and conflicts and widespread poverty, by Som P. Pudasaini (rep 08/06/2017)

PM for improved connectivity for upgrading status of country (ht 06/06/2017), Dahal for better co-op among Bimstec members (kp 07/06/2017)

Calling all billionaires: Let India’s big business leaders make South Asian economic integration possible, by Madhukar SJB Rana and Atul K. Thakur (kp 05/05/2017)

Bhutan’s snub leaves BBIN agreement in the balance (kp 29/04/2017), Three for the road: With Bhutan out, Nepal, India and Bangladesh have to take the motor pact forward, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 02/05/2017)

Geopolitical rivalry in SAsia: Saarc countries are failing to devise a foreign policy to maintain a balanced relationship with the two Asian giants, India and China, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 18/04/2017)

Need for regional rights body stressed (ht 10/04/2017)

South Asian finance ministers launch SASEC Vision 2025 (kp 04/04/2017)

SAARC Handicraft Design Centre to be established: Despite booming exports, the handicraft sector lacks professional training and a designing centre (kp 28/03/2017)

BIMSTEC member states agree to combat security challenges (kp 22/03/2017)

Saarc CCI urged to vote SAWDF as representative (kp 21/03/2017), Women’s job opportunities: Mutual learning; The rate of female labor force participation in South Asia varies from 16 percent in Afghanistan to 80 percent in Nepal, by Charity Troyer Moore and Vestal McIntyre (rep 21/03/2017)

Electrifying story: Regional power trade is desirable, but it will not happen until India takes the lead, by Apar Neupane (kp 19/03/2017)

Murky waters: Water geopolitics in South Asia is no more just an undercurrent; it could already be shaping regional order, by Navin Singh Khadka (kp 17/03/2017)

South Asia lawmakers meet to discuss child welfare (ht 03/03/2017), SAsian MPs meet to discuss children’s rights (kp 04/03/2017)

Pakistan’s Sial assumes office as Saarc secretary general (kp 02/03/2017)

SAARC Two: In the absence of fruitful high-level political exchanges at regional level it is even more important to promote Track Two initiatives, by Biswas Baral (rep 02/03/2017)

Offshoots of a weak SAARC: Void left by the inefficiencies of the regional grouping is bound to be filled by other initiatives, by Asish Subedi (kp 26/02/2017)

Deck cleared for Sial’s appointment as SAARC gen secy: Likely to take office on March 1 after India’s go-ahead (kp 26/02/2017)

Connecting Asia: To play an important role in global growth, South Asia’s economies should be more tightly integrated with each other, by Wencai Thang (kp 10/02/2017)

Nepal proposes date for BIMSTEC summit at senior officials’ meeting (kp 08/02/2017)

17th BIMSTEC senior officials’ meeting today (kp 05/02/2017), BIMSTEC prep meeting begins (kp 06/02/2017)

SAARC PC meeting from today (kp 01/02/2017), Discussion begins on SAARC centre budget, annual programme (kp 02/02/2017)

4th BIMSTEC summit in Nepal: Foreign secy-level meet to propose indicative date (kp 23/01/2017), Nepal likely to propose next BIMSTEC Summit date (ht 24/01/2017), Cabinet decides to host Bimstec Summit this year: Nepal will propose the  date at a meeting of senior officials from the member states in Kathmandu on February 5-7 (kp 28/01/2017)

Officials hope adrift SAARC will get a new lease of life: Member states to attend Programming Committee meet in Kathmandu, by Anil Giri (kp 05/01/2017)

Member states apathetic to fix new date for SAARC Summit (ht 15/12/2016)

Time For SAARC To Deliver, by P. Kharel (rn 12/12/2016)

After the surgical strikes: India should talk to Nepal and other Saarc members for a ‘SAARC minus Pakistan’, by Atul K. Thakur (kp 11/12/2016)

PM expresses Nepal’s firm commitment to SAARC process (kp 09/12/2016), Ball is in Pakistan’s court: India, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 09/12/2016)

Regional Security In South Asia, by Asmita Verma (rn 30/11/2016)

Motor vehicle agreement: Thimphu rejects India-initiated BBIN road plan (kp 19/11/2016)

Integration Of SAARC, by Madhavji Shrestha (kp 12/11/2016)

SAARC in jeopardy: The South Asian club should be reorganised and reenergised or it will become history, by Niranjan Mani Dixit (kp 06/11/2016)

The BIMSTEC gambit: By heralding BIMSTEC, Prime Minister Prachanda has emphasized the importance of continuity in national policy and commitments, by Basant Kumar Chaudhary (rep 03/11/2016)

SAARC Falling Prey To Indo-Pakistan Disputes, by Sugeeswara Senadhira (rn 23/10/2016)

SAARC Minus X: Boycotting summits is not the answer, South Asian countries need to set aside politics and be more flexible to foster trade and connectivity, by Pradumna B. Rana (nt 21/10/2016)

SAsian women leaders meet with focus on empowerment (kp 20/10/2016), Women’s participation vital for economy (ht 20/10/2016)

Face of regionalism: Has the model used so far to achieve the goals of Saarc failed, thereby necessitating a more people-centric model?, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 19/10/2016)

Reimagining Asia: True isolation of terror and an end of the unilateral hegemony in the world can be achieved only if China and India cooperate, by Dinkar Nepal (rep 19/10/2016)

Failing SAARC: Nepal no longer carries any moral and political weight to influence events in South Asia, by Kedar Neupane (rep 18/10/2016)

South Asian tales: The fate of SAARC hangs in the balance as India-Pakistan tensions rise to new highs, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 17/10/2016)

Wrong SAARC signals: SAARC Summit was cancelled because of a mixing of the regional economic agenda with bilateral problems, by Mazhar Javed (rep 17/10/2016)

South Asian creativity: Writers’ voices are failing to persuade the region’s powers that be to sit for dialogue and peace, by Abhi Subdei (kp 16/10/2016)

Mahat-Led MoFA team to attend ADC Summit (kp 07/10/2016)

Unreal dream: Perhaps it’s time to form a new regional cooperation group among the smaller countries in South Asia, by Shyam KC (kp 07/10/2016), Needs a little tweaking: SAARC has gone through many ups and downs in its history, but it’s still the best hope, by Rishi Raj Adhikari (kp 07/10/2016)

SAARC Summit: A challenge, by Rambhakta Thakur (ht 04/10/2016), A missed opportunity: Regional cooperation holds the key to lasting peace and prosperity in South Asia, by Mazhar Javed,  Ambassador of Pakistan to Nepal (kp 06/10/2016), SAARC after Uri: In ASEAN members that are not ready to commit to an initiative can opt out so that progress will not be held up; SAARC should also have such a setup, by Pradumna P. Rana (rep 06/10/2016)

SAARC in deep water? Nepal ‘to reach out’ to all member countries: As current chair, Kathmandu in bid to get members around the table, by John Narayan Parajuli (kp 02/10/2016), Nepal regrets ‘lack of conducive environment’ (kp 03/10/2016), We’re more divided as a region than we were a 100 years ago, interview Nishchal Nath Pandey (kp 03/10/2016)

PM calls for amending SAARC Charter (kp 30/09/2016), SAARC Charter needs to be reviewed: PM (ht 30/09/2016)

SAARC summit postponed (kp 28/09/2016), Nepal to ‘wait and see’ as 4 members opt out, by Anil Giri (kp 29/09/2016), Four countries not to attend SAARC Summit: Dhaka, Thimphu, Kabul join Delhi to pull out of Jamboree (ht 29/09/2016)

SAARC members to step up measures to counter terrorism, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 25/09/2016)

Two-day SAARC Food Bank meeting kicks off in Capital (ht 22/09/2016)

Kathmandu meet to set tone for 19th SAARC Summit, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 19/09/2016)

Is SAARC Outdated & Defunct?, by Hemand Dixit (sp 16/09/2016)

Govt postpones BIMSTEC Summit (kp 08/09/2016)

Fight against human trafficking: Calls louder for SAARC convention revision (kp 05/09/2016)

BBIN implementation: ‘Border mgmt, terrorism pose challenges’, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai(kp 12/08/2016)

Cooperation sought in energy sector among South Asian nations (ht 31/07/2016)

Brexit and SAARC, by Dvendra Gautam (rep 29/06/2016)

Nepal unlikely to host fourth BIMSTEC meet this year, by Anil Giri (kp 03/06/2016), Govt says committed to host BIMSTEC summit (kp 06/06/2016)

Disaster preparedness: ‘SAARC must redouble its efforts to reduce risk’ (kp 28/05/2016)

Joining hands: SAARC leaders should work together to ensure wellbeing of their citizens going abroad as migrant workers, by Renu Adhikari (kp 03/05/2016), SAARC plan of action on migration: Members commit to improving protections for migrant workers (kp 04/05/2016

SAARC countries set to script new action plan on migration (kp 02/05/2016)

Kya Mumbai, Kya Karachi: European Union came together despite many differences, so why not a South Asian Union?, by Qaiser Shahzad (kp 01/05/2016)

Weakening intelligentsia: The SAARC created a certain form of elitism that was happy to stay in the world of power, by Abhi Subedi (kp 17/04/2016)

The SAARC conundrum: SAARClargely remains a geopolitical grouping that has given less attention to economic integration, by Saurabh Kaushik (kp 27/03/2016)

Nepal brings SAARC youths together (kp 25/03/2016), Nepal hosts SAARC regional dialogue: The event aims to promote participation of youth in the implementation of SDGs (ht 25/03/2016)

SAFTA meet likely next month (ht 25/03/2016)

Next Summit date confirmed: Pakistan’s Amjad Hussain B Sial named new secy gen of regional bloc, by Anil Giri and Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 18/03/2016)

4 reports tabled at SAARC meet, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 15/03/2016), SAARC foreign minister level meet kicks off in Lake City amid fanfare (ht 15/03/2016), SAARC mini summit: Nepal seeks to spread community forestry programme across SAsia, by Anil Giri and Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 16/03/2016), Regionalism at work: The Pokhara meet should at least make our leaders realise how far behind SAARC remains (kp 16/03/2016), No headway in standing committee meet, by Anil Giri and Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 17/03/2016), SAARC Summit proposed every two years, by Lekhanath Pandey and Bharat Koirala (ht 17/03/2016)

SAARC Chamber to work for better connectivity: suraj Vaidya takes over as new president of saarc Chamber of Commerce and industry (kp 15/03/2016)

Time of protectionism: The challenges facing the region should impel all of SAARC’s members toward greater cooperation, by Ranil Wickreminghe (kp 14/03/2016)

Lake city all set to host SAARC mini-summit (ht 13/03/2016), SAARC meet begins today (kp 14/03/2016)

SAARC CJ conference pledges enhanced cooperation (ht 07/03/2016)

SAARC Mini Summit to be held in Pokhara this month (kp 01/03/2016)

SAARC foreign ministers to meet in March (ht 28/01/2016), SAARC inter-sumit: Ministers’ meet in March (kp 30/01/2016), SAARC Inter-Summit to be held in Lake City (ht 05/02/2016)

BBIN meeting: India, Nepal, Bhutan, B’besh OK power trade (kp 22/01/2016), BBIN to talk rail project (kp 22/01/2016), BBIN moots sub-regional railway service agreement: Discusses prospect of energy trade and grid connectivity between the four nations (ht 22/01/2016)

SAARC foreign ministers’ meet proposed for March (ht 20/01/2016)

SAARC centres reduced to 5 from 11 (kp 12/01/2016)

SAARC marks 30th anniv tomorrow (kp 08/12/2015) [Better call it SAARB, with B standing for blockade!!]

Pakistan proposes dates for SAARC meet (kp 24/11/2015)

Whither SAARC? Many are starting to question the relevance of SAARC if it can't do anything to protect less powerful members like Nepal and Maldives, by Biswas Baral (rep 05/11/2015)

Beyond borders South Asia will continue to exist even if Saarc as an institution becomes redundant, by Abhi Subedi (kp 01/11/2015)

India exposed: India's blockade conveys the message that SAARC region is under Indian sphere and any country that believes otherwise will face consequences, by Prakash Chandra Lohani (rep 29/10/2015)

‘Implement the Saarc declaration’ (kp 07/09/2015)

Implement SAARC commitments: MoFA (ht 06/09/2015)

SAARC development fund: Officials weigh options to activate infrastructure, economic windows (kp 19/08/2015)

SAARC finance ministers' meeting: Operationalisation of SDF, SAARC Bank in agenda (ht 16/08/2015), SAARC FinMins to meet in Kathmandu on Aug 19-20 (kp 17/08/2015)

SAARC CCI calls for free trading, energy transit (kp 30/07/2015)

SAARC poverty alleviation: Thimphu meeting to review plan, by Anil Giri (kp 27/07/2015)

SAARC transport ministers’ meet put off; not possible before October (ht 26/07/2015)

Nepal plans to host BIMSTEC Summit next year in Capital (ht 22/07/2015)

Nepal gives a pass to host SAARC meet: The regional body has failed to hold a meeting of transport ministers within 3 months of the summit, by Anil Giri (kp 07/07/2015)

Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal to sign vehicle pact, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 12/06/2015), BBIN to ink framework Motor Vehicle Agreement, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 12/06/2015), Nepal, B’desh, Bhutan and India ink MVA deal, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 16/06/2015), Motor Vehicle Agreement sealed (ht 16/06/2015)

Building blocs: A new regional body consisting of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal could benefit all its members, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 09/06/2015)

Koirala’s visit for SAU function cancelled (kp 30/05/2015)

Two South Asian meets put off after earthquake (kp 28/05/2015)

SAARC centres ‘no help’ in time, by Anil Giri (kp 18/05/2015)

Power of one: Aware of the potential of SAARC, Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had mooted common South Asian currency in 2003; It's a pity that his idea failed to get ground, by Hari Bansh Jha (rep 26/03/2015)

Sub-regional cooperation: It should be the next step, by Ratish Basnyat (ht 24/03/2015)

SAARC workshop on wheat rust (kp 17/03/2015)

Reviving the road: Landlocked economies in South Asia could benefit from China’s plans to build the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, by Madan Kumar Dahal (kp 10/03/2015)

SAARC-CCI bid to boost regional economic ties (kp 09/03/2015)

Road To SAARC Customs Union, by Rup Khadka (rn 06/03/2015)

Excise Duties In The SAARC Region, Rup Khadka (rn 13/02/2015)

Country submits final offer list under SATIS (ht 13/02/2015)

FM calls for more cooperation among BIMSTEC members (ht 11/02/2015), Connectivity key to enhance economic integration of BIMSTEC members: Experts (rep 11/02/2015)

Delhi meeting: 4 nations aim sub-regional cooperation, by Anil Giri (kp 30/01/2015), Sub-regional-level energy, connectivity meet starts: Delegations of Nepal, India, B’desh, Bhutan participating in the meeting in New Delhi (ht 31/01/2015), Sub-regional connectivity: 4 nations to explore energy cooperation (kp 02/02/2015), Four Saarc nations close to motor vehicle deal (kp 07/02/2015)

For one another: Encouraging young South Asians to volunteer in Saarc member states could bring the region closer, by Simone Galimberti (kp 18/01/2015)

KMC spends Rs 140M on SAARC projects (kp 19/12/2014)

Corporate Income Tax In The SAARC Region, by Rup Khadka (rn 19/12/2014)

Reap what you sow: SAARC Kathmandu Summit provides lessons on capital expenditure that must be replicated through the fiscal year, by Karishma Shakya (kp 19/12/2014)

Workers of SAARC, unite: The fact that SAARC nations have now agreed to collaborate on migration brings hope for the future, by Yoshiteru Uramoto and Anna Engblom (kp 18/12/2014)

Salvaging SAARC: An economically prosperous South Asia may be within reach with the active engagement of both India and China, by Gopal Thapa (kp 17/12/2014)

SAARC and the Summit: SAARC cannot move ahead without the proactive efforts of India, by Jainendra Jeevan (kp 14/12/2014)

Observers can play bigger roles as dialogue partners (ht 12/12/2014)

SAARC summit decisions: House panel calls for early implementation (ht 11/12/2014)

Long way to go: SAARC needs major changes in both perspective and structure (kp 09/12/2014)

Govt spent Rs 2.03bn to host SAARC Summit (ht 09/12/2014)

Post-SAARC Scenario, by Shyam K.C. (rn 09/12/2014)

Situating SAARC: If Nepal can take advantage of Indian and Chinese markets, there might not be much to gain from SAARC, by Ram C. Acharya (kp 08/12/2014)

At 30, Saarc has stunted growth, by Anil Giri (kp 08/12/2014), 30th year of SAARC Charter celebrated (ht 09/12/2014)

Home and the worldFor the regional grouping to become more effective, SAARC member-states need to get their own houses in order, by Atul K. Thakur (kp 07/12/2014)

Eighteenth SAARC: Hope Renewed, by Keshab Poudel (sp 05/12/2014)

Physical progress in SASEC Info Highway only 30pc: MoIC prepares to extend project deadline for second time citing ‘practical problems’ in implementation (ht 05/12/2014)

Forget SAARC: Go for other options like bilateralism or sub-regionalism, by Pradumna B. Rana (nt 05/12/2014)

An (inter)national disgrace: SAARC fails to confront the Bhutan refugee issue, by David Seddon (nt 05/12/2014)

SAARC to set up regional planning council, by Anil Giri (kp 03/12/2014)

The SAARC puzzle: SAARC has punched below its weight as domestic politics has always taken prededence over improving people's lives, by Biswas Baral (rep 02/12/2014)

PM asks officials to make SAARC Summit cost public (kp 02/12/2014)

The magnificent eight: After Kathmandu’s atmospherics, Saarc leaders need to seize the day, by Moses Manoharan (kp 02/12/2014)

Regional agriculture: There were speculations that agro eco zone plan was incorporated in AARC agenda but Kathmandu declaration failed to mention it, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 01/12/2014)

Now implement them: The structural shortcomings which prohibit bilateral issues as well as provision of unanimous decision should be made more flexible, by Rebanta Bahadur KC (rep 01/12/2014)

Saarc commitments on labour migration hailed (kp 01/12/2014)

Election bodies demand autonomy (kp 01/12/2014)

No proposal to make China Saarc member: Bhattarai (kp 29/11/2014)

Saarc looks to donors to build road, rail links, by Anil Giri (kp 29/11/2014)

Energy pact ushers in a ‘new era’ (kp 29/11/2014), Private sector hails regional energy cooperation pact (ht 29/11/2014)

NTMs affect trade relations among SAARC members (ht 29/11/2014)

Nepal hosts 18th Summit successfully; But were the leaders able to give impetus to SAARC process, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 29/11/2014)

Thirty-Six-Point Kathmandu Declaration (kp 28/11/2014), Full text of the Kathmandu Declaration (ht 28/11/2014), SA leaders adopt 36-point Kathmandu Declaration: Pledge better connectivity for shared prosperity of the South Asian region, by Prakash Acharya and Lekhanath Pandey (ht 28/11/2014), Kathmandu Declaration urges trade facilitation measures (ht 28/11/2014), 18th SAARC Summit ends with wide-ranging declaration, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 28/11/2014)

Pebbles and boulders: Small nations can use their cultural and moral advantage to promote friendship among larger nations, by Sundar Mani Dixit (kp 28/11/2014)

18th summit sees thaw in strained ties: Energy deal; motor, rail agendas to be followed up, by Anil Giri (kp 28/11/2014), Regional integration hinges on motor vehicle, railway pacts, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 28/11/2014), Energy deal opens power trading at regional level, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 28/11/2014), Leaders commit to South Asian ‘economic union’ (kp 28/11/2014), States agree on ‘free’ power trade, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 28/11/2014), PM breaks Indo-Pak stalemate (kp 28/11/2014), Jamboree ends with Modi-Sharif handshake (ht), A small gesture felt far and wide, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 28/11/2014), SAARC first ladies visit Bhaktapur, by Anup Ojha (kp 28/11/2014), SAARC first ladies term Bhaktapur visit ‘very interesting’: Spend two hours in historic city, observe exhibition, dance (ht 28/11/2014), South Asian leaders enjoy Dhulikhel retreat (ht 28/11/2014), ‘Observers can play role indevelopment cooperation’ (ht 28/11/2014)

SAARC forest mgmt meet kicks off (kp 28/11/2014), SAARC forest meet aimed at enhancing conservation kicks off (ht 28/11/2014), SAARC Trade Fair to beorganised in Pakistan (ht 28/11/2014)

Summit begins with stress on connectivityn: SAARC leaders make a pitch for realistic, mutually beneficial partnership; Suggest ending all forms of terrorism for political stability, by Anil Giri (kp 27/11/2014), SAARC Summit begins with regional integration pledge, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 27/11/2014), Leaders resolved to impart momentum to SAARC, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 27/11/2014), Indo-Pak tension shadows pacts (kp 27/11/2014), Bilateral talks between India, Pak PMs ruled out (ht 27/11/2014), Leaders pledge joint action to fight corruption (kp 27/11/2014), Common view on climate change, disaster mitigation, by Pragati Shahi (kp 27/11/2014), Koirala holds talks with his SAARC counterparts (kp 27/11/2014), PM Koirala holds talks with SAARC leaders: Discusses issues related to the region, ways to enhance cooperation (ht 27/11/2014), SAARC leaders busy in bilateral meets (rep 27/11/2014), Retreat to quell dispute among member nations (kp 27/11/2014), First ladies to tour Bhaktapur today (kp 27/11/2014), Valley roads wear deserted look (ht 27/11/2014), SAARC pacts on railways, motor-vehicles unlikely (rep 27/11/2014), SIPPA fails to make it to SAARC agenda this time (ht 27/11/2014), SAARC leaders emphasize on economic integration, investment promotion (rep 27/11/2014)

A rainbow region: Nearly four decades after its first conceptualization and three decades of formal foundation, SAARC needs now to begin focusing on shared furture rather than fight for legacies of the past, by C.K. Lal (rep 27/11/2014)

Time to trade: Intra regional trade in South Asia accounts for five percent of global trade, by Purushottam Ojha (rep 27/11/2014)

Missing economic links: SAARC's vision of economic collaboration and meaningful partnership hasn't progressed beyond the talking stage, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 27/11/2014)

Prime objective of SAARC: Economic agenda must take off, by Sukanya Natarajan (ht 27/11/2014)

No panacea: Can trade and commerce trump South Asia’s primordial passions of fanaticism and prejudice?, by Pramod Mishra (kp 27/11/2014)

Less rhetoric, more action: It is time to consolidate SAARC’s past achievements and work with common resolve to overcome hurdles, by Surya B. Prasai (kp 27/11/2014)

Regional integration: Distant dream, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp27/11/2014)

Something to show: SAARC Summit has already been fruitful for Nepal in terms of bilateralism with India (kp 27/11/2014)

Onus on India: It would perhaps be a better idea to work on marginal changes in SAARC region, by Prakash Chandra Lohani (rep 27/11/2014)

China seeks to elevate its role in SAARC (kp 27/11/2014), SAARC observers support Summit theme: Pledge greater cooperation with the South Asian regional bloc for attainment of common goals (ht 27/11/2014), Observer states keen to work with SAARC members (rep 27/11/2014)

Heads of state, govt in, summit begins today: Foreign ministers burn midnight oil to finalise Kathmandu Declaration (kp 26/11/2014), 18th SAARC Summit commences today, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 26/11/2014), Delegates greeted with cultural shows (ht 26/11/2014)

Beacon of hope: Deepening economic integration and political, cultural and social exchanges alone can combat common threats of parochialism and terrorism, by Sushil Koirala (rep 26/11/2014), Way forward, by Baburam Bhattarai (rep 26/11/2014), Sub-regional perks: SAARC can maximize its potential through sub-regional cooperation, by Madhu Raman Acharya (rep 26/11/2014), Sustainable solutions: Liberalization of intermediate goods and raw materials should be prioritized under SAFTA, by Shamshad Akhtar (rep 26/11/2014), Learning from EU, by Rensje Teerink (rep 26/11/2014), Improving security: South Asia needs to abandon traditional mindset to stregthen security cooperation, by Rajan Bhattarai (rep 26/11/2014), Academic connectivity: Rapidly developing Bhutan can play a strong role in expansion of university networking, by Cathryn Bennet (rep 26/11/2014)

Regional integration: A gradual process, by Rensje Teerink (ht 26/11/2014)

‘SAsian economies need to be integrated’: Experts emphasise effective implementation of SAFTA (ht 26/11/2014)

Everyone’s problem: Given the scale of enforced disappearances in a number of South Asian countries, SAARC must act in a collaborative manner to address this human rights issue, by Ram K. Bhandari and Erik B. Wilson (kp 26/11/2014)

State of the union: The Kathmandu Summit must restart the debate on transforming SAARC into an economic union, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 26/11/2014), On the horizon: SAARC member states have to work persistently to establish a free trade area and a customs union, by Rup Khadka (kp 26/11/2014), ‘SAARC investment area imperative for regional growth’ (kp 26/11/2014)

Next frontier: It is high time SAARC member states built mutual trust and confidence among themselves, by Bhim Udas (kp 26/11/2014)

People’s SAARC wraps up with 24-point declaration (ht 25/11/2014)

FNJ seeks accessfor private media (ht 25/11/2014)

Disaster risk in South Asia: Coordination is a key challenge, by Shesh Kanta Kafle (ht 25/11/2014)

Making it work: The million dollar question is if SAARC has a collective vision and the commitment to carve out a better future for member countries, by Jay Nishaant (rep 25/11/2014)

Standing Committee for two regional agreement: Secretariat to be relocated to another place; Programming Committee to become Charter body, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 25/11/2014)

Regional integration key agenda, by Anil Giri (kp 25/11/2014), All VVips to arrive today (kp 25/11/2014), Stage set for first ladies’ Bhaktapur visit (kp 25/11/2014), Flights retimed to facilitate arrival, departure of VVIPs (ht 25/11/2014), Govt devises heavy security in Capital city: Motorcade rehearsal for Summit dignitaries clogs metro roads heavily (ht 25/11/2014)

Modi, Sharif may meet on Summit sidelines (ht 25/11/2014)

Fruits of a union, by Madan Kumar Dahal (kp 25/11/2014)

Stuck in time: Though the outcomes of the ongoing Summit are predictable, there is room for hope, by Khagendra Nath Sharma (kp 25/11/2014)

South Asian guthi:  It is time to evaluate the return on investment in SAARC for member nations, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 25/11/2014)

Security arrangements over, by Manish Gautam (kp 25/11/2014)

Standing Committee weighs ways to get best from SAARC observers, by Anil Giri (kp 24/11/2014)

Historic handshake: The 18th SAARC Summit is an opportunity for Nepal to showcase its leadership skills, by Gopal Thapa (kp 24/11/2014)

Combating terrorism: South Asian leaders should develop a regional strategy for addressing the terrorist threat looming in the region, by Prem Singh Basnyat (rep 24/11/2014)

Call for unified voice of SAAR Ccountries on climate change (ht 24/11/2014)

Efficient implementation of regional agreements sought (ht 24/11/2014)

Foreign ministers arriving today (kp 24/11/2014)

SAARC urged to promote intra-regional investment (kp 24/11/2014)

Will This SAARC Summit Be Different?, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 24/11/2014)

MEA: Modi believes in multilayer diplomacy, ba Devendra Bhattarai (kp 24/11/2014)

SAARC to trim regional centres: A meeting of Programming Committee held on Saturday decides to cut the number of centres to five from 11 (kp 23/11/2014), PC recommends bringing down SAARC centres from 11 to five: Joint secretaries of eight South Asian nations start process of the regional bloc’s 18th summit, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 23/11/2014)

China ‘keen’ to be South Asia’s strategic partner, by Nirmal Shrestha (kp 23/11/2014)

SAARC’s civil society leaders meet (kp 23/11/2014), People’s SAARC Regional Convergence kicks off (ht 23/11/2014)

SAARC's time to rise, by Gaurab Shamsher Thapa (Setopati 23/11/2014)

Preceding meetings start today (ht 22/11/2014), 18th SAARC Summit program starts today, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 22/11/2014)

Welcome to Nepal: What stings is that as they talk about meaningful regional cooperation, these politicians have absolutely no vision of how to shape the Nepal they inherites from the 2006 revolution, by Biswas Baral (rep 22/11/2014)

Pvt sector seeks role in pacts’ implementation (ht 22/11/2014)

Pride and prejudice at SAARC: Kathmandu can use its geopolitical positioning to upgrade SAARC into a dynamic regional grouping, by Kanak Mani Dixit (nt 21/11/2014)

Seizing the moment: SAARC Summit provides us with a unique opportunity to showcase to the world all we have achieved despite the odds, by Kapil Tamot (kp 21/11/2014), SAARC’S raison d’�tre: If the South Asian Summit helps us to finally start thinking regionally and acting locally, it will be a start (nt 21/11/2014)

18th SAARC summit: Challenges Galore, by Keshab Poudel (sp 21/11/2014)

Conduct SAARC in organised manner: PM orders officials (kp 21/11/2014), Preparations almost over with some work still underway (ht 21/11/2014), Old Bus Park area to be shut, by Manish Gautam (kp 22/11/2014), PM does rounds of places, inspects progress: Checks City Hall seats, podium, sound system and lighting to experience them first hand (ht 22/11/2014), MTPD says all set to manage traffic in capital city (ht 22/11/2014), Clean-up drive sees huge participation (kp 23/11/2014), Hundreds of denizens take part inmassive city cleaning campaign (ht 23/11/2014), Security rehearsal for guests’ retreat (kp 23/11/2014)

Experts call for revisiting SAARC Charter, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 20/11/2014)

SAARC Summit, An Opportunity To Deepen Cooperation, by Mukti Rijal (rn 20/11/2014)

Stronger secretariat on summit agenda: Members propose more executive, administrative role for Kathmandu, by Anil Giri (kp 20/11/2014), Slow summitry: Saarc Summit must focus on strengthening the Secretariat with autonomy and resources (kp 20/11/2014)

Southasia 2.0: The premise that regional integration can be achieved through the trappings of a nation-state must be dispensed with, by Rishikesh Ram Bhandary (kp 20/11/2014)

PJ Club warns of boycotting SAARC events (kp 20/11/2014)

KMC’s mass cleaning drive on Sat (ht 20/11/2014)

SAARC Handicrafts Expo slated to start Thursday (kp 19/11/2014), SAARC handicrafts exhibition kicks off (kp 21/11/2014)

SAARC to embrace Observers more openly, by Anil Giri (kp 19/11/2014), Bhutanese refugees want to be heard (kp 19/11/2014)

SAARC economic integration: Long road to travel, by Rup Khadka (ht 19/11/2014)

House panel for time-bound action plan for SAARC deals, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 19/11/2014)

Over 350 foreign delegates expected (ht 18/11/2014), City Hall seats ‘need more spacing’ (kp 19/11/2014), Seating at City Hall too congested for comfort: Parliamentary committee asks concerned authorities to tweak seat arrangement pronto, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 19/11/2014), Bhaktapur is ready for VIP tour (kp 19/11/2014), MTPD aims to ease traffic pressure by 45 pc: To let vehicles with odd,even numbers ply according to date (ht 19/11/2014)

Bring China in: As the rising power in the new world order, China joining the SAARC will contribute to overall development in South Asia, by Shrijan Malla (rep 18/11/2014)

DoR delay pours cold water on KMC plan to wash city’s main roads (ht 18/11/2014)

Reserve cops from across country in Valley for SAARC duty (rep 18/11/2014), 26,000 security personnel to be deployed for SAARC Summit, by Manish Gautam (kp 19/11/2014)

SAARC Summit bill to exceed Rs 2 billion: House Committee tells government to form cost-monitoring panel, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 17/11/2014)

Ineffective SAARC: SAARC has failed to take real action to combat both traditional and nely emerging security threats in the region, by Gopal Singh Sijapati (rep 17/11/2014)

Missing realm: Growth of agricultural sector holds a key to livelihood, food security, poverty alleviation in South Asia, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 17/11/2014)

Experts call for implementing past decisions (kp 16/11/2014)

SAARC summit preparations: Lawmakers grill officials about spending in haste, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 15/11/2014), House panel finds Saarc preparations inadequate (kp 17/11/2014), Government agencies directed to coordinate (ht 17/11/2014), SAARC preparatory works fall short of expectations (rep 17/11/2014)

NA to lead integrated security for summit (kp 15/11/2014), Security personnel to chauffeur SAARC dignitaries, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 15/11/2014), Armoured vehicles arrive from India (ht 16/11/2014)

Spark (un)plugged: SAARC may have energy security high on its agenda, but it has yet to walk the talk, by Navin Singh Khadka (kp 14/11/2014)

Land-locked to land-linked: The SAARC Summit could inspire a sense of what might be achieved if South Asian economies collaborate, by David Seddon (nt 14/11/2014)

SAARC heads of state and govt to arrive on Nov 25 (rep 14/11/2014)

Three pacts likely to be signed at SAARC summit: Officials hope to ink agreements on energy, motor vehicle, railway with member countries, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 14/11/2014)

Down to business: Dignitaries from other SAARC nations will be in Nepal to do something concrete for the region, not to sightsee, by Shyam K.C. (kp 14/11/2014)

Stakeholders miss City Hall renovation deadline (ht 13/11/2014)

Security to be beefed up in Dhulikhel (ht 13/11/2014)

SAARC should rise above meaningless ritualism, interview with Ramesh Nath Pandey (rep 13/11/2014)

House of cards: In an effort to please our visitors, we are fooling ourselves; We are trying to present something that we are not,  by Subhash Ghimire (rep 12/11/2014) [!!!!!!!!!!!!!!], MTPD to ease traffic in Capital (kp 13/11/2014)

Reviving SAARC: South Asia has immense development potential in light of its untapped natural and human resources, by Ramesh Prasad Khanal (rep 12/11/2014)

Two-day public holiday proposed for Saarc Summit (kp 12/11/2014), Home ministry okays 2-day holiday during SAARC summit, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 12/11/2014), Two days off in Valley for Saarc Summit (kp 14/11/2014), Four-day holiday for schools during SAARC Summit: Government offices to remain closed on November 26-27) (rep 14/11/2014) [?????]

Sujata picked as first lady (kp 12/11/2014)

Regional meet preparations almost over: Government (kp 12/11/2014)

People’s SAARC to meet on Nov 22-24 (ht 11/11/2014)

Four SAARC states launch bid to resolve trade issues (kp 11/11/2014)

South Asian leaders arriving on Nov 25: Lankan President, Bhutan PM to visit Lumbini on Day 1 (ht 11/11/2014)

CCTVs being installed to scale up Valley security (kp 10/11/2014), Campaign to get rid of hoarding boards intensifies in Lalitpur (kp 10/11/2014)

A Summit of substance: SAARC leaders would do well to take up regional security for discussion, even informally, at the Summit, by Gopal Thapa (kp 10/11/2014)

Boosting SAARC: Except for high sounding declarations SAARC does not have a single notable achievement, by Pamir Gautam (rep 10/11/2014)

SAARC needs tochange ‘talkingshop’ image, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 09/11/2014)

OPMCM monitors development works (ht 09/11/2014)

Experts for deepening engagement with SAARC observers, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 08/11/2014)

18th SAARC summit: The Usual Rush (sp 07/11/2014)

Undeclared capital of SAARC: Kathmandu is uniquely situated to help define regionalism in South Asia, but we need to focus, by Kanak Mani Dixit (kp 07/11/2014)

Local Institutions In S. Asia: Weak And Elite Controlled, by Mukti Rijal (rn 06/11/2014)

Common news forum for SAsia region mooted (ht 05/11/2014)

Reigniting regionalism: Nepal does not have international-standard convention and exhibition centers, two import landmarks for an important city in the 21st century, by Purushottam Ojha (rep 04/11/2014)

Three separate SAARC agreements to be signed, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 03/11/2014)

Summit preparations in final stage (kp 02/11/2014), Govt prepared for medical emergency (kp 02/11/2014), Indian, Bangladeshi advance teams start venue inspection (kp 03/11/2014), Sub-panels to monitor SAARC preparations (ht 03/11/2014), We will be ready in 10 days: FM Pandey (kp 05/11/2014), Pandey informs media about preparations (ht 05/11/2014), Govt to provide highest level of security (ht 06/11/2014), Six high-end armoured vehicles to arrive next week from India: Govt to hire additional 32 Merdeces Benz cars (ht 08/11/2014)

A literary bond: SAARC leaders must take note of the power of bonding that SAARC writers and artists seem to understand, by Abhi Subedi (kp 02/11/2014)

India to offer 8 bullet proof cars (kp 01/11/2014)

Snail-paced work worries PM: Koirala’s foreign affairs adviser-led team takes stock of situation (ht 01/11/2014), PM takes 'personal initiatives' for SAARC Summit preparations, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 01/11/2014)

Lamps and footpaths: The prettying up of the streets for the upcoming Saarc Summit would be justified if the regional body were more than a dream, by Shyam K.C. (kp 31/10/2014)

SAARC Charter to be amended, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 31/10/2014)

Vendors told to vacate Old Bus Park area (ht 31/10/2014)

Past issues will dominate 18th SAARC Summit: Railway, energy cooperation, launching of communication satellite are fresh agendas (ht 30/10/2014)

SAARC summit preparations: Projects may go beyond deadline (kp 27/10/2014)

Periodic conflicts between India, Pakistan have not helped Saarc, interview with Bhekh Bahadur Thapa (kp 27/10/2014)

All 7 members invited for 18th Saarc Summit (kp 27/10/2014)

SAARC needs collective measures against terrorism, by Pramod Raj Sedhain (Setopati 26/10/2014)

Hope for a union: The upcoming Saarc Summit is a chance for Nepal to take the initiative on stronger regional integration, by Prabhat Chhetri (kp 22/10/2014) [But not with the current politicians!!]

MoFA working on SAARC leaders’ sideline events (ht 22/10/2014)

SAARC ministers of energy gather in Delhi (ht 17/10/2014), SAARC framework deal on energy cooperation: Nepal proposes to host next meeting in Kathmandu (ht 18/10/2014)

City Hall to be ready for main event by Nov 11: 200 skilled workers have been employed to renovate the building, by Thomas Bogati (ht 17/10/2014)

Politics of partnership: Regional tensions have been a major bottleneck to regionalism and neighbourly diplomacy through SAARC, by Som P. Pudasaini (kp 15/10/2014)

Nepal requests New Delhi to provide luxury cars: Has sought 55 Mercedes-Benz Sedans for 15 days (ht 14/10/2014)

Much to do: Even after 300 years of SAARC, South Asia is among the least integrated regions in the world, by Shambhu Ram Simkhada (rep 14/10/2014)

Foreign press can apply for passes online, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 14/10/2014)

Police seek details of passengers entering, exiting capital (rep 14/10/2014)

Saarc preparations almost over, by Anil Giri (kp 10/10/2014), KMC to import flag poles from India (ht 10/10/2014)

SAARC plans to gather pace after Dashain (kp 01/10/2014)

Govt to seek bullet-proof cars from India, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 30/09/2014)

Foreign ministers from SAARC meet in New York (kp 27/09/2014), Koirala apprises leadersof SAARC preparation (ht 27/09/21014)

Construction materials shortage affects SAARC preparations, by Sangeet Sangroula (kp 24/09/2014)

Rethinking Saarc: Building sub-regional blocks could help South Asia create a larger regional platform, by Tika P. Dhakal (kp 23/09/2014)

Foreign Ministry team off to Delhi in run-up to SAARC (kp 22/09/2014)

SAARC immigration officials to meet in Capital today (kp 17/09/2014), Pakistani interior minister notparticipating in SAARC meeting (ht 17/09/2014), SAARC home ministers’ meeting kicks off (ht 18/09/2014), Indian Home Minister arrives (kp 19/09/2014), SAARC members agree to combat terror, crime (kp 20/09/2014), Call to revise laws to fight against terrorism, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 20/09/2014)

PM Koirala stresses greater connectivity in BIMSTEC region (kp 17/09/2014)

Reasons to connect: It is time for Saarc to redefine relations among member nations and unleash the true potential of the region, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 16/09/2014)

SAARC summit: FM to go on invitation tour (kp 15/09/2014)

Theme for 18th SAARC Summit decided (ht 13/09/2014)

Still a dream: SAARC University established as a center for academic excellence in the SAARC region has not made the desired progress, by Sujit Kumar Thakur (rep 13/09/2014)

Post -2015 Development Agenda: SAARC Look; Government officials, donor representatives and civil society leaders from South Asian countries discuss ways to build a SAARC Perspective on SDG, by Keshab Poudel (sp 12/09/2014)

Stitch in timeThere is an immediate need to come up with a regional security framework for South Asia that includes China, by Safal Ghimire (kp 12/09/2014)

Still to connect: The 18th SAARC Summit should reconsider the theme of connectivity instead of wasting time looking for a new one, by Gopal Thapa (kp 09/09/2014)

Terrorism top agenda for SAARC home ministers' meet, by Kosh Raj Koirala (kp 06/09/2014)

Breaks on buying options, govt goes for rent-a-car, by Anil Giri (kp 04/09/2014)

SAARC Summittheme suggested (ht 04/09/2014)

Top UML leaders press recall of SAARC secy gen: Prime Minister Koirala vehemently opposes demand, by Bimal Gautam and Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 02/09/2014)

MoLE wants SAARC summit to declare common labor law for South Asia, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 01/09/2014)

Migration to be agenda in SAARC summit (rep 01/09/2014)

SAARC home ministerial meet in capital (ht 31/08/2014)

SAARC sumit: Amendment sought to proposed theme (kp 29/08/2014)

A Saarc to-do list: While diplomats set the formal agenda, we must use the Saarc Summit to improve Valley’s public spaces, by Kanak Mani Dixit (kp 29/08/2014)

Saarc members to discuss role of observer states (kp 27/08/2014), Observers’ role redefined, by Anil Giri (kp 02/09/2014), SAARC-observers engagement to be made more effective (ht 02/09/2014)

Progress of ASEAN: Inspiration for SAARC?, by Jenik Radon and Jiyoon Han (ht 27/08/2014)

City Hall renovation begins, by Samik Kharel (kp 19/08/2014), SAARC Summit prep: It’s race against clock: Preparatory work to be completed by Oct 31; Officials say logistical part a challenging task, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 19/08/2014), Main roads on SinghaDurbar premises to be made wider (ht 20/08/2014), Govt panel cleaning cityfor 18th SAARC Summit (ht 21/08/2014), Ministry says unavailability of aggregates hampers SAARC preparations, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 25/08/2014), Authorities concerned by fund delay (kp 26/08/2014), Second-hand BMWs ‘most viable’ option, by Anil Giri (kp 27/08/2014)

Saarc summit to focus on theme of connectivity (kp 15/08/2014), Connectivity for shared prosperity the theme of18th SAARC Summit (ht 15/08/2014)

SAARC summit: Firms called to supply armoured limos (kp 13/08/2014)

City Hall to get facelift for Saarc summit (kp 07/08/2014)

Work on SASEC Information Highway finally begins (ht 07/08/2014)

Nepal seeks to host Saarc Bank HQ (kp 06/08/2014)

Second shot: Regional cooperation is not a choice; You will be left out if you don't cooperate; The cost of non-cooperation in South Asia is already high, by Madhu Raman Acharya (rep 26/07/2014)

SAARC commerce ministers agree to trim sensitive list, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (rep 26/07/2014)

Member states agree to form Saarc Development Bank, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 26/07/2014)

Confirmed: SAARC summit to be held on Nov 22-27 (kp 25/07/2014), Govt confirms summit date (kp 06/08/2014)

Improved connectivity urged to boost trade within Saarc (kp 25/07/2014)

Govt in land hunt to relocate Saarc Secretariat (kp 21/07/2014)

Nepal gears up for SAFTA meeting: Unlikely to reduce sensitive list despite probable pressure from members (ht 18/07/2014)

Regional gender equality panel formed (kp 17/07/2014), SAARC fund envisioned for combating VAW (rep 17/07/2014)

No mention of SAARC Summit in financeminister’s speech! (ht 15/07/2014)

Purchases for summit fast-tracked (kp 09/07/2014)

City Hall to host Saarc Summit: Two separate dates proposed for the summit; India, Afghanistan and Pakistan yet to confirm participation, by Anil Giri (kp 19/06/2014)

BMW, Merc in supply race: Govt set to spend Rs 359m on seven armoured bulletproof luxury cars for Sarc leaders, by Anil Giri (kp 18/06/2014)

Run-up to SAARC summit: Thinking of regional anthem, by Birendra P. Mishra (ht 10/06/2014)

18th SAARC summit: Govt preparatory work moving at a snail’s pace: Yet to seek formal endorsement from participating member states (ht 20/05/2014)

Mass clean-up campaign for Saarc summit, by Samik Kharel (kp 19/05/2014)

Government yet to finalise venue for 18th Saarc summit, by Anil Giri (kp 13/05/2014)

SAARC Payments Council Meet begins: Central bankers of the region stress on promoting integrated domestic payment systems (ht 10/05/2014)

FinMin proposes regional power transmission lines (kp 05/05/2014)

Govt prepares for Saarc meet (kp 01/05/2014), Preparations for SAARC Summit reviewed (ht 01/05/2014), Japan promises support for SAARC Summit (ht 08/05/2014)

Saarc, UN Women sign pact on gender equality in South Asia (kp 16/04/2014)

SAARC summit preparations: KMC plans afoot to beautify the Capital, by Samik Kharel (kp 11/04/2014), SAARC Summit likely in Pokhara: ‘International Convention Centre in Capital cannot be a feasible venue’ (ht 11/04/2014), Capital ‘best
venue’ for SAARC summit
(ht 18/04/2014)

Govt set to form over dozen panels (kp 02/04/2014)

More than ever: Importance of SAARC (rep 29/03/2014)

Nepal to float SAARC summit date (ht 27/03/2014), Govt steps up preparations for 18th SAARC Summit, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 27/03/2014)

Scaling the summit: How we conduct the upcoming Saarc summit will provide a true measure of our diplomatic prowess, by Gopal Thapa (kp 26/03/2014)

S Asia urged to integrate to deal with challenges (kp 14/03/2014)

Time to shine: Chairing SAARC and BIMSTEC gives Nepal an opportunity to emerge from diplomatic doldrums it found itself in after humiliating defeats in vital UN elections, by Shambhu Ram Simkhada (rep 12/03/2014)

Govt yet to start SAARC Summit preparations (rep 09/03/2014), SAARC Summit preparations yet to kick off, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 13/03/2014)

Paying lip service: Regional groups formed among South Asian nations have not been able to produce substantial results, by Shyam K.C. (kp 07/06/2014)

Bimstec members agree to expedite trade (kp 05/03/2014)

Faltering integration: BIMSTEC Summit, by Purushottam Ojha (rep 05/03/2014)

Nepal to chair Bimstec after summit (kp 03/03/2014), Summit over; Nepal holds Bimstec chair (kp 05/03/2014), PM for joint efforts among BIMSTEC members: Nepal takes leadership of seven South and East Asian countries from Myanmar (ht 05/03/2014), Third BIMSTEC Summit concludes: Neoal formally assumes chair of BIMSTEC, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 05/03/2014), Koirala says Nepal got opportunity to enhance its role in region (ht 07/03/2014)

Thapa assumes SAARC secy gen post from Monday (nn 03/03/2014), Thapa takes charge as secy-gen of SAARC (ht 04/03/2014)

Starting anew: Koirala's visit is an opportunity to show that Nepal is moving towards political stability and economic prosperity, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (rep 01/03/2014) [??], Take BIMSTEC as opportunity: Experts (kp 02/03/2014), BIMSTEC III: Hardly any role for Nepal (ht 02/03/2014), Mining for gold: Third BIMSTEC Summit (rep 03/03/2014)

Regional forum to fight for Dalit rights (kp 28/02/2014)

China seeks Nepal's role in improving SAARC-China ties, by Purna Basnet (rep 27/02/2014)

PM to make his first foreign visit to Myanmar, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 22/02/2014), BIMSTEC meeting in Kathmandu (ht 23/02/2014), PM to attend BIMSTEC Summit (ht 25/02/2014), Koirala to meet Indian PM in Myanmar (kp 27/02/2014), PM’s participation draws mixed response, by Anil Giri (kp 28/02/2014)

Nepal to host 18th SAARC Summit in November (nn 20/02/2014), Nepal proposes summit in Nov, by Anil Giri (kp 21/02/2014), Nepal proposes to host 18th SAARC Summit in November (ht 21/02/2014), Nepal must seize opportunity: Can project itself as favoured investment destination (ht 23/02/2014)

Look east: A more integrated East South Asia can pave the way for the region’s economic transformation, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 18/02/2014)

Observers in focus at SAARC conclave: Minister Ram Sharan Mahat likely to lead Nepal in Male meet (ht 15/02/2014), Saarc foreign ministers to meet in Male (kp 17/02/2014)

Nepal likely to propose SAARC Summit date (ht 09/02/2014)

Saarc Summit deferred till early December (kp 03/02/2014)

Proposal to reduce SAFTA sensitive list to 100, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 27/01/2014)

18th Summit: Bringing SAARC closer to the people (nn 20/01/2014), Appeal for regional integration (ht 21/01/2014)

5th meeting of SAARC commerce ministers begins (nn 16/01/2014), SAARC commerce ministers lament low trade volume (rep 18/01/2014), SAARC commerce ministers agree on railway, open-air policy: Minister Koirala (nn 20/01/2014)

EU wants to help SAARC with regional cooperation (ht 09/01/2014), EU for deepening partnership with SAARC ( rep 09/01/2014)


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