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SAARC Summit: South Asia has the potential to break out

At the 18th South Asian Association for Region Cooperation (Saarc) Summit in Kathmandu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the point about how “we are neighbours but we are not together” and how “by staying together, our strength can increase manifold”. This ‘cynicism to optimism’ approach also means regional economic integration

Seriously Saarc

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to South Asian leaders to overcome the many shared challenges holding back the region emanates from a stark fact New Delhi has long understood: India’s full potential cannot bloom on soil scorched by regional conflict and backwardness. He won’t be the first prime minister, though,

After food security consensus, WTO clinches first global trade deal in its history

The stage was set on Thursday in Geneva for a multilateral boost to the stagnant global trade. The World Trade Organization removed, by a special general council resolution, the perceived ambiguity over the permanency of a peace clause for the benefit of developing countries breaching limits set on product-specific support

CBI in the sunlight

It has been a winter of discontent for the CBI. An incumbent director was excoriated by the Supreme Court. A former director is under a shadow for keeping company with people of doubtful reputation. Its closure reports in key cases have been rejected by courts. Its officers have been faulted

Being neighbourly

When I visited Bangladesh in April 1972 — my first visit to Dhaka after the liberation — I felt depressed. I had dreamt of a prosperous society, oblivious to the fact that West Pakistan had exploited what was then East Pakistan. I saw at Dhaka airport a frustratingly long queue

Bad enactment, no enforcement

In response to public clamour against corruption, Parliament has been passing anti-graft legislation. But lawmakers, public servants and enforcement agencies, who have among their lot a vast majority of the corrupt, have been seeking loopholes in the law India’s approach in tackling the age-old problem of corruption has been Janus-faced.

Dining at the G-20

The US and China signing an agreement on climate change excludes India from the G-2 consensus on this critical issue. A decade ago, India and China, both members of the G-20, were invited to be permanent invitees to the G-8. This was on account of the efforts of the then Canadian

GST, finally?

The winter session of Parliament that begins today could see the tabling of significant legislation that paves the way for a nationwide goods and services tax (GST). The Centre appears to have got the states on board for the Constitution amendment bill that would enable the GST to come into force.

US ‘cautiously optimistic’ about ties with India

TFA linked to meeting Bali conditions: U.S. official Visiting U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said here on Monday that despite positive developments such as the easing of the foreign direct investment cap in the Defence sector, the U.S. remained “cautiously optimistic” about relations with India as the Modi government had