Conferences

India, Afghanistan take a hard line on Taliban at Moscow conference

Oppose view of Russia, China, Pakistan to involve Taliban in reconciliation efforts


Rewiring the WTO

Growing disenchantment with the existing model of globalisation is also a historic opportunityto frame new rules granting equal opportunities to all in the global marketplace


Kathmandu meet to finalise SAARC budget, agenda

Diplomats say the meeting is critical as it will require consensus among members


Impressive start to Partnership Summit

128 Memoranda of Understanding signed for an investment of about Rs. 4.25 lakh crore on day one


The heart of the problem

There are good reasons why the ‘Heart of Asia’ conference, part of a 14-nation process begun in 2011 to facilitate the development and security of Afghanistan, is so named.


Raichur all decked up for Kannada meet starting today

The spick-and-span look of the venue of the Kannada Sahitya Sammelan in Raichur on Thursday.


Afghanistan, India hope to corner Pakistan

India is hoping to corner Pakistan on the issue of “cross-border terrorism” at the Heart of Asia conference in Amritsar this weekend, say officials, even as the Ministry of External Affairs denied it


The Marrakech mandate

Pledges taken at the Marrakech conference show that global action to address climate change is here to stay, with or without Donald Trump


Getting real on climate

The UN conference on climate change held in Marrakech, with an emphasis on raising the commitment of all countries to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, is particularly significant as it provided


Making climate rules at Marrakech

The United Nations conference on climate change now under way in Marrakech, Morocco, has the ambitious task of drawing up the first steps on enhanced finance and technology transfer, which is vital to


Playing on geopolitical chessboards

The BRICS-BIMSTEC meeting in Goa this month, that immediately followed the annual India-Russia Summit (also in Goa), capped months of hectic diplomatic activity, during which India pursued a robust, e


BRICS meet declaration pledges to fight terror

Pakistan is the mother-ship of terror, says Modi


BRICS calls for checking IS, anti-terror convention

Introducing the Goa Declaration at the BRICS summit here on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “We also agreed that those who nurture, shelter, support and sponsor such forces of violence and


The alphabet soup at Goa

In the case of China, the tyranny of bilateral disputes, mostly on the strategic side, has prevented both nations from exploring much ground


Pakistan’s isolation likely to feature in BRICS

The growing rift between the civil and military sections of Pakistan over terrorism, which was first reported in the Karachi-based Dawn newspaper, has drawn the attention of BRICS delegates arriving in Goa


No option but to talk

Both states should return to the negotiation table. What makes peace harder is Delhi ignoring the strife in Kashmir as business as usual


SAARC summit to be cancelled

Bangladesh, Bhutan, Afghanistan also decide to keep away


India steps up pressure, to boycott SAARC meet in Pak.

Move was under consideration ever since attack on Uri camp


Will the Paris Pact succeed like the Montreal Protocol?

Small countries, especially island nations with low greenhouse gas emissions, have been more prompt with ratification of the Paris Agreement


The road from Bratislava

Unity and cohesion were conspicuously absent at the Bratislava castle where the EU 28 minus 1 met to discuss the post-Brexit world. Nobody is harbouring any illusions. German Chancellor Angela Merkel