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  • UN summit rallies global action on climate change Yesterday

    United Nations: Some 125 world leaders are expected to commit to action on climate change at a UN summit on Tuesday called to inject momentum in struggling efforts to tackle global warming. The gathering will be the largest ever of governments and heads of states on climate change and the first...
  • Nepal seeks technical cooperation from India for extending Provident Fund Yesterday

    New Delhi: Nepal on Saturday sought technical cooperation from India for extending Provident Fund in organised and unorganised sectors in that country. A delegation led by Secretary of Nepal Prime Minister and Employees Provident Fund (EPF), Nepal chief Durga Nidhi Sharma met Union Labour Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and held deliberations...
  • India, Bangladesh Foreign Ministers meet, no major headway on emotive issue Yesterday

    New Delhi: India on Saturday offered Bangladesh expertise in civil nuclear sector and outer space during a meeting between their Foreign Ministers but the meet could not make any major headway on emotive issues of Land Boundary Agreement, Teesta water sharing and extradition of ULFA leader Anup Chetia. During the third...
  • Xi's India visit put ties into historic phase: Chinese FM Yesterday

    Beijing: China has said President Xi Jinping's maiden visit to India has propelled bilateral ties into a historic phase and opened a new chapter in its neighbourhood diplomacy. "President Xi's visit has propelled the development of China-India ties into a new historic phase," Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during a...
  • Indian-origin mother killed son in custody battle: UK inquest Yesterday

    London: An Indian-origin mother killed herself and her four-year-old son earlier this year by deliberately setting her house on fire after she lost his custody in a long-drawn court case, an inquest has concluded. Janma Joshi, 40, and her son, Moksha Jai Joshi, had both died in a fatal fire at...
  • Shipping Minister revives plans to upgrade Iran's Chabahar Port 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Shipping Ministry is reviving an old agreement with Iran for modernisation of Chabahar Port for faster import of natural gas, urea and fertiliser, and a Cabinet note in this regard will be floated soon. "The NDA government under the leadership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee had signed an agreement...
  • Indian Coast Guard ship arrives in Singapore September 12, 2014

    Singapore: Indian Coast Guard Ship 'Samudra Paheredar' arrived here as part of its Asian itinerary that seeks international cooperation by building a platform for exchange of information and bilateral exercises. Commanded by Deputy Inspector General Sanatan Jena, the ship arrived in Singapore on Thursday. Samudra Paheredar, with a complement of 10 officers...
  • Indian Ocean region vulnerable to massive tsunamis: Study September 11, 2014

    Colombo Sri Lanka and much of the Indian Ocean region are vulnerable to as large, or even larger tsunamis than the 2004 magnitude 9.2 Sumatra earthquake, a new study has warned. The study on the frequency of past giant earthquakes in the Indian Ocean region shows that Sri Lanka, and much...
  • NASA, ISRO in talks to set up Joint Mars Working Group September 11, 2014

    Washington: America's premier space agency NASA and its Indian counterpart ISRO are talking about setting up a Joint Mars Working Group, a top US space official has said ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US. "NASA is in discussions with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) regarding potential...
  • Follow Vivekanada's message to avert acts like 9/11: Modi September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: If Swami Vivekananda's message of universal brotherhood been followed by the world, history would not have witnessed "dastardly acts" like 9/11 in the US, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. "Had we followed Swami ji's message, history would never have witnessed such dastardly acts as we saw on...
  • India and China in wary dance as Xi visits South Asia September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: China's president will kick off his first South Asia tour with a visit to Beijing's latest investment in Sri Lanka, a $1.4-billion port city development to include a marina and a Formula One track -- all just 250 kilometres from India's coast. Xi Jinping's trip to the site, next...
  • Sushma Swaraj arrives in Afghanistan to improve strategic ties September 10, 2014

    Kabul: Seeking to enhance strategic cooperation and help Afghanistan deal with key challenges of security and stability, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived on Wednesday on a crucial visit as the trouble- torn country approaches the first democratic transition of power after fall of the Taliban in 2001. Swaraj's visit also...
  • South Asians face increasingly hostile climate in US: Report September 10, 2014

    Washington: South Asian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Middle Eastern, and Arab communities face an increasingly hostile climate in the US, according to a new report by an umbrella community organisation. The report "Under Suspicion, Under Attack" by South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) was released at a briefing on Capitol Hill, seat...
  • Indians denied permission to participate in an annual march in South Australia September 9, 2014

    Melbourne: A group of retired 15 Indian defence officers in south Australia have been denied permission to participate independently in an annual march that commemorates the day 15,000 Indians with Australian and New Zealand forces landed in Turkey to fight during World War-I. While ANZAC Day Committee Chair, the organisers, have...
  • US: Lawyer wants independent probe in Indian couple's murder case September 9, 2014

    Houston: The attorney for an Indian-origin couple, found dead under mysterious circumstances in a house in Texas, wants an independent investigation into their deaths. Attorney David Finn said yesterday he has no idea precisely what led to the death of Pallavi and Sumeet Dhawan last week but he knew they were...
  • Modi to visit White House on September 29-30: US official September 9, 2014

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet US President Barack Obama at the White House on September 29-30 during which the two leaders would discuss a wide range of bilateral and strategic issues including economic growth, a top Obama administration official said on Monday. "President Obama looks forward to welcoming Prime...
  • NSA Doval arrives in China to finalise Xi's visit to India September 8, 2014

    Beijing: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval arrived on Monday to firm up Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India expected to take place next week. Doval will hold talks tomorrow with Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi and is expected to meet Xi after that. Dates for the visit of Xi, also...
  • Gujarat seeks strong economic ties with US September 8, 2014

    Washington: Underlining that the new Indian government was focused on eliminating developmental challenges, a high-level business delegation from Gujarat has called American companies to invest and explore business opportunities in the state and India. "The new (Indian) government is not afraid of making hard decisions and with Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi's...
  • Singapore's former PM on official visit to India September 8, 2014

    Singapore: Singapore's former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong is on a five-day visit to India during which he will be meeting several political heads, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and business leaders with a view to reaffirm the close bilateral ties. "The visit, from September 7 to 11, is to promote...
  • BJP to open overseas office in Kenya, other African nations September 7, 2014

    Nairobi: Spreading its wings across the African continent where it did not have much of a presence till now, India's ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) will be opening an overseas office in Kenya's capital Nairobi in the next fortnight. The party also has plans to launch offices in some other East...
  • Lawyers seek speedy return of Italian marine from India September 6, 2014

    Rome: Lawyers for one of the two Italian marines detained in India over the 2012 killing of two fishermen have launched a bid to have him flown home on medical grounds, defence officials said on Saturday. Massimiliano Latorre has spent the last week in hospital in New Delhi after collapsing at...
  • Pakistan Army, ISI targeting India to hit Nawaz Sharif:Riedel September 6, 2014

    Washington: Pakistan's army and the ISI are using "terrorist brinkmanship" to threaten India and undermine their own Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to secure domestic gains against their civilian leaders, a former CIA analyst has said. "Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence directorate is using terrorist brinkmanship to threaten India and undermine Nawaz Sharif,"...
  • Police yet to ascertain cause of Indian couple's deaths in US September 6, 2014

    Houston: Police probing the mysterious deaths of an Indian-origin couple in the US state of Texas have failed to achieve any breakthrough and conceded that they may never know all the answers in the case. Two bodies found in a house in Texas were on Friday identified as those of the...
  • India world's cheapest country to fly: Report September 5, 2014

    Sydney: India tops the list of the cheapest countries in the world in which to fly, a leading Australian daily reported on Friday. Airfares to India cost just $10.36 per 100 km. It is followed by Malaysia and South Africa, which claim second and third spots respectively, ahead of Australia, The...
  • Nepal, India sign landmark Power Trade Agreement September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Nepal and India on Thursday signed a landmark Power Trade Agreement (PTA) which is expected to boost the energy ties between the two energy-starved nations. The two-day meeting ended on Thursday on a positive note with the energy secretaries from both countries signing the agreement, an official source told...
  • Chinese firms to team-up with Indian firms for rail projects September 3, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese firms are teaming with Indian companies to jointly bid for five high-speed railway projects in India in an apparent attempt to compete with Japan's plans to build bullet trains. The Indian government will soon open the projects for public bidding and Tata Projects, one of the fastest growing infrastructure...
  • Watch: What Japanese students and fishermen have to say about Modi September 2, 2014

    CNN-IBN met a group of students and fishermen in Japan. Watch what they have to say about Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is on a five-day visit to the island nation. ...
  • Modi willing to put in facilitation processes: Baba Kalyani September 1, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Smita Sharma who is in Tokyo, tracking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Japan, spoke to Bharat Forge Chairman Baba Kalyani. Kalyani said, "Modi spoke about his policy for development. He said he is willing to put in facilitation processes. Now, we've to look at how we can implement...
  • Businessmen to evaluate Modi's call for Indo-Japan ventures September 1, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Smita Sharma who is in Tokyo, tracking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Japan, spoke to business leaders Chanda Kochhar and Kiran Mazumdar Shaw. Narendra Modi in his speech on Monday addressed Japanese business leaders. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw said, "I think it was a hard hitting, inspirational speech. He...
  • Modi will make India like Tokyo or Japan, say Indians in Japan September 1, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Smita Sharma who is in Tokyo, tracking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Japan, spoke to an Indian residing in Japan. Sonu said, "The Japanese don't know much about India but now after Modi has become the Prime Minister they like India cause Modi is good friends with...