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  • India wins re-election to UN Human Rights Council Yesterday

    United Nations: India on Tuesday got re-elected to the UN's main human rights body for the period of 2015-17. India is currently a member of the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council and its term will end on December 31, 2014. It was seeking re-election to the UN body, the elections for...
  • Narendra Modi to address joint session of Australian parliament 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Narendra Modi will be the first Indian Prime Minister to address the gallery of Australian member of parliamentarians and leaders at a special joint sitting of Federal Parliament after he attends the G20 leaders' Summit in Brisbane in November. While several MPs have expressed their delight and happiness for him...
  • EC proposes e-voting, proxy vote for NRI electorate to SC 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) may be allowed to vote through proxies or the electronic voting machines. The Election Commission has submitted its recommendation to the Supreme Court on a petition filed by an NRI Dr Shamsheer Vayalil. One of the proposals to allow NRIs to vote is to...
  • Narendra Modi calls up Hamid Karzai, hails his contribution 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday spoke to former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and hailed his effort to strengthen bilateral relations besides successfully steering his country on the path of peace, prosperity and stability which will "never be forgotten". Modi told Karzai that he will always remain a "special...
  • UK announces first-ever Dadabhai Naoroji Awards 5 days ago

    London: The UK government announced the inaugural Dadabhai Naoroji Awards to honour individuals who have worked to strengthen the UK-India relationship over the years. The three winners included UK India Business Council chair Patricia Hewitt in the commerce category, Dame Asha Khemka for services in the field of education and actor...
  • India-born scientist Rajaram awarded World Food Prize 6 days ago

    Washington: India-born Mexican scientist Sanjaya Rajaram has been presented with the prestigious World Food Prize 2014 for his agricultural research that led to a remarkable increase in world wheat production building on the successes of the Green Revolution. "It is a collective achievement, rather than that of a single person," Rajaram...
  • It is time to come to India: Sushma Swaraj tells Indian Diaspora 6 days ago

    London: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday made an emotional plea to the Indian Diaspora in the UK to invest in their motherland, saying "now is the time" to come to India to tap the "immense opportunities" awaiting them. Swaraj, while launching the two-day Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, said she...
  • Swiss will examine India's request for banking information on priority basis 1 week ago

    In a major breakthrough in India's fight to bring back black money stashed abroad, Switzerland said it will examine India's requests for banking information on a priority basis. ...
  • Tata in talks to sell UK steel plants to Swiss group Klesch 1 week ago

    Rome: Tata Steel Ltd is in talks to sell loss-making European operations including mills in northern England and Scotland to Geneva-based Klesch Group, as it battles weak prices and tentative economic recovery. Tata, Europe's second-largest steel producer, said in a statement it had agreed to negotiate with Klesch over its Long...
  • Crude oil prices at four-year low after Iraq cuts down prices October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Crude oil prices have fallen down to a four-year low after Iraq cut down prices over the weekend. Iraq's State Oil Marketing Company has cut oil prices to Asian and European buyers. The fall is expected to continue as output expands. Kuwait has indicated that OPEC is...
  • Pranab Mukherjee reaches Norway on first leg of his two-nation visit October 12, 2014

    Oslo: With an aim of giving a boost to India's relations with Scandinavian countries, President Pranab Mukherjee arrived on Sunday on the first leg of his two-nation visit to Norway and Finland during which a number of agreements on trade, education and earth sciences will be signed. Mukherjee, the first Indian...
  • Vidisha erupts in joy after resident Kailash Satyarthi wins 2014 Nobel Peace Prize October 11, 2014

    Vidisha: Vidisha has never been so thrilled as it has been in the last 24 hours since local resident Kailash Satyarthi won this year's Noble peace prize. The town is already known for other illustrious personalities like Ramnath Goyenka, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Sushma Swaraj and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh...
  • Proud that father's relentless crusade against child slavery has been recognized, says Satyarthi's daughter October 10, 2014

    Overjoyed that her father won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, Kailash Satyarthi's daughter related episodes of her father's relentless crusade against bonded labour, child marriage, and child trafficking, mentioning the numerous times when her entire family was threatened to stop working towards the freedom of children trapped in prostitution or...
  • PM Modi, Sonia Gandhi congratulate Satyarthi upon winning the Nobel Peace Prize October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Congratulatory messages poured in from various corners with statesmen and veteran politicians hailing the efforts of Child's Rights activist Kailash Satyarthi upon winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Satyarthi and added that the entire nation is proud of him. Modi also tweeted that Kailash...
  • Kailash Satyarthi: a trailblazer in struggle for child rights October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi gave up his job as an electrical engineer to dedicate himself to protecting and advancing child rights for over three decades now, freeing 80,000 child labourers and giving them new hope in life. It is largely due to his doggedness and zeal that...
  • I won't sit till I free every child from the clutches of slavery, says Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing his gratitude after the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize jointly to Child's Rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai, Satyarthi said that the award was a recognition of those millions of children still trapped in slavery. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Satyarthi said, "I...
  • Modi visit a success, now time to execute things: US officials October 10, 2014

    Washington: Describing the recent US visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "highly successful", two top Obama administration officials have said it is time for the new Indian government to execute policies that create conducive environment for investments. "The proof is going to be in the pudding," said US Commerce Secretary...
  • US Senator says UN can play role in calming tempers on LoC violations October 9, 2014

    US Senator Tim Kaine called for UN intervention in the India-Pakistan border standoff. "UN can be a helpful participant sometimes in such issues as a promoter of peace. UN participation should be welcomed in this issue," Kaine said. ...
  • Post Modi-Xi talks, Chinese businesses raring to enter India October 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Following up on Chinese President Xi Jingping's visit to India last month, a series of business events have been lined up for boosting long-term trade ties between India and China, an official said here on Wednesday. A 600-strong trade delegation representing 400 Chinese companies and officials will visit India soon...
  • NYC Mayor, Modi discussed need for strong working relationship October 7, 2014

    New York: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio discussed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi importance of a strong working relationship between India and the US, underscoring that such ties are critical for democracy and security around the world. The Mayor said he was honoured to have spent time with the...
  • Impressed by PM Modi's commitment to fighting poverty: Bill Gates October 7, 2014

    New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to improve health services and his focus on ending open defecation has "impressed" Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates who said it is "inspiring" to see India move to the forefront of providing such services to the underprivileged. "Modi has India talking about toilets. This is...
  • Yale University students laud PM Modi's social media skills October 5, 2014

    As the Prime Minister strives to establish a contact with the youth and entrepreneurs abroad, students at Yale University laud the PM for his social media skills, and his attempt to reach out to everyone. ...
  • 77 % air passengers hooked to smart watches, glasses: Survey October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A major chunk of air travellers the world over are tech-savvy and are gradually getting hooked to using devices like smart watches and glasses to help them on their journey, a latest global survey has shown. The survey carried out jointly by the Geneva-based aviation communication and IT firm...
  • Ajit Doval meets Kerry, discusses India-US security cooperation October 3, 2014

    Washington: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Friday met US Secretary of State John Kerry and his American counterpart Susan Rice and discussed key bilateral and regional issues including India-US security cooperation and terrorism. Kerry discussed India-US security cooperation and other topics of regional and bilateral interest, the State Department Spokesperson,...
  • The Modi-Obama joint editorial and bilateral meet: What they mean for India October 1, 2014

    The much-anticipated joint editorial by US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi was published in the Washington Post on Tuesday. The article spoke of a renewed Indo-US partnership in the 21st century. CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey discussed the key points of the editorial with former Diplomats G Parthasarthy and...
  • India, US ramp up efforts for tackling climate change October 1, 2014

    Washington:Ramping up efforts to combat climate change, India and US have concluded an MoU providing for up to US dollar one billion in helping India's transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient energy economy. Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama, during their summit-level talks, welcomed the firming up of...
  • After Indo-US summit on Mars, Obama-Modi meet on earth October 1, 2014

    Washington: Noting that he and President Barack Obama were meeting just days after the Indian and the US missions reached Mars, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that after the Indo-US summit on the Red Planet, it's the turn of the leaders of the two nations to meet here...
  • Modi seeks easier access for Indian services cos to US economy October 1, 2014

    Washington: Expressing confidence that their bilateral economic ties would improve further, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sought easier access for Indian service companies to the US economy during his talks with President Barack Obama. Modi, who has met with a galaxy of American corporate leaders during his five-day visit, also...
  • India's food security concern at WTO needs solution: Modi September 30, 2014

    New York: Emphasising that India supports trade facilitation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday told US President Barack Obama that a solution must be found on its concerns over food security at the WTO. Modi had an "open discussion" on WTO (World Trade Organisation) issue with Obama during their summit talks...
  • India, US agree in principle to renew defence pact September 30, 2014

    Washington: India and US have in principle agreed to extend their defence agreement for another 10 years which will take forward the cooperation between the two countries in the crucial area. Sources in the Department of Defence said, "we are still negotiating the framework agreement (defence) but have not finished." Pentagon...