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  • Falling oil prices shrink trade deficit to 11-month low February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Trade deficit narrowed to an 11-month low in January, helped by a plunge in global oil prices, bolstering the outlook for India's current account balance as well as the rupee. But in a worrying sign, weak global demand led to a second straight annual fall in merchandise exports. Exports...
  • India looking forward to larger role in Asia-Pacific, says President February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Describing India and Singapore as integral part of the regional architecture in the Asia-Pacific region, President Pranab Mukherjee said India is looking forward to embark upon a larger role in the region with Singapore as its gateway to ASEAN. Welcoming Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam, he stressed...
  • Delhi not even an 'Asia-class city' in cleanliness, says HC January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Castigating municipal bodies for not clearing garbage, Delhi High Court on Wednesday observed that the national capital was "not even an Asia-class city" in terms of cleanliness. "How will we make Delhi a world-class city? It is not even an Asia-class city. Despite all the norms and number...
  • China warns India against ulterior motives of the United States January 27, 2015

    Beijing: As the world witnesses India expand ties with the United States, the Chinese government has expressed its displeasure with the Indo-US joint statement which mentions maritime disputes, referring specifically to the South China Sea. China even warned that India should not fall prey to the ulterior motives of the...
  • Manmohan Singh conferred the Second Asia Cosmopolitan Award December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh has been conferred another prestigious Japanese award, the Second Asia Cosmopolitan Award, for "transforming India's economy and its integration with the broader East Asian economy throughout his tenure". The Second Asia Cosmopolitan Award includes two scholars on East Asia and two cultural icons. The award...
  • CEO of life: In conversation with Mittu Chandilya December 6, 2014

    On this episode of 'CEO of life', Air Asia India CEO Mittu Chandilya talks about the business of low cost airlines in India. ...
  • India wary of assertive China, intrusive Pakistan: IAF Chief November 29, 2014

    Bengaluru: With the strategic gravity shifting from west to east, especially to Asia and Asia Pacific, "India faces security challenges in the region due to an assertive China and an intrusive Pakistan", the IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, said on Saturday. "The situation is not good for the environment,...
  • Modi calls for stronger ties, Pakistan stalls inking of India-backed SAARC pacts November 26, 2014

    Pakistan's intransigence on Wednesday came in the way of the SAARC Summit failing to sign agreements on greater connectivity among the eight member nations on its opening day marked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking the members to fulfill their commitment to combat terrorism. ...
  • China looms over SAARC summit in the Himalayas November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: When eight South Asian leaders gather for a summit in Kathmandu on Wednesday, they will meet in a conference centre donated by China to its cash-strapped Himalayan neighbour Nepal 27 years ago. In the decades since it built the modernist brick and glass hall, China has massively stepped up...
  • PM Modi arrives in Delhi after his 10-day three nation tour November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Delhi on Thursday after his 10-day three nation tour during which he attended the East Asia and ASEAN-India Summits in Myanmar, the G-20 Summit in Australia and held bilaterals with his Australian and Fijian counterparts. Modi, the first Indian premier to visit...
  • In veiled message to China, Barack Obama renews commitment to Asia-Pacific pivot November 15, 2014

    Brisbane: US President Barack Obama sought on Saturday to reassure Asia-Pacific allies about Washington's strategic shift toward the region as he sent a veiled message to a rising China with a vow to "deepen our engagement using every element of our power". Speaking in Australia on the final stop of a...
  • Barack Obama warns of dangers of outright conflict in Asia November 15, 2014

    On the sidelines of G-20 summit, US President Barack Obama warned of the dangers of outright conflict in Asia. In a speech at Queensland University in Brisbane, Obama said, "Asia's security order must not be based on coercion or intimidation, where big nations bully the small, but on alliances for...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle November 13, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 13, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • News 360: Burdwan blast probe trail reaches Jharkhand, NIA to visit Dhaka November 13, 2014

    The probe trail in Burdwan blast case has now reached Jharkhand. National Investigation Agency on Thursday interrogated Harun and Mohammad Hussain, the two aides of Jamaat operatives Sajid and Amjad who were arrested recently. The interrogation of these Jamaat operatives zeroed in on the names of these two individuals. ...
  • World must reject linkage between religion, terror: Narendra Modi November 13, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asserted that the world community must reject any linkage between religion and terrorism while formulating a "genuinely international" partnership in the fight against all forms of terror acts. In his intervention at the East Asia Summit, the prime minister also said...
  • Myanmar is an important neighbour of India: PM Narendra Modi November 12, 2014

    PM Narendra Modi at the ASEAN summit said that Myanmar was an important neighbour to India. Modi thanked the people of Myanmar for their warm welcome. "I lead a new government, but our focus is East-Asia," said PM Modi. ...
  • UK Deputy PM attributes South Asia growth to 'Modi dividend' November 12, 2014

    London: UK's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has attributed South Asia's projected growth momentum this year to the "Modi dividend", citing the Indian Prime Minister's initiatives for boosting investment and jobs. The UK's coalition leader quoted recent World Bank figures, which forecast South Asia to grow by over 6 per...
  • PM Narendra Modi reaches Myanmar for first leg of his 10-day trip November 11, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Modi has landed in Myanmar's capital for the first stop of his 10 day, 3 nation tour. He will also be going to Australia and Fiji. Modi will be participating in the ASEAN and East Asia Summits in Nay Pyi Taw. Modi will meet Burmese...
  • Modi embarks on trip to Myanmar, Australia, Fiji; black money high on agenda November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: It's a hectic month for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he begins his three country tour on Tuesday. His first stop is Myanmar, where he will be participating in the ASEAN and East Asia Summits in Nay Pyi Taw. Modi will meet Burmese President Thane Sane as well...
  • Sony World Photography Awards launch hunt to uncover India's best photographer November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Sony World Photography Awards, one of the world's most prestigious photography competitions, together with Sony Asia Pacific, launches a competition to discover India's best photographer. India National Award is open to photographers of all abilities from India. Entries are free via worldphoto website and photographers can enter any...
  • As Obama visits Asia, old alliances face new strains in face of China's influence November 9, 2014

    Washington/Jakarta: In November 2011, with the Arab Spring uprisings in full tilt and Europe rocked by a debt crisis, President Barack Obama flew to Asia to promote a shift of America's military, diplomatic and business assets to the region. His then Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, declared in the same...
  • Looking forward to meeting leaders during 3-country visit: PM Narendra Modi November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was looking forward to meeting international leaders during the ASEAN, East Asia Summit and G-20 which he will be attending during his visit to three countries--Myanmar, Australia and Fiji from November 11 to 19. Terming his visit to Australia as "special and...
  • Asia's richest man Li Ka-shing buys 60 aircraft in $2.5 billion deals November 5, 2014

    Hong Kong: A property flagship led by Asia's richest tycoon Li Ka-shing said on Wednesday it plans to buy up to 60 passenger jets in a series of transactions that amount to more than $2.5 billion. The Hong Kong businessman made his first major foray into the aviation industry in...
  • John Kerry in Southeast Asia seeking support against Islamic State October 20, 2014

    Jakarta: US Secretary of State John Jerry arrived in Indonesia today to attend Joko Widodo's presidential inauguration and press Southeast Asian nations to step up their efforts in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group. Kerry is among foreign dignitaries visiting Jakarta for the inauguration of Widodo, a former furniture...
  • Modi to attend 3 multilaterals, address joint Australian Parliament in November October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a series of multilaterals in November, including G-20 in Australia and SAARC in Kathmandu as well as hold bilateral meetings with various top leaders. The Prime Minister will first travel to Myanmar capital Nay Pyi Taw for East Asia Summit (EAS) on November...
  • Nepal PM congratulates Aamir Khan on being appointed as the new Unicef Ambassador for nutrition in South Asia October 10, 2014

    Kathmandu: Though some substantive achievement has been made in the region for overall development of children, compared with developed nations, South Asia needs to do more, Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala said here. The prime minister made the observation during his meeting here Thursday with the newly appointed Unicef Ambassador for...
  • India, China boost PwC's revenue growth in Asia October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Global consultancy firm PwC has reported a nine per cent growth in revenues from Asia operations, helped by "solid results" particularly from India, China and Japan, during the financial year ended June 2014. During this period, PwC posted total global gross revenues to...
  • Indian economy to grow by 6.4 per cent in 2015-16: World Bank October 7, 2014

    Washington: Indian economy, which accounts for 80 per cent of South Asia's output, is set to grow by 6.4 per cent in 2015-16 as against 5.6 per cent in 2014-15, the World Bank has said. With economic activity buoyed by expectations from the new elected government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,...
  • Pakistani Taliban declare allegiance to Islamic State and global jihad October 5, 2014

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban declared allegiance to Islamic State on Saturday and ordered militants across the region to help the Middle Eastern jihadist group in its campaign to set up a global Islamic caliphate. Islamic State, which controls swathes of land in Syria and Iraq, has been making inroads into South...