Beijing

  • Beijing artist, tired of his city's choking pollution, puts up glass jar of clean air from south of France for sale 10-04-2014 11:58 AM

    Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air. He put it up for auction before a group of about 100 Chinese artists and collectors...
  • 'Chindia' still vibrant idea: Jairam Ramesh 27-03-2014 01:51 PM

    Beijing: 'Chindia', an idea projecting the joint rise of China and India remains a vibrant concept, but it can only be a reality if both nations can overcome suspicions and establish reciprocal partnerships, says Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh, who coined the phrase. "Ten years ago, when I proposed the...
  • Australia says suspected debris of Malaysian plane may have sunk 21-03-2014 04:50 PM

    The international team hunting for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean has not turned up anything so far, and Australia's Deputy Prime Minister said the suspected debris may have sunk. Aircraft and ships have renewed a search in the Andaman Sea between India and Thailand, going over...
  • Australian press conference on missing Malaysian plane: As it happened 20-03-2014 10:02 AM

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday satellite imagery had found two objects possibly related to the search for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner missing since March 8 with 239 people on board. ...
  • Satellite finds 2 objects possibly from Malaysian jet MH370: Australia 20-03-2014 09:04 AM

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday satellite imagery had found two objects possibly related to the search for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner missing since March 8 with 239 people on board. "New and credible information has come to light in relation to the search ... in the south...
  • 'Missing Malaysian plane: Co-pilot spoke the last words' 17-03-2014 11:52 PM

    The co-pilot of a missing Malaysian jetliner spoke the last words heard from the cockpit, the airline's chief executive said on Monday, as investigators consider suicide by the captain or first officer as one possible explanation for the disappearance. ...
  • Timeline: How Malaysia's Flight MH370 went missing 17-03-2014 01:50 PM

    Here is a timeline of events in the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner which vanished from radar screens on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on Saturday, March 8: (all times are local Malaysian, eight hours ahead of GMT) 00:41 - Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 departs from Kuala...
  • Investigators look for motive in Malaysia plane disappearance 16-03-2014 12:38 PM

    Police are combing through the personal, political and religious backgrounds of pilots and crew of a missing Malaysian jetliner, a senior officer said on Sunday, trying to work out why someone aboard flew the plane hundreds of miles off course. No trace of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER has been...
  • Malaysian Air Force chief says missing plane may have turned back 09-03-2014 11:41 AM

    Kuala Lumpur: Military radar indicates that the missing Boeing 777 jet may have turned back, Malaysia's air force chief said Sunday as scores of ships and aircraft from across Asia resumed a hunt for the plane and its 239 passengers. There was still no confirmed sighting of debris in the...
  • Malaysia Airlines flight to Beijing vanishes, suspense on false IDs 09-03-2014 09:20 AM

    A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew was presumed to have crashed off the Vietnamese coast on Saturday, and European officials said two people on board were using false identities. There were no indications of sabotage nor claims of a terrorist attack. But the passenger manifest issued...
  • Beed woman among passengers of missing Malaysian flight 09-03-2014 08:50 AM

    Beed: A 44-year-old woman, hailing from Beed district of Maharashtra, was among the 239 people onboard the Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines flight that is presumed to have crashed into sea off Vietnamese coast. Kranti Shirsat was one of the five Indians onboard. The Boeing 777-200 Flight MH370 disappeared last night at...
  • Vietnam says oil slicks seen as it searches for Malaysia plane 09-03-2014 07:39 AM

    Vietnamese rescue planes have spotted large oil slicks and a column of smoke off its coastline, but it was not clear if they were connected to a missing Malaysia Airlines carrier, a transportation ministry official said on Saturday. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER plane carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew...
  • Malaysian plane still missing; questions over false IDs 09-03-2014 07:25 AM

    A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew was presumed to have crashed off the Vietnamese coast on Saturday, and European officials said two people on board were using false identities. There were no reports of bad weather and no sign why the Boeing 777-200 would have vanished...
  • Chinese boy stabs self with needles for scoring just 99 pc 02-03-2014 12:54 PM

    Beijing: In a shocking incident, a 9-year-old boy in China inserted four sewing needles into his stomach as a form of self-punishment for scoring 'only' 99-per cent in his exam. Doctors in Heilongjiang Province spent over two hours removing the needles that were buried in the child's stomach. The boy's...
  • Beijing eases one child norm as China adopts new policy 21-02-2014 05:35 PM

    Chinese capital Beijing relaxed its one-child per couple birth control policy on Friday, allowing them to have a second offspring if either parent is an only child. An amendment to Beijing's population and family planning regulations was approved at a meeting of the standing committee of the Beijing municipal people's...
  • Delhi beats Beijing as the world's most polluted city 10-02-2014 08:47 AM

    New Delhi: Delhi has beaten Beijing to the dubious title of world's most polluted city as the air pollution is literally choking this city. It has been tagged as having the worst air quality in the world, beating Beijing in terms of particulate matter pollution which causes cancer and various...
  • Chinese man re-books first class air ticket 300 times for free meals 30-01-2014 07:22 PM

    In a bizarre case, a Chinese man bought a first-class plane ticket and re-booked it 300 times to have free meals at the VIP lounge of an airport in the country. The frequent diner purchased the first-class, fully refundable ticket aboard Eastern China Airline and then re-booked his ticket over...
  • AAP government faces flak over 'Delhi most polluted city' tag 29-01-2014 03:58 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi has come under severe criticism from environmentalists following a report which found Delhi as the world's most polluted city - ahead of Beijing. Environmentalist Sunita Narain has alleged the Delhi government is doing nothing to put pollution checks in place. She...
  • India, China, Russia to hold trilateral meet on Afghanistan 16-01-2014 10:36 AM

    Beijing: Senior officials from India, China and Russia will hold a trilateral meet on Friday to discuss the emerging situation in Afghanistan in the backdrop of the US troops withdrawal that have sparked concern over the reemergence of the Taliban and al-Qaeda in the region. The meeting of the three...
  • 30 Minutes: Inside China 11-01-2014 08:12 PM

    The programme covers all about rise and success of China as well as the challenges facing the country. China has changed its face in the recent past with Beijing and Shanghai emerging beaming with skyscrapers. ...
  • Sensex rises 42 points on last day of December contracts 26-12-2013 09:31 AM

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex ended 42 points higher on Thursday, the last day of equity derivative contracts, led by HDFC Bank, Infosys and ONGC. The initial trading trend was firm after a rally in Asian stocks, although the lack of any major trigger amid the Christmas break kept the market...
  • Chinese toddler, presumed dead after falling from 25th floor, recovers 06-12-2013 10:54 AM

    Beijing: A one-year-old boy who was presumed dead after having fallen from a multi-storeyed building has now regained consciousness and is stable, a media report said on Friday. The baby boy, Yuan Yuan, has regained consciousness and is in stable condition after medical treatment, but he is very weak and...
  • US airlines advised to give China flight plans over new defence zone 30-11-2013 07:44 PM

    The United States advised its commercial airlines to notify Chinese authorities of flight plans when travelling through an air defence zone that Beijing established a week ago over the East China Sea, ratcheting up regional tensions. The United States said it expected US carriers to operate in line with so-called...
  • Beijing: Five killed as car ploughs in Tiananmen Square 29-10-2013 01:49 PM

    Five people were killed and dozens injured on Monday, the government said, when a car ploughed into pedestrians and caught fire in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, the site of 1989 pro-democracy protests bloodily suppressed by the military. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying, asked whether the government believed the incident was...
  • Japnese PM Abe says won't tolerate use of force to change regional status quo 27-10-2013 10:33 PM

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Japanese troops on Sunday that Japan would not tolerate the use of force to change the region's status quo, comments likely to rile Beijing which is locked in a long and bitter territorial dispute with Tokyo. "Use of force for changing the status quo" is...
  • Onions available at Rs 30 per kg in China 23-10-2013 11:59 PM

    Beijing: Onions in India are costing Rs 100/kg, but in neighbouring China onions are available at Rs 30/kg. Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has suggested to import onions from China to ease prices here. However, China doesn't want to export onions as they might even face its shortage. Meanwhile, Prime Minister...
  • India-China sign a key pact to address border stand-offs 23-10-2013 07:15 PM

    Beijing: India and China on Wednesday signed a key pact to address border stand-offs. The pact commits the two Asian giants not to use military capabilities to attack each other. Despite the bonhomie, the border issues remained in the top of the agenda during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to...
  • Manmohan to discuss border cooperation, LAC row, trade with China 22-10-2013 05:25 PM

    Beijing: India and China are expected to sign Border Defence Cooperation Agreement during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Beijing while Confidence-Building Measures (CBM) in the military field along the Line of Actual Control is likely to be upgraded. Setting up a hotline between border commanders, holding frequent meetings between...
  • China asks US to protect its huge investments 07-10-2013 06:29 PM

    Concerned over the safety of its US bonds worth USD 1.2 trillion, Beijing, on Monday, asked Washington to take decisive steps to end the debt crisis and protect its investments. As the US government's largest creditor, China is "naturally concerned about developments in the US fiscal cliff", Chinese Vice Finance...
  • India, China begin series of parleys on bilateral issues 25-09-2013 04:30 PM

    Bracing for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's proposed visit in Beijing in October, India and China on Wednesday began a series of meetings on a gamut of bilateral issues that will include talks on border security mechanisms next week. Officials, heading working groups of the annual bilateral Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED),...