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  • India and Vietnam sign seven agreements to strenghten ties 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Seeking closer ties with Vietnam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung signed seven agreements on Tuesday. "India and Vietnam have close ancient, spiritual and cultural bond. Both of us believe in maintaining peace and prosperity in the region," Modi said. India has agreed to...
  • Vietnam keen on Indian participation in oil, gas exploration 4 days ago

    New Delhi: On the eve of its Prime Minister's visit, Vietnam on Sunday favoured greater participation by Indian companies in oil and gas exploration projects in South China Sea, a huge source of hydrocarbons, and promised to extend full security to them. Newly appointed Vietnamese Ambassador Ton Sinh Thanh rejected...
  • Delhi: Envoys of five nations call on President Pranab Mukherjee October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Envoys of five nations on Tuesday met President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi and formally intimated him that they have taken charge, Rashtrapati Bhavan said. "Envoys of Djibouti, Latvia, Vietnam, Georgia and Jamaica presented their credentials to Mukherjee at a ceremony held in Rashtrapati Bhavan today (Tuesday)," said a...
  • Communist China, Vietnam show overwhelming support in favour of free markets: Study October 9, 2014

    Washington: Enthusiasm for free markets runs higher in communist China and Vietnam than in traditional capitalist bastions the United States and United Kingdom, the Pew Research Centre reports. A world-topping 95 per cent of Vietnamese say that most people are better off in free-market economies, and 76 per cent of Chinese...
  • Areas of resources like sea are becoming issues of conflict: PM Modi September 28, 2014

    United Nations: In an apparent reference to the dispute in the South China Sea, which is witnessing increasing flexing of muscles by China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that important areas of resources like sea are becoming issues of conflict. "Today, the seas, space and cyber space which...
  • Vietnam eyes US arms sales, downplays China impact September 25, 2014

    New York: Vietnam has said it wants to be able to buy weapons from the United States and that regional powerhouse China should not be alarmed. As relations between the US and Vietnam warm, the US is moving closer to lifting a ban on lethal arms exports applied after the communist...
  • Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan says 34 oil blocks offered by Vietnam viable September 17, 2014

    Vietnam has offered India oil and gas blocks outside the territory claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday. India is considering exploring in 23 blocks out of the 5 areas in South China Sea that Vietnam had offered on nomination basis in...
  • Modi government created favourable atmosphere for India, says President September 16, 2014

    Ho Chi Minh City: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday had some words of praise for the new Indian government as he credited it for not only initiating steps to bring the economy on a better path but also for creating a "favourable" atmosphere for India across the globe. The President, who...
  • India, Vietnam sign seven pacts; call for 'freedom' of navigation September 15, 2014

    Hanoi: Strategically important oil and gas cooperation and extension of a USD 100 million credit by India for defence purchases are among the seven pacts inked between India and Vietnam as they called for "freedom" of navigation in the South China Sea, a remark that could irk China which has...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee arrives in Vietnam for state visit September 14, 2014

    Hanoi: President Pranab Mukherjee arrived on Sunday on a fourday state visit to strategically important Vietnam during which he will hold talks with the country's top leadership and the two nations will ink pacts in key areas of oil exploration and air connectivity. Mukherjee was received at the Noi Bai...
  • President travels on state visit to Vietnam on Sunday September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday leaves for a fourday state visit to Vietnam during which he will hold talks with the top leadership of that country and also visit sites of cultural and historical significance. Mukherjee will meet his Vietnamese counterpart Truong Tan Sang, general secretary of the Vietnamese...
  • India keen to enhance cooperation with Vietnam September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: India is looking to enhance cooperation with Vietnam in defence, security and political arena as there is immense potential for bilateral engagement between the two nations, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday. The President noted that IndiaVietnam partnership has reached a "high point" and is also beneficial to ASEAN...
  • Shuttler Prannoy reaches Vietnam Open final September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian shuttler HS Prannoy has marched into the men's singles final of the USD 50,000 Vietnam Open Grand Prix after a tough semifinal battle at the Tan Binh Sports Center in Ho Chi Minh City. The Indian fifth seed took 57 minutes to down Malaysian 10th seed Chun Seang...
  • Vietnam seeks India's help on CBSE pattern in schools August 25, 2014

    Hanoi: Vietnam on Monday sought cooperation from India to bolster its primary school education even as CBSE textbooks are slowly gaining popularity. During External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj talks with the Vietnamese leadership, it was noted that India has a good primary school system. The Vietnamese side said that they would...
  • Sushma Swaraj's Vietnam visit:Trade, defence and security tops agenda August 25, 2014

    Hanoi: Keen to bolster India's bilateral ties with the strategicallyimportant Vietnam, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will on Monday undertake a series of meetings with the top leadership here focusing on connectivity, trade, defence and security cooperation. Swaraj, will hold talks with her Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh. She will...
  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj heads to Vietnam today August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Eyeing a more robust relationship with strategicallyimportant Vietnam, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit that country on Sunday during which cooperation in textile, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and defence would be in focus. The twoday visit, comes just days after Vietnam renewed India's lease of two oil blocks in South...
  • Hundreds' held as antiChina riots quelled: Vietnam May 22, 2014

    Manila: Hundreds of people have been arrested in a government crackdown after deadly riots targeting Chinese people in Vietnam, senior Vietnamese officials said on Thursday, warning anyone found in breach of the law would face tough punishment. "The Vietnamese government has contained the acts of law infringement and (will) strictly punish...
  • Vietnam mobs set fire to foreign factories in antiChina protest May 14, 2014

    Manila: Thousands of Vietnamese set fire to factories and rampaged in industrial zones in the south of the country after protests against Chinese oil drilling in a part of the South China Sea claimed by Vietnam, officials said on Wednesday. The brunt appears to have been borne by Taiwanese companies...
  • Missing Malaysian jet may have landed and not ended in ocean? April 22, 2014

    The probe into the mysterious disappearance of the Malaysian jet is now looking at the possibility that the plane may have landed somewhere as no debris has been found so far, a media report has said. A report in the New Strait Times quoting sources within the international team probing...
  • Seven die in shooting at China-Vietnam border April 18, 2014

    Hanoi: A Chinese man who was being repatriated from Vietnam along with 15 other migrants seized a gun from a border guard on Friday, triggering a gunfight and standoff in which five Chinese and two Vietnamese guards died, Vietnam's government said. Vietnamese authorities detained the 16 Chinese - 10 men, four...
  • Vietnam back out as hosts of 2019 Asian Games April 17, 2014

    Hanoi: Vietnam quit as hosts of the 2019 Asian Games on Thursday, citing a lack of preparedness and concerns that holding the multi-sport event would not prove financially viable. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said Vietnam was suffering the effects of global recession and the state was unable to foot the...
  • US: Anti-war activist, author Jonathan Schell dies at 70 March 27, 2014

    New York: Jonathan Schell, the author, journalist and anti-war activist who condemned conflicts from Vietnam to Iraq and warned of a nuclear holocaust in terrifying detail in his prize-winning book, "The Fate of the Earth," has died at age 70. Schell's companion, Irena Gross, said that Schell died on Tuesday at...
  • Malaysian plane was 'deliberately' diverted: Reports March 14, 2014

    An investigation into the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner is focusing more on a suspicion of foul play, as evidence suggests it was diverted hundreds of miles off course, sources familiar with the Malaysian probe said. ...
  • Missing Malaysian jet: Vasthu Shastra expert joins search March 13, 2014

    While scores of vessels and aircraft are still scouring the seas of southeast Asia for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, a Vasthu Shastra expert has claimed the aircraft will be found on or before Saturday. Yuvaraj Sowma, a Chennai-based astrologer and Vasthu Shastra expert, told the Malaysian Star on Wednesday that...
  • China denies finding any proof to link debris to missing Malaysian jet March 13, 2014

    Beijing: A senior Chinese aviation official said on Thursday that the authorities could not confirm any link between the floating objects captured on Chinese satellite images to a Malaysia Airlines jet missing for more than five days. "It is true that the satellite was launched and detected some smoke and what...
  • Malaysia releases pictures of 2 passengers with stolen passports on missing plane, says one is Iranian March 11, 2014

    Kiev: The search for the missing Malaysian Airline flight MH 370 has made some headway as Malaysian officials have identified one of the passengers travelling with a stolen passport. They said, "We have identified one of the passengers travelling with stolen passport. He is a 19-year-old Iranian, Pouria Nour Mohammad...
  • Malaysia air probe finds scant evidence of terror attack: Sources March 11, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur/Washington: Investigators in Malaysia are voicing skepticism that the airliner that disappeared early Saturday with 239 people on board was the target of an attack, US and European government sources close to the probe said. The fate of the Malaysian airliner that vanished about an hour into a flight to...
  • Missing Malaysian jet: Stolen passports a common thing in Asia March 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The stolen passports and the possibility of a passenger or some passengers using fake passports on the missing Malaysian airlines has triggered an alarm all over the World. Security and intelligence agencies fear that the flight may have been hijacked or bombed by the terrorists. No trace of...
  • Vietnam reports object in sea that may be part of missing jet March 10, 2014

    A Vietnamese navy plane has spotted an object suspected of belonging to a Malaysian jetliner that went missing early on Saturday with 239 people on board, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam said on its website on Sunday. The authority said it was too dark to be certain the object was...
  • Missing Malaysian plane mystery deepens, no debris found March 10, 2014

    The mystery surrounding the disappearance of a Malaysian plane with 239 people aboard deepened on Monday with multinational search teams still unable to find the debris from the missing aircraft after over two days. "Unfortunately, we have not found anything that appears to be objects from the aircraft, let alone the...