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  • Agreement with Russia allows India to reprocess spent n-fuel to generate more nuclear power 09-06-2014 03:23 PM

    Moscow: India has the right to reprocess the spent nuclear fuel (SNF) from the Russian built Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu by a supplementary agreement with Russia. The agreement relieves the builders from the responsibility to take over the discharged SNF as originally envisaged. India's department of...
  • Colombia government, rebels to set up truth commission 08-06-2014 09:00 AM

    Havana: Negotiators trying to end Latin America's oldest civil war agreed to set up a truth commission that addresses the deaths of thousands of people in five decades of conflict. The move is seen as a stride toward a possible peace deal in Colombia. "What we are announcing on Sunday...
  • TCS shares up on agreement with Mitsubishi Corp 21-04-2014 01:40 PM

    Shares of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) surged in morning trade on Monday after the software services firm signed an agreement with Japanese major Mitsubishi Corporation. TCS on Monday said it has signed an agreement with Japanese major Mitsubishi Corporation to form a single IT services unit. The merger, in which...
  • Twitter buys 900 IBM patents; companies enter into a cross-license agreement 01-02-2014 11:51 AM

    New York: Twitter says it has bought 900 patents from IBM and that the companies have entered into a cross-license agreement. Financial terms weren't disclosed. Ben Lee, the short messaging service's legal director, says the deal provides Twitter with greater intellectual property protection and freedom to innovate. Twitter said in...
  • India, Pakistan exchange nuclear facilities list 01-01-2014 03:57 PM

    Pakistan and India on Wednesday exchanged the list of their nuclear installations under a bilateral agreement that bars them from attacking each other's atomic facilities. Pakistan handed over list of its nuclear installation to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. Similarly External Affair Ministry handed over its list to Pakistan...
  • Win for India as WTO allows subsidy on food security 07-12-2013 01:12 PM

    In a major victory for India, the WTO on Friday agreed to allow countries to provide subsidy on staple food crops without any threat of punitive action, a concession that salvaged the current round of world trade talks from the brink of collapse. ...
  • India has its way at WTO, demand for no cap on food subsidy accepted 07-12-2013 07:50 AM

    Bali: In a major victory for India, the WTO on Friday agreed to allow countries to provide subsidy on staple food crops without any threat of punitive action, a concession that salvaged the current round of world trade talks from the brink of collapse. After burning the midnight oil and...
  • Expect a headway in Uranium sale soon: Australian Foreign Minister 18-11-2013 08:59 AM

    Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on her ongoing trip to India met External Affairs minister Salman Khurshid and discussed Nuclear agreements and economic ties along with the ongoing negotiations on uranium sale which seem to be unending. However, she said that there is commitment to sell uranium to India and...
  • Nokia, Samsung extend patent licence agreement for five years 04-11-2013 03:25 PM

    Helsinki: Finland's Nokia on Monday said Samsung Electronics has extended a phone patent license agreement between the two companies for five years. According to the deal, Nokia will receive additional compensation from Samsung, starting in the beginning of 2014. Nokia is planning to retain its patent portfolio despite the proposed...
  • India-US to sign pact to enhance threat detection capabilities 01-11-2013 01:48 PM

    Washington: India and the US are in final stages of an agreement on sharing information and technology to enhance their capabilities to detect threats in air travel, a top Indian official has said. "We are in the final stage for signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for sharing of sensitive...
  • 400 Indians in Pakistani prisons, confirms MEA 01-11-2013 12:01 AM

    Around 400 Indians are in Pakistani prisons, of whom 90 have completed their sentences and are entitled to be released and sent home, a top official said on Thursday. According to external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin, of the 400 Indians, 214 are civilian prisoners while 186 are fishermen. He...
  • Inevitable to have incidents along the boundary: China 29-10-2013 09:48 PM

    Beijing: Buoyed by a border defence pact signed during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit, China, on Tuesday, said it was "inevitable" to have some kind of incidents along the boundary but it was important that both sides worked together to solve them. Problems can occur even if there is fence...
  • Kim Kardashian, Kanye West to draw up prenuptial 26-10-2013 05:21 PM

    Los Angeles: Socialite Kim Kardashian and her fiance Kanye West are apparently contemplating prenuptial agreement before getting married. Even though both Kanye and Kim are committed to the marriage and they are not signing a prenup because they're worried the relationship might fall apart. But they're both business people and...
  • 3 days after Pak threat, India resumes construction in Keran sector 25-10-2013 11:05 AM

    Srinagar: Three days after Pakistan threat, construction work at a model village project in Keran sector near the Line of Control has resumed on Friday. Two days after the disruption, labourers, contractors and machines are back at the site. CNN-IBN has reported on how Pakistani soldiers came near the river...
  • Peace at Indo-China border important for improving: PM 24-10-2013 08:51 AM

    Beijing: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that peace at the India-China border is essential for mutual confidence between the two countries. The statement came a day after Singh signed defence agreement with China in Beijing. "Peace at Indo-China border essential for mutual confidence and expansion of our relationship...
  • India-China move towards improving ties, sign border agreements 23-10-2013 09:49 AM

    Beijing: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday signed several agreements including one on border defence along the Line of Actual Control with China in Beijing. Singh, in China on a three day visit, met his counterpart Li Keqiang on Wednesday morning to sign the deals. The Border Defence Cooperation is...
  • J&K: Pak forces Indian authorities to end construction work in Keran 23-10-2013 08:06 AM

    Srinagar: Pakistani troops have forced Indian authorities to end construction work at a model village project in Keran sector in Jammu and Kashmir. They have claimed that the construction work is in the violation of the 2003 ceasefire agreement. The state government sources have said that the local authorities stopped...
  • India-China talks begin in Beijing, likely to sign new border agreement 23-10-2013 07:57 AM

    Beijing: A new border agreement is likely to be signed between India and China as Prime Minister Manmohan met his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang on Wednesday morning. The Prime Minister is expected to raise the border incursions along the Line of Actual control as well as stapled visa issue. He...
  • Manmohan to take up stapled visas, LAC row, trade with Chinese PM Li 22-10-2013 09:45 PM

    Beijing: As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh began his China visit on Tuesday, there are huge expectations that the two countries would move closer towards resolving contentious issues. Some key pacts including the ones on stapled visas being granted by China for Arunachal Pradesh residents and on preventing incursions along the...
  • Border dispute not 'easy issue' to tackle, says Indian PM 22-10-2013 09:21 PM

    Asserting that the commitment of the Indian and Chinese leadership to maintain peace on the frontiers is an important guarantor for progress, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said the border dispute is not an "easy issue" to tackle and will take time to resolve. "This is not an easy issue...
  • Bhakra Dam turns 50, staff gets two months' salary as bonus 22-10-2013 08:34 PM

    The iconic Bhakra Dam, which made a major contribution to the Green Revolution to make the country self-sufficient in food grains, completed 50 years of its existence on Tuesday. A function was organized at Nangal township in Punjab, 110 km from Chandigarh, to mark the occasion. A commemorative stamp on...
  • Statement made by Sharif in US is in violation of Simla agreement: Cong 21-10-2013 11:36 AM

    Pakistan has sought the United States' intervention in resolving the Kashmir issue with India. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had on Sunday met US President Barack Obama. Speaking in London, Sharif said, "World powers must intervene to ensure peace, calling the subcontinent a nuclear flash point." ...
  • Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    "By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination", Christopher Columbus famously said. And as they walked...

  • Border pact with India win-win deal, says B'desh PM Sheikh Hasina 29-09-2013 11:08 AM

    New York: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked the opponents of Land Boundary Agreement in India to give up their opposition to the historic measure, saying settling the vexed issue would be a "win-win" situation for both the countries. The issue of the agreement, which is stuck because...
  • Formula One bodies agree on new commercial framework 27-09-2013 03:23 PM

    London: Formula One's governing body has formally approved a framework for a new commercial 'Concorde Agreement' to take the sport through to 2020, it said on Friday. "The agreement reached by the FIA and the Formula One Group in July 2013, setting out the framework for implementation of the Concorde...
  • Sri Lanka hopes to sign FTA with China, says minister 17-09-2013 06:34 PM

    Sri Lanka is negotiating a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China, a top minister said on Tuesday. The negative list is a key point that remains to be resolved, Xinhua quoted Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana, Sri Lanka's investment promotion minister, as saying. The minister said the government was attempting to promote...
  • India plans to double its trade with Lanka in next three years 15-08-2013 06:01 PM

    India plans to double its bilateral trade with Sri Lanka to USD 10 billion in next three years, Indian High Commissioner YK Sinha said today. Speaking at the 67th Indian national day celebrations, Sinha highlighted the growing economic and commercial partnership between India and Sri Lanka and noted that since...
  • SpiceJet in talks with Tigerair for stake sale 06-08-2013 07:28 PM

    Mumbai: No-frills carrier SpiceJet is in active discussions with Singapore-based budget carrier Tigerair for a possible stake sale even as they are set to sign a code share agreement soon, sources said. According to sources, SpiceJet promoter and media baron Kalanithi Maran may offload up to 24 per cent to...
  • India-B'desh land agreement likely to be discussed in Monsoon Session 05-08-2013 01:30 PM

    The Protocol on Land Boundary Agreement was signed between India and Bangladesh in 2011 but its actual implementation is still pending. Both the houses of Parliament is expected to take it up in the Monsoon Session. ...
  • Hopeful of India-Bangladesh Land Border Agreement: Dipu Moni 28-07-2013 12:00 PM

    New Delhi: Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni, who met BJP leader Arun Jaitley last week told CNN-IBN that after the meeting, she is hopeful that the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha will speak to his party colleagues about the Land Border Agreement between India and Bangladesh. The BJP claims...