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  • Hamas rejects Palestinian agreement for 24 hour cease fire violation Yesterday

    The violence in Gaza continues as attempts at a cease fire fall short. Hamas rejects Palestinian leadership's agreement for 24 hour cease fire violation. The violence in Gaza continues and attempts for any conciliation fall short. ...
  • No trade facilitation pact without resolving food security issue: India to WTO 6 days ago

    Geneva: In a strong message to the WTO, India on Friday said it will not ratify the trade facilitation pact until a permanent solution is found on food security and other issues of poor nations impacting livelihood of millions. "To jeopardise the food security of millions at the altar of...
  • Narendra Modi meets Brazilian President; 3 bilateral agreements inked July 16, 2014

    Brasilia: Giving a fillip to bilateral ties, India and Brazil on Wednesday decided to expand trade and investment flows while deepening collaboration in the fields of renewable energy, defence and cyber security as they signed three pacts including one on cooperation in the environment sector. The decisions were taken during...
  • Two Chinese choppers transgressed the LAC, entered Uttarakhand in April, June July 15, 2014

    Two Chinese helicopters entered Indian territory in Uttarakhand on two occasions in April and June after which the Army launched protests with the Chinese Army, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday. "Due to differing perception of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) by both India and China, transgressions do occur....
  • Agreement with Russia allows India to reprocess spent n-fuel to generate more nuclear power June 9, 2014

    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 atomic...
  • Colombia government, rebels to set up truth commission June 8, 2014

    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 April 21, 2014

    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 TCS...
  • Twitter buys 900 IBM patents; companies enter into a cross-license agreement February 1, 2014

    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 a November...
  • India, Pakistan exchange nuclear facilities list January 1, 2014

    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 High...
  • Win for India as WTO allows subsidy on food security December 7, 2013

    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 December 7, 2013

    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 tough...
  • Expect a headway in Uranium sale soon: Australian Foreign Minister November 18, 2013

    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 November 4, 2013

    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 sale of...
  • India-US to sign pact to enhance threat detection capabilities November 1, 2013

    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 security...
  • 400 Indians in Pakistani prisons, confirms MEA November 1, 2013

    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 said the...
  • Inevitable to have incidents along the boundary: China October 29, 2013

    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 between...
  • Kim Kardashian, Kanye West to draw up prenuptial October 26, 2013

    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 know...
  • 3 days after Pak threat, India resumes construction in Keran sector October 25, 2013

    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 October 24, 2013

    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 and...
  • India-China move towards improving ties, sign border agreements October 23, 2013

    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 major...
  • J&K: Pak forces Indian authorities to end construction work in Keran October 23, 2013

    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 October 23, 2013

    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 October 22, 2013

    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 October 22, 2013

    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 and...
  • Bhakra Dam turns 50, staff gets two months' salary as bonus October 22, 2013

    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 Bhakra...
  • Statement made by Sharif in US is in violation of Simla agreement: Cong October 21, 2013

    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." ...
  • Border pact with India win-win deal, says B'desh PM Sheikh Hasina September 29, 2013

    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 of...
  • Formula One bodies agree on new commercial framework September 27, 2013

    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 Agreement...
  • Sri Lanka hopes to sign FTA with China, says minister September 17, 2013

    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 Sri Lanka's...
  • India plans to double its trade with Lanka in next three years August 15, 2013

    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 the...