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  • The simmering Siachen and Indo-Pak ties 15-04-2014 11:33 AM

    In May 2005, as Indian and Pakistani Track I negotiators were reaching a 'settlement deal' on the forbidden Siachen Glacier, the then Chief of the Army Staff Joginder Jaswant Singh made an unexpected public statement. A deal would only work, he said, when Pakistan agreed to authenticate the 110-km Actual...
  • China launches crackdown on online pornography, asks websites to clean up their links to avoid shutdown 14-04-2014 10:40 AM

    Beijing: China announced to launch a renewed campaign against the spread of pornography on the Internet and asked websites and portals to clean up their links to avoid shutdown. The campaign 'Cleaning the Web 2014' will conduct thorough checkups on websites, search engines and mobile application stores, Internet TV USB...
  • Modi asks PM to clarify on social media reports about Siachen 14-04-2014 06:59 AM

    Chennai: Citing reports in social media, Narendra Modi on Sunday demanded a clarification from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh if there was any foreign pressure on him to "hand over Siachen to enemies". The BJP Prime Ministerial candidate said some reports were spreading thick and fast in social media that Singh...
  • China launches crackdown on online porn 13-04-2014 06:59 PM

    Beijing: China on Sunday announced to launch a renewed campaign against the spread of pornography on the Internet and asked websites and portals to clean up their links to avoid shutdown. The campaign 'Cleaning the Web 2014' will conduct thorough checkups on websites, search engines and mobile application stores, Internet...
  • India, China set to hold strategic dialogue on Monday 13-04-2014 05:47 PM

    Beijing: Top diplomats from India and China will hold the sixth Strategic Dialogue in Beijing on Monday to take stock of the status of bilateral relations and explore new initiatives to improve ties. Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh, who arrived in Beijing on Saturday, will co-chair the talks with her Chinese...
  • Signals 'rapidly fading', long jet search ahead: Australian PM 12-04-2014 08:34 PM

    Signals possibly from the black box of the ill-fated Malaysian jet were "rapidly fading" and the ongoing massive search for the plane was likely to continue "for a long time", Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Saturday. "Given that the signal from the black box is rapidly fading, what...
  • Sujatha Singh in Beijing for strategic dialogue 12-04-2014 05:52 PM

    Beijing: Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh on Saturday arrived to take part in the sixth India-China Strategic Dialogue next week during which the two nations will review the status of bilateral relations and explore new initiatives to improve ties. Singh will co-chair - along with her counterpart Vice Foreign Minister Liu...
  • Nawaz Sharif meets China's PM Li Keqiang 10-04-2014 07:54 PM

    Beijing: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday met his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang and discussed global and regional issues of mutual interest. Sharif met Li on the sidelines of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) in Hainan province. Pakistan Premier arrived in China on Wednesday, his second visit after...
  • China official says Islamist militants were trying to ban laughter at weddings and crying at funerals 08-04-2014 10:13 AM

    The governor of China's restive far western region of Xinjiang wrote on Monday that Islamist militants were trying to ban laughter at weddings and crying at funerals, as he appealed to people to stamp out the "tumor" of extremism. Xinjiang, resource-rich and strategically located on the borders of central Asia,...
  • US sending 2 warships to Japan to counter North Korea 06-04-2014 11:57 AM

    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the US will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors. In unusually forceful remarks about China, Hagel drew a...
  • Rahul fit to be PM, Modi habitually threatens neighbours: Omar 04-04-2014 09:49 AM

    Srinagar: Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah registered his strongest opposition to Narendra Modi's anointment as the next Prime Minister saying that the BJP leader was habitual of threatening beighbouring countries. Abdullah at the same time batted for Rahul Gandhi for the top post saying that he was a...
  • Hybrid vehicles more fuel-efficient in India than US 01-04-2014 11:11 AM

    Washington: Heavy traffic, few freeways and aggressive driving style - these road conditions in India are ideal for saving fuel with hybrid vehicles, a promising research led by a team of Indian-American scientists has shown. In two studies using real-world driving conditions, they found that hybrid cars are significantly more...
  • Chinese parents, trapped in one-child web, give babies away on Internet 31-03-2014 03:48 PM

    Lu Libing knew he had only one choice as the birth of his third child approached. He couldn't afford hefty fines that would be meted out by Chinese authorities, so he put the unborn child up for adoption. On the Internet he found "A Home Where Dreams Come True", a...
  • If Modi wins election, neighbours can expect a more muscular India 30-03-2014 10:04 AM

    New Delhi: India will get tougher on territorial disputes with China and in its old rivalry with Pakistan if opposition leader Narendra Modi becomes the prime minister in May after a general election, two of his aides said. Modi, a Hindu nationalist who is the front-runner to win the five-week...
  • Search for Malaysian jet grows, but poor weather again forecast 30-03-2014 08:44 AM

    Ten ships and as many aircraft will search a swathe of the Indian Ocean west of Perth on Sunday, trying again to find some trace of missing Malaysia Airlines (MASM.KL) Flight MH370 after more than three weeks of fruitless and frustrating hunting. Numerous objects have been spotted in the two...
  • Chinese ships search new area for Malaysian plane 29-03-2014 04:15 PM

    Chinese ships trawled a new area in the Indian Ocean for a missing Malaysian passenger jet on Saturday, as the search for Flight MH370 entered its fourth week amid a series of false dawns over sightings of debris. Australian authorities coordinating the operation moved the search 1,100 km (685 miles)...
  • French minister caught on film saying that food served at state dinner for China's President Xi Jinping was 'disgusting' 29-03-2014 11:13 AM

    France's trade minister had to eat humble pie on Friday after she was caught on film saying that food served at a state dinner for China's President Xi Jinping was "disgusting". President Francois Hollande and Xi were all smiles at the dinner Wednesday at the Elysee presidential palace. But Foreign...
  • '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...
  • Search for Malaysian jet resumes off Australia after weather improves 26-03-2014 07:48 AM

    Sydney/ Beijing: The search for the Malaysian airliner that disappeared 18 days ago resumed on Wednesday in the southern Indian Ocean, looking for debris that may unlock the mystery of why the plane ended up in frigid seas thousands of miles off course. A dozen aircraft from Australia, the United...
  • China demands satellite data on missing Malaysian plane 25-03-2014 10:35 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: China demanded on Tuesday that Malaysia turn over the satellite data used to conclude that a Malaysia Airlines jetliner had crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, killing all 239 on board. Officials sharply narrowed the search area as a result of that assessment, but the zone remains as...
  • CBI busts medical racket selling MCI licence to Chinese degree holders 25-03-2014 06:13 PM

    New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday busted a major medical racket, arresting eight people, including seven doctors. According to the CBI, the illegal network headed by kingpin Jatin Jogadia gave Medical Council of India (MCI) certificates to students who got their medical degrees from China. The certificates, that allow doctors...
  • Chinese families clash with police, slam Malaysia over MH370 25-03-2014 02:45 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Dozens of angry relatives of passengers on a lost Malaysian jetliner clashed with police in Beijing on Tuesday, accusing the Southeast Asian country of "delays and deception" a day after it confirmed the plane crashed in remote seas off Australia. About 20 to 30 protesters threw water bottles...
  • What Malaysia Airlines said on MH370 25-03-2014 08:42 AM

    Australia has called of the search for MH370, saying the southern Indian Ocean is dangerous. ...
  • Malaysian plane crash: What we know, and still don't 25-03-2014 07:29 AM

    A summary of the questions answered, and still pending, about the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 after Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's Monday announcement: what we know: The plane crashed: Najib said satellite data showed the flight "ended in the southern Indian Ocean," confirming that the Boeing 777 that...
  • MH370 crash: China demands satellite data from Malaysia 25-03-2014 07:04 AM

    Beijing: China has demanded Malaysia to provide satellite data which led to its judgement that flight MH370 ended in the Indian Ocean. "We demand the Malaysian side to make clear the specific basis on which they come to this judgement," Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Xie Hangsheng said here last night...
  • China demands explanation from US on Huawei spying report 24-03-2014 02:53 PM

    Beijing: China wants a clear explanation from Washington over a report that the US National Security Agency infiltrated servers at the headquarters of telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co., a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday. Hong Lei, the spokesman, said China was "extremely concerned" about the spying allegations. "Recently,...
  • Search for MH370: Chinese plane crew spots object in Indian Ocean 24-03-2014 10:48 AM

    Perth: A Chinese plane crew spotted a white, square-shaped object in an area identified by satellite imagery as containing possible debris from the missing Malaysian airliner, China's media said on Monday, while the United States prepared to move a specialised device that can locate black boxes into the region. The...
  • Missing Malaysian plane: Pilots' mental health a concern 24-03-2014 07:18 AM

    Dallas: Reinforced doors with keypad entries. Body scanners and pat-downs. Elaborate crew maneuvers when a pilot has to use the restroom. All those tactics are designed to keep dangerous people out of the cockpit. But what if the pilot is the problem? With no answers yet in the disappearance of...
  • When science fails faith should claim its rightful place!!

    The Wanderer |  K Aravamudhan
    The debate on astrology is never ending and so too the question on the existence of God. In a sense the debate between the believers...

  • Missing Malaysian plane: China releases image of object in search area 23-03-2014 07:26 AM

    Kuala Lampur: Search planes headed back out to a desolate patch of the southern Indian Ocean on Sunday in hopes of finding answers to the fate of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, after China released a satellite image showing a large object floating in the search zone. The object, which...