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  • Barack Obama to travel to China Burma and Australia in November 8 hours 27 minutes ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will visit China, Burma and Australia in November as part of his administration's Asia Pacific re-balance strategy to attend key regional summits and meet G-20 leaders, a senior US official said. In Beijing Obama will attend the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Summit on November...
  • North Korea calls US 'human rights graveyard' over Ferguson Yesterday

    Seoul: North Korea has joined the ranks of America's foes who have seized on riots in Missouri, saying the nation is the "graveyard of human rights" and should mind its own business rather than criticise others. The police shooting of an unarmed black teenager and subsequent crackdown on protesters in the...
  • China targets own operating system to take on likes of Apple, Google, Microsoft 3 days ago

    Shanghai: China could have a new homegrown operating system by October to take on imported rivals such as Microsoft Corp, Google Inc and Apple Inc, Xinhua news agency said on Sunday. Computer technology became an area of tension between China and the United States after a number of run-ins over cyber...
  • Chinese students flock to Gujarat to learn Hindi in wake of growing trade with India 3 days ago

    Gandhinagar: With trade relations between India and China thriving, several Chinese nationals are now flocking to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat to learn Hindi. 22-year old Li Chaoling, a BA student at China's Yunnan Minzu University is in India to learn Hindi. Growing business relations between India...
  • Modi's 100 days in power: A look at PM's foreign policies 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The National Democratic Alliance government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completed 100 days in power on Monday. PM Narendra Modi began his tenure with a diplomatic coup of sorts, securing the attendance of all South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) heads of states and Mauritius...
  • China targets ordinary Uighurs with beards, burkas 3 days ago

    Aksu,China: Outside a mosque in China's restive west, a government-appointed Muslim cleric was dodging a foreign reporter's question about why young men of the Uighur ethnic minority don't have beards when one such youth interrupted. "Why don't you just tell them the truth?" he shouted to the cleric under the nervous...
  • Watch: 6-year-old boy survives after a SUV ran over him 3 days ago

    A six-year-old miraculously survived after being run over by a SUV in China. The boy was playing on the driveway outside his house when the incident occurred. The boy only has a few scratches on his face and legs, and no major injury. ...
  • China shuts down Beijing Independent Film Festival 4 days ago

    Beiing: Chinese authorities blocked an annual independent film festival from opening Saturday, seizing documents and films from organizers and hauling away two event officials in a sign that Beijing is stepping up its already tight ideological controls. Li Xianting, a film critic and founder of the Li Xianting Film Fund, the...
  • Firms tool up for defence orders on Narendra Modi's 'make in India' pledge 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Some of India's biggest companies are pouring billions of dollars into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks for the country's military, buoyed by the new government's commitment to upgrade its armed forces using domestic factories. India, the world's largest arms importer, will spend $250 billion in the next decade on...
  • Forces have not allowed China to encroach our land: Arun Jaitley 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of incursions by Chinese troops, India on Wednesday said that its armed forces were taking "more than adequate" action on such incidents and have not allowed China to encroach any part of its territory. "There have been cases where their patrols have been getting into...
  • Chinese troops enter 25 km deep into Indian territory: reports August 19, 2014

    Leh/New Delhi: Chinese troops are reported to have entered 25 to 30 km deep into Indian territory in Burtse area in Ladakh where they had pitched their tents in 2013 that had led to a tense three-week standoff. The area is at an altitude of 17,000 feet. The sources said...
  • Will write another book after Sonia Gandhi publishes hers: Natwar Singh August 19, 2014

    In an interview with Vivek Tejuja, former Union minister Natwar Singh talks about his life as author. Here is the full transcript of the interview: Vivek Tejuja: You are already a prolific writer and have written many books including 'Walking with Lions', 'My China Diary' and many others recounting your vast...
  • Rainstorms, floods kill 27 in China August 17, 2014

    Beijing: Rainstorms and ensuing floods have affected seven provincial-level regions in China, causing 27 deaths and relocation of over 84,000 people as of Saturday, Xinhua reported. From Monday to Thursday, heavy rains battered the provinces of Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangdong, Sichuan, Guizhou and Guangxi Zhuang Region, affecting more than 770,000 people,...
  • China inaugurates new Tibet rail link close to Sikkim August 16, 2014

    Beijing: China inaugurated its second railway line in Tibet, built at a cost of US $2.16 billion, close to Indian border in Sikkim, enhancing mobility of its military in the remote and strategic Himalayan region. The 253-km railway line links Tibet's provincial capital Lhasa with Xigaze, the second-largest city in Tibet...
  • China's Baidu warned over porn content: Report August 11, 2014

    Shanghai: Chinese search engine giant Baidu has been told by authorities to clean up its content after pornographic files were found on its online storage service, the official Xinhua news service said late on Sunday. It said the instruction was given after Beijing's cultural administrative authorities confirmed public tip-offs that some...
  • Sushma Swaraj meets counterparts from China, Australia August 9, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday held seven bilateral meetings, including with her Chinese counterpart, on the sidelines of the 12th ASEAN-India Foreign Ministers Meeting. Sushma Swaraj held meetings with her counterparts from Australia, Brunei, Canada, China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam, said External Affairs Ministry spokesperson...
  • China says no government ban of purchase of Apple products August 8, 2014

    Beijing: Apple products such as laptops and tablets are not banned from Chinese government procurement lists, according to the country's chief procurement centre, refuting a report claiming Apple was blacklisted on national security concerns. According to a Bloomberg News report published on Wednesday, 10 Apple products, including MacBook laptops and iPad...
  • President condoles deaths in China earthquake August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has conveyed his "sincere grief" and "sympathy" over the loss of life and property in the earthquake that jolted China August 3. In his message to the Chinese President Xi Jinping, Mukherjee said, "It is with profound sadness that we, in India, learned of the earthquake...
  • China bans Apple products from government purchases: Report August 6, 2014

    Beijing: China has prohibited government agencies from purchasing Apple Inc hardware products due to security concerns, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing government officials familiar with the matter. Ten Apple products including versions of the iPad tablet and MacBook laptop have been omitted from a government procurement list distributed by China's...
  • India's manufacturing, services growth outpaced China in July: HSBC August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Manufacturing and services sectors in India expanded at a faster pace than China in July, even as emerging market output registered a slower pace of growth, HSBC said on Wednesday. The HSBC Emerging Markets Index (EMI), a monthly indicator derived from Purchasing Managers' Index surveys, stood at 51.7 in...
  • Modi woos Nepal, visit aims to improve ties between the neighbours August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Summing up the unease which has been the defining characteristic of Indo-Nepal relationship, Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to the Nepal parliament on Sunday said, "It has taken us 17 years to meet despite being so close to each other". Even after Modi's amicable visit, there are...
  • China earthquake death toll rises to 381, over 40,000 houses damanged August 4, 2014

    Beijing: The toll from the 6.5-magnitude devastating earthquake that jolted southwest China's Yunnan province has now risen to over 380. The quake hit at 4:30 pm local time (1400 IST) on Sunday, at a depth of 12 kms with the epicentre in Longtoushan township, 23 kms southwest of the county...
  • 367 killed, 1,800 injured in strong quake in southwest China August 4, 2014

    Beijing: A strong earthquake in southern China's Yunnan province toppled thousands of homes on Sunday, killing at least 367 people and injuring more than 1,800. About 12,000 homes collapsed in Ludian, a densely populated county located around 366 kilometers northeast of Yunnan's capital, Kunming, China's official Xinhua News Agency reported. The magnitude-6.1...
  • Chinese President Xi to visit India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka August 3, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to visit India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the coming weeks and his programme is being coordinated with the governments of the three countries. While Chinese officials maintain that dates are being finalised, Pakistan daily Dawn on Sunday reported that Xi will be visiting the...
  • 150 killed, dozens injured as quake hits southwest China August 3, 2014

    Beijing: At least 150 people were killed and dozens injured when a powerful 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck southwest China's Yunnan province on Sunday. State-run Xinhua news agency reported 150 people were killed and dozens injured while pictures on state television showed severe damage to various buildings and infrastructure in Zhaotong city. The...
  • At least 26 dead after quake hits southwest China August 3, 2014

    Beijing:A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck southwestern China on Sunday, killing at least 26 people in a remote mountainous area of Yunnan province, causing some buildings to collapse including a school. The US Geological Survey said the quake registered at a shallow depth of less than 1 mile. Chinese state media said...
  • China reveals 12,000-km long range Intercontinental Ballistic Missile August 2, 2014

    Beijing: China's next generation of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), which have a range of 12,000 kms, have been revealed. A piece of information revealed in a government environmental monitoring file has indirectly confirmed the existence of a new generation of Chinese ICBM, the Dongfeng-41 (DF-41) missile, a report on the website...
  • 30 minutes: Story of the Indian blue collar workers August 5, 2014

    The Indian blue collar workers have been working in the Middle East as domestic help with no one to listen to their grievances. Popularly known as 3D workers they work as truck drivers, construction workers and so on. According to the report presented by the Reserve Bank of India 70...
  • Explosion at factory in eastern China kills 65: state media August 2, 2014

    Beijing: An explosion at a factory in eastern China on Saturday killed 65 people, a government broadcaster said, while more than 100 were injured in what appeared to be an industrial accident. The explosion in Kunshan, a city in the eastern province of Jiangsu, "has resulted in 65 deaths", state-broadcaster China...