FOREIGN

  • Pakistan lodges protest with India over civilian's death 9 hours 22 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Saturday lodged a protest with India over the alleged killing of an unarmed civilian who according to Pakistani officials had inadvertently crossed the border to the Indian side. Amanat Ali was cutting wheat in his field in Shakargarh at the Working Boundary when he stepped across the border...
  • India assures earthquake-hit Nepal of all possible assistance 2 days ago

    Kathmandu: India on Friday assured Nepal that it stands steadfastly with the quake-hit country and provide all possible assistance, as top Indian officials met the Nepalese Prime Minister and reviewed the situation. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Friday arrived in Kathmandu and called on Prime...
  • US seeks clarification from India on suspension of licenses of NGOs 2 days ago

    New Delhi: After the Narendra Modi government had suspended the license of Greenpeace India and put Ford Foundation under a watchlist, the United States has officially sought a clarification from the Indian government on suspension of licenses of several thousand non-governmental organisations (NGOs). "We know the reports that the Ministry...
  • Rupee drops 28 paise against dollar in early trade 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The rupee weakened by 28 paise to 63.58 against the US dollar in early trade on Thursday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange due to month-end demand for the American currency from importers amid capital outflows. Forex dealers attributed the fall in the rupee to month-end demand for the US dollar...
  • Rescuers in Nepal find total destruction in remote villages 3 days ago

    Rescue workers from all parts of the world have come to Nepal to help the devastated country. Most of the rescue work is being wrapped up and international rescue teams are meeting people at the relief camps and giving them medical aid. This is the second phase of the operations...
  • Rupee rises for 2nd session; gains 33 paise vs dollar 5 days ago

    Mumbai: The rupee on Tuesday maintained its winning streak for the second straight day by gaining 33 paise to close at 63.15 against the American currency on persistent selling of dollars by banks and exporters. Strong recovery in the equity market, which saw the benchmark Sensex...
  • Tourism fetches Rs 3.22 lakh crore foreign exchange in 3 years 6 days ago

    New Delhi: India earned over Rs 3.22 lakh crore worth of foreign exchange through tourism in the last three years, Lok Sabha was informed on Monday. "The Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism in India during 2012, 2013 and 2014 were Rs 94,487 crore, Rs 1,07,671...
  • Mammoth relief operation on by India in Nepal 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Stepping up relief and rescue operations in quake-hit Nepal, India on Sunday deployed over two dozen aircraft and choppers along with nearly 1000 trained personnel and said the situation in the Himalayan nation was "very, very serious". A slew of steps have been taken for speedy evacuation of stranded...
  • US seeks clarification from India on Ford Foundation issue April 25, 2015

    Washington: The United States on Sat expressed concern over India's crackdown on Ford Foundation and Greenpeace, and said it is seeking "clarification" on the action. "We are aware that the (Indian) Ministry of Home Affairs suspended the registration of Greenpeace India and has placed the Ford Foundation on a prior permission...
  • Rupee recovers from 3-month low; up 6 paise against dollar April 21, 2015

    Mumbai: The rupee recovered from more-than three months low of 63.15 in early trade on dollar selling by banks, believed to be on RBI instruction, to settle six paise higher at 62.85 against the US currency. Forex dealers said "there were inflows from FIIs and FPIs to buy Japanse drug major...
  • Nuclear deal could open door to regional cooperation: Iran April 20, 2015

    Washington: Iran on Monday pushed its call for peace talks to end the fighting in Yemen, and offered assurances that a nuclear deal would pave the way for greater cooperation with its neighbors. "With courageous leadership and the audacity to make the region decisions, we can and should put this manufactured...
  • Pakistan made error in ignoring terror sanctuaries: Riaz Khokhar April 20, 2015

    Beijing: Pakistan made an "error" in ignoring terrorist sanctuaries in its tribal areas and China's concerns about Xinjiang militants holed up in the country are valid, a senior Pakistani diplomat said on Monday. "Pakistan made an error in ignoring the presence of numerous sanctuaries in the tribal areas, virtually losing the...
  • Shipwreck corpses brought ashore in Malta, another boat sinks off Greece April 20, 2015

    Catania: European Union foreign ministers met on Monday under pressure to produce more than words and save desperate migrants drowning in the Mediterranean, as bodies of the deadliest known wreck of its kind were brought ashore in Malta. The death toll from Sunday's disaster off the coast of Libya was uncertain...
  • Evacuated Indian nationals under tough conditions from war-torn Yemen: Sushma Swaraj April 20, 2015

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addressed the Lok Sabha on the government's evacuation operation in war-torn Yemen amidst uproar by the Opposition. Sushma said, "Indian government evacuated not just Indians but foreigners too. We evacuated Indian nationals under tough conditions." ...
  • Liquor stock worth Rs 5.32 lakh seized from Amul Dairy chairman's plot in 'dry' Gujarat April 20, 2015

    Anand: A cache of liquor bottles worth around Rs 5.32 lakh was seized from a plot owned by Congress MLA and Amul Dairy chairman Ramsinh Parmar at Thasra town in the district on Sunday, police said. "A total of 2023 beer bottles worth Rs 4.84 lakh and 18 boxes of Indian...
  • Rupee down 55 paise against dollar, logs biggest fall in 2015 April 20, 2015

    Mumbai: Logging its biggest fall of the year, the rupee on Monday plunged by 55 paise to close at over one-month low of 62.91 against the greenback amid sustained demand for dollars from importers. Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex stumbled by 555.89 points or 1.95 pct to end at three-week low...
  • Resume Foreign Secretary-level talks: Pakistan to India April 19, 2015

    Lahore: Pakistan has called on India to resume foreign secretary-level talks to resolve all outstanding issues, saying with peace the menace of poverty, illiteracy and injustice in the region can be eradicated. "Although the Indian Foreign Secretary visited Pakistan on March 3 this year but it was 'a goodwill gesture'. The...
  • TWTW: All about PM Modi's three-nation tour of France, Germany and Canada April 18, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned after a three-nation tour of France, Germany and Canada during which a number of key agreements were signed, including the supply of 36 Rafale fighter jets by France and uranium from Canada. ...
  • PM Modi returns home after three-nation tour April 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to the Capital early on Saturday morning after a three-nation tour of France, Germany and Canada during which a number of key agreements were signed, including the supply of 36 Rafale fighter jets by France and uranium from Canada. Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay...
  • Air Canada to launch Delhi flights from November April 17, 2015

    Toronto: After a gap of almost a decade, Air Canada will resume direct flights between Toronto and Delhi from this winter season, its chief told Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The airline's President and CEO, Calin Rovinescu, met the Prime Minister at his meeting with business leaders and informed him about the...
  • India, France will find a balance, says Jean-Joseph Boillot April 17, 2015

    Jean-Joseph Boillot, an advisor to the CEPII Business Club, said that India and France will find a balance. The remarks came in the backdrop of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to France during his three-nation tour. ...
  • Congress hits out at Modi for attacking opposition abroad, says PM demeaned India April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Congress on Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for attacking the opposition during his address to Indian diaspora at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto. Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said the Prime Minister demeaned India. Sharma has taken exception to Modi for criticising the previous UPA government...
  • PM Narendra Modi heads home after three-nation tour April 17, 2015

    Vancouver: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday wrapped up his three-nation tour of France, Germany and Canada during which a number of important agreements were signed, including for the supply of 36 Rafale fighter jets by France and uranium from Canada. "I leave Canada with immense satisfaction. This visit will further...
  • Modi's three-nation tour: Projecting a self-confident India April 17, 2015

    New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three-nation tour was marked by several high points - the surprise announcement on purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets in France, clinching a five-year uranium supply deal with Canada, pushing the Make in India initiative in Germany, assuring all of the ease of doing business...
  • Narendra Modi courts Canada banks, insurers, pension funds April 17, 2015

    Toronto: Top executives at Canada's largest banks, insurers and pension funds sounded bullish over investing in India after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is making the first bilateral visit to Canada by an Indian premier for 42 years. Modi held a roundtable with the heads of major Canadian financial institutions...
  • Hinduism a way of life, Sikhs related to me by blood, says Modi in Vancouver April 17, 2015

    Vancouver: On the last day of his three-nation tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Vancouver early on Friday morning. On his arrival, he visited the Gurudwara Khalsa and the Laxminarayan Temple in Vancouver. He was accompanied by his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper. Thousands of Modi supporters thronged both the holy...
  • PM Modi, Harper pay tribute to crash victims at Kanishka memorial April 16, 2015

    Sending a strong message against terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accompanied by his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper today visited the Air India Memorial here to pay tributes to the 329 people, mostly of Indian-origin, killed in the Kanishka bombing in 1985. ...
  • Under Modi's leadership, Canadians feel closer to India: Stephen Harper April 16, 2015

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper called his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi a long friend. Modi is in Canada for a three-day visit. Harper said, "Under Modi's leadership, Canadians feel closer to India. Modi has been a long friend of Canada." ...
  • Modi's speech reflected bond between India, Canada, says performer April 16, 2015

    In the final leg of his three-nation trip, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Indian diaspora at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto. One of the performer's at the event said, "Modi's speech reflected the bond between India and Canada. We practiced for this event for about two weeks. Local Canadians...