Foreign

  • Rupee down 8 paise against dollar in early trade 5 hours 50 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The rupee depreciated by 8 paise to 60.21 against the US dollar in early trade on Wednesday, extending losses for the fourth day at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market due to month-end demand for the American currency from importers. The dollar's gains against other currencies overseas and a lower opening...
  • Rupee slips by 3 paise to nearly 1-week low of 60.13 vs dollar Yesterday

    Mumbai: The rupee on Monday ended lower by 3 paise to end at nearly a one-week low of 60.13 against the American currency on month-end dollar demand from importers and banks. The rupee resumed lower at 60.12 per dollar as against the last weekend's level of 60.10 per dollar at the...
  • John Kerry to deliver major foreign policy speech on India 2 days ago

    Washington:Laying out a roadmap of long-term strategic partnership between the largest and oldest democratic countries, US Secretary of States John Kerry will deliver a major foreign policy speech on India. Kerry, will underscore the shared prosperity, democratic values, and security that a strong US-India partnership brings to Asia and to the...
  • Poland cancels cultural project with Russia 5 days ago

    Warsaw: The Poland government on Thursday announced that it had cancelled plans for celebrating Poland year in Russia and Russia year in Poland, a cultural project planned for 2015. "The decision was taken by the government but both Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski and Culture Minister Malgorzata Omilanowska agreed that in the...
  • The Rupee on Friday ended 0.02 points down at 60.10 for the week 4 days ago

    Mumbai: The Rupee on Friday ended 0.02 points down at 60.10 for the week Dealers attributed the domestic currency's fall to gains made by the dollar against other currencies overseas and fresh demand for the American unit from importers. The rupee had retreated from nearly two-week high and ended three paise lower...
  • Cabinet clears 49% FDI in insurance with Indian control 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Thursday approved 49 per cent foreign investment in insurance companies through the FIPB route ensuring management control in the hands of Indian promoters. "The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved raising of FDI cap in insurance sector to 49 per cent from 26 per cent,"...
  • India, Pakistan foreign secretaries to meet in Islamabad 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh will meet her Pakistani counterpart, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, in Islamabad on August 25, following a telephonic conversation of the two diplomats on Tuesday. The meeting holds significance as it comes after an array of ceasefire violations by the Pakistani Army across the LoC in...
  • News 360: Goa ministers spent over Rs 13 crore on foreign tours in 2 years 1 week ago

    Three Goa ministers and four legislators have spent a whooping Rs 13.24 crore in two years on foreign trips. The travels were made in the name of promoting tourism. ...
  • Three foreign advisers killed in suicide attack near Kabul airport July 22, 2014

    Kabul: A Taliban suicide bomber detonated himself on Tuesday outside Kabul International Airport, killing three foreign advisers and an Afghan interpreter, police said. The nationalities of the foreign advisers were not immediately clear. The explosion comes days after one of the most audacious militant attacks in a year on the airport, which...
  • Rupee closes at 60.31 against dollar July 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The rupee on Monday closed at 60.31 against US dollar. The rupee recovered by 10 paise to 60.18 against the US dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on selling of the American currency by exporters amid increased capital inflows. Further, strengthening of the euro and the yen...
  • Rupee falls to 1-month low vs US dollar, down 10 paise at 60.28 July 18, 2014

    Mumbai: The rupee continued its downslide mostly throughout the week and on Friday fell 10 paise to log a one-month closing low of 60.28 against the greenback on dollar demand from importers and rising global risk aversion. Heavy capital inflows in local equities, however, restricted the rupee fall, said forex brokers....
  • US hopeful of addressing nuke liability issues with India July 18, 2014

    Washington: With the new government in power in India, the US believes that there may be an opening to address the contentious nuclear liability issues with India, a top US official said. "While we have not yet had detailed discussion with the Modi government on the way forward on civil nuclear...
  • Rising India is ameliorating influence on China: US July 18, 2014

    Washington: The US has said a rising India is going to be an ameliorating influence on China as there will be areas of both collaboration and competition between the two Asian giants to work on. "A rising India is in some ways going to be an ameliorating influence on China and...
  • Maoists getting support from organisations in Europe: MHA July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday told Parliament that Maoists were getting support from organisation in Europe including Germany, France, Holland and Italy. Minister of State for Home Kiran Rijiju said that the matter is being taken up with the European countries. Rijiju added that the Maoists have...
  • UK's top diplomat William Hague resigns as Cameron shuffles pack July 15, 2014

    London: British Foreign Secretary William Hague announced his surprise resignation on Monday night ahead of a closely-fought national election next May as part of Prime Minister David Cameron's biggest ever reshuffle of top government jobs. Hague, Britain's most senior diplomat for the past four years and a former leader of Cameron's...
  • PM Modi nuances foreign policy approach ahead of BRICS summit July 13, 2014

    Berlin: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday nuanced his government's foreign policy approach seeking an aggressive Indian engagement on global issues to address regional crisis and security threats for restoring global peace and stability while advancing economic stability. Modi, who arrived here amidst light drizzle for an overnight halt en route...
  • Foreign brokerages hail Budget as growth, reforms-oriented July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Analysts at foreign brokerages have lauded Finance Minster Arun Jaitley's maiden Budget saying the measures announced will boost growth as it has ushered in the much-needed reforms and has created a conducive investment climate. Japanese brokerage Nomura president and chief executive Vikas Sharma, said this is a Budget that...
  • Obama looking forward to meet Modi in September: US official July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: President Barack Obama is looking forward to meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September, which will be a "valuable opportunity" to renew the strategic partnership and spur trade between the two countries, a senior US official said on Thursday. US Deputy Secretary of State William J Burns, who met...
  • Budget 2014: FDI in insurance to be hiked to 49 per cent July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In a big relief to the capital-starved private insurance sector, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday proposed raising the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) cap from 26 per cent to 49 per cent. "The insurance sector is investment starved. Several segments of insurance sector need expansion. The composite cap of...
  • Rupee logs worst drop in a month, down 44paise at 60.19 vs dollar July 10, 2014

    Mumbai:Moving in tandem with equities, the rupee today tumbled 44 paise, posting its biggest drop in nearly a month, to end at 60.19 against the dollar on a day the Narendra Modi-led government presented its maiden Budget. A firm dollar overseas and demand for the US currency from importers weighed on...
  • UK Foreign minister on two-day visit from Monday July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In its first engagement with the new government, UK's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs William Hague will embark on a two-day visit to India from Monday to hold talks with top leadership on key areas including trade and defence. Hague will come along with UK Chancellor of the...
  • Modi greets US on its Independence Day July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: On the occasion of US Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended greetings to the country and said he envisions a "bright future" for the bilateral relations. "Independence Day greetings to the people of USA. I envision a bright future for India-USA relations that will benefit both...
  • India, Nepal to discuss security concerns, military supplies July 4, 2014

    Kathmandu: India and Nepal will discuss bilateral security concerns and defence cooperation, including the supply of military equipment to Nepalese army, during a two-day meeting of top officials beginning here on Sunday. A 13-member delegation from India led by Joint Secretary North at the Ministry of External Affairs Abhay Thakur is...
  • US looking at 'reinvigorating' India-US relationship: Rhodes July 4, 2014

    Washington: The US is excited about the prospect of "reinvigorating" Indo-US ties under the new Indian government and is looking forward to a meeting between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a top White House official has said. Economy and trade, energy and climate change, counter- terrorism, regional security...
  • Singapore minister calls on Jayalalithaa July 4, 2014

    Chennai: Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs and Law K Shanmugam on Friday called on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and had a detailed discussion on bilateral ties and possible business ventures in the state. The Chief Minister pointed out to the visiting Minister that despite cultural ties and frequent people...
  • French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius calls on Narendra Modi July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in key areas such as defence, trade and investment with India expressing keenness on setting up industrial bases for it to boost ties. The visiting minister also extended his...
  • Will discuss two-way trade between India and France: French Foreign Minister June 30, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's Amrita Tripathi, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Monday said that he will discuss the two-way trade between India and France with his Indian counterpart. ...
  • France first in New Delhi as West courts Modi June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: France became the first Western power to hold talks in India with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius arrived to push defence deals and trade. The reform-minded Modi has been widely courted by Western governments since his election in May, with his plans to open up...
  • Russia accuses US of fuelling Ukrainian crisis June 28, 2014

    Moscow: Russia's foreign minister on Saturday accused the United States of encouraging Ukraine to challenge Moscow and heavily weighing in on the European Union. Speaking in televised remarks on Saturday, Sergey Lavrov said that "our American colleagues still prefer to push the Ukrainian leadership toward a confrontational path." He added that...
  • Rupee down 18 paise vs dollar in early trade June 20, 2014

    Mumbai: The rupee on Friday lost 18 paise to 60.26 against the dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market due to increased demand for the US currency from importers. Forex dealers attributed the rupee's fall to increased dollar demand from importers amidst rising global crude prices but said...