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  • Mirwaiz downplays Geelani's claim of meeting emissaries sent by Modi 19-04-2014 10:50 PM

    A major rift within Kashmiri separatists after hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani claimed that BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi sent emissaries to discuss a possible resolution to Kashmir. The BJP rubbished the claims but the stronger protest came from other separatists who lashed out at Geelani, calling him a...
  • Mirwaiz says Modi sent no emissaries to discuss Kashmir issue 19-04-2014 07:01 PM

    Srinagar: Kashmiri separatist Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday rejected Syed Ali Shah Geelani's claim that BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had sent two Kashmiri Pandits who sought help to work out a solution to the Kashmir issue. Mirwaiz said Geelani's remarks has tarnished the image of moderate leaders in...
  • Sony warns of battery issue in some Vaio laptops, says its non-removable battery pack could overheat 12-04-2014 10:44 AM

    New York: Sony is advising consumers to quit using some of its Vaio laptop computers and unplug them, saying that it's possible that its non-removable battery pack could overheat. The company says it's in the process of creating a program to repair or replace the computers, or will refund their...
  • J&K: Rahul rakes up Modi marriage issue to attack him 11-04-2014 03:05 PM

    Doda (J&K): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday raked up the issue of Narendra Modi's marriage to attack the party, saying while the BJP made claims of ensuring safety of women, it took several elections for its prime ministerial candidate to mention the name of his wife in the...
  • 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...
  • Mirwaiz hopes new MPs will act together to resolve Kashmir issue 08-04-2014 07:41 PM

    Moderate Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Tuesday expressed hope that those who will be elected to Parliament after the Lok Sabha polls will "act in greater unison to move forward towards resolving the Kashmir issue". "There is already a broad political consensus in Jammu and Kashmir and in Pakistan...
  • PCB to discuss ICC governance issue in MC meeting on Monday 28-03-2014 10:28 AM

    Karachi: The Managing Committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will meet in Lahore on Monday to take a final decision on ICC governance issue that put India, England and Australia in control of the world game. A highly placed source in the PCB told PTI that in Bangladesh, Sri...
  • Toyota's $1.2 billion settlement may be model for US probe into GM 20-03-2014 01:34 PM

    Toyota Motor Corp will pay a record $1.2 billion to resolve a criminal probe into safety issues, in a deal that could serve as a template for how US authorities approach a similar investigation into General Motors Co. The settlement between the Justice Department and Toyota includes an admission by...
  • Toyota suspends India production as pay dispute drags 17-03-2014 11:51 PM

    Toyota Motor Corp's Indian unit has temporarily closed its two plants where some workers had stopped production lines to protest a delay in salary hikes after 10 months of negotiations. The factories near Bangalore are Toyota Motor's only vehicle plants in the world's sixth-biggest auto market, where the Japanese manufacturer...
  • NDA government did more on Kashmir issue than UPA: Hurriyat Conference 14-03-2014 10:18 AM

    Srinagar: At a time when the Bharatiya Janata Party is hunting for allies, support coming from the Hurriyat Conference is indeed a confidence booster for the party in Jammu and Kashmir. Hurriyat Conference chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that the National Democratic Alliance government was more serious about solving...
  • N Kiran Kumar Reddy likely to drop plans to float new party 28-02-2014 05:48 PM

    Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy, who will be listed in history as the last Chief Minister of an "undivided" Andhra Pradesh, is likely to drop his plans to float a new political party. "Since there has been no official word about the possible launch of the new party, there will not...
  • Akhilesh Yadav on a 2-day visit to Nepal, likely to discuss border issues 18-02-2014 10:25 AM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is on a two-day official trip to Nepal, officials said on Tuesday.He is accompanied by a delegation, including his uncle and Public Works Department Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav. Akhilesh, who left late on Monday, is scheduled to meet Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and...
  • 15th LS going to enter record books for no good reason: Omar Abdullah 13-02-2014 06:26 PM

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said the 15th Lok Sabha was going to enter the record books but for no good reason, apparently referring to the unruly scenes in the Lower House of Parliament over the Telangana issue. "So the 15th Lok Sabha is going to...
  • India, China hold talks on contentious boundary issue 11-02-2014 11:23 AM

    India and China today held a meeting between their Special Representatives on the contentious boundary issue that was preceded by talks under the working mechanism on border affairs in which additional confidence building measures and steps for maintaining peace and tranquility were discussed. "The talks, which were held in a...
  • Professor Sherawat? Mallika invited to debate at Oxford on gender issues 11-02-2014 10:29 AM

    New Delhi: Hailing from a small town, Mallika Sherawat made it to the big city Mumbai all alone and entered into Bollywood without any godfather. The actress has been vocal about her father's angst against her for joining Bollywood and ruffled few feathers when she called India a regressive and...
  • BJP used Ram temple issue for electoral gains: Mulayam 08-02-2014 11:10 PM

    Arguing that BJP did not accept his offer for land at a place other than the disputed site for building the Ram temple, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav accused the saffron party of using the temple issue for electoral gains. Mulayam alleged that BJP never had the intention to build...
  • Congress stages walkout in Chhattisgarh Assembly over ration cards issue 04-02-2014 05:59 PM

    The Opposition Congress on Tuesday staged a walkout from the Chhattisgarh Assembly alleging black marketing and large scale irregularities in issuance and distribution of ration cards in the state. Raising the issue during the Question Hour, Leader of Opposition T S Singhdeo sought to know the total number of ration...
  • Current impasse first test of intra-Kashmir trade: Pakistan 24-01-2014 06:29 PM

    With intra-Kashmir trade suspended for a week, Pakistan on Friday said it is keen on resolving the impasse which it described as the "first test" of the arrangement on contacts and movement of goods between the two sides of the region. "We have a very deep interest in the process,...
  • US hopeful of resolving Devyani Khobragade issue 07-01-2014 12:16 PM

    The US has expressed hope of arriving at a resolution of the Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade issue, which has resulted in "hiccups" in the India-US bilateral ties. "Absolutely" the State Department Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf, told reporters at her daily news conference on Monday, when asked if the US was...
  • December 16 gangrape: Where is the change, ask women as safety remains key issue 15-12-2013 12:01 PM

    The brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old exactly a year ago had led to massive public outcry with thousands of people pouring out on streets in rage forcing Parliament to enact a new anti-rape law but nothing much has changed when it comes to safety of women in the capital....
  • DMK has struggled for SL Tamil cause since early days: Karuna 15-12-2013 08:23 AM

    Chennai: Refuting criticism that his party had done little for the Sri Lankan Tamils cause, DMK president M Karunanidhi on Friday said it had struggled for the ethnic minority since the early days, with even his party led governments being dismissed in the light of the issue. Referring to the...
  • Has Virat Kohli's footage irked Team India? 13-12-2013 09:07 PM

    The temperature appears to be rising ahead of the Test series in South Africa, with the Indian team management denying reports of demanding an explanation from host broadcaster SuperSport for editorialising their content related to a video clip of Virat Kohli. During the third game at centurion, the broadcaster carried...
  • Hamid Karzai meets Manmohan Singh, discusses bilateral issues 13-12-2013 03:47 PM

    Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on Friday and discussed bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual concern, sources said. Karzai arrived in India on Thursday on a four-day visit. Earlier in the day, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid held talks with President Karzai.Karzai...
  • My upbringing influenced my choices: Shabana Azmi 08-12-2013 10:14 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Veteran film star Shabana Azmi said Saturday her family and the way she was brought up influenced her selection of movies across all genres. The five-time National Award winner was in the Kerala capital as the chief guest for the 18th International Film Festival of Kerala that got underway...
  • Twitter IPO: 1,600 new millionaires to pay $2.2 bn in taxes 17-11-2013 01:44 PM

    New York: US tax department is in for a major windfall from Twitter' blockbuster IPO, which has made 1,600 of its employees millionaires and they will together pay an estimated $2.2 billion (about Rs 13,800 crore) in taxes, a research report says. According to a report by US-based PrivCo, a...
  • Shiv Sena targets BJP's politics in its mouthpiece Saamna 06-11-2013 11:38 AM

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena has come out strongly against the tactics of its ally Bharataiya Janata Party (BJP) for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. In its mouthpiece 'Saamna' the Shiv Sena has written that critical issue like Ram Mandir are taken to gain prominence in the polls but soon forgotten....
  • Barack Obama's secret offer to Pakistan over Kashmir, claims book 05-11-2013 11:37 PM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama secretly offered Pakistan in 2009 that he would nudge India towards negotiations on Kashmir in lieu of it ending support to terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Taliban, but much to his disappointment Islamabad rejected the offer. "Since the 1950s Pakistan had wanted an American role...
  • Pakistan shows white flags along border, no flag meeting 28-10-2013 10:30 PM

    Pakistan, on Monday, displayed white flags along the International Border (IB) in Samba sector possibly as a mark for having peace but it did not respond to calls for a flag meeting between border guards to de-escalate tensions. There were two white flags displayed from two different border villages along...
  • US dismisses Sharif's plea to intervene on Kashmir issue 26-10-2013 09:32 PM

    The US has dismissed Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's plea for an intervention on Kashmir issue, asserting that its position on this matter has not changed and would encourage New Delhi and Islamabad for a dialogue. "(Our) position has not changed. (It's) up to India and Pakistan, US continues to...
  • US: Sharif meets Obama; drone strikes, Kashmir on agenda 24-10-2013 07:54 AM

    Washington: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who met US President Barack Obama on Wednesday brought up the issue of drone strikes again - asking him to end all strikes though he got no assurances. Meanwhile, Kashmir issue, bilateral economic cooperation and regional security was also on the agenda. The White...