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  • China says it agrees with India to maintain border peace 5 days ago

    Beijing: China and India have agreed to maintain peace and tranquility along their Himalayan border while they work on resolving a long-festering boundary dispute, China's foreign ministry said after talks in New Delhi. The talks are aimed at fixing a dispute over the border that divides Asia's largest nations, part of...
  • Tamil Nadu threatens to call off talks if fishermen not released 6 days ago

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Monday threatened to call off the bilateral talks between fishermen of India and Sri Lanka on Tuesday if 54 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, arrested recently by the Navy of the island nation, were not released as assured by the Lankan government. An official release here...
  • Indian, Sri Lankan fishermen to meet to sort out issues March 21, 2015

    Colombo: Fishermen's associations of India and Sri Lanka will meet in Chennai next week to resolve the vexed issue of violation the maritime boundary and invading each other's waters. The talks between the fishermen's associations of Sri Lanka and India are to be held in Chennai on March 24 and 25,...
  • Delhi, Haryana CMs to meet next month to discuss water issues March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to resolve the existing water issues with neighbouring Haryana, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will travel to Chandigarh and meet his counterpart Manohar lal Khattar in April. "I informed Haryana CM Khattarji that I want to come Chandigarh and would like to have lunch with him....
  • India, Sri Lanka sign four agreements, discuss fishermen issue March 13, 2015

    Colombo: India and Sri Lanka on Friday signed four agreements on visa, Customs, youth development and building a Rabindranath Tagore memorial in Sri Lanka. While signing the agreements, Modi said, "I am aware of Sri Lanka's concerns of trade with India. We are not just looking at solving problems but...
  • India to strongly take up fishermen issue with Sri Lanka March 7, 2015

    Colombo: India will strongly take up with Sri Lanka the fishermen issue during delegation-level talks between the two countries, officials said on Saturday. "India and Sri Lanka have been approaching this as a humanitarian matter which is an emotional issue. This is not an issue that can be addressed immediately...
  • Congress leaders speak in different voices on leadership issue February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: The debate over leadership in Congress that kicked up after party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's sudden leave refuses to die down with party leaders speaking in different voices. Some maintain that it's time that Rahul takes over the supreme position in the party and put an end to...
  • PM Modi's decisive leadership to bring India, US closer: America February 27, 2015

    Washington: Praising the decisive leadership style of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on both the domestic and foreign policy fronts, a top American spy official told lawmakers here that India under Modi would work more closely with the US on security, terrorism and economic issues, despite maintaining an independent foreign policy. "Prime...
  • India, Sri Lanka sign civil nuclear deal, Modi calls it a sign of trust February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena held bilateral talks with Prime Minister Modi on Monday and the two signed agreements including one on civil nuclear cooperation. Modi said the two leaders discussed ways to enhance economic cooperation between both countries. He also said he discussed the fishermen issue with...
  • Sri Lankan President Sirisena to hold talks with PM Modi on enhancing bilateral ties February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: In his maiden foreign trip after assuming office, Sri Lanka's new President Maithripala Sirisena arrived on Sunday on a four-day visit seeking a new beginning in bilateral ties that took a hit during the rule of his predecessor. 63-year-old Sirisena, who had dethroned Mahinda Rajapaksa from his 10-year rule...
  • BJP asks five new questions from AAP, describes Kejriwal and his actions as 'golmaal' January 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Bhartiya Janata Party on Saturday asked the third set of questions from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on the Delhi Assembly elections. Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman slammed AAP leaders and pointed out that although the party's manifesto mentions the issue of women...
  • Lata Mangeshkar on Atal Bihari Vajpayee getting the Bharat Ratna: He's a global gem December 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar has congratulated former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on being chosen for the country's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna, which she received in 2001. Educationist Madan Mohan Malaviya will receive Bharat Ratna posthumously. "Namaskar. Today the Government of India has chosen Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya ji and...
  • Former US president George HW Bush hospitalised December 24, 2014

    Houston: Former US President George HW Bush has been admitted to a hospital after experiencing a shortness of breath. 90-year-old Bush, a Texas resident, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Tuesday evening as a precaution, his spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement. McGrath says Bush "will be held for...
  • Manohar Parrikar's high jump, mining ban, bikini issue kept Goa busy December 21, 2014

    Panaji: While Goa remained busy during the entire year for some reason or the other, the unexpected elevation of its Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to the post of Defence Minister surprised many. Amid the discussion of ban on bikinis on the beaches, Goa's Transport Minister Ramakrishna Dhavalikar hogged limelight, after he...
  • Friendship with India only possible on equal terms, says former Pakistan dictator Pervez Musharraf December 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has said that friendship with India could only be "possible on equal terms" without sacrificing the country's self-respect. "People think I don't want friendship with India. It is not like that. Relations with India were good in my tenure," Musharraf said. "We were close to...
  • PM Modi to address annual DGP conference today, lay down policy on terror, security issues November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay down policy on terror and international security issues during the second day of the 49th All India DGPs and IGPs conference in Guwahati on Sunday. The meet comes in the wake of the recent arrest of an ISIS terrorist from Mumbai and also...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif asks US President Barack Obama to take up Kashmir issue during India visit November 22, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked US President Barack Obama to take up the Kashmir issue with the Indian leadership when he travels to India in January 2015. Sharif made the request when Obama telephoned him, informing about his forthcoming India visit and discussing bilateral ties and the regional situation. "The...
  • Pakistan PM stirs controversy, says will talk to Kashmiri leaders before starting dialogue with India November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday sparked off a controversy by saying that his government will first talk to Kashmiri separatist leaders before starting dialogue with India. Ignoring India's opposition, Sharif said, "Before the dialogue with India, I have decided to engage with Kashmiri leaders." He added, "It is...
  • JMM red-faced as manifesto gives Jharkhand domicile issue a miss, party to release it again November 13, 2014

    Ranchi: Jharkhand was carved out of Bihar after a long struggle with the tribal population alleging discrimination from Patna. One of the main agenda of the parties championing the cause of Jharkhand was the domicile issue which has been a hot potato for every political party as no one has...
  • BJP rides high on Modi wave in Jharkhand, but faces tough time in tribal areas November 12, 2014

    Ranchi: After an emphatic poll victory in Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party hopes to show a similar feat in Jharkhand. Riding high on the Narendra Modi wave in the state this winter, the party claims to form a government of its own. From forming alliance with...
  • Factors likely to determine polling pattern in Jharkhand November 11, 2014

    Ranchi: Jharkhand is well known for two things: rich mineral wealth and oldest tribes. Much has been said about the development of this backward region but no party has come up with a clear vision to take the state forward. We spoke to students, young executives, writers and people from all...
  • EC censures MHA over compensation to anti-Sikh riot victims November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday pulled up the Home Ministry over the reports that it had announced fresh compensation for 1984 riot victims. The Commission asked why a denial was not issued to the media in this case. In an order on the issue, the Commission said the absence...
  • Climate change threatens global health security: UNEP November 1, 2014

    San Juan: The rapid propagation in recent years of infectious diseases such as Malaria, Chikungunya and even Ebola is one more example of how climate change threatens global health security. "Climatic changes also affect temperatures and regional climates, the conditions on which, for instance, in the continent of Africa, mosquitoes may...
  • India and US discuss military ties and global security issues October 29, 2014

    Washington: The US and India will continue to work together to further strengthen their military-to-military relations as the top defence officials of the two countries have discussed a range of bilateral security issues. Top defence officials from India and the US discussed bilateral military-to-military relationship, strategic ties and global security issues,...
  • RSS top brass meets Union Ministers to discuss economic issues October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Some Union ministers met leaders from RSS and its affiliates in New Delhi on Tuesday. Discussion was primarily on the economic issues. The RSS leaders Suresh Soni, Krishna Gopal, Dattatreya Hosabale and Bajranglal Gupta were present in the meeting. From BJP Murlidhar Rao, Ram Madhav and Purshottam Rupala...
  • Pakistan briefs Diplomatic Corps in Islamabad on LoC tension October 14, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday held a detailed briefing for Islamabad-based foreign diplomats on the tension along the border with India, as part of efforts to highlight the Kashmir issue at the international level. Foreign Office said the "entire Diplomatic Corps" was invited for a briefing on the situation arising due to...
  • Pakistani, Indian Army officials speak over hotline, discuss border tension October 14, 2014

    Islamabad: Senior Pakistani and Indian military officials spoke to each other over the hotline on Tuesday and discussed ways to reduce tension along their border, a media report said Tuesday. "Directors of Military Operations (DMO) of the Pakistani and Indian armies spoke to each other over hotline," reported Dawn online citing...
  • Haryana elections: Bad roads, drinking water top agenda in Hisar, Sirsa, Adampur October 14, 2014

    Sirsa: Haryana Assembly elections are no different from any other state elections as local issues dominate the agenda of all political parties. Hisar constituency in Haryana is basically a swath of unplanned urban growth. An overpopulated city, congestion in Hisar has increased in the past few years as more people find...
  • Bombay High Court rules in favour of Vodafone in transfer pricing case October 10, 2014

    Mumbai: In a landmark judgement, the Bombay High Court has ruled in favour of the Vodafone group in the transfer pricing dispute. The HC has said that there is no taxable income arising out of transactions. Vodafone had moved Bombay HC seeking relief from the I-T notice with regard to the...
  • The Citizen Journalist show October 5, 2014

    This week on the CJ show we show films from the #YESIamTheChange campaign and other stories. ...