Negotiation

  • Afghan government to shun US talks with Taliban June 20, 2013

    Kabul: Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Wednesday his government would not join US peace talks with the Taliban and halted negotiations with Washington on a troop pact, underscoring the fragile nature of hopes for a negotiated peace in Afghanistan. The United States and the Taliban have said officials from both...
  • United States to meet Taliban to seek Afghan peace June 19, 2013

    Washington: The United States and the Taliban raised hopes on Tuesday for a negotiated peace in Afghanistan with commitments to meet this week after 12 years of bloody and costly war between American-led forces and the insurgents. The Taliban opened an office in Doha, the Qatari capital, on Tuesday to help...
  • Govt permits management of CPSEs to initiate negotiations June 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday approved a proposal for permitting the management of Central Public Service Enterprises (CPSEs) to initiate wage negotiations for their employees. However, the negotiations are subjected to the condition that negotiated scales of pay would not come in conflict with existing scales of pay of...
  • Law and order has improved in Assam, says Tarun Gogoi May 19, 2013

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said at Guwahati on Saturday there was considerable improvement in the law and order situation in the state over the past 12 years. He added that the government has been able to bring almost all insurgent outfits to the negotiating table. Gogoi completed his second...
  • India to amend tax laws after resolving Vodafone dispute April 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian government will introduce changes in the income tax laws once the dispute with Vodafone is resolved, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Saturday. "Amendments to the Income Tax Act is inevitable, that is absolutely necessary," Chidambaram told reporters adding that the government was waiting for a...
  • North Korea has option to enter into negotiations: US April 3, 2013

    Washington: Categorically ruling out the possibility of accepting North Korea as a nuclear power, the United States said that Pyongyang has the peaceful option to enter into negotiations for the denuclearisation. "They have an option, and that option is to enter into negotiations for the denuclearisation, which is China's policy...
  • 'Peace is possible', Obama insists in Middle East March 22, 2013

    Jerusalem: Insisting "peace is possible," President Barack Obama on Thursday prodded both Israelis and Palestinians to return to long-stalled negotiations with few, if any, pre-conditions, softening his earlier demands that Israel stop building settlements in disputed territory. The president made his appeal just hours after rockets fired from Hamas-controlled Gaza landed...
  • A snapshot of what climate change talks have achieved in 25 years January 22, 2013

    One often comes across observations made by even responsible policy makers that climate change negotiations over the past 25 years have achieved nothing. To my mind, it is just not true; tangible progress has been made. This progress may not be as rapid as many environmentalists would like, but nevertheless...
  • Afghan peace negotiator to visit Pak tomorrow August 7, 2012

    Islamabad: Top Afghan peace negotiator Salahuddin Rabbani is due in Pakistan on Wednesday for a two-day visit to discuss Islamabad's possible role in the reconciliation efforts in the war-torn neighbouring country. Diplomatic observers perceive Rabbani's visit as "extremely important" but cautious optimism prevails in Islamabad ahead of the trip, the Dawn...
  • No strike by Aus players despite pay dispute June 3, 2012

    Melbourne: The continuing stalemate over a pay dispute notwithstanding, Australian cricketers have no plans of going on strike. Amid speculation that they might boycott the tour of England scheduled to be held from June 29-July 10 or the World Twenty20 at Sri Lanka in September-October, a senior Australian cricketer has...
  • Italian hostage crisis: Cong blames intelligence March 21, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: The Italian hostage crisis issue figured in Odisha Assembly for the second day on Tuesday with Opposition Congress alleging failure of intelligence system as the incident came to light through media four days after the foreigners were abducted by Maoists. Though the two Italians were abducted by Maoists on March...
  • Odisha abduction: Maoists name 2 new negotiators March 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The Maoist abductors of two Italian nationals on Tuesday forwarded the names of two new mediators after the state government rejected one and another of the three named earlier refused to participate in talks with the state. Meanwhile, the Naveen Patnaik government named three negotiators to hold discussions...
  • Italian hostages: Negotiator doubts govt's sincerity March 20, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: A day after the Maoists named three negotiators to talk to the Odisha government on the Italian hostage crisis, one of them showed reluctance to join the process today voicing doubts over sincerity of the administration towards meeting the 13 demands of the ultras. Civil rights activist and lawyer Biswapriya...
  • Anna Hazare to leave Tihar jail today August 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Anna Hazare will leave the Tihar jail on Thursday afternoon and is likely to visit the Raj Ghat before starting his hunger strike for Jan Lokpal at the Ramlila Ground after 3 pm, Kiran Bedi said on Wednesday night. Bedi said the government should get a fresh Lokpal Bill...
  • Govt backs off, Anna agrees to fast for 15 days August 18, 2011

    New Delhi: In a late night breakthrough in the deadlock between Anna Hazare and Delhi police, the anti-corruption crusader accepted the offer for 15 days of hunger strike beginning from Thursday at the Ramlila Maidan. Kiran Bedi through micro blogging site Twitter informed that Anna Hazare has accepted Delhi Police's proposal. "Anna...
  • Orissa hostage crisis: govt all set to negotiate February 19, 2011

    New Delhi: Abducted District Collector RV Krishna and junior engineer Prabita Majhi got a new lease of life after the Naxals extended the deadline for their conditional release. Negotiators handpicked by the Naxals - Dr Hargopal and Professor S Rao - have also met Naxal sympathiser Varavara Rao to thrash out...
  • Efforts on to end Orissa hostage crisis February 19, 2011

    Bhubaneswar: Orissa government sources on Saturday said that negotiations were on with the Naxals and the government was examining the names of the prisoners whose release has been demanded by the Maoists. The Orissa government has agreed to release two prisoners but the Andhra Pradesh government was ready to release...
  • India, US closer on climate change, green deal on the way November 24, 2009

    Washington: A day before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh holds talks with US President Barack Obama, India and the US are inching closer in their approach towards international climate negotiations at Copenhagen that could lead to a deal on the transfer of green technologies on Tuesday. Climate negotiators from India and the...
  • Home Minister asks Maoists to halt violence October 30, 2009

    New Delhi: The Centre on Friday promised the Maoists that it would persuade the state governments to talk to them if they halt violence and said they were not being asked to lay down arms. "The violence must end. The State - the Central Government and the State Governments -...
  • ULFA peace broker held for plot to hijack IA plane February 11, 2008

    Guwahati: A peace broker between the Centre and banned outfit ULFA was arrested on Monday in connection with an alleged plot to hijack an Indian Airlines aircraft from Lokopriyo Gopinath International Airport in Guwahati and take it to Pakistan. The police have also detained an employee of Air Deccan for questioning...
  • China's shadow looms over Tawang December 19, 2007

    Tawang: China's shadow looms over Tawang, the western most district of Arunachal Pradesh. The opaque nature of the talks between Delhi and Beijing has added to the uncertainty over the future of this monastic town. China's claim on Tawang as the price of a border settlement with India is well...
  • Left says ElBaradei guest and a 'guest is like god' October 9, 2007

    New Delhi: The Left on Tuesday skirted the issue of withdrawal of support to the UPA Government even though their differences with the UPA seem to have grown after a crucial meeting of the 15-member UPA-Left nuclear panel ended without any result. While both sides refused to budge from their respective...
  • UPA won't turn Left, says N-deal on right track August 9, 2007

    New Delhi: The UPA Government on Wednesday put up a brave front on the nuclear deal issue in the face of opposition from the Left parties, which have warned the government not to go ahead with implementing the 123 Agreement. Reacting to the Left stand on the Indo-US civil nuclear agreement,...
  • Lal Masjid standoff reaches negotiating table July 9, 2007

    New Delhi: The Pakistani government has decided to place Lal Masjid cleric Abdul Rashid Ghazi under house arrest. Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz made the announcement as a team of ministers and religious leaders began talks with Ghazi and has said that this could be the light at the end of...
  • LTTE negotiator Balasingham dead December 14, 2006

    Colombo/ London: The top negotiator for Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels, Anton Balasingham, died of cancer in London on Thursday, a pro-rebel Web site reported. He was 68. Balasingham was associated with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) from its inception more than 30 years ago and had been a...
  • 'Some area of Arunachal being settled' December 12, 2006

    New Delhi: After China's Ambassador to India, Sun Yuxi, claimed Arunachal Pradesh as part of his country, Beijing's envoy to India Sun Yaxi on Sunday claimed that "some area" of the Arunachal Pradesh was being negotiated. Claiming that the border area between India and China was not demarcated, Sun said only...