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  • The India-US dialogues: It's time for India to move from out sourcing to right sourcing, says Anand Mahindra Yesterday

    Speaking at the Observer Research Foundation and Network18 initiative 'The India-US Dialogue', Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra said, "Trade and investment could be looked at as an ambassador to global peace in the era of terror." In the lead up to US President's historic second visit to India; The Observer...
  • The India-US dialogues: Clean air, water, energy India's priorities for sustainable development, says Javadekar Yesterday

    Speaking at the Observer Research Foundation and Network18 initiative 'The India-US Dialogue', Union Environment and Forest minister Prakash Javadekar said, "The Modi government is committed to passionate strong and transparent action on emission reduction & renewable energy. We'll walk our own path on Intended Nationally Determined Contributions but if technology...
  • The India-US dialogues: Jayant Sinha shares 3-key mantras for Indo-US cooperation Yesterday

    Speaking at the Observer Research Foundation and Network18 initiative 'The India-US Dialogue', Minister of States at Railways Jayant Sinha said, "Innovate in India, manufacture in India and invest in India are the three-key mantras for Indo-US cooperation". In the lead up to US President's historic second visit to India; The...
  • The India-US dialogues: India could be 3rd largest economy soon, says Suresh Prabhu 2 days ago

    Speaking at the Observer Research Foundation and Network18 initiative 'The India-US Dialogue', Union Railways minister Suresh Prabhu said, "India and the US share many things, we have the same values. The US is world's largest economy; India could be 3rd largest economy soon". In the lead up to US President's...
  • The India-US dialogues: Indo-US renewable energy cooperation a political challenge, says Peter Tichansky 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Indo-US renewable energy cooperation is a political challenge, according to American expert Peter Tichansky. Speaking at the Observer Research Foundation and Network18 initiative 'The India-US Dialogue', Tichansky on Saturday said, "In Indo-US renewable energy cooperation, a political challenge more than an engineering one." "Defence, insurance, cyber security, medical and construction...
  • The India-US dialogues: Modi government working with Americans, says C Raja Mohan 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Distinguished Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), C Raja Mohan praised the Narendra Modi government for working closely with the Americans. Speaking at the Observer Research Foundation and Network18 initiative 'The India-US Dialogue', Raja Mohan said, "Previous government hesitated to be seen working with Americans but the...
  • The India-US dialogues: Rick Rossow says Bill Clinton wanted India to be nuke-free but ties have changed now 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Rick Rossow of Centre for Strategic and International Studies on Saturday said that India and USA have moved forward in their relationship in the last few years. While discussing the civil nuclear deals between India and USA, Rossow said, "Bill Clinton wanted India to give up nuclear weapons...
  • The India-US dialogues: Vajpayee changed US-India relationship, says Rakesh Sood 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Former ambassador and nuclear negotiator Rakesh Sood on Saturday praised former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for transforming the Indo-US relationship. Speaking at the Observer Research Foundation and Network18 initiative 'The India-US Dialogue', Sood said, "PM Vajpayee changed US-India relationship from 'estranged democracies' to 'natural allies'." On the nuclear deal...
  • The India-US Dialogues: Important points of Day 1 3 days ago

    New Delhi: United States President Barack Obama is on his way to New Delhi. It is the first time when India has invited a US President to be the chief guest at the Republic Day function and it will be the first time a sitting US President has visited India...
  • The India- US dialogues: An Observer Research Foundation and Network18 initiative 6 days ago

    Barack Obama will become the first US president to be chief guest at the Republic Day function and it will be the first time a sitting US president has visited India twice. Obama will witness the Republic Day parade at Rajpath on January 26, 2015. In the lead up to...
  • AAP appoints three leaders as national observers July 15, 2014

    In its process to revive the party in Madhya Pradesh post Lok Sabha election debacle, the Aam Aadmi Party appointed three of its leaders as national observers for the state. Aatishi Malerna, Ajeet Jha and Gaurav Tiwari were appointed as national observers for Madhya Pradesh here. Malerna told reporters that under...
  • India asks J&K UN Military Observer Group to vacate Delhi bungalow July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In a stern step, India on Friday asked the United Nations Military Observers Group for India and Pakistan to vacate its government bungalow in New Delhi. The government says the group has outlived its relevance but maintains that the move will not have any impact on the Kashmir dispute. However,...
  • PSLV C23 launch cleared; 49hour countdown begins on Saturday June 27, 2014

    Chennai: A 49hour countdown for the June 30 launch of PSLV C23 carrying French Earth Observation Satellite SPOT7 and four copassenger spacecraft from the spaceport of Sriharikota will begin at 8.52 AM on Saturday. The Launch Authorisation Board (LAB), which met Friday at Sriharikota, cleared the launch, paving the way for...
  • Observers held in Ukraine speak under armed guard April 28, 2014

    Slovyansk (Ukraine): ProRussian terrorists in camouflage fatigues and black balaclavas paraded captive European military observers before the media on Sunday, hours after three captured Ukrainian security guards were shown bloodied, blindfolded and stripped of their trousers and shoes, their arms bound with packing tape. The provocative displays came as the increasingly...
  • EC declares 7 contestants campaigning for other aspirants in Muzaffarnagar as 'dummy' candidates March 30, 2014

    The Election Commission on Sunday declared 7 contestants, who were campaigning for other aspirants in the Muzaffarnagar Lok Sabha constituency, as dummy candidates. The Additional District Magistrate Indermani Tripathi said that on the basis of Election Observer Akash Singhai's report, the EC has withdrawn all facilities provided to the erring contestants...
  • Polls in Nepal fair, say Carter Centre, EU observer November 21, 2013

    Two prominent international organisations, Carter Centre and European Union Election Observation Mission (EUEOM), keeping an eye on Nepal's Constituent Assembly polls said Thursday that the elections were held in a fair manner. Organising separate press conferences here, both Carter Centre and EUEOM said that the elections were conducted in a peaceful...
  • Rituparno Ghosh: Tweets that give an insight into his creative world May 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Awards and acclaim came naturally to Rituparno Ghosh, a man who never compromised on his style and uniqueness. Rituparno Ghosh's cinema was a resultant of his observations which were very distinct and carried different sensibilities. Ghosh shot to fame by his direction of a children's film 'Hirer Angti'...
  • Bajwa gears up for swearing in as Punjab Congress chief March 19, 2013

    Chandigarh: Seeking to present a united picture of the party, new Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa on Monday appointed as many as 25 coordinators, including some loyalists of former PCC chief Amarinder Singh, who will take stock of his swearing-in ceremony preparations. Among the observers appointed on Monday include some...
  • Wind up your mission on Kashmir, India tells UN January 22, 2013

    New Delhi: India on Monday suggested to the United Nations to wind up its mission on Kashmir. Participating in a debate on the UN's peacekeeping operations, India said that the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) had outlived its utility and the UN could better utilise...
  • SC bans tourism near Jarawa region in Andamans July 2, 2012

    New Delhi: In a relief to the protected Jarawa tribes of Andaman Islands, the Supreme Court on Monday stopped all tourismrelated activities close to the reserve areas in the island. Last month, the Cabinet had approved the promulgation of a law that brings into effect a buffer zone in the 5km...
  • UN observers in Syria attacked near besieged town June 13, 2012

    Beirut: The US accused Russia of escalating the Syrian conflict by sending attack helicopters to President Bashar al Assad's regime, and UN observers were attacked on Tuesday with stones, metal rods and gunfire that blocked them from a besieged, rebelheld town where civilians were feared trapped by government shelling. There was...
  • Two new videos of 'human safaris' in Andaman February 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Two more videos have surfaced showing the protected Jarawas being made to dance for tourists in exchange for food. The latest videos show something even more disturbing. Men in uniform are heard speaking Hindi and ordering the tribal to perform. Britain's Observer newspaper which accessed both videos said...
  • Vinod Mehta calls it a day at 'Outlook' February 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Vinod Mehta on Wednesday relinquished the charge as EditorinChief of 'Outlook' after being in the post for 17 years. He will continue as advisor of the magazine. Krishna Prasad, at present the Editor, will now assume the post of EditorinChief. "I am still with Outlook. I have just relinquished the...
  • Andaman Police arrest 2 in Jarawa video case January 24, 2012

    Port Blair: Andaman and Nicobar Police have arrested two persons for allegedly organising a trip of a British journalist to the Jarawa reserve and providing him with the video of dancing seminaked women of the tribe. The police has nabbed photographer Rajesh Vyas and taxi owner Sarjeet Singh, who allegedly organised...
  • Jarawa video: Andaman administration in denial January 13, 2012

    Port Blair: In a shocker from Andaman, a video showing women from the protected Jarawa tribe being made to dance for food and for tourists has exposed the dark side of the tourism. While the Andaman administration is downplaying this exploitation of the tribe that number just about 400 saying...
  • Hunt launched to nab man who filmed Jarawa dance January 12, 2012

    Port Blair/New Delhi: A massive hunt has been launched by the Andaman Nicobar administration to nab the persons responsible for videographing seminaked Jarawa tribal women dancing in front of tourists as the Centre sent the footage for forensic analysis. Andaman Police on Thursday registered a case against unknown persons in connection...
  • Jarawa video is violation of Andaman policy: PC January 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday said that the video, which shows members of the protected Jarawa tribe dancing for tourists, is violation of policy of Andaman Islands. "Video is violation of Andaman policy. That video was shot 3 or 4 years ago. We have given instruction...
  • Jarawa video case: FIR against unknown persons January 12, 2012

    Port Blair: The Andaman Police have registered a case against unknown people for shooting and uploading the videos of the protected Jarawa tribe. 'The Observer' showed a video of women from the protected Jarawa tribe being made to dance for tourists after cops were paid off. Talking on the issue, Andaman...
  • Jarawa video: Andaman to submit report to Govt January 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Andaman administration is expected to submit its report to the Home Ministry on Thursday, explaining what happened and who was responsible for the alleged 'human safari'. A British newspaper, 'The Observer', set off a storm after releasing a video, which shows members of the protected Jarawa tribe...
  • 'Shocking' video of Andaman tribe sparks row January 11, 2012

    New Delhi: A British newspaper, 'The Observer' has set off a storm, releasing a video which shows members of the protected Jarawa tribe partially naked, made to dance for tourists in the Andaman Islands. The Centre has ordered an enquiry but the local administration downplayed the issue saying it was...