Pacts

  • Narendra Modi eyes breakthrough nuclear pact on Japan trip 10 hours 53 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India is hoping to win Japanese backing for a nuclear energy pact during a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and lure investment into its $85 billion market while addressing Japan's concern about doing business with a nuclear-armed country. India has been pushing for an agreement with Japan...
  • India bids to reassert influence in Nepal with power pact July 24, 2014

    Kathmandu: India is set to offer Nepal a landmark pact to help develop its huge hydro-electric power potential as the South Asian giant takes another step to re-assert influence among smaller neighbours where China has been forging closer ties. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who went to Bhutan last month on his...
  • Pressure on India to sign WTO trade agreement July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid sharpening differences between India and developed world on WTO issues, Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will finalise this week New Delhi's stand on Bali agreements including ratification of the trade facilitation pact. The Cabinet meeting on Wednesday( July 23) comes close to the July...
  • Ukraine, EU sign historic trade and economic pact June 27, 2014

    Brussels: Ukraine's new president signed a trade and economic pact with the European Union on Friday, pushing his troubled country closer into a European orbit and angering Russia, which warned of unspecified consequences. A beaming Petro Poroshenko called it "maybe the most important day for my country" since independence from the...
  • Father,daughter die in family suicide pact June 9, 2014

    Erode: In what seems to be a suicide pact, a man and his 19-year-old daughter died after consuming food laced with poison while his wife and son have been admitted to hospital, police said on Monday. The 51-year-old man, a textile industry worker, and other members of the family mixed...
  • AK Antony to visit LoC to review situation October 28, 2013

    The situation along the Line of Control and the International Border, which have been witnessing frequent ceasefire violations, came up for a review at a high-level meeting headed by Defence Minister AK Antony,on Monday. The issue of ceasefire violation was discussed at the meeting attended by National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon,...
  • No rush to sign US security pact, says Hamid Karzai August 25, 2013

    Afghanistan is in no rush to sign a pact with the United States setting out how many US troops will stay after a NATO mission ends in 2014 and may even delay a decision until after a presidential election, President Hamid Karzai said. Foreign combat troops are due to leave Afghanistan...
  • Coal Ministry to review progress of fuel supply pacts by month-end August 18, 2013

    Coal Ministry has called a meeting by month-end to review the progress of fuel supply pacts signed with power firms for a capacity of 78,000 MW. "The Coal Ministry has called a meeting on August 30 to review the progress of signing of fuel supply pacts," an official said. To be chaired...
  • Britain lobbies for nuclear export group to admit India June 15, 2013

    Vienna: Britain has stepped up efforts to let India join an influential global body controlling nuclear exports, a move that would boost New Delhi's standing as an atomic power but which has faced resistance from China and other countries. The diplomatic tussle centres on whether emerging power India should be allowed...
  • No new 3G customers in unlicenced zones for Airtel: SC April 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel cannot add new 3G customers in seven zones where it does not own the airwaves and offers the services through pacts with other carriers, the Supreme Court said on Thursday, pending a final ruling in the dispute. Bharti can, however, continue 3G services in the zones...
  • SC to hear appeals filed by Bharti Airtel, Idea and Vodafone in 3G services case April 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Thursday hear appeals filed by Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone in response to notices sent to them regarding discontinuation of their 3G services in unlicensed cities. On April 8, the Apex Court had directed the telecom department to not take any 'coercive...
  • Airtel approaches SC against Delhi HC order on 3G roaming pact April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel on Friday approached the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court's order giving its nod to the Centre's decision holding the 3G roaming pact of the telecom major as illegal. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on March 15 had issued a notification restraining Bharti from providing...
  • Delhi HC lifts stay on govt order against Airtel 3G pact April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday lifted a stay order that had allowed telecom giant Bharti Airtel to continue 3G services across circles where it did not hold spectrum. The move will affect the company as it will have to shut down its 3G mobile services in seven circles...
  • India, China discuss new border defence pact March 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian and Chinese troops may stop tailing each other's patrols on the border. The two neighbouring countries are also expected to finalise a joint counter-terrorism exercise involving both armies. A number of other confidence-building measures were also discussed during a meeting between the Defence Secretaries of the two...
  • India, Egypt ink seven pacts after PM, Morsi talks March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: In a bid to strengthen bilateral ties, India and Egypt on Tuesday signed seven key pacts after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi held wide-ranging talks in New Delhi, exploring ways to promote ties to the level of "strategic partnership". The two leaders also agreed...
  • India, UK to start negotiations on civil nuclear pact February 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Adding a new dimension to their strategic ties, India and the UK on Tuesday decided to start negotiations on a civil nuclear pact to facilitate entry of British companies into emerging atomic power sector here. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made the announcement after delegation-level talks with visiting British...
  • India, France review 'major' defence deal: PM February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Thursday that India and France reviewed 'major' deal for fighter jets and nuclear reactors during French President Francoi Hollande's first day in the country. Hollande is hoping to seal a multi-billion dollar contract with India on Rafale fighter jets during the trip....
  • India, Bangladesh sign new visa pact, extradition treaty January 28, 2013

    Dhaka: India and Bangladesh on Monday signed a liberalised visa agreement and a landmark extradition treaty that would pave the way for the deportation of jailed ULFA 'general secretary' Anup Chetia and other wanted "criminals". Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde signed the agreement with his Bangladeshi counterpart Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir at...
  • India, Bangladesh to ink new visa pact, extradition treaty January 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has left for Dhaka on a two-day visit. India will sign a liberalised visa agreement and an extradition treaty with Bangladesh during Shinde's visit. The new visa pact, named revised travel arrangement, will allow businesspersons, students, patients, senior citizens above 64 years...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 15, 2013

    Pakistan violates ceasefire again, fresh firing near LoC at Mendhar. All 9 Pakistan players to return from Hockey India League. ...
  • India-Pakistan new visa regime from January 15 January 12, 2013

    Islamabad: Senior citizens from India and Pakistan will be able to obtain visa on arrival at the Atari-Wagah joint checkpost effective coming Tuesday (January 15), Daily Times reported on Friday. A separate visa counter has been established at Atari-Wagah joint checkpost to facilitate people aged 65 years and above for issuance...
  • Acts of self-immolation are in principle non-violent: Dalai November 18, 2012

    Dharamsala: Tibetans committing self-immolations were in principle practising non-violence as they had the courage to sacrifice their own life for a cause they believe, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama said on Sunday. "I consider these Tibetans burning - certainly these people have courage and determination to sacrifice their own life,...
  • India, Afghan to ink pacts during Karzai's visit November 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Four pacts are expected to be inked between India and Afghanistan, including one in the mining field during the visit of Afghan President Hamid Karzai from November 9. The two countries will also explore the possibility of increased role of New Delhi in training of security forces of...
  • J&K: India-Pak visa pact raises hope among people September 13, 2012

    Srinagar: The recent visa liberalisation pact between India and Pakistan has brought joy and hope among scores of people living in Kashmir, to meet their relatives on the other side of the border. Muhammad Hussain Naqsbandi, 70, who has been pining to visit his close relations in Rawalpindi over the last...
  • India, Pak liberalised visa pact historic: FICCI September 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The signing of liberalised visa agreement has been hailed as a 'historic landmark' by the industry body FICCI. "The signing today of a liberalised visa agreement between India and Pakistan is a historic landmark in the normalisation of bilateral relations, which has been given a new thrust during...
  • CIL to modify coal supply pacts with power companies August 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Coal India will modify the fuel supply pacts before signing them with power companies to incorporate the changes that have been proposed by its board at this week's meeting, thereby breaking the deadlock over the issue of minimum assured supply of fuel to them. Central Electricity Authority (CEA), in...
  • Telecom companies' 3G roaming pact illegal: TDSAT July 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) looking into the 3G roaming mobile services on Tuesday gave a split verdict in the case with its chairman directing the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to send out fresh notices to telecom operators while another judge ruling that the pact...
  • Visa pact with Pakistan needs some approvals: India June 1, 2012

    New Delhi: India on Thursday said a new liberalised visa regime could not be worked out with Pakistan as some internal approvals were pending there. "Some internal approvals are pending there... Pakistan wants home ministers of both the countries to sign the pact," Home Secretary RK Singh told reporters. Singh held two-day...
  • Indo-Pak visa pact delay: People bear the brunt May 26, 2012

    Islamabad: The inconclusive India - Pakistan talks on easing visa rules have once again shown how it is the common man who gets affected the most. Sumaira Fareed runs a chain of salons and boutiques in Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Lahore. She is eager to visit India. "I really want to...
  • Pak signs pact with Google to promote tourist sites February 7, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistani authorities and Google have signed an agreement to use Google Maps to promote historical and tourist sites across the country's most populous province of Punjab. The Punjab provincial government and Google Inc yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in information technology at the Arfa Karim Software Technology...