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  • What the 'peaceful rise of China' means for India 2 days ago

    The visit of the Chinese President Xi Jiping provides an appropriate occasion for doing a reality check on what the supposedly 'peaceful rise of China' means for India; for it is in the climate of hope and excitement about India-China relations generated by such events that the counter-narrative of skepticism...
  • India, Pakistan must act in mature way on ceasefire violations: PDP August 29, 2014

    Jammu: Asking India and Pakistan not to make people of Jammu and Kashmir "scapegoats", PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said the two countries must act in a mature manner over ceasefire violations. "We should not be made scapegoats," Mehbooba told reporters here today after undertaking a day-long visit to forward...
  • UN chief asks India-Pakistan to resolve issues through dialogue August 26, 2014

    United Nations: UN chief Ban Ki-moon has asked India and Pakistan to resolve their issues peacefully and through dialogue, against the backdrop of cancellation of foreign-secretary level talks between the two nations and continued ceasefire violations by Pakistan along border posts. "The Secretary-General calls on both sides to solve the issues...
  • Modi taking a hard line, don't blame separatists: Yasin Malik August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik on Saturday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his "hardline" approach on Kashmir and rejected the contention that the separatists are to blame for the stalling of Indo-Pak foreign secretary-level talks. "Kashmiri (separatist) leaders meeting Pakistani officials has a...
  • Unfortunate' that India-Pakistan talks cancelled: US August 19, 2014

    Washington: Describing the cancellation of next week's Foreign Secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan as "unfortunate", the US on Monday said what matters now is that both the countries take steps to improve bilateral ties. "It is unfortunate that planned talks between India and Pakistan have fallen through," US State Department...
  • Pakistan ceasefire violations deliberate: Jaitley August 18, 2014

    Amritsar: Terming as "deliberate" the repeated ceasefire violations on the Line of Control and International Border, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said Pakistan and "powers within" it clearly do not want ties with India to be normal. "It is clear that there is deliberate ceasefire violation from Pakistan side. Earlier,...
  • Is Centre's decision to scrap Pak talks a knee-jerk reaction? August 18, 2014

    India on Monday called off its Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan, sending a strong message to the country after its envoy held an hour-long meeting with Kashmiri separatist leaders in Delhi despite a warning by India against it. CNN-IBN takes views from across across the country over the Indo-Pak talks. ...
  • 57 killed as heavy rains lash Rajasthan August 14, 2014

    A total of 57 people were killed in rain related incidents in current spell of Monsoon since June in Rajasthan, relief department officials said. Of these casualties, 38 people died due to either drowning or wash away in stream of rainy water, 13 others died in house collapse incidents, and six...
  • Modi's Pakistan pitch in Kashmir: Can PM turn a new chapter in Indo-Pak relations? August 12, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condemned the continuing proxy war by Pakistan. He said that the neighbouring country has lost the strength to fight a conventional war, but continues to engage in the proxy war of terrorism. The Prime Minister said that the Indian Armed Forces are suffering more...
  • Modi woos Nepal, visit aims to improve ties between the neighbours August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Summing up the unease which has been the defining characteristic of Indo-Nepal relationship, Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to the Nepal parliament on Sunday said, "It has taken us 17 years to meet despite being so close to each other". Even after Modi's amicable visit, there are...
  • Modi to visit Nepal on Sunday, aims for better bilateral relations August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake a visit to Nepal on Sunday with an aim of taking the bilateral relations to a higher level through further cooperation in economic and other areas. Modi will be in Nepal for two days during which the two countries are expected to sign...
  • American lawmakers hopeful of better Indo-US ties under PM Modi July 25, 2014

    Washington: Eagerly awaiting to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he visits the US in September, top American lawmakers have hoped that an assertive foreign policy of the new Indian government would bring the two countries closer than ever. In their remarks, Congressmen cutting across party lines supported strengthening of...
  • Lucknow rape: Relatives ask for CBI probe July 20, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, a relative of the Lucknow rape victim said that the Director General has claimed that it was not a rape. The relative informed that they were being asked to close the case. He requested the CBI to probe the case and get hold of the...
  • US hopeful of addressing nuke liability issues with India July 18, 2014

    Washington: With the new government in power in India, the US believes that there may be an opening to address the contentious nuclear liability issues with India, a top US official said. "While we have not yet had detailed discussion with the Modi government on the way forward on civil nuclear...
  • Rising India is ameliorating influence on China: US July 18, 2014

    Washington: The US has said a rising India is going to be an ameliorating influence on China as there will be areas of both collaboration and competition between the two Asian giants to work on. "A rising India is in some ways going to be an ameliorating influence on China and...
  • Devyani Khobragade incident has developed closer ties with India: US July 18, 2014

    Washington: The US has said the aftermath of last year's Khobragade incident has led to the development of closer ties and closer communication with India. "I think that despite the fact that we had this very uncomfortable and unfortunate situation that we had to work through, at the end of the...
  • Obama looking forward to meet Modi in September: US official July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: President Barack Obama is looking forward to meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September, which will be a "valuable opportunity" to renew the strategic partnership and spur trade between the two countries, a senior US official said on Thursday. US Deputy Secretary of State William J Burns, who met...
  • Saudi jails rights activist for 15 years: Relatives July 7, 2014

    Dubai: A Saudi court on Monday sentenced to 15 years in jail a prominent rights lawyer described by Amnesty as a prisoner of conscience, relatives said in a statement posted on Twitter. The tweet said that Waleed Abulkhair, who has had many run-ins with the authorities over his activism and...
  • Army Chief addresses China's National Defence University cadets July 4, 2014

    Beijing: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Friday addressed the cadets of the National Defence University here, a day after holding hectic parleys with China's military top brass on a host of issues including the implementation of the new border defence mechanism. On the last day of his visit to Beijing,...
  • Modi greets US on its Independence Day July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: On the occasion of US Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended greetings to the country and said he envisions a "bright future" for the bilateral relations. "Independence Day greetings to the people of USA. I envision a bright future for India-USA relations that will benefit both...
  • Nine Pakistani prisoners freed by India July 4, 2014

    Lahore: Nine Pakistani prisoners, including five fishermen, were on Friday handed over by Indian authorities to Pakistani para military officials at the Wagah Border. The Punjab Rangers recorded the statements of the prisoners before handing them over to Edhi Welfare Foundation. Five of the prisoners are fishermen while the others are...
  • India, Nepal to discuss security concerns, military supplies July 4, 2014

    Kathmandu: India and Nepal will discuss bilateral security concerns and defence cooperation, including the supply of military equipment to Nepalese army, during a two-day meeting of top officials beginning here on Sunday. A 13-member delegation from India led by Joint Secretary North at the Ministry of External Affairs Abhay Thakur is...
  • US looking at 'reinvigorating' India-US relationship: Rhodes July 4, 2014

    Washington: The US is excited about the prospect of "reinvigorating" Indo-US ties under the new Indian government and is looking forward to a meeting between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a top White House official has said. Economy and trade, energy and climate change, counter- terrorism, regional security...
  • Cartographic depiction doesn't change facts: MEA June 28, 2014

    China on Saturday released a new map showing Arunachal Pradesh as a part of it. The Ministry of External Affairs maintains that the northeastern state is a part of the Indian nation. "Cartographic depiction doesn't change facts. Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India and has already been raised...
  • India and China have to narrow down differences: Hamid Ansari June 28, 2014

    Beijing: India and China have to narrow down differences and build on convergences by exploiting the potential of Panchsheel, the five principles of peaceful coexistence propounded by the two countries along with Myanmar in 1954, Vice President Hamid Ansari said on Saturday. "In our respective bilateral relations, our common interests far...
  • Russia eyes new strategic vision of cooperation with India June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Russia is eyeing a new "strategic vision" of bilateral cooperation with India in areas like nuclear energy and hopes this will be taken forward during President Vladimir Putin's visit to India later this year for the annual summit between the two countries, Deputy Prime Minister Dimitry Rogozin has...
  • Narendra Modi calls Russia 'time tested friend' June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday described Russia as a "time tested friend" and said Moscow stood by India in difficult times. At a meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin who called on Modi here, the prime minister appreciated Russia's support in building India's military capabilities. Modi said...
  • US supports Pak efforts to extend sovereignty and stability June 17, 2014

    Washington: The US supports Pakistani efforts to extend its sovereignty and stability in the country, the Obama Administration said as Pakistan army continued its major military operation against terrorists in the North West Frontier Province. "This is a Government of Pakistan operation. We've long supported Pakistan efforts to extend their sovereignty...
  • 15-year-old girl kidnapped, held captive by relative June 14, 2014

    A 15-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped from Mohammadpur area and held captive by her relative, police said in Barabanki on Friday. The girl was kidnapped by her uncle Pappu and his aide KD on June 10 when she was going to attend a marriage function and they took her to Prakash...
  • PM Modi condemns airport attack in letter to Sharif June 14, 2014

    Islamabad: India's newly-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi replied to a letter written by Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif, condemning the terror attack at Karachi airport, media reported on Friday. Sharif on June 2, wrote a letter to Modi that he was satisfied with the bilateral talks they held during his visit to...