Relations

  • Confidence building with Pakistan essential for trade: Amarinder Singh 17-04-2014 07:37 PM

    Amritsar Congress candidate Amrinder Singh on Thursday said there was need for confidence building measures with Pakistan for Amritsar to become a trade hub and it will open India's trade route not only to the neighbouring country but Central and West Asia. "Prior to partition, Amritsar was a flourishing trade...
  • India, China set to hold strategic dialogue on Monday 13-04-2014 05:47 PM

    Beijing: Top diplomats from India and China will hold the sixth Strategic Dialogue in Beijing on Monday to take stock of the status of bilateral relations and explore new initiatives to improve ties. Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh, who arrived in Beijing on Saturday, will co-chair the talks with her Chinese...
  • Sujatha Singh in Beijing for strategic dialogue 12-04-2014 05:52 PM

    Beijing: Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh on Saturday arrived to take part in the sixth India-China Strategic Dialogue next week during which the two nations will review the status of bilateral relations and explore new initiatives to improve ties. Singh will co-chair - along with her counterpart Vice Foreign Minister Liu...
  • Twitter could be used to monitor HIV, drug-related behaviour: Study 02-03-2014 06:14 PM

    Los Angeles: Real-time social media like Twitter could be used to track HIV incidence and drug-related behaviours to help detect and potentially prevent outbreaks, a new study has found. The study, led by University of California Los Angeles, suggests it may be possible to predict sexual risk and drug use...
  • China plays down Narendra Modi's border remarks 25-02-2014 09:57 AM

    Beijing: China's Foreign Ministry sought to play down on Monday remarks by Narendra Modi, after the front runner to become India's next Prime Minister asserted at the weekend that the disputed territory of Arunachal Pradesh was an integral part of India. India and China fought a brief border war in...
  • Indian physicist resolved Black Hole paradox much before Hawking 06-02-2014 07:55 AM

    Bangalore: A new paper released late January in which famed British physicist Stephen Hawking contradicts his own theory and says that Black Holes - in the real sense - do not actually exist has startled the world science community. But Abhas Mitra, a theoretical physicist at the Bhabha Atomic Research...
  • US: 8-year-old boy dies after saving six relatives from fire 24-01-2014 12:19 PM

    In a heroic act, an eight-year-old boy in the US saved six relatives from a house fire but died while saving his disabled grandfather. Tyler Doohan, from East Rochester, New York, was staying at the home of relatives in the nearby town of Penfield when he noticed a fire in...
  • Khurshid meets US Secretary of State, takes up Khobragade issue 22-01-2014 10:52 PM

    Montreux: After a row of bitter exchanges with the United States over the Devyani Khobragade issue, Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday met the US Secretary of State John Kerry and discussed recent developments in the bilateral relations between the two nations. Upset over the Devyani Khobragade episode,...
  • India says US probably still most important ally 22-01-2014 07:16 AM

    New Delhi: The case of the Indian consul arrested and strip-searched in New York last month was handled "appallingly" and needs to be resolved, but the United States remains probably India's most important ally, the Indian ambassador to Washington said on Tuesday. "I won't underplay this incident, I won't overplay...
  • Bharara given time till January 31 to respond to Khobragade's plea 18-01-2014 10:23 AM

    New York: A US judge here has granted Manhattan's top prosecutor Preet Bharara time till January 31 to file his opposition to the motion submitted by Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade seeking dismissal of the indictment against her on visa fraud charges. Khobragade's lawyer Daniel Arshack had on January 14 filed...
  • No anti-India forces will be allowed to stay in Nepal, claims Madhav Ghimire 16-01-2014 06:58 PM

    Nepal on Thursday said it won't allow any anti-India elements, including underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, to stay in its territory. "We will not allow anyone engaged in anti-India activities in Nepal," visiting Nepal Home Minister Madhav Prasad Ghimire told reporters in New Delhi after meeting his Indian counterpart Sushilkumar Shinde....
  • American Embassy school under scanner for visa, tax violations 16-01-2014 04:59 PM

    The elite American Embassy school in New Delhi is under scanner for suspected violations of tax laws and visa status of some of its staff which the Indian government views as "institutionalised fraud". The sprawling school, located next to the US Embassy on American government-owned land, has about 1500 students...
  • Devyani issue a mini crisis, won't affect ties with US: Khurshid 12-01-2014 11:25 AM

    New Delhi: While describing the case of Indian Diplomat Devyani Khobragade being arrested in US, as a mini crisis, Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid denied that any major damage had been done to the for the Indo-US relations by the difference of opinions of the two countries over the issue. "There...
  • Obama believes in further cementing ties with India: US 10-01-2014 09:20 AM

    Washington: Describing America's relationship with India as an "extremely important" one, the White House on Friday said that President Barack Obama believes strongly that ties need to continue and must be further cemented. "This is an extremely important relationship and that has many aspects to it and cultural ties, political...
  • India, Pakistan DGMOs agree to maintain ceasefire at LoC 24-12-2013 04:24 PM

    New Delhi: India's Director General Military Operations (DGMO) Lieutenant General Vinod Bhatia met his Pakistani counterpart Major General Amir Riaz at the Wagah-Attari border to ease tension and ensure peace at the Line of Control (LoC). General Bhatia said that both sides have agreed to maintain ceasefire along the defacto...
  • US: New Indian envoy S Jaishankar to take charge amid Devyani row 23-12-2013 06:05 PM

    Washington: S Jaishankar, the new Indian Ambassador to the US, will arrive in that country to take charge amid a raging diplomatic row over the arrest and strip-search of senior diplomat Devyani Khobragade on visa fraud charges. Jaishankar, who till recently was India's Ambassador to China, arrives in Washington at...
  • Cricketers feel depressed after retirement: survey 23-12-2013 09:49 AM

    Sydney: A survey of retired Australian players has found that a quarter of them experienced depression and feelings of helplessness after quitting professional cricket. The Australian Cricketers' Association, which conducted the survey, contacted every player who had retired or been forced out of cricket at international or state level since...
  • India has overreacted to Devyani Khobragade's arrest: US media 21-12-2013 09:57 PM

    Washington: The American media, which demanded action by the Obama Administration when a junior consular staff was detained in Lahore for killing two men, has attacked the Indian government for siding with its diplomat after her arrest and ill-treatment. "India is siding with a woman who was in the wrong...
  • Amid row over diplomat's arrest, US bags key aircraft deal 20-12-2013 09:41 PM

    New Delhi: India will be procuring six more C-130J Super Hercules Special Operations aircraft from the US, a decision significantly taken in the midst of a diplomatic row between the two countries over the arrest of Devyani Khobragade. The proposal to procure the six C-130J Super Hercules special operations transport...
  • Duty-free alcohol import for US consulate staff freezed 18-12-2013 04:31 PM

    India announced retaliatory measures against the United States on Wednesday, including revising work conditions of Indians employed in US consulates and a freeze on duty-free alcohol, in an escalating row over the arrest of a diplomat in New York. The move came a day after police removed security barricades from...
  • Devyani Khobragade is a Dalit, so Centre reacted late: Mayawati 18-12-2013 11:42 AM

    New Delhi: As the Rajya Sabha took up the issue of the arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade on Wednesday, BSP chief Mayawati created a controversy by saying the Centre reacted late as Devyani is a Dalit. "I know I should not bring caste into this but the overall conduct...
  • Both India and Pak DGMOs can decide when to meet: Bashir 01-12-2013 07:18 AM

    New Delhi: Pakistan Ambassador to India Salman Bashir on Saturday said it was upon the DGMOs of India and Pakistan to meet if they wished to do so and they are best qualified to deal with matters pertaining to their domain. "We have left it to the headquarters of the...
  • Relations with India a priority, says Maldives president 22-11-2013 06:26 PM

    Newly-elected Maldives President Abdulla Yameen says his country's relations with India were a priority. In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Yameen said he looked forward to an early opportunity to discuss issues of common interest. Yameen also invited him to visit Maldives at an early date. "I take...
  • India awaiting date from Pak on proposed DGMOs meeting 21-11-2013 08:59 PM

    India, on Thursday, said it was awaiting a date from Pakistan on a meeting of DGMOs of the two countries as was decided during the talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York in September. As a follow-up of an outcome of Singh-Sharif...
  • TN: MDMK leader, 300 workers arrested for protesting against CHOGM 12-11-2013 10:40 AM

    Chennai: Over 300 MDMK activists, including its General Secretary Vaiko were, arrested for blocking train traffic as the dawn-to-dusk Tamil Nadu bandh called by pro-Eelam outfits demanding that India completely boycott the CHOGM meet in Colombo got underway. Normal life remained unaffected due to the bandh for which police have...
  • Salman Khurshid slams separatists for meeting Pakistan PM advisor 10-11-2013 08:48 PM

    New Delhi: The government has slammed the separatists for meeting Pakistani Prime Minister's envoy at the Pakistan High Commission on Sunday. "When people come for such bilateral visits, they have their own schedules. We will meet a few people too and our agendas are similar," said External Affairs Minister Salman...
  • Separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq meets Nawaz Sharif's envoy at Pakistani High Commission 10-11-2013 06:39 PM

    New Delhi: Chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umer Farooq arrived at the Pakistan High Commission to meet Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's envoy on Sunday. Earlier in the day, a meeting between Sharif's adviser Sartaj Aziz and Kashmiri separatists in Delhi raked up a controversy with the BJP openly...
  • Tamil Nadu: Protests continue against PM's participation in CHOGM 07-11-2013 11:34 AM

    Chennai: Student bodies in Chennai are on a hunger strike for two days now, protesting the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's participation in the CHOGM. The indication from the MEA that all security and other preparations had been made for the Prime Minister to attend the Commonwealth had been made sparked...
  • India should use lines of communication instead of accusations: Pak 31-10-2013 10:27 PM

    New Delhi: Pakistan High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir on Thursday Bashir rejected Defence Minister AK Antony's statement the that Pakistan Army was aiding infiltration along the LOC. "I think the narrative should be how to work this out, rebuild trust, and not play out such things in the public...