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  • Obama looking forward to meet Modi in September: US official 10-07-2014 09:45 PM

    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...
  • Saudi jails rights activist for 15 years: Relatives 07-07-2014 09:18 AM

    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 04-07-2014 11:55 PM

    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...
  • Modi greets US on its Independence Day 04-07-2014 10:55 PM

    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...
  • Nine Pakistani prisoners freed by India 04-07-2014 05:59 PM

    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...
  • India, Nepal to discuss security concerns, military supplies 04-07-2014 05:32 PM

    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...
  • US looking at 'reinvigorating' India-US relationship: Rhodes 04-07-2014 04:43 PM

    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...
  • Cartographic depiction doesn't change facts: MEA 28-06-2014 05:26 PM

    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 28-06-2014 04:16 PM

    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...
  • Russia eyes new strategic vision of cooperation with India 19-06-2014 05:50 PM

    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' 19-06-2014 03:39 PM

    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....
  • US supports Pak efforts to extend sovereignty and stability 17-06-2014 09:31 AM

    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...
  • 15-year-old girl kidnapped, held captive by relative 14-06-2014 03:01 PM

    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...
  • PM Modi condemns airport attack in letter to Sharif 13-06-2014 03:32 PM

    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...
  • 'US encourages dialogue between India and Pakistan' 12-06-2014 12:39 PM

    Washington: The US encourages talks between India and Pakistan and believes that bilateral dialogue is an important step for them to move forward, a top Obama Administration official has said. "We encourage dialogue between India and Pakistan," State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters yesterday. Psaki was referring to the...
  • MH370 China relatives meet wall of silence from airline 11-06-2014 09:09 PM

    Beijing: Frustrated Chinese relatives of passengers on board missing Flight MH370 on Wednesday visited the offices of Malaysia Airlines in Beijing to confront officials after regular briefings by the airline were halted. The relatives had previously been given regular updates on the search for the plane by airline officials at...
  • Rise of India & China will make the world more peaceful: Wang Yi 10-06-2014 06:45 PM

    New Delhi: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi believes India and China share a long term relationship and the latter need not get insecure about the former's strengthening relationship with other neighbouring countries. However, the Tibetan issue remains a bone of contention between the two countries as China expects India to...
  • Focus on skill, speed to compete with China, says Modi 08-06-2014 11:47 PM

    India needs to focus on skill, scale and speed to compete with China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday, drawing a link between the colours in the national flag to the revolutions the country needed for its future growth. Releasing a book, "Getting India Back on track - an...
  • Narendra Modi asks ministers for status report, says do not employ relatives 02-06-2014 10:53 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who promised 'acche din' (good days) through an overhaul of the entire system, seems to have taken the first step in this regard. In his first meeting with the Council of Ministers on Monday that lasted for over three hours at his residence, Modi...
  • Will deal with outstanding issues: Modi tells Chinese PM 29-05-2014 04:47 PM

    Describing China as a "priority" in India's foreign policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday told Premier Li Keqiang that he was keen on working closely with the Chinese leadership to deal with any outstanding issues in bilateral ties. Premier Li on Thursday telephoned Prime Minister Modi and conveyed his...
  • Anti-Modi resolution blocked in Pakistan's Punjab province Assembly 28-05-2014 10:25 PM

    A resolution against Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his "allegations of terrorism against Pakistan" was on Wednesday blocked in the Assembly of Punjab province. The opposition comprising Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, PPP, PML-Q and Jamaat-e-Islami wanted to bring the "anti-Modi" resolution in the 372-member house but Speaker Rana Iqbal did not allow...
  • India releases 32 Pakistani fishermen 28-05-2014 06:48 PM

    Reciprocating Pakistan's gesture, India on Wednesday released 32 Pakistani fishermen lodged in Kutch district and they were already on their way to Wagah border in Punjab to return to their country. "These 32 fishermen from Pakistan have been in Joint Interrogation Centre for almost six months. They were captured while...
  • 'Indian, Israeli businesses need more cooperation in hi-tech' 23-05-2014 12:38 PM

    Tel Aviv: Private businesses in India and Israel need to strengthen cooperation as both the nations have committed to building vibrant and strong hi-tech economies, Indian Ambassador to Israel Jaideep Sarkar has said. As a top priority, the new BJP government in India - led by Narendra Modi - has...
  • Narendra Modi should revive US investment: Fareed Zakaria 22-05-2014 11:16 PM

    How does the world view Narendra Modi's victory? What is the future of India-United States relationship with Narendra Modi as Prime Minister? CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sgarika Ghose interviews Fareed Zakaria, Editor, TIME magazine, author and commentator. ...
  • Will miss working with you on day-to-day basis: Obama to Manmohan Singh 17-05-2014 09:00 PM

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama on Saturday called up Prime Minister Manmohan Singh soon after he demitted office and said he was one of the few public leaders whom he "admired" and that he would "miss" working with him on "day-to-day basis." During the farewell telephone call, Singh noted...
  • Expulsion of journalists by Pakistan a retrograde step: India 14-05-2014 06:59 PM

    In a strong reaction, India on Wednesday termed as "regrettable and unfortunate" expulsion of the two Indian correspondents in Pakistan and said not allowing independent journalists to function was a "retrograde step". Asserting that free flow of information between India and Pakistan has long been recognised as an important confidence...
  • 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...