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  • Gujarat: Woman kills husband over his dark complexion April 23, 2015

    Anand (Gujarat): A 22-year-old man was on Thursday killed allegedly by his wife who was unhappy with his dark complexion, following which she has been arrested. "Farzanabano (22), a resident of Sundarana village in Petlad taluka of Anand district, was arrested for killing her husband Farukh Malek today, because she was...
  • Health-related tweets can help predict emergency hospital visits: Study April 16, 2015

    New York: Twitter can help several hospitals plan better in terms of tackling patient rush and availability of resources and staff, suggests a study. The researchers said personal health-related tweets posted by some users could be helpful for hospitals. "You can get a lot of interesting insights from social media that you...
  • Barack Obama and Raul Castro meet, launch new era of US-Cuba ties April 12, 2015

    US president Barack Obama met his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro for the first time after diplomatic relations between the two nations were restored earlier this year. Castro praised Obama, saying the US President is an honest man with humble roots. ...
  • Border rail network deal to be signed in two weeks: Manohar Parrikar April 11, 2015

    Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said the Defence and Railway ministries will sign an MoU in the next two weeks for expansion of rail network in border areas. "(Railway Minister) Suresh Prabhu and I have already discussed the issue. I have received a call from Prabhu's office that the...
  • Two coaches of goods train derail in UP; rail traffic disrupted April 11, 2015

    Kanpur: Two bogies of an empty freight train on Saturday derailed near Lalpur village in Kanpur which led to disruption of rail traffic for several hours. However, no loss of life has been reported so far. The incident occurred at 6.05 am when the empty train was on its way to...
  • India, US move forward on implementation of Nuclear deal March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: India and the US are in the process of exchanging the inked copies of Administrative Arrangements (AA) for the nuclear deal, paving the way for the implementation of the pact which was signed seven years ago. "After the necessary internal procedures, the signed texts are currently being exchanged between...
  • India's reaction to Pakistan court ruling on 26/11 attack mastermind Lakhvi 'irrational: Sartaj Aziz March 16, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday termed as "irrational" India's strong reaction to a court's ruling ordering release of 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki- ur-Rehman Lakhvi, but hoped that the issue will not affect the proposed bilateral talks. Prime Minister's Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz made the remarks...
  • India, Pakistan both to benefit from improved relationship: US March 7, 2015

    Washington: Encouraged by the resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan, the US has said both of the two South Asian neighbours stand to benefit from practical cooperation and an improved relationship. "We certainly were encouraged that they decided to resume dialogue and obviously believe that both India and Pakistan stand...
  • China protests PM Modi's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, says it isn't conducive for bilateral relations February 21, 2015

    Shanghai: China said on Friday it had lodged an official protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to a border region claimed by both countries. China disputes the entire territory of Arunachal Pradesh, calling it south Tibet. Its historic town Tawang, a key site for Tibetan Buddhism, was briefly occupied by...
  • Sri Lanka President Sirisena leaves for India to make 'new beginning' February 15, 2015

    Colombo: Seeking a 'new beginning' in bilateral ties, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday left for a four-day state visit to India, his maiden foreign trip after he assumed charge last month. During the visit, the 63-year-old leader is expected to meet his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee besides holding talks...
  • Sushma Swaraj proposes 6 point template to broad base Sino-India ties February 1, 2015

    Beijing: On her maiden visit to China, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday proposed a six point "template" to broad base Sino-India engagement with an action oriented approach to usher in Asian century. Addressing an India-China Media forum at the start of her visit here, Swaraj proposed the two countries...
  • Obama brings to an end India's non-aligned policy: US Media January 28, 2015

    Washington: The mainstream US media has described the India visit of US President Barack Obama as a successful foreign policy initiative, with a leading daily saying his "personal chemistry" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi is helping steer Indo-US relations. As Obama wrapped up his three-day trip to India, the media said...
  • With 'Namaste', 'Bahut Dhanyawaad', Barack Obama strikes a chord with young India January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: In an effort to strike a chord with the common man in India, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday delivered a well thought of speech at a townhall to focus on the Indo-US ties. Giving an Indian touch, Obama began his speech in Hindi with 'Namaste' and 'Dhanyawaad'....
  • Current India-US bilateral trade is at $100 billion: US Ambassador January 21, 2015

    The US Ambassador Richard Verma said that US & India must set a bilateral trade target of 500 billion dollars. He said that the two countries can benefit by co production of defence equipment. ...
  • 'Obama's trip a defining and exciting time in Indo-US relations' December 3, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama will make a "historic visit" to India on the occasion of Republic day, nominee for US Ambassador to India, Richard Rahul Verma has told Senators saying this is a "defining and exciting" time in the Indo-US relationship. "There is no question that this is a defining and...
  • Nawaz Sharif kicks off China-Pakistan Eco Corridor with motorway project November 30, 2014

    Islamabad: China and Pakistan have kicked off their multi-billion dollar Economic Corridor project that passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) by laying the foundation of a fenced four-lane motorway, setting in motion a mammoth project connecting the two countries. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif performed the groundbreaking of a section of the...
  • PM Narendra Modi had an extraordinarily successful visit: US official November 21, 2014

    Washington: Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit as "extraordinarily successful", a top official in the Obama administration has said US-India relationship has come "a remarkable distance". "We've just had the extraordinarily successful visit of Prime Minister Modi here to the United States, and an agenda that is working across...
  • 'Modi Express' flagged off by Australian minister in Melbourne November 16, 2014

    Melbourne: "Modi Express", a special train carrying over 220 passengers who will attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first public lecture in Sydney, was flagged off on Sunday by an Australian minister in Melbourne. Victorian Multicultural Minister Matthew Guy flagged off the train at Southern Cross station - the major railway station...
  • Daughters are soul of the house, they are special: Amitabh Bachchan November 13, 2014

    Kolkata: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan says daughters are the reason of happiness of every house and they should be treated with care and warmth. The 72-year-old actor spoke about the importance of daughter in one's life while describing his experience of shooting for for Shoojit Sircar's 'Piku', where he plays a...
  • Smoking associated with risk of developing a second smoking related cancer November 11, 2014

    Washington: A large study has found that cigarette smoking prior to the first diagnosis of lung (stage I), bladder, kidney or head and neck cancer increases the risk of developing a second smoking-associated cancer. "As survival improves for a number of smoking-related cancers, patients are living longer; however, smoking may increase...
  • Heart can link people across border: Ali Zafar November 9, 2014

    Jaipur: Expressing his sentiments over ongoing conflict between the two countries, Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar says hearts can link people across border but war cannot win the world. "In the world of kill or Dil (heart), heart brings aman and pyar (peace and love) but not the war," Zafar said during...
  • Narendra Modi calls up Hamid Karzai, hails his contribution October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday spoke to former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and hailed his effort to strengthen bilateral relations besides successfully steering his country on the path of peace, prosperity and stability which will "never be forgotten". Modi told Karzai that he will always remain a "special...
  • In pics: PM Modi meets Hillary and Bill Clinton in New York September 30, 2014

    New York: Former US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed Indo-US relations. The Clinton couple had a 45-minute meeting with Modi, who was accompanied by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. ...
  • Modi cautions US against hasty troop withdrawal from Afghanistan September 30, 2014

    New York: Hours ahead of his dinner with President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday cautioned the US against hasty withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan, citing the mistakes it has committed while pulling out from Iraq. Modi told the Council on Foreign Relations that India and the...
  • Terrorism in India not homegrown but exported from outside, says PM Modi in New York September 29, 2014

    New York: Emphasing on the menace and the treat of terrorism in the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to US thinktank Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York said that terrorism in India is not home-grown but exported from outside. He rejected any distinction between good...
  • Former IIM-Ahmedabad lecturer accuses her ex-boyfriend of raping her September 23, 2014

    Ahmedabad: A former assistant lecturer of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) on Tuesday lodged a rape complaint against her former boyfriend, who used to be a PhD student of the same institute, the police said. The complaint was lodged at the Satellite area police station by a woman who claimed...
  • Xi's India visit put ties into historic phase: Chinese FM September 20, 2014

    Beijing: China has said President Xi Jinping's maiden visit to India has propelled bilateral ties into a historic phase and opened a new chapter in its neighbourhood diplomacy. "President Xi's visit has propelled the development of ChinaIndia ties into a new historic phase," Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during a...
  • What the 'peaceful rise of China' means for India September 15, 2014

    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 IndiaChina relations generated by such events that the counternarrative 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 daylong visit to forward...
  • UN chief asks IndiaPakistan to resolve issues through dialogue August 26, 2014

    United Nations: UN chief Ban Kimoon has asked India and Pakistan to resolve their issues peacefully and through dialogue, against the backdrop of cancellation of foreignsecretary level talks between the two nations and continued ceasefire violations by Pakistan along border posts. "The SecretaryGeneral calls on both sides to solve the issues...