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  • PM Narendra Modi had an extraordinarily successful visit: US official 6 days ago

    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...
  • 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 IndoPak foreign secretarylevel talks. "Kashmiri (separatist) leaders meeting Pakistani officials has a...
  • Unfortunate' that IndiaPakistan talks cancelled: US August 19, 2014

    Washington: Describing the cancellation of next week's Foreign Secretarylevel 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 kneejerk reaction? August 18, 2014

    India on Monday called off its Foreign Secretarylevel talks with Pakistan, sending a strong message to the country after its envoy held an hourlong meeting with Kashmiri separatist leaders in Delhi despite a warning by India against it. CNNIBN takes views from across across the country over the IndoPak 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 IndoPak 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 IndoNepal 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 IndoUS 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 CNNIBN, 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 runins 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,...