Talks

  • Taliban not serious about talks: Sartaj Aziz 27-02-2014 05:18 PM

    Pakistan's targeted military action against militants in Waziristan will be beneficial in the long run as the Taliban are not serious about peace talks, Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz said on Thursday. His remarks came amid speculation that the government is on the...
  • Leader Talk: In conversation with Wasim Akram and Hari S Bhartia 22-02-2014 03:45 PM

    IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram and Co-chairman and founder of Jubilant group Hari S Bhartia. "Be there when mistakes are made not to blame others," says Bhartia. ...
  • Peace talks between Pakistan and Taliban collapse after killings 17-02-2014 10:13 PM

    Islamabad: Peace talks between the Pakistani government and Taliban insurgents broke down on Monday after insurgents said they executed 23 soldiers in revenge for army operations in the volatile tribal regions on the Afghan border. Pakistan watchers have always been skeptical that negotiations with the outlawed militant group could ever...
  • UN: US, Russia to try to 'unblock' Syria stalemate 14-02-2014 08:21 AM

    Geneva: The mediator for the UN-brokered Syrian peace talks says Russia and the United States have promised to try break the deadlock. UN-Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said after meeting with senior US and Russian officials on Thursday that they have pledged to try "to unblock the situation" because "we...
  • India, China hold talks on contentious boundary issue 11-02-2014 11:23 AM

    India and China today held a meeting between their Special Representatives on the contentious boundary issue that was preceded by talks under the working mechanism on border affairs in which additional confidence building measures and steps for maintaining peace and tranquility were discussed. "The talks, which were held in a...
  • Russia, China skip Security Council talks on Syria 11-02-2014 07:05 AM

    Russia is scuttling Western efforts to push through a Security Council resolution that would raise the prospect of sanctions against Syria unless the government gives unrestricted access to deliver humanitarian aid. Russia's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin vowed to veto the proposed measure if necessary. Both he and China's UN ambassador...
  • A new app that helps parents communicate better with kids 02-02-2014 04:00 PM

    London: A new smartphone app that can help parents communicate better with their tots by offering them cues in real time has been developed. The smartphone-based system listens to and analyses the conversation between parents and their child. It then gives parents clinically relevant nudges to guide the interaction and...
  • Network18's CNN-IBN, IBN7 sweep ENBA Awards 2013 18-01-2014 09:52 PM

    New Delhi: Network18 has swept the exchange4media News Broadcasting Awards (ENBA) 2013. CNN-IBN won several awards in various categories including Best News Coverage National, Best In-Show Graphics and Best Talk Show in the exchange4media News Broadcasting Awards (ENBA) 2013 which were given away in New Delhi on Saturday evening. Network18's...
  • J&K: Cross LoC trade suffers another brutal setback 18-01-2014 07:10 PM

    Baramulla: In less than a year's time another major recovery by Baramulla police in which Brown sugar worth Rs 114 crores was seized from a truck coming from Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK) to Uri during cross LoC trade on Friday. According to the sources, the police found 114 packets of...
  • Deal for phase 3-4 of Kudankulam nuke project almost finalised 16-01-2014 12:10 PM

    New Delhi: India has almost finalised the deal with Russia for the phase 3 and 4 of Kudankulam nuclear power project in Tamil Nadu, Minister of State for Atomic Energy V Narayanasamy said on Thursday. "Negotiations with Russian government have almost crystallised," he said at the AICC headquarters indicating that...
  • How Lizzie Velasquez, once called the 'world's ugliest woman', beat her internet bullies 10-01-2014 01:22 PM

    Lizzie Velasquez was just a teenager when she found a YouTube video called the 'world's ugliest woman'. She was born with a rare condition which causes her to have a hyper metabolism and keeps her from gaining any weight - she weighs only 29 kilos. She's also blind in her...
  • South Sudan rebels, govt negotiators to hold first peace talks today 05-01-2014 07:54 AM

    Addis Ababa: South Sudanese rebels and government negotiators will hold their first face-to-face talks on Sunday, after several days of delay, to thrash out a ceasefire deal and end weeks of ethnic fighting in the world's youngest state. At a ceremonial opening to the talks at a luxury hotel in...
  • India, Pakistan DGMOs to meet after 14 years to discuss LoC tensions 24-12-2013 08:41 AM

    New Delhi: The DGMOs of India and Pakistan will meet on Tuesday after 14 years at India-Pakistan Wagah border in Punjab. Lt General Vinod Bhatia is expected to cross over to Pakistan at the Wagah border to hold discussions with his Pakistani counterpart Major General Amir Riaz. On the agenda...
  • US welcomes Syrian rebels' decision to attend peace talks 13-11-2013 01:22 PM

    The US has welcomed the decision of Syrian rebels to participate in the second phase of peace talks planned to be held in Geneva. "We welcome the Syrian Coalition's decision to participate in the Geneva II conference. This is a significant step forward in the process to convene the Geneva...
  • Sharif criticise US drone strikes on Pakistan, says peace talks with the militants derailed 04-11-2013 07:40 PM

    Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday used his address to military officers to criticise US drone strikes following a recent drone attack that killed Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud and ultimately scuttled peace talks with the militants. The Taliban said following the drone strike that they would not hold talks...
  • Pakistan slams US for sabotaging peace talks by killing Taliban leader 03-11-2013 09:53 AM

    Islamabad: The Pakistani government on Saturday accused the US of sabotaging peace talks with domestic Taliban fighters by killing their leader in a drone strike, as the militants began the process of choosing a successor. The rise in tension, even though the US took out Pakistan's No. 1 enemy, shows...
  • J&K: Omar slams Pak, says governments change but ties don't improve 25-10-2013 03:59 PM

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has hit out at Pakistan and said that while the Pakistani Prime Minister makes tall statements about peace, the ceasefire is constantly being violated by the Pakistani army. "Governments have changed several times in Pakistan and every time they claim to want...
  • 10 reasons why BBM for Android is overrated and can't beat WhatsApp any time soon 25-10-2013 01:54 PM

    A well-received ad campaign never defines the success of a product. Similarly, the arrival of BBM on Android and iPhone may have pulled in a large number of users, but the humongous 10 million downloads in 24 hours is not necessarily an indicator that users are content and would continue...
  • Free talk-time, recharge benefits by Reliance for cyclone Phailin hit Odisha 23-10-2013 03:35 PM

    To help people connect with each other in the aftermath of devastation by cyclone Phailin, a mobile telephone service provider is offering free talk time in Odisha. Reliance Communications is offering a daily free recharge of 10 minutes for a period of five days, from October 20 to its customers...
  • No dates decided yet for Indo-Pak DGMOs meet, informs Foreign Secy 18-10-2013 07:01 PM

    Notwithstanding increased border ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir, India and Pakistan are yet to decide a date for a meeting between their DGMOs, three weeks after the Prime Ministers of the two countries decided that they would meet to address the issue. "At this juncture, we have no dates,"...
  • Manmohan Singh leaves on 4-day visit to Brunei, Indonesia to attend ASEAN summit 09-10-2013 10:43 AM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday left on a four-day visit to Brunei and Indonesia during which he will attend ASEAN summit and hold talks on crucial bilateral and regional issues, including ways to enhance economic cooperation. Ahead of his departure, Singh said his visits "will further intensify our engagement...
  • Did Nawaz Sharif insult Dr Manmohan Singh? 29-09-2013 10:34 PM

    Did Nawaz Sharif call Manmohan Singh a "dehati aurat" (rural woman)? If yes, did the Pakistan prime minister mean to insult his Indian counterpart? Once BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi made the alleged remark public at a huge rally here, journalists Hamid Mir of Pakistan and Barkha Dutt of...
  • Peace on LoC must for talks to move forward: India to Pakistan 29-09-2013 10:18 PM

    India, on Sunday, told Pakistan that peace on the Line of Control had to be a precondition to moving forward with bilateral talks. Addressing media persons after Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif held their first meeting here, National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon said...
  • Manmohan Singh meets Nawaz Sharif, raises terror, LoC ceasefire violations 29-09-2013 08:17 PM

    New York: Ceasefire violations at the Line of Control by Pakistan and anti-India terror groups operating from its soil were the two main issues that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh raised when he met his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York on Sunday. India's National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon...
  • Will discuss terror issue with Nawaz Sharif frankly: Obama assures Manmohan Singh 28-09-2013 11:42 AM

    US President Barack Obama has promised to take up with Nawaz Sharif in a "frank" manner the issue of continued Pakistan-based terror directed against India as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told him that progress in dialogue will depend on action on this front. The promise was conveyed to Singh during...
  • Terror a matter of great concern for India: Nirupama Rao 27-09-2013 03:03 PM

    Washington: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be meeting his Pakistani counterpart in the US on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly summit on Sunday. Despite opposition from several leader, Manmohan Singh has refused to budge from his position over the talks and has maintained the talks will go...
  • GTalk bug: How to check if your Google Talk messages reached someone it shouldn't have 26-09-2013 03:17 PM

    Update Google says, "the issue has been resolved and all services are gradually returning to normal." New Delhi: Google says it is investigating into the Google Talk (GTalk) issue where messages are being sent to unintended receipients. While this is fixed, we recommend that you shouldn't share anything on Google...
  • Google announces Hangouts update, adds the much-desired status availability 26-09-2013 02:47 PM

    New Delhi: Google has announced an update to Hangouts, its instant messaging app for Android devices. This update brings the much-desired status availability feature on the Google Hangouts app. Users have been missing this feature on the Hangouts app since Google replaced the Google Talk app on Android devices with...
  • GTalk bug alert: Google Talk delivering messages to unintended contacts 26-09-2013 01:02 PM

    Update 2 Google says, "the issue has been resolved and all services are gradually returning to normal." Update: Google has confirmed that there is indeed an issue with Google Talk and the Google Talk team is "continuing to work to restore full functionality." New Delhi: Many users on Google's popular...
  • Full text: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement on Jammu attacks 26-09-2013 12:36 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called the twin terror strikes in Jammu on Thursday morning an attack on peace but also reiterated that talks with Pakistan will go on. The Prime Minister who was in Frankfurt en route to New York for the 68th United Nations General Assembly session made the...