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  • Mr J goes to Islamabad Yesterday

    'The road to hell is paved with good intentions.' When Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, India's new foreign secretary sits down to formally begin negotiations with Pakistan after a break of over six months, he will do well to remember this old proverb. The Pakistanis will be the most generous hosts he has encountered,...
  • Microsoft to discontinue support for Facebook chat, Google chat from Outlook.com in coming weeks 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Microsoft's email service-Outlook.com has sent an email to all its users that it was removing Facebook chat and Google chat support from its service. The company said that in the upcoming weeks it will discontinue support for the popular chats in a bid to push its own Skype chatting...
  • Watch: The heartwarming things people from the LGBT community said to their fifteen-year-old-selves February 18, 2015

    In a world where hate is so prevalent, it always makes our day when we see pure unadulterated love and happiness on the faces of people. This 'Being Indian' video shows people from the LGBT community giving advice to their fifteen-year-old-selves. And the messages are absolutely beautiful.People asked their fifteen-year-old-selves...
  • Goodbye GTalk: Google to shut down Google Talk Windows app today February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The much-used Google Talk application for Windows (also referred to as GTalk or GChat), that had been ignored by Google for quite some time now, is finally shutting shop. Google had been alerting users that the Google Talk app for Windows will stop working on February 16, 2014....
  • China asks India to sign a new Code of Conduct on Border management February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of the 18th round of Special Representative Boundary talks between India and China, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi in Munich on the sidelines of a international security conference and discussed steps to deepen the bilateral cooperation. China asked India to sign...
  • Modi, Obama hold walk the talk, chai pe charcha at Hyderabad House January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: In a first of its kind meet by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he along with US President Barack Obama on Sunday held a 'chai pe charcha' in the gardens of Hyderabad House. The two leaders earlier met for a working lunch and held discussions on a series of...
  • Sony launches SmartBand Talk, Android Wear SmartWatch 3 in India at Rs 12,990, Rs 19,990 January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Japanese electronics giant Sony said it has launched its latest range of smart wearables - SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk - in India. SmartWatch 3 is Sony's first smartwatch specifically designed for the latest Android Wear updates, while, SmartBand Talk allows users call handling and voice control functions...
  • India very important player in climate talks: US December 11, 2014

    Lima: Terming India as a "very important player" in the climate change negotiations, the US has said it is not involved in any agreement on climate with India ahead of President Obama's Republic Day visit to New Delhi. "India's obviously a very important player. We don't have anything in the works...
  • India against Russia sanctions, to add vigour to ties in Putin-Modi meet December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: As Russia grapples with a floundering sanctions-hit economy, India set the tempo for Russian President Vladimir Putin's two-day India visit next week, saying that it has clearly spelt out that it "cannot be party" to any economic sanctions against its old friend. Putin is visiting India on December 10-11...
  • India likely to hold bilateral talks with all SAARC nations except Pakistan November 26, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a clear message to the Pakistan government that India will hold structured bilateral talks with all SAARC nations except Pakistan. An informal meeting between the two heads has, however, not been ruled out. On Tuesday, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had said that...
  • Modi reaches Kathmandu for SAARC summit, to hold bilateral talks with Nepalese PM November 25, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached Kathmandu to attend the two-day SAARC summit. Leaders from eight South Asian countries will attend the 18th SAARC summit which will begin on Wednesday. Modi has a jam-packed schedule as he will be flagging off the Kathmandu-New Delhi bus service. He will...
  • Narendra Modi, Nawaz Sharif may meet at a retreat organised in Kathmandu after the SAARC summit November 25, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif at a retreat that will be organised in Kathmandu after the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit. Earlier in the day, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spoke to Pakistan's National Security and Foreign Affairs Adviser...
  • National Security Adviser Ajit Doval named special representative for border talks with China November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Six months after coming to power, the NDA government on Monday named National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval as its Special Representative on boundary talks with China, paving the way for the dialogue to resume at this level. Doval "has been appointed as the Special Representative of India to...
  • Iran: Nuclear talks may focus on extension soon November 23, 2014

    Vienna: Iran says that if obstacles remain in the talks about its nuclear program, the discussion will have to shift to extending them beyond Monday's deadline. A member of the Iranian delegation said if that is the case Sunday night, the negotiations will focus on reaching a "general political agreement" on...
  • 6th India Innovation Initiative showcases non-conventional inventions to help mankind November 18, 2014

    Greater Noida: The sixth edition of India Innovation Initiative, a three-day flagship programme of Government of India, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and All India Committee for Technical Education (AICTE), has begun at Expo Mart in Greater Noida. The event is showcasing about 100 innovators and their innovations. Its aim...
  • Watch: Innovators talk about 'India Innovation Initiative 2014' November 18, 2014

    Referred to as India's future, many young innovators and entrepreneurs gathered under one roof in Greater Noida. Innovations from different categories were showcased in the 6th edition of India Innovation Initiative. Speaking to CNN-IBN, 'Talk' innovator Arsh Shah Dilbagi and 'Smart Wheelchair' innovator, Ankit Thacker talk about their devices. ...
  • Watch: PM Narendra Modi's speech to Australian Parliament November 18, 2014

    India and Australia signed five pacts on social security, transfer of sentenced prisoners, combating narcotics trade, tourism and Arts and Culture after bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tony Abbott. ...
  • Modi gifts Rani Lakshmibai's petition against East India Company to Abbott November 18, 2014

    Canberra: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday gifted Australian lawyer John Lang's 1854 petition on behalf of Rani Lakshmibai against the East India Company to his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott. Modi gave the gift to Abbott just ahead of bilateral talks. "PM gifts Australian PM a memorial of Australian John...
  • Pakistan should decide if it wants to talk to India or the separatists: Arun Jaitley November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Keeping a firm stand on India's position on talks with Pakistan, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that it for Pakistan to decide whether they want to be in talks with the government or the separatists. "It is for Pakistan to decide whom they want to talk to. India...
  • Is India prepared for Ebola threat? October 17, 2014

    No cases of Ebola have been reported in India so far, but several measures have already been put in place to screen Ebola cases. CNN-IBN discusses with a panel of experts if India is prepared for the Ebola threat. ...
  • Iran, US say some headway made in 'difficult' nuclear talks October 16, 2014

    Vienna: Iran and the United States said they made some progress in high-level nuclear talks but much work remained to clinch a breakthrough deal by a late-November deadline. Both sides said they still aimed to meet the self-imposed November 24 date, despite doubts among many experts that they can reach a...
  • Let's Talk Health: Disease-Free Diabetes October 3, 2014

    With more and more people falling prey to diabetes every passing day, it has become been recognised as the seventh disease to cause maximum deaths across the world. ...
  • Can 'Swachh Bharat' be a reality? October 2, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat mission on Gandhi Jayanti on Thursday, exhorting his fellow citizens to make cleanliness a priority. We asked experts - Can 'Swachh Bharat' be a reality? ...
  • India over reacted on Hurriyat leader meeting our High Commissioner: Pakistan September 25, 2014

    Islamabad: Passing the buck on India, Pakistan's National Security and Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz on Thursday said that India over reacted on the issue of Hurriyat leader meeting Pakistan High Commissioner which led to cancellation of talks between the two neighbouring countries. Aziz said that it was India that cancelled...
  • Modi's big statement to CNN: Is the PM reaching out to the Indian Muslims? September 19, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an exclusive interview to CNN, said that no Indian Muslim will respond to the al Qaeda's call for recruitment. He added that their patriotism could not be questioned. We ask: Is the PM reaching out to the Indian Muslims? ...
  • Gmail passwords leaked: How safe is internet usage in India? September 12, 2014

    As a list of nearly 5 million combinations of Gmail addresses and passwords was made available to the public online on Tuesday, India comes to terms with developing a more stringent cyber policing and norms to deal with any such eventuality in the future. ...
  • India, Bhutan to speed up mutually agreed projects September 11, 2014

    Thimphu: India and Bhutan on Thursday agreed to speed up the implementation of the mutually agreed projects in this country as the two sides met here to review the Indian assistance of Rs 45 billion for Bhutan's 11th Five Year Plan. The third round of the BhutanIndia Development Cooperation Talks...
  • Sony introduces SmartBand Talk, Android Wear-based SmartWatch 3 wearable devices September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Adding two new products to its wearables category, Sony has introduced two new devices - the SmartBand Talk and SmartWatch 3. With its built-in microphone and speaker, the SmartBand Talk comes equipped with a short call function so you can talk into it and hear your caller. It has...