Ties

  • Regulating the amorphous

    Plan B |  Bharat Joshi
    I was at TiE's (The Indus Entrepreneurs) annual IID (India Internet Day) recently, so you have the benefit of being spared the dull and dreary,...

  • Time to get past tensions and move on: US on ties with India 05-04-2014 12:31 PM

    The US has said that it was time to get past the recent tensions with India and the two sides should move on, days after arrest of an American police officer at New Delhi airport for possessing bullets. "We've said we want to get past some of the tensions that...
  • Time to get past tensions and move on: US on ties with India 05-04-2014 07:06 AM

    Washington: The US has said that it was time to get past the recent tensions with India and both the countries should move on. "We have said we want to get past some of the tensions that have been there over the past several months and move on," State Department...
  • Andhra Pradesh: BJP hopeful of tie-up with TDP 02-04-2014 03:51 PM

    BJP on Wednesday sounded hopeful of a tie-up with TDP in Andhra Pradesh, saying discussions between the two parties have been "good" but a final outcome is awaited. While equating alliances with marriages which involve long negotiations, party spokesperson Prakash Javadekar blamed the long delay in taking a final decision...
  • Pakistan summons Indian deputy envoy to protest arrest of fishermen 17-03-2014 11:59 PM

    The Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad Gopal Baglay was on Monday summoned by the Pakistan Foreign Ministry to lodge a protest over the arrest of 13 Pakistani fishermen on March 15. According to Pakistan's Fishermen Cooperative Society, the fishermen along with their boat were well within Pakistan territorial waters,...
  • India welcomes dismissal of visa fraud charges against Devyani 13-03-2014 12:09 PM

    New Delhi: India termed as "good as far as it goes" the dismissal of visa fraud charges by a US court against senior diplomat Devyani Khobragade, whose arrest and strip-search had triggered a diplomatic row between the two countries. "We have seen the judgement related to the indictment of January...
  • Pakistani court adjourns Mumbai attacks case till March 19 12-03-2014 06:19 PM

    The hearing in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks trial against seven Pakistani suspects was on Wednesday adjourned till next week after the judge did not turn up, citing "security concerns". In the wake of a recent attack on a district court in Islamabad, the trial judge in the case did...
  • TRS may take a final call on merger or alliance with Congress today 03-03-2014 08:56 AM

    Hyderabad: Amid suspense whether TRS would merge with Congress or forge an alliance, a crucial meeting of the regional party would be held on Monday to take a call on the issue. The joint meeting of TRS politburo, MLAs and state executive would be held at the party office to...
  • Saudi crown prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrives in India 26-02-2014 06:35 PM

    Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrived here Wednesday on a three-day official visit during which the two countries are expected to sign an agreement on defence and enhance cooperation in hydrocarbons and security. Vice-president Hamid Ansari received Crown Prince Salman on his arrival. Crown Prince Salman's...
  • Indian-American boy locked in epic Spelling Bee tie 24-02-2014 09:02 PM

    An epic duel running into an astounding 66 rounds between a 13-year-old Indian-American boy and an 11-year-old girl in Missouri ended in a tie as the Spelling Bee organisers actually ran out of words. The battle at a branch of the Kansas City Public Library on Sunday was between Kush...
  • Saudi Arabian crown prince to visit India next week 22-02-2014 10:35 PM

    Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will pay an official visit to India Feb 26-28, the highest level political visit from the kingdom after the 2006 landmark trip by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations. Crown Prince Salman, who...
  • Indo-Pak deadlock continues, cross LoC trade fails to resume 20-02-2014 12:43 PM

    Srinagar: Cross LoC trade on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route failed to resume on Wednesday. Indian and Pakistani authorities had agreed to resume trade but no Pakistani trucks arrived at the crossing point. The PoK authorities had suspended trade and travel between the divided parts of Kashmir on January 17 after 114...
  • Finally! Nike to bring out futuristic, self-tying laces for 'Back to the Future' shoes in 2015 17-02-2014 12:12 PM

    In 2011, shoe giant Nike produced Marty McFly's Back to the Future II shoes Air Mag and auctioned 1,500 pairs on eBay for charity. But futuristic lacing system isn't that impossible a reality, reported SoleCollector.com quoting the company's designer Tinker Hatfield. Hatfield confirmed that the company will bring out self-tying...
  • Devyani issue shouldn't derail India ties: US 09-02-2014 09:34 AM

    Washington: A top White House adviser attempted to smooth over troubled ties between the United States and India on Friday, saying the two countries should not allow the dispute over an Indian diplomat to "derail the future we are working diligently to build." The diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, was arrested on...
  • India, Pakistan should do away with old thinking, says Salman Khurshid 29-01-2014 04:56 PM

    Islamabad: India and Pakistan should do away with their old thinking and take new measures for solution of problems and lasting peace in the region, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said on Wednesday. In a meeting with a visiting Pakistani media delegation in New Delhi, Khurshid said Pakistan's Prime Minister...
  • Manmohan Singh a 'dear friend', says Japanese Premier Abe 26-01-2014 10:24 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday hosted a private dinner for his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, who described him as one of his mentors and a "dear friend". The dinner at the Prime Minister's official residence at 7 Race Course Road was attended by Abe and his wife Akie, who...
  • Jadeja stars as 3rd India-New Zealand ODI ends in a last-ball tie 25-01-2014 02:54 PM

    The Eden park at Auckland had almost slept when MS Dhoni was dismissed chasing New Zealand's 314 after scoring fifty, but R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja woke New Zealand back up with a rude shock by launching a brilliant counter-attack to score 130 runs in the last 14.2 overs to...
  • BJP confident of electoral tie up with DMDK 21-01-2014 06:22 PM

    BJP on Tuesday expressed confidence of striking an electoral tie-up with actor-politician Vijayakant's DMDK, saying "certainly" there were chances that the two parties could come together. Asked if there were chances of the two parties striking an alliance, BJP's state unit president Pon Radhakrishnan said "certainly." "We have already spoken....
  • 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...
  • No talks on alliance with DMDK for LS polls held: Karunanidhi 16-01-2014 05:14 PM

    DMK chief M Karunanidhi, who had welcomed a prospective alliance with DMDK for the Lok Sabha polls, on Thursday said no talks was held in this regard. "No talks had been held; so there is no question of any improvement," he told reporters here when asked if there were any...
  • American Embassy school under scanner for visa, tax violations 16-01-2014 04:59 PM

    The elite American Embassy school in New Delhi is under scanner for suspected violations of tax laws and visa status of some of its staff which the Indian government views as "institutionalised fraud". The sprawling school, located next to the US Embassy on American government-owned land, has about 1500 students...
  • India, Pak discuss ways to normalise, enhance trade ties 16-01-2014 08:15 AM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the meeting between their commerce ministers on Saturday, India and Pakistan on Wednesday discussed "impediments" hampering the normalisation of trade ties, in a bid to remove them and move forward. During the meeting between Commerce Secretary S R Rao and his Pakistani counterpart Qasim M Niyaz,...
  • US to return stolen Indian artifacts worth $1.5million 13-01-2014 08:55 PM

    Talking about wide range of points of engagements between India and the US, State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said that the consulate general of India in New York along with the Homeland Security will have a ceremony where stolen Indian artifacts worth USD 1.5 million will be returned to India...
  • Khobragade moves US court; seeks dismissal of visa fraud case 11-01-2014 11:52 PM

    New York: Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has moved a federal court here to dismiss the visa fraud case against her, saying there is lack of personal jurisdiction since she had been accorded full diplomatic immunity by the US Department of State. Khobragade's lawyer Daniel Arshack submitted a four-page "motion seeking...
  • No rethink on withdrawal of privileges to US embassy for now: Khurshid 11-01-2014 03:38 PM

    Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN in Devil's Advocate, Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said there is going to be no rethink on withdrawal of privileges to the US embassy staff 'at least for now.' Extra security was withdrawn from the US embassy after the diplomatic row over the arrest of former Indian...
  • Devyani Khobragade case: Has India been forced to climb down? 10-01-2014 11:49 PM

    In just over an hour from now, Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade will return to India after being charged for visa fraud and making false statements. But the diplomatic tussle is far from over with Delhi asking Washington to withdraw one of its diplomats in what is being seen as a...
  • No one can take India for granted: Congress on Devyani row 10-01-2014 02:15 PM

    Content over the turn of events in the Devyani Khobragade diplomatic row, Congress leader PC Chacko said that the government had proved that nobody can take India for granted. "What happened was very unfortunate. Such a thing never happens in diplomatic circle. India is not going to take things like...
  • Devyani strip search video hoax, arrest caused hiccups in ties with India: US 04-01-2014 07:09 AM

    Washington: The United States has agreed with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that the arrest of senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has caused hiccups in the bilateral relationship. "I mean, when you hear the Secretary (of State) express regret about something, that means that everything hasn't gone as it should," State...
  • Resuming dialogue with India among policy initiatives, says Sharif 27-12-2013 05:03 PM

    Pakistan has taken several foreign policy initiatives, including steps to resume dialogue with India, and the country's diplomatic corps should work for a peaceful neighbourhood, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday. Sharif made the remarks at the inauguration of a new block of the Foreign Office in Islamabad named...