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  • Chinese troops begin withdrawing from Indian territory Yesterday

    Leh/New Delhi: After heightened tension in Chumar area in Northeast Ladakh for four days, Chinese troops on Thursday began withdrawing from the Indian territory, official sources said. Chinese troops started retreating into their territory from 9:45 PM, the sources said, adding that Indian army which was present also in large number...
  • Xi's India visit: Will it reduce trust deficit between India and China? Yesterday

    Amidst repeated incursions by the Chinese Army along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed concern over the issue in his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Modi told Xi that it was important to address the border issue soon and the Chinese...
  • Indian Railways join hands with China to increase train speed Yesterday

    New Delhi: In a significant development, Indian Railways on Thursday joined hands with China to increase speed in its existing rail network, modernise stations and enhance mutual cooperation in the sector in the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed total 12 memorandums of understanding (MoU), including...
  • Bypoll defeat will lead BJP-RSS to focus more on communal polarisation: CPM Yesterday

    New Delhi: Poor performance of BJP-led NDA in successive assembly by-elections would eventually lead the BJP-RSS combine to focus more on the core Hindutva agenda of communal polarisation, CPI(M) has warned. "Of the 50 assembly seats that went to the polls in these three rounds of by-elections across various states...
  • India's GDP to rebound to over 7 pc in 2-3 years: Arvind Mayaram Yesterday

    Cairns: India is following economic growth inducing policies and is confident that the GDP will rebound to over 7 per cent in 2-3 years, Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram said on Thursday while emphasising that business confidence is back. Making an intervention during the G20 Deputies Meeting, Mayaram said that the Indian...
  • Indian launches plan to drastically reduce newborn death Yesterday

    New Delhi: India aims to drastically reduce its newborn deaths--from present 29 per thousand live births to below 10 by 2030--with a new plan unveiled by Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday that spells out six strategies covering preconception to care beyond newborn's survival. India Newborn Action Plan, Vardhan said, will...
  • India to support Israeli firms to set up dairy firms on PPP Yesterday

    New Delhi: India on Thursday said that it will extend all cooperation to Israeli companies keen to work in the dairy sector here under the public-private-partnership mode. This issue was discussed at a meeting between the Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and Israeli ambassador HE Daniel Carmon, an official statement...
  • China backs India's bid for full membership of SCO Yesterday

    Beijing: China on Thursday backed India's bid for full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a Beijing-dominated security grouping. "China backs India and Pakistan becoming members of the SCO as the group has agreed to expand its membership," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said in a statement. "Beijing believes...
  • Action plan launched to check under-5 deaths Yesterday

    New Delhi: With 13.3 lakh under-5 children dying every year, over half of them in their first month, Government on Thursday launched an action plan aimed at reducing such deaths from 29 per thousand live births to single digit by 2030, ahead of global deadline of 2035. Flanked by billionaire philanthropist...
  • New mines bill to be brought in next Lok Sabha session Yesterday

    Bangalore: Steel and Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday said that the Narendra Modi-led government is making all efforts to introduce a new mines bill in the next Lok Sabha session and bring out guidelines to remove bottlenecks in the mining sector in a week's time. "We are making all...
  • Centre planning dedicated university on Ganga rejuvenation Yesterday

    New Delhi: To give an impetus to the Ganga rejuvenation programme, the Ministry of Water Resources is considering setting up a dedicated university for the purpose. "I do not have a definite answer now. Many things we are thinking about and it is one of them," Water Resources Minister Uma...
  • Government to set up urea plants along Rs 10 K-crore gas pipeline Yesterday

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviving a Rs 10,000 crore gas pipeline to take gas to the east, Fertiliser Ministry is planning to set up two urea plants along the pipeline route. The 2,050-km pipeline from Jagdishpur in Uttar Pradesh to Haldia in West Bengal will pass through Varanasi,...
  • People want bungalow to be converted into memorial, says Ajit Singh Yesterday

    New Delhi: Days after power and water supplies to his official residence were disconnected, RLD chief Ajit Singh on Thursday said that he would vacate his government bungalow by next week but claimed people want the house to be converted into a memorial of his father, late Charan Singh. The former...
  • Ponzi schemes: Lawmakers quiz regulators, ministry officials Yesterday

    New Delhi: Lawmakers on Thursday quizzed officials of RBI, SEBI and the government about the steps being taken to avoid recurrence of fraudulent money-pooling activities like Saradha scam. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance's meeting comes against the backdrop of CBI probing the Saradha scam in which thousands of crores or...
  • SC raps Modi government over lack of transparency in the appointment of CVC 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has expressed unhappiness over the procedure proposed by the government for the appointment of the Chief Vigilance and Vigilance Commissioners. The court has criticised the appointment procedure saying it lacks transparency. The apex court said that the lack of a transparent procedure will deprive...
  • India-China confrontation in Ladakh continues; Modi likely to raise the issue during talks with Jinping 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Repeated incursions by China's People's Liberation Army into the Indian side al9ng the Line of Actual Control will figure in the talks between the two countries on Thursday on day 2 of meetings between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping. India and China held a...
  • Gujarat hopes to increase trade ties with China after Xi visit 2 days ago

    Ahmedabad: After the signing of three pacts during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Gujarat government hopes that trade ties between the state and China will get a shot in arm. "Chinese companies have invested Rs 700 crore in the state so far, but with the signing of this...
  • PM Modi gifts copy of Gita in Chinese to Xi Jinping at Sabarmati Ashram 2 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Chinese President Xi Jinping, who kicked off his India visit today from Gujarat, visited the Sabarmati ashram of Mahatma Gandhi here where Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted him a copy of the Gita written in Chinese language. Xi was received by Modi and Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on the gates...
  • Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan says 3-4 oil blocks offered by Vietnam viable 2 days ago

    Vietnam has offered India oil and gas blocks outside the territory claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday. India is considering exploring in 2-3 blocks out of the 5 areas in South China Sea that Vietnam had offered on nomination basis in...
  • Modi-Xi meet: Can strategic divergence meet economic convergence? 2 days ago

    A combination the "world's factory" and the "world's back office" will drive global economic growth, Chinese President Xi Jinping said ahead of a rare visit to India on Wednesday, playing down mistrust that has kept the Asian giants apart. India's new Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, is determined to build closer...
  • Bombay HC allows BARC workers to move Centre on Bhabha bungalow 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday allowed employees of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to make a representation before the union government on their plea to declare the bungalow of nuclear scientist Homi Bhabha as a national monument. BARC employees, who had filed a PIL seeking to convert the bungalow...
  • Centre nod for use of satellite phones in Himalayas on September 27 2 days ago

    New Delhi: To boost adventure tourism, the government is going to give the much-awaited permission for use of satellite phones by adventurers in the Himalayas on September 27, World Tourism Day. "We have got in-principle approval from the Home Ministry for allowing satellite phones in the Himalayas, where there is no...
  • PM Modi likely to attend technology fair in Germany in April 2015 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend the world-renowned engineering and technology fair at Hannover in Germany in April next year, an official statement on Wednesday said. India has conveyed its consent to be the 'Partner Country' at the five-day engineering fair in Germany to be held from...
  • Congress releases booklet on 100 days of BJP 'misrule' 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday brought out a booklet on BJP's "100 days of misrule" insisting that results of all the bypolls after the Lok Sabha election reflect "people's anger" over "hollow promises of a useless government". The slide of the ruling party was a "significant trend" that will gather momentum...
  • Gujarat: Xi Jinping wears khadi jacket while touring Sabarmati Ashram 2 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday wore an Indian look as he was attired in an off-white khadi jacket presented to him by Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon after his arrival. Xi wore the jacket over his white shirt when he visited the Sabarmati Ashram, once the abode of Father...
  • Garo militant groups to sign pact with Centre, Meghalaya government, says CM Mukul Sangma 2 days ago

    Shillong: A peace pact with at least two Garo militant groups in Meghalaya will be signed in New Delhi next week on September 24 with the Centre and the state government, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said on Wednesday. "The final signing of the text agreement for settlement will be signed next...
  • Gujarat to roll out red carpet for China President, economic co-operation high on agenda 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The stage is all set for one of the biggest diplomatic events of the year as Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive in India on Wednesday for a 3-day visit. Breaking the protocol, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would personally receive Jinping in Ahmedabad as a special gesture. While...
  • Websites' grievance officer's name, contact displayed: Delhi HC to Centre 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday informed the Delhi High Court that it has advised all social networking sites including Google and Facebook to display on their websites the name and contact details of the grievance officer to deal with complaints from any user or victim. "I say that in compliance...
  • Smriti Irani calls for safe atmosphere for women 3 days ago

    Amritsar: Union Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday stressed on the need to create safe a atmosphere for women in the society. "There is a need to create safe atmosphere for women so that they can move freely and fearlessly in our society," she said, adding it would be possible only...
  • Ayush Mission, a significant step in history, says Harsh Vardhan 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Describing the launch of Ayush Mission as a "significant step" in history of Indian public health, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said on Tuesday that the government wants to popularise holistic treatment throughout the country. "The Union Cabinet's approval of the National Ayush Mission will set in motion...