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  • Army chief arrives in Kashmir on farewell visit July 12, 2014

    Srinagar: Indian army chief Gen. Bikram Singh arrived here on a farewell visit on Saturday, a defence statement said. "General Bikram Singh, chief of the army staff (COAS) and chairman chiefs of staff committee, arrived in Srinagar today for a farewell visit to the strategically important Chinar Corps," it said. It said...
  • BGM demands special employment package for Gujjar youth in Jammu and Kashmir July 2, 2014

    Jammu: A Gujjar organisation demanded a special employment package for the youth of Gujjar and Bakkerwal communities on Wednesday, besides a special recruitment drive for them in the security forces in the state. "We demand employment package for the youth of Gujjar and Bakkerwal communities besides a special recruitment drive for...
  • PM to visit Kashmir on July 4 June 28, 2014

    Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay a one-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir on July 4, his first to the state after assuming office, official sources said. The Prime Minister will arrive in Jammu and then proceed to nearby Katra town to inaugurate the Katra-Udhampur train that would cover a...
  • Sushma Swaraj concludes Bangladesh visit June 27, 2014

    Dhaka: India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj concluded her three-day-vist to Bagladesh on Friday after offering prayers at the historic Dhakeshwari Mandir for better ties between the two countries. "I came to Bangladesh with an open mind. Good relations exist between India and Bangladesh and the relationship will get better. I...
  • Sushma Swaraj visits Hindu temple in Dhaka June 27, 2014

    Dhaka: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj prayed on Friday for better ties between India and Bangladesh at the historic Dhakeshwari Mandir, a media report said. The minister visited the temple on the last day of her three-day trip and offered prayers, the online edition of Prothom Alo newspaper reported. She spoke in...
  • McCain joins chorus for Modi to address joint Congress session June 27, 2014

    Washington: Senior Republican Senator John McCain has joined the group of lawmakers urging Congressional leadership to invite India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of the US Congress. "When the Prime Minister comes to Washington, I urge our congressional leaders to invite him to address a joint session...
  • India, Bangladesh engage in saree diplomacy June 26, 2014

    Dhaka: Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday presented a cream colour saree to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who in return gifted the famous Bangladeshi Jamdani saree to the visiting Indian leader. Swaraj, who is on her first standalone overseas visit after taking office a month ago, called on Hasina, who...
  • Modi invites Bangladesh premier to visit India June 26, 2014

    Dhaka: Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday handed over a letter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, inviting her to visit India. Swaraj met Hasina at Hasina's office at 11.30 a.m. on Thursday. "Swaraj handed over the letter during a meeting at the prime...
  • Martin Luther visited India to study Gandhi's principles June 25, 2014

    Washington: Martin Luther King and his wife Coretta Scott King travelled to India in 1959 to study Mahatma Gandhi's principles of non-violent persuasion, so they could apply it to the civil rights struggle back home, according to a top democrat leader. Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the United States House...
  • Sushma Swaraj to meet Bangladesh opposition leader June 25, 2014

    Dhaka: India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will meet opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief Khaleda Zia on Friday. The BNP chairperson's press secretary Maruf Kamal Khan announced this at a press conference on Tuesday night, bdnews24.com reported. He said the place and time would be announced later. Swaraj is going to Dhaka...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Pratibha Patel's visit to China June 22, 2014

    Cyrus Broacha's take on former President Pratibha Patel's visit to Beijing. She visited Beijing to meet the President of China. The meeting was high on ceremony and light on policies. ...
  • As Trinamool sends 5 MPs to Khandwa, party criticised over 'politicisation of rape' June 19, 2014

    Besides questioning the efficacy of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress sending five of its MPs to Madhya Pradesh to enquire into a rape case, women activists here are appalled at the selection of two women MPs in the delegation who had earlier passed snide remarks against a rape victim. Peeved by...
  • Read: The welcome song for Modi that was sung by Bhutan school kids June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a rousing welcome in Bhutan on Sunday where he was received by Bhutanese Premier Tshering Tobgay, his cabinet ministers and senior government officials. After a ceremonial guard of honour at the airport, Modi was driven in a huge convoy of vehicles to the...
  • Modi visit a success, tweets Bhutan PM June 16, 2014

    Thimphu: Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay on Monday said that his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi's visit to his country was a "success" and the Bhutanese people were fortunate to host the new Indian premier. "PM@narendramodi visit a success: All thanks to the blessings of our Guardian Deities; leadership of our Kings;...
  • India announces concessions for Bhutan June 16, 2014

    Thimphu: Seeking to push further the relationship with Bhutan, India on Monday announced a number of measures and concessions including the exemption of Bhutan from any ban on export of milk powder, wheat, edible oil, pulses and non-basmati rice. The two sides also reaffirmed their commitment to their cooperative partnership...
  • Narendra Modi leaves Bhutan for home after first foreign visit June 16, 2014

    Thimphu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday left for home from Bhutan, concluding his first foreign trip after assuming office last month. He was given a warm send off by Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and several of his Cabinet colleagues at the Paro airport. Modi drove from Thimphu to Paro airport, a...
  • Full text: PM Modi's address to the joint session of Bhutan Parliament June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: On the second day of his visit to Bhutan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the joint session of Parliament in Thimphu. It is his first foreign visit since he assumed office on May 27. Modi began his address by appreciating the smooth transition from monarchy to...
  • Bhutan makes an exception for Narendra Modi, claps for him June 16, 2014

    Thimphu: People of Bhutan do not clap as a congratulatory gesture as they believe that clapping is done only to ward off evil spirits. But on Monday, they made an exception for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who gave a rousing speech at the joint session of Bhutanese Parliament. As Modi...
  • PM Modi lays foundation stone of Kholongchu hydro-power project June 16, 2014

    Thimphu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday laid the foundation stone of the 600MW Kholongchu Hydro- electric project, a joint venture between India and Bhutan. The project's foundation stone was laid by Modi electronically from the courtyard of Bhutan's Parliament building after addressing a joint session. Three Hydro-electric projects (HEPs) totalling 1416...
  • More vegetarian, Gujarati dishes on table for Narendra Modi in Thimphu June 16, 2014

    Thimphu: With visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi being a strict vegetarian, the Bhutanese government and the hotel he is staying in are serving more vegetarian dishes as well as some Gujarati dishes. Modi, who arrived in Bhutan on Sunday to a warm welcome, is staying at the Taj Tashi. Around...
  • PM Modi addresses Bhutan Parliament, focuses on ties, tourism, democracy June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: On the second day of his visit to Bhutan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the joint session of Parliament in Thimphu. It is his first foreign visit since he assumed office on May 27. Modi began his address by appreciating the smooth transition from monarchy to...
  • News on June 16: As it happened June 17, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day trip to Bhutan. It his first foreign visit after he assumed the office. He will address the joint session of the Bhutan Parliament and is likely to stress on his B for B - Bharat for Bhutan - relations theory in that...
  • India committed to Bhutan's growth, happiness, assures PM Modi June 15, 2014

    Thimpu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is out in Bhutan on his maiden foreign trip assured India's closest neighbour that his government was committed to it's happiness and development even though the rule in Delhi has changed as he specified areas like peace, security, development and tourism for focus of...
  • In Bhutan, Modi inaugurates new SC building, to address joint Parliament June 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is visiting Bhutan inaugurated the new Supreme Court building of the neighbouring Himalayan country on Day 1 of his visit. The new SC building in Hejo was constructed with funding from the Indian government. Bhutanese PM tweeted about the event saying, Supreme Court inaugurated...
  • Fiscal disciplining required to put economy back on track: FM June 15, 2014

    Srinagar: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said fiscal disciplining is required to put the economy of the country back on tracks as India has witnessed two successive years of sub-five per cent growth. "At this time, you will require to take some decisions to make sure that the economy is...
  • Narendra Modi's Bhutan visit first step to reassert regional sway June 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins on Sunday his first visit abroad since taking office, arriving in Bhutan to launch a drive to reassert Indian influence in the region, offering financial and technical help and the lure of a huge market. The tiny Buddhist nation, wedged in the Himalayas between...
  • Modi a friendly person, his visit will strengthen ties: Bhutan PM June 15, 2014

    Thimphu: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday begins a two-day visit to Bhutan, the Bhutanese leadership has described the Indian leader as "a friendly person and well disposed towards Bhutan" and as one who "gives a sense of purpose and hope". Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said that even though...
  • Bhutan is a natural choice for my first foreign visit: PM Modi June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: On the eve of his visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said Bhutan was a "natural choice" as his first foreign destination because of the "unique and special relationship" and his trip would focus on making development cooperation "even more effective". In his pre-departure statement, Modi said relations...
  • Modi's visit to Bhutan historic: PM Tshering Tobgay June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Just a day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bhutan, it's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay on Saturday emphasised on the relation shared by the countries and called the visit historic. "Modi's visit to Bhutan within a month of his assuming office is historic, " said the Bhutan...
  • China's Taiwan policy chief to make first visit to island June 12, 2014

    Beijing: The head of China's Taiwan affairs office is to make his first-ever visit to the island, Taiwanese officials announced on Thursday, in a further sign of warming ties between the mainland and its former bitter rival. Zhang Zhijun, director of China's State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, will visit Taiwan...