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India, US reaffirm strategic partnership

India, US reaffirm strategic partnership

NEW DELHI: The United States and India reaffirmed a strategic partnership that involves not only a growing defence relationship but also shared perspectives of the region. Rounding off his first regional visit, US NSA, HR McMaster held talks with prime minister Narendra Modi, NSA, Ajit Doval and foreign secretary S Jaishankar. According to the PMO, […]

Snapchat CEO allegedly said India “too poor” to consider expansion

Snapchat CEO allegedly said India “too poor” to consider expansion

While Indians are increasingly downloading Snapchat on their smartphones, the company’s CEO feels India is “too poor” to seriously consider expanding its user base. According to a report by Variety , the disparaging comment was made by the CEO of Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, allegedly during a meeting to discuss the growth of the app’s user […]

Displaying unusual solidarity, Indian and Chinese navies jointly respond to a piracy attack in Gulf of Aden

Displaying unusual solidarity, Indian and Chinese navies jointly respond to a piracy attack in Gulf of Aden

Amidst the increasing tensions between New Delhi and Beijing over Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama’s ongoing visit to the border state of Arunachal Pradesh, the navies of the two countries displayed unusual solidarity at high seas in responding jointly to a piracy attack on a foreign merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden. According to […]

Dalai Lama calls for complete freedom to choose religion

Dalai Lama calls for complete freedom to choose religion

GUWAHATI: Voicing concern over religious conversion, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Sunday said forceful conversion was not correct and an individual must have freedom to choose religion. Dalai Lama had an emotional reunion with the 5th Assam Rifles jawan who received him after his escape from Tibet in March 1959. Naren Chandra Das, 76, […]

China Angered As Dalai Lama Shares Stage With Indian Officials

China Angered As Dalai Lama Shares Stage With Indian Officials

BEIJING:  China expressed anger on Monday after exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama attended a Buddhist conference supported by the Indian culture ministry, the latest spat with India over a man whom China brands a dangerous separatist. The Nobel Peace Prize-winning Dalai Lama, who fled into exile in India after a failed uprising against […]

China’s Xi pushes advanced technology for military

China’s Xi pushes advanced technology for military

BEIJING: China’s military needs to promote technological innovation as the “key” to its upgrading and modernisation, President Xi Jinping told military delegates to the annual meeting of parliament. Xi is overseeing a sweeping modernisation of the country’s armed forces, the largest in the world, including stealth jet, anti-satellite missiles and advanced submarines, seeking to project […]

Army to act against terrorists across border, Dar tells Senate

Army to act against terrorists across border, Dar tells Senate

ISLAMABAD: The finance minister informed the Senate on Monday that the Army had been empowered to act against terrorists across the border after obtaining concrete evidence that Afghan soil had been used to launch recent acts of terrorism in the country. Monday’s session focused on several important issues including the current law and order situation […]

German fighter planes escort Jet Airways flight after it loses contact with ATC

German fighter planes escort Jet Airways flight after it loses contact with ATC

A communication failure on board a Jet Airways aircraft while flying over German airspace gave a scare to at least 330 passengers as authorities scrambled fighter jets to intercept the London-bound plane which had taken off from Mumbai. The cockpit crew was temporarily grounded following the incident which ostensibly happened after they tuned in an […]

‘Playing With Fire’: India Gets Complaint From China – And A Warning

‘Playing With Fire’: India Gets Complaint From China – And A Warning

China has lodged a diplomatic protest with India over a visit by a parliamentary delegation from Taiwan, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. China considers Taiwan a wayward province, with no right to formal diplomatic ties with other countries. Click here to read more… Credit: ndtv.com

All members of UNSC should follow rules: China on Masood Azhar’s ban

All members of UNSC should follow rules: China on Masood Azhar’s ban

BEIJING: Reacting guardedly to India’s diplomatic protests over its move to block US resolution to list Pakistan-based JeM leader Masood Azhar as a terrorist, China on Friday hoped all members of the UN Security Council who are part of the anti-terrorism committee will follow rules. “Will check on reports of India’s diplomatic protest,” Chinese foreign […]

Miss Universe 2017: How well do you know Indian contestant Roshmitha Harimurthy?

Miss Universe 2017: How well do you know Indian contestant Roshmitha Harimurthy?

With hours to go before the next Miss Universe is crowned in Manila, the Philippines, the contestants are busy competing in the preliminary rounds, which began on January 26 with the one on national costumes. This year, life has also come full circle for former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen, as she sits in the judges […]

Miss Universe: Contestants represent the best of their countries on ramp

Miss Universe: Contestants represent the best of their countries on ramp

Miss Universe candidate from Nicaragua Marina Jacoby competes during a national costume preliminary competition in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines. (REUTERS) Click here to read more… Credit: hindustantimes.com

Gunman in Istanbul nightclub attack may have trained in Syria

Gunman in Istanbul nightclub attack may have trained in Syria

By Humeyra Pamuk and Daren Butler ISTANBUL: The gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Day in an attack claimed by Islamic State appears to have been well versed in guerrilla warfare and may have trained in Syria, a newspaper report and a security source said on Tuesday. The attacker, […]

India may offer China tariff removal on over 70% goods

India may offer China tariff removal on over 70% goods

NEW DELHI: India plans to offer tariff elimination on more than 70% traded goods with China over an extended period of time under the ongoing negotiations for a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement. “One cannot go beyond 6% offer on either side of common concession. For example, if common concession is decided at 80% for […]

South China Sea row: China’s first aircraft carrier conducts maiden live-fire drills

South China Sea row: China’s first aircraft carrier conducts maiden live-fire drills

BEIJING: China’s first aircraft carrier battle group has carried out its maiden live-fire exercises on a massive scale, in a show of strength amid increasing tensions with the US+ over the South China Sea and Taiwan. Aircraft carrier ‘Liaoning’ conducted the mammoth drills with live ammunition in the Bohai Sea involving dozens of ships and […]

India presses for collective efforts against terrorism at Heart of Asia meet

India presses for collective efforts against terrorism at Heart of Asia meet

India pressed for collective efforts on Sunday to ensure resurgent forces of terrorism and extremism do not find sanctuaries and safe havens in any name, form or manifestation. Neighbours of Afghanistan have a particular responsibility in this regard, union finance minister Arun Jaitley said at the ‘Heart of Asia’ conference in Amritsar. “There is also […]

Donald Trump’s Conversation With Nawaz Sharif ‘Ignorant’: US Media Report

Donald Trump’s Conversation With Nawaz Sharif ‘Ignorant’: US Media Report

WASHINGTON:  US President-elect Donald Trump’s “ignorant” conversation with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may send India an “unwelcome message”, a leading American magazine has said. The Forbes magazine said that Donald Trump’s “flattering” conversation sends a message that he has no awareness of the issues between the US, Pakistan and India. “His bluster is more […]

New army chief Bajwa brings no immediate change in policy: Pakistan

New army chief Bajwa brings no immediate change in policy: Pakistan

There will be no immediate shift in Pakistan’s military policy under the new army chief, the country’s defence minister said, after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appointed a new military leader on Saturday. Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa will replace retiring army chief Raheel Sharif when his three-year term ends on Tuesday, a rare example of […]

Greenpeace, others sought US intervention after action by India: Wikileaks

Greenpeace, others sought US intervention after action by India: Wikileaks

Environmental groups such as Greenpeace and other international NGOs working in India had sought US government intervention after their funding came under increased scrutiny of the Modi government, according to emails released by the Wikileaks. The emails, hacked from the email account of John Podesta, who is the chairman of the Clinton Campaign, also indicates […]

China confirms sale of 8 attack submarines to Pak, first delivery by 2023

China confirms sale of 8 attack submarines to Pak, first delivery by 2023

China has announced the sale of eight attack submarines to its close ally Pakistan, widely considered to be one of Beijing’s biggest military deals with an estimated value of about $5 billion. Reports in the Chinese state media and the military’s official website quoted China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation chairman Hu Wenming as confirming the submarine […]

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