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Quad first ministerial meet

Quad of India, US, Japan, Australia holds first ministerial meet on sidelines of UNGA

The first minister-level meet of Quadrilateral Strategic Dialogue (“the Quad”) between India, Australia, Japan and the US took place on Thursday, Sep 26 on...
Imran Khan says it was a blunder to join US post 9/11, go after militants Pak had trained

Imran Khan says it was a blunder to join US post 9/11, go after...

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said his country committed “one of the biggest blunders” by siding with the US after the 9/11 attacks in...

Most international migrants are from India, no. of migrants into India declined from 1990s

While the government builds up a campaign against foreign migrants and refugees here, the irony is it is India that tops the world as...
Pak likely to raise matter day after UN Human Rights chief expressed concern asking India to ease lockdown

J&K: Pak likely to raise matter day after UN Human Rights chief expressed concern...

While India has got more or less the entire international community to treat Kashmir dispute as a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan, the...

2 Chinese killed in Kolkata: faces smashed with Iron Bucket

A 60-year-old Chinese-origin woman and her octogenarian father-in-law died after they were brutally attacked on Friday at their home in Tangra, also known as...

Google shuts down China backed YouTube Channels

Google disabled 210 YouTube channels that were found behaving in a coordinated manner while uploading videos relating to the Hong Kong protests, according to...
Chandrayaan 2 enters lunar orbit; to soft land on September 7, 2019

Chandrayaan 2 enters lunar orbit; to soft land on September 7, 2019

Chandrayaan 2 successfully entered the lunar orbit on Tuesday (August 20) after nearly 30 days of space travel. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman...

US urges India-Pakistan to maintain calm, UN urges restraint; Other international reactions

While India’s move to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status evoked sharp reaction in Pakistan which insists on its hackneyed approach of treating Kashmir...
J&K issue: India says Art. 370 internal matter, asks Pakistan to review decision to downgrade ties

J&K issue: India says Art. 370 internal matter, asks Pakistan to review decision to...

Responding to Pakistan’s announcement that it was downgrading diplomatic relations with India over scrapping of Jammu-Kashmir’s special status, India reacted calmly but firmly today...
FATF

FATF gives Pakistan time till October to act against terror, India says it expects...

India said today (Saturday, June 22) it expected Pakistan to “take all necessary steps to effectively implement the FATF action plan”, a day after...
PM Modi at SCO summit in Bishkek: Nations supporting terrorism be held accountable

PM Modi at SCO summit in Bishkek: Nations supporting terrorism be held accountable

Keeping up the pressure on Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Bishkek today (Friday,...
PM Modi arrives in Maldives, to go to Sri Lanks tomorrow in ‘Neighbourhood First’ approach

PM Modi arrives in Maldives, to go to Sri Lanka tomorrow in ‘Neighbourhood First’...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Maldives today (Saturday, June 8) on his first trip outside the country in his second term at the...
Ajit Doval

Ajit Doval gets another five-year term as NSA, post elevated to Cabinet rank

Ajit Doval has been reappointed as National Security Adviser (NSA) with his rank upgraded to that of a Cabinet Minister. “The Appointments Committee of the...
US-China trade war hots up, Trump orders steep tariff hike on remaining imports from China

US-China trade war hots up, Trump orders steep tariff hike on remaining imports from...

The trade war between United States and China turned hotter as the American President Donald Trump on Friday, May 10, ordered a tariff hike...
JeM chief Masood Azhar

Pakistan issues order to freeze Masood Azhar’s assets, impose travel ban

Following his listing as a global terrorist by UN on Wednesday, Pakistan has issued an official order to freeze his assets and impose a...
Masood Azhar

Masood Azhar declared global terrorist after China relents to international pressure

Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar was listed as a designated terrorist by the UN Security Council 1267 Committee yesterday (Wednesday, May 1) after China...
Three Children of Denmark’s richest man killed in Sri Lanka blasts on Easter

Three Children of Denmark’s richest man killed in Sri Lanka blasts on Easter

Denmark's richest man Anders Holch Povlsen and his wife lost three of their four children in the Sri Lanka serial bomb blasts on Easter...
Over 1.2 million People died in India due to air pollution in 2017

Over 1.2 million People died in India due to air pollution in 2017

Over 1.2 million people died in India due to air pollution in 2017, said a global report on air pollution on Wednesday. South Asia...
anti-submarine hunter helicopters

US approves sale of anti-submarine hunter helicopters to India for $2.4 billion

The US has approved the sale of 24 multi-role MH-60 'Romeo' Seahawk helicopters to India at an estimated cost of USD 2.4 billion, the...
“Opposition party alleges PM Modi address on ‘Mission Shakti’- a political stunt”

“Opposition party alleges PM Modi address on ‘Mission Shakti’- a political stunt”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Wednesday, March 27) addressed the nation to announce that India has become the fourth space superpower after US, China...
Eating more than 10 grams of nuts daily can prevent dementia: Study

Eating more than 10 grams of nuts daily can prevent dementia: Study

Eating more than 10 grams of nuts a day may improve thinking, reasoning and memory, and keeps age-related mental disorders at bay, a study...
Fire in Chemical Plant

47 killed, 640 injured in a blast at chemical plant in China

At least 47 people have been killed and more than 600 are injured in an explosion at a pesticide chemical plant in China, state...
France decides to freeze assets of Jaish chief Azhar Masood

France decides to freeze assets of Jaish chief Azhar Masood

Although the move to get Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) founder and leader Azhar Masood designated as ‘global terrorist’ was blocked by China in UN Security Council,...
As China vetoes naming JeM chief as global terrorist, Congress-BJP exchange charges

As China vetoes naming JeM chief as global terrorist, Congress-BJP exchange charges

As China again blocked a UN resolution to designate JeM chief Azhar Masood a global terrorist, Congress president Rahul Gandhi today (Thursday, March 14)...
“China denies calling Masood Azhar-a global terrorist”

“China denies calling Masood Azhar-a global terrorist”

China, who is believed to have friendly relationship with Pakistan, has asked for evidence which proves Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar -‘a global terrorist’. On the...
Boeing 737

Ethiopian Airline crash: safety concerns over Boeing 737 Max 8

The Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 persons, including four Indians, on board, the second instance of a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft...
Masood Azhar

US, France and UK move UN Sec Council for terrorist tag to JeM chief...

As tension between India and Pakistan continued and nations called upon them to de-escalate conflict, France, United Kingdom (UK) and United States (US) on...

Imran Khan warns against escalation, invites PM Modi for talks; India, China, Russia condemn...

Hours after a Indian and Pakistani air forces clashed along the Line of Control in the morning today (Wednesday, Feb 27), Pakistan Prime Minister...
FATF keeps Pak on grey list, says it has shown no understanding of terror financing

FATF keeps Pak on grey list, says it has shown no understanding of terror...

Condemning Pulwama terror attack, terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) said Pakistan has shown no understanding of  funding of terrorist outfits like...
China yields, UNSC statement names Jaish-e-Mohammad in condemning Pulwama attack

China yields, UNSC statement names Jaish-e-Mohammad in condemning Pulwama attack

In a statement that showed China relenting to pressure, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) yesterday (Thursday, Feb 21) condemned the suicide bombing in...
Suicide Rate

Suicide rate falls globally by 33 percent: Study

The rate of deaths from suicide worldwide has decreased by almost a third since 1990. According to a study published in BMJ journal on Thursday...
Narendra Modi

China wants Modi to win elections, willing to help him meet challenge

For someone who loves to accuse opposition, especially Congress, for being hand-in-glove with enemy countries (Pakistan) to try and oust his government from power,...

China clones 5 gene-edited monkeys to aid disorder research

On Thursday, Chinese scientists announced that they had cloned five monkeys from a single animal that was genetically engineered to have a sleep disorder,...

Imran khan begging for funds worldwide, claims Pak Leader

Pakistan’s Sindh province Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of travelling around the world to “beg” for financial support...

China, Pakistan sign 15 agreements, MoUs

Imran Khan in Beijing, expect $ 6 Bn package Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan met his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang and has signed 15 agreements...
Lower reaches of Yarlung Tsangpo river after landslide blocked flow and created artificial lake upstream

Flood alert in Arunachal and Assam on fears of artificial lake burst in Tibet

Arunachal Pradesh and Assam have been put on high alert of possible flash floods after China informed India on Friday that a landslide has...
China plans to send up an artificial moon for light at night

China plans to send up an artificial moon for light at night

China plans to put an artificial moon in space for lighting up streets and cities at night, said reports quoting a Chinese scientist. China plans...
India added 7300 millionaires in a year, 91 percent have less than Rs7,30,000 wealth

India added 7300 millionaires in a year, 91 percent have less than Rs7,30,000 wealth

India added 7,300 more millionaires in 12 months to mid-2018, taking the total number of dollar-millionaires to 343,000, says the latest Credit Suisse Research...
India, China Launch Training For Afghan Diplomats

India, China Launch Training For Afghan Diplomats

Expanding their regional influence, India and China have launched a training programme for Afghan diplomats on Monday in New Delhi. Ten Afghan diplomats are...
Five Major Powers to Establish Mechanism Pay Iran’s Exports

Five Major Powers to Establish Mechanism Pay Iran’s Exports

Disgruntled with US President Donald Trump’s pressure to isolate Iran, Washington’s traditional allies including France, UK and Germany plus Russia and China have promised...
China imposes retaliatory tariff on US goods, India puts on hold similar decision taken earlier

China imposes retaliatory tariff on US goods, India puts on hold similar decision taken...

China on Tuesday announced a tariff hike on $60 billion of US products in response to President Donald Trump’s latest duty increase in a...
US-China trade war: Trump imposes third wave of tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods

US-China trade war: Trump imposes third wave of tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods

The escalating US-China trade war entered a new phase with US President Donald Trump on Monday announcing new tariffs on an additional USD 200...
Imran Khan:Pakistan values ties with China,Saudi Arabia

Imran Khan:Pakistan values ties with China,Saudi Arabia

New PM meets Chinese FM and Saudi Info Minister Amidst Pakistan’s cricket turned politician Prime Minister Imran Khan’s ongoing engagements setting domestic goals and country’s...
US Use Terror Groups To Achieve Its Goals: Iran

US Use Terror Groups To Achieve Its Goals: Iran

Iran has alleged United States for resorting to every possible means including using the terrorist groups to achieve its own goals regardless of other...
Nepal Not To Participate BIMSTEC Joint Drill in Pune

Nepal Not To Participate BIMSTEC Joint Drill in Pune

India suffered a major diplomatic setback on Friday when Nepal announced to withdraw from the first ever anti-terror joint military drill among the armies...
Alert in Arunachal after highest water discharge in 50 years in Tsangpo river in China

Alert in Arunachal after highest water discharge in 50 years in Tsangpo river in...

An alert has been issued in Arunachal Pradesh’s East Siang district alert after a massive discharge of water, held to be the highest in...
Washington: EU $20 M Aid to Iran Sends “Wrong Message”

Washington: EU $20 M Aid to Iran Sends “Wrong Message”

US exerts pressure on EU to distance from Iran Continuing anti-Iran tirade after withdrawal from multilateral nuclear deal, the US administration has criticised EU decision...
India, China for increasing military cooperation, avoid Dokalam like situations

India, China for increasing military cooperation, avoid Dokalam like situations

India and China have agreed to expand their military ties and enhance interaction to ensure peace on the border and avoid Doklam-like standoffs that...
Chinese media criticise US “mobster mentality” on rising trade tariff

Chinese media criticise US “mobster mentality” on rising trade tariff

Chinese state media has accused US of a “mobster mentality” in its move to implement additional tariffs on Chinese goods, and warned Beijing had...
Spy chiefs of Russia, China, Iran and Pakistan to counter terror in Afghanistan

Spy chiefs of Russia, China, Iran and Pakistan to counter terror in Afghanistan

In an unprecedented development, the heads of intelligence from Russia, China, Iran and Pakistan have reached an agreement to join efforts against Daesh (IS)...
Iran, P4+1 meet ends inconclusive in Vienna

Iran, P4+1 meet ends inconclusive in Vienna

Iranian and Western media report differently Conflicting reports have emerged from Vienna after an important meeting among foreign ministers of Iran, Britain, France, Germany, China...
Rupee crashes to all-time low of 69 per dollar before slight recovery; may touch 72 by year-end

Rupee crashes to all-time low of 69 per dollar before slight recovery; may touch...

The rupee crashed to an all-time low of 69.0925 against the US dollar on Thursday, June 28 morning, past its previous record of 68.8650...
India readies plan to get from moon n-fuel enough to power the world for centuries

India readies plan to get from moon n-fuel enough to power the world for...

India’s space program wants to go where no nation has gone before – to the south side of the moon, said a Bloomberg report....
US asks nations to stop Iranian oil import by Nov.4 or face sanctions

US asks nations to stop Iranian oil import by Nov.4 or face sanctions

India is second largest buyer of Iranian oil In an unprecedented move the United States administration has warned countries around the world  that they must...
Kim arrives in Beijing to brief Xi Jinping on Trump summit

Kim arrives in Beijing to brief Xi Jinping on Trump summit

Two day visit might be very important for Korean Peninsula In a swift development away from much media hype, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has...
China proposes trilateral summit with India, Pakistan

China proposes trilateral summit with India, Pakistan

Beijing’s envoy speaks at a seminar in New Delhi China's ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui has, on Monday, informally proposed a trilateral summit among India,...
Modi shakes hand with Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain

Modi shakes hand with Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday shook hands with Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain and had a brief chat with him at the Shanghai Cooperation...
PM Modi Meets Chinese President Xi Jinping

PM Modi Meets Chinese President Xi Jinping

Jinping accepts invitation for informal summit in India next year Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday after...
China protest against US Warship sailing in South Sea

China protest against US Warship sailing in South Sea

China has voiced strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to two U.S. warships trespassing into China's territorial waters off the Xisha Islands on Sunday. The...
US alerts its citizens in China after its staffer suffers brain injury from sound

US alerts its citizens in China after its staffer suffers brain injury from sound

The episode sparked speculation about use of sonic devices or weapons The US has issued an alert to its employees and citizens in China after...
Both India, Nepal to blame for Madhesi crisis

Both India, Nepal to blame for Madhesi crisis

New Delhi-Kathmandu ties in fresh focus as Prime Minister Modi takes off to meet Oli, Mudda panellists feel some work needs to be done...
Russia, China to Continue Support Iran Nuclear Deal

Russia, China to Continue Support Iran Nuclear Deal

Trump to announce his words on JCPOA on May 12 Amidst mounting pressure from US President Donlad Trump of pulling out of the landmark multilateral...
PM Modi concludes China visit, leaves for home

PM Modi concludes China visit, leaves for home

Next Informal Summit expected in India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, having spent 24 hours in Chinese city of Wuhan for holding historic informal summit, first...
“Possible to reduce trust deficit even if issues remain”

“Possible to reduce trust deficit even if issues remain”

Mudda takes up Wuhan summit, examines likelihood of success of Modi agenda and whether or not it is possible to revive ties between Beijing...
China fails to get India’s support on Belt and Road project

China fails to get India’s support on Belt and Road project

Beijing assured Islamabad for “firm relations as ever before” Despite improving ties between India and China and the forthcoming informal meeting between Prime Minister Narendra...
India receive highest foreign remittances: World Bank report

India receive highest foreign remittances: World Bank report

For the third consecutive year, India has retained the top spot as the highest recipient of expat remittances globally in 2017, with $69 billion,...
Indian Navy welcomes Chinese warships in Indian Ocean with cheeky tweets

Indian Navy welcomes Chinese warships in Indian Ocean with cheeky tweets

The Indian Navy on Tuesday tweeted a "warm welcome" to three Chinese warships in the Indian Ocean, effectively and humorously conveying its strong presence...
China encourage India to deal with Hong Kong on Nirav Modi

China encourage India to deal with Hong Kong on Nirav Modi

In a surprising development China has advised India to deal directly with Hong Kong on Nirav Modi issue and Beijing would leave it to...
Trade war erupts; China slaps heavy duty on US products

Trade war erupts; China slaps heavy duty on US products

In a tit-for-tat response to US imposing duties on importing aluminium and steel, China’s increased tariffs by up to 25 percent on 128 U.S....
North Korean Leader Kim meets China’s Xi in Beijing

North Korean Leader Kim meets China’s Xi in Beijing

This might be part of preparation before Kim’s meet with Moon and Trump In his first visit out of his country since assuming office in...
Whatsapp Hack

Army warns its personnel of Whatsapp hacking by Chinese

The Indian army on Sunday warned that the Chinese are using WhatsApp to hack into systems in India. The caution comes months after the...
China's has endorsed a constitutional change scrapping presidential term limits, paving the way for President Xi Jinping to rule without any time limit.

Xi Jinping to rule for life, constitution amended

China's parliament has overwhelmingly endorsed a constitutional change scrapping presidential term limits, paving the way for President Xi Jinping to rule without any time limit. According to...
China building helipads, trenches in Doklam, concedes Defence Minister Sitharaman

China building helipads, trenches in Doklam, concedes Defence Minister Sitharaman

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday told Parliament that China was building infrastructure, including sentry posts, trenches and helipads in Doklam, the tri-junction with...
India's military strength fourth in Global Firepower index, China, at third, close behind Russia, US tops; Pakistan 13th

India’s military strength fourth in Global Firepower index, China, at third, close behind Russia,...

India is the fourth strongest military power in the world, behind China which, at third position is close behind Russia in the Global Firepower...
Maldives declines India's invite for naval exercise: Soured relations?

Maldives declines India’s invite for naval exercise: Soured relations?

After expressing strong disapproval of India's appeals to roll back the emergency it imposed in its country, Maldives, in a sign of worsening relations...
CPC paves way for Xi Jinping to rule China indefinitely

CPC paves way for Xi Jinping to rule China indefinitely

In a major development towards strengthening grip of President Xi Jinping, the central committee of Communist Party of China (CPC) has made its proposal...
US becoming a destabilising force: Chinese economist Andy Xie

US becoming a destabilising force: Chinese economist Andy Xie

Speaking at an ET GBS session on "Froth in the global economy", Xie said that the key for development in East Asia is to...
China strengthening air-defense with eye on India

China strengthening air-defense with eye on India

PLA continues training during new year Spring Festival holidays In continuation of its military adventurism near Line of Actual Control (LAC) and international border with...
Asia University Rankings 2018: Indian universities register decline

Asia University Rankings 2018: Indian universities register decline

India’s two major higher educational institutions –IISc Bangalore and IIT Bombay – have dropped two places to 29th and 44th respectively. The latest list of...
Chinese experts: Defence Minister’s China border visit indicates India’s priority

Chinese experts: Defence Minister’s China border visit indicates India’s priority

Chinese experts have observed Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s Sunday visit to the frontier areas as an indicator of India’s priority for protecting its border...
Chinese foreign ministry: India, China should resolve border differences in a calm way

Chinese foreign ministry: India, China should resolve border differences in a calm way

India and China should look at their border differences, including over Dokalam, in a “calm way” and resolve them through existing mechanisms, the Chinese...
THROUGH THE HAZE: A man rides an electric tricycle amid smog in Chiping, Shandong province, China, Reuters/UNI

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Pinarayi Vijayan at Modi government’s pro-America, anti-China policies

Pinarayi Vijayan lashes out at Modi government’s ‘pro-America, anti-China’ policies

Kerala CM alleged that India is becoming a strategic US partner in its efforts to form a large defense alliance against China   Taking fresh jibe...
PM Modi lays emphasis on Maritime security cooperation with ASEAN

PM Modi lays emphasis on Maritime security cooperation with ASEAN

While laying emphasis on the freedom of navigation in the maritime domain, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said security cooperation in this domain...
China Justifies Infrastructure Construction At Doklam, Says The Area Is Under Its Jurisdiction

China Justifies Infrastructure Construction At Doklam, Says The Area Is Under Its Jurisdiction

near the Sikkim border as ‘legitimate’ and said that India has no business to comment on what it does on its territory. It said the...
India repulses China’s efforts to build road in Arunachal

India repulses China’s efforts to build road in Arunachal Pradesh

Beijing denies acknowledging the existence of the state In another attempt to escalate situation with India, Chinese road construction teams entered about 1 kilometre inside...
Rajinder Khanna (second from left) with Union home minister Rajnath Singh (File photo, courtesy PIB).

Rajinder Khanna, former R&AW chief and Pak expert is new Dy NSA

With a belligerent Pakistan continuing its support to state and non-state actors for perpetrating terror on Indian soil, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA...
Donald Trump

China, Russia criticise US for Cold War mentality and Imperialism

The Trump upheavals in the world politics are continuing. Several countries who received friendly gestures by the US President in recent months are now...
army

Indian Army ready to foil any mischief at the border: Lt Gen Abhay Krishna

GOC-in-C of Eastern Command said that the army is totally geared up to face any situation Clearly stating that the Indian Army is in...
TAKE THE STREETS: Members of all Kerala Cattlers Association staging a protest against 18 percent GST and hike of LPG price, in Thiruvananthapuram, UNI

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India hosts Foreign Ministers of Russia, China for RIC dialogue

India hosts Foreign Ministers of Russia, China for RIC dialogue

All three agree to strengthen bilateral and trilateral ties The foreign ministers of India, China and Russia met in New Delhi on Monday and discussed...
DANCE OF THE CHAMPIONS: Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 laureates Carolee Winstein and Kip S Thorne dance after the Nobel banquet in the City Hall of Stockholm, Reuters/UNI

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China deploys more soldiers in Doklam with helipads and improved infrastructure

China deploys more soldiers in Doklam with helipads and improved infrastructure

Keeps troops presence round the year A debate is in offing about who was benefited by standoff at Doklam in mid-summer this year. But one...
drone

China not satisfied with India’s position of Drone “intrusion”

Global Times questions if India would accept similar response Four months after defusing Doklam stand-off , India and China have entered into another controversy...
China warns its citizens in Pakistan of imminent terror attacks

China warns its citizens in Pakistan of imminent terror attacks

Beijing’s move follows stop funding of major road projects Following its decision to temporarily stop funding of at least three major road projects being built...
India gets Wassenaar Arrangement membership, second such after entry to MTCR in June 2016

India gets Wassenaar Arrangement membership, second such after entry to MTCR in June 2016

India on Thursday was admitted to the Wassenaar Arrangement (WA), widening its access to market of conventional arms and dual-use goods and technologies. The elite...
Drone

India clarifies drone had crossed over into China due to technical problems

China had alleged Indian drone invaded its airspace, crashed across the border Hours after China's claim that an Indian drone had ‘intruded’ into its airspace,...
LIQUID GRACE: Russia's Apollinariia Panfilova and Dmitry Rylov at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Nagoya, Japan, Reuters/UNI

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China alleges Indian drone invaded its airspace, crashed across the border

China alleges Indian drone invaded its airspace, crashed across the border

China has claimed that an Indian drone “invaded” its airspace before crashing across the Sino-Indian western border. See: India clarifies drone had crossed over into...
AIRPOLLUTION

Air pollution can impair brain development in babies, warns UNICEF report

A UNICEF report released on Wednesday, Dec 6 – a day after the first International Smog Day – says babies in South Asia face...
WORK OF PASSION: People prepare a snow sculpture for the Harbin Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China, Reuters/UNI

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MERCURY DROP: A woman pushing a stroller walks in the snow in Yantai, Shandong province, China, Reuters/UNI

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Troops at China border to guard against cyber threats also, told to delete Chinese...

Troops keeping vigil at the border with China, on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) have also to guard against cyber security threats. They...
Siang – Brahmaputra’s name in Arunachal Pradesh – turn black and turbid, locals suspect China

Siang – Brahmaputra’s name in Arunachal Pradesh – turn black and turbid, locals suspect...

Siang river, as Brahmaputra is called in Arunachal Pradesh, has turned black with slag and authorities blame it on Chinese activities in Tibet, said...
DalaiLama

Tibetans don’t seek independence from China, says Dalai Lama

Tibet does not want independence from China but development under Chinese rule, said Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Thursday. However, he emphasised...
President Ram Nath Kovind dedicating the newly built State Legislative Assembly to the people of Arunachal Pradesh at Itanagar on Sunday. Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Brigadier (Retd.) B.D. Mishra, chief minister Pema Khandu and Union minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju are also seen. Photo credit: PIB

President Ram Nath Kovind’s Arunachal visit irks China

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson says China never recognised Arunachal Pradesh, opposed to Indian leaders’ activities in disputed regions Weeks after it took strong offence to...
india-china-border

India, China to continue border talks

First meeting held in Beijing after Doklam stand-off The officials of India and China, for the first time, have discussed border related issues at the...

Pakistan pulls out of dam deal with China due to exorbitant terms

China underplays issue, says it doesn’t affect ties Pakistan has refused China's aid for a $14-billion dam being built on the river Indus and has...

Trump gives “credit” to Xi Jinping for taking advantage

Sino-US relations are at a new historic starting point, says Xi US President Donald Trump was a changed person in Beijing. Instead of reiterating...
Union defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman interacting with Army officers and jawans, at Kibithu forward post in Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday. Photo credit: PIB

Sitharaman’s visit to Arunachal not conducive to peace: China

Day after Nirmala Sitharaman visited Army posts in Arunachal’s Anjaw district, China reacted sharply to defence minister’s visit to a “disputed area” A day after...
Xi asks armed forces to be party’s loyal and ready to win wars

Xi asks armed forces to be party’s loyal and ready to win wars

Chinese President Xi Jinping has instructed his armed forces to be absolutely loyal to the party and improve their combat capabilities and readiness to...
Masood-Azhar

Day after blocking UN’s terrorist tag for Masood Azhar, China says India “important neighbour”

China’s assistant foreign minister Chen Xiaodong says India an important neighbour; his country wants to promote bilateral relations guided by diplomacy with Chinese characteristics A...
smartphones

India beats US to become second largest smartphone market; China still at top

Chinese startup Xiaomi shipped 9.2 million units into the Indian market, which is over 290% of its shipment in Q3 last year. With a spirited...
Xi Jinping becomes the most powerful leader, at par with founder Mao Zedong

Xi Jinping becomes the most powerful leader, at par with founder Mao Zedong

In a major development, China’s ruling Communist Party has voted in favor of incorporating Xi Jinping’s name and thought in its constitution, the status...
Pakistan and China

China asks ‘ally’ Pakistan to step up security for its envoy

Beijing believes Xinjiang’s terror group ETIM’s terrorist reached Pak soil Days after a grenade attack at a key Pakistan port for Chinese project injured at...
india-air-water-pollution

India tops in pollution-related deaths: Lancet study

India tops the world in pollution-related premature deaths, according to figures for 2015 released in a recent Lancet study. India recorded 2.51 million premature...
Gwadar attack

38 injured in grenade blasts in Baluchistan’s Mastung and Gwadar

Attacks likely to raise concern about security for Pakistani section of China’s Belt and Road Initiative around Gwadar port Two grenade blasts have rocked Pakistan’s...
tillerson and sushma

Rex Tillorson: US desires for deeper ties with India

US Administration has expressed desire to “dramatically deepen” cooperation with India and to see New Delhi as a key partner in the face of...
ENTER HEDWIG: Mykh, a 1.5-year-old great gray owl, flies through a window during a training session which is a part of Royev Ruchey Zoo's programme of taming wild animals for research, education and interaction with visitors, in a suburb of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Reuters/UNI

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AN ENIGMA: Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, with Hema Malini, launches the official biography of the legendary actress Hema Malini "Beyond the Dream Girl" in Mumbai, UNI

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India high speed train

Doklam effect: Chennai-Bangaluru-Mysore high speed train project in limbo

Chinese not responding to Indian communication for six months The recent Doklam stand-off between India and China has virtually caused delay in the implementation of...
Tiangong-1

China’s Tiangong-1 space station is expected to fall within months

Experts said that the orbit of the station is decaying steadily due to which it is falling deeper into the earth's atmosphere, setting it...
Air Force Chief Dhanoa Says Ready to Fight At Short Notice

Air Force Chief Dhanoa Says Ready to Fight At Short Notice

Security of all Air Force stations is enhanced to combat any threat Indian Air Force is fully prepared to fight a war at a short...
When Nirmala Sitharaman greeted Chinese soldiers at Nathu La pass

When Nirmala Sitharaman greeted Chinese soldiers at Nathu La pass

Nathu La is close to Doklam plateau, the site for recent India-China standoff In her day-long visit to Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim on Saturday,...
Doklam Question: India, China Offer Different Reasons for Normalcy

Doklam Question: India, China Offer Different Reasons for Normalcy

Confusion continues with conflicting claims India has denied reports about Chinese buildup at the recent Doklam faceoff site and claimed of prevailing status quo...

India extends help to Bhutan against Chinese threats

Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar meets Bhutanese leaders Amidst frequent incidents of troops’ movement causing Bhutan-China tension on their unsettled borders, India has chosen to reiterate...
Indians migrating from villages along Indo-China border will put security at risk: Rajnath

Indians migrating from villages along Indo-China border will put security at risk: Rajnath

Union home minister, while on his Uttarakhand visit, urges ITBP to ensure that citizens living in border villages don’t migrate to bigger towns The issue...
Merkel and Corbyn: There’s Room for Decency in Public Life

Donald Trump to visit five Asian countries

Indo-Pacific region’s role will be discussed Amid tension on North Korea’s ballistic missile tests and nuclear explosion, US President Donald Trump will undertake visit...
Sushma Swaraj

China admits terrorism presence in Pakistan

Global Times advises India to befriend with China, respect Pakistan  Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj’s scathing attack against Pakistant at UN General Assembly...
North korea

Moscow calls row kindergarten fight, China reduces oil supply to North Korea

Washington-Pyongyang  war of words continues Amid ongoing confrontation between US and North Korea over its repeated intercontinental ballistic missile and nuclear test, Russia and China...
China on Kashmir

China refuses to back Pakistan’s proposal of UN-role in solving Kashmir dispute

Beijing says issues between the two countries over Kashmir should be resolved by them through bilateral talks Nearly a week after Pakistan urged the United...
China: Communist Party focuses on ‘matchmaking’ of over 100 million single citizens

China: Communist Party focuses on ‘matchmaking’ of over 100 million single citizens

Communists Youth League members receive notice to organize blind date events across China. With major concern over the negative affects single citizens pose towards the...
Ajay Bisaria

Ajay Bisaria to be India’s new High Commissioner to Pakistan

Bisaria takes over from Gautam Bambawale, who moves to China. MEA likely to make formal announcement soon. India has decided to appoint Ajay Bisaria as...
Korea Open Super Series Final: PV Sindhu creates history, beats Nozomi Okuhara

Korea Open Super Series Final: PV Sindhu creates history, beats Nozomi Okuhara

Sindhu defeated Okuhara, avenged her loss from Glasgow to win the Korean Open Super series PV Sindhu became the first Indian Shuttler to win the...

Ready for the launch: iPhone 8 cases hit Shenzen markets before Apple’s product launch

They come in plastic in shocking red, jet black or electric blue, selling for anything from 10 yuan to 30 yuan (US$4.60) apiece Even before...
Aung Suu Kyi to skip UN General Assembly

Aung Suu Kyi to skip UN General Assembly

Rohingya issue forced her to escape embarrassment To escape the mounting criticism by international community, Myanmar’s de facto leader, Noble Laureate State Councillor Aung San...
Bipin Rawat

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat warns of simultaneous war fronts with China, Pakistan

Army chief says that with China flexing muscles, taking over Indian territory and testing the limits of threshold, Pakistan could take advantage of the...
BOOM SHAKALA: An artiste performs the Theechamundi Theyyam, a ritual fire dance of Malabar, on burning embers as per tradition in Lavanyam 2017 as part of Onam celebrations at Fort Kochi, UNI

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VIRGINS ARE REVERRED: Young girls dressed as the Living Goddess participate in the Kumari Puja festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Reuters/UNI

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Doklam standoff ends

Doklam standoff resolved: India starts pullback, China insists it will continue patrolling

India’s objection was to China constructing a road in Doklam as it would have changed the status quo and rendered India vulnerable in the...
Army Chief: China Attempting to Change Status Quo

Army Chief: China Attempting to Change Status Quo

Warns that similar standoff incidents may increase in future Sino-India standoff at Doklam is considered to be a matter of concern among defense experts around...

Solution to Doklam stand-off to be found soon, says Home Minister Rajnath Singh

I want to convey a message to all neighbouring countries that India wants peace, said Singh Amid the rift between India and China over Doklam...
Chinese Troops Enter Ladakh on Independence Day

Chinese Troops Enter Ladakh on Independence Day

China reciprocated by not participating border meeting Continuing its adventurist attitude and spreading border tension with India, Chinese troops chose India’s Independence Day to clash...
China asks US, North Korea to calm down

China asks US, North Korea to calm down

Xi calls Donald Trump, asks both to scale down rhetoric In a serious bid to de-escalate tension between US and North Korea, Beijing shouldered an...
LITTLE KRISHNAS: Schoolchildren dressed-up as Lord Krishna and Sri Radha during Janmashtami celebrations at their school in Mirzapur, UNI

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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama: a Nobel Laureate and The Guru of Euphemisms

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama: a Nobel Laureate and The Guru of Euphemisms

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is mellowed, mild-tempered and content to be just a ‘Son of India’. ~By Dilip Bobb There is something almost childlike about...
LONG LIVE THE MUSIC: A makeshift memorial appears for late country singer Glen Campbell around his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California, Reuters/UNI

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Masood Azhar

China blocks terrorist tag for Jaish chief Masood Azhar, again

Move by the Dragon comes at a time when India’s relations with the Communist regime are witnessing arguably the worst turbulence in decades owing...
ANARCHY: Flames erupt as clashes break out while the Constituent Assembly election is being carried out in Caracas, Venezuela, Reuters/UNI

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Rs3600 crore spent but ‘Made in India’Akash missiles fail tests, not installed even 7 years after signing of contract : CAG

Rs3600 crore spent but ‘Made in India’Akash missiles fail tests, not installed even 7...

Deficiencies in the surface-to-air missiles pose an operational risk during hostilities, says the national auditor In a major setback to India’s defence preparedness at...
China Briefing Diplomats On Doklam: Doval Must Follow Up For India

China Briefing Diplomats On Doklam: Doval Must Follow Up For India

By Saeed Naqvi It reflects on the delicate diplomacy involved that the principal issue in the China-India standoff at Doklam is being mentioned only in muted...

NSA Ajit Doval meets Chinese counterpart, “major problems” discussed

With Indian and Chinese armies locked in a standoff at Doklam, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi, in Beijing...
YOUNG MINDS: School students visiting Parliament house pose for a photograph in front of the Gandhi statue, in New Delhi, UNI

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China to India: Ready to Defend Sovereignty at All Cost

China to India: Ready to Defend Sovereignty at All Cost

Beijing advises India to abandon illusions China has once again urged India to immediately withdraw all troops that have “illegally” entered China, stating that the...
US for Peaceful Resolution of India-China Standoff

US for Peaceful Resolution of India-China Standoff

US diplomats active in Beijing, New Delhi Amidst India’s bilateral approach in its territorial disputes with its neighbors, US administration has established contact with New...
China ready for military confrontation:Chinese media

China ready for military confrontation:Chinese media

Alleges Sushma Swaraj lied in Parliament State run Chinese media has alleged Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj of lying in the parliament on the...
Doklam Standoff

Doklam standoff: a toning down of rhetoric?

By Rajesh Sinha After over a month of regular, aggressive statements from China on the standoff between Indian and Chinese armies at Doklam on India-Bhutan-China...
SHIVA’S LOYAL: A kanwaria shelters from the rain in front of a poster of Lord Shiva in New Delhi, Reuters/UNI

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China bans ‘Winnie the Pooh’ for resembling President Xi

China bans ‘Winnie the Pooh’ for resembling President Xi

Abhishek Kumar Many people around the world were left wondering as to what the honey loving bear ‘Winnie the Pooh’ did to irk the Chinese...
Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar

China’s Doklam Position Unusually Aggressive, says Jaishankar

New Delhi briefs major powers on border situation Amid on-going tension between India and China on Doklam issue, New Delhi has recently clarified its position...
India China standoff Graphic

India should not use trespass as policy tool to achieve political targets: China

Over a month into the standoff at Doklam, China on Tuesday asked India not to use “trespass” as a policy tool to achieve political...
Mamata Banerjee

Mamata alleges Modi’s “diplomatic failure” for Bengal sufferings

Raises questions on functioning of secret agencies In a rare aggressive posture by a Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee has blamed that West Bengal has “suffered”...

Chinese Army conducts live-fire exercise in Tibet

Amid the on-going standoff between India and China at Doklam on the India-China-Bhutan tri-junction, the Chinese army has conducted live-fire exercises in Tibet. The state-run...
Liu Xiabao

Liu Xiaobo, Chinese rights activists and Nobel laureate, dies

Liu has been diagnosed with liver cancer in May while serving an 11-year-old sentence Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Chinese rights activists Liu Xiaobo, who...
Ajit Doval

Doklam standoff: Ajit Doval to visit China for BRICS NSAs meet

However, the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Gopal Baglay, did not confirm the visit Amid the ongoing Doklam standoff with China, National Security Advisor (NSA)...

Sikkim stand-off: Sushma Swaraj calls all-party meeting tomorrow

Home Minister Rajnath Singh will explain the situation on the aggressive dispute with China to political leaders Amid the rift between the Centre and the...
India China Troops

India-China border imbroglio: Chinese state media says If India can intervene in Bhutan, China...

~By Rajesh Sinha The supposed bonhomie between India and China, speculated upon after the Modi-Jinping mutually congratulatory speeches at Hamburg, evaporated fast. After India claimed...

Rahul Gandhi meets Chinese envoy amid Sikkim stand-off; Cong denies, later accepts

The Congress on Monday made a U-turn from its earlier denial of meeting between Rahul Gandhi and Chinese envoy Luo Zhaohui to say that...

Trump holding up G-20 summit communiqué

US isolated under Donald Trump: Press TV The world leaders participating in the ongoing G-20 Summit at Hamburg, Germany, have been currently facing a difficult...
Modi-Xi1 at G-20 Summit

G20 summit: PM Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping exchange greetings, talk on range of issues

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping came face to face at the BRICS leaders meet on the sidelines of the G20...
Narendra Modi

Xi not to meet Modi at G-20 Summit:China

Chinese Army attempted to build road near Bhutan tri-junction Amid the ongoing India-China standoff over Doklam, Beining officials believe that "the atmosphere is not...
Amazon

Amazon adds Rs1,680 Cr investment in India

Effort to grow business in India after losing China Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, has topped up its investment in India with another rupees...
China warns India, stance on Sikkim, Bhutan can reviewed

China warns India, stance on Sikkim, Bhutan can reviewed

The Chinese state media on Thursday warned India that if it doesn’t back down from the current stand-off in India-China-Bhutan tri-junction than Beijing may...
India-China standoff: the rhetoric deteriorates

Beijing claims Doklam plateau under1890 treaty

India-China standoff continues After releasing a map recently, China has now produced another evidence to bolster its claim to the Doklam plateau at the...
US dollar 250 million mission launched to boost biopharma sector

US dollar 250 million mission launched to boost biopharma sector

By SunderarajanPadmanabhan The Government today launched a USD 250 million mission to give a major boost to the biopharmaceutical sector in the country as an...
India-Bhutan border tussle with China: India puts its point across to China

India-Bhutan border tussle with China: India puts its point across to China

India on Friday said that it is “deeply concerned at the recent Chinese actions” and has conveyed to the Chinese government that the latter’s...
Bhutan, India call China’s road construction “illegitimate”

Bhutan, India call China’s road construction “illegitimate”

China calls Danglong part of its “territory” Bhutan has joined India in objecting to the construction of a road in what they called a “disputed...
Chinese troops enter Sikkim sector, destroy two bunkers

Chinese troops enter Sikkim sector, destroy two bunkers

China had earlier violated Indian airspace in Ladakh In another incident of Chinese incursion into Indian territory, Chinese troops entered Doka La area in the...
India population

India’s population will beat that of China by 2024, says UN report

The 2017 revision of the World Population Prospects published by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs has stated that India’s population will...
Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Astana

Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Astana

It was the first meeting between the two leaders Amid tense diplomatic relations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met China’s President Xi Jinping ahead of the...
Islamic state claims to kill two Chinese teachers in Pakistan

Islamic state claims to kill two Chinese teachers in Pakistan

Islamic state has owned responsibility for  killing two Chinese nationals who were abducted in Pakistan’s Balochistan province last month, the terrorist group’s news agency...
China doesn’t need to beg India to join OBOR: Chinese media

China doesn’t need to beg India to join OBOR: Chinese media

India's absence at the Belt and Road Summit was an embarrassment for China. China doesn’t need to beg India to join the Belt and Road...
China says India's NSG bid has become more complicated under new circumstances

China says India’s NSG bid has become more complicated under new circumstances

PM Narendra Modi is expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping during SCO China on Monday made it clear that it will continue to block...
Trump withdraws US from Paris accord, insults India, China

Trump withdraws US from Paris accord, insults India, China

He said India is free to use coal-fired power plants but the US is not allowed to do so. US President Donald Trump on Thursday...
Trump likely to withdraw the US from Paris Accord

Trump likely to withdraw the US from Paris Accord

The US will become the second major power to reject the accord after Russia US President Donald Trump is set to withdraw the United...
IAF's Sukhoi-30 goes missing near China border

IAF’s Sukhoi-30 goes missing near China border

The area was witnessing a poor weather conditions when the jet lost contact with the ground control The Indian Air Force’s Sukhoi-30 MKI with two...
Chinese media slams India on OBOR

Chinese media slams India on OBOR

An article on Global Times English site says despite India’s concern on debt, other South Asian countries were eager to join the project. The Chinese...
Sakshi, Divya and Vineesh gave India 'silver hatric' in Asian wrestling championship

Watch video: Brave Chinese man saves woman from jumping in front of train

The man, who becomes alert when he sees the woman racing towards the tracks, goes behind her and grabs her arm. A man in China...
Nepal signs MoU with China on OBOR, raises concerns for India

Nepal signs MoU with China on OBOR, raises concerns for India

The OBOR is an initiative which plans to increase connectivity and cooperation among China and the rest of Asia with Europe through land as...
Moon Jae-in takes charge as South Korea President

Moon Jae-in takes charge as South Korea President

The 64-year-old leader has promised to tackle North Korea's advancing nuclear ambitions and pacify tensions with the US and China Human rights lawyer Moon Jae-in,...
How China fudges its employment figures

How China fudges its employment figures

While its minister has warned of half-a-million job cuts in the manufacturing sector, his promise of rehabilitating these workers in the service sector seems...
China lone critic of India-Vietnam Akash pact

China lone critic of India-Vietnam Akash pact

By Sujit Bhar India’s decision to sell the sophisticated Akash missile systems to Vietnam has drawn strong reactions from sections of the Chinese media. They...
RBI Governor Urjit Patel. Photo: UNI

RBI governor speaks his mind finally at VGGS 2017

Urjit Patel did fulfil his responsibility as an independent central bank governor while talking about the state of economy at the Vibrant Gujarat Global...

PM Modi to visit Vietnam, China and Laos

PM Modi to visit Vietnam, China and Laos. PM of India is visiting Vietnam after 15 years.

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Quad first ministerial meet

Quad of India, US, Japan, Australia holds first ministerial meet on sidelines of UNGA

The first minister-level meet of Quadrilateral Strategic Dialogue (“the Quad”) between India, Australia, Japan and the US took place on Thursday, Sep 26 on...
Imran Khan says it was a blunder to join US post 9/11, go after militants Pak had trained

Imran Khan says it was a blunder to join US post 9/11, go after...

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said his country committed “one of the biggest blunders” by siding with the US after the 9/11 attacks in...

Most international migrants are from India, no. of migrants into India declined from 1990s

While the government builds up a campaign against foreign migrants and refugees here, the irony is it is India that tops the world as...
Pak likely to raise matter day after UN Human Rights chief expressed concern asking India to ease lockdown

J&K: Pak likely to raise matter day after UN Human Rights chief expressed concern...

While India has got more or less the entire international community to treat Kashmir dispute as a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan, the...

2 Chinese killed in Kolkata: faces smashed with Iron Bucket

A 60-year-old Chinese-origin woman and her octogenarian father-in-law died after they were brutally attacked on Friday at their home in Tangra, also known as...

Google shuts down China backed YouTube Channels

Google disabled 210 YouTube channels that were found behaving in a coordinated manner while uploading videos relating to the Hong Kong protests, according to...
Chandrayaan 2 enters lunar orbit; to soft land on September 7, 2019

Chandrayaan 2 enters lunar orbit; to soft land on September 7, 2019

Chandrayaan 2 successfully entered the lunar orbit on Tuesday (August 20) after nearly 30 days of space travel. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman...

US urges India-Pakistan to maintain calm, UN urges restraint; Other international reactions

While India’s move to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status evoked sharp reaction in Pakistan which insists on its hackneyed approach of treating Kashmir...
J&K issue: India says Art. 370 internal matter, asks Pakistan to review decision to downgrade ties

J&K issue: India says Art. 370 internal matter, asks Pakistan to review decision to...

Responding to Pakistan’s announcement that it was downgrading diplomatic relations with India over scrapping of Jammu-Kashmir’s special status, India reacted calmly but firmly today...
FATF

FATF gives Pakistan time till October to act against terror, India says it expects...

India said today (Saturday, June 22) it expected Pakistan to “take all necessary steps to effectively implement the FATF action plan”, a day after...
PM Modi at SCO summit in Bishkek: Nations supporting terrorism be held accountable

PM Modi at SCO summit in Bishkek: Nations supporting terrorism be held accountable

Keeping up the pressure on Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Bishkek today (Friday,...
PM Modi arrives in Maldives, to go to Sri Lanks tomorrow in ‘Neighbourhood First’ approach

PM Modi arrives in Maldives, to go to Sri Lanka tomorrow in ‘Neighbourhood First’...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Maldives today (Saturday, June 8) on his first trip outside the country in his second term at the...
Ajit Doval

Ajit Doval gets another five-year term as NSA, post elevated to Cabinet rank

Ajit Doval has been reappointed as National Security Adviser (NSA) with his rank upgraded to that of a Cabinet Minister. “The Appointments Committee of the...
US-China trade war hots up, Trump orders steep tariff hike on remaining imports from China

US-China trade war hots up, Trump orders steep tariff hike on remaining imports from...

The trade war between United States and China turned hotter as the American President Donald Trump on Friday, May 10, ordered a tariff hike...
JeM chief Masood Azhar

Pakistan issues order to freeze Masood Azhar’s assets, impose travel ban

Following his listing as a global terrorist by UN on Wednesday, Pakistan has issued an official order to freeze his assets and impose a...
Masood Azhar

Masood Azhar declared global terrorist after China relents to international pressure

Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar was listed as a designated terrorist by the UN Security Council 1267 Committee yesterday (Wednesday, May 1) after China...
Three Children of Denmark’s richest man killed in Sri Lanka blasts on Easter

Three Children of Denmark’s richest man killed in Sri Lanka blasts on Easter

Denmark's richest man Anders Holch Povlsen and his wife lost three of their four children in the Sri Lanka serial bomb blasts on Easter...
Over 1.2 million People died in India due to air pollution in 2017

Over 1.2 million People died in India due to air pollution in 2017

Over 1.2 million people died in India due to air pollution in 2017, said a global report on air pollution on Wednesday. South Asia...
anti-submarine hunter helicopters

US approves sale of anti-submarine hunter helicopters to India for $2.4 billion

The US has approved the sale of 24 multi-role MH-60 'Romeo' Seahawk helicopters to India at an estimated cost of USD 2.4 billion, the...
“Opposition party alleges PM Modi address on ‘Mission Shakti’- a political stunt”

“Opposition party alleges PM Modi address on ‘Mission Shakti’- a political stunt”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Wednesday, March 27) addressed the nation to announce that India has become the fourth space superpower after US, China...
Eating more than 10 grams of nuts daily can prevent dementia: Study

Eating more than 10 grams of nuts daily can prevent dementia: Study

Eating more than 10 grams of nuts a day may improve thinking, reasoning and memory, and keeps age-related mental disorders at bay, a study...
Fire in Chemical Plant

47 killed, 640 injured in a blast at chemical plant in China

At least 47 people have been killed and more than 600 are injured in an explosion at a pesticide chemical plant in China, state...
France decides to freeze assets of Jaish chief Azhar Masood

France decides to freeze assets of Jaish chief Azhar Masood

Although the move to get Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) founder and leader Azhar Masood designated as ‘global terrorist’ was blocked by China in UN Security Council,...
As China vetoes naming JeM chief as global terrorist, Congress-BJP exchange charges

As China vetoes naming JeM chief as global terrorist, Congress-BJP exchange charges

As China again blocked a UN resolution to designate JeM chief Azhar Masood a global terrorist, Congress president Rahul Gandhi today (Thursday, March 14)...
“China denies calling Masood Azhar-a global terrorist”

“China denies calling Masood Azhar-a global terrorist”

China, who is believed to have friendly relationship with Pakistan, has asked for evidence which proves Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar -‘a global terrorist’. On the...
Boeing 737

Ethiopian Airline crash: safety concerns over Boeing 737 Max 8

The Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 persons, including four Indians, on board, the second instance of a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft...
Masood Azhar

US, France and UK move UN Sec Council for terrorist tag to JeM chief...

As tension between India and Pakistan continued and nations called upon them to de-escalate conflict, France, United Kingdom (UK) and United States (US) on...

Imran Khan warns against escalation, invites PM Modi for talks; India, China, Russia condemn...

Hours after a Indian and Pakistani air forces clashed along the Line of Control in the morning today (Wednesday, Feb 27), Pakistan Prime Minister...
FATF keeps Pak on grey list, says it has shown no understanding of terror financing

FATF keeps Pak on grey list, says it has shown no understanding of terror...

Condemning Pulwama terror attack, terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) said Pakistan has shown no understanding of  funding of terrorist outfits like...
China yields, UNSC statement names Jaish-e-Mohammad in condemning Pulwama attack

China yields, UNSC statement names Jaish-e-Mohammad in condemning Pulwama attack

In a statement that showed China relenting to pressure, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) yesterday (Thursday, Feb 21) condemned the suicide bombing in...
Suicide Rate

Suicide rate falls globally by 33 percent: Study

The rate of deaths from suicide worldwide has decreased by almost a third since 1990. According to a study published in BMJ journal on Thursday...
Narendra Modi

China wants Modi to win elections, willing to help him meet challenge

For someone who loves to accuse opposition, especially Congress, for being hand-in-glove with enemy countries (Pakistan) to try and oust his government from power,...

China clones 5 gene-edited monkeys to aid disorder research

On Thursday, Chinese scientists announced that they had cloned five monkeys from a single animal that was genetically engineered to have a sleep disorder,...

Imran khan begging for funds worldwide, claims Pak Leader

Pakistan’s Sindh province Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of travelling around the world to “beg” for financial support...

China, Pakistan sign 15 agreements, MoUs

Imran Khan in Beijing, expect $ 6 Bn package Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan met his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang and has signed 15 agreements...
Lower reaches of Yarlung Tsangpo river after landslide blocked flow and created artificial lake upstream

Flood alert in Arunachal and Assam on fears of artificial lake burst in Tibet

Arunachal Pradesh and Assam have been put on high alert of possible flash floods after China informed India on Friday that a landslide has...
China plans to send up an artificial moon for light at night

China plans to send up an artificial moon for light at night

China plans to put an artificial moon in space for lighting up streets and cities at night, said reports quoting a Chinese scientist. China plans...
India added 7300 millionaires in a year, 91 percent have less than Rs7,30,000 wealth

India added 7300 millionaires in a year, 91 percent have less than Rs7,30,000 wealth

India added 7,300 more millionaires in 12 months to mid-2018, taking the total number of dollar-millionaires to 343,000, says the latest Credit Suisse Research...
India, China Launch Training For Afghan Diplomats

India, China Launch Training For Afghan Diplomats

Expanding their regional influence, India and China have launched a training programme for Afghan diplomats on Monday in New Delhi. Ten Afghan diplomats are...
Five Major Powers to Establish Mechanism Pay Iran’s Exports

Five Major Powers to Establish Mechanism Pay Iran’s Exports

Disgruntled with US President Donald Trump’s pressure to isolate Iran, Washington’s traditional allies including France, UK and Germany plus Russia and China have promised...
China imposes retaliatory tariff on US goods, India puts on hold similar decision taken earlier

China imposes retaliatory tariff on US goods, India puts on hold similar decision taken...

China on Tuesday announced a tariff hike on $60 billion of US products in response to President Donald Trump’s latest duty increase in a...
US-China trade war: Trump imposes third wave of tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods

US-China trade war: Trump imposes third wave of tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods

The escalating US-China trade war entered a new phase with US President Donald Trump on Monday announcing new tariffs on an additional USD 200...
Imran Khan:Pakistan values ties with China,Saudi Arabia

Imran Khan:Pakistan values ties with China,Saudi Arabia

New PM meets Chinese FM and Saudi Info Minister Amidst Pakistan’s cricket turned politician Prime Minister Imran Khan’s ongoing engagements setting domestic goals and country’s...
US Use Terror Groups To Achieve Its Goals: Iran

US Use Terror Groups To Achieve Its Goals: Iran

Iran has alleged United States for resorting to every possible means including using the terrorist groups to achieve its own goals regardless of other...
Nepal Not To Participate BIMSTEC Joint Drill in Pune

Nepal Not To Participate BIMSTEC Joint Drill in Pune

India suffered a major diplomatic setback on Friday when Nepal announced to withdraw from the first ever anti-terror joint military drill among the armies...
Alert in Arunachal after highest water discharge in 50 years in Tsangpo river in China

Alert in Arunachal after highest water discharge in 50 years in Tsangpo river in...

An alert has been issued in Arunachal Pradesh’s East Siang district alert after a massive discharge of water, held to be the highest in...
Washington: EU $20 M Aid to Iran Sends “Wrong Message”

Washington: EU $20 M Aid to Iran Sends “Wrong Message”

US exerts pressure on EU to distance from Iran Continuing anti-Iran tirade after withdrawal from multilateral nuclear deal, the US administration has criticised EU decision...
India, China for increasing military cooperation, avoid Dokalam like situations

India, China for increasing military cooperation, avoid Dokalam like situations

India and China have agreed to expand their military ties and enhance interaction to ensure peace on the border and avoid Doklam-like standoffs that...
Chinese media criticise US “mobster mentality” on rising trade tariff

Chinese media criticise US “mobster mentality” on rising trade tariff

Chinese state media has accused US of a “mobster mentality” in its move to implement additional tariffs on Chinese goods, and warned Beijing had...
Spy chiefs of Russia, China, Iran and Pakistan to counter terror in Afghanistan

Spy chiefs of Russia, China, Iran and Pakistan to counter terror in Afghanistan

In an unprecedented development, the heads of intelligence from Russia, China, Iran and Pakistan have reached an agreement to join efforts against Daesh (IS)...
Iran, P4+1 meet ends inconclusive in Vienna

Iran, P4+1 meet ends inconclusive in Vienna

Iranian and Western media report differently Conflicting reports have emerged from Vienna after an important meeting among foreign ministers of Iran, Britain, France, Germany, China...
Rupee crashes to all-time low of 69 per dollar before slight recovery; may touch 72 by year-end

Rupee crashes to all-time low of 69 per dollar before slight recovery; may touch...

The rupee crashed to an all-time low of 69.0925 against the US dollar on Thursday, June 28 morning, past its previous record of 68.8650...
India readies plan to get from moon n-fuel enough to power the world for centuries

India readies plan to get from moon n-fuel enough to power the world for...

India’s space program wants to go where no nation has gone before – to the south side of the moon, said a Bloomberg report....
US asks nations to stop Iranian oil import by Nov.4 or face sanctions

US asks nations to stop Iranian oil import by Nov.4 or face sanctions

India is second largest buyer of Iranian oil In an unprecedented move the United States administration has warned countries around the world  that they must...
Kim arrives in Beijing to brief Xi Jinping on Trump summit

Kim arrives in Beijing to brief Xi Jinping on Trump summit

Two day visit might be very important for Korean Peninsula In a swift development away from much media hype, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has...
China proposes trilateral summit with India, Pakistan

China proposes trilateral summit with India, Pakistan

Beijing’s envoy speaks at a seminar in New Delhi China's ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui has, on Monday, informally proposed a trilateral summit among India,...
Modi shakes hand with Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain

Modi shakes hand with Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday shook hands with Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain and had a brief chat with him at the Shanghai Cooperation...
PM Modi Meets Chinese President Xi Jinping

PM Modi Meets Chinese President Xi Jinping

Jinping accepts invitation for informal summit in India next year Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday after...
China protest against US Warship sailing in South Sea

China protest against US Warship sailing in South Sea

China has voiced strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to two U.S. warships trespassing into China's territorial waters off the Xisha Islands on Sunday. The...
US alerts its citizens in China after its staffer suffers brain injury from sound

US alerts its citizens in China after its staffer suffers brain injury from sound

The episode sparked speculation about use of sonic devices or weapons The US has issued an alert to its employees and citizens in China after...
Both India, Nepal to blame for Madhesi crisis

Both India, Nepal to blame for Madhesi crisis

New Delhi-Kathmandu ties in fresh focus as Prime Minister Modi takes off to meet Oli, Mudda panellists feel some work needs to be done...
Russia, China to Continue Support Iran Nuclear Deal

Russia, China to Continue Support Iran Nuclear Deal

Trump to announce his words on JCPOA on May 12 Amidst mounting pressure from US President Donlad Trump of pulling out of the landmark multilateral...
PM Modi concludes China visit, leaves for home

PM Modi concludes China visit, leaves for home

Next Informal Summit expected in India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, having spent 24 hours in Chinese city of Wuhan for holding historic informal summit, first...
“Possible to reduce trust deficit even if issues remain”

“Possible to reduce trust deficit even if issues remain”

Mudda takes up Wuhan summit, examines likelihood of success of Modi agenda and whether or not it is possible to revive ties between Beijing...
China fails to get India’s support on Belt and Road project

China fails to get India’s support on Belt and Road project

Beijing assured Islamabad for “firm relations as ever before” Despite improving ties between India and China and the forthcoming informal meeting between Prime Minister Narendra...
India receive highest foreign remittances: World Bank report

India receive highest foreign remittances: World Bank report

For the third consecutive year, India has retained the top spot as the highest recipient of expat remittances globally in 2017, with $69 billion,...
Indian Navy welcomes Chinese warships in Indian Ocean with cheeky tweets

Indian Navy welcomes Chinese warships in Indian Ocean with cheeky tweets

The Indian Navy on Tuesday tweeted a "warm welcome" to three Chinese warships in the Indian Ocean, effectively and humorously conveying its strong presence...
China encourage India to deal with Hong Kong on Nirav Modi

China encourage India to deal with Hong Kong on Nirav Modi

In a surprising development China has advised India to deal directly with Hong Kong on Nirav Modi issue and Beijing would leave it to...
Trade war erupts; China slaps heavy duty on US products

Trade war erupts; China slaps heavy duty on US products

In a tit-for-tat response to US imposing duties on importing aluminium and steel, China’s increased tariffs by up to 25 percent on 128 U.S....
North Korean Leader Kim meets China’s Xi in Beijing

North Korean Leader Kim meets China’s Xi in Beijing

This might be part of preparation before Kim’s meet with Moon and Trump In his first visit out of his country since assuming office in...
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Army warns its personnel of Whatsapp hacking by Chinese

The Indian army on Sunday warned that the Chinese are using WhatsApp to hack into systems in India. The caution comes months after the...
China's has endorsed a constitutional change scrapping presidential term limits, paving the way for President Xi Jinping to rule without any time limit.

Xi Jinping to rule for life, constitution amended

China's parliament has overwhelmingly endorsed a constitutional change scrapping presidential term limits, paving the way for President Xi Jinping to rule without any time limit. According to...
China building helipads, trenches in Doklam, concedes Defence Minister Sitharaman

China building helipads, trenches in Doklam, concedes Defence Minister Sitharaman

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday told Parliament that China was building infrastructure, including sentry posts, trenches and helipads in Doklam, the tri-junction with...
India's military strength fourth in Global Firepower index, China, at third, close behind Russia, US tops; Pakistan 13th

India’s military strength fourth in Global Firepower index, China, at third, close behind Russia,...

India is the fourth strongest military power in the world, behind China which, at third position is close behind Russia in the Global Firepower...
Maldives declines India's invite for naval exercise: Soured relations?

Maldives declines India’s invite for naval exercise: Soured relations?

After expressing strong disapproval of India's appeals to roll back the emergency it imposed in its country, Maldives, in a sign of worsening relations...
CPC paves way for Xi Jinping to rule China indefinitely

CPC paves way for Xi Jinping to rule China indefinitely

In a major development towards strengthening grip of President Xi Jinping, the central committee of Communist Party of China (CPC) has made its proposal...
US becoming a destabilising force: Chinese economist Andy Xie

US becoming a destabilising force: Chinese economist Andy Xie

Speaking at an ET GBS session on "Froth in the global economy", Xie said that the key for development in East Asia is to...
China strengthening air-defense with eye on India

China strengthening air-defense with eye on India

PLA continues training during new year Spring Festival holidays In continuation of its military adventurism near Line of Actual Control (LAC) and international border with...
Asia University Rankings 2018: Indian universities register decline

Asia University Rankings 2018: Indian universities register decline

India’s two major higher educational institutions –IISc Bangalore and IIT Bombay – have dropped two places to 29th and 44th respectively. The latest list of...
Chinese experts: Defence Minister’s China border visit indicates India’s priority

Chinese experts: Defence Minister’s China border visit indicates India’s priority

Chinese experts have observed Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s Sunday visit to the frontier areas as an indicator of India’s priority for protecting its border...
Chinese foreign ministry: India, China should resolve border differences in a calm way

Chinese foreign ministry: India, China should resolve border differences in a calm way

India and China should look at their border differences, including over Dokalam, in a “calm way” and resolve them through existing mechanisms, the Chinese...
THROUGH THE HAZE: A man rides an electric tricycle amid smog in Chiping, Shandong province, China, Reuters/UNI

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Pinarayi Vijayan at Modi government’s pro-America, anti-China policies

Pinarayi Vijayan lashes out at Modi government’s ‘pro-America, anti-China’ policies

Kerala CM alleged that India is becoming a strategic US partner in its efforts to form a large defense alliance against China   Taking fresh jibe...
PM Modi lays emphasis on Maritime security cooperation with ASEAN

PM Modi lays emphasis on Maritime security cooperation with ASEAN

While laying emphasis on the freedom of navigation in the maritime domain, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said security cooperation in this domain...
China Justifies Infrastructure Construction At Doklam, Says The Area Is Under Its Jurisdiction

China Justifies Infrastructure Construction At Doklam, Says The Area Is Under Its Jurisdiction

near the Sikkim border as ‘legitimate’ and said that India has no business to comment on what it does on its territory. It said the...
India repulses China’s efforts to build road in Arunachal

India repulses China’s efforts to build road in Arunachal Pradesh

Beijing denies acknowledging the existence of the state In another attempt to escalate situation with India, Chinese road construction teams entered about 1 kilometre inside...
Rajinder Khanna (second from left) with Union home minister Rajnath Singh (File photo, courtesy PIB).

Rajinder Khanna, former R&AW chief and Pak expert is new Dy NSA

With a belligerent Pakistan continuing its support to state and non-state actors for perpetrating terror on Indian soil, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA...
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China, Russia criticise US for Cold War mentality and Imperialism

The Trump upheavals in the world politics are continuing. Several countries who received friendly gestures by the US President in recent months are now...
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Indian Army ready to foil any mischief at the border: Lt Gen Abhay Krishna

GOC-in-C of Eastern Command said that the army is totally geared up to face any situation Clearly stating that the Indian Army is in...
TAKE THE STREETS: Members of all Kerala Cattlers Association staging a protest against 18 percent GST and hike of LPG price, in Thiruvananthapuram, UNI

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India hosts Foreign Ministers of Russia, China for RIC dialogue

India hosts Foreign Ministers of Russia, China for RIC dialogue

All three agree to strengthen bilateral and trilateral ties The foreign ministers of India, China and Russia met in New Delhi on Monday and discussed...
DANCE OF THE CHAMPIONS: Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 laureates Carolee Winstein and Kip S Thorne dance after the Nobel banquet in the City Hall of Stockholm, Reuters/UNI

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China deploys more soldiers in Doklam with helipads and improved infrastructure

China deploys more soldiers in Doklam with helipads and improved infrastructure

Keeps troops presence round the year A debate is in offing about who was benefited by standoff at Doklam in mid-summer this year. But one...
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China not satisfied with India’s position of Drone “intrusion”

Global Times questions if India would accept similar response Four months after defusing Doklam stand-off , India and China have entered into another controversy...
China warns its citizens in Pakistan of imminent terror attacks

China warns its citizens in Pakistan of imminent terror attacks

Beijing’s move follows stop funding of major road projects Following its decision to temporarily stop funding of at least three major road projects being built...
India gets Wassenaar Arrangement membership, second such after entry to MTCR in June 2016

India gets Wassenaar Arrangement membership, second such after entry to MTCR in June 2016

India on Thursday was admitted to the Wassenaar Arrangement (WA), widening its access to market of conventional arms and dual-use goods and technologies. The elite...
Drone

India clarifies drone had crossed over into China due to technical problems

China had alleged Indian drone invaded its airspace, crashed across the border Hours after China's claim that an Indian drone had ‘intruded’ into its airspace,...
LIQUID GRACE: Russia's Apollinariia Panfilova and Dmitry Rylov at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Nagoya, Japan, Reuters/UNI

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China alleges Indian drone invaded its airspace, crashed across the border

China alleges Indian drone invaded its airspace, crashed across the border

China has claimed that an Indian drone “invaded” its airspace before crashing across the Sino-Indian western border. See: India clarifies drone had crossed over into...
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Air pollution can impair brain development in babies, warns UNICEF report

A UNICEF report released on Wednesday, Dec 6 – a day after the first International Smog Day – says babies in South Asia face...
WORK OF PASSION: People prepare a snow sculpture for the Harbin Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China, Reuters/UNI

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MERCURY DROP: A woman pushing a stroller walks in the snow in Yantai, Shandong province, China, Reuters/UNI

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Troops at China border to guard against cyber threats also, told to delete Chinese...

Troops keeping vigil at the border with China, on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) have also to guard against cyber security threats. They...
Siang – Brahmaputra’s name in Arunachal Pradesh – turn black and turbid, locals suspect China

Siang – Brahmaputra’s name in Arunachal Pradesh – turn black and turbid, locals suspect...

Siang river, as Brahmaputra is called in Arunachal Pradesh, has turned black with slag and authorities blame it on Chinese activities in Tibet, said...
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Tibetans don’t seek independence from China, says Dalai Lama

Tibet does not want independence from China but development under Chinese rule, said Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Thursday. However, he emphasised...
President Ram Nath Kovind dedicating the newly built State Legislative Assembly to the people of Arunachal Pradesh at Itanagar on Sunday. Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Brigadier (Retd.) B.D. Mishra, chief minister Pema Khandu and Union minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju are also seen. Photo credit: PIB

President Ram Nath Kovind’s Arunachal visit irks China

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson says China never recognised Arunachal Pradesh, opposed to Indian leaders’ activities in disputed regions Weeks after it took strong offence to...
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India, China to continue border talks

First meeting held in Beijing after Doklam stand-off The officials of India and China, for the first time, have discussed border related issues at the...

Pakistan pulls out of dam deal with China due to exorbitant terms

China underplays issue, says it doesn’t affect ties Pakistan has refused China's aid for a $14-billion dam being built on the river Indus and has...

Trump gives “credit” to Xi Jinping for taking advantage

Sino-US relations are at a new historic starting point, says Xi US President Donald Trump was a changed person in Beijing. Instead of reiterating...
Union defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman interacting with Army officers and jawans, at Kibithu forward post in Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday. Photo credit: PIB

Sitharaman’s visit to Arunachal not conducive to peace: China

Day after Nirmala Sitharaman visited Army posts in Arunachal’s Anjaw district, China reacted sharply to defence minister’s visit to a “disputed area” A day after...
Xi asks armed forces to be party’s loyal and ready to win wars

Xi asks armed forces to be party’s loyal and ready to win wars

Chinese President Xi Jinping has instructed his armed forces to be absolutely loyal to the party and improve their combat capabilities and readiness to...
Masood-Azhar

Day after blocking UN’s terrorist tag for Masood Azhar, China says India “important neighbour”

China’s assistant foreign minister Chen Xiaodong says India an important neighbour; his country wants to promote bilateral relations guided by diplomacy with Chinese characteristics A...
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India beats US to become second largest smartphone market; China still at top

Chinese startup Xiaomi shipped 9.2 million units into the Indian market, which is over 290% of its shipment in Q3 last year. With a spirited...
Xi Jinping becomes the most powerful leader, at par with founder Mao Zedong

Xi Jinping becomes the most powerful leader, at par with founder Mao Zedong

In a major development, China’s ruling Communist Party has voted in favor of incorporating Xi Jinping’s name and thought in its constitution, the status...
Pakistan and China

China asks ‘ally’ Pakistan to step up security for its envoy

Beijing believes Xinjiang’s terror group ETIM’s terrorist reached Pak soil Days after a grenade attack at a key Pakistan port for Chinese project injured at...
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India tops in pollution-related deaths: Lancet study

India tops the world in pollution-related premature deaths, according to figures for 2015 released in a recent Lancet study. India recorded 2.51 million premature...
Gwadar attack

38 injured in grenade blasts in Baluchistan’s Mastung and Gwadar

Attacks likely to raise concern about security for Pakistani section of China’s Belt and Road Initiative around Gwadar port Two grenade blasts have rocked Pakistan’s...
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Rex Tillorson: US desires for deeper ties with India

US Administration has expressed desire to “dramatically deepen” cooperation with India and to see New Delhi as a key partner in the face of...
ENTER HEDWIG: Mykh, a 1.5-year-old great gray owl, flies through a window during a training session which is a part of Royev Ruchey Zoo's programme of taming wild animals for research, education and interaction with visitors, in a suburb of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Reuters/UNI

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AN ENIGMA: Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, with Hema Malini, launches the official biography of the legendary actress Hema Malini "Beyond the Dream Girl" in Mumbai, UNI

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Doklam effect: Chennai-Bangaluru-Mysore high speed train project in limbo

Chinese not responding to Indian communication for six months The recent Doklam stand-off between India and China has virtually caused delay in the implementation of...
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China’s Tiangong-1 space station is expected to fall within months

Experts said that the orbit of the station is decaying steadily due to which it is falling deeper into the earth's atmosphere, setting it...
Air Force Chief Dhanoa Says Ready to Fight At Short Notice

Air Force Chief Dhanoa Says Ready to Fight At Short Notice

Security of all Air Force stations is enhanced to combat any threat Indian Air Force is fully prepared to fight a war at a short...
When Nirmala Sitharaman greeted Chinese soldiers at Nathu La pass

When Nirmala Sitharaman greeted Chinese soldiers at Nathu La pass

Nathu La is close to Doklam plateau, the site for recent India-China standoff In her day-long visit to Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim on Saturday,...
Doklam Question: India, China Offer Different Reasons for Normalcy

Doklam Question: India, China Offer Different Reasons for Normalcy

Confusion continues with conflicting claims India has denied reports about Chinese buildup at the recent Doklam faceoff site and claimed of prevailing status quo...

India extends help to Bhutan against Chinese threats

Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar meets Bhutanese leaders Amidst frequent incidents of troops’ movement causing Bhutan-China tension on their unsettled borders, India has chosen to reiterate...
Indians migrating from villages along Indo-China border will put security at risk: Rajnath

Indians migrating from villages along Indo-China border will put security at risk: Rajnath

Union home minister, while on his Uttarakhand visit, urges ITBP to ensure that citizens living in border villages don’t migrate to bigger towns The issue...
Merkel and Corbyn: There’s Room for Decency in Public Life

Donald Trump to visit five Asian countries

Indo-Pacific region’s role will be discussed Amid tension on North Korea’s ballistic missile tests and nuclear explosion, US President Donald Trump will undertake visit...
Sushma Swaraj

China admits terrorism presence in Pakistan

Global Times advises India to befriend with China, respect Pakistan  Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj’s scathing attack against Pakistant at UN General Assembly...
North korea

Moscow calls row kindergarten fight, China reduces oil supply to North Korea

Washington-Pyongyang  war of words continues Amid ongoing confrontation between US and North Korea over its repeated intercontinental ballistic missile and nuclear test, Russia and China...
China on Kashmir

China refuses to back Pakistan’s proposal of UN-role in solving Kashmir dispute

Beijing says issues between the two countries over Kashmir should be resolved by them through bilateral talks Nearly a week after Pakistan urged the United...
China: Communist Party focuses on ‘matchmaking’ of over 100 million single citizens

China: Communist Party focuses on ‘matchmaking’ of over 100 million single citizens

Communists Youth League members receive notice to organize blind date events across China. With major concern over the negative affects single citizens pose towards the...
Ajay Bisaria

Ajay Bisaria to be India’s new High Commissioner to Pakistan

Bisaria takes over from Gautam Bambawale, who moves to China. MEA likely to make formal announcement soon. India has decided to appoint Ajay Bisaria as...
Korea Open Super Series Final: PV Sindhu creates history, beats Nozomi Okuhara

Korea Open Super Series Final: PV Sindhu creates history, beats Nozomi Okuhara

Sindhu defeated Okuhara, avenged her loss from Glasgow to win the Korean Open Super series PV Sindhu became the first Indian Shuttler to win the...

Ready for the launch: iPhone 8 cases hit Shenzen markets before Apple’s product launch

They come in plastic in shocking red, jet black or electric blue, selling for anything from 10 yuan to 30 yuan (US$4.60) apiece Even before...
Aung Suu Kyi to skip UN General Assembly

Aung Suu Kyi to skip UN General Assembly

Rohingya issue forced her to escape embarrassment To escape the mounting criticism by international community, Myanmar’s de facto leader, Noble Laureate State Councillor Aung San...
Bipin Rawat

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat warns of simultaneous war fronts with China, Pakistan

Army chief says that with China flexing muscles, taking over Indian territory and testing the limits of threshold, Pakistan could take advantage of the...
BOOM SHAKALA: An artiste performs the Theechamundi Theyyam, a ritual fire dance of Malabar, on burning embers as per tradition in Lavanyam 2017 as part of Onam celebrations at Fort Kochi, UNI

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VIRGINS ARE REVERRED: Young girls dressed as the Living Goddess participate in the Kumari Puja festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Reuters/UNI

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Doklam standoff ends

Doklam standoff resolved: India starts pullback, China insists it will continue patrolling

India’s objection was to China constructing a road in Doklam as it would have changed the status quo and rendered India vulnerable in the...
Army Chief: China Attempting to Change Status Quo

Army Chief: China Attempting to Change Status Quo

Warns that similar standoff incidents may increase in future Sino-India standoff at Doklam is considered to be a matter of concern among defense experts around...

Solution to Doklam stand-off to be found soon, says Home Minister Rajnath Singh

I want to convey a message to all neighbouring countries that India wants peace, said Singh Amid the rift between India and China over Doklam...
Chinese Troops Enter Ladakh on Independence Day

Chinese Troops Enter Ladakh on Independence Day

China reciprocated by not participating border meeting Continuing its adventurist attitude and spreading border tension with India, Chinese troops chose India’s Independence Day to clash...
China asks US, North Korea to calm down

China asks US, North Korea to calm down

Xi calls Donald Trump, asks both to scale down rhetoric In a serious bid to de-escalate tension between US and North Korea, Beijing shouldered an...
LITTLE KRISHNAS: Schoolchildren dressed-up as Lord Krishna and Sri Radha during Janmashtami celebrations at their school in Mirzapur, UNI

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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama: a Nobel Laureate and The Guru of Euphemisms

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama: a Nobel Laureate and The Guru of Euphemisms

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is mellowed, mild-tempered and content to be just a ‘Son of India’. ~By Dilip Bobb There is something almost childlike about...
LONG LIVE THE MUSIC: A makeshift memorial appears for late country singer Glen Campbell around his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California, Reuters/UNI

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Masood Azhar

China blocks terrorist tag for Jaish chief Masood Azhar, again

Move by the Dragon comes at a time when India’s relations with the Communist regime are witnessing arguably the worst turbulence in decades owing...
ANARCHY: Flames erupt as clashes break out while the Constituent Assembly election is being carried out in Caracas, Venezuela, Reuters/UNI

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Rs3600 crore spent but ‘Made in India’Akash missiles fail tests, not installed even 7 years after signing of contract : CAG

Rs3600 crore spent but ‘Made in India’Akash missiles fail tests, not installed even 7...

Deficiencies in the surface-to-air missiles pose an operational risk during hostilities, says the national auditor In a major setback to India’s defence preparedness at...
China Briefing Diplomats On Doklam: Doval Must Follow Up For India

China Briefing Diplomats On Doklam: Doval Must Follow Up For India

By Saeed Naqvi It reflects on the delicate diplomacy involved that the principal issue in the China-India standoff at Doklam is being mentioned only in muted...

NSA Ajit Doval meets Chinese counterpart, “major problems” discussed

With Indian and Chinese armies locked in a standoff at Doklam, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi, in Beijing...
YOUNG MINDS: School students visiting Parliament house pose for a photograph in front of the Gandhi statue, in New Delhi, UNI

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China to India: Ready to Defend Sovereignty at All Cost

China to India: Ready to Defend Sovereignty at All Cost

Beijing advises India to abandon illusions China has once again urged India to immediately withdraw all troops that have “illegally” entered China, stating that the...
US for Peaceful Resolution of India-China Standoff

US for Peaceful Resolution of India-China Standoff

US diplomats active in Beijing, New Delhi Amidst India’s bilateral approach in its territorial disputes with its neighbors, US administration has established contact with New...
China ready for military confrontation:Chinese media

China ready for military confrontation:Chinese media

Alleges Sushma Swaraj lied in Parliament State run Chinese media has alleged Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj of lying in the parliament on the...
Doklam Standoff

Doklam standoff: a toning down of rhetoric?

By Rajesh Sinha After over a month of regular, aggressive statements from China on the standoff between Indian and Chinese armies at Doklam on India-Bhutan-China...
SHIVA’S LOYAL: A kanwaria shelters from the rain in front of a poster of Lord Shiva in New Delhi, Reuters/UNI

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China bans ‘Winnie the Pooh’ for resembling President Xi

China bans ‘Winnie the Pooh’ for resembling President Xi

Abhishek Kumar Many people around the world were left wondering as to what the honey loving bear ‘Winnie the Pooh’ did to irk the Chinese...
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China’s Doklam Position Unusually Aggressive, says Jaishankar

New Delhi briefs major powers on border situation Amid on-going tension between India and China on Doklam issue, New Delhi has recently clarified its position...
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India should not use trespass as policy tool to achieve political targets: China

Over a month into the standoff at Doklam, China on Tuesday asked India not to use “trespass” as a policy tool to achieve political...
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Mamata alleges Modi’s “diplomatic failure” for Bengal sufferings

Raises questions on functioning of secret agencies In a rare aggressive posture by a Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee has blamed that West Bengal has “suffered”...

Chinese Army conducts live-fire exercise in Tibet

Amid the on-going standoff between India and China at Doklam on the India-China-Bhutan tri-junction, the Chinese army has conducted live-fire exercises in Tibet. The state-run...
Liu Xiabao

Liu Xiaobo, Chinese rights activists and Nobel laureate, dies

Liu has been diagnosed with liver cancer in May while serving an 11-year-old sentence Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Chinese rights activists Liu Xiaobo, who...
Ajit Doval

Doklam standoff: Ajit Doval to visit China for BRICS NSAs meet

However, the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Gopal Baglay, did not confirm the visit Amid the ongoing Doklam standoff with China, National Security Advisor (NSA)...

Sikkim stand-off: Sushma Swaraj calls all-party meeting tomorrow

Home Minister Rajnath Singh will explain the situation on the aggressive dispute with China to political leaders Amid the rift between the Centre and the...
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India-China border imbroglio: Chinese state media says If India can intervene in Bhutan, China...

~By Rajesh Sinha The supposed bonhomie between India and China, speculated upon after the Modi-Jinping mutually congratulatory speeches at Hamburg, evaporated fast. After India claimed...

Rahul Gandhi meets Chinese envoy amid Sikkim stand-off; Cong denies, later accepts

The Congress on Monday made a U-turn from its earlier denial of meeting between Rahul Gandhi and Chinese envoy Luo Zhaohui to say that...

Trump holding up G-20 summit communiqué

US isolated under Donald Trump: Press TV The world leaders participating in the ongoing G-20 Summit at Hamburg, Germany, have been currently facing a difficult...
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G20 summit: PM Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping exchange greetings, talk on range of issues

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping came face to face at the BRICS leaders meet on the sidelines of the G20...
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Xi not to meet Modi at G-20 Summit:China

Chinese Army attempted to build road near Bhutan tri-junction Amid the ongoing India-China standoff over Doklam, Beining officials believe that "the atmosphere is not...
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Amazon adds Rs1,680 Cr investment in India

Effort to grow business in India after losing China Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, has topped up its investment in India with another rupees...
China warns India, stance on Sikkim, Bhutan can reviewed

China warns India, stance on Sikkim, Bhutan can reviewed

The Chinese state media on Thursday warned India that if it doesn’t back down from the current stand-off in India-China-Bhutan tri-junction than Beijing may...
India-China standoff: the rhetoric deteriorates

Beijing claims Doklam plateau under1890 treaty

India-China standoff continues After releasing a map recently, China has now produced another evidence to bolster its claim to the Doklam plateau at the...
US dollar 250 million mission launched to boost biopharma sector

US dollar 250 million mission launched to boost biopharma sector

By SunderarajanPadmanabhan The Government today launched a USD 250 million mission to give a major boost to the biopharmaceutical sector in the country as an...
India-Bhutan border tussle with China: India puts its point across to China

India-Bhutan border tussle with China: India puts its point across to China

India on Friday said that it is “deeply concerned at the recent Chinese actions” and has conveyed to the Chinese government that the latter’s...
Bhutan, India call China’s road construction “illegitimate”

Bhutan, India call China’s road construction “illegitimate”

China calls Danglong part of its “territory” Bhutan has joined India in objecting to the construction of a road in what they called a “disputed...
Chinese troops enter Sikkim sector, destroy two bunkers

Chinese troops enter Sikkim sector, destroy two bunkers

China had earlier violated Indian airspace in Ladakh In another incident of Chinese incursion into Indian territory, Chinese troops entered Doka La area in the...
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India’s population will beat that of China by 2024, says UN report

The 2017 revision of the World Population Prospects published by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs has stated that India’s population will...
Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Astana

Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Astana

It was the first meeting between the two leaders Amid tense diplomatic relations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met China’s President Xi Jinping ahead of the...
Islamic state claims to kill two Chinese teachers in Pakistan

Islamic state claims to kill two Chinese teachers in Pakistan

Islamic state has owned responsibility for  killing two Chinese nationals who were abducted in Pakistan’s Balochistan province last month, the terrorist group’s news agency...
China doesn’t need to beg India to join OBOR: Chinese media

China doesn’t need to beg India to join OBOR: Chinese media

India's absence at the Belt and Road Summit was an embarrassment for China. China doesn’t need to beg India to join the Belt and Road...
China says India's NSG bid has become more complicated under new circumstances

China says India’s NSG bid has become more complicated under new circumstances

PM Narendra Modi is expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping during SCO China on Monday made it clear that it will continue to block...
Trump withdraws US from Paris accord, insults India, China

Trump withdraws US from Paris accord, insults India, China

He said India is free to use coal-fired power plants but the US is not allowed to do so. US President Donald Trump on Thursday...
Trump likely to withdraw the US from Paris Accord

Trump likely to withdraw the US from Paris Accord

The US will become the second major power to reject the accord after Russia US President Donald Trump is set to withdraw the United...
IAF's Sukhoi-30 goes missing near China border

IAF’s Sukhoi-30 goes missing near China border

The area was witnessing a poor weather conditions when the jet lost contact with the ground control The Indian Air Force’s Sukhoi-30 MKI with two...
Chinese media slams India on OBOR

Chinese media slams India on OBOR

An article on Global Times English site says despite India’s concern on debt, other South Asian countries were eager to join the project. The Chinese...
Sakshi, Divya and Vineesh gave India 'silver hatric' in Asian wrestling championship

Watch video: Brave Chinese man saves woman from jumping in front of train

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Nepal signs MoU with China on OBOR, raises concerns for India

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The OBOR is an initiative which plans to increase connectivity and cooperation among China and the rest of Asia with Europe through land as...
Moon Jae-in takes charge as South Korea President

Moon Jae-in takes charge as South Korea President

The 64-year-old leader has promised to tackle North Korea's advancing nuclear ambitions and pacify tensions with the US and China Human rights lawyer Moon Jae-in,...
How China fudges its employment figures

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While its minister has warned of half-a-million job cuts in the manufacturing sector, his promise of rehabilitating these workers in the service sector seems...
China lone critic of India-Vietnam Akash pact

China lone critic of India-Vietnam Akash pact

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RBI Governor Urjit Patel. Photo: UNI

RBI governor speaks his mind finally at VGGS 2017

Urjit Patel did fulfil his responsibility as an independent central bank governor while talking about the state of economy at the Vibrant Gujarat Global...

PM Modi to visit Vietnam, China and Laos

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