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Modi-Trump meet: US-India bonhomie rattles China, Pakistan

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:41
New Delhi’s purported adversaries clearly feel the pinch of the US-India clinch. Both Beijing and Islamabad reacted sharply on Tuesday to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump explicitly and implicitly identifying Pakistan and China respectively as nettlesome adversaries.

Eye on China: India, US to 'hunt submarines' together in Indian Ocean

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:52
Prime Minister Modi and US President Trump have vowed to further strengthen the already expansive India-US defence and security partnership, a highly visible symbol of which will be the massive Malabar naval exercise with Japan as the third participant in the Bay of Bengal next month.

Man applies for coach's job to teach Kohli lesson

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:23
A mechanical engineer - Upendra Nath Bramhachari - has applied for the post of head coach of the Indian team with an aim to "drag an arrogant Virat Kohli on right track".

JD(U) slams Cong for attack on Nitish, terms BJP a 'natural' ally

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 16:18
JD(U) spokesperson K C Tyagi also referred to his party's "natural" relations with the BJP when it was part of the National Democratic Alliance. He, however, insisted that there was no question of joining the saffron alliance.

Govt sets up 'war room' to deal with GST crises

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 14:45
A team of tech-savvy young officers will be manning the "war room" to assist officials in resolving their GST-related queries, sources said. The room, equipped with computers and phone lines, will act as a single-window for anything and everything related to the GST, they said.

Modi-Trump meet: India, US move closer on Pak than during Obama yrs

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 14:31
Two things stood out in the Modi-Trump joint statement. First, the creation of “a new consultation mechanism on domestic and international terrorist designations listing proposals.” This would presumably help US and India to coordinate their moves both bilaterally and multilaterally on listing terrorists. Currently, the US, UK and France are together sponsoring a move to ban Masood Azhar in the 1267 committee of the UNSC. This is being opposed by China, which has maintained a block on this for over a year now.

Modi world's most important PM: Israeli daily

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 14:16
"Wake up: the most important PM of the world is coming", is how Prime Minister Narendra Modi's forthcoming visit to Israel, the first by an Indian premier, is described in an article in one of the leading Israeli business daily.

Ravi Shastri to apply for post of India coach

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 14:03
Former India allrounder and captain Ravi Shastri, who was team director of the men's team from August 2014 to April 2016, has apparently submitted his name for the vacant position of head coach

India-US alliance to check China will be catastrophic: Chinese media

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:52
Underlining that India is not a US ally like Japan or Australia, it said, "To assume a role as an outpost country in the US' strategy to contain China is not in line with India's interests. It could even lead to catastrophic results."

From now on, speedy entry into US for Indians

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:10
US President Donald Trump welcomed India's entry into the International Expedited Traveler Initiative. Low-risk Indian travellers to the US from now on would experience speedy entry into the country after landing.

China lodges protest over 'crossing of border' by Indian troops in Sikkim

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:40
China on Tuesday accused Indian troops of "crossing the boundary" in the Sikkim section and demanded their immediate withdrawal, while asserting that it has shut down the Nathu La pass entry for Indian pilgrims travelling to Kailash Mansarovar because of the border standoff.

Why Donald Trump thanked this Indian airline

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 10:58
Spicejet has placed a $22 billion order with Boeing for up to 205 planes to be manufactured in the US. This would create 1,32,000 high-skilled, high-paid American jobs within the US, according to the US Department of Commerce.

India's opposition can affect CPEC: Chinese media

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 10:19
The construction of the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor may have been affected in the short run due to India's objections but Beijing and Islamabad can dispel New Delhi's doubts if they stay firm about their cooperation, a report in state-run Chinese media said.

VIVO retains IPL title sponsorship for 5 years

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 09:47
Chinese mobile firm Vivo has retained the title sponsorship right of the Indian Premier League for a period of five years with a bid of Rs 2199 crore. Oppo was the next highest bidder at Rs 1430 cr.

Builders may get extra floor area

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 09:33
There is also a proposal to provide builders with land for high-end apartments in one part of the city and in return, they will have to construct a complex of affordable houses in another location. The private developer will provide the land in this case.

No discussion on H-1B visa issue during Modi-Trump meeting

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 09:06
The H-1B visa issue that was looming on the India-US relationship in the run up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden meeting with President Donald Trump did not figure in the talks between the two leaders.

Indian Badminton: Rise of the 'Shuttle Men'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 05:28
‘Hunting in packs' is the new mantra in Indian men's badminton. The exploits of Kidambi Srikanth, Sai Praneeth and HS Prannoy have catapulted Indian badminton to a new high as a group of Indian men have begun dominating men's singles as never before.

All is well: Trump-Modi skirt trade wrinkles

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 05:18
Laying to rest any doubts about US-India ties slackening, President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday committed to advancing a strong strategic relationship between the two countries centering on defense and security, despite continuing differences on trade issues.

NE woman in Khasi dress told to leave Delhi club

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 05:03
Ignorance about the northeastern region and prejudices borne out of it was on full display at Delhi Golf Club on Sunday when a Meghalaya woman wearing traditional Khasi attire was told to leave.

Tech-savvy Hyderabad houses most child workers

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 03:38
96,892 Kids In 5-14 Years Age Gp Employed

Destroying radical Islamic terror together is top goal: Trump, Modi

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 00:50
PM Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump both said on Tuesday "destroying radical Islamic terrorism together" and "ending terror safe havens" is one of the main goals of their countries' strategic partnership. Both leaders made individual statements to the media and discussed "shared goals".

Support Kashmiris against 'tyrants': Khamenei

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 21:29
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei raised eyebrows on Monday as he tweeted, “Muslim world should openly support people of Bahrain, Kashmir, Yemen etc and repudiate oppressors and tyrants who attacked people in Ramadan”.

US brands Hizbul chief 'global terrorist', sets tone for Trump-Modi meet

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 20:52
First Lady Melania Trump will join President Trump in welcoming PM Modi at the White House. The First Lady is also slated to join them for dinner and take part in the departure ceremony, making it three appearances with the visiting dignitary.

US top court revives parts of travel ban order

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 16:44
The court said it would hear arguments on the legality of one of Trump's signature policies in his first months as president in the court's next term, which starts in October. The justices granted parts of his administration's emergency request to put the March 6 executive order into effect immediately while the legal battle continues.

Melania Trump to meet, greet and dine with PM Modi

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 16:33
First Lady Melania Trump will join the US President in welcoming PM Modi at the White House. Melania Trump has only just moved in to the White House and this will be the first big reception she will part of in the Presidential mansion.

Chinese troops transgress Sikkim sector, jostle with Indian forces

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:11
The face-off has been going on in Doka La general area in Sikkim for the past ten days and the Chinese troops have also stopped a batch of pilgrims proceeding on Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, official sources said.

Indo-US strategic ties 'incontrovertible': PM Modi

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:51
Modi, ahead of his meeting with US President Donald Trump, also said in comments published in The Wall Street Journal that he expected bilateral ties in the next few decades to be "an even more remarkable story of ambitious horizons, convergent action and shared growth".

What Amazon CEO said after meeting PM Modi

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:52
Bezos was among the 20 US business leaders who interacted with Modi as part of a roundtable interaction. Others in the group included Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google's Sunder Pichai, John Chambers from Cisco, Shantanu Narayen from Adobe and Ajay Banga from Mastercard.

Mansarovar Yatra: China says in touch with India over Nathu-la halt

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 10:28
China said on Monday that it was in touch with India over continuing the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through the Nathu La pass in Sikkim, days after refusing entry to pilgrims citing damage to roads in Tibet due to landslides and rains.

'India-Afghanistan air corridor reflects Delhi's stubborn thinking'

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:59
India and Afghanistan last week inaugurated a dedicated air freight corridor to give boost to bilateral trade and give the landlocked central Asian country greater access to Indian markets.

Tamil Nadu drug smuggling hits a high, 115kg heroin seized in 6 mths

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:50
The Tamil rebels began smuggling heroin in the early 1980s, with the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan disrupting traditional smuggling routes and Pakistan-based drug gangs making contacts with Sri Lankan Tamil insurgents in the state.

Prison riot: FIR against Indrani Mukherjee, others

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:29
Around ​200 inmates, including Indrani Mukherjee, climbed up the two-storey jail's terrace and staged a protest over an inmate's death. Nagpada police have registered a case of rioting and criminal conspiracy against the protesters.

GST on cars: Cheaper or not?

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 08:33
India is on the brink of its biggest ever tax reform - the Goods and Services Tax (GST). The simplified taxation system which will be implemented from July 1 will certainly have some impact on finances. Here is how GST is expected to affect car prices in India.

Bacha bazi: Afghan subculture of child sex slavery

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 07:49
"Bachas" are boy sex slaves, often kept by powerful warlords, commanders, politicians and other members of the elite as a symbol of authority and affluence. Sometimes dressed as women, they are often sexually exploited. They can also be used as dancers at private parties.

Rajdhani, Shatabdi trains to get makeover 

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 07:29
Aiming at enhancing the experience of passengers travelling by the Shatabdi and Rajdhani trains, the Indian Railways has undertaken a complete makeover exercise. Trolley service for catering, polite uniformed staff and on-board entertainment are some of the changes slated to be introduced from October this year.

Darjeeling stir: Cops brace for flare-up in Hills

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 06:16
Buoyed by the constant support that the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has received in the past 11 days of the strike in the Hills, the top leadership on Sunday said it was providing a 12-hour relaxation to Muslim community on the occasion of Eid on Monday.

This US city greets visitors with Punjabi signage

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 06:10
Like many Canadian cities, Norwich in Connecticut, US, now welcomes visitors with Punjabi signage of “Ji Aaiyan Nu“. Signboards at this city's entry points also flash the same message in Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Italian and German.

Bengaluru woman India's 1st at transplant games

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 05:16
Reena Raju, 35, from Bengaluru, continues to achieve whatever she has set her heart on. Karnataka's first woman recipient of a heart donation, Reena is now gearing up to become India's first woman organ transplant recipient to take part in a World Transplant Games meet.

Srikanth wins 2 titles in 2 weeks, ad deals line up

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 03:36
Indian badminton has a new golden boy. At least three firms are in talks to sign Kidambi Srikanth, who on Sunday became the first Indian to win back-to-back Super Series titles.

India beat West Indies by 105 runs

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 00:31
Ajinkya Rahane struck a brilliant century before the bowlers dished out a disciplined show as India thrashed a hapless West Indies by 105 runs in a lopsided contest in the second cricket one-dayer here.

Military using 13 satellites to keep eye on foes

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:55
With the successful launch of “eye in the sky” Cartosat-2E satellite with surveillance capabilities last Friday, the total number of satellites being used for military purpose has gone up to 13, an Isro source said. These satellites are used for keeping an eye on enemies both on land and sea.

Modi in US: Biz leaders hail 'very productive' meet

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:40
Top US company chief executives described as "very good" and "very productive" Prime Minister Narendra Modi's round-table with high-profile chief executives of US industry on Sunday in Washington, reported ANI.

India keen on combat drones in the long run

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:05
Akin to fighter jets but remotely controlled through satellites from thousands of miles away, combat drones are capable of firing missiles and precision-guided munitions on enemy targets before returning to their home bases to re-arm for the next mission.

No graft charge on my govt: Modi's top comments

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 19:49
On the first day of his two-day US visit, Prime Minister Modi interacted with the Indian diaspora in Washington DC's suburb of Virginia on Sunday. Here are the top quotes from his address:

India, US struggle for give & take in eco matters

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 19:15
Accommodating each others' economic agenda and views and reconciling the conflicting impulses and priorities is dominating Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit, there being little daylight between the two sides on geo-political and strategic issues of mutual concern.

Europeans learn to live with terror attacks

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 17:08
There is a heightened awareness and quicker reactions in France, UK and Belgium, that would have seemed unthinkable just a few years ago. Parents and teachers are talking to children more about being observant — a skill often lost on a gadget-obsessed generation.

Nuclear deal to figure in Modi-Trump talks, pact on reactors unlikely

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:36
The Indo-US civil nuclear deal is expected to figure during talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump on Monday, but a pact between the NPCIL and Westinghouse to build six power reactors in Andhra Pradesh is unlikely to be signed.

Srinagar encounter ends; 2 terrorists killed, 2 Army men injured

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 15:40
Security forces on Sunday gunned down two terrorists holed up inside a school on the outskirts of Srinagar, ending an encounter of over 14 hours in which two Army men were also injured.

HWL Semi-Final: India lose 2-3 to Canada, end 6th

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:51
A misfiring and inconsistent India finished a disappointing sixth in the Hero Hockey World League Semi-Final after being stunned 2-3 by Canada on Sunday. It was India's second upset loss against a lower-ranked side in the tournament after having lost to Malaysia in the quarterfinals.

Live Blog: West Indies vs India, 2nd ODI

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:26
Check live cricket score updates, live commentary, scorecard of second ODI between India and West Indies in Port of Spain on Times of India

149 killed as oil tanker explodes in Pakistan

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 13:41
The oil tanker coming from Karachi and headed to Lahore overturned early Sunday morning on the national highway at the Ahmedpur Sharqia area of the Bahawalpur district, some 400 km from Lahore, after a tyre burst. The fire was apparently caused by someone who lit a cigarette after people from nearby localities gathered on the highway to collect spilt petrol, officials said.

Taliban attack India-made dam in Afghanistan

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 13:04
The Taliban have steadily expanded their reach across Afghanistan since US and international forces formally concluded their combat mission at the end of 2014, switching to a support and counterterrorism role.

Sushma targets Meira Kumar using old LS video

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 12:24
In the six-minute video, Sushma Swaraj is seen berating the Congress-led UPA government, pointing to a number of alleged scams. Then Speaker Meira Kumar is seen repeatedly saying "alright", "thank you", "okay", "I have to proceed", hinting then Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj to conclude her speech.

Hockey World League Live Blog: India vs Canada

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 12:09
Follow all the live updates from the 5-6th classification match between India and Canada from the Hockey World League Semi-final

Race for Raisina Hill: Odds favour Ram Nath Kovind

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 11:57
With the battle lines drawn in the first-ever Dalit versus Dalit presidential contest, the odds are heavily stacked in favour of the saffron brigade candidate Kovind who is set to get around 7 lakh votes which is around two-thirds of the total 10,98,903 votes of the electoral college.

Over 140 burnt alive, 100 injured as oil tanker explodes in Pakistan

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 10:42
The oil tanker coming from Karachi to Lahore overturned early this morning on the national highway at the Ahmedpur Sharqia area of the district, some 400 km from Lahore, after its tyre burst.

Army rethinking on Sahayak system

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 10:26
The Army is now actively considering recruiting civilian staff in peace stations to do away with the colonial-era Sahayak system, in the wake of rising cases of jawans coming out openly against it.

Banks not liable for loss of valuables in lockers: RBI

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 09:51
According to the information availed by the lawyer, the unanimous reason given by the 19 banks, including Bank of India, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Punjab National Bank, UCO and Canara, among others, is that "the relationship they have with customers with regard to lockers is that of lessee (landlord) and lessor (tenant)".

GST booster: Over 1L job openings expected

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 09:27
The job market is looking forward to a big boost from the new GST regime and expects over one lakh immediate new employment opportunities, including in specialised areas like taxation, accounting and data analysis.

PM Modi hails shuttler Srikanth in Mann Ki Baat

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 09:05
"Badminton player Kidambi Srikanth recently won the Indonesia Open. He has made the nation proud," PM Modi said in his monthly radio broadcase programme in Mann Ki Baat.

PM Modi recalls 1975 Emergency as darkest time

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 08:40
PM Modi recalled that democracy-lovers had fought a big battle against the Emergency imposed by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and said the pro-democracy "heritage" needs to be strengthened.

Kidambi Srikanth beats Chen Long to win Australia Open title

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 08:30
India shuttler Kidambi Srikanth defeated Olympic champion Chen Long in a dominating fashion to win the Australia Open Super Series men's singles title on Sunday. Srikanth won in straight games 22-20, 21-16 to win his career's fourth Super Series title.

'Modi must raise H-1B visa issue with Trump'

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 08:27
Modi, who arrived in the US capital today, was welcomed with loud cheers and applause by a group of people from the Indian community that was waiting outside the Willard InterContinental Hotel to catch a glimpse of the Indian leader.

123 killed, 100 injured as oil tanker explodes in Pakistan

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 07:55
Punjab government spokesman said at least 123 people were killed and over 100 others injured in the explosion. The tanker was on way to Lahore from Karachi when the driver lost control and crashed. Nearby villagers rushed toward the overturned tanker with cans to take the leaking fuel.

Australian Open Final Live: Srikanth v Chen Long

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 07:03
Get all the live updates of the Australian Open Super Series men's singles final between Kidambi Srikanth and Chen Long.

Will Nasa-Isro satellite pass the Trump test?

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 06:21
Space scientists in India and America are on tenterhooks as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald J Trump meet for the first bilateral in Washington.At stake is the world's most expensive earth-imaging satellite till date being jointly made by the Nasa and the Isro.

PM Modi given warm welcome by Indians in US

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 06:16
During his three-day visit, Prime Minister Modi will also interact with about 20 leading American CEOs followed by an Indian-American community event in Washington DC suburb of Virginia.

US lawmakers urge Trump to press Modi on trade

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 04:30
USA-INDIA-TRADE-MODI-TRUMP:U.S. lawmakers urge Trump to press Modi on trade, investment

PM Modi arrives in Washington

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 04:27

Trump calls Modi 'true friend' as US readies the red carpet for him

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 01:11
In a city with a new administration that is upending and dismantling almost everything from the Obama years — from health care to Gulf policy — American outlook towards India, at least in terms of geo-politics, appears to be one of the few constants.

NSG still unsure on India’s membership

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 23:45
The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) plenary in Bern again ended inconclusively on the issue of India’s membership with China refusing to budge from its position that the 48-nation Group, which controls international nuclear commerce, first establish criteria for inclusion of non-NPT signatories as members.

On Modi's Portugal stopover, a boost for startups

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 23:12
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Portugal, the first bilateral visit by any Indian PM to the country, saw him and his counterpart, Antonio Costa, launching a unique startup portal called the India-Portugal International StartUp Hub (IPISH) in Lisbon.

Lynching of J&K DSP fuels public anger, Hurriyat stays mum

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 22:41
Hundreds of relatives and sympathisers visited the family home of the slain police officer Mohd Ayub Pandith on Saturday as anger seemed to boil over the brutality of the bloodshed.

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