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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.
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.
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) 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.
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.
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.
"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.
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
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."
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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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".
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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)".
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.
"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 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.
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, 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.
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.
Get all the live updates of the Australian Open Super Series men's singles final between Kidambi Srikanth and Chen Long.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.