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India, US two-plus-two meeting postponed

Sunday, 18 Mar 2018 | PTI | Washington

The India-US two-plus-two meeting has been postponed as of now due to uncertainty over confirmation of nomination of Mike Pompeo, as the new Secretary of State, according to officials. The first two-plus-two meeting between India and the US was tentatively scheduled for April 18-19. The launch of two-plus-two dialogue...

'Trump admin looking to work with India on Rohingya issue'

Saturday, 17 Mar 2018 | PTI | Washington

The Trump administration is looking for ways to work with India in terms of providing for the needs of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and also to put pressure on Myanmar to create conditions for their safe and voluntary return, a senior US official has said. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled...

Ghanaian think tank condemns deportation of Indian businessman

Saturday, 17 Mar 2018 | IANS | Ghana

A think tank here -- Imani Ghana -- has described the deportation of the Indian businessman, Ashok Sivaram Kumar as "harsh" adding that the process had not been properly handled. The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) on March 11 repatriated Kumar. The businessman was sent back to India on the grounds...

India biggest strategic opportunity for US: Pentagon

Friday, 16 Mar 2018 | PTI | Washington

India is the "biggest strategic opportunity" for the US with New Delhi showing more openness to strengthen bilateral security ties, a top Pentagon commander has said, underlining a mutual desire for global stability and support for the rules-based international order. Admiral Harry Harris, Commander of the US Pacific Command also told...

Indian-origin former McKinsey partner in US gets 2-year jail in fraud case

Friday, 16 Mar 2018 | PTI | New York

An Indian-origin former partner in global consulting firm McKinsey & Company has been sentenced to two years in prison by a US court for scheming to defraud companies out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Navdeep Arora, a former partner in the Chicago office of McKinsey & Company, plotted with...

Can't expect India to go cold turkey on Russian arms: Pentagon

Friday, 16 Mar 2018 | PTI | Washington

The US cannot expect India to abruptly stop using Russian arms and instead needs a glide path to increase defence trade with New Delhi, a top American commander has told lawmakers. India is "a key partner and a great strategic opportunity" for the US, Admiral Harry Harris told members of...

Choose France, Macron tells India's youths and entrepreneurs

Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

French President Emmanuel Macron has rolled out the red carpet for Indian youths, researchers and entrepreneurs, saying he would be proud if they made France their entry point to Europe and be their "long time strategic partner". Macron, who was in India from March 10 to March 12, said both countries...

India committed to strengthening ties with Nepal: Prez Kovind

Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 | PTI | Kathmandu

India is committed to working with Nepal's leadership to further strengthen the wide-ranging bilateral ties for the benefit of people of both the countries, President Ram Nath Kovind has said. Congratulating Nepal's first woman president Bidya Devi Bhandari on her re-election for a second term in office, President Kovind said...

Gender equality of rural women a key driver of inclusive growth: India

Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 | PTI | United Nations

India has said that gender equality and emancipation of rural women is a key driver of inclusive growth in the country, with discourse on women's empowerment progressing from viewing women as recipients of welfare benefits to engaging them as active agents of change. "As one of the fastest growing economies...

Pakistan apprehended 1,373 fishermen during 2015-18: Govt

Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Pakistan apprehended 1,373 fishermen during 2015-18, the government today informed the Lok Sabha. In a written response to a question in the Lok Sabha, V K Singh, Minister of State in the external affairs ministry, said Iran held 252 Indian fishermen during 2015-18, mostly from Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Kerala. Sri Lanka...


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Liquor policy: Church declares war on Kerala Govt

18 Mar 2018 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

Kerala’s Catholic Church has declared war on the CPI(M)-led LDF Government over its new liquor policy by which liquor outlets including bars could be opened in almost all panchayats in the State. The new policy also paves way for the reopening of almost all the bars that were closed down in 2014 as part of the then Government’s policy envisaging implementation of Prohibition in ten years’ time through phases...

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Previous Govts indulged in business of illegally acquiring lands: CM

18 Mar 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal on Saturday said that the previous governments indulged in the business of illegally acquiring lands with ulterior motives and with the intent of having their own cut. “This was done not only in Rohtak but in the entire state...

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