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India extends $75 million credit line to Fiji

India extends $75 million credit line to Fiji

SUVA, Fiji: India on Wednesday announced a $75 million line of credit to Fiji for a co-generation power plant and a $5 million fund to develop its villages even as… Read more »

PM thanks Fiji for its role in success of India''s mars mission

PM thanks Fiji for its role in success of India’s mars mission

SUVA: Utilizing his visit to Fiji, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today acknowledged the role played by this tiny South Pacific Island nation in the success of India’s Mars mission in… Read more »

India has highest number of people practicing open defecation

India has highest number of people practicing open defecation

UNITED NATIONS: India has the highest number of people practicing open defecation in the world at 597 million, according to the UN which said political will at the “highest level”… Read more »

Mahindra gets nod to sell its Australian airplanes in India

Mahindra gets nod to sell its Australian airplanes in India

MELBOURNE: India’s Mahindra group can finally start selling its airplanes in India after it got all approvals from the country’s civil aviation ministry, Chairman and Managing Director Anand Mahindra said… Read more »

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama during their White House summit on September 30.

India tight-lipped on the issue of hydrofluorocarbons

PARIS: India did not clearly spell out its position on the issue of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) during a key UN conference here as nations debated whether to set up a contact… Read more »

Modi sets two-month deadline for merger of OCI, PIO status

Modi sets two-month deadline for merger of OCI, PIO status

SYDNEY: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured a visa on arrival facility for Australian tourists and announced a two-month deadline for the long-pending merger of OCI and PIO status to… Read more »

G20 plans major investments in countries like India

G20 plans major investments in countries like India

BRISBANE: The G20 has cited India among other countries for launch of major investment initiatives and for having a sustainable growth. A Brisbane Action plan released as part of the… Read more »

India's UN resolution on Yoga gets backing of about 130 states

India’s UN resolution on Yoga gets backing of about 130 states

UNITED NATIONS: In an overwhelming response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for commemorating an International Day of Yoga, about 130 countries have joined as co-sponsors to an India-led UN… Read more »

World must reject linkage between religion, terror Modi

World must reject linkage between religion, terror: Modi

NAY PYI TAW: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asserted that the world community must reject any linkage between religion and terrorism while formulating a “genuinely international” partnership in the fight… Read more »

'Many complex security concerns in East Asia region']

Many complex security concerns in East Asia: Modi

NAY PYI TAW: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lamented that there were a number of complex and unresolved questions on security in the East Asia region and once again highlighted… Read more »

Cameron to meet Modi at G20 meet

Cameron to meet Modi at G20 meet

LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron will “seize the opportunity” to meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for the first time this weekend during the G20 summit in Brisbane to… Read more »

Processes for inking FTA underway Philippines assures India

Processes for inking FTA underway: Philippines assures India

NAY PHI TAW: The Philippines, the only country in the 10-nation ASEAN to sign a Free Trade Agreement for services and investments with India, today assured that the internal processes… Read more »

Rajnath Singh in Israel to bolster bilateral ties

Rajnath Singh in Israel to bolster bilateral ties

TEL AVIV: Vowing to strengthen India’s “very warm” relations with Israel, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has arrived here for his first bilateral visit abroad to discuss issues like security cooperation… Read more »

Pakistan win first Australia series in 20 years

Pakistan win first Australia series in 20 years

ABU DHABI: Pakistan achieved their first series win over Australia in 20 years with a thumping 356-run win in the second Test here today, taking the two-match series 2-0. The… Read more »

India votes against UN draft resolutions on NPT

India votes against UN draft resolutions on NPT

UNITED NATIONS: India has voted against the provisions of draft resolutions that would have required it to accede to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), saying there is “no question” of… Read more »

NRIs investing in India should be given dual citizenship Paul

NRIs investing in India should be given dual citizenship: Paul

LONDON: NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has called for granting Indian passports to expatriates who invest a certain minimum amount in industries in India and help ignite the engine of… Read more »

Permanent solution on food security in WTO rules is mustIndia

Permanent solution on food security in WTO rules is must: India

UNITED NATIONS: In a stern message, India has told the UN General Assembly that developing countries must have the freedom to use food reserves to feed the poor “without the… Read more »

End ungenerous, ill-informed advice to India Lord Paul to UK

End ungenerous, ill-informed advice to India: Lord Paul to UK

LONDON: NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul told Britain that it should end a stream of ungenerous and often ill-informed advice that is directed to India on matters including human rights,… Read more »

India, 20 others set up Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

India, 20 others set up Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

BEIJING: India along with 20 other countries on Friday signed an agreement to become founding members of the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to aid the infrastructure development in… Read more »

Prez makes strong pitch for India as investment destination

Prez makes strong pitch for India as investment destination

HELSINKI: Making a strong pitch for bringing investments, President Pranab Mukherjee today said India is fourth most attractive destination for Foreign Direct Investment for 2014-16 owing to easing of restrictions,… Read more »