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India, Mauritius to work to avoid 'abuse' of DTATPM

India, Mauritius to work to avoid ‘abuse’ of DTAT: PM

PORT LOUIS: India and Mauritius will work together to avoid the “abuse” of double taxation avoidance convention, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared today, as the two countries agreed to push… Read more »

PM hails Mauritius for enriching Hindi literature

PM hails Mauritius for enriching Hindi literature

PORT LOUIS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed Mauritius for enriching Hindi literature through its contribution and said the language has occupied a special place in the world. On the… Read more »

India, Seychelles sign 4 pacts to boost security cooperation

India, Seychelles sign 4 pacts to boost security cooperation

VICTORIA: Seeking to expand its footprint in the strategic Indian Ocean, India today agreed to help Seychelles in mapping its hydrology reserves under four agreements signed during the visit of… Read more »

Climate change poses serious threat similar to terrorism PM

Climate change poses serious threat similar to terrorism: PM

VICTORIA: Climate change poses serious threat to island nations like Seychelles as terrorism to the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said as he expressed India’s deep commitment to combat… Read more »

China hints at talks with Dalai Lama

China hints at talks with Dalai Lama

BEIJING: Hinting at resuming talks with the Dalai Lama for the first time in several years, China today said it is open for a “discussion” with the Tibetan spiritual leader… Read more »

Lord Paul attacks Prime Minister Cameron over corruption in UK

Lord Paul attacks PM Cameron over corruption in UK

LONDON: Lord Swraj Paul, NRI industrialist based here, has sharply attacked Prime Minister David Cameron over corruption in Britain after he figured in an exchange in parliament over Swiss bank… Read more »

Its official Xi to visit Pakistan this year

Its official: Xi to visit Pakistan this year

BEIJING: China today said Xi Jinping will visit Pakistan this year amid speculation that the president may be the chief guest at the March 23 National Day military parade in… Read more »

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Arizona Gov cedes control over federal lawsuits

PHOENIX: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has ended direct control over litigation related to the state’s 2010 immigration-enforcement law and its decision not to issue driver’s licenses to immigrants granted deferred… Read more »

Taiwan plane with 58 crashes in Taipei; 15 killed

Taiwan plane with 58 crashes in Taipei; 15 killed

TAIPEI: A Taiwanese flight with 58 people turned on its side in midair, clipped an elevated roadway and careened into a river today shortly after takeoff from the island’s capital… Read more »

Swaraj meets Chinese President Xi

Swaraj meets Chinese President Xi

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping today met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here and said China and India have taken solid steps to step up cooperation and implement the agreements… Read more »

Swaraj hold talks with Russian counterpart Lavrov

Swaraj hold talks with Russian counterpart Lavrov

BEIJING: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today met her Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov here ahead of the Russia, India, China Foreign Ministers meeting. Lavrov drove straight from the airport to… Read more »

China hopes Swaraj's visit will reset focus on Sino-India ties

China hopes Swaraj’s visit will reset focus on Sino-India ties

BEIJING: After the din created by the US President’s visit to India with apprehensions here that it was aimed at driving a wedge in Sino-Indian relations, China hopes External Affairs… Read more »

Saudi King Abdullah dies, Salman is new ruler

Saudi King Abdullah dies, Salman is new ruler

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s elderly King Abdullah died today and was replaced by his half-brother Salman as the absolute ruler of the world’s top oil exporter and the spiritual home of… Read more »

Oil surges after Saudi King's death

Oil surges after Saudi King’s death

SINGAPORE: Oil prices surged today following the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, with investors watching to see if the country will change its policy of maintaining high production in… Read more »

India makes progress in bringing children to schools UN

India makes progress in bringing children to schools: UN

UNITED NATIONS: India has been able to decrease its number of out-of-school children by nearly 16 million between 2000 and 2012, driving the progress in South Asia, but it still… Read more »

Tension in pockets of Sirsa; Section 144 imposed at places

Tension in pockets of Sirsa; Section 144 imposed at places

SIRSA: Tension gripped Sirsa where authorities have imposed prohibitory orders in view of protests against the controversial film ‘Messenger of God (MSG)’, featuring Dera Sacha Sauda sect head Gurmit Ram… Read more »

Indian students' arrival at UK declined by 12 per centReport

Indian students’ arrival at UK declined by 12 per cent:Report

LONDON: Enrolment of students from India at the UK universities declined by a “worrying” 12 per cent last year, partly due to the government’s clampdown on student visas and tough… Read more »

Indian among 22 missing in boat capsize in China

Indian among 22 missing in boat capsize in China

BEIJING: An Indian was among eight foreigners who are missing along with 14 others when a tugboat sank off the Yangtze River in China’s east Jiangsu Province. Four from Singapore… Read more »

China punishes 32 officials for corruption in Mecca pilgrimage

China punishes 32 officials for corruption in Mecca pilgrimage

BEIJING: China today said it has detained one of its top spy chiefs and has named 16 military commanders for alleged corruption, indicating President Xi Jinping’s bold, sweeping crackdown on… Read more »

Adani, Walsh to co-chair Australia-India CEO Forum

Adani, Walsh to co-chair Australia-India CEO Forum

MELBOURNE:¬†Adani group chairman Gautum Adani and Australian mining giant Rio Tinto’s CEO Sam Walsh have been appointed as the co-chair of the Australia-India CEO Forum. “I am extremely pleased that… Read more »