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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 »

Don''t make any move to complicate situation at border China

Don’t make any move to complicate situation at border: China

BEIJING: China today sharply reacted to India’s plans to construct a road network along the McMohan line in Arunachal Pradesh and expressed hope that India will not take any action… Read more »

India's Satyarthi, Pakistan's Malala win Nobel Peace Prize

India’s Satyarthi, Pakistan’s Malala win Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO: An Indo-Pak and Hindu-Muslim combination of Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai today shared the Nobel Peace Prize honors for 2014 for their work on promoting child rights in the… Read more »

UNGA to hold informal consultations on International Day of Yoga

UNGA to hold informal consultations on International Day of Yoga

UNITED NATIONS: The UN General Assembly is scheduled to hold next week informal consultations on a draft resolution titled ‘International Day of Yoga,’ an idea that was floated by Prime… Read more »

No role for third party in SCS dispute China tells India, US

No role for third party in SCS dispute: China tells India, US

BEIJING: China today sharply reacted to India and the US expressing concern over the South China Sea dispute during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington, asserting that the maritime… Read more »

UN asks India, Pak resolve their issues through dialogue

UN asks India, Pak resolve their issues through dialogue

UNITED NATIONS: Amid escalation of ceasefire violations along the Line of Control, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki moon has asked India and Pakistan to resolve their issues diplomatically and through dialogue…. Read more »

India asks Pak to end ceasefire violations along border

India asks Pak to end ceasefire violations along border

NEW DELHI: India today asked Pakistan to put an immediate end to ceasefire violations along the border in Jammu and Kashmir as the ground realities in the country had changed…. Read more »

Trio win Nobel medicine prize for brain's 'GPS'

Trio win Nobel medicine prize for brain’s ‘GPS’

STOCKHOLM: British-American researcher John O’Keefe today won the Nobel Medicine Prize with a Norwegian couple, Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser, for discovering how the brain navigates. They won the coveted… Read more »

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I’m bisexual: Dewani tells S African court as his trial begins

CAPE TOWN: An Indian-origin British billionaire businessman, accused plotting the murder his Indo-Swedish wife during their honeymoon in South Africa in 2010, told a court that he was bisexual as… Read more »

Peaceful protests achieve more

Peaceful protests achieve more than military aggression: UN

UNITED NATIONS: As the world grapples with “increased sectarian violence” and conflict, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged the international community to follow Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of non-violence, saying the… Read more »

HK protesters agree to talks; leader refuses to quit

HK protesters agree to talks; leader refuses to quit

HONG KONG: whose peaceful pro-democracy protests have gripped Hong Kong today agreed to hold talks with the government while vowing to continue their occupation, as the city’s underfire leader refused… Read more »

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Sharif sends message of good wishes to Modi

UNITED NATIONS: Hours after raising the issue of Kashmir in his address to the UN General Assembly, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today sent message of good wishes to his… Read more »

US-led strikes hit IS group oil sites for 2nd day

US-led strikes hit IS group oil sites for 2nd day

BEIRUT: US-led coalition warplanes bombed oil installations and other facilities in territory controlled by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria today, taking aim for a second consecutive day at a… Read more »

3 Indian-origin leaders elected to NZ''s Parliament

3 Indian-origin leaders elected to NZ Parliament

MELBOURNE: Three Indian-origin politicians, including a woman, have been elected to New Zealand’s Parliament in the just-concluded general elections. Kanwaljeet Singh Bakshi, Dr Parmjeet Parmar and Mahesh Bindra have successfully… Read more »

Xi's visit removed 'some suspicions' in Sino-India ties China

Xi’s visit removed ‘some suspicions’ in Sino-India ties: China

BEIJING: China today said President Xi Jinping’s visit to India removed “some suspicions” between the two countries, pushed the ties to a “new age” and during talks an “important consensus”… Read more »

British Prime Minister Cameron delivers speech in Aberdeen

Scotland says ‘No’ to independence in historic referendum

LONDON/EDINBURGH: Scottish voters today said a big “No” to independence and decided to stay in the 307-year-old union with England and Wales after a historic referendum that brought out bitter… Read more »

India 'instigating' incidents on borders Chinese media

India ‘instigating’ incidents on borders: Chinese media

BEIJING: Even as Chinese troops began withdrawing from the Chumar area in Ladakh, the official media here accused India of “instigating” incidents on the borders to divert attention during important… Read more »

IS TERROR SUSPECT RAIDS

Australia uncovers plot to launch Mumbai-style terror attack

CANBERRA: Australia’s intelligence agencies have uncovered a plot by the Islamic State militants to launch a “Mumbai-style” terror attack on the parliament with Prime Minister Tony Abbott and other top… Read more »

India is forecast to be the world''s fastest growing exporter

India is forecast to be the world’s fastest growing exporter

┬áDUBAI: India is likely to become the world’s fastest growing exporter and UAE’s top export and import destination┬áby 2030, according to a study. The latest HSBC Trade Forecast tipped that… Read more »

World leaders to descend on UN headquarters next week for UNGA

World leaders to descend on UN headquarters next week for UNGA

UNITED NATIONS: Over 140 heads of state and government, including US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will arrive here next week, with the conflict in Syria and… Read more »