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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 »

India, Vietnam ink 7 pacts; call for 'freedom' of navigation

India, Vietnam ink 7 pacts; call for ‘freedom’ of navigation

HANOI: Strategically important oil and gas cooperation and extension of a USD 100 million credit by India for defense purchases are among the seven pacts inked between India and Vietnam… Read more »

Celebrity athlete Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide

Celebrity athlete Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide

PRETORIA, South Africa: Celebrity athlete Oscar Pistorius was found guilty today of culpable homicide in shooting dead his glamorous girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a conviction that could result in a lengthy… Read more »

3 sentenced to death for deadly mass stabbings in China

3 sentenced to death for deadly mass stabbings in China

BEIJING: Three Muslim Uygurs from the restive Xinjiang province were today sentenced to death and a woman to life for their involvement in the deadly mass stabbings of passengers at… Read more »

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India has second-highest number of child marriages

UNITED NATIONS: India had the highest number of unregistered children under age five between 2000 and 2012 and the second-highest number of child marriages, according to a UN report which… Read more »

Border issue will be resolved through equitable solutionChina

Border issue will be resolved through equitable solution: China

EIJING: Ahead of President Xi Jinping’s first visit to India next week, China today said the two countries have the “confidence and capability” to resolve the border dispute through an… Read more »

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77 pc of teenage Indian girls endure sexual violence: UN

UNITED NATIONS: About 77 per cent of girls aged between 15 and 19 in India have been subjected to sexual violence by their spouses, according to a report by UNICEF… Read more »

Ban hopes Modi would attend key UN climate summit

Ban hopes Modi would attend key UN climate summit

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed hope that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would attend the General Assembly and particularly participate in a key climate change summit, an… Read more »

Adani welcomes repeal of contested mining tax in Australia

Adani welcomes repeal of contested mining tax in Australia

MELBOURNE: Indian conglomerate Adani Mining on Thursday welcomed Australia’s move to repeal a contested mining profits tax, saying it showed the government’s strong commitment towards supporting export opportunities in the… Read more »

UN peacekeeping official backs Indian force commander in Golan

UN peacekeeping official backs Indian force commander in Golan

UNITED NATIONS: The head of UN peacekeeping operations has commended General Iqbal Singh Singha, the Indian force commander of the UN mission in the Golan Heights, for his “strong leadership”… Read more »

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivering the address at the University of Sacred Heart, in Tokyo, Japan on September 2

DNA of non-violence ingrained in our society: PM

TOKYO: Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought to address concerns of international community over India not signing the NPT by saying that the country’s commitment to peace and non-violence is ingrained… Read more »

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe after signing the agreements, at Akasaka Palace, in Tokyo

Modi wins double Japan investment

TOKYO: India and Japan agreed to enhance their defense and strategic cooperation to a new level during talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart Shinzo Abe, who also… Read more »

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivering the keynote address at a Seminar hosted by JETRO and NIKKEI, 
in Tokyo, Japan on September 2

‘No red tape but red carpet for investors’

TOKYO: Making a strong pitch for bringing Japanese investments into India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said there is no “red tape” but only “red carpet” for investors as the… Read more »

Mayor of Kyoto Daisaku Kadokawa delivering a presentation for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Kyoto, Japan on August 31. 
Ambassador of India to Japan, Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa is also seen

Pact to develop Varanasi as ‘smart city’

KYOTO: Nursing the ambition of creating 100 smart cities in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his Japan visit with a pact being signed under which his constituency Varanasi will… Read more »

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Japanese 
counterpart Shinzo Abe during a tea ceremony at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo on September 1

Treated to special Japanese ‘chai’

TOKYO: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has repeatedly highlighted that he used be a tea seller early in his life, was treated to a special Japanese “chai” by his Japanese… Read more »

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivering the address at the University of Sacred Heart, in Tokyo, Japan on September 2

DNA of non-violence ingrained in our society: PM

TOKYO: Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought to address concerns of international community over India not signing the NPT by saying that the country’s commitment to peace and non-violence is ingrained… Read more »

PM invites Japanese investors; promises speedy clearances

PM invites Japanese investors; promises speedy clearances

TOKYO: Wooing Japanese investors with promise of speedy clearances, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today proposed co-opting two Japanese nominees in a decision-making team under PMO dedicated to facilitate investments. The… Read more »

China reacts guardedly to Modi''s expansionist remark

China reacts guardedly to Modi’s expansionist remark

BEIJING: China today reacted guardedly to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks of “expansionist” tendency among some countries, saying it is not clear what was he referring to and recalled his… Read more »

China''s Islamic militant group founder admits Pak terror links

China’s Islamic militant group founder admits Pak terror links

BEIJING: In a rare public admission of Pakistani links to militancy in China’s Muslim-majority Xinjiang province, the official media here today said the co-founder of al-Qaeda linked East Turkestan Islamic… Read more »