India vows to register all births, deaths by 2020

From Jaishree Balasubramanian  Bangkok, Nov 27 (PTI) India today vowed to achieve the ambitious but challenging goal of registering all births and deaths in the country by 2020, four years ahead of a UN target for Asia-Pacific region. Addressing a Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) in Asia and the Pacific, Kiren Rijiju, […]

Sushant Sareen on 2014 Global Terrorism Index report

Sushant Sareen on 2014 Global Terrorism Index report

The think tank Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) in its just released report ‘Global Terrorism Index 2014′ says terrorism in India has increased by 70 per cent from 2012 to 2013. In the report, one thing which clearly stands out is that Jihadist brand of terror is on the wane in India but is rising in Af-Pak.

Parliamentary panel approves bill on Indo-Bangla agreement

New Delhi, Nov 26 (PTI) A parliamentary panel is learnt to have approved a bill to give effect to the India-Bangladesh Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) recommending that the interests of state governments and the people be kept in mind. The “unanimous” report of the Standing Committee on External Affairs, headed by Congress member Shashi […]

Pakistan stalls inking of SAARC connectivity agreements

From Priyanka Tikoo and Manash Pratim Bhuyan  Kathmandu, Nov 26 (PTI) Pakistan today stalled the inking of SAARC connectivity agreements, including motor vehicle pact, saying it was yet to complete its “internal process”, notwithstanding other countries, including India and Sri Lanka, who have been strongly pitching for strengthening the people-to-people contact and movement of goods […]

SAARC: India terms terrorism as biggest challenge for region

SAARC: India terms terrorism as biggest challenge for region

From Manash Pratim Bhuyan  Kathmandu, Nov 25 (PTI) Identifying terrorism as the biggest challenge facing the region, India today called for a “collective response” by SAARC to deal with the menace while pitching for 3Cs – Culture, Commerce and Connectivity – for deeper integration for peace and prosperity in South Asia. Addressing the SAARC […]

SAARC Summit: Nepal ready to ‘mediate’ between India and Pakistan

From Shirish B Pradhan  Kathmandu, Nov 24 (PTI) Nepal is ready to “mediate” between India and Pakistan to break the deadlock in their ties by bringing the leaders of the two countries together during the SAARC Summit, Foreign Minister Mahendra Pandey today said. “Nepal could mediate between India and Pakistan on the sidelines of […]

Shiv Sena: INS Vikrant lost the survival war against its own countrymen

Shiv Sena: INS Vikrant lost the survival war against its own countrymen

Mumbai, Nov 24 (PTI) Describing iconic INS Vikrant’s reduction into scrap as “misfortune” of the country, the Shiv Sena today said the decommissioned warship that helped India win the 1971 battle against Pakistan, lost the fight for survival against its own countrymen. “Every man in the country was against the scrapping of this ship and […]

Obama’s India visit a great chance for bolstering ties

From Lalit K Jha  Washington, Nov 22 (PTI) US President Barack Obama’s proposed visit to India in January next year is a great opportunity to strengthen and expand bilateral strategic partnership, top American administration officials and experts have said. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday invited Obama to be the chief guest at the Republic […]