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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who quit amid differences with President Barack Obama, understood the strategic importance of India and opened up the US military a little bit more for the Sikhs.
India has expressed deep concern over the rising tensions in Arab-dominated East Jerusalem, stressing the need for restraint and avoidance of provocation, as it hoped that Israel and Palestine will demonstrate necessary political will to resume dialogue.
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 […]
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 […]
Mumbai, Nov 24 (PTI) Describing iconic INS Vikrants 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 […]
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 […]
Hailing the “good start” between the Narendra Modi government and the Chinese leadership, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama today said that despite difficult situations, efforts should be made through mutual understand to reach agreeable solutions.