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New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Ahead of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to India, about 50 people Saturday held a protest here demanding suspension of talks with China.
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The recent incursion by Chinese troops cast a "pretty dark shadow" on India-China relations, but the issue was handled "maturely" by both and probably Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will "get a chance to explain why, what happened" during his talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, sources said Saturday.
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha on Saturday said that the UPA-II government should hold talks with the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang "from a position of strength".
Bhubaneshwar , May 18 (ANI): The Information and Broadcasting Minister , Manish Tewari, has blamed the opposition for the Governments inability to pass the Food Security Bill, which would have helped the country's poor. He was speaking during his visit to Odisha.
Pune (Maharashtra), May 18 (ANI): A three -day Afghan film festival was inaugurated here by the Afghan Ambassador to India Shaida Mohammand Abdali.
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Akhilesh Das Gupta was Saturday elected to the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Executive Council by a record number of votes in the quadrennial elections at Kuala Lumpur.
Beijing, May 18 (IANS) The choice of India as the first leg of Li Keqiang's maiden overseas trip as Chinese premier has sent out a clear signal that Beijing's new leadership prioritizes enhancing ties with New Delhi but that "the two nations cannot fully restore mutual trust without resolving the border dispute", Xinhua news agency said in a commentary on Saturday.
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Elections have become the biggest source of corruption in India, former chief election commissioner (CEC) S.Y. Quraishi has said, while stressing for the need for poll reforms.
Washington, May 18 (ANI): The New York Times has revealed that its website was hacked earlier this week, preventing access to a small number of users.
Ooty (Tamil Nadu), May 18 (ANI): Floral sculptures of the globe, a house and bright coloured flowers mesmerised tourists visiting the 117th Floral Carnival being held here.
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): The negative outlook affirmation by S and P for India's BBB- status is unfortunate, Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), has said.
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): The recent data theft by hackers from two Indian companies processing prepaid cards for several overseas banks, which led to a global fraud of 45 million dollars, has made India's 100 billion dollar IT industry a primary target of spam, phishing and viruses. The security breach has reopened the debate on IT security norms followed by Indian firms and the role played by 'ethical' hackers.
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): The government has said that the nation's economy is on right track and that reforms will continue.
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has held the Congress Party responsible for the non-passage of the Food Security Bill during the budget session of Parliament.
Moscow, May 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow is counting on the UN to develop proposals regarding the international presence in Afghanistan after 2014, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The BJP Friday hit back at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his remarks that the Opposition was responsible for the UPA's failure to pass the Food Security Bill, saying the UPA government should emulate the Chhattisgarh Food Security Act.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of a callous and casual approach towards the poor, the BJP Friday asked the UPA government to emulate the Chhattisgarh Food Security Act as it covers a higher proportion of the population and provides foodgrain at a cheaper cost.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Ratings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) Friday said its outlook on India remained negative and there is a one-in-three chance of a downgrade within the next 12 months. But the government asserted that there is nothing to worry about as it is taking the right measures to keep the country on a sustainable growth path.
New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): Afghanistan's Ambassador to India Shaida M. Abdali has said his copuntry is keen on creating a tripartite mechanism with India and Pakistan that would enhance cooperation between the three nations in the short and long term.
Dubai, May 17 (IANS) The Indian consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has appealed to members of the Indian community to volunteer for its campaign to help those Indian expatriate workers who have been affected by the new labour policy in that country.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Global ratings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) Friday said its outlook on India remained negative and there is a one-in-three chance of a downgrade within the next 12 months.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): For people whose math abilities are not so good, a mild form of brain stimulation may help improve their proficiency.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Global ratings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) Friday said its outlook on India remained negative and there was a one-in-three likelihood of a downgrade within the next 12 months.
Los Angeles, May 17 (IANS) Candice Glover has been declared the winner of the 12th season of American singing reality show "American Idol", becoming the first female to win the competition since 2007.
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan, who was seen walking the red carpet at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival, will set out for a holiday with husband Siddharth Roy Kapur in France after the movie extravaganza.
Washington, May 17 (IANS/EFE) The US consumer price index dropped 0.4 percent in April, bring the 12-month inflation rate down to 1.1 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Thursday.
Karachi, May 17 (ANI): Former Pakistan captain Amir Sohail has called the ICC a 'total failure', saying that it has proved its incompetence again in tackling the corruption in the game.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): The Origins-Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx), the NASA's first mission to sample an asteroid, passed a confirmation review Wednesday called Key Decision Point (KDP)-C.
Karachi, May 17 (ANI): Former International Cricketing Council (ICC) president Ehsan Mani has urged the governing body to safeguard the sanctity of cricket following the spot-fixing scandals that has surrounded the Indian Premier League tournament.
Moscow, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The alleged CIA operative who was attempting to recruit a Russian security services officer was detained by that officer himself, a Federal Security Service (FSB) representative said.
Dubai, May 17 (IANS/WAM) The 12th edition of the Arab Journalism Award (AJA) was held on the closing day of the two-day Arab Media Forum here.
Dubai, May 16 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Thursday said it would provide all assistance to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in the IPL spot-fixing case that has seen the arrest of three cricketers, including India fast bowler S. Sreesanth.
Bangalore, May 16 (IANS) There is a strong possibility of records being re-written in the World 10K Bangalore to be run Sunday, according to Jurrie Van der Velden of Global Sports Communication (GSC), as he introduced the first lot of elite athletes here Thursday.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Demands for gold in India surged 27 percent to 256.5 tonnes in January-March 2013 even though the global demands dropped by 13 percent, the World Gold Council said Thursday.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Norway's sovereign wealth fund, Government Pension Fund Global, is investing $4 billion in India and is focused in the areas of oil and gas, shipping and hydropower, Norway's envoy to India has said.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai will pay a three-day official visit to India from May 20 to hold wide-ranging discussions with Indian leaders, the Afghan ambassador said Thursday.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) A creative digital agency based in the national capital has become the first from India to be conferred with a Merit at the prestigious One Show Interactive Awards-2013 in New York.
Panaji, May 16 (IANS) Bogus ration cards, a fact which has been acknowledged by Goa's civil supplies ministry, are being used to acquire Aadhar cards in the state, a civil society group claimed Thursday.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan, who has been roped in to endorse car audio and accessories brand Ground Zero in India, hopes the association reaps mutual benefit.
New York, May 16, (IANS) Authorities in India and Bangladesh should take all necessary steps to protect Shukhoranjan Bali, a long-missing witness in the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) in Bangladesh, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.
Sydney, May 16 (ANI): Australian captain Michael Clarke has expressed his confidence that he will continue to manage his chronic back problem through the upcoming consecutive Ashes series against England.
United Nations, May 16 (IANS) Calling it a "sleight of hand" and a "dangerous precedent which we cannot acquiesce in", India abstained on a resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly calling for a political transition in Syria, saying "unilateral action" will not resolve the crisis and would only exacerbate the problem.
London, May 16 (ANI): Former England Test captain Sir Ian Botham has warned England not to underestimate New Zealand during the Tests series starting on Thursday, saying that the English can count themselves lucky that they did not have slink away with their tail tucked between their legs in the last Test series against the Kiwis.
Moscow, May 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The detention of an alleged CIA agent in Moscow by Russian counter-intelligence will not threaten relations between Russia and the US, "the world's two largest nuclear superpowers", a Russian senator said.
Moscow, May 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin will take up the issues of missile defence and cooperation between the US and Russian security and intelligence services in a written reply to US President Barack Obama's recent message to him, a presidential aide said.
New Delhi, May 15 (ANI): India and Azerbaijan have signed a treaty on mutual legal assistance in crminal matters.
New Delhi, May 15 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony today reviewed the progress on various steps and actions taken to enhance coastal security.
Rome, May 15 (IANS) Women's doubles sixth seeds of Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands reached the second round of the Rome Masters here.
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The finale of the 12th season of American singing reality show "American Idol" will be shown live in India.
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) India's only motorcycle Grand Prix team resumes battle in France this weekend with high hopes of more strong results after a top-10 start for the all-new Mahindra GP machine.
Moscow, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Wednesday lodged an official protest with the US ambassador over an embassy official who Moscow says is an undercover CIA officer.
New Delhi, May 15 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K.Antony today said that matters of defence were no longer top secret and added that every defence deal is conducted in a transparent manner.
Dubai, May 15 (IANS) The India government has exempted Indian workers in Saudi Arabia, seeking to leave that country, from paying fees for issue of emergency certificates (ECs) for one-time travel to India, according to the Indian embassy in Riyadh.
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) India's only motorcycle Grand Prix team resumes battle in France this weekend with high hopes of strong results after a top-10 start for the all-new Mahindra Grand Prix machine.
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Pakistani actress Veena Mallik, who is currently busy with her Bollywood films, says that she plans to join politics and fulfil her father's dream.
Lumani (Nagaland), May 15 (IANS) India lacks quality academic institutions and there is a need to revive higher educational institutions, President Pranab Mukherjee said here Wednesday.
Karachi, May 15 (ANI): Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has said that he is confident his side can defeat India in the ICC Champions Trophy that gets underway in England next month.
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Attorney General Eric Holder called the leaks through the story of Associated Press in last year about CIA foiling Al-Qaeda plan of blowing up US bound plane, as very serious in nature and put the life of American people at a major risk.
Mumbai, May 15 (ANI-Business Wire India): LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network, today announced its India member base has crossed the 20 million mark, gaining the critical mass significant enough to represent a world-class city full of professionals and students.
Beijing, May 15 (Xinhua-ANI): Boeing delivered a Dreamliner made in its Everett plant in Washington to Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways on Tuesday.
New Delhi, May 15 (ANI): American Idol's Season 12 is set to become the first ever reality show to be telecast live in India, exclusively on BIG CBS LOVE.
Washington, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US officials were tight-lipped over the arrest of US diplomat Ryan Fogle in Moscow who has been accused of trying to recruit an agent for the CIA.
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The total number of GSM subscribers in April 2013 stood at 664.45 million, up by 3.51 million, according to data released by Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) Wednesday.
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Smithsonian, the world's largest museum and research complex here, is launching a major crowdfunding campaign May 29 to support what it calls the world's first exhibition on the visual history of
The May 14-17 visit "signifies the strong diplomatic, cultural and military ties between Sri Lanka and Pakistan", reported Associated Press of Pakistan (APP).
Washington, May 15 (IANS) The much misunderstood Daisy Buchanan was a product of her times, says Carey Mulligan, who felt real empathy for her character of the wealthy debutante in "The Great Gatsby" set in 1920s America and also "very grand" with the elaborate clothes and jewellery.
Kabul, May 15 (IANS) At least six suspected pro-Taliban rebels were killed and five others detained in military operations by NATO-led forces in eastern Afghanistan, military officials said Wednesday.
Sydney, May 15 (ANI): Australian spinner Xavier Doherty has admitted that he had not been up to Test standard during his few attempts at the format, although he is hoping that he will be given another chance to prove that he could make the grade.
Washington, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two wigs, a typed spy recruitment letter, a compass and an atlas of Moscow in the days of GPS and smartphones. These are some of the items Russian officials say they found when a US diplomat was caught allegedly attempting to recruit a Russian agent to spy for America's CIA.
Moscow, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A US diplomat was briefly detained by Russian counter-intelligence officials after the American was suspected of being an undercover CIA officer and trying to recruit a Russian agent, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said.
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh goes to Japan May 27-29 for the annual bilateral summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during which nuclear energy cooperation will be high on the agenda. He will then go to Thailand at the invitation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) An Air India New Delhi-Bangalore flight had to make an unscheduled landing at Bhopal after the flight commander was locked out of the cockpit, an airline spokesperson said here Tuesday.
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The government Tuesday constituted a group of ministers (GoM) to consider autonomy of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the wake of Supreme Court's scathing observations concerning the probe agency.
Silchar (Assam), May 14 (IANS) The government must try to bring higher education closer to the people in remote areas and remove the imbalances across regions and sections of society, President Pranab Mukherjee said here Tuesday.
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) Tamil director Gaurav Narayanan is gung ho about his team for having successfully completed the first schedule of "Sigaram Thodu" in extreme climatic conditions in the Himalayas.
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari Tuesday denied the publicity campaign launched by his ministry detailing development initiatives of the UPA government was with an eye to next year's general elections.
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Godrej group company Godrej Security Solutions (GSS) Tuesday said it is aiming to clock 27 percent growth in business to more than Rs.25 crore during this financial year.
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) India's wholesale price-based inflation decelerated to 4.89 percent in April, as prices of vegetables, milk, egg, meat and fish eased, government data showed Tuesday.
Panaji, May 14 (IANS) Goa is rapidly going urban and people living in the state's "sucegado rurales (contented rural folk)" are rapidly making a beeline for the cities, according to the 2011 census data.
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari has unveiled a multi-media initiative that captures the journey of development in the last nine years across various sectors through the programmes and policies of the Government.
Sydney, May 14 (ANI): Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin has said that he felt that the wisdom of advancing years will be a credential of him, instead of a curse, ahead of the back-to-back Ashes series.
Dubai, May 14 (IANS/WAM) Over 3,500 media representatives, analysts, writers and journalists are expected to attend the 12th edition of the Arab Media Forum that will begin here Tuesday.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government Monday came out with a multi-media catalogue of India's development in the last nine years.
New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Monday sought an explanation from the Congress-led UPA Government over the coal scam report row, and alleged that Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh was presiding over a very corrupt regime.
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) "The Bachelorette India - Mere Khayalon Ki Mallika", an upcoming reality series, is in search of a new host and the production house is reportedly approaching actor Ayushmann Khurrana for it.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) A trade show that is exclusively dedicated to footwear and leatherwear is coming back for the third time to India.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India is amongst the countries most vulnerable to climate change and must develop its own model to study changes at the regional level and take necessary mitigation measures, a senior US scientist of Indian origin said.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India's exports increased 1.68 percent to $24.16 billion in April, from $23.76 billion during the corresponding month of last year, government data showed Monday. The rise was for the fourth straight month.
Catalunya (Spain), May 12 (IANS) Force India driver Paul di Resta continued with his impressive season as he came home in seventh position to bag six points at the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix held here at the Circuit de Catalunya Sunday.
Zhuhai (China), May 12 (IANS) India's Raj Bharath rounded off his maiden Formula Masters weekend with a fourth place finish in the third race here Sunday.
Shillong, May 12 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor R.S. Mooshahary Sunday cautioned that Maoists were trying to establish their foothold in India's northeastern region.
Sydney, May 12 (ANI): The Australian media echoed former International Cricket Council's (ICC) CEO Haroon Lorgat's words that instead of fearing the might of India, the ICC and its other members should focus on their own weaknesses, adding that good governance is about everybody being able to stand on their own feet.
Bastar, May 12 (ANI): Three police personnel were killed and another injured when Naxals attacked a Doordarshan TV tower in Maoist-hit Chhattisgarh's Bastar District early this morning.
Addis Ababa, May 12 (IANS) More than 50 Indian companies are expected to participate in the 18th Addis Ababa International Trade Fair here August 24-September 10. Forty-four companies had participated in the last edition of the fair and India now wants an entire hall to itself for the event.
Zhuhai (China), May 11 (IANS) After clinching a stunning pole position on his debut in the Formula Masters series, India's 18-year old Raj Bharath secured his first podium finish of the season here Saturday as he came in third in the first race and followed it up with a sixth in the next outing.
New Delhi, May 11 (ANI): The political fraternity in India on Saturday prayed for stability in Pakistan as the counting began to elect a new government.
New Delhi, May 11 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday said that the meeting over the India-China border dispute with the Chinese leadership was 'fruitful'.
Montmelo (Spain), May 11 (IANS) Force India's Paul di Resta qualified 10th for Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya here.
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India spends only 0.9 percent of its GDP on research and development, which is much below China, Britain and Israel, and needs to step up expenditure on this front, President Pranab Mukherjee said Saturday.
London, May 11 (ANI): English bowlers Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan have returned to the 12-man squad from injury for the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's.