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29-Apr-2017 Washington

Kim Jong-un disrespected China with new launch: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said that with the new ballistic missile trial, the North Korean leader has disrespected China, the media reported."North Korea disrespected the wishes of China and its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully,...

28-Apr-2017 Ankara

India, Pakistan must discuss Kashmir : Recep Tayyip Erdogan

In what appears to be a departure from Turkey's traditional stand on Kashmir, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Pakistan and India must discuss their festering dispute.In an interview ahead of his visit to India, Erdogan also said that the obvious similarity...

27-Apr-2017 Washington

Donald Trump agrees not to terminate Nafta for now

US President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Canada and Mexico that he was not immediately planning to end the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), an accord which he railed against as a presidential candidate, the White House said.Trump, in...

24-Apr-2017 Washington

Mexico border wall very important tool to stop drugs : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said that the border wall with Mexico is a "very important tool" for preventing the entry of illegal drugs into this country."The Wall is a very important tool in stopping drugs from pouring into our country and poisoning our youth...

22-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Canadian Defence Minister visits Western Naval Command

Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan on Saturday visited the Western Naval Command here as part of his ongoing tour of India.He interacted with its commander, Vice Admiral Girish Luthra and others and was given a conducted tour of the Indian Navy's indigenous...

21-Apr-2017 Chandigarh

Harjit Singh Sajjan meets Haryana CM, Canada keen on investment

Canada has evinced keen interest in investing in Haryana in civil aviation, skill development, education, defence, and smart city projects, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Friday.Khattar was speaking to the media after visiting Canadian Defence Minister...

21-Apr-2017 Bhubaneswar

'Kasturi crisis' will be resolved : Bidhya Devi Bhandari

Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Friday assured that she would take up the shortage of 'kasturi' (musk collected from a stag's navel) with her country's government.Kasturi, an aromatic substance, is an essential commodity used in rituals at the Puri...

20-Apr-2017 Washington

Iran not complying with 2015 nuclear deal : Donald Trump

Despite his administration's certification of Iran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, US President Donald Trump on Thursday accused Iran of "not living up to the spirit" of the nuclear deal."They (Iranians) are doing a tremendous disservice to an agreement...

20-Apr-2017 Amritsar

Radicals raise Khalistan slogans as Sajjan visits Amritsar

Sikh radicals raised pro-Khalistan slogans and clashed with SGPC task force volunteers outside the Golden Temple complex here in Punjab on Thursday during Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan's visit.The protestors, belonging to the hardline Shiromani...

20-Apr-2017 Chandigarh

Canada minister at Harmandar Sahib, gets cold shoulder from government

Canada's Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan on Thursday paid obeisance at the Harmandar Sahib in Amritsar and visited other places in Punjab, but the Amarinder Singh government cold-shouldered the visiting dignitary.No Punjab minister or senior state government...

19-Apr-2017 Amritsar

Canadian Defence Minister arives in Amritsar

Amidst the controversy over his being labelled as a "Khalistani sympathiser" by Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan arrived in the Sikh holy city of Amritsar.Sajjan arrived at the Sri Guru Ram Das Jee international...

19-Apr-2017 Ankara

Turkey reforms don't make me dictator : Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said his plans to assume sweeping new powers do not make him a dictator.Erdogan, in an interview to CNN on Tuesday, said a constitutional reform package -- backed by a narrow majority of Turkey's voters in a referendum...

19-Apr-2017 New Delhi

India reiterates high priority it accords to Nepal

India has reiterated the high priority it accords to Nepal during a series of meetings visiting Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari held with Indian leaders, the External Affairs Ministry said on Wednesday.Bhandari, who arrived here on Monday on a five-day...

18-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi holds 'fruitful talks' with Nepal President

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said he held "fruitful talks" with visiting Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari."We are honoured to welcome President Bidya Devi Bhandari of Nepal. Had fruitful talks with her," Modi tweeted after calling on Bhandari...

18-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi calls on Nepal President

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on visiting Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari here on Tuesday."Strengthening an age old unique partnership. PM @narendramodi meets President Bidhya Devi Bhandari at @RashtrapatiBhvn," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson...

18-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Canadian Minister refuses to comment on Khalistan tag

Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan on Tuesday refused to comment on charges that he was a Khalistan backer and said he was proud to have been born in India."I have been given many labels through my life," Sajjan said, when he was asked about allegations...

18-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Harjit Singh Sajjan meets Arun Jaitley, given Guard of Honour

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday held talks with his Canadian counterpart Harjit Singh Sajjan, discussing bilateral defence and security cooperation issues.Sajjan, who is on a week long visit to India, was also given a Guard of Honour at South Block,...

18-Apr-2017 Tehran

Military for deterrence, not aggression : Hassan Rouhani

Iran is not an aggressive power and the country's armed forces are for deterrence and not aggression, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday.The President made the remarks on the occasion of the country's Army Day, Press TV reported.The Iranian Army is...

18-Apr-2017 Moscow

Indians can enter Russia's far east without visa : Dmitry Medvedev

Citizens of India are eligible to visit Russia's far east without visas, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said.According to a TASS report, Medvedev said on Monday tourists and businessmen from 18 nations -- India, the UAE, Algeria, Bahrain, Brunei,...

16-Apr-2017 London

UK coming together after Brexit : Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday said the country and its people were coming together following the country's vote to exit the European Union (EU), the media reported."This year, after a period of intense debate over the right future for our country,...

15-Apr-2017 Tehran

Iranian President Rouhani to seek second term

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Friday registered to run for a second four-year term in the upcoming presidential election in the country.At the Interior Ministry's headquarters in Tehran, Rouhani said he had fulfilled the promises he made to the Iranian...

15-Apr-2017 Washington

Donald Trump doctrine : Guess which way would the eggs roll!

First Donald Trump dumped 59 tomahawk missiles on Syria and chastised Vladimir Putin for backing its "butcher" and "evil" dictator Bashar al-Assad.Then he dropped the "Mother of All Bombs" (MOAB) - America's largest non-nuclear weapon - on a supposedly ISIS...

14-Apr-2017 Islamabad

Jadhav sentenced as per law, has 40 days to appeal : Sartaj Aziz

Pakistan on Friday said that alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced according to the country's law and he has 40 days to file an appeal in the apex court.Top foreign policy chief Sartaj Aziz also warned India to stop issuing "rhetorical statements"...

13-Apr-2017 Dhaka

Sheikh Hasina : I hid nothing about India deals unlike Khaleda

Amid criticism by Bangladesh's opposition leader Khaleda Zia of the latest deals signed with India, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said she hid nothing during the visit, unlike Khaleda did when she held the top post.The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson...

13-Apr-2017 Washington

It's no longer obsolete, Donald Trump on NATO

US President Donald Trump pledged his full support to NATO, reaffirming Washington's commitment to the alliance and saying he no longer considers it "obsolete", a sharp reversal from his campaign trail remarks, the media reported.During a joint news conference...

13-Apr-2017 Canberra

India trade deal may not be possible : Malcolm Turnbull

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday said it might not be possible to reach a free trade deal with New Delhi, despite his and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's attempts to revive talks.Turnbull visited India earlier this week, meeting with...

12-Apr-2017 Washington

Offered good trade deal, if China helps with N.Korea : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he established "good chemistry" with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and repeated that he had offered Beijing a "good (trade) agreement" if it would help with the problem of North Korea."We had a very good...

12-Apr-2017 Mumbai

India-Australia Sports Partnership launched

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday said that Victoria University and University of Canberra will assist India to establish a 'National Sports University' on the lines of the Australian Institute of Sport.The assurance by Turnbull came at the...

12-Apr-2017 Beijing

Xi Jinping, Donald Trump discuss North Korea, Syria

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday discussed the Korean Peninsula and Syria with his US counterpart Donald Trump over telephone, a media report said.Xi said China sticks to the target of denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula and was committed to peace...

11-Apr-2017 Moscow

US planning 'further provocations' in Syria : Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed sensationally on Tuesday that "further provocations" by the US are being planned in other locations in Syria including its capital."We have information that a similar provocation is being prepared in the suburbs of Damascus...

11-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Australian PM visits TCS headquarters in Mumbai

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visited the sprawling headquarters of Tata Consultancy Services at Banyan Park here on Tuesday afternoon.Turnbull was accorded a welcome at the TCS state-of-the-art Executive Briefing Centre at Banyan Park, Andheri (East)...

11-Apr-2017 Dhaka

India visit a success, did not return empty-handed : Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Tuesday that her India visit was a success and that she had gone to seek friendship, which she got from her neighbour.Answering queries about her April 7-10 state visit to India, Hasina also said there was nothing...

11-Apr-2017 Islamabad

We want peace but we aren't weak : Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan is a peace loving country but this should not be seen as a sign of weakness, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday."Cooperation rather than conflict and shared prosperity instead of suspicion are the hallmark of our policy," Geo TV quoted Sharif...

11-Apr-2017 United Nations

Malala Yousafzai made UN Messenger of Peace

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel laureate, has broken another age barrier and become the youngest UN Messenger of Peace, an honour she shares with Hollywood actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Charlize Theron.Hailing the Pakistani teenager as "the most famous...

10-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull calls on Hamid Ansari

Visiting Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called on Vice President Hamid Ansari at the latter's residence here on Monday."PM @TurnbullMalcolm held talks with Vice President Hamid Ansari in New Delhi," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay...

10-Apr-2017 New Delhi

India, Australia commit to deepen defence, security ties

India and Australia on Monday committed themselves to deepen the bilateral defence and security partnership while Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that cooperation in education and research is a key aspect of the ties between the two countries.The two countries...

10-Apr-2017 United Nations

Antonio Guterres reiterates call for India-Pakistan dialogue on Kashmir

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reiterated his call for India and Pakistan to hold a dialogue on solving the Kashmir issue, his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Monday.Guterres "would underscore the need for the parties to find a peaceful solution through...

10-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Cooperation in education important for India, Australia : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said cooperation in education and research is one of the most important aspects of relations between India and Australia.He said that both countries recognised the central value of education and innovation in the prosperity...

10-Apr-2017 New Delhi

India, Australia sign 6 MoUs

India and Australia on Monday signed six memorandums of understanding (MoUs), including on cooperation in fighting international terrorism and on civil aviation security, following delegation-level bilateral talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and...

10-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Reliance Power seals Bangladesh project deals worth $1 bn

Reliance Power on Monday executed project agreements with Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) for Phase I of the 750 MW liquefied natural gas (LNG) power project at Meghnaghat, near Dhaka, a company statement said here.These agreements include a power purchase...

10-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Sheikh Hasina invites Indian investors to Bangladesh

Declaring that nothing would ever "spoil" the special relationship with India, visiting Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday invited Indian business to invest in her country, assuring all facilities to ease doing business in order to defeat the "common...

10-Apr-2017 New Delhi

India, Australia hold delegation-level bilateral talks

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Premier Malcolm Turnbull, now on a state visit, headed delegation-level bilateral talks here on Monday."A partnership for prosperity. PM @narendramodi and PM @TurnbuillMalcolm lead delegation level talks in Hyderbad...

10-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi meets Australian PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull ahead of a bilateral summit here on Monday."Suprabhaat PM @TurnbullMalcolm! PM @narendramodi welcomes Prime Minister of Australia at Hyderabad House in Delhi," External Affairs Ministry...

10-Apr-2017

Australia will work closer with India : Malcolm Turnbull

Visiting Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday said his country will work more closely with India in order to secure stronger ties."Our ties are strong and will be stronger because of this visit," Turnbull told the media after his ceremonial welcome...

10-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Australian PM accorded ceremonial welcome

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was accorded a ceremonial welcome on Monday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Turnbull. He was then accorded the ceremonial guard of honour.This is Turnbull's first bilateral visit to...

09-Apr-2017 Jaipur

Bangladesh PM offers prayers at Ajmer dargah

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday offered prayers at the shrine of Khwaja Mouinuddin Chisti in Ajmer."She along with a few members of her delegation arrived at the dargah around 11 a.m. and spent 30 minutes in the premises," Khadim Kamaluddin Chisti...

08-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina salutes Indians who died in 1971 war

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday paid tributes to Indian soldiers who died in the Liberation War of 1971 that gave birth to her country.The visiting Prime Minister said she was grateful to the people and the government of India for their contribution...

08-Apr-2017 Petrapole (West Bengal)

Khulna-Kolkata train received with cheers, bouquets at border

Nine years after the inauguration of the Maitree (friendship) Express passenger train service between Kolkata and Dhaka, the first Khulna-Kolkata train chugged into the Petrapole Railway station on the India-Bangladesh border on Saturday.Repeatedly sounding...

08-Apr-2017 Kolkata

Kolkata- Khulna-Dhaka bus service flagged off from Kolkata today

A Kolkata-Khulna-Dhaka bus service was ceremoniously flagged off from Kolkata today. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, his counterpart from Bangladesh Smt. Sheikh Hasina and the Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee jointly initiated the ceremony...

08-Apr-2017 New Delhi

India, Bangladesh sign 22 agreements

India and Bangladesh on Saturday signed 22 agreements in the fields of defence cooperation, civil nuclear energy, space and cyber security among others, following bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina.India...

08-Apr-2017 Washington

Xi Jinping meets Alaska Governor in surprise visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping met Alaska's Governor Bill Walker as he made a surprise visit to the US state before taking to the skies again in his Boeing 747 for the journey back to Beijing.Xi stopped in Alaska for a refuelling stop following his meeting with...

08-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Firmly believe in early solution to Teesta issue : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed the firm belief that there will be an early solution to the issue of sharing waters of the river Teesta with Bangladesh while describing Dhaka's zero-tolerance policy towards terrorism as an "inspiration"."Along...

08-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Sheikh Hasina thanks India for naming road after Mujibur Rahman

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday thanked the Indian government for naming a road here after her father and the country's founder, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman."I appreciate naming a road after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman," said Hasina at a joint...

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