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Clarify LAC for peace and stability, PM Modi tells China

New Delhi, Sept. 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that there is a need to clarify the Line of Actual Control (LAC) for peace and stability between India and China.


Is PLA sending a message to Xi through repeated incursions into India: Analysts

New Delhi, Sept.18 : Shrikant Kondapalli, an expert on China affairs, today expressed his concern about the fresh Chinese incursion into Indian territory, and claimed that this could be a message given by the Chinese troops to its President, Xi Jinping, that no fruitful discussion on the boundary issue be held with the Indian leadership during his official trip.


Rajnath Singh leaves for Kathmandu, to attend sixth SAARC Home Ministers meeting

New Delhi, Sept.18 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has left for Kathmandu to attend the sixth South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Home Ministers meeting, which is scheduled to be take place from Friday.


Sino-India talks: Delhi Police detain Tibetan protestors outside Hyderabad House

New Delhi, Sep. 18 : Delhi Police had to once again detain Tibetans protesting against Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India outside Hyderabad House, where delegation-level talks are going on between Chinese President Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Ex-CAG Vinod Rai to Congress: Stop shooting the messenger and address malice of scams

By Kartikeya Ramanathan, New Delhi, Sept. 18 : Former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India Vinod Rai launched his much-awaited book "Not Just an Accountant" at the India Habitat Centre here on Wednesday evening.


India-China should have compromise to maintain limit on border, says Naresh Agarwal

New Delhi, Sept.18 : Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal said here on Thursday that there should be a compromise between both India and China on border limit.


Pakistan floods: Hafiz Saeed's lies exposed

By Salim Haq, New Delhi, Sept.18 : Floods are not new to Pakistan. According to the Pakistan media, there have been as many as 22 floods since its creation - in 1950, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, and now in 2014. Each flood has caused massive loss of life, property, crops and infrastructure.


India-China border issues require extensive talks: Uday Bhaskar

New Delhi, Sep. 18 : Commenting on reports of fresh incursions by Chinese troops in Ladakh, security and strategic analyst Commodore (retd) Uday Bhaskar on Thursday said that till the time both sides talk it over extensively, the border issue cannot be resolved.


Rashid Alvi backs Ajit Singh over eviction notice

New Delhi, Sept. 18 : Amid the ongoing protests against the Centre's move to evict Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh from his official residence in Delhi, Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Thursday said the government must contemplate over converting the bungalow into a memorial for former prime minister Chaudhary Charan Singh.


Power Ministry takes steps to restore transmission lines and distribution system in J-K

New Delhi, Sept.18 : The Ministry of Power has taken a slew of measures to restore the heavily damaged power transmission lines and distribution system in flood hit areas of Jammu and Kashmir .


Australia provides relief for J-K flood victims

New Delhi, Sept. 18 : Australian High Commissioner Patrick Suckling on Thursday offered his sympathies to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and presented a cheque of Rs 15 lakh to ActionAid India to provide immediate relief to the flood victims.


Australia provides relief for J-K flood victims

New Delhi, Sept. 18 : Australian High Commissioner Patrick Suckling on Thursday offered his sympathies to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and presented a cheque of Rs 15 lakh to ActionAid India to provide immediate relief to the flood victims.


Chinese President praises India's growth story

New Delhi, Sept.18 : Describing India as an amazing and a colourful nation, visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping today praised India's growth story as incredible and appeared to agree with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's view that China and India are two bodies in one spirit.


Oil ministry takes steps to ensure availability of petroleum products in Kashmir

New Delhi, Sept.18 : The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has taken several measures to ensure availability of essential petroleum products in the aftermath of floods in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.


Congress asks BJP to come clean on appointments in key constitutional posts

New Delhi, Sept.18 : The Congress on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court's decision to question the Centre on the lack of transparency in the appointment of key constitutional positions and asked the government to come clean on it.


China committed to resolve border dispute with India

New Delhi, Sept. 18 : Asserting that China-India boundary issue is a problem that has troubled the two nations for long, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday said Beijing is determined to settle the border dispute with New Delhi.


NHRC issues notice to Health Ministry over shortage of drugs of HIV patients

New Delhi, Sept.18 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that treatment of HIV patients across India had taken a hit, especially in Delhi and Mumbai due to severe stock-outs of life saving medicines at Government owned centres.


Govt. will abide by SC order on appointing CVC: BJP

New Delhi, Sept.18 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said the NDA Government, which believes in transparency, will abide by the Supreme Court's order with regard to the appointment of the Chief Vigilance Commissioner.


Chinese President receives Guard of Honour at President House

New Delhi, Sept. 18 : Chinese President Xi Jinping received a Guard of Honour on Thursday in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan, on the second day of his three-day state visit to India.


Kashmir Floods: Centre steps up medical relief, sends specialist doctors

New Delhi, Sept. 18 : The Centre has stepped up medical relief operations in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir.


DLSA to look into de-addiction centres' status: HC

New Delhi, Sep 18 : The Delhi High Court, told by an NGO that the 32 de-addiction centres purportedly opened by the government are rarely functioning, Thursday said that Delhi Legal Services Authority (DLSA) will look into the issue and will file a report.


New vaccines can change India's health battles: Melinda Gates

New Delhi, Sep 18 : Introduction of four new vaccines in India's national immunisation programme by the new government can bring immense change in the country's major health battles and reduce the child mortality rate, Melinda Gates said Thursday.


Ensure essential items for flood-hit Kashmiris, SC tells government

New Delhi, Sep 18 : The Supreme Court Thursday said the government should ensure that the flood-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir get food, fuel, drinking water and medicines, and that their damaged houses are restored as it concerned their right to life under article 21 of the constitution.


Border concerns dominate talks as India, China give fillip to trade, investment

New Delhi, Sep 18 : IndiaƂ's concerns over border incursions by Chinese troops remained at the forefront of talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday even as the two nations charted a new chapter in economic ties with Beijing announcing $20 billion investment over the next five years.


2G money laundering case: Court to hear arguments Tuesday

New Delhi, Sep 18 : A special court here Thursday fixed Sep 23 for beginning arguments on money laundering related to the allocation of 2G spectrum case against former telecom minister A. Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi, DMK chief M. Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal, and others.


Eyeing relations with SAARC, China supports India in SCO

New Delhi, Sep 18 : Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday said that his country endorsed India's attempt to secure full membership of Shanghai Corporation Organisation (SCO), adding that he hoped China would be helped in building relations with SAARC in return.


Bangladeshi foreign minister arrives in India

New Delhi, Sep 18 : Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali arrived here Thursday for a three-day state visit, the external Affairs ministry said.


NHRC notice to Uttarakhand over students wearing helmets in classroom

New Delhi, 18th Sept : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Thursday asked a report from the Uttarakhand government about school children wearing helmets in a classroom at Doodhli village, 25 km away from state capital Dehradun, to protect themselves from falling plaster off the ceiling.


Syndicate bank case: Middleman sent to police custody

New Delhi, Sep 18 : A court here Thursday sent Purushottam Lal Totlani, the alleged middleman in the Syndicate Bank bribery case who was on the run, to two days police custody.


Marriage queries annoy single Indian women most: Survey

New Delhi, Sep 18 : When are you getting married or why aren't you getting married -- these are questions that annoy single Indian women most, according to a survey by personalised matchmaking service Select Shaadi.


Oil ministry ensuring adequate supplies to flood-hit Kashmir

New Delhi, Sep 18 : In order to improve the supply of petroleum products to the flood-hit Srinagar division of Jammu and Kashmir, the petroleum ministry is making efforts to ensure adequate supplies, it said Thursday.


Traffic jams follow Chinese president's visit in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 18 : Traffic snarls followed the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday, bringing some parts of Delhi to a grinding halt.


Suneet Varma forays into jewellery designing

New Delhi, Sep 18 : After serving the fashion world with best of couture garments, ace designer Suneet Varma has now joined hands with a jewellery brand to create statement necklaces, chandelier earrings and handcrafted bangles.


Don't blame 'love jihad' for UP loss: Giriraj Singh

New Delhi, Sep 18 : While top BJP leaders have refrained from commenting on the party's performance in Uttar Pradesh by-polls yet, state party leader Giriraj Singh Thursday said it is wrong to blame the 'love jihad' theory for it.


Marriage queries annoy single Indian women most: Survey

New Delhi, Sep 18 : When are you getting married and why aren't you getting married? are questions that annoy single Indian women most, according to a survey by personalised matchmaking survey Select Shaadi.


Modi-Xi talks culminate in 16 agreements

New Delhi, Sep 18 : India and China agreed to cooperate across a wide gamut of activities following Thursday's talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping here, with the two countries exchanging 16 accord documents in areas spanning railways, trade, administration, culture and industrial parks.


Adoption of sustainable lighting crucial in India: Goyal

New Delhi, Sep 18 : It is essential to educate citizens and encourage adoption of sustainable lighting in India so that consumption of power for lighting should not go up from the existing 19 percent, union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said here Thursday.


Modi, Xi chart new chapter in India-China economic ties

New Delhi, Sep 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping Thursday charted a new chapter in India-China economic ties, with Beijing assuring greater access to Indian goods and $20-billion investment and New Delhi rolling out red carpet for Chinese firms.


Buddhist tourist circuit beyond Bihar, UP planned

New Delhi, Sep 18 : To popularise Buddhist tourism and to attract more foreign tourists, India's tourism ministry is planning to add more states to the Buddhist circuit apart from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, union Tourism Minister Shripad Naik said Thursday.


Jammu and Kashmir governor, CM donate salaries for relief

Srinagar, Sep 18 : Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday donated their one month's salary to the state government's flood relief fund.


NHRC notice to health ministry over HIV drug shortage

New Delhi, Sep 18 : The NHRC has issued a notice to the health ministry following a report that HIV patients were suffering due to shortage of medicines at government centres, a statement said Thursday.


Vehicles carrying succour to J&K need not pay toll fee: Gadkari

New Delhi, Sep 18 : Vehicles carrying relief material to flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir have been exempted from paying toll fee till Sep 24, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said Thursday.


US scouts for investments from India

New Delhi, Sep 18 : To address the imbalance of US investments in India being two-and-half times more in worth than the reverse flow, the US Department of Commerce Thursday announced it was making special efforts to encourage Indian businesses "set up shop in the US".


Modi voices concern at border intrusion, Xi says border yet to be demarcated

New Delhi, Sep 18 : India Thursday expressed concern over the incursion by Chinese troops on the border and said such incidents should be resolved soon as peace and tranquillity on the border was essential for boosting bilateral economic cooperation.


Modi-Xi talks set agenda to further India-China economic ties

New Delhi, Sep 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after his talks with President Xi Jinping, Thursday said a new chapter in India-China economic ties has opened with Beijing assuring greater access for Indian goods and capital while also committing an investment of $20-billion over the next five years.


Indian origin man chases robber in New Zealand

Wellington, Sep 18 : An Indian-origin man chased a robber in New Zealand when he tried to rob him at knife point, media reported Thursday.


Waadi Animations spearheads Pakistan filmdom into animation space

New Delhi, Sep 18 : After unearthing the horrors of acid attacks and recruitment of child terrorists, Pakistan's Oscar and Emmy Award winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has put her creative forces behind "3 Bahadur", said to be the country's first animated feature film in Urdu.


Stable Afghanistan important for India and China: Modi

New Delhi, Sep 18 : India and China have a shared interest in having a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here Thursday.


China to open Nathu La route to Kailash Mansarovar

New Delhi, Sep 18 : China will be opening an additional route to Kailash Mansarovar via Nathu La, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Thursday.


Need to resolve border issue with China: Modi

New Delhi, Sep 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi candidly said Thursday that solving the boundary issue between India and China is needed for growing economic cooperation between two countries.


Chinese president has assured us market access: Modi

New Delhi, Sep 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday said he has been assured of greater access to Indian goods and investments by Chinese President Xi Jinping in a bid to bridge the yawning trade deficit between the two countries.


Xi invites Modi to visit China

New Delhi, Sep 18 : Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit China.


Hot tools - tresses' foes?

New Delhi, Sep 18 : Blow drying your hair or going for flat ironing might give your locks the style you want, but don't raise your brows if you end up with brittle tresses, says an expert.


Border row with China must be resolved: Modi

New Delhi, Sep 18 : It is necessary to resolve the border row with China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here Thursday.


India, China to begin n-talks

New Delhi, Sep 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday said that India and China will begin civil nuclear cooperation talks.


Modi hopes for peace at border with China

New Delhi, Sep 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday called for peace at the border with China following talks with visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping here.


NGO refuses to disclose whistleblower's identity

New Delhi, Sep 18 : The NGO CPIL Thursday declined to disclose the identity of the whistleblower who disclosed the alleged interference by CBI Director Ranjit Sinha in 2G investigation and prosecution and meeting the accused in 2G and coal scam case.


Taj hospitality for Chinese president, first lady

New Delhi, Sep 18 : From showing rich Indian heritage to requisitioning its expat chefs from across their chain to dish out their traditional fare, the Taj Palace Hotel laid out the red carpet for visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan for their three-day stay in the capital.


Mumbai, Karachi girls equally adventurous about fashion: Pakistani designer

By Natalia Ningthoujam, New Delhi, Sep 18 : Karachi-based fashion designer Huma Adnan says her "dramatic and quirky" creations are apt for the Mumbai market as women here are as daring as those in her homeland.


Ravi Shankar Prasad meets German vice chancellor

New Delhi, Sep 18 : Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who is in Germany on an official visit, Thursday met the German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabrial and urged the country to increase investments in India.


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