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India Expels 3 Chinese Journalists, Including One Ex-JNUite

India has expelled three journalists of the Chinese official news agency, Xinhua, by not extending their visa, which is usually done without hassles unless the host country wants to send a signal of ill-feeling. One of the three journalists include a woman who studied at JNU before joining Xinhua. The journalists are — Wu Qiang bureau head in New Delhi, ...

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Police Pressurized Kanhaiya Kumar to Extract Statement: NHRC

In a report that will have adverse impact on India’s image abroad, the country’s National Human Rights Commission said on Friday that Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union leader Kanhaiya Kumar was subjected to psychological pressure. If proved, India may face flak from the US and European countries and Kanhaiya may even become one of the Nobel Peace Prize nominees. The ...

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Modi’s Christmas Surprise to Pakistan: Just Land in Lahore to Greet Nawaz Sharif

In a Christmas surprise, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Lahore unscheduled and met his counterpart Nawaz Sharif to greet him on his birthday on Friday, sending shockwaves among the diplomats and countrymen including the opposition. Modi was on his return trip to Delhi from Kabul when he tweeted that he would land in Lahore, despite greeting Sharif on ...

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India Recalls New Zealand Envoy Ravi Thapar Over ‘Staff Assault’ Case

The ugly row over an Indian envoy’s wife has forced the Ministry of External Affairs recalling the high commissioner to New Zealand, Ravi Thapar, when his wife was accused of assaulting a staffer. “Though no charges were pressed by the service staff member, the ministry will investigate the matter further. The high commissioner has been posted back to headquarters,” foreign ...

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E-Visa in Return for Stapled Visa? Modi Move Puzzles Nation

Not merely Congress leader P. Chidambaram but the entire nation was taken aback when Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered e-visas to Chinese visitors unsolicited. Congress leader P Chidambaram called it a puzzling decision made by the BJP government despite the fact China still gives “stapled visas” to people from Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh, caliming that these territories are ...

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India-Mauritius Sign 5 Pacts on Modi Visit

India signed five pacts with Mauritius and also offered $500 million concessional line of credit for key infrastructure projects as Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Mauritian counterpart Anerood Jugnauth in Mauritius on Wednesday. The five agreements signed between the two countries included one to tap the rich marine resources of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius. Modi, who ...

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How Koirala broke the impasse between India, Pakistan

  Kathmandu, Nov 27 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala played a crucial role in ending the impasse between India and Pakistan during the retreat at Dhulikhel near here Thursday on the sidelines of the 18th Saarc Summit. There was immense pressure on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Shairf, from visiting leaders and the media to ...

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Australia May Give Green Signal to Supply Uranium to India Ahead of Modi Visit

What India could not get from the much-hyped PM Narendra Modi’s vist to Japan recently may be offset by what Australia offers ahead of his trip to attend G-20 summit there. Deputy Premier of South Australia province John Rau has said the Australian federal government is engaged in finalising the agreement to allow uranium shipments to India. “Finalisation of that ...

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US Relents, President Writes First Letter to Iran’s Head After 1979 Hostage Crisis

US President Barack Obama has written to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei expressing a “shared interest” in fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Iraq and Syria. The letter was reportedly sent in the middle of October, in which President Obama tied potential cooperation on fighting ISIS militants and aim at a comprehensive deal over Iran’s controversial nuclear programme, ...

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Narendra Modi Japan Visit: More Hype About Elusive Nuclear Deal as Ever

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flight touched down at Kyoto, Japan’s old capital, on Saturday to open up warm and friendly ties between the two giants in Asia, which remained dormant since India’s independence in 1947, coupled with Japan’s defeat in World War Two in 1945. Moving over from war period relations centred around Indian leader Subhas Chandra Bose to ...

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Diwali in US Resolution Co-sponsored by Democrats Maloney, Meng

WASHINGTON, DC: The issue of a postage stamp in the United States to mark Diwali is perhaps second only to the call for an Indo-US nuclear deal by Indian American community leaders. While the latter was accomplished under the Bush administration, there is fresh hope for the stamp too to become reality. Ami Bera, the newly-minted Congressman from California, who ...

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British envoy undermines protocol, meets Modi on polls eve

British High Commissioner James Bevan’s meeting with Narendra Modi in Gujarat on Monday is a gross violation of India’s sovereignty and the electoral code of conduct, leaving aside the purpose behind it, which amounts to interference in our domestic politics. Smacking the days of British Raj when the country’s principalities were divided and conquered by the British to establish two ...

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India’s vote against Sri Lanka to cost it dearer in future

Indian diplomacy has shown twist in its policy when it voted against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva, ignoring the future of its own destiny in the event of similar onslaught on its secessionist movements in the north-east and in Jammu and Kashmir. By toeing the line of the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka, India ...

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Post-shut up episode: Will Modi speak for India in China this month?

By Sridhar Narsing When Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi visits China this month, he will have to clear his conscience that the firm HUAWEI, China’s biggest telecom company, investing hugely in Gujarat, did not portray three controversial regions of India as foreign pockets. While China will bend its rules like Beckham with an eye on Modi’s proposal to develop a ...

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