China, India capable of handling border issue: Xi
"Both sides are capable of effectively managing the border situation and to settle the border disputes at the earliest," Xi said after official talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here. Saying that China-India boundary is a question left over from history, he said: "The two sides agree to respect each other's concern." Xi said while there could be some incidents, both sides were capable of handling it in such a way that it did not have any impact on bilateral relations. The two countries, the Chinese president said, would "settle the boundary question at an early date". Xi also invited Modi to visit China. "I invite Modi to visit China at an early date next year.". He said that the leadership of the two countries should meet regularly, and called for "closer development partnership". Source: IANS
2014-09-18 03:38:35 pmNeed to resolve border issue with China: Modi
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. "We need to resolve our boundary issue soon," Modi said Thursday, addressing a joint press conference with visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping after official talks at Hyderabad House here. "A clarification on the LAC (Line of Actual Control) is very important. It has been pending for years, it is time to start it again," he said. The prime minister said he raised the issue of Chinese incursions in the border with India. Source: IANS
2014-09-18 03:09:20 pmSaradha scam: CBI to grill Trinamool MP, CPI-M leader
Probing the multi-crore Saradha scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has now summoned for questioning Trinamool Congress MP Suvendu Adhikari and CPI-M leader Rabin Deb, an official said Thursday. "They have been summoned for questioning regarding the Saradha scam," the CBI official said. Adhikari, Lok Sabha member from West Bengal's Tamluk in East Midnapore district, however, denied having any information about the agency calling him for questioning. "I am yet to receive any communication from the CBI," Adhikari told IANS.
Rabin Deb, CPI-M state committee member, confirmed getting a call from the agency. "I cannot visit the CBI office today (Thursday) because of prior commitments. I will appear before them in a day or two," Deb told IANS.
2014-09-18 12:58:39 pmIndia, China need to align their development strategies: Xi
India and China share the same development goals and need to take their strategic partnership to higher levels, visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Thursday. Speaking to journalists at Rashtrapati Bhavan where he was accorded a ceremonial reception, Xi said both countries should deepen their economic and strategic cooperation. "India and China can create opportunities for the world. We need to take our strategic partnership to higher levels," Xi said. Source: IANS
2014-09-18 11:57:16 amModi raises incursion issue with Xi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised with visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping the latest incident of incursion by Chinese troops into Indian territory during their meeting in Ahmedabad Wednesday, the external affairs ministry said Thursday. Ahead of talks between Modi and Xi at Hyderabad House Thursday, external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that India would raise the incursion issue by Chinese troops into Ladakh area. Nearly 1,000 Chinese troops crossed about five km into Indian territory Wednesday in Ladakh's Chumar sector, even as the troops of both sides held a flag meeting at the brigadier-level in Chushul. Source: IANS
2014-09-18 11:13:08 amHope to take forward China, India strategic ties: Xi
Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday said that he was looking forward to take India, China "strategic relationship" forward. Xi said that China and India are the world's two largest developing countries and have emerging markets. On a three-day sojourn to India, Xi said that he hopes to talk to the Indian leadership to take this "strategic relationship" forward.
2014-09-18 10:19:11 amSecurity beefed up in Delhi for Chinese president's visit
Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's offficial visit to Delhi, security has been beefed up in the city and the police have cordoned off certain areas keeping in mind demonstrations by the Tibetans. At least four companies of the Rapid Action Force (RAF), with around 400 armed personnel, have been deployed outside the Chinese embassy in Chanakyapuri diplomatic enclave. Source: IANS
2014-09-17 05:40:48 pmThree MoUs inked in Xi, Modi's presence
Three agreements were concluded on Wednesday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Ahmedabad. Industrial, health and educational infrastructure of China will now be available in Gujarat with the inking of the three MoUS. Source: IANS
2014-09-17 05:38:41 pmTibetans protest Chinese president's visit
Tibetan emigres on Wednesday demonstrated outside the Chinese embassy in New Delhi against Chinese President Xi Jingping's visit to the country. Police said that a group of Tibetan people carrying Tibetan flags collected outside the embassy around 11.30 a.m. and started raising slogans against the Chinese president, demanding independence for Tibet. Source: IANS
2014-09-17 05:34:14 pmXi accorded grand welcome in Ahmedabad
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Gujarat today to a ceremonial welcome on the first leg of his three-day India visit that is aimed at ramping up trade and investment ties with India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the Chinese president and his wife Peng Liyuan at Hotel Hyatt where the two leaders held talks, and agreements related to the region, including setting up of Chinese industrial parks, were inked. Source: IANS
2014-09-17 05:32:06 pmHyderabad police stops BJP from hoisting national flag
Tension prevailed at the Golconda Fort here Wednesday as police arrested some activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) trying to hoist the national flag to celebrate Telangana Liberation Day. Police prevented BJP workers from entering the fort with the national flag. The arrested workers were shifted to a police station. Source: IANS
2014-09-17 11:56:40 amPM Modi seeks mother's blessing on his birthday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday met his mother and sought her blessings on his 64th birthday. "PM Narendra Modi met his mother Hira Baa in Gandhinagar, Gujarat this morning. The prime minister sought the blessings of his mother," the Prime Minister's Office said in a tweet. Source: IANS
2014-09-17 10:30:22 amModi arrives in Ahmedabad, says his government has generated trust
Narendra Modi, on his first visit after becoming prime minister, arrived here Tuesday, a day ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's three-day sojourn to India, and said his government had generated a new atmosphere of trust. Modi flew in to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport here on a two-day official visit to his home state Gujarat. Source: IANS
2014-09-17 10:05:04 amBypoll results a good signal: Congress
The Congress party Tuesday said the results of assembly bypolls in various states were a good signal for it and showed that people were rejecting BJP policies. Congress spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed said the party had done well in Rajasthan and Gujarat though it did not perform as per expectations in Uttar Pradesh. Source: IANS
2014-09-17 10:01:48 amK.K. Paul takes oath as acting Mizoram governor
Meghalaya Governor Krishan Kant Paul Tuesday took additional charge as the governor of Mizoram. Paul was sworn-in as the state's 14th governor by Justice Lanusungkum Jamir of the Gauhati High Court in a simple ceremony at Raj Bhavan here. Source: IANS
2014-09-16 06:01:12 pmModi arrives in Ahmedabad
Narendra Modi, on his first visit after becoming prime minister, arrived here Tuesday, a day ahead of President Xi Jinping's three-day sojourn. Modi flew in to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport here on a two-day official visit to his home state Gujarat. Source: IANS
2014-09-16 05:29:54 pmAssembly By-Election Results Declared
The by-elections results have been declared with BJP winning 14 seats, SP winning 8 seats, Congress winning 7 seats and Others (AIDUF, CPI-M AITMC) winning 3 seats.
2014-09-16 04:43:54 pmSP triumphs in UP, Congress wins in Rajasthan, BJP stuns Bengal
The Congress and the Samajwadi Party, which suffered a rout in the general elections, bounced back Tuesday in the assembly bypolls in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. For the first time in 15 years, the BJP will now have its lawmaker in the West Bengal assembly. In Gujarat, the BJP romped home in Vadodara Lok Sabha seat that was vacated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he also won from Varanasi parliamentary constituency. The Maninagar assembly seat, which Modi once represented, too saw a BJP victory. But, the Congress wrested three seats from the BJP, which retained six seats. In Andhra Pradesh, the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) retained Nandigama assembly seat, while the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) too retained Medak Lok Sabha seat in neighbouring Telangana. Source: IANS
2014-09-16 03:49:44 pmBJP wins six, Congress three in Gujarat
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday won six assembly seats, while the Congress won three in Gujarat. The ruling BJP also won the Vadodara Lok Sabha Sabha by over 300,000 votes. On Tuesday, the Congress won three assembly seats - Deesa, Khambhalia and Mangrol, by a notable margin. It thanked the people for its victory. The remaining six assembly seats, including the Maninagar seat which was vacated by then chief minister Narendra Modi, were won by the BJP. Source: IANS
2014-09-16 03:36:01 pmBJP wins one Bengal seat, Trinamool demands recount
After 15 long years, the BJP will have a representative in the West Bengal assembly. Party candidate Shamik Bhattacharya Tuesday won the Basirhat (South) seat in the bypolls, while the state's ruling party Trinamool retained the Chowringhee seat. Bhattacharya defeated Trinamool candidate and former soccer captain Dipendu Biswas in a hard-fought battle by a slender margin of over thousand votes. Source: IANS
2014-09-16 02:43:47 pmTRS retains Medak Lok Sabha seat
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has retained Medak Lok Sabha seat in Telangana with its candidate K. Prabhakar Reddy winning the byelections. Prabhakar Reddy defeated his nearest rival V. Sunitha Lakshma Reddy of Congress party by over 3.66 lakh votes. Source: IANS
2014-09-16 01:52:57 pmBJP wins one seat, Trinamool retains one in Bengal
The BJP won the West Bengal assembly bypoll from Basirhat (South) constituency while the ruling Trinamool Congress retained Chowringhee when votes were counted Tuesday. BJP's Shamik Bhattacharya wrested the Basirhat (South) seat which the Left Front major CPI-M had managed to win despite facing a rout in the 2011 assembly polls. Source: IANS
2014-09-16 01:05:30 pmIndependent candidate wins Rangang-Yangang seat in Sikkim
Independent candidate RN Chamling wins Rangang-Yangang seat in Sikkim. He defeated SDF's Kumari Mangar.
2014-09-16 12:35:02 pmBJP wins 6 seats, including Vadodra LS seat, Congress 2 in Gujarat
BJP wins 6 seats and Congress 2 in Gujarat. The Vadodra Lok Sabha is won by BJP's Ranjanben Bhatt.
2014-09-16 12:23:50 pmSP leading in Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat
SP Candidate leading in the Mainpuri parliamentary constituency.
2014-09-16 12:16:45 pm