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  • Always sacrificed to save alliance with Shiv Sena : BJP
    Rejecting the latest offer of 119 seats by the Shiv Sena (SS) for the Oct 15 Maharashtra assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party said it had always adopted a spirit of 'sacrifice' to save the saffron alliance in the past 25 years. Simultaneously, in a mild softening of its stand, the state BJP said it has decided to send a fresh seat-sharing formula to the Sena before making any final move on the matter. Source: IANS
    2014-09-19 05:14:36 PM
  • India to celebrate Nehru's 125th birth anniversary
    The Ministry of Culture on Friday said Rs.20 crore has been allocated for various projects to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru this year. Source: IANS
    2014-09-19 05:09:43 PM
  • Tourism ministry gives Rs.100 crore for Kashmir relief
    Minister of state for Culture and Tourism Shripad Yesso Naik on Friday said the ministry has given Rs.100 crore as a special assistance for reconstruction of damaged infrastructure in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir. Source: IANS
    2014-09-19 04:56:34 PM
  • New panel to tackle female foeticide issues: Harsh Vardhan
    A new committee will tackle issues related to female foeticide in India, union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Friday. Addressing reporters here on his first visit to Kerala after becoming a cabinet minister, he said that apart from monitoring, the need of the hour is to have cooperation of all sections of the society to get rid of the problem. Source: IANS
    2014-09-19 04:22:40 PM
  • Sonia, Manmohan call on Xi
    Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Friday met visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping in New Delhi. They were also accompanied by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. They called on Xi at Taj Palace Hotel, where he is staying. Xi is on a three-day official visit to India and will depart from here on Friday. Source: IANS
    2014-09-19 02:39:35 PM
  • Sushma Swaraj inaugurates Nalanda University
    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday inaugurated the revived Nalanda University, renowned as a centre for learning till it was burnt down 800 years ago by an invading Turkish army. Swaraj said it was a matter of pride for her to inaugurate the academic session of the university after a gap of over 800 years. "I am really upbeat that I got this opportunity...," she said at an event held in the Buddhist pilgrim town of Rajgir in Nalanda district, about 100 km from Patna.
    2014-09-19 02:36:31 PM
  • IANS Photo IANS Video Jammu & Kashmir Floods: Nature... Subscribe To Affiliates IANS Photo IANS Video IANS Multimedia IANS Hindi IANS Live IANS PR Wire Alhindelyom Bollywood Country IANS publishing IANS mobile IANS Software IANS Consultancy Common Links Advanced Search All the Headlines Home National Back to index 2014-09-19 A | A- | A+ Sonia, Manmohan call on Xi
    Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh Friday met visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping here. They were also accompanied by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi.  They called on Xi at Taj Palace Hotel, where he is staying. Xi is on a three-day official visit to India and will depart from here Friday. Source: IANS
    2014-09-19 12:36:25 PM
  • Uproot Congress-NCP in Maharashtra, urges Amit Shah
    BJP president Amit Shah Thursday gave a clarion call to his partymen to "uproot the scam-ridden" Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra to ensure the state's return to pride and progress. Launching the Bharatiya Janata Party's campaign for the Oct 15 assembly elections, Shah said the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party have "destroyed" the state in their past 15-year regime. Targetting NCP president Sharad Pawar, the BJP chief said Pawar had commercialised politics like no other leader in the country. Source: IANS
    2014-09-19 11:35:51 AM
  • Border concerns dominate talks as India, China give fillip to trade, investment
    India's concerns over Chinese troops' incursions 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. Addressing a joint media briefing after 90 minutes of restricted talks followed by delegation-level talks, Modi was candid in expressing India's concerns over the latest incident of hundreds of Peoples' Liberation Army troops entering Chumar in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh. He said the border row should be resolved soon. A late night media report said the stand-off between the Indian and Chinese troops had ended with both withdrawing to their respective positions. However, it could not be confirmed. Modi also suggested that clarifications on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) "would be of use" in solving the festering border question. Source:IANS
    2014-09-19 11:10:19 AM
  • 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 PM
  • Need 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 PM
  • Saradha 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 PM
  • India, 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 AM
  • Modi 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 AM
  • Hope 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 AM
  • Security 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 PM
  • Three 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 PM
  • Tibetans 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 PM
  • Xi 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 PM
  • Hyderabad 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 AM


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