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Modi calls Sharif, lends a shoulder
Wed, Dec 17, 2014

This was their first conversation after they met on the sidelines of the SAARC summit in Kathmandu.

Infosys engineer from Guntur went for coffee break, got trapped inside
Tue, Dec 16, 2014

The IT professional had gone to the cafe for a “coffee break”, but did not return.

PM Narendra Modi describes Sydney terror attack as ‘disturbing’
Mon, Dec 15, 2014

"Such acts are inhuman & deeply unfortunate. I pray for everyone's safety," Modi tweeted.

India, Russia ink new nuclear-deal; Moscow most important defence partner, says PM Narendra Modi
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

Modi said Putin is a great leader and he has been a pillar of strength for India's security and international relations.

India eyes oil, defence deals, Russia looks to boost trade
Thu, Dec 11, 2014

Both leaders might discuss improving supply of rough diamonds by Russia to India.

To Maldives, with tonnes of water — from India
Sat, Dec 06, 2014

Desalination plant catches fire, India sends water in ships, planes

To Maldives, with tonnes of water — from India
Sat, Dec 06, 2014

Desalination plant catches fire, India sends water in ships, planes.

Winter Session: PM Narendra Modi’s 31 minutes in Rajya Sabha
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

That’s the time PM Narendra Modi spent in Rajya Sabha on Thursday, his first time in the ongoing Winter Session.

Narendra Modi tries to pacify Opposition in Rajya Sabha, says accept Sadhvi apology and let House run
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

Modi said that Sadhvi had already apologised for her remark, requesting the opposition to let the House function.

Bangla President likely to visit India this month
Thu, Dec 04, 2014

Bangladesh is also keen to schedule a reciprocal visit by Modi, and talks are underway to schedule the visit in January next year.

Sadhvi hate speech: Cong says Jyoti’s ‘objectionable’ language had created tension, demands her expulsion from party
Wed, Dec 03, 2014

Opposition members demanded her resignation over her alleged communal remarks in an Delhi election rally.

Everything you need to know: Land swap in offing with Bangladesh to end disputes
Tue, Dec 02, 2014

SHUBHAJIT ROY explains the origin of pact and the issues that have delayed its ratification.

Sharif inks one pact, holds out on two
Fri, Nov 28, 2014

The consent on the power pact came after a retreat of South Asian leaders at Dhulikhel.

SAARC summit: PM Narendra Modi, Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif shake hands, but no talks
Fri, Nov 28, 2014

While there was no substantive talk between the two leaders, they did spend almost three hours in a 'convivial' atmosphere.

SAARC summit: Leaders to push Pakistan PM Sharif to sign 3 key pacts
Fri, Nov 28, 2014

Sources said Nepal is very keen that these agreements are signed, or else this summit could be perceived as unsuccessful.

SAARC warmth, some Pak chill
Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Modi at SAARC: India opens itself to region, Pak holds back on agreements.

SAARC sidelights: From culinary contrasts to worry over waters
Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina met Modi and had discussions on counter-terrorism cooperation in the wake of the Burdwan blasts.

Sharif for greater interaction with observer nations
Thu, Nov 27, 2014

China, an observer in the grouping, has been trying for a SAARC membership.

Retreat could turn venue for Modi-Sharif talks
Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Sharif, on his part, was evasive on Wednesday when media asked him about a possible meeting with Modi.

Leaders to push Sharif to sign 3 pacts
Thu, Nov 27, 2014

The leaders are expected to meet at a retreat near Dhulikhel in a final attempt to salvage these pacts.

SAARC: China pushes its case for seat through Pakistan, Nepal
Wed, Nov 26, 2014

This was a clear signal that India was not enthusiastic about China’s interest for full-fledged membership of SAARC.

SAARC summit: Modi likely to raise terrorism, 26/11 in presence of Sharif
Wed, Nov 26, 2014

A meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif remained elusive on Tuesday.

Modi to Nepal: Draft Constitution through consensus, not numbers
Wed, Nov 26, 2014

The deadline for constitution promulgation is January 22 and many feel the deadline will be missed again.

SAARC Summit: Prime Minister Narendra Modi likely to meet Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif
Tue, Nov 25, 2014

This will be their first meeting since May, when Sharif attended Modi’s swearing-in ceremony in New Delhi.

China fields top Nepalese politicians, diplomats in a bid to enter SAARC
Tue, Nov 25, 2014

This comes days after China agreed to provide 10 million Yuan (US$ 1.63 million) annually, from 2014 to 2018, to Nepal.

Mother won’t accept ‘unexplained’ death
Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Shaan Prajapati, a student of Sherwood school, was brought dead by the school authorities after he was taken to Noida’s Fortis hospital.

SAARC summit: India and Pakistan keep hopes of Modi-Nawaz Sharif meet alive
Mon, Nov 24, 2014

In August, Singh had cancelled a meeting with Chaudhary after Pakistan High Commissioner in New Delhi Abdul Basit met Hurriyat leaders.

‘Modi-Sharif meeting can be facilitated at SAARC summit’
Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Nepal minister says peace needed for prosperity of region.

Panel of ex-envoys to insulate ties from national politics
Thu, Nov 20, 2014

The meeting was also attended by Bangladesh Foreign minister A H Mahmood Ali and the current Indian High Commissioner Pankaj Saran.

Pact to operationalise nuclear deal won’t to be signed during PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Australia
Thu, Nov 13, 2014

However, officials said the two sides are aiming to conclude the deal in the first-half of 2015.

PM Narendra Modi begins three-nation tour today; will hold 24 on-on-one bilateral meetings
Tue, Nov 11, 2014

He is also likely to have a “pull-aside” with US President Barack Obama, as they will be part of both the ASEAN and G-20 summits.

Suspect phone calls from Indian mission in Canada under scrutiny
Thu, Nov 06, 2014

The Indian government is probing the suspected breach, and an alert has been sounded by the Indian mission in Ottawa.

Australia gets ready for Modi visit: To run special train, release Gujarati film
Tue, Nov 04, 2014

PM to visit four cities in four days

Meet the new ICCR chief: Modi avatar of god, bigger than Gandhi
Sat, Nov 01, 2014

Congressman to self-avowed Modi fan, Lokesh Chandra explains his big swing

Of every three Sri Lankan refugees, two want to stay on
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

The 752 respondents were chosen both from camps in Tamil Nadu and from those not living in camps.

Vietnam to buy naval vessels from India to patrol disputed South China Sea
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

India committed to modernising Vietnam’s defence, says PM Narendra Modi