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Nasheed rejects police summons; Mathai in Maldives for talks

Mathai will meet a number of Maldivian political leaders,including Nasheed and Waheed Hassan.

In a first,China blames militants trained in Pak for Xinjiang unrest

The statement came amid reports of a secret visit of ISI Chief Pasha to China.


PM calls up Hasina

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called up his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina and said he was looking forward to the visit and to renewing contacts with his old friends there.

Rahul visits families of Forbesganj victims

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi visited families of the victims of the June 3 police firing at Bhajanpur village,Forbesganj,and promised them justice.

Rahul meets UP girl blinded for resisting rape

Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi visited AIIMS to meet a 14-year-old girl from Uttar Pradesh who was blinded by her assailants after she resisted rape.

Chidambaram to visit Kashmir Valley on Monday

Home Minister P Chidambaram will undertake a two-day visit to Kashmir Valley.


From Cong’s Sheila to BJP’s Prasad,all greet Amma

A frenzied crowd of fans gatecrashed the Tamil Nadu Bhavan to greet J Jayalalithaa.

Swedish king haunted by strip club scandal

People: Scandal triggered by book; fuelled by discussion between friend,gangster

Egypt quiet on India's UNSC claim

Visiting Egyptian Foreign Minister did not categorically spell out his country’s support for India’s claim to a permanent seat at the UN Security Council.

Tension marks Clinton’s Pak visit

Atmosphere visibly frosty; Clinton and Mullen unsmiling,awkward with Zardari.

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Francois Hollande's visit aims at strengthening relations: French Ambassador

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): France Ambassador to India Francois Richier on Friday said France President François Hollande's second visit to India would be a great occasion to strengthen India-France relations. He added that there were several agendas such as energy restoration, space projects that would be the prime agenda of the talk. On the Rafale deal, Richier said discussions are going on and the outcome was yet not known. He added that there would also be an internal meeting with Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi. Regarding the threat received on Hollande's visit, Richier said it was being investigated and such threats are just to create disorder.

Investigation underway on threat letter received by French Consulate

Bengaluru, Jan 21 (ANI): West Bengaluru Additional Commissioner of Police KSR Charan Reddy on Thursday said the ‘intimidating’ letter received by the French Consulate about French President Francois Hollande's visit was being investigated. He added that the address from where the letter came is non-existent. This letter has been received in the lieu of Hollande's visit as Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade. He added that the matter is being taken seriously and further investigation was on.


PM Modi to flag off new Varanasi-Delhi train on January 22

Varanasi, Jan 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the Mahamana Express, which will run triweekly from Varanasi to New Delhi, on January 22. PM Modi will flag off this train on his ground visit to Varanasi. Northern Railway Chief Area Manager Ravi P Chaturvedi said the train has all the modern facilities, including dustbins and bio-toilets in every coach. Besides, AC coaches are equipped with LED screen for passengers’ entertainment.