12 May 2016
Dhaka: India and Bangladesh today began a five-day dialogue here between border guarding forces over a host of security issues, including drug trafficking and cattle smuggling across the over 4,000-km frontier the two neighbours share.
15 Oct 2015
Washington: US today lashed out at the Pakistan government for its failure to prosecute those responsible for religious freedom abuses, saying such environment encourages intolerance and acts of violence.
24 May 2016
Beijing: Having already expanded its influence in Nepal with road and rail network through Tibet, China is now looking to stretch its railway link to Bihar to improve connectivity with India and South Asia, state-run Chinese media reported today.
11 Mar 2016
Washington: US Senators have strongly opposed the use of taxpayers' money for military aid to Pakistan in USD 700 million sale of eight F-16 fighter jets to the country as they questioned Islamabad's commitment to fight terrorist organisations.
04 Jul 2016
Beijing: A Chinese daily today claimed that former prime minister Manmohan Singh had "expressed support" for China's ambitious Maritime Silk Road plan but his successor Narendra Modi "changed" India's "attitude" towards the initiative by using delaying tactics.
18 Dec 2015
Vatican City: Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the Nobel laureate who dedicated her life to helping the poorest of the poor, will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church in September 2016, an Italian Catholic newspaper reported yesterday.
21 Jun 2016
Washington: Amid China's opposition, the US has given a fresh push to India's NSG membership bid by asking members of the elite club to support India's entry into the grouping during the ongoing plenary meeting in Seoul.
19 May 2016
Islamabad: India may not be able to fully defend itself from a possible Pakistani nuclear strike in a conflict despite the country's heavy investments in developing anti-ballistic missile systems, a Russian nuclear expert has cautioned.
23 Jun 2016
Seoul: India's bid for NSG membership will come up tonight at a special post-dinner meeting of the 48-nation grouping's plenary, whose two-day deliberations began here today.
02 Jun 2016
United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has "always been supportive" of any direct dialogue between India and Pakistan, according to his spokesperson.