Indian and Sri Lankan officials to meet in New Delhi on November 5 to sort out fishery issues

Nudged by Wickremesinghe, Modi sheds his reserve about quickly negotiating an Economic and Technological Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) with Sri Lanka

New Delhi, October 6 (NIA): India has shed its reserve about quickly negotiating the Economic and Technological Agreement (ETCA) with Sri Lanka and has yielded to Sri Lankan pressure to conclude the deal by the end of 2016. This is one of the important outcomes of the talks between Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his Indian counterpart, Narendra...

SAARC Summit Is Not Possible Even If One Member Is Absent

Indian Prime Minister Modi cautions ministers against getting hysterical over surgical strike

New Delhi, October 5 (NIA): India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cautioned his cabinet colleagues against creating a “hysteria” over the recent surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir. Chairing a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Wednesday here, Modi said that only authorized people should speak on the issue...

Indian and Sri Lankan officials to meet in New Delhi on November 5 to sort out fishery issues

Indian and Sri Lankan officials to meet in New Delhi on November 5 to sort out fishery issues

Colombo, October 5: Indian and Sri Lankan Foreign and Fisheries Ministry officials will meet in New Delhi on November 5, to find “practical solutions to the problems faced by fishermen of India and Sri Lanka.” This was stated in a press release from the Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s office, following a meeting between Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his Indian...

Media mercenaries out to convert India-Pakistan differences into an endless saga of mutually destructive conflict.

Media mercenaries out to convert India-Pakistan differences into an endless saga of mutually destructive conflict.

By I.A.Rahman/Dawn To the people of the older generation in Pakistan and India, the present level of confrontation between their countries, especially the war of words between their media persons, sounds like a steep fall from the standards of mutual understanding and decency with which they used to treat one another not long ago. There were wars between the two...

21.25 percent of Indians live at or below the World Bank’s poverty line of $1.90 a day compared to 8.3 percent in Pakistan

21.25 percent of Indians live at or below the World Bank’s poverty line of $1.90 a day compared to 8.3 percent in Pakistan

Washington, October 4 (NIA): The World Bank report entitled “Poverty and Shared Prosperity” has interesting statistical data on the performance of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and China in the field of economic and social development. Interestingly, in the midst of all the turmoil in the country due to domestic terrorism, Pakistan is among countries where incomes of the poorest...

With Russia throwing its weight behind India on Uri incident, New Delhi hopes to win over China also

With Russia throwing its weight behind India on Uri incident, New Delhi hopes to win over China also

New Delhi, October 3 (NIA): With Russia finally throwing its lot with India after a brief dalliance with Pakistan, New Delhi hopes to win over China whose recent pro-Pakistan actions and statements are worrying. India’s National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval, met the Chinese Ambassador, Luo Zhaohui, at the South Block here as Russia unequivocally condemned Pakistan’s cross border terrorism. The...

India becomes world’s number 1 Test team replacing Pakistan

India becomes world’s number 1 Test team replacing Pakistan

Kolkata, October 3 (ESPNcricinfo): At the historic Eden Gardens, in front of 12,068 people, India became the No. 1 team in the world with a 178-run victory over New Zealand and captured their fourth series trophy on the trot. It isn't groundbreaking for a team to dominate in their own conditions. And granted, the heat and the pitches left New...

Jaffna re-establishes links with Mahatma Gandhi

Jaffna re-establishes links with Mahatma Gandhi

Colombo, October 3 (NIA): On October 2 this year, Gandhi Jayanti day, it was evident that the people of Jaffna have not forgotten Mahatma Gandhi, who had inspired the Tamils’ nascent struggle for Ceylon’s freedom from British rule way back in the 1920s and 30s. It is surprising that this should be so despite 40 years of virulent propaganda against...

Pakistanis fire on Indian posts in Poonch district of Kashmir

Pakistanis fire on Indian posts in Poonch district of Kashmir

Jammu/Islamabad, October 3 (NIA): Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire four times on Monday by targeting forward posts and civilian areas along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir state with 120 mm mortar bombs and automatic weapons, drawing retaliation from Indian troops, PTI reported. There were reports of two civilians suffering minor injuries in the firing and shelling. Pakistan...

India, the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, ratifies Paris Agreement on Climate Change

India, the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, ratifies Paris Agreement on Climate Change

United Nations, October 2 (NIA): India, the world's third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, on Sunday ratified the landmark Paris Agreement on Climate Change, giving a significant push to the deal to come into force by the end of this year. Equally significantly, the ratification was handed over to the UN on Gandhi Jayanti Day or Gandhi’ birth anniversary, as Mahatma...

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