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26 September, 2017 3:03 AM Myanmar says no 'ethnic cleansing,' genocide against Muslims

UNITED NATIONS: Myanmar's U.N. ambassador insisted Monday that there is no "ethnic cleansing" or genocide taking place against Muslims and objected "in the strongest terms" to countries that used those words to describe the situation in Rakhine State. Hau Do Suan used his "right of reply" at the end of the six-day gathering of world leaders at the General 22

26 September, 2017 2:20 AM Oil markets take a breather after jump the day before

Oil markets took a breather on Tuesday after prices jumped more than 3 percent in the previous session, with Turkey threatening to cut crude flows from Iraq's Kurdistan region to the outside world. Global marker Brent hit a two-year high on Monday, helped by output curbs by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and other major producers 16

25 September, 2017 5:32 PM PM Narendra Modi: No compromise on corruption

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a strong statement against corruption and black money at the BJP national executive meeting in New Delhi on Monday, stating he “has no relatives” to emphasise that there would be no compromise or leniency on corruption for anybody. Modi’s remarks appeared to be a warning to Union ministers, chief ministers 38

24 September, 2017 7:42 AM Mattis’ India visit aimed at taking Indo-US defence ties to next level

US Defence Secretary James Mattis will seek to take the India-US defence ties to the next level during his visit to India this week, with discussion on F-16s and the security situation in the region likely to dominate the agenda. Firmly of the view that a stronger India — both in terms of military and economy — is in America’s national interest, Mattis 41

24 September, 2017 2:35 AM Text of Sushma Swaraj speech at U.N. General Assembly

Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj addressed the 72nd session of United Nations General Assembly on September 23, 2017. Let me begin by offering my heartiest congratulations on your election as President of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly. For those of us fortunate to represent our nations as Foreign Minister this is a particularly happy 31

23 September, 2017 11:46 PM We made IITs, Pak made LeT: Sushma Swaraj

In her indomitable style laced with powerful expressions, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj ripped apart Pakistan on Saturday, while urging the comity of nations to accept terrorism as an existentialist danger to the humankind and to commit to adopt India's draft on the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) by this year. Addressing 33

23 September, 2017 11:46 PM Full Text Of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's Speech At UN General Assembly

Sushma Swaraj, touched upon subjects like climate change and in her speech as well. The main focus of her speech remained state-sponsored terrorism by Pakistan. New york: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj gave her second speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday. In her speech delivered in Hindi, Ms Swaraj sharply criticised Pakistan 106

23 September, 2017 4:30 PM Japan to fund mass rapid transit systems in Gujarat, Haryana

$4.5 billion soft loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency to boost $100 bn Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor project. Funds from a Japanese government loan will soon be utilised for the first time in the $100 billion, Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project. So far, the mega-project was being developed only with the Indian government’s 28

23 September, 2017 11:32 AM Working with India to take ties forward post-Doklam: China

KOLKATA: China and India are working together to "take forward" their relationship leaving behind the Doklam episode, the Chinese Consul General here has said. Chinese Consul General Ma Zhanwu also asserted that by working together cooperation and exchanges can be further enhanced. "India and China are working together. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President 60

23 September, 2017 3:59 AM Question mark over Saarc summit again

NEW DELHI: For the second year in a row, there may be no Saarc summit. India, Bangladesh and Afghanistan had pulled out of the 2016 Saarc summit citing Pakistan's open support to terror that impacted all three countries. Islamabad was supposed to host the 2016 summit, which had to be cancelled. This year too, there appears to be no move to hold the summit 30