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20 May, 2017 4:46 PM The Latest: Tillerson calls on Rouhani to end terror support

Promote your Business on Economictimes.com for free and reach out to millions of potential Customers Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called upon Iran's president to end all support and financing of terrorist groups now that he has won re-election. Speaking Saturday in Saudi Arabia, Tillerson called upon President Hassan Rouhani to use the opportunity 74

19 May, 2017 2:46 PM India diverting nuclear materials obtained under NSG waiver to make weapons: Pakistan

Pakistan has accused India of diverting nuclear materials it had obtained for peaceful purposes under the NSG waiver to make weapons. Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria yesterday told reporters that Pakistan has been underscoring for decades the risks of diversion by India of imported nuclear fuel, equipment and technology, received pursuant to civil 59

19 May, 2017 8:27 AM India has been diverting nuclear materials to make weapons: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has accused India of diverting nuclear materials it had obtained for peaceful purposes under the NSG waiver to make weapons. Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria yesterday told reporters that Pakistan has been underscoring for decades the risks of diversion by India of imported nuclear fuel, equipment and technology, received pursuant 104

15 May, 2017 8:00 AM Idea Cellular tanks over 8% on March quarter loss

Shares of Idea Cellular on Monday tumbled over 8 % after the company reported a consolidated loss of ₹ 325.6 crore in the three months to March 2017. The results were announced on Saturday. The company had posted a profit of ₹449.2 crore in the same period a year ago. For Idea, this is the second consecutive consolidated loss on a quarterly basis as the company 20

12 May, 2017 12:23 PM PM Narendra Modi Assures Sri Lanka Of India's Support Amid Chinese Concerns

Colombo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured Sri Lanka of India's support in its nation-building efforts, saying New Delhi will be a friend and a partner, amid China's forays into the important Indian Ocean country. Making Lord Buddha and his ideals the central theme of his address at the inauguration of the International Vesak Day - the biggest 76

12 May, 2017 7:57 AM Narendra Modi assures Lanka of India's support amid Chinese concerns

Promote your Business on Economictimes.com for free and reach out to millions of potential Customers COLOMBO: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured Sri Lanka of India's support in its nation-building efforts, saying New Delhi will be a friend and a partner, amid China's forays into the important Indian Ocean country. Making Lord Buddha and his ideals 44

12 May, 2017 5:48 AM Direct flight between Varanasi and Colombo from August: Modi's gift to Lankan Buddhists

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today attended the International Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo, the largest festival of Buddhists. Attending the grand Buddhism summit on Day 2 of his visit to the island nation, Modi announced a direct flight between Varanasi and the Sri Lankan capital from August. "India is the land of Buddha. From August this year, Air India 156

11 May, 2017 5:42 PM Did Modi's Sri Lanka visit influence Colombo to reject China submarine request?

Sri Lanka has rejected China's request to dock one of its submarines in Colombo this month, two senior government officials said on Thursday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in the island nation. Sri Lanka last allowed a Chinese submarine to dock in the capital of Colombo in October 2014, a move that triggered fierce opposition from India, which 116

11 May, 2017 6:51 AM Indian economy poses major challenges, Chinese think tank warns Beijing

Promote your Business on Economictimes.com for free and reach out to millions of potential Customers BEIJING: China should take competition from India seriously as the Indian economy may see "explosive" growth in the future, raising prospects of it becoming "China 2.0", according to a Chinese think-tank. The world's second largest economy should develop 42

4 May, 2017 3:15 AM Country's biggest, oldest opium factory shut in Varanasi

VARANASI: "The factory was immense: its premises covered forty-five acre and sprawled over two adjoining compounds, each with numerous courtyards, water tanks and iron-roofed sheds...," writes Amitav Ghosh in 'Sea of Poppies', the first book of his trilogy, about the Ghazipur opium factory. This 197-year-old factory, said to be the biggest and oldest 93