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29 May, 2017 5:16 PM The Putin-Macron Handshake The World Was Waiting For

As Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived at the Versailles Palace on Monday to meet Emmanuel Macron, the recently elected leader of France, all eyes were on the handshake. Macron had surprised the world last week with his white-knuckle grasp of President Donald Trump's hand when the pair met for the first time. Trump had already gained notoriety for his handshake 22

29 May, 2017 4:12 PM Britain tells Angela Merkel it will be 'strong partner'

Generate Enquiries for your Business by Listing on Economictimes.com LONDON: Britain today said it would be a "strong partner" to Germany in response to comments by German Chancellor Angela Merkel about Britain and the United States no longer being reliable allies. "As we begin the negotiations about leaving the EU, we will be able to reassure Germany 20

29 May, 2017 9:45 AM Modi's Berlin visit signals Asian pivot for Atlanticist Merkel

Generate Enquiries for your Business by Listing on Economictimes.com BERLIN: India is keen to attract more German companies to invest and improve bilateral relations, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said ahead of a two-day visit to Europe's leading economic power that begins on Monday. Modi's arrival comes a day after German Chancellor Angela Merkel 51

28 May, 2017 7:28 PM Subramanian Swamy hopeful of Ram temple construction soon

‘Some people are against finding out-of- the-court solution’ Senior BJP leader and Virat Hindustan Sangam founder-president Subramanian Swamy has exuded confidence that much-awaited Ram temple at Ayodhya would become a reality in 2018 after the court commences hearing on the issue after the vacation. Addressing a meeting “How to build Ram Mandir n Ayodhya 23

28 May, 2017 5:21 PM Merkel, After Discordant G-7 Meeting, Is Looking Past Trump

Speaking on the campaign trail after contentious summit meetings in Belgium and Italy, Ms. Merkel said: “The times in which we could rely fully on others, they are somewhat over.” Given this new context for international relations, she said, “that is why I can only say that we Europeans must really take our fate into our own hands — of course in friendship 87

28 May, 2017 10:08 AM Army Chief Backs 'Innovative' Tactics For 'Dirty War' In Kashmir

New Delhi: The Indian Army is facing a "dirty war" in Jammu and Kashmir which has to be fought through "innovative" ways, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat has said, stoutly defending the use of a Kashmiri as a 'human shield' by a young officer. In an exclusive interaction with PTI, Rawat said the main objective of awarding Major Leetul Gogoi, when a Court 26

28 May, 2017 9:37 AM Kashmir 'human shield' row: Dirty war has to be fought with innovative ways, Army Chief Bipin Rawat says

NEW DELHI: The Indian Army is facing a "dirty war" in Jammu and Kashmir which has to be fought through "innovative" ways, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat has said, stoutly defending the use of a Kashmiri as a 'human shield' by a young officer. In an exclusive interaction with PTI, Rawat said the main objective of awarding Major Leetul Gogoi, when a Court 20

27 May, 2017 6:37 PM Is Rajinikanth ready to turn politician?

Generate Enquiries for your Business by Listing on Economictimes.com At a condolence meet for former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in December, the Tamil actor Rajinikanth said he was one of the main reasons for her party’s defeat in the 1996 assembly election and that really hurt her. In what is till today the most significant episode in Rajinikanth’s 85

27 May, 2017 4:36 PM Saharanpur's Rajputs Warn The BJP: Give Us Justice, Or Lose Our Votes

We traveled to Shabbirpur, the village of Dalits and Rajputs south of Saharanpur town that emerged as an epicentre for the cascading violence. Several Dalit homes were burnt by Rajputs earlier this month in clashes sparked by a Rajput procession through a Dalit area. A Rajput man was killed in the violence. Saharanpur: In his palatial home in Saharanpur 24

27 May, 2017 10:47 AM Narendra Modi-Nitish Kumar meet: How equation changed between a cancelled dinner and lunch over 7 years

It was a cancelled dinner invitation in 2010 that saw Nitish Kumar and Narendra Modi turn a bitter critic of one another. The dynamics started changing last year as Nitish Kumar praised the demonetisation move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Luncheons and dinner need to get special mention in defining the undulating relationship between Prime Minister 41 1