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Beijing suggested Doval-Wang talks to ease tensions in Ladakh

08 Jul 2020

Beijing suggested Doval-Wang talks to ease tensions in Ladakh

The conversation between NSA Ajit Doval and China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi last Sunday, which immediately yielded results in the Galwan Valley, was proposed by Beijing, an Indian Express report said on Wednesday.

MHA sets panel to investigate three Gandhi family trusts

08 Jul 2020

MHA sets panel to investigate three Gandhi family trusts

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday announced it was setting up a panel to investigate the alleged wrongdoings of three trusts of the Gandhi family — namely Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust, and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.

Rahul Gandhi skipped 11 meetings on defense, BJP slams him

06 Jul 2020

Rahul Gandhi skipped 11 meetings on defense, BJP slams him

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi who has been questioning the government over tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and has repeatedly asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "come clean" on the situation has, surprisingly, not attended a single meeting of the Standing Committee on Defense since September.

PM Modi quits Chinese platform Weibo after India's app ban

01 Jul 2020

PM Modi quits Chinese platform Weibo after India's app ban

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to have quit Chinese microblogging platform Weibo.

Indo-China tensions: Modi not in 'good mood', claims Trump

29 May 2020

Indo-China tensions: Modi not in 'good mood', claims Trump

For the second time in two days, United States President Donald Trump mentioned the ongoing border tensions between India and China, going as far as saying that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is unhappy with the country's neighbor.

Willing to mediate: Trump on border tensions between India, China

27 May 2020

Willing to mediate: Trump on border tensions between India, China

United States President Donald Trump said he was willing to mediate between India and China to resolve their border dispute, a development not many on both sides of the border anticipated.

Trump threatens WHO with permanent funding freeze, gives 30-day time

19 May 2020

Trump threatens WHO with permanent funding freeze, gives 30-day time

The World Health Organization (WHO) hasn't served America's interests and it would be unfair to fund the body with taxpayers' money, United States President Donald Trump told the apex health body in a strongly-worded letter.

WHO denies reports that it delayed COVID-19 alert for China

10 May 2020

WHO denies reports that it delayed COVID-19 alert for China

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Sunday denied a report that it delayed a global warning on the coronavirus outbreak on the request of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

China celebrates re-opening of coronavirus' epicenter Wuhan, while world suffers

08 Apr 2020

China celebrates re-opening of coronavirus' epicenter Wuhan, while world suffers

An industrial hub of China, Wuhan, where coronavirus originated from in December 2019, re-opened after 76 days on Wednesday, an event that was marked by light shows.

Coronavirus death toll crosses 1,000; WHO team arrives in China

11 Feb 2020

Coronavirus death toll crosses 1,000; WHO team arrives in China

The fast-spreading 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has claimed over 1,000 lives, Chinese authorities confirmed on Tuesday.

Billionaire George Soros rips into Trump; calls India's setback 'frightening'

24 Jan 2020

Billionaire George Soros rips into Trump; calls India's setback 'frightening'

Billionaire George Soros is the latest name to join the long list of people who aren't impressed with how Prime Minister Narendra Modi is dealing with the country.

Elephant and dragon dance correct choice for India-China: Xi Jinping

13 Oct 2019

Elephant and dragon dance correct choice for India-China: Xi Jinping

At the end of his second informal meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for better ties between both countries.

Chennai Connect marks new chapter for India-Sino relationship, says PM

12 Oct 2019

Chennai Connect marks new chapter for India-Sino relationship, says PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping today met for the last day of ongoing informal summit, at Taj Fisherman's Cove Resort & Spa in Kovalam, Tamil Nadu.

PM Modi promotes plogging; picks garbage at Mamallapuram beach

12 Oct 2019

PM Modi promotes plogging; picks garbage at Mamallapuram beach

In a similar vein with the much-publicized Swachh Bharat Mission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seen picking up trash at the Mamallapuram beach in Chennai on Saturday.

Day 1 of informal summit: Modi, Jinping discuss trade, terrorism

12 Oct 2019

Day 1 of informal summit: Modi, Jinping discuss trade, terrorism

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping held discussions concerning issues of trade and terrorism in Tamil Nadu's Mamallapuram. This marked day one of the ongoing informal summit between the two leaders.

Xi Jinping lands in Chennai for informal summit with Modi

11 Oct 2019

Xi Jinping lands in Chennai for informal summit with Modi

Chinese President Xi Jinping has landed in Chennai for the second informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He will stay in India till Saturday, October 12.

Tibetan protesters detained from hotel where Xi Jinping will stay

11 Oct 2019

Tibetan protesters detained from hotel where Xi Jinping will stay

Tamil Nadu police have detained five Tibetan students from the hotel where Chinese President Xi Jinping will be staying during his two-day visit to India.

Xi Jinping, Modi to discuss terror, border at informal summit

11 Oct 2019

Xi Jinping, Modi to discuss terror, border at informal summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive in India on Friday for the second informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Their last informal summit took place in China's Wuhan last year, where PM Modi extended an invitation to Xi.

Xi Jinping says he's "watching" Kashmir, India gives stern reply

10 Oct 2019

Xi Jinping says he's "watching" Kashmir, India gives stern reply

India has taken a strong offense at Chinese President Xi Jinping's remarks on Kashmir, which he made on Wednesday during his meeting with Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit India on October 11-12

09 Oct 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit India on October 11-12

Putting an end to days of suspense, New Delhi on Wednesday announced that Chinese President Xi Jinping will be visiting India on October 11 and 12 for the second informal summit.

#SCOSummit: Modi talks on terrorism, launches veiled attack at Pakistan

14 Jun 2019

#SCOSummit: Modi talks on terrorism, launches veiled attack at Pakistan

At the ongoing Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a sharp attack at Pakistan, without explicitly mentioning the neighboring country.

Xi vows to abolish subsidies to firms that impede fair-competition

26 Apr 2019

Xi vows to abolish subsidies to firms that impede fair-competition

Chinese President Xi Jinping today vowed to abolish subsidies to firms that impede fair competition, addressing a major bone of contention in US trade talks.

US, China trade talks could wrap in four weeks: Trump

05 Apr 2019

US, China trade talks could wrap in four weeks: Trump

US President Donald Trump said yesterday that the United States and China could wrap up trade talks within four weeks after making quick progress on the potentially "epic" deal.

Weak Modi is scared of Xi: Rahul on Masood-Azhar issue

14 Mar 2019

Weak Modi is scared of Xi: Rahul on Masood-Azhar issue

As China again blocked a UN resolution to designate JeM chief a global terrorist, Congress president Rahul Gandhi today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he was "weak" and "scared of" Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Owaisi calls Masood Azhar 'satan'; slams Modi over Pulwama attack

24 Feb 2019

Owaisi calls Masood Azhar 'satan'; slams Modi over Pulwama attack

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday spoke on the Pulwama attack of February 14, calling it a failure of the Narendra Modi government.

Talks to end trade war to resume in Washington: WH

19 Feb 2019

Talks to end trade war to resume in Washington: WH

The talks between US and China to end the trade war will resume today in Washington, the White House has announced.

Tencent invests $150mn in Reddit; users fear Chinese censorship

12 Feb 2019

Tencent invests $150mn in Reddit; users fear Chinese censorship

On Monday, Reddit confirmed that it had raised a whopping $300mn in its series D round of funding, with Chinese giants Tencent joining its fray of investors with a $150mn contribution.

US team reaches China to engage in trade deal talks

11 Feb 2019

US team reaches China to engage in trade deal talks

US negotiators were in Beijing today for another round of talks on a trade deal with the clock ticking towards a March 1 deadline set by US President Donald Trump.

PM Modi's foreign trips cost taxpayers over Rs. 2,000cr

14 Dec 2018

PM Modi's foreign trips cost taxpayers over Rs. 2,000cr

Since he was elected to power in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited dozens of countries, and met world leaders in a bid to increase India's influence on the global stage.

US demands transparency over Chinese debt on Pakistan

29 Nov 2018

US demands transparency over Chinese debt on Pakistan

The US is demanding transparency over China's debt on Pakistan, Under Secretary of Treasury for International Affairs David Malpass told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing, amid concerns that Islamabad is seeking a multibillion-dollar bailout package from IMF to pay back Chinese creditors.

China backs Pakistan's 'quest for peace through dialogue' with India

04 Nov 2018

China backs Pakistan's 'quest for peace through dialogue' with India

China today said it supported Pakistan's "quest for peace through dialogue" to settle the outstanding disputes with India as it backed Islamabad's "engagement" with the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

Pakistan PM Imran Khan arrives in China, seeks bailout money

02 Nov 2018

Pakistan PM Imran Khan arrives in China, seeks bailout money

Imran Khan arrived in Beijing today, in what is termed as the most significant visit to China by a Pakistani Prime Minister in recent years.

China: President Xi Jinping launches world's longest sea bridge

23 Oct 2018

China: President Xi Jinping launches world's longest sea bridge

Chinese President Xi Jinping has launched the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, the world's longest sea bridge, amid attempts by Beijing to have greater control over its semi-autonomous regions.

Trump says he wants to negotiate 'fair deal' with China

16 Oct 2018

Trump says he wants to negotiate 'fair deal' with China

US President Donald Trump said he's willing to negotiate a fair deal with China and wants the latter to open its market like the US.

India not lowering guard on border with China: Defense Minister

16 Sep 2018

India not lowering guard on border with China: Defense Minister

India will not lower its guard along the Line of Actual Control with China while maintaining border peace in sync with the "Wuhan" spirit, Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said.

Xi to send top official to North Korea anniversary celebrations

05 Sep 2018

Xi to send top official to North Korea anniversary celebrations

Chinese President Xi Jinping will send a close ally to North Korea's 70th-anniversary celebrations, it was announced yesterday, following speculations he would use the occasion to make his first official Pyongyang trip.

Xi announces another $60bn for Africa; dismisses 'debt trap' criticism

04 Sep 2018

Xi announces another $60bn for Africa; dismisses 'debt trap' criticism

Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday announced a whopping $60 billion in new development financing for the African nations as he sought to refute criticism that the massive funding under China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is drawing the countries into a debt trap.

Swaraj talks about economic importance of Indian Ocean in Vietnam

28 Aug 2018

Swaraj talks about economic importance of Indian Ocean in Vietnam

Emphasizing the economic importance of the Indian Ocean, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said with the eastward shift of the global economy, the Indian Ocean is at the center of the emerging "Age of Asia" and those who live in this region bear the primary responsibility for its peace and stability.

US-Congress crushes effort to ban China's ZTE; victory for Trump

22 Jul 2018

US-Congress crushes effort to ban China's ZTE; victory for Trump

US Congress is abandoning an effort to clamp down on the Chinese telecom-giant ZTE in a defense bill, essentially green-lighting the Trump administration's deal to save the company accused of selling sensitive information to hostile regimes.

Modi's gift to Rwandan President? 200 local cows!

21 Jul 2018

Modi's gift to Rwandan President? 200 local cows!

PM Narendra Modi has been acknowledged for his thoughtful gifts- Israeli PM Benjamin Netyanahu got sacred plates, former US President Barack Obama got recordings of a Martin Luther King Jr. speech, and former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif received a shawl for his mother.