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  • 'Russia will not yield to western pressure'

    Russia intends to build relationships with western countries on the basis of equality and mutual benefit, and it will no longer yield to external pressure, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said here

  • French firms to invest $10 billion in India: French minister

    France Finance Minister Michel Sapin on Monday said that in the last five years French companies have invested more than $1 billion per year in India, which is now expected to increase to $10 billion in the next five years.

  • Make in India week to cost BMC Rs 10 crore

    Aimed at attracting investments for all states, the programme will have a large number of foreign investors; but skeptics are asking what will Mumbai gain out of this

  • Pakistan denial of Azhar's arrest: Digvijay targets PM Modi

    Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Thursday questioned the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the rumours that Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar had been arrested by the Pakistani administration. He said that this was a serious issue and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take the matter seriously.

  • Sushma Swaraj meets PM Modi at 7 RCR

    External affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, along with Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his official residence, 7,RCR, to take a call on going ahead with the Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan.

  • Sushma Swaraj meets Syrian counterpart

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday met Syrian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Walid al Moualem in New Delhi ahead of a four-day bilateral visit.

  • Indo-Pak talks still on, says Ajit Doval

    National Security Advisor Ajit Doval yesterday flatly denied that he gave an interview to a national daily, where he stated that the upcoming Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary level talks have been cancelled over the Pathankot attack

  • North Korea successfully tests hydrogen bomb

    North Korea on Wednesday announced that it has successfully conducted a hydrogen bomb test, hours after what seems to be an artificial earthquake was detected close to the nuclear test site

  • Tension in Middle East boils as Saudi, allies cut ties with Iran

    Responding to the storming of its embassy in Tehran over the execution of a Shia Muslim cleric, Saudi Arabia and its allies — UAE, Sudan and Bahrain — break off diplomatic ties with Iran

  • Sushma Swaraj holds strategy meet with former Indian envoys to Pakistan

    A day after terrorists attacked the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot where seven defence personnel have been martyred, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj held meetings with former foreign secretaries and envoys to Pakistan.

  • Riyadh cuts ties with Tehran after embassy attack

    Saudi Arabia's foreign minister announced on Saturday to cut diplomatic ties with Iran and asked all Iranian diplomats to leave within 48 hours, local media reported

  • Maharashtra government asked to give security to Pak media group chief in Mumbai

    The Observer Research Foundation, which hosted Pakistan's former Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri in Mumbai despite protests, has asked Maharashtra government to provide security to the CEO of a leading Pakistan media group during his upcoming visit

  • Bihar to ban country-made liquor first: Excise and Prohibition Minister

    Bihar will first ban country-made liquor followed by Indian-made foreign liquor next year, Excise and Prohibition Minister Abdul Jalil Mastan said on Friday

  • Pakistani daily lauds Sushma Swaraj, hopes for Pakistan, India talks

    A leading Pakistani daily on Friday lauded Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj for her belief in the continuation of sub-continental talks, but warned that 'another act of terror could sabotage the nascent dialogue'

  • India has a difficult neighbourhood: Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said India has a "difficult neighbourhood", and that several countries have reached out to India to deal with the rising threat of terror and radicalisation across regions "including the Islamic world"

  • And the climate at D-Street...

    It is tough and it is important, but with the Federal Reserve outcome a key driver, stay strong this week

  • Narendra Modi to visit Pakistan for SAARC meet next year: Sushma Swaraj

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Pakistan to attend the SAARC Summit likely to be held in September 2016, in what will be the first prime ministerial visit in Islamabad from India in 12 years

  • Swaraj visits Pakistan to improve bilateral ties

    Swaraj's visit is the first ministerial-level visit to Pakistan by a top Indian diplomat in three years. She is slated to hold talks with Islamabad as part of efforts to restart a peace dialogue plagued by militant attacks and distrust.

  • Resuming bilateral talks most 'viable' option: Mahmud Kasuri

    Welcoming the initiation of the bilateral talks between India and Pakistan, former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri on Wednesday said that the resumption of talks was the best viable option for both the countries

  • Sushma Swaraj meets Sartaj Aziz in banquet for Heart of Asia delegates

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday met her Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz during a banquet hosted by him for the heads of delegates participating in a multilateral conference on Afghanistan