NEW DELHI - As it continues in its attempt for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), India on Monday explained how it will expand its nuclear energy capacity to 60 GW. "I would also like to reiterate at the outset India's commitment to global nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation and peaceful uses of nuclear energy," Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar said in his address to the...
NEW YORK - US President-elect Donald Trump and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday discussed how their countries can develop “a strong working relationship”, according to Trump’s transition team. The two leaders “had a productive conversation about how the US and Pakistan will have a strong working relationship in the future”, the transition team said in a statement. Trump told Sharif in a telephonic...
NEW DELHI - India on Thursday ruled out any talks with Pakistan, saying it took "very seriously" the killing of seven soldiers in the Tuesday terror attack on a military base near Jammu and "will do what it feels is required for our national security". External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan cannot be taken as the new normal and asked Islamabad to stop using terrorism as an...
NEW DELHI - Opposition parties took to the streets all over the country on Monday to denounce the scrapping of high value currency but the protests were largely symbolic barring in a few states. Monday also saw the first two instances of vandalization, in Manipur, of banks by clients after they were stopped from withdrawing Rs 24,000 citing a cash crunch. The Left called a 'Bharat Bandh' against both the November 8 demonetization...
NEW DELHI - The Congress on Monday held a meeting with other like minded parties over the issue of demonetisation to unitedly mount pressure on the government, even as the AAP announced it will gherao Parliament on Tuesday. The meeting was attended among others by leaders of Trinamool Congress, Janata Dal-United, Bahujan Samaj Party, CPI(M), CPI, NCP, RJD, JMM and DMK. Inside Parliament too,
NEW DELHI - Demonetisation issue rocked Parliament on Thursday as the united opposition created uproar in both houses and forced a wash-out of the second day of winter session. The Lok Sabha managed to transact Question Hour and laying of the papers amid ruckus while the Rajya Sabha witnessed five adjournments before both the houses were adjourned for the day. Before the Rajya Sabha was adourned for the day,
NEW DELHI - Common people across India continued to suffer on Monday with millions scrambling for cash to meet basic needs even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi defended the ban on high value notes, saying the move had given sleepless nights to those with ill-gotten wealth. Addressing a public rally in Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh, Modi said that as a result of demonetising 500 and 1,000 rupee notes, the poor were sleeping well...
NEW DELHI - The US has exuded confidence that while there have been "gains over the years in the relationship" between India and the US over the past two decades, the trend will continue under the new dispensation headed by President-elect Donald Trump. "As you look at the gains over the years in the relationship, particularly over the past 20 years, those have occurred in Republican and Democratic Administrations,"
KOLKATA - Stepping up her attack on the Narendra Modi-led Central Government over the demonetisation issue, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee appealed to all opposition parties on Thursday to "fight the political and financial anarchy" together. In a series of tweets, the Trinamool Congress supremo dubbed the Modi regime "anti-poor" and urged the opposition to "work together boldly" against the "anti-poor government".
NEW DELHI - British Prime Minister Theresa May, who arrived here on Sunday night on her three-day visit to India, said India and Pakistan should hold bilateral talks to settle the issue of Kashmir. "This is a matter for India and Pakistan to sort it out through dialogue," May told this correspondent on board the Royal Air Force Voyager, regarding Britain's stance on cross border terrorism sponsored by Pakistan in Kashmir.