Vice President Hamid Ansari to visit Sikkim on Aug 28-29

A high level meeting was held here n Tuesday to review the preparations for the proposed two-day visit of Vice President Hamid Ansari to Sikkim beginning on August 28.

Hamid Ansari greets nation on Id-ul-Fitr

Vice President M Hamid Ansari on Monday greeted the nation on Id-ul-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Rajya Sabha to discuss Gaza violence today

The Rajya Sabha will on Monday have a short-duration discussion on violence in Gaza, where hundreds of people having lost their lives.

Hamid Ansari asks new MPs to avoid disruptions of Parliament proceedings

At a time when Parliament is facing repeated disruptions in the Budget session, Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Saturday said that passage of any bill in the din is "failure of Parliament" and trooping into the well of the House is an expression of anger, not dissent.

Rail Budget `leak`: RS chairman wants matter to be looked into

After Congress members cried foul over "leakage" of Railway Budget to media, Rajya Sabha chairman Hamid Ansari said the matter needs to be looked into to ascertain if norms of official secrecy were infringed upon but rejected Breach of Privilege notices.

`Defiant` Kerala Guv Sheila Dikshit meets Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh, terms it courtesy call

In the backdrop of speculations that Kerala Governor Shiela Dikshit may be shifted to Nagaland by the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, former Delhi chief minister met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday.

Indian states, Chinese provinces should interact more: Ramesh

Terming Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh`s ongoing and Vice President Hamid Ansari`s just-concluded China visit as "significant", former union minister Jairam Ramesh said Thursday India needs to "deepen the political dialogue" and that Indian states should engage with provinces in the neighbouring country.

India agrees deal with China for flood data on Brahmaputra

India will pay China over Rs 82 lakh annually for crucial flood data of the Brahmaputra to improve flood forecasting even as the two sides agreed to allow their water experts to conduct study tours on both sides of the river which originates in Tibet.

Taking Sino-India ties to `new high` priority for China: Xi Jinping

Ahead of his first meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping has said taking bilateral ties to a "new high" is a priority for his government, as he sought India`s support to build a regional economic corridor.

India priority for diplomacy: Chinese President

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that India is a priority for China`s foreign policy and both the nations should work to develop together, media reported Tuesday.

Chinese leadership keen to establish personal-level ties with PM Modi: Ansari

Describing his five-day bilateral visit to China as fruitful and productive, Vice President Hamid Ansari has said that the Chinese leadership is keen to establish personal-level contacts with India`s new leadership.

India, China release first encyclopedia of cultural contacts

India and China today released the first encyclopedia on their age-old cultural contacts, tracing back their history to over 2,000 years, starting from the visit of Chinese scholar Huen Tsang to India in the 7th century to bring Buddhist scriptures to China.

India, China looking for much wider engagement: Ansari

India and China are working on developing a much wider engagement as the two neighbours have chosen the "wise way" of living with each other, Vice President Hamid Ansari said today.

India flags concerns to China over PoK rail link and trade

India on Saturday flagged its concerns to top Chinese leadership over Beijing`s new feasibility study launched to build a rail link between Pakistan and China through PoK and the ballooning trade deficit.

China for new security architecture along with India, Myanmar

China on Tuesday made a strong pitch for a "new architecture" of Asia-Pacific security cooperation along with India, Myanmar and others as it targeted the US on the Iraq imbroglio, saying any attempt to oust the legitimate regime of a country through illegal means should be opposed.

Chinese, Indian, Myanmarese leaders mark 60th anniversary of Panchsheel

Chinese President Xi Jinping, Myanmar President U Thein Sein and Indian Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari gathered in Beijing Saturday to mark the 60th anniversary of the Panchsheel agreement enunciating the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence.

India reiterates its claim over Arunachal Pradesh, refutes Chinese new map

Reacting strongly to reports that China has in its recent map shown Arunachal Pradesh as its territory, India on Saturday said "cartographic depiction" does not change reality on the ground and asserted that Arunachal was an integral part of the country.

India and China have to narrow down differences: Ansari

India and China have to narrow down differences and build on convergences by exploiting the potential of Panchsheel, the five principles of peaceful coexistence propounded by the two countries along with Myanmar in 1954, Vice President Hamid Ansari said Saturday.

On 60th anniversary of Panchsheel, Hamid Ansari heads to China today

Vice President Hamid Ansari will embark on a five-day visit to China from Thursday to attend events marking the 60th anniversary of Panchsheel treaty signed between the two countries in 1954 in Beijing.

India expects substantive outcome from talks with China: MEA

India today said it expects "substantive outcome" from the discussions between Vice President Hamid Ansari with his Chinese counterpart Li Yuanchao when they hold talks in Beijing later this week.