India and Australia: An overview

Kamna Arora

After a largely successful visit to the United States of America, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to woo Australia.

Al Qaeda's South Asian branch will target Pakistan too: Ex-MI6 director

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri's announcement of the creation of a South Asian branch of his outfit to "raise the flag of jihad" in the Indian subcontinent has already sent jitters across India and other South Asian countries.

Narendra Modi capable of extending Vajpayee-like "hand of friendship" to Pakistan: Expert

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had departed from his reputation of being belligerent by inviting Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to his swearing-in ceremony in New Delhi.

`Instead of crying about Pak to US, India should bolster its counter-terrorism capabilities`

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was a persona non grata for the United States of America since the 2002 Gujarat riots, is all set to be the guest of Washington in September.

Naveen Patnaik – Kingmaker post May 16?

Naveen Patnaik, the son of legendary Biju Patnaik, is the Chief Minister of Odisha.

Chandrababu Naidu – Divided Andhra`s ambitious `CEO`

Nara Chandrababu Naidu has seen it all. There was a time when he was among the most politicians in the country, the “CEO” of Andhra Pradesh, his wish was command for the NDA government.

Lalu Prasad Yadav – Maverick`s big bet

Long accepted as maverick, Lalu Prasad Yadav is facing one of his biggest tests in 2014 as he tries to save his party from obscurity after the years out of power.

Sonia Gandhi – The Congress depends on her

In 2013, Congress president Sonia Gandhi was ranked 21st among the world`s most powerful people by Forbes magazine.

Elections 2014: AAP to spoil Modi`s party in Punjab?

Exit polls have suggested that the BJP-led NDA coalition is set to return to power in India led by its prime ministerial aspirant Narendra Modi, ending a decade of Congress-led rule.

Nitish Kumar – Can he stop Narendra Modi?

Known for good governance and socialist principles, Nitish Kumar has put Bihar back on the development track.

Iran-US talks: Should Barack Obama fall into Hassan Rowhani`s trap?

Hassan Rowhani avoided a much-anticipated encounter with Barack Obama that would have thawed more than three decades of dissension between the leaders of Iran and the United States.

`Al Qaeda threats will persist for foreseeable future`

Osama bin Laden is dead, but his terror group al Qaeda is very much alive.

LoC killings: `Pakistani soldiers joined with militants to attack India`

There have been more than 80 ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control this year from January 01 till now.

In India, even tragedies fail to make politicians act

The recent incident of the death of 23 children due to contaminated free meal jolted all of us.

Grow up Pakistan, Malala is not a CIA agent

Just because the West has hailed Malala, the girl has been demeaned at home.

Who owns Nelson Mandela?

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela - the man needs no introduction.

Uttarakhand tragedy: Why was a disaster plan not ready?

The Land of Gods has turned into a ghost town.

Will Hassan Rouhani bring change in Iran?

Hassan Rouhani is the new President of Islamic Republic of Iran.

Iran Presidential Elections 2013: Facts you must know

Iranians vote on June 14 in a Presidential Election in which a successor to hard-line Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Manmohan Singh’s Japan visit: `India should remain unruffled by Chinese media`

PM Manmohan Singh’s three-day visit to Japan to revitalise bilateral strategic ties gained huge attention in the Chinese media.