DNA: Modi-led NDA govt's hits and misses in one year

Terming the one-year performance of Narendra Modi government as more than satisfactory, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that good governance always has to be blended with clever politics.
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Job opportunities should be provided to skilled labourers: MoS

Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his initiative to promote skill development, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said on Friday job opportunities should be provided to skilled labourers.

Settling border issue "critical" for India-China ties: NSA Ajit Doval

 Settlement of the border issue is "critical" for India-China ties, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said on Friday, as he called for a "larger plan" for "tackling" that country to resolve all ticklish matters.

UN chief urges peaceful solution of South China Sea dispute

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Friday for a peaceful solution to territorial disputes in the South China Sea, where China's increased assertiveness has alarmed its smaller neighbors.

'PK', joint productions create Bollywood buzz in China
'PK', joint productions create Bollywood buzz in China

 The Chinese version of Aamir Khan's "PK" and three new India-China joint productions, including a film on the life of Chinese Buddhist scholar Xuan Zang's journey to India, is creating a lot of Bollywood buzz here.

China takes exception to Abe's wife visit to Yasukuni Shrine

China on Friday took umbrage over Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife visiting the controversial Yasukuni Shrine, a memorial for Japanese soldiers killed in World War-II, including convicted war criminals.

School bus falls into pond in China, 2 children killed

Two children were killed and 21 others injured today when a kindergarten bus fell into a pond in China's southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

China declares victory in US surveillance overflight

China declared victory on Friday over an encounter with a US surveillance aircraft overflying the contested South China Sea, saying its military "drove away" the intruder with radio warnings.

China kicks off birthday celebrations for oldest panda
China kicks off birthday celebrations for oldest panda

China on Friday kicked off birthday celebrations for the country's oldest panda who will turn 35 years old in November, the age-equivalent of a 100-year-old human.

China raps Japan for PM`s wife`s war shrine visit

China on Friday renewed its call for Japan to "face up to" its 20th century history after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s wife visited a shrine Beijing sees as a symbol of Tokyo`s warring past.

PM Modi's Mongolia visit more about leverage over China: Experts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s visit to Mongolia was aimed more at gaining some psychological leverage over China than about building trade and economic ties, according to experts.

Chinese Premier offers investment in post-conflict Colombia

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday his country would invest in a post-conflict Colombia, despite the uncertainty of stop-start peace talks between the Latin American nation and rebels to end decades of fighting.

China calls US actions in South China Sea 'irresponsible, dangerous'
China calls US actions in South China Sea 'irresponsible, dangerous'

China said on Friday it was "strongly dissatisfied" after a US military plane flew over part of the South China Sea near where China is building artificial islands, and called on the United States to stop such action or risk causing an accident.

China`s Jerusalem` targets party members of faith

The city known as China`s centre of Christianity, Wenzhou, has launched a crackdown on Communist Party members with religious beliefs, the local government said, following tighter regulation of church buildings.

Ankit included in Asian Athletics team, Dutee in for a chance

Long jumper Ankit Sharma has been included in the Indian team for next month's Asian Athletics Championships in China after he "apologised" to the national federation for not informing it before shifting his base from NIS Patiala to SAI Center at Thiruvananthapuram. 

US planes keep distance from Chinese `islands` -- for now

US surveillance aircraft and naval ships have yet to test China`s territorial claims around artificial islands built in the South China Sea, but the Pentagon warned Thursday that could be "the next step".

Bayern confirm dates for China tour
Bayern confirm dates for China tour

Bayern Munich will face Valencia, Inter Milan and Guangzhou Evergrande on their pre-season tour of China in July, the German champions have announced.

China Navy warns US spy plane eight times to leave disputed South China Sea
China Navy warns US spy plane eight times to leave disputed South China Sea

The Chinese Navy warned a US surveillance plane flying over artificial islands that Beijing is creating in the disputed South China Sea to leave the area eight times, according to CNN, which was on board the flight on Wednesday.

Chinese political enemy given funeral 50 years later

A funeral has finally been held for one of the Chinese Communist party`s early high-profile political targets nearly 50 years after he disappeared, but state-run media said Friday it was not a moment to reevaluate the past.