Endorsing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks "appreciating" the patriotic spirit of Indian Muslims, BJP on Friday said he has spoken "from his heart" what he and the party always believed in and it will send an important message that will strengthen the nation.
Pronouncing foreign leaders` names is a headache for newsreaders the world over but on Friday it proved the downfall of one Indian newscaster, who mistook the visiting Chinese president`s name for the Roman numeral XI, calling him "Eleven Jinping" on air.
China today said President Xi Jinping's maiden visit to India has given a "great boost" to bilateral ties and the two sides should control and manage border disputes in a manner that does not impede growth of their relationship.
With the objective of addressing sanitation related health concerns, the Urban Development Ministry and the Bill & Milinda Gates Foundation have agreed on a partnership to promote user friendly toilets to ensure universal sanitation in the country.
A team of Indian and Chinese doctors have toured southwest China's Yunnan Province to treat patients in remote areas without proper medical facilities, in an effort to retrace the trail of "Barefoot Doctors" first undertaken by legendary Dwarakanath Kotnis.
As they aim to reset ties, India and China have resolved to pursue finding an early solution to the thorny boundary issue as a "strategic objective", noting that an early settlement of the dispute will advance their basic interests.
Even as Chinese troops began withdrawing from the Chumar area in Ladakh, the official media here accused India of "instigating" incidents on the borders to divert attention during important visits of Chinese leaders.
It has been a tradition with visiting Chinese leaders to meet the family of Dr Dwarkanath Kotnis and President Xi Jinping followed it by meeting the sister of the famed physician and recalling "the fine representative who gave his precious life in China".
Fifty-five days after his death in a Pakistani jail under mysterious circumstances, the body of a Gujarat fisherman was flown to Mumbai from where it is being brought to his native village in the state on Friday.
The US Senate has unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution designating September 30 as 'US-India Partnership Day' recognising the contribution of the two countries to one another and the relationship that will continue to help define the 21st century.
Traffic snarls were on Thursday reported from different parts of central and south Delhi after some roads were closed for the movement of Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is in India on a three-day trip.