'India's re-election to UNHRC is endorsement of its position'

India's re-election on Tuesday to a second term on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is an overwhelming endorsement of the country's position on human rights and its pledge to the United Nations, according to Indian Ambassador Asoke Kumar Mukerji.

President greets nation on Diwali

President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Diwali and hoped "this year's celebrations dispel the darkness of ignorance".

Kumar Sangakkara doubtful for India tour
Kumar Sangakkara doubtful for India tour

Experienced Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara has been rendered a doubtful starter for the five-match ODI series against India due to a back injury.

Sushma Swaraj meets Mexico's Foreign Minister

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met her visiting Mexican counterpart Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrena , here at Jawaharlal Nehru Bhavan on Wednesday.

CPI-M to adopt new political strategy

The CPI-M is likely to adopt a new political strategy at the four-day central committee meeting beginning Sunday, a party leader said here on Wednesday.

India grounds Sukhoi-30 fleet; safety checks on
India grounds Sukhoi-30 fleet; safety checks on

India has grounded its entire Sukhoi-30 fleet and each aircraft is undergoing a thorough technical check following a recent crash near Pune.

West Indies seek India meeting in bid to solve crisis
West Indies seek India meeting in bid to solve crisis

West Indies Cricket Board directors are seeking a meeting with their Indian counterparts in a bid to minimise the potentially colossal consequences of the unprecedented abandonment of the tour of India by the Caribbean side last week.

India calls on Israel, Palestine to resume peace process

India has called upon Israelis and Palestinians to resume the peace process as “dialogue remains the only viable option” to address the issues confronting the region.

India wins re-election to UN Human Rights Council

India on Tuesday got re-elected to the UN's main human rights body for the period of 2015-17.

"Pakistan will feel 'pain' if it persists with ceasefire violations"
"Pakistan will feel 'pain' if it persists with ceasefire violations"

Pakistan will "feel the pain" of "adventurism" if it persists with ceasefire violations, India warned Tuesday as it said the country now has "sword" along with "shield" which existed earlier.

China to open new route for Kailash Manasorvar by 2015

China has assured India that all preparatory steps are being taken to open the new route for pilgrims of Kailash and Manasarovar in Tibet through Sikkim in summer next year as promised by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

India-China joint military exercise in November

Indian and Chinese soldiers will take part in a joint exercise next month, weeks after a standoff between the two countries in Ladakh.

India wants to resolve all issues with Pakistan through talks: NSA

Asserting that there are no problems which cannot be resolved, India Tuesday said it would like to address all its issues with Pakistan through talks while having an "effective deterrence" to deal with terrorism emanating from there.

The rock people

Do you think geologists play with rocks all day? Wrong! Patricia Mascarenhas explores the scope of this rocking career.

Australia gears up to welcome PM Narendra Modi

Preparations are in full swing in Australia to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi who will address a huge gathering of Indian diaspora in Sydney on November 17, which may recreate the Madision Square moment.

India for global convergence to fight terrorism, says NSA

India is deeply concerned about terrorism, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval said on Tuesday.

India, China likely to hold joint army exercise next month

India and China are likely to hold a joint "Hand-in-Hand" army exercise next month in Pune that will focus on counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism tactics, weeks after a stand-off between their troops in along the border in Ladakh region.

UNSC should be more representative, responsive: Mexico

Mexico on Monday pitched for reforms in the United Nations Security Council saying the body should be more representative and responsive.

Pak group's rally plan in London: India raises concern with UK

India has raised with Britain its concerns about a Pakistani group planning to host an anti-India rally in London to highlight the Kashmir issue.

Top retiring defence officials undertake management course

A number of high-ranking defence officials, who are on the verge of retirement, have undertaken a two-week management course to enable them to be inducted into the corporate world once they leave the service.