India to seek re-election to UNHRC next month

India will seek re-election to the UN's main human rights body for a second consecutive term in a vote to be held next month.

Xi Jinping wants Chinese troops to be combat ready for 'regional war'
Xi Jinping wants Chinese troops to be combat ready for 'regional war'

Days after he returned from a visit to India, Chinese President Xi Jinping has directed the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to be combat ready to win a "regional war" while also demanding "absolute loyalty" from PLA's top brass.

There are 'differing perceptions' of LAC: Chinese military

 Amid the continuing standoff with Indian troops in the Ladakh region, the Chinese military today for the first time commented on the recent border incidents, saying there are "differing perceptions" of the LAC but the two sides can resolve boundary issues through dialogue.

Pak PM to raise Kashmir issue in UNGA, no Sharif-Modi meet in NY

Contrary to speculations, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to raise the Kashmir issue in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and not likely to meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during their stay in the United States.

Indian president lauds multifaceted ties with Saudi Arabia

President Pranab Mukherjee has lauded "multifaceted strategic ties" with Saudi Arabia while greeting the king and people of Saudi Arabia on the eve of the National Day of the kingdom.

No northeasterners in Xi Jinping's hotel, MHA orders probe
No northeasterners in Xi Jinping's hotel, MHA orders probe

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday reportedly ordered probe into the alleged incident of a Ahmedabad hotel asking its Northeast employees to stay away during the three-day visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in India earlier this month.

NASA keen on sharing 'Mars data' with India's Mangalyaan mission

NASA has recently stated that they are ready to share their data, observed by the Maven spacecraft, with India, whose Mars Orbiter Mission would arrive around 48 hours earlier on Mars.

Mangalyaan is 'healthy', says ISRO chief K Radhakrishnan

With less than 48 hours left for the planned for the insertion of Mangalyaan into Mars' orbit, ISRO, Monday completed a critical manoeuvre by successfully test firing the liquid fuel engine of its Mars spacecraft (Orbiter) after it entered the sphere of Mars influence earlier in the day.

'Bill to regulate surrogacy likely to come in Winter Session of Parliament'

A bill to regulate assisted reproduction like surrogacy and in-vitro fertilization (IVF) is likely to be introduced in the Winter Session of Parliament, a senior Health Ministry official said on Monday.

Will leave no stone unturned to safeguard borders: Rajnath Singh

The government will leave no stone unturned to safeguard borders and will address all important issues related to security, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here on Monday.

Nepal, India begin talks to build 6,720 MW power project

Three days after Nepal and Indian infrastructure major GMR sealed a deal to develop the 900 MW Upper Karnali hydropower project in the Himalayan nation, senior officials from the two neighbours Monday resumed talks to build another mega bilateral power project in Nepal.

India's Mars Orbiter Mission faces crucial test today

The Indian Scientific community is anxiously waiting with bated breath to witness the entry of 'Mangalyaan' into the orbit of the red planet on September 24. If the spacecraft makes it, India will be the fourth after US, Russia and Europe to reach the Red planet.

Border standoff: India cancels media dialogue with China
Border standoff: India cancels media dialogue with China

Amidst the standoff in Chumar area of Ladakh, India on Monday decided to withdraw clearances for Chinese editors who were scheduled to arrive here this week for a media exchange with Indian journalists.

15 battalions of Indian Army on high alert in Ladakh: Reports
15 battalions of Indian Army on high alert in Ladakh: Reports

The Indian Army has put 15 of its battalions on high alert in eastern Ladakh keeping in view the incidents of incursions there, reports suggested on Sunday.

Despite history of non-violence, too many clashes in India recently, says Kiren Rijiju

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Sunday lamented the fact that despite a history of non-violence, India has seen many incidents of hostility lately.

Diplomacy is not a take-away joint: Congress to Modi

Criticising the Narendra Modi government's policy towards Pakistan and China, Congress on Sunday said diplomacy is not a "take away joint" and asked the Prime Minister to take the country into confidence before working on any "strategic alliance" with the US.

Bilawal one of the 'daydreamers' in Pakistan: IUML

Indian Union Muslim League on Sunday dubbed Bilawal Bhutto Zardari as one of the "daydreamers" in Pakistan for his Kashmir remarks and said that every inch of Indian territory will be protected to the last minute.

PM Narendra Modi greets Japanese counterpart on his birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wished his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on his birthday and said that both of them are committed to taking India-Japan ties to the next level.

'Bangladesh wants to be India's number one friend'

 With bilateral cooperation extending to new areas, Bangladesh today said it wants to become India's "number one" friend and invited Indian companies to set up special economic zones and invest in sectors like automobile, power and manufacturing.