Asian Games: Suspected militants on travel blacklist
Asian Games: Suspected militants on travel blacklist

Sixteen people from four Asian countries were barred from travelling to South Korea for the Asian Games over suspected links with Islamic militant groups, police said Tuesday.

Vietnam eyes US arms sales, downplays China impact

Vietnam has said it wants to be able to buy weapons from the United States and that regional powerhouse China should not be alarmed.

Asian Games: Shooters fire a blank on fifth day
Asian Games: Shooters fire a blank on fifth day

After scooping six medals, including a gold won by Jitu Rai, on the first four days of the Asian Games, Indian shooters drew a blank on the fifth day of the competitions at the Ongnyeon pistol and rifle range here Wednesday.

Asian Games: Indian men finish fourth in 25m rapid fire pistol
Asian Games: Indian men finish fourth in 25m rapid fire pistol

Indian men's team narrowly missed out on the bronze medal, finishing fourth in the 25 metre rapid fire pistol event of the 17th Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range here Wednesday.

Vietnam debates sex work: `social evil` or legitmate job?

 For Vietnamese sex workers like Do Thi Oanh, being caught touting for business used to carry a long stint in forced "rehabilitation", but as fines replace detention, many detect a shifting attitude towards the world`s oldest profession.

Indonesia set to be awarded 2018 Asian Games: OCA
Indonesia set to be awarded 2018 Asian Games: OCA

Indonesia is poised to be selected as the host of the next Asian Games in 2018 after Vietnam withdrew because of financial concerns, the president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) told Reuters on Wednesday.

President Pranab Mukherjee returns after 'highly successful' Vietnam visit

President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday returned home after a "highly successful" four-day visit to Vietnam during which key pacts to further strengthen bilateral ties were signed.

President visits historic 'Cu Chi' tunnels in Vietnam

President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday visited the historic 'Cu Chi' tunnels - one of the 'most bombed, shelled and devastated areas' of world military history located near this Vietnamese city.

Landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Kalmaegi kill 7 in Vietnam

Landslides triggered by heavy rains from a tropical storm have killed at least seven people in northern Vietnam.

President wraps up Vietnam tour; leaves for home

President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday wrapped up his four-day state visit to Vietnam and left for home after inking key pacts and declaring a united Indo-Vietnam stand for free navigation in the disputed waters of South China Sea and adjoining maritime areas.

India, Vietnam to secure sea lanes against terror, crimes

India and Vietnam have agreed to work for securing the sea lanes in their international waters to safeguard maritime security in the face of threats posed by terrorists and transnational crimes.

Modi govt created favourable atmosphere for India: President

President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday had some words of praise for the new Indian government as he credited it for not only initiating steps to bring the economy on a better path but also for creating a "favourable" atmosphere for India across the globe.

Vietnam, US restart adoptions after six-year ban

American parents will be allowed to adopt Vietnamese children again, authorities said Tuesday, ending a six-year ban imposed after allegations of baby-selling and fraud but with new restrictions.

President Pranab Mukherjee in Ho Chi Minh City; history, art on show

President Pranab Mukherjee reached the business capital of Vietnam on the second leg of his four-day visit during which he will visit various historic sites, attend a cultural programme and meet the local Indian community.

India, Vietnam ink 7 pacts; call for 'freedom' of navigation

Strategically important oil and gas cooperation and extension of a USD 100 million credit by India for defence purchases are among the seven pacts inked between India and Vietnam as they called for "freedom" of navigation in the South China Sea, a remark that could irk China which has been claiming territorial sovereignty over the high seas.

India, Vietnam ramp up ties, ink seven agreements

Signalling their intent to move closer in various spheres, India and Vietnam Monday signed seven agreements, including one for direct flights between their capitals, for scouting for oil, and an extended line of credit for purchase of defence equipment.

Sapling of Bodhi tree planted in Vietnam

 A sapling of the holy Bodhi tree from Bodh Gaya in Bihar, which was carried by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee as a gift, was planted here Monday.

Hundreds of Vietnamese drug addicts escape rehab

More than 400 Vietnamese drug addicts have escaped from a rehabilitation centre where they were detained to receive compulsory treatment, a local official said Monday. 

Aquatic puppetry entertains President Mukherjee in Vietnam

Arriving in Vietnam on a four-day state visit, President Pranab Mukherjee did not immediately engage in statecraft with his hosts having arranged an entertaining diversion for him -- a show of famed Water Puppets featuring water-spouting dragons, harvesting and other scenes of pastoral life as well as re-enaction of legends.

Sapling of Bodhi tree planted in Vietnam

A sapling of the holy Bodhi tree from Bodh Gaya in Bihar, which was carried by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee as a gift, was planted here on Monday.