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India's social security pact with Canada comes into force

Employees posted by Indian establishments in Canada on a predetermined duration of up to 60 months are not required to contribute towards social security schemes in that country.

Aug 03, 2015, 22:10 PM IST

Obama's message on tolerance was 'universal': US ambassador

Days after the US President made a strong pitch for religious tolerance during an address here, US Ambassador to India Richard Verma on Friday downplayed that it was a subtle message to India, saying Barack Obama's message was "universal" and he was speaking as much for American people as for Indians.

Jan 30, 2015, 19:03 PM IST

Resolution of Kashmir issue pivotal for regional peace: Pakistan

Upping its ante on Kashmir, Pakistan on Thursday said resolving the long-standing issue was "pivotal" to the regional peace and security as it called on the international community for a "sustainable and lasting solution" to the dispute.

Jan 29, 2015, 19:38 PM IST

Pakistan opposes UN Council permanent seat to India

Pakistan Thursday reiterated its opposition to grant a permanent seat on UN Security Council to India and insisted on reforms to make the forum more democratic.

Jan 29, 2015, 19:34 PM IST

Strategic imbalance to rise due to Indo-US defence ties: Pakistan

Pakistan on Thursday voiced concern over increasing defence cooperation between India and the US saying it would "only add to the conventional asymmetry and strategic instability" in South Asia.

Jan 29, 2015, 19:25 PM IST

Watched by Obama, India displays military might, diverse culture on 66th Republic Day

Watched by US President Barack Obama, India on Monday displayed its military might and rich cultural diversity during the dazzling 66th Republic Day parade in the Capital which was wrapped in an unprecedented security blanket.

Jan 27, 2015, 00:46 AM IST

Did govt hold back on display of military might, wonders Tewari

As India showcased its rich cultural diversity and military might with the US President Barack Obama watching on Monday at the 66th Republic Day parade, Congress leader Manish Tewari questioned why the government did not display its strategic assets this time.

Jan 26, 2015, 23:06 PM IST

Modi govt "cementing" India as "subordinate" ally of US: CPI-M

US President Barack Obama's India visit will be followed up by "greater neo-liberal reforms" in the country, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Monday said as he accused the NDA government of cementing India's position as a 'subordinate ally' of America.

Jan 26, 2015, 23:04 PM IST

Russia, India remain strategic partners: Russia

In view of the growing strategic partnership between Washington and New Delhi, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said Monday that Russia and India remain strategic partners and no external influence can affect them.

Jan 26, 2015, 22:54 PM IST

Hours before Republic Day parade, body found in kiosk near Rajpath

The body of an unidentified youth was today found inside a kiosk near Udyog Bhawan, which stands about 100-m away from Rajpath, the venue of the Republic Day parade, just a few hours before the event began, sending security agencies into a tizzy.

Jan 26, 2015, 22:51 PM IST

Vintage cannons roared to launch Republic Day celebrations

Hidden in the backdrop of elaborate display of India's military prowess at the Republic Day parade were seven vintage cannons which fired the 21-gun salute to herald the unveiling of the celebrations.

Jan 26, 2015, 22:08 PM IST

Obama's 'Beast' a big hit among kids, grown-ups

Six-year-old Siya Singh may not know the first name of the US President but she knows for sure that he rides in 'The Beast'.

Jan 26, 2015, 22:06 PM IST

With Obama in town, Delhi remains under tight security

An impregnable security ring with 20,000 security personnel guarding the national capital has been kept intact even after the Republic Day parade as US President Barack Obama stays overnight in the capital till Tuesday afternoon.

Jan 26, 2015, 21:13 PM IST

Wouldn't drive motorbike after watching BSF daredevils: Obama

US President Barack Obama would "not drive" a motorbike after watching the daredevil motorcycle performance by BSF personnel at the Republic Day parade here on Monday.

Jan 26, 2015, 21:12 PM IST

US media makes a splash with Obama's India visit

President Barack Obama`s historic visit to India received prominent coverage in US media with major newspapers focusing on the breakthrough on the nuclear deal and splashing pictures of the pomp and pageantry.

Jan 26, 2015, 21:11 PM IST

US unfazed by India's longstanding ties with Russia: Rhodes

India has "longstanding and legacy relationship" with Russia and America's increased cooperation with New Delhi is not an effort to "push anybody else out", US officials said on Monday.

Jan 26, 2015, 21:10 PM IST

Indo-US ties not aimed at containing China: White House

The US on Monday dismissed China's concerns over growing Indo-US ties, arguing that the relationship is not aimed at "containing" or "holding China down".

Jan 26, 2015, 21:08 PM IST

Up to companies to decide on civil nuclear power: US

A day after India and the US reached an understanding on resolving the logjam in implementing the landmark civil nuclear deal, a senior White House official on Monday said it is for private American firms to make their determination with regard to establishing atomic power plants in India.

Jan 26, 2015, 20:24 PM IST

Camel contingent marches in colourful attire at Republic Day parade

The camels of BSF, otherwise patrolling the desert area of the border with Pakistan, elegantly marched down the majestic Rajpath here on Monday, beautifully dressed up with flowers.

Jan 26, 2015, 17:45 PM IST

Obama's thumbs-up to BSF 'Janbaz' team's daredevil stunts

BSF's dare-devilish manoeuvres during its Republic Day parade at the Rajpath here earned a thumbs-up from US President Barack Obama on Monday.

Jan 26, 2015, 17:38 PM IST