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PM in Myanmar: Substantial talks with neighbouring nations on anvil

Agencies, Nay Pyi Taw Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to  Myanmar to attend the third BIMSTEC Summit is likely to witness  substantive bilateral discussions with neighbouring countries  Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Myanmar,...

Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19 bln in deal shocker

Agencies, San Francisco Facebook Inc(FB.O) will buy fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock in a landmark deal that places the world’s largest social network closer to the heart of mobile communications...

US ready to negotiate demand for dropping Devyani charges: Govt

Agencies, New Delhi The Government today told Parliament that  the US had agreed to negotiate India’s demand for dropping of all  charges against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade. Ms Khobragade had been arrested in New York on December...

US, India meet to get ties back on track after dispute

Agencies, Washington US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns has met Indian Ambassador S. Jaishankar here with the aim of getting bilateral ties back on track after the Devyani Khorbagde row. Mr Burns hosted a ‘productive’ lunch meeting ...

King of Bhutan arrives on 5-day official visit

Agencies, New Delhi Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his wife Jetsun Pema arrived here today on a five-day official visit which will be used to further cement the bilateral ties. The two sides would try to take out the strain in...

Maldives, India to deepen defence, security, economic ties

Agencies, New Delhi India and Maldives today agreed on a  number of important defence and security cooperation initiatives  besides agreeing to relax visa for each other’s nationals and to  settle the issue of GMR investment in Male airport...

Myanmar president supports changing army-drafted constitution

Agencies, Yangon Myanmar’s president gave his backing today for amending a military drafted constitution and indicated support for changes that would make Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi eligible to lead the country. Thein Sein,...

Serious discrepancies found in US Attorney’s case against Devyani

Agencies, New Delhi A day after Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade’s lawyer contended that US authorities made a mistake in reading the papers submitted by her while applying for a visa for her maid Sangeeta Richard, sources here today provided...