'Mamata's departure may facilitate Teesta accord'
Kolkata, Sep 26 (IANS) A Bangladeshi minister Wednesday hoped the departure of the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress from the UPA government at New Delhi would help in sealing the Teesta water-sharing treaty.
"I hope so," Bangladesh's Commerce Minister Golam Mohammad Kader said when asked....
India presses Pakistan for voice samples of 26/11 suspects
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) India has once again pressed Pakistan to provide it with voice samples of the Mumbai terror suspects, including the Lashkar-e-Taiba's Hafiz Saeed and Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, to nail them for their involvement in the November 2008 carnage.
The demand was reiterated by Ind....
India, New Zealand discuss boosting ties
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) India and New Zealand held foreign office consultations in Wellington Monday on their bilateral ties and exchanged views on global and regional issues.
The Indian delegation was led by Sanjay Singh, secretary (East) in the external affairs ministry, while the New Zeala....
Cabinet extends budgetary support to Maldives
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The union cabinet Monday approved amendments in the terms of credit facility extended to the Maldives in 2011 in order to extend budgetary support by $25 million to the archipelago nation.
India signed an agreement with the Maldives in November 2011 to extend a Standb....
US Ambassador Powell meets Mamata
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here Monday.
Powell called on Banerjee at the West Bengal secretariat and held talks with her for about 40 minutes. Neither spoke to the media after the meeting.
An official said tha....
PM greets Mozambique's ruling party on its 50th anniversary
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday greeted Mozambique's Frelimo party on its 50th anniversary, with Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma representing the prime minister at events planned to mark the occasion.
Sharma handed over the message from Manmohan Singh ....
Shinde in Maldives for SAARC meet
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) India's Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Monday left for Maldives on a three-day visit to attend a meet of his SAARC counterparts, but won't get to meet Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik and ask him about the 26/11 case trial in Rawalpindi.
Malik is not attendin....
India to pitch for fast-tracking UN reforms, combating terror
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) India will pitch for fast-tracking reforms of the UN Security Council and press for expanded global cooperation in combating terrorism, piracy and climate change during External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit to New York to attend the UN General Assembly.
Manmohan, Rajapaksa discuss Tamil situation, bilateral ties
New Delhi/Bhopal, Sep 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday met Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa and pressed him for an early solution to the decades-long ethnic issue and stressed on the need to fast-track rehabilitation of displaced Tamils.
Rajapaksa called on President Prana....