India might love its soft power, but Indians favour getting tough with the world. A majority (62 per cent) Indians believe using overwhelmingmilitary force is the best way to defeat terrorism+ , while a similar number of Indians (63%) want to increase defense spending.
Human rightsactivist Khurram Parvez was detained on Thursday night for allegedly inciting violence among youth in Kashmir, a day after he was prevented by immigration officials in New Delhi from boarding a plane to Geneva to attend a United Nationshuman rights conference.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday marginally pared India's growth estimate, saying it expects it to grow 7.4% in the current financial year (2016-17) as it also trimmed global growth projections due to Brexit.
Highlighting India as the world's fastest growing major economy despite an unsupportive global environment, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday that good monsoon, GST passage and higher spending will accelerate the upward curve in the coming years.
Keen on investments from Japan to boost economic growth, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday met key ministers in the Japanese administration and wooed pension funds to partner in India's infrastructure development.
In a setback to Apple's plans to open stores in the country, the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) has red-flagged a panel's recommendation to relax the mandatory local sourcing norm for the Cupertino-based company to sell its products through the single-brand retail window.
Formalizing a new position that seeks to block India's quest for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, China has said NSG is linked to the NPT, indicating India could be eligible for NSG membership only if it signed the NPT. Speaking to journalists in Delhi, a senior Chinese diplomat denied it was a "bilateral issue".
Tax experts say the feet-high stack of returns that Donald Trump is posed with for photos could provide significant insights about the presumptive GOP nominee — new details on his income and wealth, how much he gives to charity, the health of his businesses and, overall, how Trump plays the tax game. Here's some information that may be embedded in Trump's tax returns. (AP)
India maintained a studied silence on political developments in Nepal on Monday, even as New Delhi conveyed its "displeasure" to Kathmandu over being dragged into what it believes is "externalising" a domestic debate. Regardless of how things pan out, the latest in a series of events have damaged PM Narendra Modi's big Nepal initiative of 2014.
In an exclusive interview to TOI, former Pakistan envoy to the US Husain Haqqani weighs in on the neighbours' fractured ties and the vexed Kashmir question Consistent engagement or sustained isolation are the only two options between India and Pakistan, says Husain Haqqani, former Pakistan envoy to the US and Sri Lanka."These on-again-off-again talks do not yield results, nor do threats that are not carried out. That's our history," adds Haqqani, a leading South Asia expert and academic as well as a key aide to former Pakistan president Asif Zardari.
Afghanistan plans to take Pakistan to the UN security council over its continuing support to the Taliban, which Kabul says is destabilizing their country. Hekmat Khalil Karzai, deputy foreign minister told TOI in an exclusive chat, that after the deadly Taliban attack in Kabul last week, the Ghani government is exploring the UNSC option.
A court has jailed two Hindu teachers in southern Bangladesh for making derogatory comments about Islam, invoking a rare law from the colonial era that makes insulting any religion a crime.
Around 45,000 people have been affected across four districts of Assam in the first wave of floods, the state disaster management authority said.
Pakistan is "cooperating closely" with India on the investigations in Pathankot terror attack, Pakistan's foreign affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz said on Tuesday.
The First Sichuan Intangible Cultural Heritage Representative Project Jinjing Daoyin Seminar was held on Aug 26 at the foot of Mount Qingcheng in Sichuan province.Dozen
Srettha Thavisin from the Pheu Thai Party was elected as the new prime minister of Thailand on Tuesday after winning a simple majority in a parliamentary vote.Srettha w
Japan will begin discharging the nuclear-contaminated water stored at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea on August 24, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio
Wagner Group private military company's leader Yevgeny Prigozhin was presumed dead on Wednesday in a plane crash in the Tver Region near Moscow.According to the list re
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who stepped back from leadership late last year to allow Democrats to shepherd in a “new generation,” announced on Friday she will se
The 15th meeting of BRICS leaders was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from August 22 to 24 with the theme "BRICS and Africa: Partnership for Mutually Accelerated Gr
The 43rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and related summits kicked off on Tuesday, with the focus on establishing the region as an epicenter of e
Mexico's top political parties this week named their candidates for the 2024 presidential election.Both candidates are engineers and have political experience. And for
Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad and his Iranian counterpart Hussein Amir-Abdollahian on Wednesday jointly warned the United States against its reported military b
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New cabinet members under Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin were sworn in at the Royal Palace on Tuesday.Earlier, Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has endorsed th
The Russian military repelled a drone attack at an airport in Pskov, western Russia, where four transport aircraft were damaged, officials said early on Wednesday."The
Climate change is undoubtedly the defining challenge of our time, but its effects are not equally distributed. In both developed and developing countries, environmental
Niger's police has been instructed to proceed with the expulsion of French Ambassador to Niger Sylvain Itte, after the expiration of the 48-hour ultimatum granted to hi
A new report shows that more than 76.4 percent of China's population are now internet users, with better digital skills than ever before.The report, released on Monday
Hurricane Idalia left a trail of destruction along its path through three U.S. states. In Florida, where it first made landfall in the Big Bend region, where the panhan
An H-IIA rocket carrying the Japanese space agency's lunar lander lifted off from Tanegashima Space Center on Thursday.It will attempt to make the nation's first lunar
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