Deepening bonds with India key priority of US: Jacob J Lew

New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): While addressing mediapersons after meeting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, US Secretary of Treasury Jacob J Lew on Thursday said that deepening bonds with India is the key priority of the States. Lew said that the country is standing ready to be a partner with India as the later makes progress in reform programs. He also said that the two nations share a lot in common and that can act as driving factor for taking the relations of the two nations forward. Feb 12, 2015

Discussed global economic situations and relations between two nations with US Treasury Secretary: J

New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley after meeting US treasury secretary Jacob J Lew on Thursday said that the two discussed wide range of issues including global economic situation and also relations between the two nations. Jaitley said that the two discussed money laundering and terrorism funding, among others. Earlier, the two leaders met in the presence of RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan. Lew is in India to attend the fifth US-India Economic and Financial Partnership Dialogue in New Delhi. Feb 12, 2015

Nut rage defendant gets 1 year in jail in South Korea

The daughter of the Korean Air Lines chairman is sentenced to one year in prison for violationg an aviation law in a case that's become known as 'nut rage'. Last December, Heather Cho, unhappy that Feb 12, 2015

U.S. troops stage gunnery exercise in South Korea

U.S. forces conducted a gunnery exercise in South Korea on Thursday (February 12) in an exercise the military said was to maintain the readiness of its forces. About 600 soldiers from the U.S. Second Feb 12, 2015

Gujarat HC rejects Teesta Setalvad's anticipatory bail plea

Ahmedabad, Feb 12 (ANI): Activist Teesta Setalvad's anticipatory bail plea in connection with an embezzlement case was rejected by the Gujarat High Court on Thursday. Besides Setalwad, her husband Javed Anand, former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri's (who was killed in Gujarat during the 2002 riots) son Tanvir Jafri are accused of misappropriating funds. They are accused of misusing funds to the tune of Rs.1.51 crore. All the accused now face arrest. Denying any misuse of funds, Setalwad had blamed political motives behind the case, say reports. Feb 12, 2015

At least 3 dead in offshore explosion near Brazil

At least three people are dead and 10 others injured after an explosion on an offshore oil and natural gas platform operated by Petrobras off the coast of Brazil. Officials say the death toll is Feb 12, 2015