Chinese President Xi Jinping says 2015 will be year to visit India in China and 2016 vice versa (Par

New Delhi, Sep 18 (ANI): Chinese President Xi Jinping while addressing mediapersons at Hyderabad House on Thursday said that both sides have agreed that 2015 will be the year to visit India in China and 2016 will the year to visit China in India. He also invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on an official visit to China. Jinping also acknowledged works and developments that has taken place in India and said that he is hopeful of more achievements under PM Modi. He also said that China supports India's full membership in Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). He also assured that the two sides are fully capable to manage the border issues effectively and that China and India will act as twin engines to promote growth and prosperity in the region. Sep 18, 2014

PM Modi issues statement, says peace and stability in relations and along borders essential

New Delhi, Sep 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese Prime Minister Xi Jinping signed 12 agreements and gave a joint-statement from Hyderabad House on Thursday. Modi while addressing the media said that he was happy to welcome the Chinese President Xi Jinping. He said that he has requested the Chinese president to make it possible for the Indian companies to get easier access in the Chinese market. Modi thanked Jinping for agreeing upon making an alternative route to Kailash Mansarovar via Nathu La for pilgrims. Commenting on the border incidents and the boundary questions, Modi said that he expressed his concern over these issues and that for peace and stability in the relations between the two countries, border clarity on LAC is important and essential. Sep 18, 2014

India and China sign 12 agreements including one on 5-years trade and economic co-operation pact

New Delhi, Sep 18 (ANI): India and China on Thursday signed 12 agreements, including one on five years economic and trade development plan. An agreement on audio visual co-production, two documents on railways, another document on work plan for drug administration and a MoU on culture were exchanged between the two countries. An MoU on peaceful use of outer space and a twinning agreement between Shanghai and Mumbai were also signed. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Chinese President Xi Jinping has assured that he will take concrete steps to correct the trade imbalance and give more market access and investment in China. Sep 18, 2014

Alibaba opens fortunes from Wall St to Chinese backwaters

Chinese farmers are forgetting the fields and turning to online retail, making millions using platforms provided by retail giant Alibaba, whose impending IPO in the United States, is expected to be biggest ever, for any company. Duration: 02:12 Sep 18, 2014

SC asks reply from Government on transparency in CVC appointment

New Delhi, Sep 18 (ANI): The Supreme Court has asked a reply from the Central Government regarding transparency in appointment of CVCs by the government. Lawyer Prashant Bhushan said that the Court sought an answer as to why appointments were being made by a limited number of people and opportunity not reaching the general population as a whole. He added that the next hearing will be held on October 14 and till then no appointments will be made. Sep 18, 2014

China's first lady Peng Liyuan visits Tagore International School in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 18 (ANI): The first lady of China, Peng Liyuan on Thursday visited Tagore International School, in Vasant Vihar area of Delhi and witnessed various cultural programmes performed by the school students. The Chinese President's wife was visibly delighted to witness the cultural acts performed by the students showcasing various dance and art forms, highlighting the cultural ethos of India. Later, she left her impression by scripting a message for students in Chinese calligraphy. Earlier today, she visited Rajghat along with her husband Xi Jinping where they both paid homage at the memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. Sep 18, 2014

Voting underway in Scotland to decide the nation's independence from UK

Edinburgh, Sep 18 (ANI): Both excitement and anxiety are mounting as voting in Scotland is underway in referendum to determine whether to break away from the United Kingdom and become independent. As polls open in Scotland, most opinion polls and experts say it is a vote too tight to predict. More than 4.2 million people are registered to vote in the country of 5.3 million people, including, for the first time, 16 and 17 year olds. Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron gave the go ahead for the referendum two years ago, in what was called the "Edinburgh Agreement", when it was assumed a "No" vote was a safe bet. Sep 18, 2014

Prashant Bhushan refuses to reveal whistleblower's name to SC in Ranjit Sinha's case

New Delhi, Sep 18 (ANI): Lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Thursday said that the Supreme Court had asked him to reveal the whistleblower's name in case against CBI Chief Ranjit Sinha, to which he refused to do so. Bhushan said that in a meeting of Centre of Public Interest Litigation, it was decided that the whistleblower's name shall not be revealed citing danger to his life as also seen in previous cases. The Court had asked Bhushan to disclose the name of the whistleblower that had passed information regarding the file book of CBI on basis of which the case was filed. Sep 18, 2014

Sushil Modi stands firm on his remark on Yogi Adityanath

New Delhi, Sept 18 (ANI): Senior Bihar BJP leader and former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Thursday remained firm on his remark on BJP leader Yogi Adityanath. Sushil Modi had reiterated the party line on "love jihad" but nuanced it - distancing the state unit from the Yogi Adityanath-style of rhetoric and promising to give "a good number" of tickets to Muslims in next year's Assembly elections. He said that if Yogi Adityanath spoke in Bihar like he did in UP, they would have contradicted him. Talking to mediapersons in Delhi, he said that if central leadership says anything that is the voice of the party but if any particular leader says anything that is not the voice of the party. He said that he doesn't support Yogi Adityanath's statement. Adityanath was recently seen in a video saying that Hindu boys should marry Muslim girls and later convert them. Sep 18, 2014

Politicos react as Shah claims Sardar Patel 'would not have let J & K split

New Delhi, Sep 18 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Thursday after BJP Chief Amit Shah said that Jammu and Kashmir would have not split and Article 370 of the constitution not existed had Sardar Vallabbhai Patel handled the issue of J&K instead of Jawaharlal Nehru. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said there was some deficiency in Nehru's governance and hence Kashmir is suffering today. NCP leaders Majid Memon said that Shah was not present at the time of independence hence he shouldn't comment on the situation. NCP leader Tariq Anwar and CPI leader D Raja said that Shah's comment lacks historical resonance. CPI leader Atul Anjan said that J & K is in crisis due to floods and it's not the right time to start new politics. Sep 18, 2014