Modi, Imran exchange pleasantries in Bishkek

IANS-   Amid the deep chill in bilateral ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan exchanged pleasantries on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit here on Friday, according to sources. The pleasantries were “usual” in nature and were exchanged when the two Prime Ministers were in the Leaders’ […]

Terror funds: agencies probe nexus between ex-Bangladeshi colonel and D company

Deepak Sharma(IANS)-   Indian intelligence agencies are probing a deep-rooted nexus involving underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and a London-based former Colonel of the Bangladesh army. The agencies suspect that the Bangladeshi army officer, allegedly involved in gun running, has links with Dawood Ibrahim’s underworld activities operating from India’s eastern borders. What prompted the intelligence agencies […]

US commerce head expects economic reforms with Modi’s ‘strong, decisive mandate’

Arul Louis-   Congratulating Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his “strong and decisive mandate”, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said that Washington looked forward to working with him “to address our mutual trade opportunities, and investment potential”. Speaking at the India Ideas Summit of the US-India Business Council (USIBC) in Washington on Thursday, he […]

The truth about China

Justice Markenday Katju-   The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is presently visiting Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to attend a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jin Ping and other leaders on the sidelines of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation. The Indian leader has met the Chinese leader often in the past in an effort to improve relations between the […]

Facebook invests in Indian startup Meesho

IANS-   In its first-ever equity investment in an Indian start-up, Facebook on Thursday, June 13, announced an investment in Meesho, a platform that enables Indian entrepreneurs to establish online businesses via social channels. Although the social networking giant did not disclose the amount, the move by Facebook is seen as a commitment to the […]