BRICS development bank: What’s in it for India?

The formation of the BRICS bank is being hailed as a significant step in the developing world`s endeavour to have a more credible say in the global economy.Five emerging economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – have proposed to form the $100 billion development bank with its headquarters in Shanghai and the […]

PM Narendra Modi holds “fruitful meeting” with China’s Xi Jinping in Brazil

Fortaleza: In one of the most awaited meetings, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday night met Chinese President Xi Jinping shortly after his arrival in Brazil. On the eve of the sixth BRICS Summit, the two leaders met for 80 minutes, double the time allotted for the meet. After the meet, PM Modi, on microblogging website Twitter, […]

Modi to press for equal shareholding in proposed BRICS bank

Fortaleza (Brazil): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch his first multilateral engagement in this seaside city of Brazil, meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of Tuesday’s BRICS Summit at which India will press for equal shareholding for its five member countries in the proposed USD 50 billion BRICS Development Bank […]

Twitter to be available on mobile phones without Internet

New York: Twitter Inc is tying up with a Singapore-based startup to make its 140-character messaging service available to users in emerging markets who have entry-level mobile phones which cannot access the Internet. U2opia Mobile, which has a similar tie-up with Facebook Inc, will launch its Twitter service in the first quarter of next year, […]

Li-Fi to soon replace Wi-Fi in China

Beijing: Chinese scientists have successfully developed a new cheaper way of getting connected to internet by using signals sent through light bulbs instead of radio frequencies as in ‘Wi-Fi’, a move expected to radically change process of online connectivity. Four computers can be connected to internet through one- watt LED bulb using light as a […]

Chinese troops intrude into Arunachal, stay for over two days

New Delhi: In yet another face-off with Indian soldiers, Chinese troops had come more than 20 kilometres inside Indian territory in Chaglagam area of Arunachal Pradesh on August 13 and stayed there for over two days. However, the Army Headquarters sought to play down the incursion, saying the Chinese troops have gone back to their […]

India sends strong message to China, IAF lands Super Hercules on airstrip near LAC

New Delhi: In a subtle show of strength to China, the IAF on Tuesday landed its C-130J Super Hercules transport plane at the world’s highest and recently-activated Daulat Beg Oldie airstrip in Ladakh near the Line of Actual Control, the scene of a stand-off with Chinese troops in April. The achievement will enable the armed […]

Beijing airport terminal rocked by blast, bomber injured

  Beijing: A blast rocked Beijing International Airport Terminal 3 in China on Saturday. According to initial reports the bomber was injured during the explosion.Home-made explosive material was used in the bomb, a news agency said. However, there were no immediate reports of casualties. Witnesses at the terminal said that a disabled bomber set off […]