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China: Will act responsibly on river issues

A day after India sought details from Beijing on its plans to divert waters of the Brahmaputra by building a dam on it in Tibet, China on Tuesday said it will adopt a “responsible” attitude taking into “full consideration” the interest of downstream countries.

Valuable relics stolen from Beijing palace

VALUABLE RELICS, brought from a Hong Kong museum for a visiting exhibit here, were stolen from China’s famed Forbidden City, the heavily guarded former home of the country’s emperors.

Gadkari: Yeddy hasn’t done anything illegal

Accusing Karnataka governor H.R. Bhardwaj of foisting cases against B.S. Yeddyurappa, BJP chief Nitin Gadkari has said the CM has not committed any “illegal act” in allotment of plots even though denotifying land in favour of his son was “immoral” and “not proper.”

Gadkari in China on 5-day visit

BJP president Nitin Gadkari arrived here on Thursday on a goodwill visit, the first-ever by a head of the party, to interact with the country’s top leadership on a host of issues, including the India-China relations.

China govt website ‘claims’ Arunachal

China on Tuesday officially launched its state-run mapping website, which rivals Google Earth, showing Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin in Jammu and Kashmir — two key areas of dispute with India — as part of its territory.

1st Sino-India film to look at ‘love-hate’ ties

An Indian IT engineer and a Chinese chemist are the protagonists of Gold Struck, the first ever India-China joint film venture which the producers promise will dispel mutual stereotypes of the “geeky

‘Understanding on stapled visa’

India and China have agreed to “appropriately resolve” the issue of stapled visas to the residents of Jammu and Kashmir with an understanding that officials will continue to meet on the issue, Indian

Tibet tunnel close to Indian border opens


China on Wednesday completed construction of a 3,310-metre tunnel — part of an ambitious plan to build a highway connecting a remote Tibetan county close to the Indian border with the rest of the coun

Chinese PM will bring biggest biz team of 400

On a fence-mending visit to put strained ties back on track, Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao’s coming visit to New Delhi will be a mix of diplomacy, culture and trade, with $20 billion business deal

China dams Brahmaputra in Tibet for hydro power

China has dammed the Brahmaputra river in Tibet for the first time in order to begin the main construction work on a 510 MW hydropower station project, notwithstanding concerns raised by India in this regard.

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