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Japan N-deal on fast track as PM holds Tokyo talks


India moved swiftly to quell any misinterpretation that the Indo-Japan civilian nuclear agreement had been put on the backburner after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in answer to a question from a prominent Japanese businessman, had earlier on Monday seemed to signal that he would not push the pace for a conclusion of that agreement.

China seeks meeting as India, Japan get closer

After a series of provocative moves by China in recent months, signalling a shift in its position on Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh, that saw India “pause” all military and defence talks, Bei

India, Japan in no rush for N-pact

While it has already been announced that India and Japan will not sign a civil nuclear agreement during the Prime Minister’s current visit, the fact that Japan, with its known views on doing business

Kashmir: No requiem for the dead

Srinagar. Graveyard of elected governments.

Neighbour’s envy, our pride

You and me will probably be long gone by 2073. But India will endure; perhaps even as an utopian United States of India, where the arc of democracy stretches across South Asia, the Pamirs and the Himalayas, unrestrained by ideology, religion or caste and creed; free thought, free exchange of ideas, free will...

Qureshi makes sorry call for Kabul meet

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, whose criticism of external affairs minister S.M. Krishna at the conclusion of their two-hour-long talks in Islamabad drew flak, has reportedly called and all but apologised to his Indian counterpart for any perceived insults thrown at him while he was on Pakistani soil.

He’s Hegde Almighty!

It can’t be tasted or touched. But public opinion is like the wind, an ephemeral, intangible creature. When it moves, you either bow to that superior force. Or get out of the way. Fast.

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