US, China speak on key issues in trade dispute

Washington and Beijing are making ‘headway’ on key issues in their ongoing trade dispute and discussions will continue, the US Trade Representative’s office said following a phone call between senior officials. President Donald Trump heralded a major win in his offensive against China two weeks ago, saying the economic powers were close to concluding a “substantial phase one deal.” Continue Reading

Trump ready to mediate on Kashmir if asked by India, Pakistan: US

US President Donald Trump is ready to mediate between India and Pakistan on the issue of Kashmir only if asked by both the countries, a senior administration official said reiterating that the onus for peace talks lies on Islamabad by taking sustained and irreversible actions against terrorist groups. Continue Reading

Kalki Bhagavan, wife missing?

Efforts are on by the Income-Tax (IT) department to trace Vijay Kumar alias Kalki Bhagavan and his wife in the tax evasion case. Continue Reading

No better place to invest than in India: Nirmala Sitharaman

Investors can find no better place in the world than India that has a democracy loving and capitalist respecting environment, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said. Continue Reading

US-UK-Japan trio win chemistry Nobel for lithium-ion battery

Three researchers today won the Nobel Chemistry Prize for the development of lithium-ion batteries, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said.
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Revenue department sends notice to customs for stricter e-cigarettes ban

The revenue department has asked customs officials to ensure strict implementation of prohibition on import of e-cigarettes after the country banned production, import and sale of these electronic devices and similar products citing health risk to people, especially youth. Continue Reading

Japan-US sign trade agreements

The US and Japan have signed trade agreements on agriculture and digital exports, which American President Donald Trump termed a “tremendous victory” and said will help create jobs, expand investment, promote fairness and reduce trade deficit between the two countries. Continue Reading

Imran Khan creating content for cartoonists: Rajnath Singh

The Pakistan Prime Minister is going door-to-door around the world and creating content for cartoonists, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday, a day after Imran Khan raised the Kashmir issue in his address to the UN General Assembly. Continue Reading

Tamilnadu CM signs Rs 7,175 cr worth projects with top companies

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today signed MoUs for 15 new projects worth Rs 5,574 crore, laid foundation for five new projects and inaugurated production in three other units. The 23 projects worth Rs 7,175.71 crore will generate 45,846 jobs. Continue Reading

Shashi Tharror in spot of trouble over tweets

Jawaharlal Nehru remains the only Indian Prime Minister to be greeted on arrival at the airport by a US President, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said today after the ”Twitter kerfuffle” over his posting of photographs of the former Indian premier. Continue Reading