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China vigilant as India transforms its diplomatic posture towards the US
The meeting between US President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Modi is a clear statement that India is finally shedding ambiguity from its foreign policy and making tough choices, a stance that’s putting Beijing on guard.

27.01.2015 15:48

‘India wants fruitful relations with both US, BRICS’
India knows what to get and from whom, Dr. Sreeram Chaulia of the Jindal School of International Affairs told RT. It wants to hedge its bets and build close relations with BRICS, while trying to attract investment from the US and Europe, he said.

26.01.2015 12:22

US, India reach ‘breakthrough understanding’ on stalled civil nuke deal
The first fruit of Barack Obama’s trip to India is the “understanding” which may finalize the civil nuclear cooperation agreement of 2008, which was supposed to clear the way for the sale of nuclear fuel and reactors to India.

25.01.2015 15:14

Obama, Michelle and 'The Beast' hit red carpet in New Delhi
Obama’s arrival in India got off to a promising start as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, breaking with protocol, greeted Obama and the First Lady on the tarmac in New Delhi. He even gave the US leader a bear hug for good measure.

25.01.2015 14:11

India’s 'moonwalking' traffic cop achieves cult status (VIDEO)
One Indian traffic cop’s dance moves and earnest desire to brighten up people’s day in the sweltering heat has earned him an entire following: the now iconic officer moonwalks his way through his duties, controlling traffic Michael-Jackson-style.

18.01.2015 06:15

'Homosexuality is a natural gift’: Goa chief slams plan to create ‘gay cure’ centers
The chief minister of India’s Goa state has criticized plans to open treatment centers for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. The idea was put forth by his youth affairs minister, Ramesh Tawadkar, who is now facing calls to resign.

14.01.2015 19:36

EU to pick which GMO it grows after new bill passed overwhelmingly
EU member states will now be able to decide for themselves whether to produce GM crops, according to a new law, which is already stoking controversy. They can now ban even the cultivation of crops approved by the European Food Safety Authority.

14.01.2015 13:31

India may reconsider $20 billion French Rafale jet deal in favor of Russia
India wants France to stick to the original terms of its deal to buy Rafale fighter jets, or it might call it off. If the manufacturers fail to comply, India may opt for the Russian designed Su-30 currently being produced domestically.

13.01.2015 10:50

Bootleg liquor in India kills 29, sickens over 100
Bootleg liquor has left 29 people dead and has resulted in more than 100 others being treated in hospital in northern India, officials in the state of Uttar Pradesh said.

13.01.2015 07:28

​‘Like alcoholics’: Indian state to set up centers to ‘cure’ gays
A minister in the Indian state of Goa says the regional government is planning to set up centers similar to Alcoholics Anonymous, where LGBT people can be sent for treatment to make them “normal.”

12.01.2015 20:41

Dream job? Indian govt employee fired after 24 years of not showing up
It is only natural that if you skip work, you get fired - sooner or later. In India it happened much, much later, when the government finally targeted an absentee worker for not showing up since 1990. It took them 22 years to sack the individual.

11.01.2015 10:34

India watches warily as Russia deepens ties with neighbors
How Moscow’s relationships shape up with Beijing and Islamabad will determine not only Indo-Russian ties, but also what kind of influence India will have in the region at large.

10.01.2015 12:12