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India, Bhutan reaffirm commitment to hydropower cooperation


As India and Bhutan mark 50 years of diplomatic ties this year, the two sides reaffirmed their commitment to cooperation in the hydropower sector during a meeting between Prime Minster Narendra Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay in New Delhi on Friday.

Deeply disappointed over Air India's move: Taiwan

Taiwan on Thursday expressed deep disappointment over Indian flag carrier Air India's decision to refer to self-ruled Taiwan as Chinese Taipei, saying the move can be seen as a gesture of succumbing to the "unreasonable and absurd pressure" from China.

Chinese Defence Minister to visit India later this year

Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe will visit India later this year as part of high-level military exchanges between the two countries in the spirit of Wuhan summit, it was announced on Thursday.

'Top priority to issues concerning persecuted minorities in neighbourhood'

India said on Thursday that it has accorded top priority to the issues of persecuted minorities in the neighbourhood and has taken measures to improve their condition.

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,


UAE, Saudi Arabia can help India meet any oil deficit, says UAE envoy

Even as the US-imposed sanctions on Iran has put India’s energy security in jeopardy, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has allayed fears of an oil shortage, saying hi...