China scrambled jets on Friday in response to two U.S. spy planes and 10 Japanese aircraft, including F-15 fighters, entering its new air defense zone over the East China Sea, state news agency Xinhua said, raising the stakes in a standoff with the United States, Japan and South Korea.The jets were scrambled for effective monitoring, Xinhua cited air force spokesman Shen Jinke as saying. The report gave no further details. ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
India has planned 14 strategic railway lines in areas bordering China, Pakistan and Nepal, but most of these projects are stuck for want of funds. Anusha Soni reports With China all set to pump on another $1.2 billion (120 crore) in its Tibetan Rail project which will bring rail connectivity right up to the Indian border, India too is getting ready to beef up its border security. On the agenda are 14 strategic rail lines along its borders with China ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Amid concern in India and the US over a Chinese plan to build two 1000 MW nuclear reactors in Karachi, China today defended its civilian nuclear cooperation with Pakistan, saying it was under "strict" international norms. "Relevant cooperation is in strict accordance with the two countries' international responsibility and is for peaceful aim. We also receive the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said. Both ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Pakistan on Thursday expressed hope that the agreement between Iran and Western powers on Tehran's nuclear programme would pave the way for faster implementation of an ambitious bilateral gas pipeline project. Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Pakistan would find an opportunity to complete the proposed gas pipeline with its sanctions-hit neighbour within a year. "I think trade restrictions against Iran will be lifted following the agreement between Iran and world powers," he ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic rallied to see off Frenchman Gael Monfils 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-4 in the Shanghai Open quarter-finals on Friday and world number one Rafa Nadal also booked his place in the last four. The Serb, who was replaced by Nadal at the top of the rankings on Monday, defeated Monfils, conqueror of Roger Federer in the previous round, in a match lasting two hours and 23 minutes. After twice exchanging breaks during the first set, the Frenchman bagged the tiebreak ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago Djokovic canters as Federer makes winning return Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The general secretary and a founder leader of the United Liberation Front of Assam, Anup Chetia alias Golap Barua who is now lodged in a Bangladesh jail because of his pending application for political asylum, now wants to come back to his birth place Assam where he wants to live for the rest of life. Meanwhile, the government too is trying its best to get Chetia back in the country so that he could join the on-going talks with the ULFA faction. Union Joint Secretary (North ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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