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Chinese publisher withdraws 'vulgar' translation of Tagore's poetry

A publisher in China hurriedly withdrew a Chinese translation of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore's Stray Birds on Monday, after facing flak from literary critics who termed the racy translation......

'Greetings to you all on China's National Day' PM Modi says on Weibo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the Chinese people on their National Day and also said that together India and China can make the world a better place. In his message posted on the......

Will China and India be partners -- or rivals?

It would be a chance lost if India cannot learn from and lean more on China to kick-start trade, infrastructure programmes, and increased ties, says Ravi Agrawal. Commentators and pundits often......

Mr Modi, be wary of the Chinese!

'Chinese leaders rarely receive their foreign guests in cities other than Beijing. Such respect for India!' 'Does it mean that Modi could replicate "the warmth and unconventional way" by sending......

Looking forward to visiting China from May 14, says Modi on Weibo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday officially announced his three-day visit to China from May 14 on the Chinese microblog website Weibo, saying he is looking forward to holding productive......

Modi joins Twitter of the East ahead of China visit

Modi logs on to Sina Weibo, microblogging site part-owned by Alibaba; gets a mixed welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is set to visit China later this month, may now give competition to the......

China's own Twitter 'Weibo' goes global

Notching up the likes of Bill Gates, Tom Cruise, IMF Chief Christine Lagarde and Indian Embassy, China's own Twitter 'Sina Weibo' is gaining popularity world over, having attracted 250 million......

China's own Twitter 'Weibo' goes global

Notching up the likes of Bill Gates, Tom Cruise, IMF Chief Christine Lagarde and Indian Embassy, China's own Twitter 'Sina Weibo' is gaining popularity world over, having attracted 250 million......

Blocked in China, Twitter still courts Chinese firms for ads

It already works with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, online shopping giant Alibaba Group , white goods producer Qingdao Haier and flag carrier Air China to target customers abroad Despite being......

Xiaomi sells 2.11 million phones in 12 hours, sets Guinness record

China's smartphone giant Xiaomi on Thursday said it has set a new Guinness World Record for mobile phone sales by selling 2.11 million handsets in a 12-hour flash sale held to celebrate its......

China's Olympic champ Sun Yang to be detained after car crash

Chinese Olympics swimming champion Sun Yang will spend seven days in detention, state media said on Monday, after a car he was driving without a licence collided with a bus in the latest incident......

Disqualified Chinese player Yu quits badminton

Disgraced Chinese Yu Yang has decided to quit badminton while national officials have told their Olympic team leaders and disgraced players to make a public apology for throwing matches at the......

Eight baddy players charged for throwing matches at Games

The World Badminton Federation charged eight female players with misconduct on Wednesday after four Olympic doubles teams had attempted to 'throw' matches to secure a more favourable draw later in......
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Pakistan's 'Kashmir Day' observance reduced to mere ritual

An opinion poll among its readers conducted by the influential Dawn newspaper on February 5, observed in Pakistan as Kashmir Day, asking Do you... ...

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The Bangladesh opportunity

This week, I am visiting Bangladesh as part of my first international trip in 2016. Why did I choose Bangladesh? Bangladesh's growing economy and... ...

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The problem of plenty in Bhutan

Bhutan is faced with the problem of abundant waters. While the country has one of the highest per capita water availability in the world,... ...

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Can Afghanistan bury a Taliban-ISIS axis?

But will the Taliban bury him first? The fanatical, ultra-oppressive Islamists ruled Afghanistan until the U.S. chased them out after the 9/11... ...

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Massive fire breaks out in Itahari, Nepal

With an avalanche claiming lives of 10 Indian soldiers on the Siachen Glacier, the spotlight has once again been put on what has been dubbed as the... ...

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