New Delhi, Dec 14 :
Chinese FM to visit India next week for first meeting of people-to-people mechanism
Beijing: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit India next week to attend the first high-level meeting of Sino-India 'people-to-people mechanism' agreed between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping in June, officials announced here on Friday.
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Nepal govt bans use of Indian currency notes above Rs 100
Kathmandu: The Nepal government has banned the use of Indian currency notes of Rs 2,000, Rs 500 and Rs 200 denominations, a move that could affect Indian tourists visiting the Himalayan nation where Indian currency is widely used. By Shirish B Pradhan
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Operational independence of central banks important for carrying out their responsibilities: IMF
Washington: Operational independence is important for a central bank to carry out its responsibilities, a senior IMF official has said, amidst the growing debate in India over the RBI's autonomy following Urjit Patel's resignation as its governor.
IMF to check Pakistan's debt sustainability before loan: Official
Washington: The IMF will conduct a proper debt sustainability analysis of Pakistan before granting it any loan, a senior official has said, amid concerns that Islamabad is seeking a multibillion-dollar bailout package from the global financial body to pay back Chinese creditors. By Lalit K Jha
Lanka President to appoint new prime minister by Monday: Report
Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said he will choose a new Prime Minister and Cabinet by Monday, but vowed never to reappoint Ranil Wickremesinghe, whose ouster sparked an unprecedented political crisis in the country.
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Washington: A 35-year-old Indian IT professional was sentenced in the US to nine years in prison for a "brazen sexual assault" against a sleeping woman during a flight early this year and will be deported to India after the completion of his jail term. By Lalit K Jha
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China lodges 'stern' protest with US over Senate bill on Tibet
Beijing: China has lodged a "stern" diplomatic protest with the US over the Senate passing a bipartisan legislation that seeks to impose a visa ban on Chinese officials who deny American citizens, officials and journalists access to Tibet, even as Bejing asked Washington not to make it a law.
Pak court tells Govt to send Indian national Hamid Nihal Ansari home within one month
Islamabad/Peshawar, Dec 14 A top court in Pakistan has given one month deadline to the federal government to complete formalities to deport Indian prisoner Hamid Nihal Ansari, whose three-year jail term will end on Saturday.